Former Clovis resident opening microbrewery, restaurant

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Justin Cole pours one of his homemade brews in the building on Main Street in Portales where his restaurant and microbrewery will open in March 2012. Cole said he has been home brewing for six years and has been planning his own business for the last two years. Freedom New […]

Director: Goal of CATS is service, not profit

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Clovis Area Transit System buses run six days per week, with 24-hour reservation required and a charge of 75 cents per ride. Kevin Wilson The honk comes, and Frank Cole arrives with quarters in hand. Cole is about 14 blocks from his Seventh Street residence to his healthcare job […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Birthdays

Cole Christine Cole of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the community center, 1504 Red Cloud Place. The celebration will be hosted by family, friends and relatives. She was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Virginia. She has four children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and […]

ENMU squad pleased with home rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third-place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first place, […]

May 4, 2008 Weddings

Cole-Mosier Caley Cole of Portales and Todd Mosier of Portales were joined in marriage April 26, 2008, at the home of Gayle and Sharon Cissell in Portales.John Scott Aubuchont performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Claude and Jacque Cole of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Janie Cole of […]

11-25 Engagements

Cole-Richter Hazel Marie Cole and William “Bill” Richter, both of Clovis annnounce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will follow at the chapel in Faith Christian Family Church. She is the owner of All About Town Interiors. […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Collectors don’t compete over toys

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer HUNDREDS OF PLASTIC TOYS adorn the walls of a bedroom in the home of Leta Cole. The Clovis resident has collected toys from McDonald’s Happy Meals for about a decade. More toys are tucked away in about 15 boxes, her husband, J.D., said. Cole and her sisters in Missouri […]

Hudson-Cole Engagement

Hudson-Cole David and Debbie Hudson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shannon Hudson, to Ronnie Cole, both of Lubbock. He is the son of Glen Cole of Lubbock and Joanna Cole of Seguin, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Clovis Christian School […]

Engagements 7/30

Skipworth-Boney Buddy and Susan Skipworth announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Skipworth, to Michael Boney, son of Kim and Treca Boney, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate […]

Backus, William C.

William C. “Bill” Backus, 58, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at his home after a brief battle with cancer. Born June 3, 1948, to Robert and Gertrude Hoyer Backus in Manitowoc, Wis., he married Nell Van Putten on July 12, 1968, in Amersfoord, Netherlands. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc and […]

Latta, Pearl

Pearl Latta, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Portales, to Nora Estelle and Ike Rogers. She grew up in Portales where she attended school. She married J.E. Latta Jr. on May 23, 1945, in Clovis. She attended Hedricks Beauty College […]

Students want say in policy

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Clovis High sophomores Austin Graham, back left, Cydney Thurma and Dustyn Cole are upset about a change from 90-minute classes under the block schedule to 55-minute classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An administration decision to bury the current class schedule at Clovis High School has left some students complaining […]

Grace Ministry brings Christianity into the Curry County jail

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Jeremy Flesher follows along in his Bible during Lance Clemmons’ sermon Sunday at the Curry County Detention Center. This was Flesher’s first time to attend the Grace Ministry session. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer The men filed into the room wearing an orange uniform with Curry County stamped in large […]

Cole, Irene

Irene Cole Services: Have been held. Irene L. Cole, 78, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 9, 1926, in Cuervo to Lloyd and Sarah Williams Capps. She was valedictorian of House High School and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with honors. She majored in education. […]

Brown, Greg

Greg Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Greg Brown, 48, of Portales died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. A lifelong resident of Portales, Brown was born Oct. 23, 1956, to Gordon and Mary Lela “Pete” Brown. He graduated from Portales High School in 1974. While in high school, he started working at Bishop […]

Public record: 8-27-2004

Compiled from court records from Aug. 19 through Aug. 25 Marriage Licenses Jimmie Leroy Looney Jr., 34, and Dacia Dawn Ford, 28, both of Clovis. William Ramsey Lee, 24, and Johanna Dawn Rowley, 24, both of Clovis. Richard Giacomo Poe, 20, and Dana Louise Dunnahoe, 18, both of Clovis. Willie Joe Davis, 19, of Abilene, […]

Late surge earns Clovis rider title

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Kourtnie Cole of Clovis rounds a barrel during Saturday’s 13-15 year-old barrel racing competition at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Cole won the year-end saddle for her age division in barrels. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The first time Kourtnie Cole got on a horse — at […]

Cole, Jerry

Jerry Cole Services: Have been held. Jerry Cole, 35, of Clovis, a railroad conductor, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on Oct. 2, 1968, in Clovis. He graduated from Farwell High School in 1986. He married Joanne Griffin on Sept. 25, 1993, in Clovis. Family members said he was a pilot […]

Births 2/8

Rowland Clay and Stacey Rowland of Portales are the parents of an 8-pound, 12.5-ounce boy born on Jan. 22, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Clayton Cole Rowland has two brothers, Zach, 7, and Dakota, 8. His grandparents are Bobby and Nelda Cole of Portales and Arthur and Betty Rowland of Floyd. His […]

Cole, Jack Wayne

Jack Wayne Cole Services: Have been held. Jack Wayne Cole, 87, of Clovis died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born April 28, 1916, at Emberson, Texas, to Sabbath O. and Jessie V. Cole. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. […]