Clovis banker’s son once famous actor

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Take a look up at the top of the two-story brick building at 416 Main St. You’ll see it says “Rogers-Awalt 1908.” The Rogers refers to Bert Rogers, who came with his family to Clovis from Olathe, Kan., in 1908. He and A. L. Awalt built the 416 Main St. building. […]

Rogers, Woodrow

Woodrow Rogers Services: Have been held. Woodrow Wilson Rogers Jr., 72, of Crawfordville, Ind., formerly of Melrose, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004. He was born on Feb. 8, 1932, in Melrose, to Woodrow Wilson Sr. and Pauline Rogers. He worked on the L.L. ranch southwest of Melrose before joining the Army during the Korean war. […]

Walker, Elvin

Elvin Walker Services: Have been held. Mr. Elvin Walker, 91, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Rogers, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Denton, Texas. He was born on July 14, 1913, in Red Lake, to Launa and Ellis Walker. He was raised in Phoenix and graduated from Rogers High School in Rogers. He married Johnie […]

Clovis man convicted on manslaughter

1095143680-James-Rogers.jpg

James Rogers By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Clovis man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter last week. The victim’s mother had hoped for more. James Rogers, 43, of Clovis, was convicted on Friday of shooting and killing David Wilt, 47, on Sept. 9, 2003, in a mutual friend’s home at 4220 N. Prince Street. […]

Rogers, Douglas

Douglas Malone Rogers, 67, of Roswell, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Portland, Ore. He was born on Nov. 15, 1936, in Melrose, to Woodrow and Pauline Rogers. He joined the Navy in 1955 and retired in 1981 as a recruiter and zone supervisor. He moved his family to Roswell in […]

Rogers, Fern

Fern Rogers Services: Private family services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Fern Rogers, 77, of Clovis, a secretary, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 17, 1927, in Cimarron, Kan., to John and Thelma Naylor Petty. Family members said her time was spent with her beloved […]

Rogers, Vera

Vera Rogers Services: Have been held. Mrs. Vera Rogers, 89, of Elida, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Gwendolyn and Henry W. Davis. They moved to Elida when she was young. She graduated from Elida High School in […]

McCasland, Ola Mae

Ola McCasland Services: Have been held. Ola Mae McCasland, 92, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Carillon House in Lubbock. She was born on March 18, 1912, in Portales, to Della and Sam Harris. She grew up in the Rogers Community and graduated from Rogers High School. She worked for the local telephone […]

Clark, Herman C.

Herman Clark Services: Have been held. Herman C. Clark, 88, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 5, 1915, in Dickens, Texas, to Cora Mae and Man Clark. He grew up in the Rogers area and graduated from Rogers High School. He attended […]

Casaus, Edward

Edward Casaus Services: Hve been held. Edward “Eddie” Casaus, 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 18, 1952, to John L. and Virginia Trujillo Casaus. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was discharged in 1974. He lived in Clovis, Los […]

Rogers Martha Willene

Martha Willene Rogers Services: Have been held. Martha Willene Rogers, 71, of Hobbs died Monday, March 1, 2004, in Hobbs. She was born on March 15, 1930, in Clarksville, Ark. She married Willie O. Rogers Sr. on Feb. 12, 1962, in Portales. Family members said she enjoyed fishing, her race horses, playing cards and her […]

Teague, Molly

Molly Teague Services: Have been held. Molly Teague, 64, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at her home in Portales. She was born Feb. 6, 2004, in San Antonio, Texas, to Ruby and Walter Rogers. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James, Bob and Wally Rogers; and three sisters, Jean Mays, Betty […]

Maxwell, Bernice

Bernice Maxwell Services: Have been held. Bernice Maxwell, 98, of Portales died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on July 30, 1905, in Lowell, Ark., to Alpha Mae and Fred Lee Maxwell. Her family homesteaded in the Rogers community in 1906. She attended 11 years of schooling […]

One dead in Rogers crash

PNT staff report Police are investigating an accident that left one man dead and another seriously injured after the vehicle’s driver ran a stop sign in Rogers late Tuesday night, according to officials with the New Mexico State Police. Juan Nieto, 18, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Gabriel Melendez […]

Mad cow disease fears lead to layoffs at beef plant

By Darrell Todd Maurina Company officials announced Friday that the Excel beef processing plants in Friona and Plainview will lay off about 100 to 150 people at each plant. The layoffs are due to bovine spongiform encephalitis, also known as “mad cow disease,” according to Bill Rupp, executive vice president of Excel. “A number of […]

In tribute to: A salute to Clovis-area people who died in 2003 (P-Z)

Padilla, Felipe Abenicio, 94, of Clovis, died Dec. 31 Page, George, 92, of Farwell, died Jan. 25 Parish, Jean, 80, of Clovis, died Aug. 16 Parkey, Peggie, 71, of Portales, died March 24 Parks, Pauline C., 82, of Melrose, died March 19 Parks, Verna, 61, of Clovis, died July 22 Parrish, Fay Ruth, 75, of […]

Owen, Jessie Mae

Jessie Mae Owen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jessie Mae (Belcher) Owen, 92, of Portales, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 18, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Sept. 5, 1911, in Rogers, to Sarah and Everett Belcher. Her family had moved from Kentucky in 1909 and homesteaded in Rogers. Her […]

Rackley, Lou

LOU RACKLEY Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lou Rackley, 71, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at her home. She was born on Jan. 25, 1932, in Portales, to Winnie May and A. Lott. She grew up in Portales, Tatum and Rogers. She graduated from high school in Rogers in 1948. She married Hoss […]

Justice has scared leftists into agression

Thomas Sowell The nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court to become a federal Court of Appeals judge has brought out vicious special interest groups with their long knives — and a long record of smears and character-assassination, going back to the campaign of wholesale misrepresentations that defeated the nomination of […]

Brandon, Helen M.

Helen M. Brandon Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen M. Brandon, 92, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on March 1, 1911, in Rogers, to James S. and Molly Alice Willis Fraser. She attended school in Rogers, later moving to Amarillo. She married […]