Veterans’ stories sought

I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us Stevens’? Imagine that. Records show my great uncle […]

Veterans’ stories need to be told

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us […]

Cannon, community volunteers begin to unearth Blacktower site

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sr. Airman Zayed Antonio was one of about 15 volunteers who came to the Blacktower cemetery to help uncover graves during Saturday’s clean up day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Stepping into the shoes of archeologists, volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base and the community carefully removed several feet […]

Structure fire damages Arch business

Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side of Arch, destroyed commodity peanuts, pallets and other items valued at an estimated $57,500, according to Arch Fire Chief Hugh Frank. […]

June 8, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Lessons From a Lifetime of Watercolor Painting by Donald Voorhees was given by Jimmie and Dorothy Randals in memory of Glen Ray Thompson. An experienced artist presents more than 25 demonstrations of a variety of techniques, practice exercises, helpful tips, and more than 300 illustrations […]

Recounting Hollywood memories

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Remember when Hollywood swept into New Mexico in the 1960s, ruthlessly taking over hearth and home from innocent, downtrodden natives who had carved a state out of the wilderness after moving here during the Eisenhower years? I was a United Press foreign correspondent in Santa Fe at the time and […]

Austin, Birdie

Birdie Austin, 100, of Portales, died Oct. 20, 2005 in Clovis. She was born July 29, 1905 in Buffalo, MO. to Mary and Ulysses Lane. She grew up and attended school in Missouri. She married Glen Oren Austin on March 15, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas and moved to Rogers before moving to California. After two […]

Wagner, Edna

Edna Ray Wagner, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born May 9, 1925, in St. Vrain to William “Bill” and Minnie Thurman Glen. Family members said she was a true daughter of the pioneers, and was the granddaughter of some of Curry County’s earliest settlers. […]

Bird learns dirty talk

Bob Huber: Local Columist Our son Glen brought home a baby raven one day, and we named it Weird Harold. Glen claimed it had fallen from its nest on a ledge of the Federal Building in Santa Fe, and it was his notion to teach the bird to talk dirty by Halloween so he could […]

Father’s Day rapids ride best as memory

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist One memorable Father’s Day my son Glen and I conquered the rapids of the Rio Grande from Otowi Bridge to Cochiti Dam in a four-man rubber life raft. Even now, after all these years, I sometimes wake in the middle of the night shouting, “Hard a-port! No, starboard! EEAAIIIIII! Happy […]

Sizemore, Glen Jackson

Glen Jackson Sizemore Services:Have been held. Glen Jackson Sizemore, 89, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born on Sept. 7, 1916, in Dallas, to Oscar and Ollie Jackson Sizemore. He moved to Roswell in 1926. While in Roswell he attended school and at the age of 12 began painting […]

That Thanksgiving was a real turkey

by Bob Huber You should have been there the year my son Glen turned 13. That was the same year I purchased six white turkeys on the hoof, figuring to slaughter them for crowded holiday banquets we always hosted each year. The turkeys were hand fed by a friend’s daughter as a project of 4-H, […]

York, Glen

Glen York Services: Have been held. Glen Allan “Skippy” York, 26, died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on April 4, 1978, in Raton, to Glen A. and Linda Wakefield York. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raton and he worked for the Burlington Northern and Santa […]

War monument to honor Clovis heroes

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Four pillars honoring Curry County residents known to have died in war will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Monday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina In most years, Clovis veterans gather at a local cemetery for Memorial Day services honoring deceased veterans. This year will be different, as […]

Barbee, Ella Mae

Ella Mae Barbee Services: Have been held. Ella Mae Barbee, 74, of Portales, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 13, 1930, in Olney Springs, Colo., to Octavia and Frank Betts. She grew up in Del Norte, Colo., and Portales, where she graduated from Portales High […]

Updated list of Curry County War Dead

Clovis’ Fallen Heroes The following military personnel from Curry County were killed or declared missing in action during wartime. Sources are cited. Please contact Veterans Council member Jim Cowman at 762-3066 with any corrections, additions or questions. 1916 Punitive Expedition Everett Fitzhugh World War I William Galloway Glen Harris Henry “Tex” Huff Charles Ledbetter Dean […]

Head ‘em up and move ‘em out on the old Chisholm Trail

Tom DiFrancesca Last week, I ended my column by mentioning Glen Seeber’s Internet endeavors. Glen is the news editor for the Clovis News Journal. So, as promised, I’m here with the scoop. The Chisholm Trail — after hearing or reading those words, I immediately picture in my mind, long arduous cattle drives, men who receive […]

Crawford, Alfred

Alfred Crawford Services: Have been held. Mr. Alfred Crawford, 93, of Portales died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 21, 1910, in Peacock, Texas, in Stonewall County, to Mary Elizabeth and A.A. Crawford. He came to New Mexico on horseback in 1926, picking cotton along […]

List of military personnel from Curry County who died while serving their country

The following military personnel from Curry County were killed or declared missing in action during wartime. Sources are cited. Please contact Editor David Stevens at 763-6991 with any corrections, additions or questions. World War I William Galloway Glen Harris Henry “Tex” Huff Charles Ledbetter Dean Lucas Glen Snodderly Rayne Vivard Charles Williams Charles Wilson Source: […]