Miller, Patsy (Haws)

Patsy Ruth (Haws) Miller, 75, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1930, in Clay Center, Kan., to Merna and Virgil Haws. She graduated from Clay County Community High School in 1948. She married Robert D. Miller (Bob) and she spent 30 years as a […]

No so ‘Glory Road': ENMU officials say basketball movie contains inaccuracies

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Ronald Oram (34 in white) and Joe Allen (24) were two of the five black players on the 1966 Eastern New Mexico University team. (Courtesy photo: B.B. Lees) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Disney movie “Glory Road” paints an inaccurate picture of 1966 Eastern New Mexico University, school officials said on Wednesday. The […]

12/16 Religion Digest

Guest pianist to perform in Texico Pianist Jim Hendricks will perform at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Texico. According to information provided by the host church, Hendricks will perform arrangements of traditional Gospel and contemporary Christian music. He has performed in churches across the land, including the Crystal Cathedral. He has […]

Commerce’s Miller stings Hounds again

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ENMU’s Chad Donnell scores on a layup during Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against Texas A&M-Commerce. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Senior guard Jermart Miller scored the final seven points of the game, including a go-ahead four-point play with 18 seconds left, to rally Texas A&M-Commerce to […]

Balanced attack key for Cats

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Manzano coach Aaron Ocampo knows first-hand how explosive the Clovis Wildcats’ offense can be. The Wildcats beat Manzano 49-14 two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs. “You have to contain (Rishard) Matthews,” Ocampo said. “And I don’t know if you can stop him without double covering […]

Onate making its mark in 5A

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just three years ago, Onate High in Las Cruces won a state football championship, beating Roswell Goddard in the finals … in Class 4A. This fall, increasing enrollment pushed the Knights into Class 5A, where they’ve already earned respect as one of the state’s elite in any classification. “They played […]

M.A. “Jeff” Miller

M.A. “Jeff” Miller, 81, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Sweetwater, Okla. to Marion Arthur and Minerva Williams Miller. He married Flo Gillespie March 24, 1946, in Portales. He was a retired home builder and a member of Broadview Baptist Church in Lubbock. Family members […]

Miller, Fern

Fern B. Miller, 86, of Roswell died Saturday, Aug. 13 2005, at her residence in Roswell. She was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Thomas, Okla., to William Ray Beck and Lola McBurney Beck. She graduated from Clovis High School. She was a longtime member of the Central Christian Church in Roswell and Clovis. She was […]

Samples, Ettie

Ettie Melinda Samples, 92, of Grove, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Grand Lake Villa, Grove, Okla. She was born April 5, 1913, in Atoka, Okla. to John Solomon Kilmer and Belle (Smith) Kilmer. She married Alfred William Samples on Oct. 31, 1930 at Santa Rosa. She was a homemaker […]

Cats host Bulldawgs in 5A playoff opener

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Clovis’ Jonathan Sweet sacks Carlsbad quarterback Nathan Clark during the second half of last week’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats host Las Cruces High at 7 p.m. today in a Class 5A first-round playoff game.(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There were no playoff beards, shaved heads or […]

Past mistakes are catching up with our present

CNJ Editorial One could view President Bush’s speech on avian flu cynically without much difficulty. He was, after all, coming off what one could characterize as the worst week in his presidency. He first announced a respectable Supreme Court nomination, then asserted he is on top of the avian flu threat — and as is […]

Charges against Portales street preacher dropped

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office has dropped charges against a street preacher accused of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Deputy District Attorney Donna Mowrer dropped the charges on Oct. 19 in Portales Magistrate Court. Shawn Miller, 33, was arrested the morning of April 17 for causing a disturbance […]

Sisters add creativity, bring life to crafts

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Janice Lee looks over some of the string-hair doll crafts she’ll have on display today and tomorrow at the 32nd annual Peanut Valley Festival. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Janice Lee believes a little paint can bring her hand-crafted wooden characters to life. “I love to paint people and Santas. They […]

Miller Jr., W.F.

W.F. Miller Jr. Services:Have been held. Mr. W.F. “Bill” Miller Jr., 87, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Taiban, to Beulah and William Forrest Miller. His family owned several businesses in Taiban, which were destroyed in a fire in […]

Elwanda Mieas, Elwanda

Elwanda Mieas Services: Have been held. Elwanda Williams Mieas, 70, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 6, 1935, in Portales, to Clifton and Ineta Williams. She lived in Clovis a number of years and worked for a lawyer and at the Allsups offices. […]

Miller, Margaret

Margaret Miller Services:Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Miller, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 9, 1921, in McQueen, Okla., to Vernon and Lillie Wise. She married Carrol D. Miller on March 5, 1940, in Clovis. During World War II she moved to California and […]

Portales man says he was arrested for practicing religion

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The American Civil Liberties Union has given assistance to a Portales man who says he was arrested for practicing religion in the city. Shawn Miller, 33, was released from the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Wednesday after more than three months in custody. He posted a $3,000 appearance […]

School size does matter in testing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER Superintendent Patricia Miller is new to the Fort Sumner school district. But when adequate yearly progress results from the New Mexico Public Education Department reached her desk Monday, and the district received a big AYP thumbs up, she was ecstatic. “There was much hand-clapping and a dance of joy,” […]

Grimes, Michelle M.

Michelle Miller Grimes Services: Have been held. Michelle Miller Grimes, 32, of Rio Rancho, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center in Albuquerque. She was born on Sept. 17, 1972, in Clovis, to Scott Leslie and Edwina Fajardo Miller. She was a medical records clerk at the health clinic. She was a […]

Mack, Michael R.

Services: Have been held. Michael Rostal Mack, 59, of Fort Sumner died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 8, 1946, in Safford, Ariz. to Rostal and Madeline (Talley) Mack. He was reared in the Gila Valley and graduated from Safford High School. He married Linda Claridge on […]