Urioste, Joe

Joe Ubaldo Urioste, 68, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 30, 1935, at Lawton, Okla., to Anastacio and Rita Encinias Urioste. He was the second of 17 children and most of his family grew up in Sena after the family moved to New Mexico. […]

Drive will help dispatcher’s son

Reporter’s notebook At 4 years old, Jordan Perry, the son of Curry County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher Shannon Perry, has rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer. To recover, Jordan needs 43 weeks of chemotherapy at the University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque, Perry said this week. To help Jordan recover, friends have organized a “Jordan’s […]

Marino, Tommy

Tommy Marino Services: Have been held. Tommie Marino, 72, of Clovis, died Oct. 31, 2003, at her home in Clovis. She was born March 7, 1931, in Gill, Colo., to Jose and Della Lopez Gallegos. She was a lifetime resident of Clovis. She married Joe D. Marino on Oct. 7, 1951, in Clovis. She worked […]

Ho-ho-holiday shopping takes off

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Virginia Garcia, center, compares two Bratz dolls with her son Thomas, 14, while she shops for her grandchildren Friday morning at K B toys in the North Plains Mall. Vickie Winters, left, also shops for Bratz dolls. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Large business or small, locally-owned or chain-managed, newly-opened or a […]

Buy, bye bucks

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Cathy Gowing arranges newly arrived Poinsettias on Wednesday at United Supermarkets in Muleshoe. A general merchandise manager, Gowing said the store receives shipments of the traditional holiday plant about once a week. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Personnel at several of Clovis stores said they are ready for the expected post-Thanksgiving […]

He’s the center of attention one last time

David Stevens “Corina Corina where you been so long “Corina Corina where you been so long “I ain’t had no lovin’ since you’ve been gone.” Joe Urioste loved to strum his guitar and sing that song. “He’d sit out on the porch and sing it,” said Judy Barela, one of his three daughters. “He’d get […]

Smith, Barney Joe

BARNEY SMITH Services: Have been held. Barney Joe Smith, 73, of Bowie, Texas, a yard supervisor in the oil field, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Bowie Memorial Hospital in Bowie. He was born on March 1, 1930, in Floyd. He married Janice Ann Summers on May 25, 1985, in Bowie. He was of the […]

Adams, Dorothy

Dorothy Mabrel Adams, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Bridges Retirement Manor in Clovis. She was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Joplin, Mo., to Earl and Mabel Fitz Jerrell Williams. She married William “Bill” Adams on Feb. 15, 1941, in Chickasha, Okla. They came to Clovis in November of 1986. She was […]

Casillas, Joseph “Joe Bob”

JOSEPH CASILLAS Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton in Clovis.Joseph “Joe Bob” P. Casillas, 49, of Chandler, Ariz., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, in Chandler. He was born on Sept. 1, 1954, in Clovis, to John and Geneva Sparks Casillas. He worked for the Safeway Milk Plant for 22 years. Family members […]

Perish the thought of prayer in schools

Ned Cantwell Wanda and Joe are in a stew as they brood over morning coffee in their modest Las Cruces home. Worry lines crease their faces. “So, what do you think? Shall we let him go to school this morning,” Wanda wonders? “Him” is son Bobby, a sophomore at Las Cruces High. “I’m at wit’s […]