Ellsworth: ‘The best of champs’

SPECIAL TO FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The family of Rolland Ellsworth Jr., an Eastern New Mexico University student killed in a bull-riding accident Oct. 2, remembers him as a loving brother and a son who “lived life with no regrets,” according to a Tuesday release from ENMU. “We know it wasn’t an accident. We know it wasn’t […]

Weddings

ADAMS Kisa Kirby of Clovis and Jeremy Adams of Wallcoma, Iowa, were joined in marriage on Aug. 16, 2003, at Parkland Baptist Church. The Rev. Doug Brooks performed the Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Sandy Kirby of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Toki Poteat and Joe and […]

Moore, Samuel

Samuel Moore Services: Have been held. Mr. Samuel Carlos Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on June 14, 1916, in Putnam County, Tenn., to Albert and Cora Ann Moore. He worked for the AT&SF Railroad for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; […]

Westbrook, Lynn

Lynn Westbrook Services: Have been held. Mr. Lynn Westbrook, 83, of Clovis, a businessman and trucker, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 19, 1920, in Melrose. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Jesteen Robbs on July 4, 1941, […]

Slain business owner’s daughter remembers J.C. Tucker

Darrell Todd Maurina Jackie Davidson remembers growing up as a young girl in Clovis as her father, J.C. Tucker, began the business now known as Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Storage. Tucker died Sept. 4 of gunshot wounds at the business he began three decades ago. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking suspects […]

Coffman, Wannie

Wannie Coffman Services: Have been held. Wannie Chloe Caughran Coffman, 89, of Albuquerque, died Thursday, May 29, 2003. She was born on Dec. 5, 1913, in Munday, Texas. She moved to Grady in a covered wagon when she was 18 months old. She married Morton Coffman on Dec. 24, 1939. They moved to Dove Creek, […]

Police Blotter 8/22

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police arrived at Plains Regional Medical Center about 1 a.m. Sunday morning following up on a sexual assault complaint. According to police reports, a Clovis woman arrived home with her boyfriend after work on Saturday, put her young son to bed, and […]

Exercise care in selecting a blog service

By Tom DiFrancesca Thanks for the visits — the visits to my Web site, that is. Traffic to the site seems to be on the increase. Now that I’ve installed a site-based search engine, I can track what kind of things my readers are interested in — and then write about those subjects. Speaking of […]

Foster, Lola

Mrs. Lola Fay Foster, 62, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on April 13, 1941, in Cuervo, to Johnny and Edna Harrison Cones. She moved to Fort Sumner in 1943 where she attended school. She married Dick Foster on Aug. 30, 1958, in Clovis. Family […]

Police blotter 6/11

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Monday afternoon fight between a brother and sister in the 900 block of Locust St. ended with Clovis police issuing a warrant for the brother’s arrest on charges of battery on a household member. After the 20-year-old brother accused his […]