Many mills make up Worley’s story

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Clarence Worley came to Logan in 1929, bringing a cotton gin from Stillwell, Okla. The Worley family lived in Logan until 1934, when Clarence moved them to Portales to build another cotton gin, one in Dora, and another in Causey. Later his brother, Olan Worley, and his father Arthur Worley, […]

12-9 Anniversaries

Ampey Clarence and Ruth Ampey of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Dec. 17, 1957, in Chicago. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He […]

Auto-making best left to Detroit

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist We were barely out of bib overalls when my boyhood friend Smooth Heine joined me in celebrating our independence by assembling a motorized vehicle on a budget of $13.67, the total value of our lifetime savings and investment portfolio. Actually, we were in the early stages of a primal urge […]

Kirksey, Clarence

Clarence Truman Kirksey, 95, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. He was born on Jan. 13, 1911, in Blanket, Texas, to John Edward Kirksey and Sarah Angeline Goates. In 1927, Clarence and his brothers drove a covered wagon from Brownwood, Texas, to Portales. A resident of Odessa, Texas, since 1958, he owned and […]

Smith, Dorothea

Dorothea Smith Services: Have been held. Dorothea “Dorothy” Smith, 85, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 19, 1919, in St. Peter, Minn., to Frank and Alta Schadt Dutton. She graduated from nurses training in 1940 and married Clarence Smith on Feb. 12, 1941, in St. […]

Barnett, Clarence

Clarence Barnett Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery. Clarence “Barney” Barnett, 82, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Duran, to Homer and Elbertine Smith Barnett. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1941. He attended Eastern New Mexico Junior […]

Summer means homemade cars, joyriding

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Then came the summer of 1943, and my friend Smooth Heine and I put together a genuine automobile on a budget of $3.67 — our life’s savings. We named it Clarence. It was also the summer of our discontent, because we’d just begun to feel the first evil pangs of […]

U.S. has become litigation nation

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist It happens every time. Every single time I think I’ve seen the absolute bottom, the skankiest, stinkiest behavior of which human beings are capable, along comes a Clarence Stowers to prove me wrong. In fact, from here on in, I think “Clarence Stowers” will be my synonym for all that […]

Adams, Clarence

Clarence Adams Services: Have been held. Clarence Siringo Adams, 84, of Roswell, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1920, in Corona, to John C. and Alice M. Adams. He spent his years in southeastern New Mexico as a teacher, educator, historian, author, writer, editor and outdoorsman. He […]

Richer, Romaine

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Romaine Marie Richer, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 13, 1919, in Cooperstown, N.Y., to Calvin and Leona Rogers. She married Harry Quaif on June 27, 1938, in Cooperstown, N.Y., and Clarence Richer in 1968. Family […]