Retirement

Danny Padilla By Patsy Padilla: Special to the CNJ Thirty-five years ago my husband Danny Padilla was looking for his career. A persistent man he was indeed. He would go to the UPS Center on North Prince every morning just to see if they were hiring. He knew at the time they were not but […]

Learning to procrastinate takes time

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’m writing about procrastination this week because I haven’t gotten around to researching other topics. I didn’t use to be a procrastinator, but lately, I’ve been thinking about becoming one. I just haven’t decided yet. I was going to write about the new Taco Bell commercial, the one with the […]

Romero, Virginia “Ginny”

Virginia “Ginny” Romero, 62, of Clovis died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born April 7, 1944, to Onesimo J. and Emma Leyba Encinias in Melrose. She married Raymond Romero on Dec. 16, 1972, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Family […]

Summer means homemade cars, joyriding

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Then came the summer of 1943, and my friend Smooth Heine and I put together a genuine automobile on a budget of $3.67 — our life’s savings. We named it Clarence. It was also the summer of our discontent, because we’d just begun to feel the first evil pangs of […]

Nelson holds concert at ENMU

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Willie Nelson plays for the crowd during Wednesday’s show at the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Country music legend Willie Nelson made his first concert in Portales a memorable one for eastern New Mexico residents on Wednesday. Nelson led off the show with […]

King, James

James King Services: Have been held. James Andrew “Andy” King, 87, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 25, 1917, in Abilene, Texas, to James Cleborn and Christi Anderson King. He married Hazel Day on Sept. 11, 1938, in Abilene, Texas. He later remarried Patsy Moody in […]

Stark, Patsy

Patsy Stark Services: Have been held. Patsy Winona Stark, 68, Great Falls, Mont., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Benefis East Hospital in Great Falls. She was born on April 13, 1936, in Sardis, Okla., to Anna Lorraine and Charles Thomas Hamilton. When she was a baby, the family moved from Oklahoma […]

Bell, Patsy

Patsy Bell Services: Have been held. Patsy Bell, 57, of Lubbock died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. She was born on June 20, 1946, in Borger, Texas, to Paul B. and Lena B. Scroggins. She graduated from Tascosa High School and attended Amarillo Community College. She married Willie A. Bell on Dec. 8, 1966, in Vega, […]

Loomis, Patsy

Patsty Loomis Services: Have been held. Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 8, 1934. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morton and Emily Gragg and W.R. and Ruth Long; and two sisters, Susie Gragg and Dee Lansford. Survivors […]

Talley, Patsy

Patsy Talley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Patsy Talley, 75, of Friona, a housewife, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, in Dallas, Texas. She was born on Aug. 9, 1927, in Abernathy, Texas, to Jewel and D.O. Robason. She graduated from Friona High School in 1945 and attended Draughns Business College. She married Calvin Talley on […]