No charges for Clovis man in fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man is not expected to face citations for a fatal crash after a near two-week investigation by state police has determined driver inattention led an Oklahoma couple to crash into him on U.S. 70 near the Curry-Roosevelt County line. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Friday unless new information is […]

Police investigating cause of fatal collision

Freedom New Mexico Investigators on Wednesday were still trying to determine what caused a Monday two-vehicle accident on U.S. 70, which killed an Oklahoma couple. Cassandra Horton, 67, and her husband Claude Horton, 84, of Elk City, Okla., died when their Ford Explorer collided into the back of a privately owned garbage truck near the […]

In tribute: Friend’s helping hands will be missed

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Friends and family agree — Rocky Horton would give you whatever help you needed, whether it was a hand, some money, or even a toilet. On Dec. 23, he gave his life. Horton, 44, died in an accident while doing plumbing for a friend in need in Farwell. Childhood […]

Texico man dies of electrocution

CNJ staff A 44-year-old Texico man was electrocuted Sunday afternoon in Farwell while cleaning water out of a basement at a residence on Highway 292, police said. Rocky Horton died at the scene, according to Farwell Police Chief Scott Burton. Burton said police and paramedics tried to resuscitate the victim for 35 minutes using CPR […]

Domestic violence fund-raiser scheduled

By CNJ staff The Hartley House Annual Extravaganza will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. The event serves as the largest fund-raiser of the year for the domestic violence victims shelter, according to Hartley House Executive Director Donna Horton, The annual event will feature music, dinner and a silent auction. […]

Wedding

Franklin-Horton Shelley Franklin of Lewisville, Texas and Chris Horton of Plano, Texas, were joined in marriage Nov. 28, 2006, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Glen and Jimmie Gayle Franklin of House. The bridegroom is the son of Butch Horton of Garland, Texas, and Barbara Horton of Dallas. The couple […]

Leonard Horton

Sharna Johnson “Tell them I wont be in to work any more, I’m joining the service,” 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. Leonard Horton Date of birth: May 27, 1919 […]

Hershal Horton, Earl Lamb, Maurice Waters, D.H. Allen, Marshall Vinson

Sharna Johnson 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. Hershal Horton Date of birth: Jan. 15, 1926 Dates of Service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Pleasant Hill Lives in: Clovis Theater or […]

Horton, Terry

Terry Horton Services: Have been held. Terry Horton, 70, of Edmond, Okla., died Friday, July 22, 2005. He was born on May 6, 1935, in Clovis, to Daisy Mae and E.H. Horton. He was the youngest of four sons. He married Elaine Summers in March 1958. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1958 and master’s […]

Horton, Wendell

Services: Have been held. Wendell D. Horton Sr., 63, of Navajo Dam, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Navajo Dam. He was born on May 10, 1941, in Clovis, to Willard K. Horton and Estelle Paddock. He married Sylvia Ellen Beasley on March 3, 1962, in Farmington. He worked in road construction until 1969, when […]

Littlejohn, Ruby

Ruby Littlejohn Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Littlejohn, 86, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at La Posada Hospice Center in Las Cruces. She was born on April 13, 1918, in Manila, Ark., to Mary Matilda and William Joseph Rhodes. Her family moved to Otis in 1923 and on to Hagerman in 1924. […]

Come sing along with Dr. Seuss musical

CNJ Staff Characters from the many Dr. Seuss books will meet up in the Jungle of Nool to sing their hearts out in a four-performance musical scheduled to run tonight through Saturday at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium in Lubbock. The musical, titled “SEUSSICAL the Musical” and targeted to the 7- to 8-year-old age group, will […]

Goolsby, Edna

Edna Goolsby Services: Have been held. Edna Goolsby, 93, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the home of her daughter. She was born on June 10, 1910, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Ada Bessie and James Edgar Horton. She attended school in Olustee, Okla. She married Anison D. Goolsby on May 2, 1927, […]

Littlejohn, Arthur

Arthur Littlejohn Services: Have been held. Mr. Arthur Littlejohn, 81, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Dec. 11, 1921, on the family farm 12 miles south of Portales, to Virgie and Jimmy Littlejohn. He grew up on the family farm and attended school […]