Volunteer firefighters provide safety net for rural areas

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Texico Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper said his members perform their roles as volunteers for personal enjoyment and for their community. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The 9-1-1 report said the caller was “bleeding profusely.” Texico Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper said he and fellow firefighters rushed to the […]

West Texas residents seeing cotton rat resurgence

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer An eruption of unwelcome and unsightly visitors has disrupted the lives of residents in Parmer County and other West Texas communities. Rick Gilliland, USDA Wildlife Services representative, said favorable weather conditions have fueled a “population explosion” of the hispid cotton rat, an indigenous pest to west Texas and surrounding […]

Schools take precautionary safety measures

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Campus security was heightened at Clovis schools Thursday after the early-morning shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, who died on Thursday night. A school press release said preliminary reports indicate the incident is gang-related so precautionary measures were taken to ensure the safety of the students. Lt. James Schoeffel, public […]

Horton, Terry

Terry Horton Services: Have been held. Terry Horton, 70, of Edmond, Okla., died Friday, July 22, 2005. He was born on May 6, 1935, in Clovis, to Daisy Mae and E.H. Horton. He was the youngest of four sons. He married Elaine Summers in March 1958. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1958 and master’s […]

City councilor undergoes cancer surgery

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Portales city councilor is hospitalized following surgery Wednesday to remove cancerous tumors in his colon, officials said. Alfred Bachicha, 79, was diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday and taken to the Amarillo Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, City Manager Debi Lee said. “Our family has always been faith driven,” […]

Terry, Violet

Violet Terry Services:Have been held. Mrs. Violet Opal Terry, 99, of Dora, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 25, 1905, in Ellis County, Texas, to Laura and Harvey Johnson. She and her husband owned and operated Terry’s Grocery in Dallas from 1930 to 1945. They moved to eastern […]

Terry, Raydean

Raydean Terry Services: Have been held. Raydean Terry, 82, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 7, 1923, in Albuquerque, to Rosa and Thomas W. Brazil. When she was 5, the family moved to Alaska and at the age of 15 they moved to the Arch community. […]

Keith Terry, Keith

Keith Terry Services: Have been held. Keith Terry, 64, of Portales, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 19, 1940, in Portales, to Musette and Bob Terry. He married Judy Cummingson on Aug. 27, 1958, in Farwell. He lived his entire life in and around Portales. He was a […]

Riley, Ruby

Services: Have been held. Ruby Riley, 74, of Muleshoe, died Friday March 4, 2005, at Parkview Retirement Home in Muleshoe. She was born on March 15, 1930, in Portales, to Mary and J.W. Terry. She was born and raised west of Portales. She married Fred L. Riley on May 4, 1947, in Arch. They made […]

Portales now feels closer in Iraq

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ernie Aguilar is looking for a hometown feeling this holiday season. Some Portales residents are working to help him find it. Sgt. Aguilar of the medical section of the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion is in Iraq, where he provides medical care and preventative health services to Army troops. […]

Been, Myron O.

Myron O. Been Services: Have been held. Mr. Myron O. “Bill” Been, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 1, 1917, in St. Louis, to Millie and Clarence R. Been. He married Helen Neidert on Nov. 9, 1938, in Perryville, Mo. They moved to […]

Wheeler , Winona

Winona Wheeler Services: Have been held. Winona Ethel “Bo Bo” Wheeler, 92, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 13, 1911, in Hitchcock, Okla., to John Gaety and Louise Ethel Maise Fry. She married Claud Wheeler on April 19, 1929, in Elk City, […]

Hungry for life: Football player fights cystic fibrosis

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Clovis Christian senior Corey Hastings prays before the start of a game against the New Mexico School for the Deaf on Thursday at Jim Hill Field in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor When Corey Hastings was 4, his father ordered him an adult’s steak-finger basket at a Dairy Queen. […]

Chavez, Andrea

Andrea Chavez Services: Have been held. Andrea Faye Chavez, 49, of Mineral Wells, Texas, died on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1955, in Portales, to Clark and Ann Yandell Terry Rains. She married Alfred Chavez on July 14, 1973, in Oxnard, Calif. She was a regional manager […]

Junior rodeo’s economic impact strong in Clovis

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Success at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals was not limited to the performers. Clovis was a winner as well, City Manager Raymond Mondragon said on Sunday. “Parents and relatives of the participants spent their money here,” he said. “They shopped and ate at restaurants. I would call the […]

American gets past Roosevelt

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American second baseman Corbin Best sprints out of the box after laying down a bunt during Friday’s District 3 major division game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Tall compared to his fellow 11- and 12-year-olds in Friday’s game, Roosevelt County pitcher Ty Terry had a group of […]

Roosevelt County jumps out early

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Clovis Zias’ Marcellino Prucey throws a pitch in the first inning of Tuesday’s Major League all-star tournament game at Portales. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Nothing could stop Roosevelt County Tuesday night, except the weather. The Portales-based squad pounded out five extra-base hits in a six-run first inning and […]

McCormick, Terry W.

Terry Wendell McCormick Services: private services will be held at a later date. Terry Wendell McCormick, 60, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at the Albuquerque VA Hospital. He was born on Sept. 17, 1943, to James Wendell and Elsie Pauline Bailey McCormick. He married Vickie Haskins on Aug. 17, 1993. He spent his […]

Fish, Terry Lynn

Terry Lynn Fish Services: Have been held. Terry Lynn Fish, 49, of Lubbock, a computer consultant, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at his home in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 28, 1955, in Clovis, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1973. He farmed in the Ranchvale community until he moved to Lubbock in 1995 […]

Bedinger, Ken

Ken Bedinger Services: Have been held. Ken Bedinger, 60, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1943, in Portales to Lillie and Andrew E. Bedinger. His family moved to Portales in 1960 and he graduated from Portales High School in 1961. In 1962, he joined the […]