Mildred L. Marks

Mrs. Mildred L. Marks, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 13, 1923, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Ollie and Hiram Minick. She married Charles Briggs Marks on Feb. 14, 1944, in Treasure Island, Calif. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High […]

Reporter’s notebook: Wal-Mart publishes local’s recipe

Carolyn Deweese was surprised to learn recently he recipe for chili casserole is included in the fifth annual Wal-Mart employee cookbook. Wal-Mart included Deweese’s recipe along with more than 80 others — chosen from thousands of submissions by Wal-Mart associates. The goal, according to a Wal-Mart press release, was to produce a cookbook “reflecting the […]

Kennedy, Myrl

Myrl Kennedy Services: Have been held. Fred Myrl Kennedy, 91, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, August 6, 2005 at Good Samaritan Care Center. Kennedy was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Crosbyton, Texas to the home of Dandridge “Tack” Kennedy and the former Mary Jane “Mam” McDonald. He was raised in Dickins, and Wellmon, Texas and […]

Clark, Patricia

Patricia Clark Services: Have been held. Patricia Ann “Alexander” Clark, 60, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Laurel Ridge Care Center. She was born July 16, 1944, in Houston, to Dick and Maxine Alexander. She was reared and attended school at Roswell, graduating from Roswell High School. She attended Eastern New Mexico University […]

Domenici requests funds for Cannon military construction

CNJ staff WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, requested $15.2 million Monday to support military construction needs at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release. Domenici is requesting the funding be included in the fiscal year 2006 Military Construction Appropriations Bill that the committee will develop this spring and summer. The Senator is […]

What a time we had in 1949

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Clovis and Curry County had a great year in 1949. Here are some of the things that happened: • On April 25, 1949, a groundbreaking took place at 12th and Main for the new St. James Episcopal Church, built in the Spanish adobe style. It’s still the most attractive church […]

Astronaut proud of his heritage

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John Herrington was the first Native American to walk in space. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — John Herrington has been in space. On Monday, he completed another important trip, he said, answering questions from area students at Eastern New Mexico University’s Theatre Center. “It’s a great chance to come […]

Sandoval County vote totals flip

By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE – The Associated Press questioned a vote reversal in Sandoval County’s end-of-night results reported for the election on a constitutional amendment that would increase school funding. Statewide, the AP tally showed the amendment leading by fewer than 900 votes and the race was too close to call early Wednesday. Sandoval […]

JFK assassination relived in newspapers

By David Stevens About a year-and-a-half ago, Doreen Mondragon of Clovis said she found a stack of old newspapers in the trash behind her apartment. Last month, she brought those papers to this newspaper office in hopes someone might care to keep them. Arrangements have been made to pass them along to Curry County historian […]

Old newspapers recall good ol’ days

By David Stevens A Clovis woman brought several old newspapers into the Clovis News Journal office last week. She didn’t want to throw them away, and thought someone might enjoy the look back in time. Six of the papers were from Clovis High School in the 1959-60 school year. Here are a few of the […]