Felts Anniversary

Joe Felts and Pat Richardson Felts of Morton, Texas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 5. The couple married Aug. 5, 1956, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is self-employed and she is a homemaker.

Candidate profile: Joe Carraro

State Sen. Joe Carraro, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate State Sen. Joe Carraro of Albuquerque is campaigning for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate against Allen Wilson McCulloch and David Pfeffer. The position is currently held by Democrat Jeff Bingaman, who is seeking re-election. Carraro was elected a state senator in 1985. He has attended […]

Howard, Joe

Joe Howard, 75, of Portales, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born June 22, 1930, to Charles and Daisy Paul Howard in Highway, he married Ora Lee Howard on Feb. 10, 1951, in Safford, Ariz. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, of Portales, three sons, […]

Trujillo Jr., Tommy

Tommy Lee Trujillo Jr., 69, of Clovis died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at his home. Born June 11, 1936, to Tom and Paula Sandoval Trujillo in Clovis, he married Helen Garcia on Nov. 10, 1954, in Clovis. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the New Mexico National Guard […]

Gonzales, Mary C.

Mary C. Gonzales, 69, of Clovis, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born on May 22, 1936, in Vaughn, she married Alfonso Gonzales on Nov. 13, 1963. She enjoyed her grandchildren, playing bingo and cards, putting together puzzles and crocheting, family members said. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Reyes, Sally

Sally Reyes, 56, of Clovis, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1949, to Bennino and Delavina Sena Garcia in Clovis. She was a homemaker, and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Senior Citizen Center. Family members said she was a loving caretaker all her […]

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 […]

Jaques, Rita

Rita Sena Jaques, 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Pintada to Timoteo and Rita Sena. Family members said she loved playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Jaques; and a brother, Ermicio Sena. She is […]

Police chief stable after mild heart attack

CNJ staff The chief of the Clovis Police Department had a mild heart attack Thursday, according to City Manager Joe Thomas. Chief Bill Carey is in stable condition and will receive more extensive tests in the coming days, Thomas said. Carey remained in a Lubbock hospital as of Thursday night, Thomas said. Carey was promoted […]

Dever, Ethel

Ethel Dever, 93, of Portales died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales She was born May 5, 1912, in Coweta, Okla., Jessie Lee and John A. Dever. She married to W.O. Dever on March 11, 1929, in Snyder, Texas. They farmed in the Snyder area until February 1948, when they […]

Jones, Joe L.

Joe L. Jones, 70, of Clovis died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Johnson City, Texas. Born Nov. 18, 1936, in Curry County to Joe Chester and Addie Bea Jones, he grew up in Center and attended Center School. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1954, and was FFA chapter president. He attended Eastern New […]

First phone line north of Clovis led to love at first ring

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Editor’s note: The following column is a story told to Don McAlavy by former Clovis resident Marguerite Sellers about her father Sellers. “My father and grandfather,” said Marguerite Sellers, “sold their property in Oklahoma and Texas and gone to California to establish themselves. But on the way via train they […]

Young-Clifton, Maxine

Maxine Young-Clifton, 78, of Portales, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at her home. Born June 6, 1927, in Manter, Kan., to Iva and John Owens, she grew up in Portales where she attended school. She worked as a waitress for several years and later as a housekeeper for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and […]

Baker, Joe

Joe Baker, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Dec. 6, 1955, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Anita and William Calvin Baker. He was born into an Army family. They were stationed in Alaska and Germany as well as several locations in the continental U.S. His teen years […]

Gutierrez, Cruz A.

Cruz Andres Gutierrez, 30, of Albuquerque, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Clovis. He was born Oct. 26, 1975, to Joe Gutierrez and Gloria “Jean” Chavez in Clovis. He was a data base administrator for the Albuquerque Public Schools and a student at T.V.I. Family members said he enjoyed fishing, camping, computers and music. He […]

Whitaker, Kayla V.

Kayla V. Whitaker, 51, of Clovis died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 24, 1953, to Joe H. and Sonya Green Whitehurst at Cannon Air Force Base. She was a licensed vocational nurse and a member of the West 21st Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in […]

Lavender, Mary

Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, Joe H. Richards of Clovis; and three grandchildren, J.B., Jessica and Victoria. […]

Leal, Christopher

Christopher Leal, 36, of Abilene, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He was born Jan. 21, 1969, in Friona to Benita (Lopez) and Joe Leal. He attended Portales public schools since the third grade and graduated from Portales High School in 1986. He moved to Abilene in 1999 […]

Clovis man sentenced for sex with 13-year-old

CNJ STAFF A 29-year-old Clovis man Friday to six years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The victim told police about the two and a-half month relationship in 2005, and said she met Joe Garcia in 2005 at a […]

Mary “LaLa” Romero

Mary “LaLa” Romero, 74, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at her home. She was born May 11, 1931, in Clovis to Frank and Dolores Zamora Sanchez. She married Joe “Maro” Romero on Aug. 22, 1949, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Family members said she […]