Risque celebration may not fly in Clovis

By Grant McGee: Local columnist So what are you doing to ring in the New Year? Going to a party? Watching TV? Sleeping? If we had a big celebration on Main Street to welcome 2007, would you go? I mean New York has its brilliant ball of glittering crystal dropping in Times Square, New Orleans […]

Victim’s sister feels justice served

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Homicide defendant Jimmy Bentley sat unflinching Thursday as the judge announced the guilty verdict. Behind the defense table, Bentley’s wife dropped her head in her hands, her shoulders wracked with sobs. Across the courtroom aisle, the sister of shooting victim Joseph Phillips gently rubbed her mother’s back, her face […]

Births 8/13

Sorenson Garrett Lee Sorenson was born June 20 to Josh and Erica Sorenson of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Gene Jones and Jody Sorenson Jones of Clovis and David and Linda Jackson, stationed at Aviano Air Force Base, Italy. Great-grandparents are Juanita Plumb of […]

Abdill Club Notes

The Greathouse clans held a 50th reunion at the Memorial Building in Portales July 9. There were three clans represented with 70 people attending. Following visitation and a potluck dinner, the business meeting was called to order by President Dan Greathouse. This year’s reunion was dedicated to Delores Greathouse, Robert Dunn, Renee Hull and George […]

Harrison, Bill H.

Bill H. Harrison, 76, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 15, 1929, to Jessie Cleve and Hettie Lucas Harrison in Wellington, Texas. He married Ellen Strycker on June 8, 1963, in Nobnoster, Mo. He was a retired master sergeant in the Air Force, former manager […]

Linda De La Rosa

Linda De La Rosa, 52, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1953, in Artesia. She graduated from Artesia High School. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. Family members said she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, sewing, crafts and making rosaries. She was […]

Stout, Jonnie L.

Mrs. Jonnie L. Dillehay Stout, 88, of Clarendon, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, in Clarendon. She was born March 12, 1917, in Jacksonville, Texas, to Thomas Henry and Emily Williams Dillehay. She married the Rev. John Henry Stout on Sept. 4, 1934, in Jacksonsville. They were residents of Carizzo prior of moving to Clarendon […]

Allen, Beverly A.

Beverly Ann Allen, 68, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at her home. She was born June 29, 1937, in Des Moines, to Milton and Evelyn Longwill Bennett. She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She and her husband owned and operated Smyth Auto Supply until their retirement in 1984. She was a member […]

Uttaro, Louis R.

Louis R. Uttaro, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at his residence. He was born Sept.15, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., to Frances and Salvatore Uttaro. He grew up in Rochester, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II in Europe in the 14th Armored Division. He […]

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 […]