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 […]

Clovis falls to La Cueva

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — After relying on the long ball all season, La Cueva found another way to win Saturday’s Class 5A regional baseball game. La Cueva hit one home run, a two-run shot in the pivotal sixth inning, but mostly the top-ranked Bears relied on Clovis’ generosity in the field and on the mound […]

Davis, Cordova to sign at Trinidad

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High baseball team, Darren Davis and Matt Cordova, plan to sign letters of intent this morning to play next season at Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. Davis, a pitcher-outfielder, and Cordova, a second baseman, have helped put the Wildcats on the verge of a second consecutive […]