Fullerton, T.M.

T.M. Fullerton Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas Marion “T.M.” Fullerton, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Oct. 27, 1922, in Rogers, to Lucy and Roy Fullerton. He was raised in and attended schools in Rogers where he was active in basketball and […]

Smith, J.D.

J.D. Smith Services: Have been held. Johnny David Smith, 44, of Katy, Texas, died Saturday, July 19, 2003. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy C. Smith. He is survived by his wife, Diana of Katy, formerly of Clovis; two daughters, Emma and Clara Smith of Katy; his father, Johnny T. Smith of […]

Melrose trio runs wild

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Rick White MELROSE — Taking lessons from last week’s loss to top-ranked Tatum, Melrose coach Dickie Roybal scrapped his run-based offense in favor of a more wide-open attack this week in practice. The Melrose Buffaloes proved to be quick learners, schooling Lake Arthur in the art of fastbreak football. Spreading the formation from sideline to […]

Frivolous medals degrade meaning

I love American war heroes. However, my kind of heroes are the breed of Audie Murphy, Roger Young and Colin Kelly of the World War II generation. The Army permitted and the media pushed to call Jessica Lynch an American hero. I suspect that had she been a man, none of us would have heard […]

Park, Ruiz spark Buffaloes

CNJ staff MOUNTAINAIR — Harvey Park caught everything thrown his way and Carlos Ruiz scored about every which way as Melrose improved to 2-0 with a 58-38 win Saturday over Mountainair. Harvey Park caught eight passes and 183 yards and six touchdowns while Ruiz scored on a 47-yard run, a 23-yard pass reception and also […]

Car show in park draws ‘nice’ crowd

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Jason Baglien, 15, of Clovis, right, looks at Archie Warthen’s 1965 Ford Cobra during the 7th annual Desert Cruzers Run to Hillcrest Car Show Saturday at Hillcrest Park. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Gary MItchell Andy, a 2-year-old white poodle, rested contentedly in the shade Saturday on the lap of his owner, Karlan Boultinghouse of […]

Labor Day: A day well spent

By Darrell Todd Maurina Many Clovis residents were able to enjoy all or part of Monday with their families, participating in everything from sporting events to yard work to picnics in the park. Here’s a sampling of how Clovis spent Labor Day 2003: The day found Richard Krell hard at work sprucing up his home […]

Portales struggles with two drowning deaths

By Mike Linn Frank Davis went from grade-school dropout to successful businessman to worthy of an appearance on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.” And while his $360,200 purchase of Leno’s celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle in 2001 caught the attention of millions, it was his gentle kindness and zest for life that won the hearts of family […]

Two drown at Ute Lake

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $360,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

City on trail for solution to ATV traffic

By Eric Butler All-terrain vehicles and horseback riders using the same trails can be a recipe for disaster. On Wednesday, Clovis city officials held a town meeting to discuss how to separate the two groups at Ned Houk Park north of the city. At the Clovis-Carver Public Library, assistant city manager Joe Thomas and Parks […]