New mission draws variety of volunteers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Billy Tate, auctioneer for Tate Auction Service of Clovis, makes a Monday inspection of items that will be auctioned off Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds Pavilion to provide funds for the Lighthouse Mission. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Area businesses are stepping forward to try and make a […]

Auto skills center offers DIY help

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Major Chris Wyatt changes a fuel pump on his vehicle at the Auto Skills Center on base. Wyatt, who transfered to Cannon from Hurlburt AFB in Florida, said he always looks for auto centers such as this one whenever he moves to a new facility. By Eric Butler: Freedom New […]

First person: Crossing with care

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Leonard Gilbert Freitas is the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School. Leonard Gilbert Freitas, 76, is known by his friends, colleagues and family as Gil. But as the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School, he is known as Mr. Leonard. In sickness and in health: I used to do heavy […]

Company founder fought valiantly for freedom

By Freedom New Mexico This month we remember the founder of our company, R.C. Hoiles, who bought the then-Santa Ana Register in 1935 and founded a company he named Freedom Newspapers. It grew into Freedom Communications, today the nation’s 12th largest media company, with operations on the Internet, in broadcast, magazines and newspapers. Hoiles launched […]

Gray, Billie

Billie S. Gray, 48, of Leonard, Texas, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her home. She was born June 9, 1957, in Portales. She was a business owner with her husband for 10 years in entertainment equipment sales. She also served in the United States Army. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Gray of […]

Crossing guard, wife granted honeymoon they never had

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Crossing guard Leonard Freitas watches the traffic on Norris Street, allowing cars to pass before he stops traffic to enable Zia Elementary students can cross. Freitas has been a crossing guard at Zia for five years. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He will leave his uniform, a bright orange jacket, […]

Clark , Della May

Della May Clark Services: Have been held. Della May Clark, 75, of Clovis died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Sept. 15, 1929, to Kenneth A. and Mary Margaret Janckycki Miller in Mishawaka, Ind. She married Leonard Clark on Dec. 22, 1951, in Yuma, Ariz. She was a LPN […]

Pipkin, Leonard

Leonard Pipkin Services: Have been held. Leonard W. “Scooter” Pipkin, 59, of Flint, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004. He was born on March 17, 1945, in Clovis, to Hubert and Billie Jean Pipkin. He graduated from Lee High School in Midland, Texas, and Texas Tech University. He was a certified public accountant working as […]

Shell, Ramona

Ramona Shell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ramona Christine Shell, 86, of Bowling Green, Ky., a housewife, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky. She was born on May 11, 1918, in Okalahoma to Edward and Frances Hibbitts. She was a member of Westbrook Baptist Church. She was preceded […]

Ware, Leonard Lawrence

Leonard Lawrence Ware Services: Have been held. Leonard Lawrence Ware, 95, of Phoenix, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in Phoenix. He was born on Aug. 25, 1908, in Corsicana, Texas, to Jefferson and Effie Ware. He was a retired minister. Survivors include his wife, Loleta Ware; and three daughters, Ruby Copeland, Velma Kirk and Leta […]

Bryant, Leonard

Leonard Bryant Services: Have been held. Mr. Leonard Bryant, 80, died early Saturday morning on May 8, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born on Sept. 22, 1923, in Claude, Okla., to Addie Frances and Edgar Arnold Bryant. He moved to Portales as a boy and attended school in Portales. On May 11, 1944, […]

Fenton, Leonard

Leonard Fenton Services: Have been held. Leonard Fenton, 78, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Covenant Lakeside Medical Center in Lubbock. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Jim Maxwell at Trinity Life Center, formerly the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Portales Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Coffey, Leanoard

Leonard Coffey Services: Have been held. Mr. Leonard Coffey, 82, of Clovis, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on March 30, 1922, in Rawls, Texas, to Lonnie and Claire Griffin Coffey. He married Thelma Skeen on July 3, 1943, in Clovis. He was a member and a […]

Bryant, DeWayne

DeWayne Bryant Services: Have beenheld. DeWayne Bryant, 58, of Clovis died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at his home. He was born April 12, 1945, in Carrizozo to Annie Ruth and Leonard Bryant. He grew up in Portales, graduating in 1963 from Portales High School. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard, where he worked in electronics. […]

Woodruff, Dorothy

Dorothy Fay Woodruff Services: Have been held. Dorothy Fay Woodruff, 77, of Friona, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. She was born on Aug. 1, 1926, in Quitman, Texas, to Wallace Leonard and Elanor Wheeler Reid. She married Ernest Paul Woodruff on Oct. 18, 1943, in Quitman, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member […]

Breuning, Myrtle Mae

Myrtle Mae Breuning Services: Have been held. Myrtle Mae Breuning, 90, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at her home. She was born on Aug. 18, 1913, in Bellview to Alphus “Alf” Monroe and Mattie Ann Stafford Mitchell. She was raised in and graduated from high school in Bellview. After graduation she […]