Mayor: Melrose police chief changed mind

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer After publicly announcing his intention to run for De Baca County sheriff, Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson was not among the four candidates who filed for the position Tuesday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Wednesday that Ferguson is still the village’s police chief. He said Ferguson approached him during […]

January 2008 Obituaries list

The following people with local connections died in the month of January, according to obituaries from the Clovis News Journal: Albright, Kenneth O., 76, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Aye, Ernest R., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Banister, Ralph G., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 10 Barreras, Eloisa Josephine, 71, of Clovis, Jan. 8 Barron, Rouel G., […]

She’s rooting for Patriots … to lose

Cathy Olona is looking forward to Feb. 3. “I am going to watch the Super Bowl,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I always do, and I will be cheering for the Patriots to take a fall. “The commercials are a big draw as well.” • • • Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I […]

Jan. 4, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 27 through Wednesday: Ian Andrew Kline, 20, of Prescott, Ariz., to Priscella Anna Beaman, 22, of Clovis Casey B. West, 30, to Olivia Lorraine Boan, 23, both of Clovis Zachary Lee Snook, 24, to Cristina E. Tataru, 26, both of Clovis Armando Newton, 28, […]

Portales gross receipts taxes grow

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ economy seems to be defying national trends along with localized concerns of a slow-down as gross receipts tax collection grew in 2007. With better than 73 percent of the city of Portales’ budget tied to GRT, the monthly collection reports are of special interest to city officials looking […]

November obituaries

The following people with area connections died in November, according to obituaries submitted to the newspaper: Allison, Ralph, 75, of Portales, Nov. 21, 2007 Anderson, D’Esta McGuire, 85, of Casper, Wyo. and formerly of Texico, Nov. 8, 2007 Baker, Mary Lee, 81, of Clovis, Nov. 10, 2007 Bocock, Clejo, 98, of Clovis, Nov. 15, 2007 […]

Public record 10/12/07

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 4 through Wednesday: • Thomas Jason Breeze, 33, to Vicki Diane Breeze, 30, both of Reydon, Okla. • Justin Michael Arney, 21, to Natalie Deann Bishop, 24, both of Amarillo • Daniel Lee Etlicher, 27, to Lisa Joy Romans, 28, both of Clovis • […]

In tribute — November obituaries

CNJ staff The following list of people died in November, according to obituaries submitted to the CNJ. • Aguilar, Stephen Van “Steve,” 46, Clovis, Nov. 1. • Anderberg, Lucille, 91, Riverside, Calif., and formerly of Elida, Nov. 10. • Aragon, Frances “Panchita,” 76, Clovis, Nov. 14. • Aschbacher, Melvina Jane, 94, Floyd, Nov. 19. • […]

General-Lee fun project

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Robert Montiel admires the engine of his newly restored General Lee Friday afternoon. “There’s nothing like getting in that car. You forget yourself, your problems and you just go,” he said. (CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He’s not a bootlegger, he’s not running from the law and he doesn’t […]

July 21, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 13 through Wednesday: • Beau Bradford Neese, 27, of Tucumcari to Kimberly Paige Figures, 23, of Dalhart, Texas. • Rafael Alfredo Ibarra Sanchez, 24, to Deanna Faye Ovalle, 19, both of Clovis. • Clois Dean Jeffries, 61, to Dianna Jean Jacobs, 61, both of […]

July 14, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 6 through Wednesday: • Quentin Cornelius Hedgepeth, 20, to Stephanie Yvette Cruz, 21, both of Clovis. • Robert J. Montanez, 19, to Franchesca Renee Griego, 19, both of Clovis. • Christopher Scott Garrison, 26, to Julie Ann Wells, 26, both of Clovis. • Joshua […]

Maxwell, Lee M.

Lee Martel Maxwell, 78, of Clovis died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at his home. He was born June 23, 1927, in Stanton, Ore., to Otis and Flora Maxwell. He married Wanda Price Nov. 23, 1990, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a self-employed truck driver and belonged to the Church of the Brethren. He was […]

Pruit, Carolyn

Carolyn Pruit, 60, of Portales, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1945, in Portales to Mattie and Carroll Boland, she grew up in Lovington where she attended school. She attended Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. She had worked for Levi Strauss and also […]

Hornberger, Lucy

Lucy T. Hornberger, 84, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, to Juan and Rita Garcia Sena in Santa Rosa. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She belonged to the Harvey House, where she worked as […]

Busy Floyd standout helps teams win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Is Floyd’s Brad Lee a southerner or a northerner? Over the weekend, he was both — and a winner every time. Lee was on the North squad at the six-man football North-South all-star game in Ruidoso on Friday night (see page 2B). The North won that clash as […]

Olguin, Elfida

Elfida Olguin, 50, of Clovis died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 14, 1956, in Mountainair. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Lueras and Carolina Lueras, and her mother-in-law, Ellen Olguin She is survived by her father-in-law, Raymon Olguin; a sister, Mary Penny of Melrose; […]

Denison, Vera Lee

Vera Lee Denison, 84, of Conestee, S.C., formerly of Clovis, Hassell and Encino, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Conestee. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Texas to Oscar and Evvie Turner Ranells. Her family moved to Hassell, where she married Carl Leslie Blackburn in Clovis. They moved to Subiaco, Ark., where he later […]

Robbs, Billye L.

Billye Lee Robbs, 79, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in St. Vrain to Floyd and Magarette Hopper Flynn. She graduated from Clovis High School. She married John Robbs on March 6, 1942, in Clovis. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. as […]

House alum thriving at UNM

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House alum Haily Lee is the Lobos’ top 400 meter hurdler. UNM coach Mark Henry said Lee “works her rump off for us.” (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer University of New Mexico sophomore and House High School alum Haily Lee said if she hits a hurdle in a race, she has a […]

King, Ryan

Ryan Lee King, 34, of Albuquerque, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 25, 1971, to Gerald Lee and Jauquetta Bryant King in Albuquerque. He was a guitar player who loved to play music, family members said. He worked as a musician in Grandma’s Music Store and booked […]