Apodaca, Ramona

Ramona Apodaca, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home. Born March 30, 1923, in La Palma, she was the daughter of Alcario and Paulita Dominguez. A life member of the VFW Auxiliary, family members said she fed wild birds, loved children, crocheted, sewed, did puzzles, beaded bracelets. She was preceded in […]

Johnson, Lamont

Lamont Johnson, 33, of Phoenix died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 19, 1972, in Clovis to Annie Babers and Melvin Johnson. He was preceded in death by two uncles, George and Howard Babers; a grandfather Frank Babers; a brother, Deon Johnson and a cousin, Markese Byrd. He is survived by […]

Johnson, Laverna B.

Laverna Beth Johnson, 71, of Costa Mesa, Calif., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. She was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Clovis. She grew up in the Oklahoma Lane community and attended schools in Oklahoma Lane and Farwell, where she graduated in 1953. She moved with her family to […]

Thorne, Michael . “Mike”

Michael E. “Mike” Thorne, 71, of Clovis died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born March 17, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Robert T. and Lois Vance Lamb. He was a respiratory therapist and former member of the Eagles, Odd Fellows and Kiwanis. He married Shirlee Jean […]

Nelson, Nettie

Nettie Nelson, 68, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Glendale, Ariz. She was born Jan. 5, 1937, to Leonard and Maurene Inez Hill Bruffett in Little Rock, Ark. She married George Nelson on Dec. 9, 1966, in Reno, Nev. She was a homemaker, and owned ABC Knitting in Bellingham, […]

Anaya, Richard

Richard Leo Anaya , 47, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Sept. 22, 1958, at Ashiya Air Force Base, Japan, to Raymond and Jenny Anaya. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1979 to 1982 as a boiler technician and served as a golf […]

Feds waste time busting medical marijuana clubs

Freedom Newspapers It is something of a mystery why federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided HopeNet, a medical cannabis dispensary said to serve about 30 patients a day in San Francisco, on Dec. 20. It followed a series of raids in San Diego on Dec. 12 that closed 13 cannabis dispensaries. No arrests were made […]

W.G. “Bill” Patton

W.G. “Bill” Patton Date of birth: April 6, 1920 Dates of service: April 1942 to December 1945 Hometown: Ranchvale Lives in: Ranchvale Theater and location of service: Eastern Europe, Britain Branch: Army Air Corps Unit and Specialty: 5th Air Drome Squadron, control tower In his words: Working under the supervision of the British, Patton said […]

State ranks seventh in dairy product sales

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — New Mexico ranks seventh nationally in dairy product sales, with dairies adding more than $730 million to the state’s economy, according to a New Mexico State University agricultural economist. “Dollar for dollar, dairy is one of our big players,” said Ereney Hadjigeorgalis, an assistant professor in NMSU’s agricultural economics department. […]

On the moo-ve: More dairies planned

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Eastern New Mexico and West Texas have seen a boom in the dairy industry of late, and some local and state agriculture officials say it is due to minimal regulations. (File photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Bathed in sun rays almost year-round and encompassed by tall mountain peaks, the San Joaquin Valley is […]

10/9 Local Briefs

Clovis man extradited from California A Clovis man charged with first-degree murder was extradited Friday from a Los Angeles jail to Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to the district attorney’s office. William Riley, 33, faces a jury trial Dec. 19 to 23 in connection with the death of Roshawn Pitts, 20, according to District […]

James Henry

James Henry Date of birth: Jan. 5, 1914 Dates of service: 1941 through 1962 (Career) Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan Lives in: Clovis Theater or location of service: Oregon, California, Colorado and Lake Tule Branch: National Guard, Army, Army-Air Force, Air Force Rank: Staff Sergeant Unit and Specialty: Mechanic, vehicles. Motor pool After discharge: Clovis, Retired from […]

Sparks, Sam

Sam Sparks Services: Have been held. Sam Harlan Sparks, 81, of Melrose, died Monday, July 25, 2005, in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 10, 1924, in the Perry community to Samuel Elijah and Leta Clemens Sparks. Family members said he was a gentleman farmer with a passion for horses, old trucks, good friends and […]

Haggard draws songs from life experiences

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Merle Haggard, who has recorded 38 No. 1 songs, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. (KRT photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer He claims he’s just a common man. But yet he is revered as a musical legend by many across the globe. Merle Haggard is not just an […]

Cox, Sylvia R.

Sylvia Cox Services: No services will be held. Sylvia R. Cox, 73, of Clovis, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 10, 1931, in Holden, Mass., to John and Lucienne Acorn Fontaine. She married Harold Cox on June 12, 1969, in Sayre, Okla. She was a […]

Jesus’ love constant

By Judy Brandon It is getting that time again. May always brings graduation and suddenly parents feel the pinch of an empty house. This only verifies that time passes and sometimes it hurts. The passing of time is like playing with bubbles. I ran into a sale the other day and stocked my “bubble cabinet” […]

California company selects Muleshoe for dairy calf operation

By Marlena Martz: CNJ Correspondent Dairy farmers in eastern New Mexico and West Texas currently rely on small calving operations, partnerships and personal efforts to keep their herds stocked. But that may soon change. Fullmer Cattle Co. of California plans to build a 75,000-head calving operation in Muleshoe that would have the company raising dairy […]

Professor fails in attempt to avoid war

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist A learned friend of mine spent the holidays in Los Angeles and later wondered if she shoulda stood in bed. Her sad tale began when she left the comforts of her prairie home in eastern New Mexico and drove to Albuquerque to catch a plane. Remember last month when a blizzard […]

Long, Earl

Earl Long Services: Have been held. Earl A. Long, 80, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Colgate, Okla., to Eva and Sanford Long. He served during World War II as a paratrooper in Europe. Following his military service, he married […]

Government’s power discretion at issue in case

It is always amusing (if seldom enlightening) to observe lawyers pontificating on medical topics. The medical marijuana case, Ashcroft v. Raich, heard recently by the U.S. Supreme Court, however, will turn not on whether lawyers and justices know much about medicine — hint: they don’t — but on whether certain conservative justices really mean it […]