Brothers move mother to hometown cemetery

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Photo provided by Steve Patton Brothers Steve Patton, left, and Gordon Patton make preparations to bury their mother, Bill Ward Patton, on Saturday at Hope Cemetery. The brothers moved their mother, who died seven years ago, to the cemetery to honor her dying wish to be buried next to her father. Kevin Wilson Seven years […]

Clovis women win $50,000 in scratch-off games

Freedom New Mexico Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery. Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler. Patton said she plans to pay off her vehicle loan, the lottery said. Lujan said […]

Clovis women win $50,000 each

Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery.Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler.Patton said she plans to pay off her car loan, the lottery said.Lujan said she may buy a new car […]

It’s Their Business: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place Location: 1326 Highway 60-84 What they do: Sell gifts, crafts and Polish pottery, and teach decorative painting. Who’s in charge: Patsy Liston, Jean Patton and Jaqque Johnson are the partners. How long in business: about 30 years Hours of […]

Aug. 22, 1944

Pfc. Bill Patton arrived in Clovis to spend a 20-day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Patton. … Mrs. G.Z. McKee of Clovis testified for the government in the trial in federal court at Santa Fe against C.T. Rice, on charges of mail fraud and securities act violations. … Perfection Bakery, 118 E. […]

W.G. “Bill” Patton

W.G. “Bill” Patton Date of birth: April 6, 1920 Dates of service: April 1942 to December 1945 Hometown: Ranchvale Lives in: Ranchvale Theater and location of service: Eastern Europe, Britain Branch: Army Air Corps Unit and Specialty: 5th Air Drome Squadron, control tower In his words: Working under the supervision of the British, Patton said […]

Leona Mitzelfelt

Leona Mitzelfelt, 96, of Clovis, died Oct. 4, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was a retired registered nurse. She was born Jan. 29, 1909, in Middlegrove, Ill., to Ora and Isabella Wilson Morse. As a young girl, she left home to study nursing in Orlando, Fla. After graduating in 1931, she specialized in […]

W.Y. Mitchell, M.C. Kelly

Sharna Johnson “We are going to take this crossing even if it takes a truck to haul the dog tags back.” 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. W.Y. Mitchell Date […]

Zia League’s Patton a difference-maker

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Patton jokes with Michael Cordova, 12, about pitching low during their recent game against the Reds at Beachum Field. Staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Dewey Patton has been a fixture on the bench at Clovis Little League games for 29 years. He’s volunteered his time and money to take teams […]

Angelo State’s 11 3-pointers helps down Hounds

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Greyhound guard Ian Forrest tries a layup while Angelo State forward Jordan Walker tries to block the shot in Saturday’s LSC South Division game at Greyhound Arena. Walker blocked the shot but was called for a foul. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Dustin Patton kept Angelo State in the […]

Patton, Bill Ward

Bill Ward Patton Services:Have been held. Mrs. Bill Ward Patton, 83, of Ranchvale, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Hope, to John Carroll and Laura Etta Ward. She attended school in Hope and college at Eastern New Mexico University, leaving to join […]

Patton, Harry L.

Harry L. Patton Services: Have been held. Harry L. Patton, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 6, 1930, in Clovis, to Perkins L. and Katherine Garvin Patton. He was an attorney and practiced in Clovis for many years. He served as the city of Clovis attorney […]

Zia players like pizza, Barry Bonds and Kerry

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Clovis Zia pitcher Phillip Martinez pitched three innings in last weeks District 3 11-year-old tournament championship game at Dickinson Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Members of the Clovis Zia All-Stars like Barry Bonds, John Kerry in the presidential election and are torn between X-box and Play Station2 when it comes to video […]

Washington, Rosa Darlene

Rosa Darlene Washington Services: Have been held. Rosa Darlene Washington, 56, of Earth, Texas, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in Littlefield, Texas. She was born on July 24, 1947, in Clovis, to Robert D. Williams and Bessie Johnson. She attended public schools in Clovis. She married Marvin Washington on Dec. 22, 2000, in […]

Ciancio, Ralph F.

Ralph Ciancio Services: Have been held. Ralph F. Ciancio, 78, of Clovis, died Saturady, Oct. 25, 2003, at his home. He was born on Aug. 14, 1925, in Alder, Colo., to Anthony and Agatha Perri Ciancio. He joined the Army during World War II and served under Gen. George Patton. He re-enlisted because he was […]

Public Record 6/27

Compiled from court records from June 13 through June 25: Marriage Licenses — Nikolaus Duke Holland, 37, to Ocean Skye, 36, both of Austin. — Jeffrey Ray McClendon, 29, of Tulia, Texas, to Kelly Catherine Rocsko, 35, of Amarillo. — Edward Lynn Riley, 42, of Clovis, to Yantie Lou Love, 41, of Floyd. — Charles […]