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 […]

Russell, Geneva

Geneva Russell, 90, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Clare Bridge in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where she lived for the last two years. She was born April 24, 1915, in Harrisburg, Mo. When she was four, her father bought a farm and moved the family to La Junta, Colorado. She graduated from […]

It’s a family affair for top-seeded Lady Rams

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers One’s a junior, the other a freshman. One’s a defender, the other a setter. Sisters Montana and Dallas Russell do have one thing in common — they’re both soft-spoken. “We have fun together and we play hard,” said Montana Russell, who spoke lightly before looking at her sister and laughing. […]

Schools ending junk food sales

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When candy bars and chips disappeared from the halls of Marshall Junior High School last year, 15-year-old Ollie Moore felt a little jilted. “Everybody liked that kind of food and they took it away. A lot of kids complained,” Moore said of an administration decision to ban food vending […]

Extra-credit burrito leads to school scare

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Clovis Police Officer Clay Cullison stands outside Marshall Junior High School on Thursday. Police were called to the school after a concerned citizen reported seeing a male juvenile enter with a suspiciously concealed item. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A concerned citizen spotted a male juvenile carrying a suspiciously concealed […]

Mildred Shaw

Services: Have been held. Mildred Shaw, 78, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Herman Hospital in Houston. She was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Caldwell, Texas, to Sam and Rachel Morris Pollard. She married Oscar Stevenson in May 1941, in Caldwell. She married Henry Shaw on Jan. 4, 1966, in Clovis. She was […]

Hopkins, Russell

Russell Hopkins Services: Have been held. Russell Hopkins, 75, of Tulsa, Okla., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born on June 6, 1929, in Alex, Okla., to Don and Bertle (Ashlock) Hopkins. He was a livestock inspector for the State of Oklahoma for 26 years. He retired in […]

He’s got the gov’s ear

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Andrew Moralez doesn’t mind complaints. It’s part of his job. As the ears and eyes of Gov. Bill Richardson, the Anthony native travels the state listening to the problems and concerns of constituents for the state’s top boss. Moralez, the southern New Mexico representative for the governor, visited Clovis […]

Lady Cats make it 18 straight

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon rips the rebound from Alamogordo’s Shirece Johnson during the first half of their game Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis’ Vanessa O’Neal and Alamogordo’s Amber Gonzales are in back. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Playing perfect and staying perfect are two different things. Clovis capped off its non-district schedule with […]

Galloway, Gene

Gene Galloway Services: Have been held. Gene Russell Galloway, 78, of Belen, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. He was born in 1925. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. His second retirement was from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after 23 years of service. He […]

Farmers say a problem is tumbling on the land

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Sharon Russell and her mother don’t come out to the family house northwest of Floyd much anymore. But they still love the small group of farmers that live near the Melrose Bombing Range. “This is a good community,” Russell said. “We stick together.” Today, those community members are […]

Knudson, Russell

Russell Knudson Services: Have been held. Russell Knudson Jr., 78, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 15, 1926, in Blanket, Texas, to Russell and Thelma Knudson. He graduated from Farley High School in 1945. He was a bombardier for the U.S. Navy Air Corps and served […]

Downey, Russell Dwain

Russell Dwain Downey Services: Have been held. Mr. Russell Dwain Downey, 48, of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County. He was born on July 7, 1956, in Clovis. Family members said he was an outgoing person, who never met a stranger and was always ready to tell jokes to anyone who would […]

Russell, Loie

Loie Russell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Loie Murl Munn Russell, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 23, 1917, in Sipe Springs, Texas, to Henry Clay and Eula Bell Witt Munn. She married R.J. “Pet” Russell on June 17, 1933, in Clovis. […]

Purcell, Margie

Margie Purcell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Melrose, to Bessie Mae and Charles R. Vance. She attended school at McAlister and House, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948. She married Bill Purcell […]

Avent, Neva

NEVA AVENT Services: Have been held. Mrs. Neva Avent, 82, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Dec. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on May 30, 1921, in Marlow, Okla., to John and Truman Burch Russell. She had lived most of her life in the Melrose area. Family members said […]

Engineer describes poor Iraq

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Courtesy photo: Donna Russell By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — When Donna Russell, a project engineer from Cannon Air Force Base, volunteered to be part of a special forward engineering support team in Iraq, she didn’t know exactly where she would be going or what she would be doing. She wasn’t even […]

Russell, Lethaonua

LETHAONUA RUSSELL Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lethaonua Russell, 96, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the home of her granddaughter in Bakersfield, Calif. She was born on Oct. 24, 1907, in Cleveland, Tenn., to Mercer and Ida Mae Cardin Gregory. Her family moved to New Mexico in 1914 and settled at Lingo. […]

A ministry of marriage comes to Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Building strong marriages is a priority for Russell and Marni Hawkins, who both come from homes where their parents divorced. To help avoid the same fate after they married more than seven years ago, the two joined what was then known as “Marriage Ministries International.” They became volunteer leaders in a […]

Luttrell, Winnie

Winnie Luttrell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Winnie Deatherage Russell Luttrell, 85, of Bethel, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Landsun Health Services Nursing Home in Carlsbad. She was born on Nov. 6, 1917, in Floyd, to Mattie and Lewis Deatherage. She graduated from Portales High School in 1937. She married John W. Russell, Jr. […]