A Beautiful Morning at Robert Lee, Texas

By Curtis K. Shelburne It’s been a beautiful morning in Robert Lee, Texas. My brothers and I have been back here together at the old home place for a few precious days. I’ve been imitating my great-grandfather and grandfather by spending some time this morning just sitting in a lawn chair by the side of […]

Lee Roach, Lee Scott

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. Lee Roach Date of birth: Nov. 27, 1918 Dates of service: April 3, 1941, to March 29, 1946 Hometown: St. Vrain Lives in: Clovis […]

Sisters add creativity, bring life to crafts

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Janice Lee looks over some of the string-hair doll crafts she’ll have on display today and tomorrow at the 32nd annual Peanut Valley Festival. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Janice Lee believes a little paint can bring her hand-crafted wooden characters to life. “I love to paint people and Santas. They […]

Portales getting primed for district tournament

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Lady Rams are not taking anything for granted. With two matches to go, and a spot locked up in the District 4-3A championship game, Portales is trying some new strategies in practice. “I don’t like them to be in a comfort zone,” Coach Ruth Chavez said. “I want […]

Floyd posts win over Eagles

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Cloudcroft’s Brent Wells drags down Fort Sumner running back Richard Canales during Friday’s clash in Fort Sumner. The Bears rallied with the game’s final 21 points to post a 21-18 victory over the host Foxes. (CNJ correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When Clovis Christian was able to get something going Friday […]

Prep volleyball notes

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Texico coach Mike Littlejohn said sophomore Bryn Mayfield is a clutch server. “She’s saved our bacon lots of times with her serves,” Littlejohn said. Her serving line from last weekend’s Mountain Top Tournament at Cloudcroft backs that up. She was 74 of 75 on serves with 28 aces. “She […]

PREP VOLLEYBALL NOTES: Texico, Estancia building rivalry

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer CLASS 2A HEAVYWEIGHTS Texico and Estancia could be starting quite a rivalry. After splitting the first four games, Estancia took the deciding game 15-9 Sept. 6 in Estancia. The loss was Texico’s first of the season. Texico coach Mike Littlejohn said his team learned a lot from the match. […]

Hybrid vehicles on rise

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A small emblem on the back of Michael Lee’s silver SUV declares it different. It is a hybrid car, powered by gas and electricity. Lee, 54, a railroad engineer, wishes it were bigger. “More people might ask me about the car,” Lee said, breaking slowly for a red light […]

7/22 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 13 through Wednesday: • Eric Lee Connally, 30, to Gloria Jean Connally, 28, both of Clovis • Terry Lynn Barker, 50, to Renee Fuston, 45, both of Matador, Texas • Jacob John Fenn, 24, to Chelli Dawn Brown, 23, both of Clovis • Joshua […]

Weeden, LeRoy

LeRoy Weeden, 82, of Clovis, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at V.A. Medical Center in Amarillo. He was born on Dec. 29, 1922, in Tunika, Miss., to Joseph and Etha Lee Weeden. He served in the U.S. Army during Word War II. He married Estrella Maria Manluluyo on Sept. 19, 1979, in Clovis. He worked […]

French, Pauline

Pauline French Services: Have been held. Pauline Harding French, 80, of Amarillo, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Palo Duro Care Center in Canyon, Texas. She was born on July 15, 1924, in Oklahoma, to Buhl Lee and Inez Harding. She was raised and attended schools in the Causey community. Survivors include a daughter, Jackqualene […]

Gregory, Lewis

Lewis Gregory Services:Have been held. Mr. Lewis Gregory, 81, of Portales, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1923, in Floyd, to Dessie and Walter Gregory. The family moved to Roswell when he was 2 years old and to Floyd in 1935. He married Bertha Fowler on June […]

Cole, Irene

Irene Cole Services: Have been held. Irene L. Cole, 78, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 9, 1926, in Cuervo to Lloyd and Sarah Williams Capps. She was valedictorian of House High School and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with honors. She majored in education. […]

Loflin, Lee

Lee Loflin Services: Have been held. Lee Loflin, 82, of Lubbock, died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Lamesa, Texas. He was born on May 24, 1922, in Portales, to John and Vada Loflin. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Yellow Freight Systems for many years before retiring in […]

Floyd jamboree set for 55th year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Musicians of all ages from eastern New Mexico will be getting out fiddles, guitars and other instruments for this week’s 55th Annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree The four-day event runs Thursday through Sunday at the Floyd schools gymnasium. Noel Rippee, program director, said he’s been involved in one way […]

Horton, Wendell

Services: Have been held. Wendell D. Horton Sr., 63, of Navajo Dam, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Navajo Dam. He was born on May 10, 1941, in Clovis, to Willard K. Horton and Estelle Paddock. He married Sylvia Ellen Beasley on March 3, 1962, in Farmington. He worked in road construction until 1969, when […]

Cones, Clarence

Services: have been held. Clarence Cones, 70, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1934, in Cuervo, to Johnny H. and Edna Harrison Cones. He was raised in Cuervo, Santa Rosa, and made his home in Fort Sumner in 1945. He […]

Goodwin, Carl

Carl Goodwin Services: Have been held. Carl Clayton Goodwin, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 21, 1922, in Firebrick, Ky., to Walter and Verda Harden Goodwin. He married Mary Hollifield on Aug. 21, 1948, in Maysville, Ky. He was a diesel […]

Cass, Mary Lee

Mary Lee Cass Services: have been held. Mary Lee Cass, 85, of Friona, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Prairie Acres in Friona. She was born on May 14, 1919, in Wellington, Texas. She married Kenyth Cass on May 11, 1935, at the First Methodist Church in Wellington. They farmed in Dodson, Texas, and Littlefield, […]

Prep notes 3-1

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis juniors Matt Ulibarri and Daniel Casarez were named to the all-tournament team from this past weekend’s Clovis Invitational. Ulibarri went 4-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs on Friday against Santa Fe, while Casarez drove in four runs on two hits Thursday versus Fabens. Also on the team […]