Local Roundup: Arrest made in case of inmate’s assault

CNJ staff A 28-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday in connection with an assault at the Curry County Detention Center. Nick Jasper attacked his cellmate Saul Prieto, 25, of Clovis on Jan. 14 as he was sleeping, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Jasper suspected Prieto was informing on him. “The attack was stopped […]

Howard Jasper

Howard Jasper, 92, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. He was born April 23, 1913, in Gasoline, Texas, to Frances and William H. Jasper. His family homesteaded in Elida and he grew up there; graduating from Elida High School. Shortly after finishing school, he moved to Portales. He worked […]

Howard M. Mason

Howard M. Mason Services:6 p.m. Friday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Howard M. Mason, 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Jasper, Ala., to Howard and Gertrude Norris Mason. He married Trena Wilson on Sept. 23, 2004, […]

Jenkins, Jasper Collins

Jasper Collins Jenkins Services: Have been held. Jasper Collins Jenkins, 84, of Texico, a farmer, died Monday, April 26, 2004, in Clovis, He was born on May 11, 1919, in Grapeland, Texas, to R.Q. and Mattie Duncan Jenkins. He had been a resident of Clovis since 1952 moving from Grapeland, Texas. He farmed in this […]

McCarty, Jasper ‘Newt’

Jasper ‘Newt’ McCarty Services: Have been held. Jasper “Newt” McCarty, 69, of Rio Rancho died Thursday, March 11, 2004. Family members said McCarty served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He founded Joan’s Chili Pepper Emporium and was associated with Mac’s Steak in the Rough restaurants, they said. Family […]

Tales of 91 years in Clovis as a family

Don McAlvy Fred J. and Lou Ella McCarty were the start of a dynasty in Clovis. Fred was a railroader for the Santa Fe in Kansas. He carried a pistol at work there. He was sent to Clovis in 1912 to straighten the railroad out. That’s what his kids thought. (He was actually the bonus […]