Children feel life’s unfairness

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few days ago, my second-born, Anna, threw a temper tantrum because her older sister was going to play at the home of a friend from kindergarten. She insisted it was unfair, and what started with a pleading tone quickly escalated into whining and yelling about this apparent age discrimination. “Why […]

Zias sign sister of leading scorer to letter of intent

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Dozier era in the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program is not over just yet. Megan Dozier has led the Zias on the field in the program’s first four seasons and is the top scorer in Zias history. Now her younger sister, Hannah, will try to carry the torch. […]

Talking hard habit to tame

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am a big talker. I love to speak my mind. When I get in a discussion with someone, I can go on for a while, especially if I feel strongly about an issue. My easygoing husband, knowing me as well as he does, senses when I am about to plunge […]

Victim’s sister feels justice served

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Homicide defendant Jimmy Bentley sat unflinching Thursday as the judge announced the guilty verdict. Behind the defense table, Bentley’s wife dropped her head in her hands, her shoulders wracked with sobs. Across the courtroom aisle, the sister of shooting victim Joseph Phillips gently rubbed her mother’s back, her face […]

ENMU WOMEN’S SOCCER: Sisters hope to help Zias reach postseason

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — In her first three years, senior midfielder Anna Funck has helped the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program make steady improvement. This season, she hopes to get extra help from her sister, April. The Funcks, both graduates of Amarillo High, are the first pair of sisters […]

Shared passion: Twins teach at Clovis grade schools

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Pam Adkins, left, teaches at Mesa Elemenand Tam Curry, right, are twin sisters that teach at Mesa Elementary and her twin sister Tam Curry at Clovis Christian. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The kindergarten teacher plucked an old hardback book from a shelf in her sister’s classroom. “Can I have […]

McKeown, Mary J.

Mary J. McKeown, 81 of Clovis, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at her home. She was born June 28, 1924, in Winslow, Ark., to Louis Franklin and Sarah Josephine Epley Jackson. She managed a fabric store for 12 years, worked as a beautician, and assisting with the family mortuary in Carrizozo for 10 years. She […]

Robinson, Shirley M.

Shirley Mae Robinson, 73, of Lake Arthur, died Monday, June 12, 2006, in Lake Arthur. She was born Nov. 20, 1932, in a farm house on the mesa near Floyd to James Walter Thomas and Eliza Jane (Davis) Thomas. On Nov. 22, 1952, she married Delbert R. Robinson in Houston. She was a secretary and […]

Copley, W.T.

W.T. Copley, 78, of Muleshoe died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Duncan, Okla., he married Margie Staus on Aug. 4, 1951, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He lived in the Muleshoe area most of his life. […]

Hill, William Edward

William Edward Hill, 84, of Jal, Texas, and formerly of Portales, died Friday, May 26, 2006, in Winkler Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. He was born Jan. 28, 1922, in Bowie County, Texas, to Charlie and Effie Hill. He moved from Portales to Jal in 1949. He was a member of the Jal Volunteer Fire […]

Boney, Mildred

Mildred Boney, 86, of Schertz, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Autumn Woods Nursing Home in Schertz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Boney; daughter, Mickey Wall; brother, Albert Boney; and sister, Ruby Sellars. Survivors include her son, Darrell Boney; daughters, Beverly Moore, Janet Crady (and husband, Wayne) […]

Jones, Constance E.

Constance Ealy Jones, 95, of Clovis died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 191, in Caldwell County, Texas, to Walter Edward Lawler and Mary Lona Field Lawler. She owned and operated Ealy Furniture for 67 years from 1939 to 2006. She was a member of First Baptist […]

Robbs, Billye L.

Billye Lee Robbs, 79, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in St. Vrain to Floyd and Magarette Hopper Flynn. She graduated from Clovis High School. She married John Robbs on March 6, 1942, in Clovis. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. as […]

Reyes, Sally

Sally Reyes, 56, of Clovis, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1949, to Bennino and Delavina Sena Garcia in Clovis. She was a homemaker, and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Senior Citizen Center. Family members said she was a loving caretaker all her […]

Apodaca, Ramona

Ramona Apodaca, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home. Born March 30, 1923, in La Palma, she was the daughter of Alcario and Paulita Dominguez. A life member of the VFW Auxiliary, family members said she fed wild birds, loved children, crocheted, sewed, did puzzles, beaded bracelets. She was preceded in […]

Aragon, Julia

Julia A. Aragon, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home in Clovis. Born Oct. 27, 1911, in Juan de Dios to Stephen and Senapia Sanchez (Baca), she was a longtime Tucumcari resident and resided most recently in Clovis. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Tana Garcia, and […]

Bell, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Bell, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1922, to Clayton and Martha Ryan Reed in Clovis, she married Maurice “Fud” E. Bell on July 17, 1937, in Farwell. She was the owner and manager of the Mirador Apartments on 21st Street. She was a member […]

Hogg, John

John B. Hogg, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Farwell. He was born Sept. 24, 1914, to John B. Hogg Sr. and Roxie Lee Hale Hogg at the family farm home at Jonesville, Quay County. On Oct. 28, 1949, he married LaVelle Cox Mitchell in Clovis. His father died when he was […]

Brannon Sr., Quincey

Quincey Brannon Sr., 66, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas, to Charles and Maxine Brannon. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Shirley Ann Ingram on June 9, 1958, in Portales. He worked for Sam Sanders Gravel Pit before moving to Amarillo […]

West, Phillip “Phil”

Phillip Carroll “Phil” West, 66, of Clovis died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born July 14, 1939, in Edenton, N.C., to William Reeves and Edith Ida Green West, he married Karen Grim on Aug. 27, 2005, in Clovis. A Vietnam veteran, he retired as a technical sergeant after serving 20 years […]