Habitat for Humanity picks up Clovis-area volunteers

By Gary Mitchell Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties picked up an additional seven or eight volunteers from the Clovis area during Tuesday’s orientation meeting in Curry County. “We were given a lot on Hinkle Street,” said Sandra Hidalgo, vice president of the local Habitat for Humanity. “We thought it would benefit Habitat, […]

Davis, Frank

Frank Davis Services: Have been held. Frank Davis, 38, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating incident on Ute Lake. Mr. Davis was born Sept. 30, 1964, in Portales, to Billie Lou and James E. Davis. When he was 14, in the seventh grade, he dropped out of school to begin […]

Chenault, Tura

Tura Chenault Services: Have been held. Mrs. Tura Ola Chenault, 88, of Clovis, a homemaker and cafeteria worker, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 5, 1914, in Richland, to Silas Franklin and Ida Dove Thompson Beeman. She was a member of 16th and Pile […]

Pippin, Sara

Sara Pippin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Sara Pippin, 87, of Clovis, a retired homemaker, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at her home. She was born May 16, 1916, in Waco, Texas, to James Donald and Sara Elizabeth Bayer Fuller. She was a teacher in a two-room schoolhouse in Tennessee. She married Conrad “L.C.” Pippin […]

Guilliums, Susie

Susie Guilliums Services: Have been held. Ms. Susie Guilliams, 98, of Fort Sumner, a business owner, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1905, in Bonham, Texas, to John Davis and Nanny Morris. She moved with her family to Tolar in 1906. She operated a trucking firm […]

ENMU special teams have been just that

Dave Wagner Senior Eric Mims didn’t have to rush home Saturday night after all to give his first sermon on Sunday in his father’s church in Amarillo. The starting cornerback for the ENMU football team suffered a dislocated shoulder in practice on Thursday and is expected to be out four weeks, coach Bud Elliott said. […]

Bridges, Milton

Milton Bridges Services: Have been held. Milton Doane Bridges, 73, of Georgetown, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003. He was born on June 24, 1930, in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, to Dr. Milton Arlanden and Marie Troutwine Bridges. He lived in New York City until 1939 when he moved to Houston after his father died. He […]

Davis, Jerry

Jerry Davis Services: Have been held. Mr. Jerry G. Davis, 64, of Roswell, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Casa Maria Care Center in Roswell. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Roswell, to John Gregg and Magnolia Ward Davis. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Donna Philpott in 1961. […]

Portales struggles with two drowning deaths

By Mike Linn Frank Davis went from grade-school dropout to successful businessman to worthy of an appearance on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.” And while his $360,200 purchase of Leno’s celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle in 2001 caught the attention of millions, it was his gentle kindness and zest for life that won the hearts of family […]

Two drown at Ute Lake

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $360,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

KingsRiver to perform in concert

Special to the CNJ KingsRiver, a Southern Gospel quartet from Fort Worth, Texas, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St. The group’s second visit to Clovis, KingsRiver will present a program of testimonies and songs ranging from the old favorites to the newer songs being heard […]

Davis, Ruby

Ruby Davis Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby A. Davis, 91, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Wednesday, May 23, 2003. She was born Feb. 17, 1912, in Checota, Okla., to James “Lucky” Etchinson and Rebecca Jane Norris. She and her husband were longtime residents of Clovis and Ranchvale. She was preceded in death by her husband, […]

Davis, Mac

Mack Davis Services: Have been held. The Rev. Mack Davis, 86, of Clovis, a pastor, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Laurel Plains Health Care in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 2, 1917 in Livingston, Texas, to Henry and Gertrude Davis. He attended Conroe Bible College in Conroe, Texas. He served in the U.S. […]

Ministry leads visitors to ‘Dump’

By Clyde Davis Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series detailing Clyde Davis’ mission trip to Guatemala in the mid-1990s. The well-worn bus carries us in a bump-and-grind pattern along the suburban streets, having picked us up on the outer edges of the suburbs. Closer and closer, packed denser and denser, as […]

Clovis players help team reach ‘Mack’ regional

CNJ STAFF The Albuquerque Cubs, featuring three Clovis High players, captured the state Connie Mack (18-and-under) baseball tournament last weekend in Albuquerque and are in Houston for a five-day, double-elimination regional tournament. The Cubs open the double-elimination tournament at 8 p.m. today (CDT) against the Houston Heat, with the game to be played at the […]

Public Record 7/18

Compiled from court records from July 10 through July 16: Marriage Licenses — Philip Ash Richards, 22, of Lubbock, to Summer Brooke Savage, 21, of Portales. — Scott Carlos Mendoza, 23, to Brandi Rae Farkas, 24, both of Clovis. — William Leon Bonney, 28, to Natalie Anna Meredith, 28, both of Clovis. — David Adam […]

Davis, Dot

Dot Davis Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kenna Community Church. Ms. Dot Davis, 74, of Kenna, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 29, 1929, in Portales, to Irene and Ed Denton. She grew up in Kenna and received most of her schooling in […]

First Christian Country Jamboree is this weekend

By Helena Rodriguez Eight area entertainment acts are slated to perform in Portales’ first Christian Country Jamboree on Friday and Saturday. The inaugural event is being held in conjunction with Roosevelt County Heritage Days and will run from 6:30 to about 9 p.m. nightly at City Park. Admission is free and the public is encouraged […]

Davis, Cordova chosen

CNJ STAFF Clovis High grads Darren Davis and Matt Cordova have been selected to the South roster for this weekend’s 28th annual North-South series at Apodaca Park in Las Cruces. The teams will play a 7:30 p.m. single game on Friday and have a noon doubleheader on tap for Saturday. Davis also was chosen as […]

Area residents see different sides of thunderstorm

By Janet Bresenham A powerful storm cell packing heavy rain, pounding hail and high winds that cut a swath across Portales and Roosevelt County Wednesday night left a trail of stranded motorists, damaged property and nervous residents. Here are some of their stories: Maryann Pawlyshyn got more than she bargained for when she ventured out […]