Ticket feature: Music Man to take stage in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Music Man focuses on a con man in small town America. Freedom New Mexico The Music Man is set to take to the stage at the Marshall Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Presented by the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series, The Music Man is the tale of a fast-talking con artist […]

On the shelves — April 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program by Harold Urschel focuses on the biological basis of addiction and explores the best treatments along with the latest scientific research, tools, and strategies designed to overcome them. Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop […]

Oliver taking second chance to come to Eastern

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Kenneth Oliver is one of four finalists for the position of athletic director at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — As an assistant under Harold “Bud” Elliott, Kenneth Oliver had a chance to come to Eastern New Mexico University in 1994 as an assistant football coach. But he was […]

Valentine’s Day lunch honors golden couples

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Harold and Avis Carpenter met two and one-half miles away from where they currently live in Oklahoma Lane. “We think we’ve been married a long time, too,” Avis Carpenter said. “But it’s been good.” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The keys to making a marriage last 50 years or […]

Music brought couple to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The parents of Harold and Sheila (McGinnis) Phillips were Quakers, and so were Harold and Sheila who had come to Clovis in 1953. In 1977 Sheila gave me two books written by her mother, Edith B. McGinnis who died in 1976. The books were “First Quakers in Texas,” and “I […]

In Tribute: World War II vet remained humble

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Preston Dunn was a student body president at Eastern New Mexico University, a winner of three Distinguished Flying Crosses and nine Air Medals for World War II service, a business owner and a friend to many in Portales and Clovis. But you’d never hear about it from him. “He […]

Republican ad provides comic relief

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Democrats are complaining about a Republican ad that ran in Tennessee making fun of Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. It features mock voters giving dumb reasons to vote for him, such as “Terrorists need their privacy,” “Harold Ford looks nice — isn’t that enough?” and “So he took money from […]

Darrow, Harold “Tex”

Harold “Tex” Darrow of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Feb. 25, 2006, in Santa Cruz, Calif. A Shamrock, Texas, native, he lived in Santa Cruz, Calif., for more than 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Yorktown in the Pacific during the Korean War. A member of the National Association of Retired […]

3/5 Birthday

Ruby P. Davis of Clovis celebrated her 92nd birthday Feb. 26 at her home. The celebration was hosted by her daughter and son-in-law, Aileen and Johnny Eastwood, and her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Sue Dean, and it was attended by many family members and friends. Born Feb. 27, 1914, in Saint Joseph, Mo., she […]

Thrasher, Harold H.

Harold Hardy Thrasher, 89, of Pampa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Pampa. He was born March, 18, 1916, in Cooke County, Texas, and came to Amarillo in 1921, where he lived until 1936. In 1936, he moved to Canadian, Texas, and resided there until moving to Pampa in 1950. He married Juanita Pendergraft […]

Longley, Harold

Harold Longley, 67, of Clovis died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Claude, Texas, to Jay Allen and Mary Alice Loving Longley. He married Wilma Jean Wilkerson on June 28, 1958, in Tucumcari. He was a self-employed truck driver and member of the Apostolic Truth […]

Elliott, Harold

Mr. Harold “Bud” Elliott, 73, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Miami County, Kan., to Ellis Lucille and Harold Francis Elliott. He grew up in Drexel, Mo., and graduated from Drexel High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baker University. […]

Guardsman home for holidays

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Harold and Colleen Edwards will be together this Christmas. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Parra) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — When Portales’ Harold Edwards left for Iraq on Jan. 2, he told his family he probably wouldn’t be back in time for Christmas. Things took a turn for the better as Edwards and the members […]

Ernest Carter

Ernest Carter Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery Mr. Ernest L. Carter, 57, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1947, in Portales to Ruby and Harold Carter. He grew up in Portales and attended Portales schools. He was employed at the OK Tire Store […]

Area Farm Service Agency offices under consideration for merger

By Marlena Hartz A federal initiative to modernize the Farm Service Agency could lead to a merger of the Portales and Clovis offices. The agencies serve as federal program liaisons for thousands of local ranchers and farmers. According to an FSA press release, the consolidation is a result of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns initiative to […]

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 […]

9/23 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 7-14: • Antonio Dontrelle Rivers, 19, of Alphine, Ala., to Victoria Nicole Kirven, 18, of Clovis • OBed Fernando Echeverria, 16, to Liliana Yasmin Mendoza, 19, both of Portales • Karunaker Reddy Rachala, 29, of Richmond, Va., to Nalini Kumari Pinnammareddy of Portales • […]

Craig, Helen

Helen Craig Services: Have been held. Helen Craig, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 10, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Lela Wyson Summers. She married Clyde Craig on August 21, 1936, in Belen. Her family members said she was […]

Grinde , Mary

Mary Grinde Services: Have been held. Mary K. Grinde, 84, of Clovis, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 5, 1921, in Gotebo, Okla., to Ernest J. and Nannie Dee Bland Killough. She married H.F. “Rip” Grinde on Jan. 19, 1945, in Clovis. She was a legal secretary for […]

‘Territorial House’ taking place of Roosevelt restaurant

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Portales downtown area will be alive again after 5 p.m. this summer with the opening of a new restaurant. The Territorial House, which will open in the old Roosevelt restaurant location, will offer Mexican and American food. Harold Schillings, who purchased the Roosevelt, plans to open by the end […]