Patterson, Avis Warthan

Avis Warthan Patterson Services: Have been held. Avis Warthan Patterson, 93, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at her home in Albuquerque. She was born on Jan. 10, 1912, on the family farm and ranch in Red River County, Texas, to William Robert Warthan and Margaret Ann Clenny. She was raised there and graduated as valedictorian […]

Vixens win second title in five years

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — When the last shot of the Class 1A state volleyball championship went down for a winner it was evident the biggest edge for the Fort Sumner Vixens was experience. At Johnson Gym in Albuquerque, Fort Sumner took the title with a 25-17, 25-20, 18-25, 22-25, 15-13 victory over […]

Prep volleyball: Vixens sweep Floyd

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — It was hard telling from Fort Sumner senior Tobea Patterson just who had won. “Our passes were not good at all tonight,” she said. “The intensity was really bad, too.” Except for a brief hiccup in Game 3, though, the Vixens barely worked up a sweat Tuesday night […]

Cook, Edna

Edna Cook Services: Have been held. Edna Joyce McCullough Bocox Cook, 76, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Humble, Texas. She was born on Dec. 24, 1927, in Portales, to Carnegie and Edna McCullough. She married Floyd Bocox Jr. and they lived in Clovis for many years. She taught in the Clovis public […]

Heenan, Donna

Donna Heenan Services: Have been held. Mrs. Donna Marie Heenan, 79, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 12, 1924, in Rochester, Minn., to Frank and Matilda Wuerst Rasmussen. She married Noel William Heenan on Dec. 5, 1946, in Coffeyville, Kan. She […]

Patterson, Erma

Erma Patterson Services: Private family services will be held at a later date. Erma Patterson, 61, of Belen died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in Belen. She was born on March 24, 1942, in Mountainair to Frank and Theresa Bernal. As a child she lived in the Monzano Mountains and later moved to Belen where she […]

Ortega, Julia

Julia Ortega Services: Have been held. Julia Ortega, 74, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in Derramadero, to Rita and Miguel Garcia. She grew up in the Encino/Derramadero area, where she attended school. She married Chris Ortega on Oct. 1, 1949, in Clovis. She […]

Vixens’ upset bid falls short

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Sandy Fortner’s free throw gave Fort Sumner a quick 1-0 lead against two-time defending Class 1A state champion Des Moines Thursday night. That would turn out to be the Vixens’ only lead of the game, however, as the Lady Demons forced them to play comeback the rest of the way […]

Vixens survives 1A state opener

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS ALBUQUERQUE — Sandy Fortner scored 23 points and Fort Sumner spoiled Mescalero’s first trip to the State Tournament with a 55-47 win in Tuesday’s Class 1A girls quarterfinals at Rio Grande High School. Tobea Patterson added 15 points for the Vixens (26-4), who will play two-time defending state champion Des Moines […]

Fire fails to slow Lowe’s

By Darrell Todd Maurina As Lowe’s grocery store manager Lee Patterson stood on a ladder Tuesday afternoon replacing smoke-damaged air filters in his store, he marveled that the damage from a Monday evening fire hadn’t been much worse. “About 11:30 a.m. we opened up for business,” Patterson said. “We got all cleaned up in the […]

Fire heats up local grocery store

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A Clovis firefighter carries a hose out of Lowe’s grocery store as emergency personnel responded to a fire at the store Monday evening. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Lowe’s grocery store won’t be opening today and may not reopen for some time due to an after-hours fire late Monday evening. As […]

Vixens continue to roll in District 3-1A

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Melrose’s Audrey Hemminger shots over Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson during the second half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Hemminger finished with a team-high 21 points. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Melrose’s size matched up reasonably well with Fort Sumner’s speed on Friday night — for a half. Then the Vixens broke […]

St. Mike’s hoping for third consecutive title in Class 3A basketball

By Dave Wagner The St. Michael’s Horsemen may have been 2-8 before this week’s Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, but don’t count them out just yet in their bid for a third consecutive Class 3A state boys basketball title. The Santa Fe-based school was busy earlier this month adding some football hardware to […]

Patterson, Ramona

Ramona Patterson Services: Have been held. Ramona L. Patterson, 76, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 10, 1927, in Fort Sumner, to Atilano and Rafelita Trujillo Baca. She was a member of St. Anthony Church in Fort Sumner, Ladies’ Auxiliary and […]

Clovis man cleared of rape charge

By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: This story contains some graphic descriptions that some readers may find objectionable. PORTALES — A Roosevelt County jury late Friday found John Jacobs innocent of raping a fellow Eastern New Mexico University student. The courtroom audience then erupted — some in tears and others in relief. Judge Stephen Quinn […]