Poff, Oscar

Oscar Poff Services: Have been held. Mr. Oscar Poff, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 13, 1929, in Littlefield, Texas, to Maude and James Michael Poff. He moved to Portales with his family in 1931. He was working on a ranch in […]

Page, Sherry

Sherry Page Services: Have been held. Mrs. Sherry Page, 53, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 7, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., to Virginia and Robert Smith. She grew up in Pomona, Calif., where she attended schools. She then attended Eastern New Mexico […]

Ethridge, Lois

Lois Ethridge Services: Have been held. Lois Ethridge, 91, of Hereford, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 19, 1913, in Arkansas, to Jesse James and Emma Virgie Davis Clayton. She married Marion T. Rutter in 1931 in Clovis. He died in 1959. She married R.L. Ethridge in 1965 […]

Cooper, Rubye L.

Rubye L. Cooper Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rubye L. Cooper, 93, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on June 29, 1911, in Rosedale, Okla., to Asa Wade and Etta Mable Eaton. She came to Curry County in 1929. She and her husband Edgar farmed […]

Taylor, Ira Lindell

Ira Lindell Taylor Services: Have been held. Ira Lindell Taylor, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Laural Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 13, 1919, in Nashville, Ark., to Charles Columbus and Flora Bell Laurent Taylor. He was an engineer for AT&SF Railroad for 37 years retiring in 1984, […]

Brown, Greg

Greg Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Greg Brown, 48, of Portales died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. A lifelong resident of Portales, Brown was born Oct. 23, 1956, to Gordon and Mary Lela “Pete” Brown. He graduated from Portales High School in 1974. While in high school, he started working at Bishop […]

Hudson, Henry Osmer

Henry Osmer Hudson Services: Have been held. Henry Osmer Hudson, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born April 5, 1922, to Luther O. and Clara Bostick Hudson in Forrest. He married Marrion Woods on June 9, 1951, in Lubbock. He was a rancher in House. He was a […]

Thomas, Essie B.

Essie B. Thomas Services: Have been held. Essie B. Thomas, 75, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 25, 1929, in Prairie Hill, Texas, to Lando and Essie B. Jones Green. She was a cosmetologist and owned Essie’s Beauty Shop from 1962 to 1980, and assisted in […]

Mount, Esmeralda

Esmeralda Mount Services: Have been held. Esmeralda “Esmie” Mount, 66, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 18, 1938, in La Loma, to Roman and Lugardita Romero Gonzalez. She married Michael Mount on June 9, 1967, in Clovis. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Sierra, Jose

Jose Sierra Services: Have been held. Jose Eduardo Sierra, 51, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 13, 1953, in Guadalupe la Rueba Durango, Mexico. This summer he moved from Portales to Clovis to live with his daughter. He moved to Muleshoe in 1971. […]

Black, Arvel L.

Arvel Lee Black Services: Have been held. Arvel Lee “A.L.” Black, 86, of Friona, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona. He was born on July 16, 1918, in Hollene. He married Clyde Alice Caroland on July 16, 1939, in Clovis. They moved to Parmer County in 1944. He was […]

Woman busted in search of hit man

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A former Bovina chiropractor has been arrested on charges she paid an undercover Clovis police detective to kill her ex-husband and his father. Shannon Hollister, 34, of Mount Vernon, Wash., was arrested Saturday without incident in Mount Vernon north of Seattle after she wired $5,000 to the undercover detective […]

Clovis fugitive caught

CNJ staff A Clovis man who evaded police for days after being accused of shooting a woman in the foot was arrested late Sunday night. Antonio “Tony” Maes, 21, was arrested in Tucumcari on charges that included receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest. He is jailed in Quay County on […]

Man greets police with gun

CNJ staff A Clovis man who greeted police with a handgun Monday night at his residence was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, police said. Police initially sought to question Eduarodo Ordonez, 27, on potential charges of battery on a household member. But when they approached his home in the 600 […]

Stores implement double coverage

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer New Mexico convenience store employees will not have to brave the graveyard shift alone any more. Starting today, convenience stores must have two employees working between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or only allow customers access to clerks through safety features such as bulletproof glass under a new regulation […]