Retired teacher stays busy

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Courtesy photo Clovis resident Martha Hardwick taught at Grady schools for 23 years. Clovis resident Martha Hardwick grew up on her family ranch, Lee Hammond Ranch, northwest of Clovis. She lived on the ranch in the summer and in Clovis during school. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1965 and went off to college […]

Local teams capture USSSA youth crowns

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eleven Clovis youth slow-pitch softball teams played in a USSSA national competition over the weekend. A total of 34 girls teams in five age divisions and eight boys squads — five from Clovis — in a 14-and-under division participated in the event. In addition to New Mexico, there were teams from […]

Hammond, Margie

Margie Hammond Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margie Prather Hammond, 77, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 5, 1927, in Crowell, Texas, to Jack and Bonnie Prather. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mildred Cornelious; and two brothers, “Pecos” and […]

Hammond Jr., Lee

Lee Ross Hammond Jr., 85, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on June 10, 1919, in Clovis, to Lee and Grace Hammond. He was raised on the Lee Hammond ranch in Curry County. He attended school at Field and graduated from Clovis High School. He […]

Area rancher took control of horses

Don McAlvay: Local Columnist J. E. “Big” Johnson, who stood 6-foot-4, weighed 221 pounds, was a man of great physical strength. Legends of his feats are still remembered. Born in 1878 at Gonzales, Texas, Johnson came to New Mexico as a strapping boy of 17 in 1895 and worked on four huge ranches from near […]

Overack, Daniel E.

Daniel E. Overack Services: Have been held. Daniel E. Overack, PhD., 71, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Monday, April 19, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 9, 1932, in Hammond, Ind., to Stella and Leo Overack. He was a 1950 graduate of Bishop Noll High School in Hammond. In 1954 he received […]

Mounted Patrol’s origins more than ceremonial

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David Downey of Clovis, a member of the Mounted Patrol Unit, drives steers on Wednesday before the start of the 2003 Steer Roping Classic at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Darrell Todd Maurina Today’s Curry County Mounted Patrol is best known for sponsoring the Clovis Pioneer Days Rodeo and participating in various parades […]

Traffic concerns, character lead P&Z to deny zone change

By Jack King Twenty-eight residents of an east-Clovis neighborhood appeared at the city’s planning and zoning commission meeting on Wednesday to oppose a request to build four duplexes in the 2400 block of Fred Daugherty Drive. Commissioners present at the meeting — Chairman Jim Wilkerson, Bill Bollinger, Juan Garza, Tom Martin, Richard Vela — voted […]