Olympian remembered as happy-go-lucky teen

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Courtesy photo Amber Campbell as a seventh-grader in Tucumcari. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari residents who knew Olympian Amber Campbell are excited for the happy-go-lucky teenager they remember who attended local elementary and middle schools. Campbell, 27, will be competing in the qualifying rounds of the hammer throw event on Monday, and in […]

May 18, 2008 Club notes

The Beta Phi Chapter of ESA met May 5. The meeting was called to order by President Collene Baldwin, who recited the opening ritual. The meeting was attended by seven jewel pin members, two pledges, one reinstalled member and one guest. Hostess was Suzy Moore. A state convention was held in April in Las Cruces […]

Late author honored

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Science fiction author Steven Gould was the guest of honor at the 32nd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A panel of science fiction writers and 80 guests attended the 32nd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship on Friday at Eastern New Mexico […]

Volunteers find unmarked graves in Texico cemetery

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Long-time friends Marcia Leavell, left, and Margie Crooks became involved with Texico’s cemetery after attending Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral and being embarrassed by the tall weeds that covered the headstones. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Marcia Leavell and longtime friend Margie Crooks attended Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral at the Texico cemetery […]

Oct. 15, 1965

A Clovis Traffic Study Coordinating Committee progress report showed that in downtown Clovis, 50 percent of people parked within 100 feet of their destination. Overall, the study showed, Clovisites park much closer to their destination than the national average. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that 75 youthful supporters attended the second breakfast meeting of the […]

Education Feature: Back in session

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis High School freshman students wait for their parents to pick them up Wednesday after the first day of classes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The first day of school went smoothly at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, the newest addition to Clovis schools. And principals from Clovis […]

May 15, 1954

More than 6,000 people attended Armed Forces Day festivities at Clovis Air Force Base. … Snyder Furniture, at 122 Main, was “really wrapped up in our business” and holding a sale in celebration of its 19th year. … Highland Park Memorial Co. and The Clovis Monument Co. were offering a new service – an installment […]

May 13, 1946

About 35 Clovis residents attended a breakfast at Hotel Clovis honoring U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez. He was in town to attend an air show at Clovis Army Air Field. … Clovis’ Ministerial Alliance reported 2,321 attended Sunday school on May 12. … Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour were starring in “Road to Utopia” […]

Residents celebrate resolve

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Thousands of residents, young and old, assembled at Saturday’s event at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate the new Special Operations mission for Cannon Air Force Base. As numerous American flags waved in the light breeze, residents sought shade under awnings to enjoy free refreshments and live music. The […]

Barfield III, “J.K.”

“J.K.” Barfield III, 66, of Texico died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his home following an illness. He was born March 18, 1940, to James Knox Barfield II and the former Thelma Donna Burleson in Stanton, Texas, where he attended grade school. He attended middle school in Clovis and graduated from Fort Sumner High School. […]

Beavers, Deborah A.

Deborah Ann Beavers, 49, of Davis, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Friday, June 2, 2006, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Davis. Born Sept. 4, 1956, in Muleshoe to Cecil and Rebecca M. (Carter) Beavers, she lived most of her life in Clovis, where she attended school. She had resided in Davis […]

McCary, James

James McCary, 58, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1947, to Elma and Walter McCary in Wichita, Kan., where he grew up and attended school. He attended welding school and following graduation, began working in construction. He retired in 2002. Family members said he enjoyed camping, […]

Bradley, William

William L. (Bill) Bradley, 86, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home. He was born June 2, 1919, near Lake Arthur to Gertrude and Walter Leo Bradley. He attended school in the early grades in Lake Arthur before the family moved to Portales. He graduated from Portales High School in 1937. He […]

Skarda, Gregory

Gregory A.F. Skarda, 50, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born on April 7, 1956, in Clovis. After graduating from Clovis High School, he attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where he majored in business. He was a Commissioned National Bank Examiner for the […]

Martin, Eugene

Eugene Harold Martin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. Born April 26, 1921, in Afton, Texas, to Minnie Lou and D.X. Martin, he grew up in the Dora area, where he attended school. He married Irene Cox on July 3, 1946, in San Francisco. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, […]

Crenshaw, Bill

Bill Crenshaw, 90, of Taiban died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Home. He was born June 28, 1915, in Melrose to William J. Crenshaw and the former Retta Moss. He was raised south of Melrose and attended schools at Melrose and Floyd, where he graduated. He married Mildred Alice Wright on Aug. […]

Clary, Naomi

Naomi Clary, 83, of Portales died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at her residence. She was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Thomaston, Ala., to Elsie Mae and Coleman K. Perkins. She grew up and attended school in Grand Junction, Colo. She married Ralph Clary on April 5, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla. She returned to college when […]

Dorsey “Doc” Nash

Dorsey “Doc” Nash, 97, of Floyd died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Retirement Ranch. He was born June 30, 1908, in Floyd to Ida Bell and James P. Nash. He married Edith Herbert Ball on Aug. 12, 1954. He attended school in Floyd and graduated in 1927. He attended one year of agricultural classes […]

Wiegand, Flora I.

Flora I. Wiegand, 82, of Raymore, Mo., and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, in Raymore, Mo. She was born May 6, 1923, at Fort Sheridan Army Post in Illinois to John Carroll and Sarah Frame. She attended school in Dexter, Mo. She worked as a telephone operator before joining the U.S. Navy […]

Jimmie P. Adams Hancock

Jimmie P. Adams Hancock, 70, of Hampton, Va., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Hampton, Va. She was born March 11, 1935, in Melrose to Jimmy and Chonita Adams. She attended the Field Schools until the 10th grade, and graduated from Melrose High School. She attended college at Eastern New Mexico University. Family members said […]