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 […]

Roehl, Jeanne Scott

Jeanne Scott Roehl Services: Have been held. Jeanne Scott Roehl, 89, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 15, 1915, in Clovis, to James Foster Scott and Fannie MacMillan Scott. She skipped one grade in middle school and finished college in three years, receiving a bachelor’s degree […]

Ward, Bill

Bill Ward Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned […]

Bailey, Thelma S.

Thelma S. Bailey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Thelma S. Bailey, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Logan. She was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Atoka, Okla., to W.O. and Bessie Shelton. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of Central Baptist Church […]

Isham, Shirley

Shirley Isham No services scheduled. Shirley Isham, 74, of Clovis died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at her home in Clovis. She was born on April 7, 1930, in Waynoka, Okla., to Clifford and Edith Whiteman Durkee. She came to Clovis in 1946. She married Jack Isham on Aug. 29, 1949, in Fort Sumner, and she […]

Sometimes even officers ‘duff’ it

By Ned Cantwell There are any number of obscure words and phrases associated with the game of golf, a pastime that involves otherwise intelligent people forking over 50 or 60 bucks to a guy who lets them walk on his grass while swinging a stick, an activity you can do pretty much for free at […]

Clovis resident reflects on season competing in WBL

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Clovis resident Mary (Fuller) Scott played for the St. Louis Streak during the final season of the Women’s Professional Basketball League in 1980-81. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner For a small-town girl from Mississippi, Mary Scott was thrilled to get the opportunity to play women’s professional basketball. The Clovis resident just wishes the […]

McKinney, Julia

Julia McKinney Service: Have been held. Julia Ellene McKinney, 108, of Clovis died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Sept. 23, 1895, in Pender, Neb., to Henry and Mary Paulson Scott. When she was 10 she moved with her family to Benavides, Texas. Around 1909 the family moved to New […]

Endriss, Scott

Scott Endriss Services:Have been held. Scott Endriss, 37, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in Needles, Calif. He was born March 4, 1966, in Tempe, Ariz. He married Debra Shields on Jan. 24, 2000, in Clovis. He was a carpenter and a member of the Fourth and Cameo Church of Christ. Survivors include his […]