Stroud, Lawanna

Lawanna Stroud Services:Have been held. Lawanna Stroud, 63, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, in Muleshoe. She was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Muleshoe. She was a lifelong resident of Muleshoe. She married Ray Stroud in Muleshoe on March 31, 1979, and worked as a homemaker. She was a member of the Richland Hills Baptist Church. […]

Sturgess, Patricia

Patricia Carol “Trisha” Sturgess, 45, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Laural Ridge Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1959, to Ronnie Carol and Rosa Lee Wood Dunham at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She was a waitress in Kissimee, Fla., and a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and […]

Hammond Jr., Lee

Lee Ross Hammond Jr., 85, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on June 10, 1919, in Clovis, to Lee and Grace Hammond. He was raised on the Lee Hammond ranch in Curry County. He attended school at Field and graduated from Clovis High School. He […]

Wilmoth, Iva Lee

Iva Lee Wilmoth Services: Have been held. Mrs. Iva Lee Brown Wilmoth, 88, of Des Moines, Wash., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, in Des Moines. She was born June 1, 1916, in Royal, Okla., to Mary Ethel Anderson and Troy Lee Brown. The family moved to Texas by covered wagon in the mid 1920s. They […]

Lee, Anna Fay

Anna Fay Lee Services: Have been held. Mrs. Anna Fay Lee, 88, of Elida, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Oct. 4, 1916, in Tahoka, Texas, to Fay and Clayton Standefer. She was the oldest of eight children born to the Standefer family. She grew […]

Black, Sonny L.

Sonny Lee Black Services:Have been held. Mr. Sonny Lee Black, 34, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 5, 1970, in Stutgart, Germany, to Liddie and Tom Bill Black. He grew up in Deming and in 1989 he graduated from Deming High School. Following graduation […]

Bigler, Lenard

Lenard Bigler Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. Lenard Lee “Buck” Bigler, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Dec. 13, 1932, in Bell County, Texas, to Ollie and Ed Bigler. He grew up in Anton, Texas. In […]

Matlock, James A.

James Albert Matlock Services: Have been held. James Albert Matlock, 93, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Laurel Plains in Clovis. He was born on May 31, 1911, in Devol, Okla., to James “J.H.” and Edith Matlock. He graduated from Ranchvale High School in 1929 and began farming in 1932. His father-in-law, C.E. […]

Melrose gets offensive in EPAC win

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Logan’s Renee Sanders (left) and Melrose’s Schuyler Cochran battle for a rebound.(CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — A 15-1 run to start the second half led the Melrose Lady Buffaloes to a 64-43 win over Logan in the first round of the 29th annual EPAC girls tournament Tuesday […]

Prep notes: Fort Sumner survives game of 1A powers

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The top-ranked Fort Sumner Vixens rattled off eight unanswered points in the final three minutes to beat Cimarron 40-37 this weekend in a battle of unbeaten Class 1A teams. Tobea Patterson had a season-high 15 points to lead the Vixens. “Things did not go right and still we beat […]

Farmers say a problem is tumbling on the land

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Sharon Russell and her mother don’t come out to the family house northwest of Floyd much anymore. But they still love the small group of farmers that live near the Melrose Bombing Range. “This is a good community,” Russell said. “We stick together.” Today, those community members are […]

Fryar, Cora Lee

Cora Lee Fryar Services:Have been held. Cora Lee Fryar, 62, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 19, 1942, in San Angelo, Texas. She married Tommy Fryar on Nov. 12, 1960. She was a life-long member of the Church of the Nazarene in San Angelo, […]

Vaughn, Lee

Lee Vaughn Services: Have been held. Mr. Lee Vaughn, 81, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Oct. 17, 1923, in Pontotoc, Okla., to Addie Florence and John Robert Vaughn. He left Oklahoma when he was 17. He worked in Arizona, California and Texas before […]

Williams, Rosie

Rosie Williams Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rosie Lee Williams, 92, of Texico, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 18, 1912, in Henderson, Texas to B. and Delia Berkley. She liked to cook and enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family […]

Ward, Bill

Bill Ward Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned […]

Lee, Rudy

Rudy Lee Services: Have been held. Rudy Keith Lee, 54 of Alto, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, outside Ruidoso. He was born on March 8, 1950, in Clovis, to Cleovis and Norma Lockmiller Lee. He worked in construction all over New Mexico before moving to Juneau, Alaska, where he lived for 22 years. He was […]

9/17/04 Public Record

Compiled from court records from Sept. 9 through Sept. 15 Marriage Licenses Tommy Jack James, 44, of Lubbock, and Sherry Re Beka Airhart, 40, of Ropesville, Texas. Michael P. Vesco, 39, and Bernadette Yvonne Cardenas, 38, both of Clovis. Joe Ruben Romero, 34, and Nancy Rose Duran, 26, both of Clovis. James Willis Johnson Jr., […]

Literary lovers on the decline

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Recent Clovis High grad Virginia Lee enjoys reading all types of literature, from Shakespeare to Steinbeck. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn Unlike most young women her age, 18-year-old Virginia Lee loves reading the literary works of some of the world’s most renown authors. The Clovis High School graduate began reading Leo Tolstoy’s […]

Lee, Roberta

Roberta Lee Services: Have been held. Mrs. Roberta M. Lee, 84, a homemaker from McAlister, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at Laurel Hills Health Care in Tucumcari. She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in McAlister. Mrs. Lee lived her entire life in McAlister up until her death. She is survived by two daughters, Terri Wells […]

Firefighters long hours taxing on family life

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Family time is typical in most households — especially on Father’s Day. Each night families in eastern New Mexico gather around the dinner table to chat, play games or even watch television. However, for firefighters and their families spending time together can be more difficult. After working 24-hour shifts at […]