Anniversaries — June 5

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Hale Neal and Bernice Hale of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. They were married June 3, 1961, in San Jon. They have four daughters, Jacque and Larry Cash, Kathy and Ron Davis, Laura and Troy Messer and Lisa Hale and one son Larry and Tonya Hale. They have nine grandkids. He […]

Fort Sumner man killed in crash

CNJ staff A 50-year-old Fort Sumner man was killed Thursday morning when his car crashed into a trailer that blocked U.S. 60/84 after becoming detached from a semi-truck. Felix Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. The crash occurred before sunrise around 5:30 a.m. Chavez was driving a […]

Mom pleads for son to surrender

BY Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer The mother of an escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center said Monday she is hoping her son will turn himself in to authorities. Melody Carter of Hale Center, Texas, said she is worried about the safety of her 19-year-old son, Larry McClendon Jr., who escaped along with […]

Mother’s message carries session

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Kim Knox of Pleasant Hope, Mo., talks about her son, Jarrod, Friday at the Save-A-Life Tour at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union. Knox’s son was killed in a drunk driving related accident in November 2005. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Using a sophisticated machine that makes an experience […]

Local believes eyes window to human health

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According to Hale and other iridologists, the iris is a map of the body, and each of its sections corresponds to a body part or an organ. (CNJ illustration: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her home, even from the outside, bears signs of her faith: A stone statue of the Virgin Mary […]

Hale , Frederick

Frederick Hale Services: Have been held. Frederick Hale, 78, of Portales, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at home. He was born on Sept. 5, 1926, in Gettysberg, Pa., to Herbert A. and Fredericka Stalb Hale. He married Lorena McFarland on May 12, 1946, in Farmington. He was the office manager for El Paseo Natural Gas […]

Cochrain, Montie

Montie Cochrain Services: Have been held. Montie Cochrain, 82, of Elida, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 15, 1922, in Elida to Cecil May and Steve B. Cochrain. He lived nearly his entire lifetime on the same ranch. He attended school in Elida and was a member of […]

Junior livestock sale brings in big money

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Lainey Widner, 13, of Melrose, laughs as she looks to the audience before bidding starts on her lamb Curley during Friday’s junior livestock sale at the Curry County Fair. Curley sold for $1,500. Curley during Friday Junior Livestock Sale at the Cur By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Fair’s junior livestock sale […]

Hale, Helen

Helen Hale Services: Hve been held. Helen Hale, 86, of Portales, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at Lubbock Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born on Feb. 25, 1918, in Red River County, Texas, to Mae Ola and Oco Norris. She was adopted by her aunt and her husband, Maggie and J. Coy Williams. She graduated […]

Blakley, LaVerne C.

LaVerne C. Blakley Services: Have been held. Mrs. LaVerne C. Blakley, 84, of Clovis, a housewife, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Granbury Care Center in Granbury, Texas. She was born on Feb. 20, 1920, in Hamilton, Texas, to William and Nettie Bankston Hale. She married J.W. Blakley on Feb. 15, 1941, in Hamilton. Family […]