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. […]