First person: Setting the bar

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Courtesy photo Jimmie Reyna, a Clovis native, was recently nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jimmie Reyna is hoping to go from the flat terrains of Clovis to one of the nation’s highest courts. Reyna, 57, has been nominated by Barack Obama to the United States Court of Appeals […]

Peanut retail costs going up

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Wilba Duggan of Las Cruces shops at Sunland Inc.’s retail store Thursday. She and her husband, Dan, said they always stop when they come through Portales and buy peanuts for relatives in Oklahoma. Higher-than-normal wholesale peanut prices this year are expected to drive up retail costs. By Argen Duncan: Freedom […]

Five honored by ENMU Alumni Association

By Argen Duncan Two Portales residents, two teachers and a state senator stand to receive awards from the Eastern New Mexico Alumni Association at the ENMU Foundation 34th Annual Breakfast during homecoming Saturday. Sunland Inc. CEO Jimmie Shearer and late communicative disorders instructor Shirley Gail Ferguson will be given Distinguished Service Awards. Outstanding Alumni Awards […]

June 8, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Lessons From a Lifetime of Watercolor Painting by Donald Voorhees was given by Jimmie and Dorothy Randals in memory of Glen Ray Thompson. An experienced artist presents more than 25 demonstrations of a variety of techniques, practice exercises, helpful tips, and more than 300 illustrations […]

Looney, J.W. (Jimmie)

J.W. (Jimmie) Looney, 72, of Portales died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Mobeetie, Texas, to Ira Lee and C. E. Looney. He worked on ranches and competed as a bronc rider in rodeos before coming to Portales about 1950. At 17, he […]

Purselley, Mae

Mae Purselley, 101, of Farwell died Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 8, 1904, in Hatfield, Ark., to Wilson and Nora Davis. She married C.B. Purselley on March 12, 1922, in Texico. She moved to New Mexico in 1909 with her parents, three sisters, and two brothers. They homesteaded […]

Beasley, Elsie

Mrs. Elsie Beasley, 69, of Clovis, died Oct. 22, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Cimmaron to W.O. and Jimmie Price. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and AMVETS in Clovis. Family members say she will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and all the many people […]

Thornton, Jimmie Haril

Jimmie Haril Thornton Services: Have been held Jimmie Haril Thornton, 72, of Kirtland, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at San Juan Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 20, 1931, in Liberty, Texas, to Paul Franklin and Eva Lena Thornton. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2182, the DAV, the Star in […]

Martin, Wilma

Wilma Martin Services: Have been held. Wilma Loraine Martin, 71, of Yukon, Okla., died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, in Oklahoma City. She was born on Jan. 3, 1933, to Frank A. and Lois R. Foster. She was raised and attended school in Clovis, where she met and married Jimmie Dale Martin. Family members said she […]

Jimmie Ellison

JIMMIE ELLISON Services: Have been held. Mr. Jimmie J. Ellison, 82, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales, He was born on Nov. 2, 1920, in Erath County, Texas, to Myrtle and Albert E. Ellison. His family moved to Portales in 1934. He graduated from Portales High School […]