Howard, Joe

Joe Howard, 75, of Portales, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born June 22, 1930, to Charles and Daisy Paul Howard in Highway, he married Ora Lee Howard on Feb. 10, 1951, in Safford, Ariz. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, of Portales, three sons, […]

Merit should always be main factor in selecting leaders

Freedom Newspapers We appreciate the recent lively debate centered around the selection of Clovis Community College’s new president. In particular, we agree that Interim President Becky Rowley deserved serious consideration. We believe she could have been an effective leader. However, we disagree with those who claim Rowley deserved the job because she is first a […]

Arizona administrator named CCC president

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A man with more than 20 years of administrative experience won the five-month-long presidential race at Clovis Community College, his educational record inspiring confidence among those who chose him. Kansas native John Neibling of Arizona accepted the position Wednesday following his selection by Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. […]

Spikes, Johnnie “Jan”

Johnnie “Jan” Spikes, 65, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at her home. Born April 9, 1941, to Annie L. Turner and Andy Edwards Sr. in Hughes Springs, she taught at Barry and LaCasita elementary schools and Bovina Public Schools, retiring after a 34-year career. She was a member of Faith Christian Family Church. […]

Finalist drops from CCC president race

CNJ staff One of the five finalists for the Clovis Community College president job dropped out less than 72 hours before he was scheduled to come to Clovis to interview for the position, according to college officials. Carl Heilman, president of Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., alerted college officials of his intentions to withdraw […]

CCC president search winding down

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees expects to choose a new college president at an. April 26 board meeting, according to board president Russell Muffley. Former CCC President Beverlee McClure stepped down from the position last summer to become the state’s first Secretary of Higher Education. Two candidate […]

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 […]

Hubert Curry

Hubert Curry, 88, of Clovis, died March 28, 2006, in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Pharies, Mauryce

Mauryce Pharies, 88, of Clovis died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Bridgeport, Texas, to Arnold and Tommie Etna Walker Giles. In 1940, she graduated from Texas Technological College. She married Roy Edward Pharies on Nov. 27, 1941, in Levelland, Texas. She was a homemaker […]

Delores Ann Meeks

Delores Ann Meeks, 71, of Texico, died Friday Jan. 20, 2006, at her home in Texico. She was born Oct. 7, 1934 in Clovis to Noble and Mae Ingle Goldsmith. She married Leon C. Meeks on Feb. 14, 1953, in Las Cruces. She was a lifetime resident of the Texico and Farwell areas. She was […]