In Tribute: Railroad engineer loved to make others laugh

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer He was a railroad engineer, a private man who couldn’t turn down a game of poker or resist a good joke, and a man who deeply cared about his family. Maurice McGill of Clovis died at the Retirement Ranch Dec. 1. He was 72. Born in 1932, McGill joined […]

Lewis, Angela

Angela Lewis Services: Have been held. Angela S. Lewis, 19, of Batesville, Ind., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born on Aug. 13, 1985, in Panama City, Fla., to Scott and Theresa Lewis. She was a college student and daycare provider at the YMCA in Batesville. She […]

Architect hired for events center

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission hired an architect Tuesday to begin design on a proposed events center adjacent to the county fairgrounds. The commission unanimously appointed James C. Lewis of the Albuquerque-based firm Schlegel Lewis Architects. Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper said a budget has not been set but she […]

Anniversary, Birth and Birthday

Anniversary Bell Marvin and Lena Bell of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2004 at the Advent Christian Church, 2101 E. 21st St. The couple was married on Nov. 7, 1944 in Farwell. They have three children, Robert Bell, Judy Stone and James Bell; 10 […]

Clovis faces Bear of a challenge

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Clovis’ Terrance Walker looks for a hole as he breaks to the outside during practice Thursday at the high school. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A midget that tripped and fell backwards would still gain 10 times as many rushing yards than La Cueva’s first two opponents — which […]

Youth seek God in rally

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer About 50 youth and adults gathered at the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Saturday night to participate in the Blaze the Nation Youth Rally put on by Rene and Monica Herrara of Artesia. The rally in Clovis was the fifth rally the Herraras have put on this summer. Activities included […]

Lewis, Damien

Damien Lewis Services: Have been held. Damien Dajuan Christopher Lewis, 5 months, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 16, 2004, in Lubbock, to Marques Lewis and Derenda Tate. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, A.V. “Blue” Tate. Survivors include his […]

News mixed for CHS at state

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Clovis High senior Charles Purdy earned a fifth-place finish in shot put on Thursday in Class 5A state track competition at Albuquerque with a throw of 52 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Photo by Rick White STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS ALBUQUERQUE — The good news is the Clovis Lady Wildcats qualified first in the 400- and […]

Hounds eliminated from LSC tournament

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Travazz Buckley can’t corral a rebound during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference tournament game against Southwestern Oklahoma. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs played like, well, Bulldogs. Taking control of the game early and controlling the tempo most of the way, the Bulldogs upset […]

Wall, Lewis

Lewis J. Wall, 85, of Clovis, a truck driver, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 27, 1918, in Social Hill, Ark., to Levie and Myrtle Wall. He married Sally Thomas in 1938 in Arkansas. They moved to Clovis in 1953. He worked and drove […]

Lewis, Dorothy

Dorothy Jeane Lewis, 80, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 19, 1923, in Dallas. She married William E. Lewis on April 1, 1945, in Clovis. She was a longtime resident of Clovis and a member of Kingswood Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; […]

Zias capture four wins in South Central Region softball event

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Sophomore second baseman Tracy Jordan went 8-for-14 with two home runs — a grand slam and a three-run shot — and 15 RBIs as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team completed a 4-2 weekend in the South Central Region crossover tournament. ENMU (4-4) was edged by Colorado-Colorado Springs […]

Public Record 1/16

Compiled from court records from Dec. 23 through Jan. 14 Marriage Licenses Don Curtiss Ellington, 25, and Matilda Ann Madrid, 25, both of Clovis Johnnie Glenn Rucker, 66, of Texico, and Rebecca Ann Grau, 54, of Clovis Richard Earl Soper, 23, and Heidi Kira Tessmer, 19, both of Clovis Christopher Thomas Rabenold, 20, and Lorenza […]

Choate, Verba Ann

Verba Ann Choate Services: Have been held. Mrs. Verba Ann Choate, 86, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born March 24, 1917, in Erath County, Texas, to Albert Oliver and Martha Ann Burton Lewis. A longtime Curry County resident, she worked for Dr. Crawford as a dental technician […]

Workman, Mona

Mona Workman Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mona L. Workman, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 10, 1931, in Slaton, Texas, to Edmond H. and Connie Maxwell Hicks. She married T.J. Workman on March 29, 1958, in Clovis. She was a former Avon sales representative. […]

Lewis, Billy

Billy Lewis Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Larry Lewis, 40, of San Diego, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in San Diego. He was born on April 12, 1963, in Clovis, to Billy Lewis and Minnie Ransom. He lived in Clovis until 2002 and then in Las Vegas, Nev., and San Diego. He did clerical […]