Ticket feature: ENMU alumnus, opera singer returning for homecoming

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Melendez Jared Tucker ENMU alumnus and acclaimed opera singer Manuel Melendez will be in Portales at this year’s homecoming festivities. Manuel Melendez will be attending a breakfast ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated music building at ENMU, and will honor Melendez’s high school and college instructor, George Umberson. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Melendez graduated ENMU in […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats gear up for La Cueva

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Clovis junior running back Manuel Robles will be a key factor tonight against La Cueva. (CNJ correspondent: Nick Layman) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior linemen Brenton Hartel and Brandon Ayres feel they’re up for the challenge of facing a massive La Cueva line that includes a pair of Division I signees. […]

Ochoa, Hugo

Hugo Medrano Ochoa, 32, of Las Angeles, Calif., died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Clovis. Survivors include his parents, Manuel and Silvia Ochoa; two sisters, Consuelo and Karina Ochoa; nephews, Alex and Silvia Ochoa, all of Duarte, Calif; a fiancee, Sandra C. Valdez of Clovis; two sons, Hugo E. Ochoa of Clovis and Manuel Ochoa […]

Garrola, Manuel

Manuel Torres Garrola, 26, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 outside of Portales. Mr. Torres was born April 9, 1980 in Cevallos, Mexico to Mañuela and Manuel Torres Valenzuela. Mr. Torres lived in Mexico until about 10 years ago when he moved to Portales. During that time he worked at several local dairies. He was known […]

Lomas Jr., Alejandro “A.J.”

Alejandro “A.J.” Lomas Jr., 4, of Clovis, died Monday, April 10, 2006, in Progress, Texas. He was born Nov. 5, 2001, in Clovis to Alejandro Manuel Lomas and Jennifer Olivares. She died April 10, 2006. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Jose and Tomasa Olivares. He is survived by his father and stepmother, […]

Olivares, Jennifer “Jenny”

Jennifer Marie “Jenny” Olivares, 22, of Clovis, died Monday, April 10, 2006, in Progress, Texas. She was born April 17, 1983, to Freddy and Ernestine Mandonado Olivares in Clovis. She was a Clovis resident and lived in Phoenix for a year. She was a homemaker and loved her children, her family and her fiancé, family […]

Portales family welcomes home son stationed in Iraq

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Manuel and Esperanza Garcia feel that every moment spent with their children is precious. Those moments are magnified when one of those children is visiting between stays in Baghdad. Army Capt. Lupe Garcia, 35, has been in Iraq since August, assigned to the multi-National Security Transition Command and the civilian […]

Tomas (Red) Escamilla

Tomas (Red) Escamilla, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at his home west of Portales. He was born to Mary and Ciriaco Escamilla on Nov. 27, 1932, in Allcreek, Colo. Mr. Escamilla grew up in the Las Cruces area. He worked as a farm laborer in the area of Maple, Texas, before joining the Army […]

Manuel “Mandy” Baros

Manuel “Mandy” Baros, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Villa Nueva, to Carlos and Eloisa Gonzales Baros. He was a deliveryman for McDaniel’s Furniture store for 26 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community Family members said he […]

Gallegos, Eduvgen

Eduvgen Edwina Gallegos, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at El Centro Villa Nursing Home in Albuquerque. She was born May 22, 1926, to Manuel and Rosa Salazar Martinez in El Pueblo. She married Max Gallegos on Jan. 7, 1959, in Las Vegas, N.M.. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady […]

Estorga, Benita

Benita Estorga, 90, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born April 1, 1915, in Karnes County, Texas, to Tomasa and Francisco Lopez. She grew up near Beeville, Texas. In 1950, she moved to Brownfield, Texas, where she worked as an aide at the hospital. In 1958, […]

2/10 Public record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 2 through Wednesday: • Yannick Ellis, 22, of Clovis, to Kanisha Kahali Mussenden, 26, of Framingham, Mass. • Christopher Thomas Turney, 27, of Lamesa, Texas, to Sarah Samantha Stevens-Lee, 24, of Lubbock. • Archie Ray Knight, 47, to Rebecca Sue Dailey, 42, both of […]

Herminia Jimenez

Herminia Jimenez, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1930, in Riviera, Texas, to Pablo and Leonicia Gonzales Suarez. She married Manuel S. Jimenez on Aug. 10, 1951, in Edinburgh, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Lopez, Mary

Mary Lopez Services: Have been held. Mary Lopez, 60, of Portales died Friday, July 8, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 3, 1945, in Artesia to Dominga and Frutoso Morales. She was married Manuel Lopez on Oct. 15, 1965 . They moved to Pecos, Texas, in 1968, and remained there until 2004 when […]

Montanez , Manuel

Manuel Montanez Services: Have been held. Manuel Ruiz Montanez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 17, 1926, in Chin, Chiu, Mexico, to Hermenijildo and Marcela Ruiz Montanez. He married Maria Francisca Villareal 46 years ago in Muleshoe. He was a farm laborer […]

Chavez, Maria

Maria Chavez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maria I. Chavez, 67, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 28, 1937, in Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a resident of Clovis for the past two years after moving from Chihuahua. She was a member of the Catholic Church.      She […]

Chavez, Moses

Moses Chavez Services: Have been held. Mr. Moses Joseph Manuel Chavez, 20, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 28, 1984, in Pueblo, Colo., to Ruby Lynn Chavez and Juan Lucero. He has lived in Clovis for 17 years and worked for the […]

Madrid, Manuel L.

Manuel L. Madrid Services: Have been held. Manuel L. Madrid, 87, of Vaughn, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. He was born April 8, 1917, in Puerto De Luna, to Joseph Madrid and the former Elauteria Luna. He married Elena on Feb. 19, 1949, in Encino. He worked as […]

Eylicio, Nora

Nora Eylicio Services: Have been held. Nora Eylicio, 70, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on April 13, 1934, in Valencia County, to Jose and Nicolasa Flores. Family members said she was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother. She was a long-time resident […]

Baca, Bonifacio

Bonifacio Baca Services: Have been held. Mr. Bonifacio G. Baca, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 31, 1929, in Anton Chico, to Benigna and Silverio Baca. He came to Clovis as a young man. He worked at the Hotel Clovis and at a bakery. He […]