Johnson, Sophie

Sophie L. Johnson, 93, of Santa Rosa died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Raton following an illness. Born June 26, 1912, in Fort Sumner to James Alfred Irwin and the former Sophie Louise Gerhardt, she was raised and attended school in Santa Rosa. She married Rudolph Johnson on Oct. 22, 1928, in Las Vegas, N.M. […]

Business licenses

CNJ staff The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in February: • K2 Powerwash Type: Janitorial service Owner: Keith Kiser Location: 216 Diamondhead • VL Flags.com Type: General Merchandise Owner: Vernon Thorn Location: 6505 E. Central No. 243, Wichita, Kan. • Signart of New Mexico Type: Signs Owner: Daniel Jones Location: […]

Rosa Chavez

Rosa Chavez, 74, of Clovis died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born May 30, 1931, in Santa Rosa to Sotero and Louisa Valencia Chavez. She married Cristobal Chavez on Nov. 4, 1950, in Santa Rosa. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. […]

Linda De La Rosa

Linda De La Rosa, 52, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1953, in Artesia. She graduated from Artesia High School. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. Family members said she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, sewing, crafts and making rosaries. She was […]

Errol Keith Pruitt

Errol Keith Pruitt, 74, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in Hobbs. He was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Melrose, to Pat and Thelma Beavers Pruitt. He married Rosetta Bennett on Dec. 24, 1952. He owned and operated Pruitt Construction Co. and the Rambling Rose RV Park in Santa Rosa. He was a […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Foxes hold off Santa Rosa

CNJ staff Thursday Game of the night Brent Williamson hit a 3-pointer with less than two minutes to put Fort Sumner up by seven points and the Foxes held off Santa Rosa 60-57 at home in a non-district boys game. Jeremy Guana scored 18 points and Stephen Gallegos added 12 as Fort Sumner (18-3) won […]

Santa Rosa downs Lady Buffs in semifinals

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers SANTA ROSA — Patient ball-control on offense and hard-nosed, ball-hawking on defense was the formula Melrose hoped would lead to victory on Friday. In the semifinals of the Lady Lion Classic in Santa Rosa, scores of 6-4 after one quarter and 17-10 after another were firm indications that the Lady […]

Lopez, Joyce “Flaca”

Joyce “Flaca” Lopez, 44, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 3, 1961, to Charles and Joyce Brann Lamphear in Gloversville, N.Y. She married Leo Lopez Nov. 29, 1981, in Speculator, N.Y. She worked as a cook. She was preceded in death by her […]

Paublin R. Romero

Paublin R. Romero, 65, of Milagro died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005 at his residence. He was born Aug, 8, 1939, in Pastura to Paublin and Cleotilde Armijo Romero. He was raised in Pastura and Milagro. He married Emma Martinez on Sept. 26, 1959, in Santa Rosa. He worked as a ranch hand. He was a […]

Texico captures district volleyball title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — After more than a week layoff, the Texico volleyball team got back to business on Saturday and took care of business by winning the District 6-2A championship at home. Texico swept Santa Rosa 27-25, 25-7, 27-25 to host a regional round this weekend. The Lady Wolverines will play […]

Civil rights icon leaves nation lasting legacy

CNJ Editorial Sooner or later in the 1950s, a crisis was bound to occur over legalized, state-enforced racial segregation. The policy was inconsistent with the ideals of individual liberty on which the country was founded, the experience of World War II had created cracks that were bound to widen in the edifice of racial segregation, […]

Unbeaten Santa Rosa handles Wolverines

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Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Inexorably, the Santa Rosa Lions were marching down the field. Four consecutive times following the opening kickoff, the Lions used their old-style single-wing ground attack to convert third-and-short situations, moving to a first-and-goal at the Wolverines’ 8. Then back-to-back illegal procedure penalties set Santa Rosa back, and Texico […]

Friday prep football capsules, scores

CNJ staff Bovina 15, Friona 14 Records: Bovina 2-1, Friona 2-2 Impact: Mustangs gained revenge from 20-7 loss a year ago. Difference: Josh Guevara ran for a two-point conversion in overtime. Two-timers: Michael Ortiz of Bovina and Eddy Ortiz of Friona each scored two touchdowns. Bovina’s Trent Quintana passed for two touchdowns. Santa Rosa 20, […]

Friday prep scores, capsules

CNJ staff Area scores Clovis 41, Highland 7 Fort Sumner 42, Eunice 7 Melrose 50, Valley Christian 26 Hondo 64, Clovis Christian 51 Muleshoe 35, Shallowater 7 Friona 27, Farwell 12 Raton 28, Portales 8 The Associated Press Albuquerque Academy 68, Tularosa 28 Artesia 49, Rio Rancho 35 Crownpoint 45, Thoreau 14 Dexter 21, Hagerman […]

Lopez , Wilfred

Wilfred Lopez Services: Have been held. Wilfred David “Freddy” Lopez, 40, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on June 26, 1964, in Clovis, to Leo and Eva Marez Lopez. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Lopez, Wilfred

Wilfred Lopez Services: Have been held. Wilfred David “Freddy” Lopez, 40, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on June 26, 1964, in Clovis, to Leo and Eva Marez Lopez. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Wofford, Rosa

Rosa Wofford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rosa J. Wofford, 96, of Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Pa., died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Pa. She was born March 15, 1909, in Tell, Texas, to William C. and Evisa Jane Russell Bohannon. She was a member of the First Church of the […]

Lindley, Eva

Services: have been held. Eva Mares Lindley, 65, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Yeso, to Margarito and Eulogia Marquez Mares. She married Bill Lindley in Santa Rosa. She was a waitress, and a member of St. Rose of […]

Lady Wolverines on mission

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Texico senior Brette Hadley drives around freshman teammate Faith Martin during practice Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Lady Wolverines expect to see an aggressive opponent in Friday’s Class 2A Region D semifinal game against Hope Christian at Santa Rosa, but coach Buddy Little thinks […]

Sturgess, Patricia

Patricia Carol “Trisha” Sturgess, 45, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Laural Ridge Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1959, to Ronnie Carol and Rosa Lee Wood Dunham at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She was a waitress in Kissimee, Fla., and a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and […]