Lavender, Mary

Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, Joe H. Richards of Clovis; and three grandchildren, J.B., Jessica and Victoria. […]

Lawmakers brace for busy 30 days

By Deborah Baker and Barry Massey SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson called on the Legislature Tuesday to phase in an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $7.50 an hour and repeal a tax on nursing home beds. In a state of the state speech on the opening day of the Legislature’s 30-day session, […]

Science Spectrum offers education, variety of exhibits

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Courtesy Photo Science of Sports is one of the many different exhibits offered at tehe Science Spectrum in Lubbock. Compiled by Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ever wanted to hang-glide? Or see a space suit? Now you can do that, or many other things, less than two hours away from the Clovis/Portales area. The Science Spectrum […]

Guadalupe Hullinger

Guadalupe Hullinger of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at her home. She was born July 1, 1930, in Clovis to Donicio and Mario Galla Huerta. She traveled with her husband for 30 years of military life. Family members said she was a very giving and caring person who was always ready to […]

Green, Brandon D.

Mr. Brandon Dale Green, 31, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Jan. 11, 1974, in Amarillo to Gary and Roxanna Green. He came to live with his grandmother in 1987. Family members said he loved fishing, talking on the phone with friends and collecting knives. He […]

Edwards, Nathan

Nathan Edwards, 15, of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at home. He was born Oct. 26, 1989. He was born and raised in Amarillo and lived there all of his life. He was a sophomore at Randall High School. Family members said he loved to hunt, fish, play golf and ride motorcycles. He […]

Wilson, Margaret

Margaret Wilson Services: Have been held. Margaret Ann Wilson, 81, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 15, 1924, in Clovis, to Joe and Cora Fay Haltom Scroggins. She married Leo Wilson on Dec. 4, 1941, in Smackover, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist […]

Bogart, Earnest

Earnest Bogart Earnest James Bogart, 69, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Aug. 8 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born on Nov. 23, 1935, in Tucumcari. He had been a welding inspector with Becthal Enterprises in California. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge 1172 in Tucumcari. Survivors include his wife, Belle Bogart of San […]

Cayce, Adriann

Adriann Moore Cayce, 69, of Carrollton, Texas, died Thursday, June 16, 2005. She was born on Dec. 2, 1935, in Amarillo, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Adrian Moore; her mother, Clessie Mae Hanners; and a sister, Andrea Joy Moore. Survivors include her husband, Harry Wayne Cayce of Carrollton, Texas; a daughter, […]

Cordova,Corrina

Corrina Cordova Services: Have been held. Corrina Cordova, 83, of El Segundo, Calif., died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at her home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in Roy. She had been living in California for 45 years. She was a member of the Catholic church. Survivors include her husband, Zack Cordova of El […]

Smith, Jack

Jack Smith Services: Have been held. Jack Lewis Smith, 65, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 26, 1939, in San Jon, to Paul Harvey and Ruthie Riley Smith. He was a cowboy who worked at the racetracks in Albuquerque and Aurora, Colo. He was preceded in […]

ID Act will punish law-abiding citizens most

Freedom Newspapers Is it over-dramatizing to say that the historic and chilling command, “Achtung! Your papers, please!” could find a modern-day American equivalent if the federal Real ID Act becomes law? Maybe so, but that danger and fear does come to mind as Congress moves forward with the Real ID Act. The bill mandates that […]

Ronald Sleezer , Ronald

Ronald Sleezer Services: Have been held. Ronald Everett “Ron” Sleezer, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Kansas, to Ernest Everett and Genevieve Veturia DeLong Sleezer. He was a bartender, and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his […]

Tivis, Richard

Richard Tivis Services:Have been held. Richard Tivis, 75, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. He was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Muleshoe, to Richard L. and Beatrice Carter Tivis. At the age of 5, he and his family moved to Lubbock, where he attended school and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1947. […]

Hodge, Betty Jo

Services: have been held. Betty Jo Hodge, 74, of Peoria, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005. She retired from the Las Lunas Hospital and Training School. Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” McSmith andRonald “Ron” McSmith; a daughter, Brenda McSmith; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. […]

Police, retailers partner to crack down on drugs

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Detective Roman Romero of the Region 5 Drug Task Force arranges methamphetamine ingredients from a “Box Lab” on Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler has teamed up with law enforcement officials and area retailers to curb sales of products commonly […]

Houston, Millie

Millie Houston Services: Have been held. Millie Jo Houston, 74, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 29, 1930, in Kenna, to Raymond and Nettie Cavett Archer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, G.C. Houston Jr.; a brother; and […]

City’s annual budget to include major capital projects

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis city commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve a $53.9 million budget for the 2004-05 fiscal year. Tuesday’s meeting took less than 10 minutes since most of the discussion took place in a July 20 daytime budget hearing, commissioners said. The revised budget adopted Tuesday by the commission […]

Mitchell, Clydetta

Clydetta Mitchell Services: Have been held. Clydetta Mitchell, 88, of Muleshoe, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Park View Nursing Home in Muleshoe. She was born on Aug. 10, 1915, in Melrose. She married George Y. Mitchell on Nov. 28, 1934, in Portales. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was […]

Zamora, Ruzilla

Ruzilla Zamora Services: Have been held. Miss Ruzilla Zamora, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 19, 1915, in Chloride, to Frank and Eufemia Truillo Zamora. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Emma Brown; and a brother, Frank Zamora […]