Masonic Lodge celebrating centennial

CNJ staff The New Mexico and Curry County Masonic Lodge #40 is celebrating their centennial with a degree festival today through Saturday. The Curry County Masonic Lodge was chartered in Oct. 1909. Arthur Tunnell, a member of Clovis’ lodge, described a degree festival as explaining different levels in a lodge and the excercise that make […]

June 6, 1934

Frederick Pratt, for more than two years rector of the Clovis Episcopal Church, was the new grand chaplain of the New Mexico Masonic order. … Area farmers reported hail stones larger than hen eggs beat holes in roofs and brought blood to the backs of animals. … Camel cigarette makers reported “science” had discovered smoking […]

Kemper, Freddie

Freddie Don Kemper, 72, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at his residence in Hobbs. Mr. Kemper was born Oct. 28, 1933 in Callahan County, Texas to George and Ada Lacey Kemper. He grew up in the Denton Valley and graduated from Clyde High School. He attended South Plains College in Levelland. He served in the […]

Martin, Eugene

Eugene Harold Martin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. Born April 26, 1921, in Afton, Texas, to Minnie Lou and D.X. Martin, he grew up in the Dora area, where he attended school. He married Irene Cox on July 3, 1946, in San Francisco. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, […]

Leslie Eldon McCain

Leslie Eldon McCain, 80, of Bovina died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his residence near Bovina. He was born June 2, 1925, near Finney, Texas, to William Claude and Leona Grace (Lesly) McCain. He married Rose Lee Sanders in Levelland, Texas, in Dec. 30, 1951. He was a farmer and raised cattle. He was one […]

Mills, Prentice

Prentice Mills Services: Have been held. Prentice L. Mills, 87, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. He was born on Sept. 1, 1917, in Munday, Texas, to John and Lucy Mills. He grew up in Roswell, and had lived in Silverton, Texas for six years before moving to Farwell in 1957. He was the […]

Ent Jr., William

William Wesley Ent Jr., 69, of Clovis died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Savannah, Mo., to William Wesley and Florence Rebecca Moore Ent. He graduated high school in 1953 and the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1960, served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1959, […]

Pruitt, John

John Pruitt Services: Have been held. Mr. John “Honest John” Pruitt, 77, of Clovis, a welder, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 2, 1927, in Foreman, Ark., to George and Rose Terrell Pruitt. He was well known as “Honest John.” He married Dorothy Cassidy […]

Bass, M.D.

M.D. Bass Services: Have been held. Mr. M.D. Bass, 73, of Clovis, a test deskman for a telephone company, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at his home. He was born on Jan. 29, 1930, in Perico, Texas, to Jim and Agnes Sylvester Bass. He married Billie Greer on May 7, 1954, in Elida. He had […]