Shiplet, Creao

Creao Shiplet Services: Have been held. Creao Shiplet, 83, of Logan, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan. She was born on Dec. 28, 1921, in Henryetta, Okla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Logan. She and her husband owned and operated the LP gas company […]

Smith, Jack

Jack Smith Services: Have been held. Jack Lewis Smith, 65, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 26, 1939, in San Jon, to Paul Harvey and Ruthie Riley Smith. He was a cowboy who worked at the racetracks in Albuquerque and Aurora, Colo. He was preceded in […]

Slaughter, Jack

Jack Slaughter Services: Have been held. Jack Wade Slaughter, 74, of Clovis, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 26, 1930, in Clovis, the Rev. M.E. and Cordia Nancy Davidson Slaughter. He married Jean Jaquess on May 27, 1947, in Clovis. He was a member of VFW Post 3015 […]

Beeckler, Ruby

Ruby Beeckler Services: Have been held. Ruby Beeckler, 95, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 18, 1909, in Elida, to Billy Latth and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Moffitt. She was a salesperson at Casual Corner in Atlanta and a member of the Church […]

Carpenter, Marcia

Marcia Carpenter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marcia Janice Carpenter, 60, of The Colony, Texas, a juvenile detention officer and homemaker, died Friday, April 1, 2005, in Plano, Texas. She was born on April 22, 1944, in Clovis, to Clifford and Julia Leake. She attended high school in Bovina, and at the age of 17, […]

Polk , Gladys

Services: Have been held. Gladys Stella Northcutt Polk, 97, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at her home. She was born May 20, 1907, in Hermleigh, Texas, to John Henry and Lola Wesley Northcutt. She came to this area in a covered wagon and her family homesteaded in the Bellview area. She was a […]

McCuiston, Earl

Earl McCuiston Services:Have been held. Earl Porter McCuiston, 79, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 10, 1925, in Paris, Tenn., to Aubery Porter and Mary Elizabeth Allen McCuiston. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a seaman first class. He married Pearline […]

Prediction: Cockfighting bites the dust

By Ned Cantwell: CNJ columnist Sure, I’m irritated. Wouldn’t you be? This is the year cockfighting is going to get clawed to death in the New Mexico Legislature. You just know it has to happen. All this folderol about two birds celebrating a blood bath of cultural heritage is about to be exposed for the […]

Racially targeted champ deserves pardon

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Jack Johnson was a black man who often spent his days beating up white men and his nights making love to white women. This, in the first years of the last century. So you can understand why he was a polarizing figure, why newspapers inveighed against him and the government conspired […]

Isham, Shirley

Shirley Isham No services scheduled. Shirley Isham, 74, of Clovis died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at her home in Clovis. She was born on April 7, 1930, in Waynoka, Okla., to Clifford and Edith Whiteman Durkee. She came to Clovis in 1946. She married Jack Isham on Aug. 29, 1949, in Fort Sumner, and she […]

Morgan, Jack M.

Jack M. Morgan Services: Have been held. Jack M. Morgan, 80, of Farmington, a former New Mexico state senator, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in Farmington. He was born on Jan. 15, 1924, in Portales, to George Albert and Mary Rosana Baker Morgan. He was a World War II veteran, serving as an officer on […]

Sturman, Jack

Jack Sturman Services: Have been held. Jack Sturman, 82, of Tulia, Texas, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 21, 1922, in Elida, to John Floyd and Ruby Bell Sturman. He was preceded in death by his wife. He married Wanda Haislip on Dec. 24, 1950, in Portales. They […]

Upcoming entertainment events

All times Mountain Alto The Grass Roots — 8 p.m. Saturday, Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Airport Highway 220. Information: 505-683-0016. Independence Jazz Reunion (New Orleans, Dixieland, Ragtime) — 8 p.m. June 26. $25 and $28. Information: 505- 867-6500. Albuquerque Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque — Friday through June 19, The National Institute of […]

King, Jack E.

Jack King Services: Have been held. Mr. Jack E. King, 81, of Portales, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on April 20, 1923, in Clovis, to Gracie Dell and Luther Eber King. His family moved from their home north of Clovis to Cedarvale by covered wagon in […]

Brothers died in WWII

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Jack Love and Seaman 1st Class Dan Love died on the opposite sides of the world during World War II, but their deaths enabled their widowed mother to petition for the discharge of a third brother, Clyde Love, who returned home to Clovis […]

Sci-fi legend lectures locally

By Tony Parra PORTALES — Space, the final frontier: An everyday cliche for Star Trek fans, a creative compartment in the mind of Jack Williamson. Space exploration will be in the minds of those participating in the Jack Williamson Lectureship luncheon, titled “Space Opera — Then and Now,” which takes place today in the ballroom […]

Sacket, D. Jack

D. Jack Sacket, 74, of Temple, Texas, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Weston Inn Health Center in Temple, Texas. He was born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Waynoka, Okla., to Henry C. and Edna M. Barnett Sacket. His family settled in Clovis. He played football for Clovis High School and graduated in 1947. He […]

Growing up in Clovis defined city man

Don McAlavy Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series of stories told by Jack Winton and Engle Southard (Clovis High School class of 1951). The interviews were conducted a couple of months ago. “One of the jobs I had was at Piggly Wiggly while going to school,” said Engle Southard. “That’s where […]

Virtue, dedication helped city man climb

Don McAlavy This is the first of a series of stories told by Jack Winton and Engle Southard (Clovis High School class of 1951). The interviews were conducted a couple of months ago. Both of their parents were hard-working people and both of the boys learned the work ethic: “We were really good kids growing […]

The ‘good old days’ weren’t all that good

Bob Huber: Local Columnist I have an old friend. When I say “old,” I mean REALLY OLD, like 95. But to keep from embarrassing him — he’s so sensitive — I won’t mention his name. I’ll just call him Jack. Jack has a checkered past in the nine-plus decades he’s been around. He was a […]