South Clovis residents lose power temporarily

CNJ staff About 2,000 Xcel Energy customers in South Clovis lost power for more than three hours after winds knocked down utility poles on Brady Avenue between Prince and South Main streets late Sunday, officials said. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said about 14 customers were still without power as of morning, but their power [...]

Dr. Ervin Udell Bussanmas

Dr. Ervin Udell Bussanmas, 88, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 11, 1916, in Oklahoma to Frank Herman and Ada Blaksley Bussanmas. He was an optometrist. He was a member of the Clovis/Portales Elks Lodge, the Lions Club and Central Baptist Church. He [...]

Martin, Ervin Lester

Ervin Lester Martin, 71, of Odessa, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He was born May 30, 1934, to Aaron and Velma Martin in San Jon. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol; and son Andrew Martin of Odessa; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A family visitation will be held from [...]

Ethel Duncan

Ethel Duncan Services: None planned Ethel E. Duncan, 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born April 12, 1925, in Melrose to Jasper D. and Esther Singleterry Duncan. She was a clerk at Alco and a member of Central Baptist Church. Family members said she [...]

Clovis man sentenced for molestation

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Derrick Ervin listens to testimony from the victim’s family Wednesday during his sentencing at Curry County Courthouse. Ervin was sentenced to 33 years in prison for sex crimes committed over an 18-month period. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal has opted to withhold some [...]

Hathorn, Henry

Services: Have been held. Mr. Henry Ervin Hathorn Jr., 79, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 19, 1925, in Clovis, to Henry Ervin Hathorn Sr. and Maggie Regina Cooper Hathorn. He married Maxine Craft on Jan. 26, 1951, in Clovis. He graduated from Clovis High School [...]

Nichols, Ruby

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Nichols, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Graham, Texas, to Mattie and Michael G. Fields. She grew up in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. She lived most of her younger life in [...]

Arts festival lights up downtown

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Lincoln Jackson sixth-grade teacher Chris Harrell, dressed as Spike the Clown, juggles as he walks in Saturday’s 2003 Downtown Arts Festival Children’s Parade/Ethnic Fair Parade. By Darrell Todd Maurina Vintage cars, Scottish bagpipers, Hispanic and Native American dancers and music groups shared Clovis’ Main Street on Friday and Saturday with handmade crafts and artists painting [...]