Lockmiller, Otha

Otha Lockmiller Services:Have been held. Otha “Tootie” Lockmiller, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his home. He was born on Sept. 9, 1918, in Walters, Okla., to Sam and Victoria Stewart Lockmiller. He married Pauline McCarson on Oct. 8, 1939, in Roswell. He moved to New Mexico as a small child. He […]

Newman, Doris

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Doris Newman, 69, of Portales, died Thursday, March 3, 2005. She was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in McAlister, to Maude and Raymond H. Jackson. She lived in the Clovis-Melrose-House-Ranchvale area as a girl. She graduated from high school in Ranchvale in 1953. She married Odis Newman on Nov. 7, […]

Ranchvale students have ‘write’ stuff

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Twenty students from Ranchvale Elementary will have poems and essays they wrote published in an anthology called “Celebration of Young Poets.” (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer It wasn’t a project designed to take home to hang on the refrigerator. Instead it was an assignment designed to get fifth- and […]

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 […]

Fish, Terry Lynn

Terry Lynn Fish Services: Have been held. Terry Lynn Fish, 49, of Lubbock, a computer consultant, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at his home in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 28, 1955, in Clovis, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1973. He farmed in the Ranchvale community until he moved to Lubbock in 1995 […]

Religion Digest 10/31

First Christian Church First Christian Church is hosting a harvest festival, described by church officials as a safe environment for kids to have treats without the tricks. The event is set for 6:30 tonight at the church building across from Marshall Junior High at 1700 N. Main. Children are encouraged to dress up as Bible […]

Amendment 2 not answer to problems

Editor’s note: Wednesday is the deadline for receiving letters related to the Sept. 23 elections. New Mexicans go to the polls on Sept. 23 to vote on a Constitutional amendment to increase the allocation from the state’s Permanent Fund going to education. I believe changing New Mexico’s state Constitution is not the way to improve […]

Former pastor reports on his retirement

BRENHAM, Texas — A former Elida and Ranchvale pastor recently called the Clovis News Journal to report on his retirement status since leaving the Clovis-Portales area. The Rev. Lester Vinson was pastor of Elida Baptist Church for 2 1/2 years, interim pastor of Iglesia Bautista Bethel in Portales for 15 months and at Ranchvale Baptist […]