Lee Roach, Lee Scott

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Lee Roach Date of birth: Nov. 27, 1918 Dates of service: April 3, 1941, to March 29, 1946 Hometown: St. Vrain Lives in: Clovis […]

More than levees broken in New Orleans

Leonard Pitts The women were on the roof of the hotel, calling for help as floodwaters rose. Then a motorboat full of policemen came by. “Can you help us?” the women cried. The policemen replied, “Show us what you’ve got!” and motioned for them to lift their T-shirts. The women said no. The policemen left […]

First doctors in Clovis deserve credit for their services

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The first doctor of Clovis, Dr. J. Foster Scott, came from a prominent Tennessee family. He was a city physician and head of a general hospital in Knoxville. In 1906, he and his wife traveled to Texico. By the spring of 1907, the doctor had settled in Clovis, his first office […]

8-21 Births

Kilian Sean and Amanda Kilian of Uruba, Ill. are the parents of a seven pound six ounce boy, William Thomas Kilian, born on July 7, 2005, at Carle Hospital in Uruba, Ill. Grandparents are Scott and Joy Kilian of Clovis, and Orin and Pam Whisman of DeLand, Ill. Great-grandparents are Caryl Kilian and the late […]

AADD saves lives with every phone call, car ride

Amn. Thomas Trower Vehicles become deadly weapons in the hands of a drunk driver. Hundreds of people die a year due to wrong decisions and unclear thinking leading to intoxicated people climbing behind the wheel of an automobile. A major way to prevent these accidents and save lives is to utilize the Airmen Against Drunk […]

Life best when focused on God’s plans

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist With the start of school this past week, I could not help but think back to those days when our children were in school. School mornings always brought tight schedules. We were going our separate ways by 8 a.m. so that meant that everything had to pretty much come off […]

Border Town Days celebrates Farwell’s 100th anniversary

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Romeo Reyes, 5, of Farwell, waits in line to join the Border Town Days parade Saturday in Texico. Reyes decorated his bike to recognize Farwell’s 100th anniversary. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of people toting coolers and lawn chairs lined U.S. 70/84 in Texico and Farwell for Saturday’s annual […]

Tredway , Elvyn

Elvyn Tredway Services: Have been held. Elvyn Earl Tredway, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 3, 1933, in Walnut, Kan., to Sidney and Della Tredway. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Jauntier Seared in 1956, in Fort Scott, Kan. […]

Sparwasser, Mary

Mary Sparwasser Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Maxine Brown Sparwasser, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1932, Clovis, to Columbus A. and Margrette Bryant. She married Curtis Sparwasser on Dec. 4, 1971, in Clovis. She worked as a caregiver […]

Powell, Evelyn

Evelyn Powell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Evelyn Powell, 88, of Portales, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 27, 1916, near Causey, to Myrtle and William E. “Rab” Finley. She grew up in the Red Lake community. She attended grade school at Pleasant Valley […]

Scott, Kenneth

Kenneth Scott Services: No services will be held. Kenneth R. Scott, 64, of Tucumcari, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. He was born on Oct. 15, 1940, in Hammond, Ind. Survivors include his wife, Martha A. Scott; a son, Kelly Newsom; and four daughters, Renee John (and husband, […]

More communities supporting Cannon

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Clovis and Portales are not the only communities trying to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and Clovis Mayor David Lansford traveled to Amarillo on Monday to talk about efforts to get Cannon off the Base Realignment and Closure list. Ortega said they spoke with Trent […]

Ashbrook, Lita F.

Lita Faye Marlow Ashbrook Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lita Faye Marlow Ashbrook, 76, of Portales, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born on Dec. 18, 1928, in Portales to Alma (Traylor) and J. D. Marlow. She graduated from Portales High School in 1945. She […]

Neie, Alta

Alta Joy Neie, 79, of Corrales, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 25, 1925, to Luther and Molissie Gardner in Hamilton, Texas. She married Oliver C. Neie on April 9, 1950, in Hamilton, Texas. She grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Community with four older […]

Brown, Ernest

Ernest Brown Services: Have been held. Ernest Edward Brown, 87, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. He was born on March 31, 1917, in Talala, Okla., to James Albert and Luzena O. Scott Brown. He moved to New Mexico in 1928 from Oklahoma. He lived in Albuquerque for 57 years prior to moving to […]

Crook, Linnie

Services: have been held. Mrs. Linnie Mae Donoho Crook, 85, of Farwell, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 3, 1919, in Elsmore, Kan., to Leonard and Bessie Mae Donoho. She married Howard Ruben Clark on June 14, 1934, in Fort Scott, Kan. They moved […]

Riley, Patrick Fred

Patrick Fred Riley Services: Have been held. Patrick Fred Riley, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, in Irving, Texas. He was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Big Springs, Texas, to Jerry Scott Sr. and Ima Orene Walker Riley. He married Jean Hancock on Jan. 31, 1953, in Weatherford, Texas. He was preceded in death by […]

Scott, Thomas

Thomas Elmo Scott, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Oct. 7, 1913, near Lafayette, Chamber County, Ala. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to Amber, Okla., where he attended school. His family moved again to a farm near Bovina, […]

Actor relates story of Friday night fight at Edd’s Bar

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This is a story a local actor named Fred told me. “It started as fun at Edd’s Bar north of Clovis. Playing pool, having a few beers, with three of my friends from the Caprock Amphitheater after a hard day of rehearsal. I was a young man then, not quite of […]

Wal-Mart makes efforts to sway public opinion

CNJ staff After winning the war for the public’s dollars, Wal-Mart has launched a battle for public opinion. And after years of simply rolling with the punches of those who’ve been warning the retail giant is destroying everything from our neighborhoods to the nation’s economy, it’s about time. In full-page newspaper ads, Wal-Mart President and […]