In tribute: Businessman found strength in faith

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In his 31 years, Marcus Grau built a successful business and had a short college basketball career. However, his proudest accomplishments weren’t the points he scored or the sales he made, but the wife and children he came home to every day. “His family always came first,” said Marty […]

Sprinkle, Denny

Denny Eugene Sprinkle, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at MD Anderson Center in Houston. Born Aug. 23, 1928, in Port Arthur to Carl Emerson and Dola Matthews Sprinkle, he married Betty Jean Fields on Jan. 1, 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He was a civil servant […]

Evans, Barbara

Barbara Evans Services: Have been held. Mrs. Barbara “Polly” Evans, 71, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on April 15, 1933, in Portales, to Ellen and William F. Marcus. She grew up in Floyd and graduated from Portales High School. She moved to Utah […]

Yarbrough, Nina

Nina Yarbrough Services: Have been held. Nina Yarbrough, 97, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on Dec. 8, 1907, in Throckmorton County, Texas, to Marcus Willard and Martha Jane Jones Raper. She married George Samuel Yarbrough on Dec. 22, 1928. She began her teaching career in 1928 in Harding […]

Cavemen top Cats in 4-5A boys soccer

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Senior Joey Ongaga, second in the state with 35 goals, added four to his total in the first 20 minutes of play on Tuesday as Carlsbad handed the Clovis High Wildcats a 6-1 loss in District 4-5A boys soccer. Carlsbad (14-5, 6-2 district) advances to a first-round Class 5A state game […]