Constitutional power questionable

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Each year since 2004, on Sept. 17, we commemorate the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 American statesmen. The legislation creating Constitution Day was fathered by Sen. Robert Byrd and requires federal agencies and federally funded schools, including universities, to have some kind of educational program on the […]

Anniversaries 7/9

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Wright Ned and Marida Wright will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church at 12th and Main streets, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters, Candy and Kathy Wright, both of Clovis. The couple married July 13, 1946, in Portales. They have […]

June 30, 2006 Public Record

The following marriages were compiled from court records from June 22 through Wednesday: • Dan Leslie Gamel, 60, to Laurel Ruth White, 46, both of Grady. • Jesus Antonio Vicuna, 39, to Veronica Rivera, 33, both of Portales. • Ray Arthur Heisch, 21, to Dana Marie Simon, 22, both of Clovis. • Mike L. McClellan, […]

Barfield III, “J.K.”

“J.K.” Barfield III, 66, of Texico died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his home following an illness. He was born March 18, 1940, to James Knox Barfield II and the former Thelma Donna Burleson in Stanton, Texas, where he attended grade school. He attended middle school in Clovis and graduated from Fort Sumner High School. […]

Like fire, gossip spreads and does harm

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I heard today that the town of Edgewood is fighting a grass fire and some townspeople have had to be evacuated. Grass fires can be a terrible thing because they destroy everything in their path. On the spiritual side, James, a book in the New Testament, notes that gossip […]

Pate, Ruth

Ruth Pate, 81, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 10, 2006, in Clovis. She was born March 2, 1925, in Post, Texas, to Robert and Nora Lee Kiker. She married L.B. Pate on Dec. 19, 1942, in Post. She was active in the hospital auxiliary in Post and Clovis. She was preceded in death by her […]

Cochran, Dorthy M.

Dorthy M. Cochran, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Fredrick, Okla., to Homer and Minnie T. Hawley Langston. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, going to garage sales and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her sons, James and […]

McCary, James

James McCary, 58, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1947, to Elma and Walter McCary in Wichita, Kan., where he grew up and attended school. He attended welding school and following graduation, began working in construction. He retired in 2002. Family members said he enjoyed camping, […]

6/9 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 1 through Wednesday: • Daniel Lynn Graham Jr., 24, to Felica Dawn Henderlite, 25, both of Clovis. • Kevin Ray Coble, 27, to Roberta Jane Sanchez, 26, both of Clovis. • Matthew John Graf, 24, to Stacey Marie Ontiveros, 27, both of Clovis. • […]

Westring, Neal

Neal J. Westring, 66, of Portales died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at his home. He was born April 15, 1940, in Kanosh, Utah, to Lenore and Harold D. Westring. He grew up in Lehi, Utah. He joined the Navy at 16. He married Jean Scherer on June 16, 1962, in San Diego. He met his […]

Cass, Alesia

Alesia Rachelle “Lisa” Cass, 45, of Albuquerque died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Albuquerque Care Center. She was born July 28, 1960, to Robert and Pearl James Cass in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1977. She attended Eastern New Mexico University for one year. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell, […]

5/19 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 11 through Wednesday: • David Clifton Rice, 32, of Canyon, Texas, to Angela Renee Trower, 31, of Clovis • David Edward Malcom, 36, to Mindy Gail Liles, 31, both of Broadview • Roger Alan Penny Jr., 22, to Lacy Ann Standifer, 32, both of […]

5/12 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 4 through Wednesday: • Cole Michael Montgomery, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colo., to Samantha Danielle Sandy, 20, of Logansport, Ind. • Max L. Scarborough, 64, to Marcianna Ryan, 59, both of Amarillo, Texas. • Ricky Neil Stewart, 56, of Clovis to Sandra Garza Rogers, […]

James Claiborne

James Claiborne Date of birth: April 20, 1919 War or conflict: World War II Dates of service: 1942 to 1946 Hometown: Coleman, Texas Theater and location of service: Stateside Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Sergeant Specialty: Link trainer instructor Lives in: Clovis In his words: After attending Randolf Army Air Base for training, Claiborne began […]

5/5 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 27 through Wednesday: • James Festa, 56, to Aquilina Villaraiz Asegurodo, 31, both of Clovis. • John Benitez Jr., 39, to Ana Iris Rivera, 26, both of Clovis. • Anthony Dwayne Morgan, 33, to Charmaine Debrika Dawson, 20, both of Clovis. • Edd Gene […]

Joiner, James

James Nelson Joiner, 78, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales following an illness. Born Nov. 10, 1927, in Peacock, Texas, he was the son of Otis R. and Martha Mae (Crawford) Joiner. He grew up in Portales, Taiban and Fort Sumner. He married Garnita Ford on March […]

Arrowood, James

Retired Chief Master Sgt. James William Arrowood, 71, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Sunday, April 16, 2006, in Cleveland. Born in Marble, N.C., he grew up in Murphy, N.C. He served honorably for 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, including serving in Vietnam and numerous duty stations around the world. He was stationed at Cannon […]

5/2 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of March: • On Call Constuction Type: General Contractor Owner: John Stokes Location: 1501 S. Avenue F, Portales. •Lone Star Carpet Care Type: Carpet Cleaning and Repair Owner: Rene Gonzales Location: 3109 La Luz Rd. • Korima Type: General Merchandise Owner: […]

Henry, James

James A. Henry, 92, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Edward and Jennie Pratt Wright, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1962. He was a member of […]

Merrill, Kathy

Kathy June Merrill, 53, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Born June 28, 1952, in Clovis to Hollie Bruce and Joyce James Merrill, she graduated in 1969 from West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis. She was preceded in […]