Rogers, Thelma

Thelma Rogers, 96, of Melrose died Thursday, June 1, 2006, in Rowlett, Texas. Born to O. J. and Fannie Bell Awtrey on Sept. 12, 1909, in Haslet, Texas, she moved to Melrose at the age of 10 with her parents and one sister, Edna. She resided in Melrose all her life until she moved to […]

Latta, Pearl

Pearl Latta, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Portales, to Nora Estelle and Ike Rogers. She grew up in Portales where she attended school. She married J.E. Latta Jr. on May 23, 1945, in Clovis. She attended Hedricks Beauty College […]

ENMU concert features Randy Rogers Band

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University events organizers say they’re going to end the school year with some “Texas Country” music Thursday. The ENMU Associated Students Activities Board is putting together a concert that will feature the Randy Rogers Band in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building. “He’s (Randy Rogers) got […]

Rogers, F. D.

F. D. Rogers, 90 of Clovis died Friday, April 21, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 14, 1915, to William J. and Myrtie C. Hogg Rogers in Comanche, Texas, he married Eva C. Stowe on June 5, 1937, in Clovis. He was a public school teacher for 25 years, and a farmer, dairyman and rancher. […]

Musick, Nell

Nell Musick, 93, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Inez to Laura and Tom Mullins. A 1930 graduate of Rogers High School, she married Bill Musick on March 14, 1932, in Inez. She and her husband farmed and ranched in Rogers and Dora until […]

Melton, Donny

Donny Ray Melton, 24, of Lovington, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at University Medical Center, Lubbock. He was born Oct. 10, 1981, in Portales, to Danny and Monica Melton. A resident of the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales for four years, he attended school in Lovington, graduating in 2000. He played on the Wildcat football […]

Weddings (11-20)

Rogers/McGriff Vanessa Latrice Rogers of Warner Robins, Ga., and Derrick Lewis McGriff of Hawkinsville, Ga., were married Oct. 15, 2005, at Greater Works Than These Ministries in Brunswick, Ga. Elder Pernell Smith, Sr., cousin of the bride, performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Patricia Rogers of Brunswick, Ga., formerly […]

Virgil Blakley

Virgil Blakley, 92, of the Rogers community, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Dickens, Texas. His family moved by covered wagon to Capitan in 1919. They moved to the Rogers community in 1921. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1932. He […]

State-funded program provides oral care to area children

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Dr. O.T. Rozell, Clovis dentist of 50 years, examines Anthony Gonzales on Tuesday morning at Cameo Elementary. Gonzales, a fifth-grader, said he liked having his teeth cleaned. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer “Aguja?” Dr. O.T. Rozzell said he has heard the Spanish word for needle more times than he can […]

W. G. Victor

Mr. W.G. “Bill” Victor, 87, of Rogers, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1917, near Dora to Emma and Vain Victor. He quit school in the eighth grade to help support his family. He drove a truck for several years, carrying any kind of freight he could. He […]