James Woods, Philip S. Gillespie

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James Woods Date of birth: July 8, 1924 Dates of service: July 1944 to February 1946 Hometown: Grady Lives in: Grady Theater and location […]

9/30 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 21, through Sept. 28, 2005: • Henry Russle Steward II, 32, of Clovis, to Coretta Ann Brown, 27, of Woodbridge, Va. • Johnny Robert Sparks Jr., 41, of House, to Elizabeth Anne Parmer, 33, of McAllister. • Dallas Ryan McMann, 24, Jamie Ann Hammock, […]

Woods, James

James Woods Service: Have been held. Lt. Colonel James Jerry Woods (Ret.), 48, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 in Doha, Qatar. He was born Dec. 2, 1956, in South Ruislip, England. He served in the Army for 21 years and wore the Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and earned his Combat […]

Black shares PGA experience

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Ronnie Black of Lovington helps Jimmy Joe Robinson of Clovis with his golf game Saturday during a lesson at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Black was at the course to give lessons. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer As he walked to a bench adjacent to the driving range, Ronnie Black […]

Melrose man sentenced to 18 years

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Melrose man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting another man in April 2004. A Curry County jury found Steve Woods, 33, guilty in December of criminal sexual penetration, a first-degree felony, and criminal sexual contact and false imprisonment, both fourth degree felonies. The […]

God’s love will endure for all eternity

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist On Valentine’s Day, we all get excited to assure those we love that we are thinking about them. Love is not something new. Love was conceived in the heart of God. Jesus demonstrated that love on the cross and the apostle Paul tells us that love is the greatest of attributes. […]

Hoover, Vickie Woods

Vickie Woods Hoover Services: Have been held. Vickie Woods Hoover, 67, of Rialto, Calif., died Jan. 5, 2005, in Fontana, Calif., after a short illness. She was born on Nov. 12, 1938, in Melrose, to DeWitte and Lois Woods. She married Darnell Hoover on July 2, 1959, in Melrose. She graduated from Melrose High School […]

Zias can’t hold 16-point lead

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Halftime came at just the right time Thursday for the Texas A&M-Commerce women. Down by 16 points in the first half, the Lions roared back behind double-doubles from Althea Byfield, Katedria Mosley and Portia Mitchell and edged the Eastern New Mexico University Zias 71-67 in a Lone Star […]

Man charged in dealership fire: Cops and Courts

A Clovis man appeared in Curry County Magistrate Court on Thursday to face charges he set the Bender Chevrolet dealership aflame on Oct. 23. Aaron Quinones, 20, of Clovis, was arrested on Nov. 23 after detectives with the Clovis Police Department matched shoe prints taken from the scene with Quinones’ shoes, court records show. Assistant […]

Hunting ‘will never be the same’

The Associated Press BIRCHWOOD, Wis. — Clovis resident Ron Pierson was “absolutely mortified” last week to hear that two acquaintances — Robert Crotteau, 42, and son Joey, 20 — were slain during a deer hunt 20 miles from his former home in Rice Lake, Wis. Pierson said he played softball and socialized with the Crotteaus […]