Births —

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Woods DeAngelo Clark Woods was born Aug. 4, 2011, at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood to Bernie and Stephanie Woods Fort Hood, Texas. He weighed 10 pounds. He has one brother, Dominic, 3, and two sisters, Shaquira, 15, and Liyah, 7. Grandparents are Michael and Lilly Chrisman of San Antonio, Ed […]

Engagements — May 8

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Allison-Cox [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Tim and Jo Allison of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Beth Allison of Portales, to Brain Andrew Cox of Clovis, son of Andy and Mary Cox. The couple will be married 6 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2011, at the Rose Garden in Clovis. The […]

Mesa Elementary principal retiring

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Jan Cox was selected Mesa Elementary School’s first principal in 1991. CNJ staff Mesa Elementary School Principal Jan Cox is retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year after 36 years with the district. Cox began her career as a sixth-grade teacher at Lockwood Elementary School in 1974 and was later named Lockwood’s principal. […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Club Notes

The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met Dec. 5 with Joy Pattison as hostess. President Aloha Starbuck, Vice-president Betty Mobley, Secretary-treasurer Judy Gambill, Reporter Lucille Johnson and Parliamentarian Sue Pattison were installed for the new year. Each new officer added a branch to a Christmas tree. Starbuck read the […]

Turning off heat at night not always efficient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With evening temperatures in the low 40s this week, eastern New Mexico residents will be pulling out extra blankets and mugs for hot chocolate and cider. They’ll also be looking for ways to heat their residences. A few small steps can make a home warm, safe and efficient. Andy […]

Bedford jurors chosen

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — With a series of hypothetical questions, showings of hands and criticisms of popular television shows, a panel of 65 men and women was pared down to 16 jurors in the case of a man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. Wednesday was the final day of […]

Attorney challenges death penalty

By Karl Terry: Freedpm Newspapers PORTALES — The constitutionality of the death penalty statutes in New Mexico was argued in a pre-trial hearing Monday in the Roosevelt County District courtroom in the case of a man accused of killing a retired Portales couple in 2005. Defense attorney Gary Mitchell of Ruidoso has filed four motions […]

Fair royalty reunites

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Royalty reigned at the first Roosevelt County Fair Queen Reunion, held Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Past fair queens, sweethearts and sweetheart princesses mingled with this year’s reigning royalty and contestants to share lunch and reminisce about years past. Who the first Roosevelt County fair queen was seems […]

Clovis goes back to school

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Leonard Freitas helps a student cross the road in front of Zia Elementary at Putnam Drive and Norris Street. Freitas. Wednesday was the first day if school for Clovis Municipal Schools. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Four hundred and seventy-six students piled into the classrooms of Mesa Elementary School […]

Taylor, Lori

Lori Dawn Taylor, 40, of Texico, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1966, in Clovis to Tom and Stephanie Cox. She married Leonard F. Taylor on Feb. 4, 1988. Family members said she was a loving wife, mother, grand-mother, sister and aunt. Her life revolved around her husband, […]

5/21 Births

Cox Tucker Ross Cox was born Feb. 24, 2006, to Ross and Toni Cox of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces. He has one brother, Colton, 7. His grandparents are Richard and Sarah Cox of Pleasant Hill; Ken and Carlene Petree of Clovis; Ron and George Ann Jarman of […]

Obituaries — March 2

Albert Cox Services: 1 p.m. (CST) Friday at Cross Plains Memorial Cemetery in Cross Plains, Texas. Albert Wesley Cox, 68, of Waco, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in Cross Plains, Texas. He was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Hamlin, Texas, to Reva and Shirley Cox. He graduated from Monahans High School in 1956. He […]

Overton, Marie

Marie Overton, 78, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Capitan. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Roaring Springs, Texas, to Pearl and Perry McWilliams. She spent her early years in Sudan, Texas, where she played softball and basketball. As a teenager, she moved to Portales. She graduated from high school […]

Hogg, Jewel

Jewel Lavelle Cox Hogg was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Ringwood, Okla., to Edward and Leona Florence Warner Cox. In 1925, the family moved to the Richland community. The country store they owned and operated was moved in 1928 to State Highway 209 and a settlement was founded named Pep. She graduated from Portales High […]

Roberts-Jones, Pansy F.

Pansy Farrington Roberts-Jones, 96, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 16, 1909, in Kelly (Gould), Okla., to Benjamin Franklin and Mable Clara Roberts. She completed grammar school in Harmon County, Okla. in 1925. In 1928, she attended Draughon’s Business College in Wichita Falls, Texas, on […]

Cox, Marilynn

Marilynn T. Cox, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born June 3, 1932, to Dewey and Nora Evelyn Tidmore in Clovis. She married Burl Cox in 1950 and became a “relocation expert” after moving 40 times the first 17 years of her marriage. Family members said she devoted her […]

‘50s performers play at Mesa Elementary

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth Mesa Elementary third-graders Nellie Toliver, right and Tanner Geisler dance as Fireball members George Tomsco of Raton, back left, and Chuck Tharp of Clovis sing during the school’s sing-and-meet Friday. Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A guitar slung over his shoulder and musical legends at his side, Fireballs member George Tomsco sung […]

CCC back in session

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Gordan Canada, an emplyee at Clovis Community College’s bookstore, rings up the purchases of this semesters newly registered students who stand in lines that weave through to the back of the store Monday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Parents with impatient toddlers, camouflage-clad airmen and confident-looking students filled the […]

Cox, Naomi Lucille (Stroud)

Naomi Lucille (Stroud) Cox Service: Have been held. Naomi Lucille (Stroud) Cox, 90, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. She was born on Dec. 27, 1914, in Richland, to John and Myrtle Stroud. She grew up in the ranch lands of eastern New Mexico. At age 14, she was the youngest school […]

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 […]