4/30 Weddings

Baird/Hornsby Lori Ella Baird and John Darren Hornsby, both of Birmingham, Ala., were joined in marriage March 31, 2006, in Birmingham. The Rev. Ron Allen Headley performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Donna M. Cooper Sisson of Lubbock and Billy R. Cooper of Farwell. The bridegroom is the son […]

3/17 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 8 through Wednesday: • Jose Dolores Vasquez, 32, to Melissa Ann Bonness, 23, both of Clovis. • Salvador Cobos Barajas, 26, to Michelle Venegas Garcia, 32, both of Clovis. • Jake Andrew Chavez, 31, to Bernadette Marie Chavez, 26, both of Clovis. • Gabriel […]

Deen, Janie

Mrs. Janie Lou Deen, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Sunset Villa in Roswell. She was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Lubbock to Rosa Lorina and Joseph Arthur Akens. Her family moved to the Portales area when she was young. She married C.B. Waide in 1938. He died in 1947. She married Ulis Deen […]

Ford, Earl

Earl A. Ford, 78, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Evansville, Ind., to Earl Anderson and Gladys Hayhurst Ford. He married Ruth Mendoza on Jan. 7, 1947, in El Paso, Texas. He was a longtime Clovis resident. He came to Clovis to […]

Sears, Mary

Mary Maxine Sears, 80, of Clovis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Francis Bert and Mary Herrall Allen. She married Leo Sears, and after his death, Robert Adams in 1943 in Clovis. She was a homemaker, enjoyed taking care of her […]

Pinkston, Mary

Mary Lou Pinkston, 83, of Melrose died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Trent, Texas, to Issac Allen and Ida Kelly Bright. She was a longtime resident of the Melrose community. She married J.B. Pinkston on Dec. 9, 1945. in Melrose. She and her husband […]

Allen, Beverly A.

Beverly Ann Allen, 68, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at her home. She was born June 29, 1937, in Des Moines, to Milton and Evelyn Longwill Bennett. She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She and her husband owned and operated Smyth Auto Supply until their retirement in 1984. She was a member […]

12/2 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 17, through Wednesday: • Jonathan Johann Johnson, 20, to Laura Perales, 30 both of Clovis. • Jonathan Joseph Gerlach, 23,to Morgan Maree Curry, 21 both of Clovis. • Lynn Edward Maddox, 63, of Big Spring, Texas, to Janet Earlene Stork, 53, of Clovis. • […]

Allen McGuire

Allen McGuire Date of birth: Feb. 26, 1918 Dates of service: September 1942 to March 1973 Hometown: Clarksville City, Texas Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: European: Duxford, England Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Lieutenant colonel Unit and specialty: 78th fighter group; fighter pilot Veterans organizations: Daedalions In his words: Growing up as […]

First spouse’s role cast in glaring light

By Leonard Pitts I have a crush on the president of the United States. Perhaps more accurately, I’ve had a crush on Geena Davis, the woman who plays her Tuesday nights on ABC, ever since she guest-starred on “Family Ties” back in ’84. Those lips! Those legs! That height! Point being, I’m happy to talk […]

Allen, Willard

Willard Allen Services: Have been held. Willard Allen, 65, of Artesia, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 12, 1939, in Roswell, to Ned W. and Inez Wright Allen. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1958. He served in the Army from 1960 to 1964. He married Nellie Gibson […]

Griffin , James

James Griffin Services: Have been held. James Edward “Jim” Griffin, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1929, in Stamford, Texas, to Noah Anderson and Amanda Corrine Jones. He was baptized in the First Christian Church and graduated in 1947 from Breckenridge High School in […]

Farmers’ Market open for season

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Buddy Jorde sorts through a basket of potatoes Tuesday afternoon. Jorde’s family farms approximately 600 acres and brings produce to sell at the Clovis Farmers’ Market. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Dennis Shaw dusts fresh dirt off one of the red onions he picked just before he came to set […]

Theater expansion nears completion

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Willie Flowers mixes varnish in one of the three new auditoriums in the new addition Monday at the North Plains Cinema 4. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An expansion project at Allen Theaters in the North Plains Mall that was delayed more than two months by weather is nearing […]

Jones, Rannell

Rannell Jones Services: Have been held. Mr. Rannell Jones, 90, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on Sept. 12, 1914, in Buffalo Gap, Texas, to Lou and Randolph B. Jones. He was one of nine children. Jones graduated Hope high school in 1933 where he was […]

Ivey, Rex

Rex Ivey Services: 4 p.m. (CST) today at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel in Lubbock. Rex Allen Ivey, 65, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 23, 1939, in Pettit, Texas, to Bervel and Mildred Ivey. He married Linda Sue Baer on Sept. 18, 1965. He […]

Late 3-pointer does in Zias

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ENMU’s Tia Doss drives down the lane in the second half Thursday against Central Oklahoma. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Freshman forward Lacie Allen hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 14 seconds left, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 54-52 victory over Eastern New Mexico University […]

Gossett, E.J.

E.J. Gossett Services: Have been held. Mr. E. J. Gossett, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in Portales. He was born on Sept. 17, 1921, in Ryan, Okla., to Ida and Charlie P. Gossett. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1942, and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served for 33 months in […]

Cunningham, Allen

Allen Cunningham Services: Have been held. Allen Ray Cunningham, 52, of Tatum, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Nor Lea General Hospital in Lovington. He was born on July 16, 1952, in Farmington, to James and Rose Cunningham. He married Carla Reeves on April 9, 1976, in Portales. He was a member of Living Water […]

Binder, Michael

Michael Binder Services: Have been held. Michael Binder, 41, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004 at his home. He was born on Aug. 6, 1963, in Lubbock, to Randy and Sue Marshall Binder. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He graduated from Guthrie High School in 1981 and worked for Allsup’s Convenience […]