Church members give hurricane aid

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A contingent of Portales church members spent portions of the last three months in the hurricane-ravaged areas in south Texas and Louisiana and providing the victims food, shelter and above all, hope. Don Davis of Portales was one of the volunteers who went to help. “We were there to help […]

Steve P. Owen

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. Steve P. Owen Date of birth: Jan 10, 1918 Dates of Service: July 8, 1942 through Dec. 21, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

5/20 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos recalls graduation boss just seeing all the young hamsters and little mice dressed in their multicolored cheesecloth caps and gowns brought back memories from many days and gray hairs gone by back in sixty-six […]

Great Lakes Aviation extending service

CNJ staff Great Lakes Aviation is set to extend its passenger service in the region next month, city officials say. Starting June 5, Great Lakes will add service from Clovis to Amarillo, and a flight from Amarillo to Denver. Currently commercial service is only available to Albuquerque, said airport director Steve Summers. Summers said the […]

Cochrain, Montie

Montie Cochrain Services: Have been held. Montie Cochrain, 82, of Elida, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 15, 1922, in Elida to Cecil May and Steve B. Cochrain. He lived nearly his entire lifetime on the same ranch. He attended school in Elida and was a member of […]

Smith , Robert F.

Services: have been held. Robert F. Smith, 93, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Retirement Ranch of Clovis. He was born on Feb. 13, 1912, in Pope Mills, N.Y., to Clarence and Anna Smith. He was a dairy-farm laborer. Survivors include a son, Steve Smith of California; and a granddaughter, Genelle Smith of […]

Patton, Bill Ward

Bill Ward Patton Services:Have been held. Mrs. Bill Ward Patton, 83, of Ranchvale, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Hope, to John Carroll and Laura Etta Ward. She attended school in Hope and college at Eastern New Mexico University, leaving to join […]

Maize, Arthur

Arthur Maize Services: Have been held. Mr. Arthur Maize, 74, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 24, 1930, in Torrance County, to Robert Van and Sadie Maize. In 1950 he graduated from Clovis High School. He married Shirley Thomas on Nov. 1, […]

Colson, Eck

Eck Colson Services: Have been held. Mr. Eck Colson, 76, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 26, 1928, in Willie Grove, Tenn., to James and Vera Colson. He moved to Clovis from Tennessee in 1952. He married Lavern Barker on July 16, 1969, in […]

Williams, Steve

Steve Williams Services: Have been held. Steve Williams, 46, formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Southern Specialty Health Care in Lubbock. He was born on July 9, 1958, in Lubbock, to Joy and Charles T. Williams. He grew up in Irving, Texas, where he graduated from McArthur High School in 1978. He […]