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 […]