Ketcham, William

William Ketcham Services: Have been held. Mr. William Ketcham, 89, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at his home. He was born on Aug. 9, 1913, in Tioga, Colo., to Ellen and Nicholas Ketcham. He married Velma Kindt on June 11, 1939, in Westcliff, Colo. He spent most of his life in Huerfano County, […]

Same name, different state a coincidence

By Jack King Jeff and Phyllis Putney said it was just a “coincidence” they ended up in Clovis, N.M., after spending most of their lives in Clovis, Calif., a city in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Jeff worked for the Post Office in nearby Fresno and Phyllis worked in a local doctor’s office. But when Jeff […]

Wood, James

James Wood Services: Have been held. Mr. James “Jimmy” Wood, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, following a traffic accident west of Muleshoe. He was born on March 16, 1928, in Ballinger, Texas, to Lucy and William Troy Wood. Mr. Wood grew up in the Ballinger area. In 1945, he and his family […]

Reader shares history of Jackman’s store

The editor of this paper passed on an e-mail from Mykell Jackman Brewer of Fairfax, Va. She wrote to tell me two things: First, as far back as anyone today can remember, Jackman’s was in business at 310 and then 312 Main and it was her grandfather, William Thurman Jackson who started Jackman’s Mercantile store […]

CCC chorale hits high note at spring concert

By Janet Bresenham The rousing sounds of patriotism echoed throughout Town Hall at Clovis Community College Sunday afternoon, as the men and women of the High Plains Chorale presented their spring concert. Both the audience and the 37-member singing group were a sea of red, white and blue, with many people still dressed in their […]