Ward, Alton

Alton M. Ward, 74, of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born July 5, 1931, to David S. and Fannie Riley Ward in Portales. He married Betty Ann Cherry on Aug. 9, 1948, in Amarillo. He worked in asphalt construction for K. Barnett & Sons for […]

Parade showcases floats, lights, holiday spirit

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Boy scouts from troop 226 ride atop their float in the ninth annual Christmas Light Parade on Main Street Saturday night. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Nina Galvon, 15, sat in a folding chair on Main Street, bundled in a blanket with hot cocoa in hand, as she waited alongside […]

Ward, Janice

Janice Ward Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel. Janice Gayle Ward, 51 of Rio Rancho, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at her home in Rio Rancho. Miss Ward was born March 3, 1954, in Clovis to Henry Allen and Dorothy Marie Fisher Ward. Family members said she was diagnosed with mental retardation at […]

Portales business owner uneasy about BRAC

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — One Portales business owner said he doubts his company would survive if Cannon Air Force Base closes. George Combs, owner of Combs Electric, said he has 20 employees, and 18 of them are working on the runway lights at Cannon Air Force Base. A retired Korean War veteran, Combs said his […]

Gateway Christian ends Elida’s tourney run

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Elida may well come down this road again. And so might the Tigers’ opponent Tuesday in the semifinal round of the Class 1A tournament. Two very young squads faced off at St. Pius high school in Albuquerque for the right to play for the 1A state championship. And it was […]

Adams, Clarence

Clarence Adams Services: Have been held. Clarence Siringo Adams, 84, of Roswell, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1920, in Corona, to John C. and Alice M. Adams. He spent his years in southeastern New Mexico as a teacher, educator, historian, author, writer, editor and outdoorsman. He […]

Regenhardt, Thelma

Services: Have been held. Dora Natalie Olmsted, 77, of Powell, Wyo., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 2, 1927, near Mesa to Robert H. and Goldie V. Porter Elliott. She married Gene Olmsted on March 25, 1960, in Powell, Wyo. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter and […]

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 […]

In Tribute: Railroad engineer loved to make others laugh

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer He was a railroad engineer, a private man who couldn’t turn down a game of poker or resist a good joke, and a man who deeply cared about his family. Maurice McGill of Clovis died at the Retirement Ranch Dec. 1. He was 72. Born in 1932, McGill joined […]

Ward, Bill

Bill Ward Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned […]

Local bodybuilder earns second place in Texas competition

CNJ STAFF Clovis resident Rob Ward finished second out of nine competitors in the novice lightweight division of the Texas Shredder Classic bodybuilding championship on May 1 in Austin, Texas. The novice lightweight division is for contestants at 156 pounds and below. The 25-year-old Ward, a certified personal trainer at Bodies in Motion in Clovis, […]

Sweatin’ for perfection

By Michelle Seeber Healthy lifestyle requires proper nutrition, exercise. Rob Ward has been working out since he was 16 years old. The 25-year-old Clovis resident is a personal trainer at a local gym in Clovis. He began working out to build his body muscle mass. When he first started, he weighed only 125 pounds. Today, […]

Gross receipts taxes pass throughout area

By Michelle Seeber Tuesday proved a good night for supporters of gross-receipts tax hikes. Like Clovis, voters in Melrose and Texico said OK to proposals aimed at funding water issues. In Melrose, voters overwhelmingly (61-9) approved a 1/16th of a percent gross-receipts tax. Texico’s proposed quarter-percent tax hike also got the majority (55-24). Both communities […]

ENMU students help presidential candidate set record

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS PORTALES — Six Eastern New Mexico University students helped Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean set a Guinness World Record on Monday night. In a Campus Union Building room decorated with Dean posters and stickers, students listened to one of 3,577 phone lines nationwide in Dean’s record-setting conference call. Dean answered questions on everything […]

Ward, Cora

Cora Ward Services: Have been held. Mrs. Cora Edith Ward, 95, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 11, 1907, in Waters Park, Texas, to Reuben Benjamin and Blanche Elizabeth Dunks. Mrs. Ward worked for many years at Cauole Engraving Co. […]

Ward, Loren

Loren Ward Services: Have been held. Mr. Loren Ward, 28, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. He was born on Sept. 2, 1974, in Portales, to Teresa and James P. Ward. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1993. He served for […]