Rosado-Martin Marriage

Dr. Carlene Rosado and Lt. Wesley Martin were joined in marriage on May 6, 2006, at the Barksdale Air Force Base Chapel in Shreveport, La. The bride is the daughter of Lt. Col. Forrest and Arlene Carper of Shreveport, formerly of Clovis. The groom is the son of Shelby S. Martin of Buena Vista, Va., […]

Rufus George

Rufus (J.R.) George Jr., 67, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Lubbock. Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Afton, Texas, to Alyne and Rufus E. George, he grew up in Burley, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1957. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970 and Master’s […]

Conservatives should cringe over Coulter

Leonard Pitts Jr. : Syndicated Columnist Apparently, it’s news that Ann Coulter is a nasty piece of work. I had rather thought that was the attraction, at least for those people who find her attractive. So forgive me for being mildly mystified by last week’s headlines about her most recent spasm of trash mouth, i.e., […]

George, Mavis

Mavis George, 83, of Portales died Monday, May 15, 2006, at her home. She was born April 13, 1923, in Center Point, Texas, to Bessie and Kelley White. She graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, in 1941. She played in the band, marched in the drill team and played catcher on the softball […]

Oregon county sparks tale of two Currys

By Peter Rice: Pilot Staff Writer A time zone, two mountain ranges and several degrees of latitude appear to have isolated a linguistic oddity here in Curry County — Oregon, that is. A brief telephone survey this week revealed that the stalwart saying, “There’s no hurry in Curry,” hasn’t made it to conversation mills in […]

Formality has place, but not in this column

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist When the reader response message begins “Mr. Cantwell,” I immediately grab a baseball bat and crouch in a corner. What follows is probably not going to be good. You just know the writer is thinking, “Mr. Cantwell, oh you fool.” This is not a “Mr. Cantwell” type of column. Such […]

Gonzales, George

George R. Gonzales, 56, of Clovis died Friday, March 31, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and received numerous honors. Family members said he enjoyed life and was a great polka dancer. They said he was always able to make others smile with his great sense of humor. He loved jewelry and […]

George Mason coach shaped team

George Mason University’s basketball team broke into national prominence, going all the way to the NCAA Final Four, but losing to the red hot University of Florida Gators. The Patriots’ stellar performance this season is emblematic of the entrepreneurship and risk taking that long has been a feature of the university. In 1980, when I […]

Sena Jr., George

George J. Sena Jr., 39, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Oct. 30, 1966, in Fort Sumner to George and Gloria (Maes) Sena. He attended school in Fort Sumner. He suffered from Osteo Malatia and Renal Tubular Acidosis all his life […]

Nelson, George W.

George W. Nelson, 78, of Portales died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 at his daughter’s home in Glendale, Ariz. He was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Erwin, Tenn., to Joseph Henry and Jenovne McCurry Nelson. He married Nettie Erickson on Dec. 9, 1966, in Reno, Nev. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1966 and owned […]

Walker, George W.

George W. Walker, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born April 1, 1925, in Yuma, Ariz., to Marie and James Walker. He was the son of Scottish immigrants. He grew up in Coronado, Calif., where the family raised polo ponies and operated the stables at […]

Saylock, David “Pat”

David Patrick “Pat” Saylock, 45, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at his residence. He was born March 31, 1960, to George and Margaret Ann Edwards Saylock, in Scranton, Pa. He was an auto mechanic. Family members said he enjoyed restoring old cars. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include a […]

Birthday: Lopez

CNJ Staff Ferminino George Lopez III of Clovis celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 30, 2005, at 521 Tucker Ave. The celebration was hosted by his parents Maggie Cheverez and George Lopez Jr. Ferminino was born Nov. 30, 2004, in Clovis.

George Hicks

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. George Hicks Date of birth: Sept. 7, 1924 Dates of service: April 1945 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Residents give gift of sight in Africa

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Clovis residents George and Diana Franklin are the founders of the nonprofit organization SEE Ministries, established in 1998 for the purpose of providing eyeglasses to rural Africans. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A story in the Gospel of Mark features a blind man named Bartimaeus. According to the biblical story, Jesus and […]

Rodriguez Jr., Ascension N.

Ascension N. Rodriguez Jr., 3, of Waynesville, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at St. John’s Breech Regional Medical Center in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was born Aug. 31, 2002, in Clovis to Ascension N. and Krystal Marie Lopez Rodriguez. He is survived by his father of Odessa, Texas; his mother, of Clovis; a […]

Unbeaten Ramah ends Lady Wolverines’ run

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Lori Richardson drops her head after Ramah scored match point in Saturday’s Class 2A state championship at Johnson Gym in Albuquerque. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Sometimes it’s OK to come in second. Ramah capped off an unbeaten season Saturday by outgunning Texico 25-23, 25-9, 27-25 in the […]

Fuller, Jessie L.

Mrs. Jessie Lee Fuller, 85, of Hereford died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Lubbock. She was born May 10, 1920, in Bell County, Texas, to George Thomas and Eva Kate Wilson. She married Ham Fuller in Bell County on May 20, 1939. They moved to Dawn, Texas, in 1948 and ranched on the HB family […]

Zias rally to subdue Rambelles

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ENMU senior Lindsay Schiely hits the ball as Angelo State’s Amber Smith rises to defend in the fourth game of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference South Division match at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Letting a quick 9-1 lead get away in Thursday night’s first game didn’t […]

Zias fall at Tarleton State

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]