Brannon Sr., Quincey

Quincey Brannon Sr., 66, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas, to Charles and Maxine Brannon. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Shirley Ann Ingram on June 9, 1958, in Portales. He worked for Sam Sanders Gravel Pit before moving to Amarillo […]

Sanders, Mickey

Mickey Lee Sanders, 67, of Portales, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1938, in Putnam, Texas, to Byron and Velda Lee, she married Dallan Sanders in 1957. They moved to Portales, where she worked at the Portales National Bank. Their daughter, Penny, was born in 1960. In 1962, the family […]

3/19 In tribute

The following people with area connections died in February, based on obituaries submitted to the CNJ: • Alexander, Brandon Palady, 19, Ovilla, Texas, Feb. 14 • Baros, Manuel “Mandy,” 62, Clovis, Feb. 3 • Brown, Jeffrey J., 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., Feb. 3 • Brownlee, Billy Dene, 73, Portales, Feb. 4 • Burch, Darrel Wayne, […]

3/10 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 1 through Wednesday: • Thomas Joseph Bonin,25, to Stephanie Christine Kennedy, 22, both of Clovis. • David Van Sikes, 26, to Leslie Lynn Reid, 29, both of Clovis. • Johnny Lee Martinez, 31, to Rebecca O’Balle Hernandez, 36, both of Clovis. • Benjamin Warren […]

Viva H. Coffman

Viva H. Coffman, 88, of Clovis died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Cameron (Wheatland) to Lee and Georgia Williamson Hutchison. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur Coffman; three sisters, Katy Reed, Mattie Bryant and Nancy Sells; and a brother, Roy […]

Main break leaves Portales waterless for nearly 24 hours

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Portales water department crews worked through standing water and freezing temperatures Saturday morning to repair a 24-inch water main that burst shortly after midnight. Water was unavailable in the city all day. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales residents went without showers and flushes for nearly 24 hours on […]

2/17 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 9, 2006 through Wednesday: • Joe Franklin Sena, 32, to Regina Marie Chavez, 32, both of Clovis • Edilberto Gonzalez, 22, to Kayleigh Elizabeth King, 19, both of Clovis • Valentine Chavez IV, 22, to Brandie Angel Cordova, 21, both of Clovis • Luke […]

Zelfa Goad Younger

Zelfa Goad Younger, 99, of Melrose, and formerly of Texico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Pecan Gap, Texas, to Emily Saloma and Charles Lee Goad. She grew up in the Fairview community near Claude, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in teacher […]

Ball, Bethel “Betty”

Bethel Wanda “Betty” Ball, 83, of Portales died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born March 11, 1922, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Theodore E. and Aggie Inez Ruckman Drummond. She married Benjamin Franklin Ball on May 25, 1957, in Lovington. She was a homemaker and a member […]

Federal programs roadblock to recovery

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist What lessons should we have learned from last summer’s deadly and destructive hurricanes? The primary lesson is that we shouldn’t have much faith in a federal bureaucracy like the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They amply demonstrated their incompetence, but what’s our response? We’ll give them more money and more authority. […]

Portales officials pursuing housing development

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales city officials are in talks with Artistic Homes developers out of Albuquerque about building a housing development in Portales that would have between 70 and 100 homes. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega said the proposed project would have homes ranging from $80,000 to $120,000. City councilors by general consensus instructed […]

1/20 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 11 through Wednesday: • Vincent Antonio, 23, to Lee Stella Hutchins, 25, both of Clovis • Jeremy Roger Shonkwiler, 28, to Jennifer Lynn Vigil, 24, both of Clovis • Victor Pules Rojas , 23, to Selena Marie Saiz, 26, both of Clovis • Jesus […]

1/13 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 5-11: • Timothy Olijnyk, 39, to Jamie Louise Carlson, 31, both of Slaton, Texas • Adrian Flores, 19, of Friona to Maritssa Salazar, 20, of Bovina • Daniel Leon Montano, 26, to Beverly Anne Franks, 29, both of Clovis • Alberto Julian Perez, 57, […]

1/8 Birth, Artist of the month, Reunion

Ogilvie Ted and DeAnn Ogilvie of Corinth, Texas, are the parents of Grant Lee, a 7- pound, 3-ounce boy, born Dec. 20 at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, Texas. He has one sister, Arden.       Grandparents are James and Sherry Curtis of Farwell and Charlotte Ogilvie of Clovis. Great-grandmother is LaNell Stancell of Muleshoe. Reunion roundup The U.S.S. […]

1/6 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4: • Aaron Joe Sellers, 36, of Clovis to Dena Lorin Gisomo, 35, of Lubbock • Terry William Batchelor, 44, to Tammy Dawn Batchelor, 40, both of Clovis • Tony Lee Hutchins, 25, to Dalyna Kay Wood, 19, both of Clovis […]

Representative selected for Accion New Mexico

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Accion New Mexico will soon have a new representative in southeast New Mexico whose mission is to help entrepreneurs and small-business owners who want to expand in the Portales and Clovis area. Pamela Nance was selected as the regional outreach coordinator for the Accion New Mexico, a non-profit organization that […]

James Woodrow Lee, Louis Kendrick

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James Woodrow Lee Date of birth: Sept. 30, 1916 Dates of service: January 1943 to June 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and […]

Honor Roll: Zia Elementary School

CNJ Staff Zia Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Halle Brown, Zachary Burrell, Leslie Chambers, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Antonio Hicks, Luke Hisel, Emery Herbert, Cheyenne Kent, Bailey Kinley, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Rylie Lee, Derek Nunez, Coleton Parks, Alleigh Perry, Levi Reid, Christopher Romero, Justin Rucker, […]

Dever, Alvin

Alvin Dever Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Portales Cemetery Mr. Alvin (Al) Dever, 76, of the Elida community died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Snyder, Texas, to Una Lee and Marvin E. Dever. He attended school at the Union School near Snyder before the family moved to […]

Feeding cattle hay by air risky adventure

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The following story was told to Don McAlavy by Mark Hall, a commercial pilot who grew up in Clovis. “In the winter of 1958-59, my dad, L. S. (Bud) Hall,” said Mark Hall “was a partner with Lee Ross and George Hammond in the first aircraft dealership at the new Clovis […]