Kube, Martin

Martin Kube Services: Have been held. Mr. Martin Kube, 73, of Farwell, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 10, 1930, in Clovis. He married Frances Daude on Dec. 31, 1950, in Lariat. He lived in Farwell for the past 37 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran […]

Storm dumps 3 to 4 inches of rain on Melrose

Gary Mitchell Roads were flooded around Melrose late Saturday night as a stalled thunderstorm dumped between 3 and 4 inches of moisture on farms and ranches in the area. Grady Bright of Melrose recorded 2.97 inches in town. “It was basically a 3-inch rain,” he said. “Most of it fell in about an hour. It […]

Most agree: Work ethic still important

By Janet Bresenham As many prepare to cease their labor today on Labor Day, some people see a shift in the modern work ethic and the willingness to work. One who sees a change but still considers a strong work ethic important is Barbara Norris of Clovis. “When you’re out and around some places, there […]

Smith, Martin

Martin Smith Services: Have been held. Mr. Martin Smith, 22, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 5, 1980, in New Jersey, to Jerry Lee Smith and Laura Bordonaro. He is survived by his parents; a son, Tristian Smith of Clovis; his son’s mother, Misti […]

Garza, Martin

Martin Garza Services: Have been held. Martin Garza, 63, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born April 30, 1940, in Wharton, Texas, to Elias J. and Paula Munoz Garza. He attended schools in Wharton. He married Lydia Leal on Oct. 12, 1960, in Rochester, Ind. He […]

Martin, Quessie Mae

Quessie Mae Martin Services: Have been held. Ms. Quessie Mae Martin, 60, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 17, 1942, in Clovis, to James T. and Clara Norman Wauford. She was a lifetime resident of Clovis. She married James Earl […]

Country star tops show

By Eric Butler By Eric Butler CNJ Correspondent Country performer Holly Dunn will provide the music and an Oklahoma company the fireworks when the “Smoke on the Water” Fourth of July Celebration takes place tonight in Clovis. The event will be held at Greene Acres Park in the center of town and roads will begin […]

Civil rights leader honored

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Area residents look at and take pictures of a monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday in Potter Park after the dedication ceremony. By Jack King Speakers at the dedication of a monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Clovis’ Potter Park on Saturday said the civil rights leader didn’t belong to […]

Fireworks fund needs more spark

By Janet Bresenham For nine years, Tom Martin and his wife Gail have been working to maintain a long-standing tradition in Clovis — the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. But Martin is quick to point out that his original year organizing the event he calls “Smoke on the Water” quickly put into proper perspective […]

Judge on duty 24-7

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By Mike Linn PORTALES — Magistrate Judge Jane Martin relaxed at her desk after work last week and noted that her job is not just a black-robed affair filled with weekday gavel pounding and sentencing of lawbreakers. In fact, Martin said she is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week — in […]

Crosby, Stills and Nash: Still performing three decades after Woodstock

By Eric Butler The days of widely popular folk rock trios have long since passed. But many Clovis and Portales fans of Crosby, Stills & Nash will get to hear that group’s music in concert for the first time next week. David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash will be playing in Albuquerque on June […]

CCC trustees election drawing more interest than in past years

Gary Mitchell Seven candidates and three contested races have made this year’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election a bit more interesting than in past years, say election officials. “We’ve already had more activity in this election than any other election of its kind in the past,” said Coni Jo Lyman, deputy chief county […]