In tribute: Decorated pilot was hero at home, family says

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Allen McGuire served his country in three armed conflicts, but that’s not why his daughter thinks everyone at his funeral service called him a hero. “I don’t think they were talking about his war record,” Martha McGuire said. “I’m confident they were talking about what a remarkable husband, father […]

June 4, 2006 Births

Bodee Aeson Bratcher was born March 25, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Matt and Adri Bratcher of Clovis He weighed 7 pounds, 3.4 ounces. He has a sister, Mattison, 4. Grandparents are Tim and Judy Bratcher of Bowie, Texas, and Jim and Jackie McElroy of Conchas Dam. Great-grandparents are Carl and […]

Hancock, Charles

Charles S. Hancock, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1942, in Greenville, Mich. He came to Clovis in 1998. He enjoyed wood crafting, being outdoors, hunting and fishing, family members said. He served two terms in Vietnam and was a retired gunnery sergeant […]

Tim Taylor

Mr. Tim Taylor, 48, of Portales, died Oct. 30, 2005, at the Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 4, 1957, in Lovington to Sunny Jo and Charlie N. Taylor. The Taylor family moved to Elida when Tim was a little boy. He graduated from Elida High School in 1975. He worked […]

Taylor , R.B.

R.B. Taylor Services: Have been held. R.B. Taylor, 44, of Clovis, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 4, 1961, in Albuquerque, to Joe B. and Nancy Null Taylor. He married Brenda Schilling on July 10, 1982, in Clovis. He was the past owner of Taylor Motors. He worked […]

Clovis grad to appear on national TV

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer One of Clovis’ own — author and motivational speaker Tim Sanders — will appear Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s TODAYShow. The 1979 Clovis High School graduate said the unique faces and places of Clovis were a source of inspiration for his new book, “The Likeability Factor: How to Boost […]

ENMU football signs two

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of two incoming freshmen to national letters of intent — safety Adrian Dorsey of R.L. Turner High School in Irving, Texas, and linebacker Tim Roy of Copperas Cove (Texas) High School. Dorsey and Roy bring to nine the total […]

Fajardo, George

George Fajardo Services: Have been held. George F. Fajardo, 65, of Brea, Calif., died on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Brea Community Hospital. He was born on Feb. 10, 1939, in Puerto de Luna. Family members said he worked as a plant manager for a packing house. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Fajardo, of Brea, […]

Biker was a family man and good friend

By David Stevens: CNJ Managing Editor The accident happened more than six months ago. Shellie Lasiter is still writing letters, encouraging others to write letters, still making telephone calls, still speaking to anyone who will listen, determined to keep her husband’s memory alive, determined to challenge stereotypical images about motorcycle riders. “Sometimes people make the […]

Alexander, Calvin

Calvin R. Alexander, 84, of Portales died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on April 4, 1919, in Honey Grove, Texas, to Ida May and Fletcher Alexander. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II serving as a guard for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at his […]