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 […]

Business continues to grow in Clovis

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IHOP officials are hoping the restaurant being built on North Prince Street will be open by the first week of November. The national restaurant chain is expected to employee 40-50 workers. (Staff photo by Tova Fruchtman) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer While one national retailer is set to move out of town, several others […]

Allen, Elberta

Elberta Allen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elberta E. Allen, 75, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 22, 1929, in Portales, to Margia Hayne Camden and Richard Wilson Boyles. She attended school in Portales. She had lived in Portales and Clovis most of her life. She […]

Teel, George

George Teel Services: Have been held. George Olin Teel, 87, of Hope, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in Artesia. He was born on Nov. 21, 1916, in Hope, to George Samuel and Elna Stem Teel. He married Madie F. Reeves on Feb. 12, 1941, in Elk. He was a rancher and member of Hope United […]

Man of the movies

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By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent At 13, Abby Parrish started his first job working at the Varsity drive-in movie theater in Portales. Nearly 45 years later, Parrish still enjoys the lights and nights. He’s enjoyed a career managing movie theaters, from Carlsbad to Uvalde, Texas. He’s been in Clovis since 1980, where he’s now general […]

Mall theater adding screens

By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer Black plastic covered the fronts of two businesses in North Plains Mall Monday — L.A. Subs and C.N. Express — leaving employees and shoppers no option but to seek food elsewhere. The closings are temporary, according to Cindy Banister, property manager for North Plains Mall. But not so temporary […]

CHS netters turn back Cavegirls

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Patricia Gallegos and Andrea Curry won singles matches and teamed up for a victory at No. 1 doubles Saturday, leading the Clovis High girls tennis team past Carlsbad 5-4 in a District 4-5A dual. Gallegos beat Caitlin Allen 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles while Curry got past Janessa Elkins 6-2, […]

Powers, Judy

Judy Powers Services: Have been held. Judy Nell Allen Powers, 64, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Feb. 15, 1940, in Clovis, to Vernon and Opal Allen. She married Burl Powers on Aug. 7, 1958, in Clovis. They moved to El Paso, Texas, in […]

Organizations 3/14

Grady Alpha Club The Grady Alpha Club met on March 2, 2004, at the Grady Senior Citizens with Maxine Grau and Margie Woods as hostesses. The program was bow making by Linda Brown. Katy McKechnie, president, called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m. with 10 members present. Prayer requests were honored. The Nite Owls, […]

Lewis, Dorothy

Dorothy Jeane Lewis, 80, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 19, 1923, in Dallas. She married William E. Lewis on April 1, 1945, in Clovis. She was a longtime resident of Clovis and a member of Kingswood Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; […]

Spalding, Dan W.

Dan Wesley Spalding Services: Have been held. Dan Wesley Spalding, 78, of Midland, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004. He was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Sadler, Texas, to Calvin Luther Spalding and Mary Arvilla Harshbarger Spalding. On Sept. 6, 1952, he married Ena Louis McWilliams Gresham. They spent 35 years in Portales, where he […]

Stevens, Johnny A.

Johnny Allen Stevens Services: No service will be held at this time. Johnny Allen Stevens, 57, of Truth or Consequences died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 18, 1946, in Hot Springs, to John Lee and Dorothy Marie Martin Stevens. He was a retired meter reader for PNM Gas […]

Waide, Clay

Clay Waide Services: Have been held. Clay Waide, 83, of Clovis, an electrical contractor, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 4, 1920, in Ochiltree County, Texas, to Garrett and Beulah Allen Waide. He was a member of Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. He married Nell Cogdill on Dec. […]

Chavez, Helen

Helen Chavez Service: Have been held. Helen Chavez, 91, of Clovis died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at her home following an illness. She was born Nov. 10, 1912, in Tularosa to James Allen and the former Luisa Vigil. She married Doroteo Chavez in Santa Rosa on Aug. 27, 1931. She made her home in Texas, […]

Allen, Bernice

Bernice Allen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bernice Allen, 88, of Portales died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on March 17, 1915, in Comanche, Texas, to Ellen and C.C. Westfall. While she was in grade school, the family moved to Dexter. Then they moved to Portales where she […]

Government’s ideas of ‘heroes’ is skewed

Mona Charen I sometimes wonder whether a nation that sends girls like Jessica Lynch into battle and punishes soldiers like Lt. Col. Allen West is quite in its right mind. Why is Jessica Lynch’s story worthy of a book, a TV movie and a waltz through celebrity central on ABC, NBC, CNN, etc.? Meaning no […]

Burning down the house…

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Clovis firefighters Jeff Allen, Eric Blair and Steve Logan keep an eye on a fire Friday, Oct 17, as they demonstrate a kitchen fire as part of an arson exercise for the Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators conference. By Jack King The room — in the Girl Scout Little House at Seventh and […]

American gains finals

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Clovis American first baseman Lucas Walthers throws a Roswell Noon Optimist runner out from his knees in Tuesday’s losers bracket final of the state 9-10 Llittle League tournament at Beachum Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis American managed only three hits, all in the final inning, but took advantage of 12 walks […]

Second chance at magic

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Krystal Allen dances with her boyfriend Derek Saiz during a “second prom” Thursday at the Holiday Inn. The 2003 Clovis High graduate missed her prom because of injuries suffered when she was hit by a vehicle. Photo by Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Krystal Allen traded in her crutches for a dancing partner Thursday […]

NBA star Wildcats backer

By Eric Butler The difference between winning and losing can sometimes come down to one key player. The chance to play, though, can sometimes hinge on a crucial benefactor — and the Clovis Wildcats 14 & under team has one in Ray Allen of the Seattle Supersonics. After winning the 17 & under AAU state […]