Teal, Eva

Eva Loree Teal, 88, of Odessa, Texas, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Blue Bonnet Nursing Home in Albany, Texas. She was born on March 24, 1916, in Comanche, Texas, to George C. and Elizabeth Gleaton Anderson. She was raised in Comanche, Weatherford and Littlefield, Texas, and in Springer. She married Julius Crofton Teal on […]

Teal, Julius Crofton

Julius Crofton Teal Services: Have been held. Julius Crofton Teal, 85, of Odessa, Texas, died Monday, March 8, 2004, in Yuma, Ariz. He was born on Aug. 29, 1918, in Comanche, Texas, to Jess and Ada Dyson Teal. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy from Sept. […]

Hill, Dorothy Lofton

Dorothy Lofton Hill Services: Have been held. Dorothy Lofton Hill, 76, of Wichita, Kan., died Sunday, June 27, 2004. She was born on Nov. 12, 1927, in Hollene. She was raised in Clovis and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., with a degree in recreational education. She was preceded in death […]

Hamilton, Joe

Joe Hamilton Services: Have been held. Mr. Joe Hamilton, 75, of Clovis, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Aug. 21, 1928, in Altus, Oklahoma to Houston and Vera Hamilton. He moved to Brownfield, Texas when he was less than a year old. He graduated from Brownfield High School […]

Stabbing suspect says he acted in self defense

By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man accused of stabbing an acquaintance to death Monday afternoon told police in interviews he was acting in self defense, a detective with the Clovis Police Department said. Joel Cordova, 24, of Clovis, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on an open count […]

Clovis schools, Boy Scouts partnering again

By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ staff writer Four schools will continue to use a supplemental academic program thanks to donations from two local companies. Boy Scout District Executive Director Scott Kilian told the Clovis school board on Tuesday he has secured $15,000 in funding for a character-building program owned by the Scouts. “Learning for Life,” is […]

Task force tackling water shortage issues

By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ staff writer Responding to drought conditions that have reached emergency levels in some parts of New Mexico, an interim committee of the State Legislature is holding two days of meetings in Clovis to discuss water supply concerns. Tuesday’s first session of the Water and Natural Resources Committee met at Clovis […]

SWL suspends operations for another year

CNJ STAFF The Southwestern League, a Class A independent minor league baseball circuit which suspended operations for this summer hoping to field at least six to eight teams in 2005, won’t resume its operations now for at least another year. League president Bob Lipp said the league has only about four teams ready to go […]

Hounds set camp for youth

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Eastern New Mexico University senior quarterback Steven Hinson, shown last fall in a game against Angelo State, is one of several Greyhounds football players scheduled to take part in a free camp for area youth in Portales on Aug. 9. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner With the start of football practice just around the […]

City’s annual budget to include major capital projects

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis city commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve a $53.9 million budget for the 2004-05 fiscal year. Tuesday’s meeting took less than 10 minutes since most of the discussion took place in a July 20 daytime budget hearing, commissioners said. The revised budget adopted Tuesday by the commission […]

Kerry should offer support for gun rights

Freedom Editorial P resumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry has amassed perhaps the most liberal voting record in the Senate, as Republican campaign ads will repeatedly remind voters during the campaign season. Yet Sen. Kerry could potentially win the election by going to the right on at least one important constitutional issue: the right to keep […]

Convention: To watch or not to watch

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants would be watching the Democratic and/or Republican national conventions. And if so, what would they be be looking for from the candidates? Some responses: “I AM LOOKING FOR suggested solutions to the mess that Bush got us into that can get us out without another 900 […]

Committee of 50 dates back to 1948

By Don McAlavy Toward the end of 2003, Doc Stewart was recognized for his many years of dedicated and faithful service to the community of Clovis, Cannon Air Force Base and the Committee of 50. He deserved all the applause and thanks he received. The Committee of 50 was organized before Stewart arrived in Clovis, […]

Richardson, Bertha

Bertha Richardson Services: Have been held. Bertha Joan Hernandez Richardson, 50, of formerly of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in Seattle. She was born on Dec. 21, 1953, in Fort Sumner, to Carlos and Pauline Hernandez. She was raised in San Mateo, Calif. She graduated from Hillsdale High School in San Mateo in […]

Cardenas, Eloy

Eloy Cardenas Services: Have been held. Eloy Cardenas, 89, of Muleshoe, died Monday, June 21, 2004, in Muleshoe. He was born on Feb. 4, 1915, in Maxwell. He married Celia Romero in 1964, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran in the Army spending three and one half years as a prisoner of […]

Marez, Freddie J.

Freddie J. Marez Services: Have been held. Freddie J. Marez, 48, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 11, 1956, in Clovis, to Liberato and Eloida Saiz Marez. He married Josie Chavez on Dec. 29, 1973, in Clovis. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1973 to […]

Maurina, Ann

Ann Carole Maurina, 67, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Holland Home Hospice Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was born on Jan. 16, 1937, in Traverse City, Mich., to Ronald Michael and Ruby Irene Monroe Hinshaw. She married Gary Wayne Maurina in 1965, in Grand Rapids. She was a […]

Mitchell, Clydetta

Clydetta Mitchell Services: Have been held. Clydetta Mitchell, 88, of Muleshoe, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Park View Nursing Home in Muleshoe. She was born on Aug. 10, 1915, in Melrose. She married George Y. Mitchell on Nov. 28, 1934, in Portales. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was […]

Hartsfield, Vera

Vera Hartsfield Services: Have been held. Vera Hartsfield, 93, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 18, 1910, in Plains. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; and a brother, Gilbert Hightower. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Hartsfield and Dudley Hartsfield (and wife, Vickie); two […]

Blevins, Arthur E.

Arthur E. Blevins Services:Have been held. Mr. Arthur E. Blevins, 89, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 29, 1915, in Omaha, Ark., to Edgar and Maggie Rabers Blevins. He married Louise M. Anderson on Sept. 8, 1951 in Wichita, Kan. He retired from […]