Quilters gather at annual festival

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Casey Peacock Verdena Massey and her daughter Gloria Blackwell stand before the Pineapple Pattern quilt Massey quilted and entered into the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival, held at the Memorial Building in Portales. By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers and vendors alike were busy among the kaleidoscope of colors […]

Graduates prepared for future

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Kelsey Massey and Ryan Schaap are among 17 students graduating today from Clovis Christian School. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Six girls and 11 boys will sail from the Eagles’ nest of Clovis Christian School today as they graduate from the private, Bible-based school. For seniors Kelsey Massey and […]

Massey, James (Junior)

James I. (Junior) Massey, 82, of Portales died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Englewood, Calf., to Ruth and James I. Massey. He moved to the Lingo community with his parents at a young age. He graduated from the Lingo schools in 1941. […]

Massey, Ronnie

Ronnie Massey died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005. He was born June 8, 1948, to Carroll and Lois Massey. He retired from the New Mexico Livestock Board and worked for the USDA FSIS. He married Rosella June Kirkpatrick Massey Aug. 28, 1970, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sherrill Massey; and […]

William Troy White

William Troy White, 90, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born July 24, 1915, to Benjamin Harrison and Amer Lee White in Spiro, Okla. He married Leona Lockwood Dec. 23, 1939, in Santa Paula, Calif. He worked in the oil fields and was a driller, foreman, and […]

Jake Massey

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. Jake Massey Date of birth: April 10, 1922 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: […]

Sheriff recall headed to vote

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De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves is accused of misappropriating funds and mistreating prisoners. He denies the allegations. (Staff photo: Andy Jackson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer FORT SUMNER — Lisa Lee stood outside the De Baca County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday while on break from her job as a dispatcher. About 30 feet […]

Heritage Days chance to fiddle around

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People watch Kelsey Timmons, 13, of Guthrie, Texas, perform during the First Heritage Days Fiddler’s contest Saturday at the City Park in Portales. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Hundreds of people came out to the annual Heritage Days celebration at City Park on Saturday to fiddle around, rev up […]

Massey, Virgie Arleene

Virgie Arleene Massey Services: Have been held. Virgie Arleene Massey, 90, of Elk City, Okla., died Sunday, April 2, 2004. She was born on Oct. 20, 1913, in the Merritt community in Oklahoma, to Jacob Gurnie Swing and Zadie Taylor Cannon. She graduated from Merritt High School in 1952. She married Paul H. Massey on […]

Rezoning request, variance voted down by commissioners

By Jack King Zoning issues and a discussion of growth in Clovis dominated much of Thursday’s City Commission meeting. The commissioners unanimously voted down a request by Joseph Riccardi of Portales to rezone property at 600 W. 14th St. in Clovis from a single family to a multi-family residential designation. Planning Administrator Louis Gordon said […]