No. 2 Kingsville stays unbeaten — barely

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Junior running back Ryan Beard scored his third touchdown of the game, a 4-yard run with 1:07 left, and second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 29-22 Saturday night in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at Greyhound Stadium. Beard’s touchdown capped […]

Caughran, James Virgil

James Virgil Caughran Services: Have been held. James Virgil Caughran, 84, of Mount Taylor, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. He was born on Oct. 25, 1919, in Grady, to Harry Lonzo and Wannie Belle Caughran. He married Elsie Faith Bliss on June 29, 1941. They moved in the mid-1940s to Dove Creek, Colo., where he […]

Albuquerque man pleads innocent in Realtor’s slaying

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — A 27-year-old Albuquerque man has pleaded innocent to shooting a well-respected real estate agent in the back of the head and leaving his body in a closet inside a home he was trying to sell. Mario Lucas Chavez entered his plea Friday, the same day family members buried 74-year-old […]

Public Record, 8-22-04

Compiled from court records from Aug. 12 through Aug. 18 Marriage Licenses James Reese, III, 25, of Hinesville, Ga., and Elizabeth Marie Landers, 18, of Clovis. Daniel William Fazio, 19, of Holbrook, N.Y., and Yachira Marie Ostolaza, 19, of Oxford, Ala. David Ray Bock, Jr., 25, and Shelly Lynn Carroll, 22, both of Clovis. Duane […]

N.M. pioneers present for Texico’s start

Don McAlavy Back in 1943, Ira Taylor and his wife had an auction of their livestock and property near Texico. “Colonel” Dick Dosher conducted the auction that Jan. 6. It was announced that the Taylors were writing the final chapter for the residents of Texico’s undisputed original pioneer family. They were pulling up stakes after […]

Smith, Tamara

Tamara Smart Smith, 28, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at her home in Portales. She was born Dec. 19, 1975, in Hobbs to Vanessa and Charlie Smart. Smith made her home in Hobbs until the fall of 2002 when she came to Portales to make her home with her father. In high school, she was […]

Coffey, Leanoard

Leonard Coffey Services: Have been held. Mr. Leonard Coffey, 82, of Clovis, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on March 30, 1922, in Rawls, Texas, to Lonnie and Claire Griffin Coffey. He married Thelma Skeen on July 3, 1943, in Clovis. He was a member and a […]

Stokes, Clayton

Clayton Stokes Services: Have been held. Clayton Stokes, 16, of Causey, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Roosevelt County. He was born on March 21, 1987, in Carlsbad, to Cathy and Jim Stokes. He grew up in Causey and attended Dora schools. He was active in both varsity basketball and baseball at Dora High School. […]

Food bank not saved by funds

By Glen Seeber Life Saver Food Bank personnel had hoped $50,000 from the state would help “save their bacon,” but the funds were crossed off the capital outlay list on Wednesday. For Nancy Taylor, executive director of the food bank, it was an opportunity to say “cheese” and put on a happy face — but […]

Olson, Barbara “Barb”

Barbara “Barb” Olson Services: Have been held. Barbara “Barb” Olson, 57, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. She was born on June 23, 1946 in Deluth, Minn. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence M. Kujawa; her father; an infant son; a brother; and a sister. Survivors include her husband, Randy […]

Cannon has friendly faces for spouses

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Ellen Saccoia-Smith, family and work life consultant at the Family Support Center at Cannon Air Force Base and a military spouse, talks about the challenges military spouses face during an interview at the base in January. (Photo by Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Ellen Saccoia-Smith’s first military move was […]

Taylor, Imogene

Imogene Taylor Services: Have been held. Mrs. Imogene Taylor, 99, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born April 26, 1904, in Gail, Texas, to Lula and Charlie Benjamin Morrison. The oldest of six children, she was baptized in the Church of Christ at an early age and […]

Public Record 12/26

Compiled from court records from Dec. 18 through Dec. 22 Marriage Licenses Charles Christopher Martinez, 22, and Monique Marie Duffield, 37, both of Clovis. Paul Andrew Macias, 31, of Clovis, and Regina Renae Oden, 29, of Portales. William Charley Musick, 77, and Frances Lona Priebe, 77, both of Clovis. George Ruperto Gonzales, 57, and Ninfa […]

Taylor, Boyd

Boyd Taylor Services: Have been held. Mr. Boyd Taylor, 83, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. He was born on May 21, 1920, in Dawson County, Texas, to Ruth and Bud Taylor. At an early age, his family moved to New Mexico and settled on a ranch […]

Javelinas’ passing attack sinks ENMU

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior quarterback Daniel Taylor survived five sacks by Eastern New Mexico University, throwing for 322 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville past the Greyhounds 44-26 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Taylor completed 17 of 25 passes as the Javelinas (7-1, 4-0 South), ranked fourth […]

Fahnert, Joseph Jr.

Joseph Fahnert Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Joseph “Joe” Allan Fahnert Jr., 84, of Clovis, a retired printer, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born May 30, 1919, in New Orleans, to Joseph Allan and Theresa Helena Fahnert. He served in the U.S. Army. Upon separation he […]

Possible gross receipts tax looms for charities

Eric Butler New Mexico’s non-profit groups do not pay gross receipts taxes for commercial services or for goods sold. They’d like to keep it that way. The state’s Blue Ribbon Tax Committee meets this week to consider a series of tax proposals it will recommend to Gov. Bill Richardson. One proposal would require non-profit agencies […]

Bridges, Milton

Milton Bridges Services: Have been held. Milton Doane Bridges, 73, of Georgetown, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003. He was born on June 24, 1930, in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, to Dr. Milton Arlanden and Marie Troutwine Bridges. He lived in New York City until 1939 when he moved to Houston after his father died. He […]

Taylor, Georgia

Georgia Taylor Services: Have been held. Mrs. Georgia Vera “Granny” Taylor, 96, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. She was born on Jan. 16, 1907, in Mill Creek, Okla., to William and Francis Duke Tolar. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers, a daughter; and a son. She is […]

Liberia another political minefield

By Mona Charen International as well as domestic pressure is building on President Bush to commit American troops to the suffering country of Liberia. For some, such a pure humanitarian intervention would salve the wound of Iraq, in which the United States offended world opinion by pursuing its own national interests. There is little doubt […]