Zorns, Reba

Reba Zorns Services: Have been held. Reba Ferne Zorns, 89, of Austin, Texas, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Cedar Park, Texas. She was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Gray, Okla., to John M. and Laura Denton Elmore. She moved to Perryton, Texas, where she finished high school. She lived in Brownfield from 1944 until […]

Anderson, Nellie

Nellie Anderson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nellie Anderson, 93, of Clovis, a bookkeeper, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her home. She was born March 10, 1910, in Garza County, Texas, to A.B. and Ida Stewart. She was born to a pioneering family in West Texas. She worked for years with her husband operating […]

June a busy month for CHS basketball

CNJ STAFF June is a busy month for the Clovis High boys basketball program. Nine members of the Wildcats participated in the Cibola team camp in Albuquerque over the weekend. The Cats posted a 6-2 record, losing only to the host Cougars and Rio Rancho. Their victories were over St. Pius, St. Michael’s, Santa Fe, […]

Skeen, Valda

Valda Skeen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Valda Lea Skeen, 91, of Bovina, a seamstress, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born on March 17, 1912, in Hedley, Texas, to Henry and Leah Grant Forgerson. She moved from Texas to Texico where she attended school. She married William […]

Crume, Ruth

Ruth Crume Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Crume, 89, of Portales, an Elida school teacher, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 10, 1913, in Mullen, Texas, to Bamma and the Rev. R.W. Bynum. She was raised in central and east Texas. She graduated from […]

Rain storm is hail on some farmers

By Mike Linn A surge of timely rain in Roosevelt County and some unwelcomed hail near the Texas state line over the weekend has brought both joy and unrest to local farmers. While the rain over the weekend was a welcome commodity to the west side of the sun-baked county, hail on the east side […]

Curry, Harvey

Harvey Curry Services: No services will be held. Mrs. Harvey Lou Curry, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 25, 1915, in Henrietta, Texas, to William Harve and Tula Mae Childress Strawn. She married Paul Curry on Oct. 10, 1937, in Clovis. She was […]

Area athletes get chance to shine

By Dave Wagner So much for New Mexico State University redshirt freshman and 2002 Clovis High graduate Nathan Nuttall easing into his college football career. Nuttall is a leading contender for the starting strong safety position for NMSU, which opens its 2003 schedule on Aug. 30 at the University of Texas. “‘Hello, Nathan, you get […]

Jackson, S.L.

S.L. Jackson Services: Have been held. Mr. S.L. “Tuney” Jackson Jr., 75, of Floyd, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his home. He was born on March 24, 1928, in Olton, Texas, to Betty and S.L. Jackson. He attended school in Olton for several years. He graduated from high school in Carisa Springs, Texas, in […]

Byrd, Robert

Robert Byrd Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert Byrd, 92, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on April 28, 1911, in Martin County, Texas. He married Ethel Irene Gray on Aug. 5, 1929, in Hale County, Texas. He moved to Clovis in 1965 from the […]

Hounds sign first basketball recruit

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Kennis Green, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing from Blinn (Texas) College, is the first of what Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan hopes is four players who will sign a national letter of intent with the Greyhounds this spring. Green averaged 17.6 points and four rebounds a game […]

Block, William

William Block Services: Have been held. Mr. William Arthur “Bill” Block, 86, of Portales, died April 11, 2003, at a Temple, Texas, hospital. He was born on June 25, 1916, in at Gotebo, Okla., to Abraham and Agnes Martens Block. He married M. Lavada Mitchell on Dec. 28, 1935, in Hobart, Okla. He farmed his […]

Burton, Mable

Mable Burton Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mable V. Burton, 94, of Albuquerque, a housewife, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in Albuquerque. She was born on July 5, 1908, in Shawnee, Okla. She was a resident of Clovis for more than 50 years. She married Nick Burton on June 21, 1931, in Clovis. She was […]

King, Oma

Oma King Services: Have been held. Mrs. Oma Little Akin King, 96, of Odessa, Texas, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at the Home Hospice House in Odessa. She was born on Aug. 3, 1906, in Gilmore, Ky., to Flint and Susan Little. She married Bo Akin in 1923 and she married Mike King in 1962. […]

Romero, Alvin

Alvin Romero Services: Have been held. Mr. Alvin Theodore Romero, 43, a rancher, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Garita. He was born May 11, 1959, in Las Vegas, N.M. He grew up in Trujillo and attended Robertson High School in Las Vegas. He had ranched for 25 years at the Hage and Webb Land […]

Brownlow, Ruth

Ruth Brownlow Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Marie Brownlow, 72, of Santa Anna, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Louis and Susie Pittard Dowell. She married William Buford Brownlow on Oct. 5, 1946, in Portales. She worked […]

Shipley, Donald

Donald Shipley Services: Have been held. Mr. Donald Shipley, 89, of Dimmitt, Texas, a retired service manager, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Quality Care Nursing Center in Waco, Texas. He was born on Dec. 20, 1913, in St. Vrain, to John and Nancy Shirley Shipley. He was a resident of Dimmitt since 1977. He […]

Clovis History Tied to Land

Don McAlavy David Calvin Myers and his family stand outside of their home at 123 Prince St. in Clovis in 1916. Photo Courtesy of High Plains Historical Foundation. “The old-time cowmen were a type of which we will never see again. They are as distinct as gold is from silver. They came from the same […]