Sayings pithy guidelines to living life

Grant McGee: Local Columnist You’ve seen those sayings on church signs and billboards, haven’t you? Those little bits of wisdom that make you release the steering wheel to reach for a pen and a scrap of paper to write them down, much to the concern of your fellow motorists? I got to thinking about this […]

Violet Orr

Violet May Orr, 91, of Belen, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at her residence following a long illness. She was born May 5, 1914, in Trenton, Mo., to Frank and Grace Marrs. She spent most of her early life in Hereford, Texas. She married her high school sweetheart, Walter Milton Orr, on Dec. 10,1933. She […]

Garza, Damian James

Damian James Garza Services:Have been held. Pfc. Damian James Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Aug. 4, 2005, in Afghanistan. He was born on Dec. 31, 1985, in Portales. He attended Odessa High and Zion Christian School in Odessa and in Alamo, Texas. He served as a Ranger in the U.S. Army. He is survived […]

Garcia, Frank

Frank Garcia Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank Garcia, 95, of Portales, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 27, 1909, in Mora, to Ramonita and Francisco B. Garcia. He lived in the Mora area for many years. He grew up on a ranch, working […]

An infamous day at Ricardo post office

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist The community of Ricardo, now lost to just memory, was 13 miles southwest of Fort Sumner. The Santa Fe Railroad put in a depot and a water station there when the Belen Cutoff was built. By 1908, a small town had sprung up and many wannabe settlers came to find […]

Lippolt, Evelyn

Evelyn M. Neumeister Lippolt, 90, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Madison, Wisc. She was born on May 15, 1914, to Frank and Ida (Douglas) Dann. Lippolt worked many years for the Bormans clothing store and LaFollette High School before retiring in 1979. She was a long time member of Lake Edge United Church of […]

Soto, Narcizo

Narcizo Soto Services: Have been held. Narcizo “Chi-cho” Hernandez Soto, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Nov. 28, 1940, in St. Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Felix and Simona Hernandez Soto. He married Maria Garcia on Dec. 5, 1974, in Albuquerque. He worked as […]

Dosher, Frank Jr.

Frank Dosher Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank James Dosher Jr., 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 15, 1926, in Tipton, Okla., to Frank James Dosher Sr. and Thelma Rachael Young Dosher. He married Joyce Edwards on April 12, 1947, in Oklahoma Lane, Texas. He […]

Dosher Jr., Frank

Frank James Dosher Jr., 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 15, 1926, in Tipton, Okla., to Frank James Dosher Sr. and Thelma Rachael Young Dosher. He married Joyce Edwards on April 12, 1947, in Oklahoma Lane, Texas. He farmed and ranched all his life, and family […]

Time marked on highway of life

Grant McGee It’s time for bifocals. At least that’s what the eye doctor told me last week. My distance vision is still pretty good with my glasses on but my close vision is shot. People have been giving me a hard time about it anyway. “Why are you wearing your glasses like an old man?” […]