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Courtesy photo From left, Sue Fielden, Winnie Moore and Sherrod Fielden. Moore Winnie Moore of Clifton, Texas, celebrated her 90th birthday 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at Sunset Ministries in Clifton. The celebration was hosted by her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Sherrod Fielden. Winnie was born Oct. 20, 1921, in Milam County, Texas. She has […]

City official: Investments haven’t been affected adversely

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Correspondent In unsteady economic times, it was a natural question from Commissioner Robert Sandoval. As city of Clovis chief budget officer Don Clifton presented his financial report of the city’s investments, Sandoval wanted to know how the recent Wall Street downturn affected the municipality. Clifton’s response at Thursday’s regular […]

June 18, 1986

Clovis City Manager Don Clifton was proposing a 5 percent pay increase for city employees. Otherwise Clifton had asked city commissioners to approve only “necessary” requests – roof repairs at Potter Park pool and the youth center at Ned Houk Park and a typewriter for the Inspections Department. … Poor Boy’s Butcher Shop, 16th and […]

In Tribute: Nurse shared roller-skating techniques

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though Jean Evrage worked as a nurse, she also found time to teach roller-skating and birthing classes. Family members said she also taught other lessons — the value of family, and of a work ethic. “She had a really strong and honest work ethic,” said her son, Clifton Evrage […]

Young-Clifton, Maxine

Maxine Young-Clifton, 78, of Portales, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at her home. Born June 6, 1927, in Manter, Kan., to Iva and John Owens, she grew up in Portales where she attended school. She worked as a waitress for several years and later as a housekeeper for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and […]

Stephens, Edna

Edna Stephens Services: Have been held. Edna Fayrene Stephens, 76, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Mantey Heights Rehab and Care Center in Grand Junction, Colo. She was born on March 20, 1929, in Soper, Okla., to Jeff L. and Lela Dean Hester. She grew up and attended schools in Field. […]

New food tax law causes confusion for some retailers

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer To some, the new tax law that exempts certain food items is simply confusing. For others, the Jan. 1 legislation — prepared food and hot food still carry sales tax while staple items and cold food are exempt — has been a nightmare. “The biggest problem is the retailers’ […]

White, Clifton Edwin

Clifton Edwin White Services: Have been held. Clifton Edwin White, 62, of Silver City, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born on Aug. 23, 1942, in Artesia to Alvin Clifton and Doris Lucille (Hinrichsen) White. He married Janice Ruth Wright Schwegman on Nov. 24, 1962, in […]

Clovis City Commission to discuss budget today

Staff reports The Clovis City Commission will hold a budget hearing beginning at 9 a.m. today in the assembly room at city hall. Finance Director Don Clifton said the meeting is to discuss and plan the 2004-05 fiscal year budget, which projects revenue of $47 million and $53 million in expenses. Clifton said that’s been […]

Faris, Louis

Louis Faris Services: Have been held. Louis Clifton Faris, 83, of Los Lunas, died Friday, May 21, 2004. He was born on Oct. 15, 1920, in Black Tower, to James Marvin and Delia Ellen Eller Faris. He married Velmoise Verba Tye on Oct. 11, 1946. He was preceded in death by his wife; a sister, […]

Clifton, Belle

Belle L. Clifton, 91, of Los Lunas, died Thursday, April 28, 2004, at Laurel Meadows Nursing Home in Belen. She was born on April 7, 1913, in Garvin County, Okla., to William and May Ardrey Pittman. She married E. C. “Slim” Clifton. She moved to Weber City in 1937 then to Portales and Texico where […]

Shelter-rescued dog earns recognition for heroism

By Jack King, CNJ STAFF WRITER Jenny darted between owner and a rattlesnake. Jenny, a mixed-breed dog who died after shielding a Clovis second-grader from a rattlesnake, has received an international animal heroism award. The Elisabeth Lewyt Award for Heroic and Compassionate Animals, presented to 50 dogs and cats since 1999, is a collaboration of […]

Hero dog nominated for award

Reporter’s Notebook Jenny, a mixed-breed dog adopted from the Clovis Animal Shelter who died saving her master from a rattlesnake, has been nominated for the Elizabeth Lewyt Award for Heroic and Compassionate Animals, said Merrit Clifton, editor of Animal People, a Clinton, Wash.-based animal newspaper. The purpose of the award, presented to 50 animals since […]

Clifton, Ethelyne McCasland

Ethelyne McCasland Clifton Services: Have been held. Ethelyne McCasland Clifton, 74, of Melrose died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. She was born June 12, 1929, at Grady to Lester and Orial Hendricks McCasland. She graduated from Melrose High School. She married Hoyt Clifton on May 6, 1948, in Melrose. […]

Newbill, Clifton W.

Clifton W. Newbill Services: Have been held. Clifton W. Newbill, 91, of Clovis died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 30, 1912, in Jackson, Tenn., to Cannon E. and Ona Pearl Latham Newbill. He married Inez Christesson on Dec. 14, 1930, in Clovis. He worked for K-Barnett Construction for […]

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Compiled from court records from Dec. 23 through Tuesday Marriage licenses Clifton Mark Roberts, 24, and Amanda Charette Huff, 23, both Port Orchard, Wash. Johnny Anthony Mares, 21, of Melrose, and Tammy Marie Green, 25, of Farwell. Paul John Lopez, 26, and Nichole Rene Turner, 21, both of Albuquerque. Brandon Joe Scott Cordova, 21, and […]

Clovis approves preliminary budget

By Jack King The Clovis City Commission on Wednesday approved a preliminary budget of $27 million for the upcoming fiscal year. The amount is approximately $3.3 million less than last year’s final budget, but city officials said they probably will add more spending before the final budget is submitted to the state’s Department of Finance […]

Disney, Aileen

Mrs. Aileen Disney, 89, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Clifton, Tenn., to Lula Mae and W.B. “Doc” Smith. She married Lorace Disney on June 16, 1933. She spent her formative years in Clifton. As a teenager, she moved to Portales for the sake […]