Ortiz, John Sr.

John Ortiz Sr. Services: Have been held. John T. “Gramps” Ortiz Sr., 57, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Methodist Transplant and Specialty Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on Dec. 27, 1946, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Benito and Domicilia Gomez Ortiz. He was in the U.S. Army serving in […]

Thornton, Jimmie Haril

Jimmie Haril Thornton Services: Have been held Jimmie Haril Thornton, 72, of Kirtland, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at San Juan Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 20, 1931, in Liberty, Texas, to Paul Franklin and Eva Lena Thornton. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2182, the DAV, the Star in […]

Coleman, Guy R.

Guy R. Coleman Services: Have been held. Mr. Guy R. Coleman, 56, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 18, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, to Thyra Lee and A.J. “Jack” Coleman. He spent his early childhood in San Antonio, Texas. He then moved […]

Reunions 8/1/04

Rosedale Reunion The Rosedale Reunion will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the Farwell Community Center. For more information, contact Geneva Richardson at 763-5966. Clovis High School The Clovis High School Class of 1994 will hold its reunion Sept. 24 – 25. For more information contact Dee Rae Timberlake, […]

Richardson, Bertha

Bertha Richardson Services: Have been held. Bertha Joan Hernandez Richardson, 50, of formerly of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in Seattle. She was born on Dec. 21, 1953, in Fort Sumner, to Carlos and Pauline Hernandez. She was raised in San Mateo, Calif. She graduated from Hillsdale High School in San Mateo in […]

Clovis woman training for marathon fund-raiser

Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Clovis’ Lila Johnson got a good running, or at least nice brisk walking start in preparing for Avon’s 2004 Walk for Breast Cancer slated for July 10 – 11 in San Francisco. Since deciding to participate in the 26.2 mile marathon, Johnson has been pushing herself physically by walking to and […]

Frost up in District 7 Senate race

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A lifelong rancher from San Jon was holding a commanding lead over his challenger, a former Raton mayor, for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7 late Tuesday night. About 81 percent of the precincts had been counted. Bob Frost, a 61-year-old San Jon rancher, was leading Fred Sparks of […]

Hounds add four junior college transfers

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knew the Greyhounds needed to replace graduating point guards Brent Cooper and David Hamilton, and he hopes they’ve done that. The Hounds have signed four junior college transfers, including points guards Jolen Montoya of Neosho County (Kan.) Community College and Reggie […]

New Mexico area district track results

CNJ STAFF District 6-2A meet Saturday at Tucumcari Boys Team standings: 1. Estancia 141; 2. Santa Rosa 88 1/2; 3. Tucumcari 87; 4. Clayton 69; 5. Texico 57 1/2. Field events Long jump: 1. Jorge Aguillon, Clayton 21-2; 2. Nemie Salvador, Tucumcari 19-0; 3. Victor Corral, Estancia 18-8 3/4. 5. Justin Garrison, Texico 18-3 3/4. […]

Lifelong rancher plans to focus on education if elected to Legislature

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A lifelong San Jon rancher seeking a seat in the state Senate has some definite ideas on how to improve New Mexico’s educational system. Democrat Bob Frost, 61, is facing Fred Sparks, D-Raton, in the June 1 primary for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7. Sen. Clint Harden, R-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 […]

Discrimination by government is always wrong

The city of San Francisco is renowned for its history and charm and its vibrant art galleries, restaurants and street life. San Francisco, like other interesting cities, did not gain its uniqueness by government edict. Unfortunately, those who control San Francisco apparently believe government now is the only thing standing between their fair city and […]

Free flights, new drug give Clovis man hope

Reporter’s Notebook Gary Flintom of Clovis, who was diagnosed Jan. 15 with pancreatic cancer, is being treated in San Antonio, Texas, with a new experimental drug that can shrink tumors 70 to 80 percent, he said Friday. His wife, Shyla, said Rubeticin is the name of the new drug. Gary said he is only the […]

Chavez, Fabian

Fabian Chavez Services: Have been held. Fabian DeAtocha Chavez, 28, of San Antonio, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 28, 1975, in Clovis, to Manuel DeAtocha Chavez and Loretta Marie Moreno. He worked for the Clovis News Journal from 1998 until 2003. He moved to San Antonio in […]

Rubio, Richard

Richard Rubio Services: Have been held. Richard Rubio, 50, of Clovis died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1953, in San Antonio. He married Lucia Mondragon on Feb. 8, 1975, in Clovis. He was a transportation inspector for the Port of Entry, State of New Mexico. He was a […]

Greget Kathryn Elizabeth

Kathryn Elizabeth Greget Services: Will be held at a later date. Kathryn E. Greget, 76, of Las Cruces died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Mountain View Hospital in Las Cruces. She was born on June 2, 1927, in San Pedro, Calif., to Joseph Goodwin and Lozie Rawls Snelson. She graduated from San Pedro High School […]

Prep summaries

CNJ staff Girls District 4-1A Grady 66, House 45 House — Sara Lee 3 2-3 9, Lindsey Lee 5 8-9 19, Kimberly Lyons 0 1-2 1, Krista O’Steen 5 3-4 13, Shannon Lane 0 1-2 1, Tracy Baker 0 0-0 0, Kara Hendrickson 0 2-2 2. Totals 13 17-22 45. Grady (18-3, 5-0) — Kat […]

Tucumcari woman’s death may have been homicide, police say

By Darrell Todd Maurina The death of a Tucumcari woman Tuesday evening is being investigated as a homicide, police said. Police and emergency medical personnel responded about 6:38 p.m. to a report that Joan Vance, 62, was unconscious in the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts business. She was transported to the Dan C. Trigg Hospital in […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Girls New Mexico Non-district San Jon 62, Clovis Christian 25 Clovis Christian (4-9) — Tasha Daale 0 1-2 1, Mollie Peterson 1 0-1 2, Samantha Barnett 2 1-2 5, Tiffani Medeiros 1 4-4 6, Rachel Daale 3 1-2 7, Jennifer Jacoby 2 0-0 4. Totals 9 7-11 25. San Jon — JaTawn Slutz […]

Buffs down Fort Sumner for third

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Melrose sophomore Carolos Ruiz is fouled by Fort Sumner’s Jameson West during the first half of Saturday’s third-place game. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Senior Harvey Park scored 18 points and Melrose claimed the boys’ third-place trophy in the EPAC basketball tournament Saturday with a 51-32 win over Fort Sumner […]