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 […]

Public Record 1/2

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 […]