Norris, Brian Craig

Brian Craig Norris Services: Have been held. Mr. Brian Craig Norris, 40, of Clovis, a chemist, died Tuesday July 27, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 13, 1964, in Clovis, to James Clyde and Shirley Ann Sewell Norris. He served in the Marine Corps during the Granada conflict. […]

Elrod, Karen

Karen Elrod Services: Have been held. Ms. Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 8, 1964, in Portales, to Barbara and W. F. “Bud” Miller. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1982. She was a cheerleader and played volleyball. In […]

Kirkpatrick, Agnes

Agnes Kirkpatrick Services: Have been held. Mrs. Agnes “Polly” Kirkpatrick, 75, of Farwell, a housewife, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on Jan. 25, 1929, in Minden, La., to Isaac and Eva Miller. Family members said she loved to cook for family and friends and enjoyed reading her Bible. […]

Area judges defend right of wives to show support for candidates

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A disclaimer sits next to a campaign sign in the yard at the Clovis home of Jennifer and Judge Richard Hollis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Both Curry County magistrate judges and a retired district judge have campaign signs in their yards supporting 9th Judicial District Attorney candidate […]

New funds could reduce tax on benefits

Tom Philpott: Military update Using money unspent from a controversial Air Force tanker program, the House Armed Services Committee has voted for a speedier phase out of a sharp drop in survivor benefits for military widows and widowers at age 62. What lawmakers call the “widow’s tax” feature of the military Survivor Benefit Plan has […]

Harden, Doretha

Doretha Harden Services: Have been held. Mrs. Doretha Ellen “Grandma” Harden, 85, of Clovis, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 23, 1918, in Clovis, to Vernon and Elma Forbes Miller. She married Clinton Harden on Jan. 22, 1944, in Chicago, Ill. […]

Miller, Florence

Florence Miller Services:Have been held. Florence Miller, 88, of Portales died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1916, in Elida to Minnie and Manford Elkins. She grew up on the family homestead northwest of Elida. She started to school at Chaves. When she was 12 years old, the […]

Miller, Helen E. Mapes

Helen Miller Services: Have been held. Helen E. Mapes Miller, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at her home in Roswell. She was born May 13, 1912, in Iowa City, Iowa, to C.M. Fountain and Mabel G. (Miller) Fountain. She moved to Roswell in 1937 from Iowa, and then to Artesia in 1940. On May […]

Miller, Clement Frank “Jim”

Clement Miller Services: Have been held. Mr. Clement Frank “Jim” Miller, 71, of Clovis died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 13, 1932, in Toronto, Canada, to Clement and Gwendoline Clark Miller. A communications supervisor for the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1971, he received a […]

Miller, David

David F. Miller, 78, of Clovis, died Nov. 24, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Amarillo. He was born May 4, 1925, in Blanchard, Okla., to Lawrence Finise and Mabel Chloene Gay Miller. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seaman 1st Class. He came to Clovis in […]

Regents discuss Ruidoso branch

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents discussed placing another branch on the tree that is ENMU Friday during a meeting. The discussion was about converting the instructional center in Ruidoso to a branch campus, similar to the one in Roswell. The instructional center in Ruidoso […]

Simpson, Evelyn

Evelyn Simpson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Evelyn “Dinger” Simpson, 85, of the Bethel area, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Jal. She was born on Jan. 19, 1918, in Portales, to Mary and Benjamin T. Miller. She grew up in the Bethel community, working with the rest of […]

Miller, Ralph E.

Ralph E. Miller Services: Have been held. Mr. Ralph E. Miller. 93, of Clovis, a retired farmer and rancher, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on May 13, 1910, in Oklahoma, to Clem and Alice Haney Miller. He married Lee Ola McDonald on Jan. 28, 1928, in […]

Preliminary list for education secretary formed

By Jack King A committee charged with picking “approximately five” candidates for the state Secretary of Education has prepared a preliminary list, a spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Richardson said on Thursday. Catherine Miller, Richardson’s deputy chief of staff, said the committee has not yet presented the five names to the governor because it is still […]

Clovis man faces up to 33 years in state prison

Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man accused of having sexual contact with children failed on Wednesday in an effort to have his bail reduced. Billy Martin, 49, scratched his head and shuffled paperwork during his Tuesday afternoon video arraignment in Curry County Magistrate Court as he tried to persuade Magistrate Judge Doug Miller to reduce […]

Moore, Samuel

Samuel Moore Services: Have been held. Mr. Samuel Carlos Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on June 14, 1916, in Putnam County, Tenn., to Albert and Cora Ann Moore. He worked for the AT&SF Railroad for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; […]

Krattiger, Helen

Helen Krattiger Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen Edna Krattiger, 78, of Clovis, a clerk, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in St. Vrain, to Thomas and Helen Davis Miller. She was a telephone operator, a business owner and a store clerk. She […]

Tate, Mary

Mary Tate Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Opal Tate, 93, of Broadview, a retired school teacher, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 11, 1909, in Bellview, to James and Lida Bell Shaddix Miller. She attended school in the Bellview and Hollene area and […]

Public Record 7/18

Compiled from court records from July 10 through July 16: Marriage Licenses – Philip Ash Richards, 22, of Lubbock, to Summer Brooke Savage, 21, of Portales. – Scott Carlos Mendoza, 23, to Brandi Rae Farkas, 24, both of Clovis. – William Leon Bonney, 28, to Natalie Anna Meredith, 28, both of Clovis. – David Adam […]

Buddy gets day in court

By Darrell Todd Maurina Buddy is still alive and he’s going to trial. The mixed-breed pit bull’s owner, Greg Hromas, faces up to $1,500 in fines for allegedly allowing his dog to run at large and chase police. Conviction can be even more serious for Buddy, who faces death. Curry County Magistrate Judge Doug Miller […]