Snowy Canada pleasant break from dry winter

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The sun was setting behind the mountains in Vancouver, B.C., bringing with it the cold Canadian coastal night. Our skis were beginning to ice up, and we were still several miles from the lodge with its warm and welcoming fire, its hot tubs, its steaming, inviting drinks. We’d never been […]

Martin, Eugene

Eugene Harold Martin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. Born April 26, 1921, in Afton, Texas, to Minnie Lou and D.X. Martin, he grew up in the Dora area, where he attended school. He married Irene Cox on July 3, 1946, in San Francisco. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, […]

3/26 Organizations

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met March 10 at the club building. Hostesses Marie Wells and Viola McGregor made a sausage and a dish. Everyone else brought an accompanying dish. Thirteen members attended the meeting. Judy Griego and Nadine Fixter spoke about Senior Companions and Foster Grandparents. New members are welcome. For information, […]

Education digest — Feb. 23

CCC narrows president search Five finalists in the search for a new Clovis Community College president have been recommended to the CCC Board of Trustees, according to Jay Gurley, chairman of the CCC Presidential Search Committee. Gurley said the finalists who were recommended by the committee hail from various regions of the country. He said […]

Leslie Eldon McCain

Leslie Eldon McCain, 80, of Bovina died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his residence near Bovina. He was born June 2, 1925, near Finney, Texas, to William Claude and Leona Grace (Lesly) McCain. He married Rose Lee Sanders in Levelland, Texas, in Dec. 30, 1951. He was a farmer and raised cattle. He was one […]

1/8 Local Roundup

Candidacy deadline 5 p.m. Tuesday Parties interested in running for office in the March 7 Clovis municipal election must declare their candidacy in the city clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to City Clerk Leighann Melancon Four City Commission seats and a judge’s position are up for election in Clovis. The […]

Group hosting events for Veteran’s Week

Freedom Newspapers The Joint Veterans Council will be hosting several events throughout the area for Veteran’s Week. The theme for this year’s event is Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue. The scheduled events are: Monday • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., open house at VFW 3280 Tuesday • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., open […]

8-21 Club Notes

Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. Nancy Taylor of Clovis was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. The International Foundation was established in 1962 to assist Altrusa clubs and other worthy organizations carry out community service programs throughout the world. She has been a member of Altrusa since […]

Chunn, Jimmy

Jimmy Chunn Services: Have been held. Mr. Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, 71, of Causey died Friday, July 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Pitchfork to Lola and Clovie S. Chunn. His family lived in Bledsoe, Texas, until 1946 when they moved to Arch. He was a member of the Class […]

Roberts, June

June Roberts Services: Have been held. June Roberts, 96, of Clovis, died Wednesday June 8, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 24, 1908, Duncan, Okla., to James H. and Mae Belcher Sartain. The family moved to New Mexico in 1923, and farmed in the Fields community. She married […]

3/20 Lifestyles: anniversary, engagement, etc.

Anniversary: Burton Bob and Hazel Burton of Corona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 19 at Corona Recreation room. The celebration was hosted by family. The couple was married March 15, 1955 in Fort Sumner. They have four children, 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is a general contractor. She is a housewife and […]

Buetow, Nancy

Services: have been held. Nancy Buetow, 62, of Clovis, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Edna Randall Wakeford. She married Harlan Buetow on Sept. 13, 1985, in Clovis. She was a graphic artist, a member of […]

Veterans groups plan events

CNJ staff Area veterans groups are planning a week’s worth of activities to honor those who dedicated their lives to protecting the United States. Events on the calendar are: • Tuesday — Open house, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the VFW post 3015, 2815 W. Seventh St. • Thursday — Breakfast, 7 a.m. to […]

Cox, O.W.

O.W. Cox Services: Have been held. O.W. “Blackie” Cox, 73, of Hobbs, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs. He was born on June 15, 1931, in Lindsay, Okla., to Herbert and Opal Cox. He married Jane Long on Nov. 7, 1993, in Hobbs. He was a member of the […]

Thornton, Jimmie Haril

Jimmie Haril Thornton Services: Have been held Jimmie Haril Thornton, 72, of Kirtland, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at San Juan Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 20, 1931, in Liberty, Texas, to Paul Franklin and Eva Lena Thornton. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2182, the DAV, the Star in […]

Thompson, Mary

Mary Thompson Services: Have been held. Mary Nell Thompson, 79, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Clovis, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Carmel Hills Living Center in Independence. She was born June 29, 1924, in Malden, Texas, to Charles Lilburn and Clelia Casstevens Thompson. She married Melvin G. “Tommy” Thompson on May 16, 1948, in […]

Organizations 4/4

Friendship Rebekah Lodge The Friendship Rebekah Lodge installed new officers. Vicky Howard was installed noble grand and Evelyn Calder will serve as vice grand. Mary Dorris is secretary/treasurer. The appointed officers are Elzona Vogamore, right support to the noble grand; Wanda Scott as conductor; Allene Luther as Warden; Robbie Wicker as chaplain; Serena Goar as […]

Veltrop, Faith

Faith Veltrop Services: Have been held. Faith Veltrop, 68, a retired teacher, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003. She was born June 13,1935, in Valparaiso, Ind., to Scotty and Ana Mae McKellips. She came to Clovis in 1966 and was a first-grade teacher at Ranchvale Elementary School until her retirement. She married Keith Hall, Aug. 25, […]

Wheat, Ron

Ron Wheat Service: Have been held. Ron Wheat, 64, of Portales died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at his home. Born July 15, 1939, in Alva, Okla., to Freda and Blaine Wheat, he joined the National Guard, then the Army, and later the U.S. Marine Corps, for whom he was bulldogger on the rodeo team. Discharged […]

Johnson, J.D.

J.D. Johnson Services: Have been held. Mr. J.D. Johnson, 88, of Clovis, a restaurant owner/operator, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Hillsboro, Texas, to Tom and Lydia Johnson. He married Ruby Faye Simms on Feb. 27, 1937, in Walters, Okla., and later […]