Johnson, Joan

Joan Johnson Services: Have been held. Helen Joan Johnson, 61, of Lubbock, formerly of Farwell, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on July 24, 1942, in Clovis, to Oscar and Dorothy Hubbell. She graduated from high school in Farwell in 1960. She attended West Texas State University for 2 years and […]

Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, aims for minority whip seat

By David Arkin Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, on Friday said he plans to run for the minority floor post in the state House of Representatives. Moore said he thinks it’s time for a change in leadership. “Some people have asked me to take this on,” he said. “I think we need some rural leadership.” Moore’s […]

Moore, Alvin R. Jr.

Alvin R. Moore Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Alvin R. Moore Jr., 57, of Melrose, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 4, 1946, in Portales, to Macie and Alvin R. Moore. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1964. He served his […]

Walkin’ … Just for the health of it

Michelle Seeber Mall walkers find the early-morning shelter of North Plains Mall ideal for all-weather exercise. Can walking help you live longer? Winnie Moore, 93, of Clovis, says it can. She “faithfully” walks five days a week at North Plains Mall to maintain low cholesterol and a healthy heart. She said she started walking at […]

Moore, Charles “Chuck”

Charles Hughes “Chuck” Moore Services: Have been held. Charles Hughes “Chuck” Moore, 84, of Clovis died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 2, 1919, in Yale, Mich., to Joseph Irwin and Margaret Lorrinda (Craig) Moore. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and was stationed at Clovis […]

Lottery bill hits hang up

By David Arkin A bill that would allow more students to access the Lottery Scholarship may be in trouble. Legislation that would permit students who graduate from high school to sit out a year before going to college and still qualify for the popular Lottery Scholarship may get stuck in committee, according to its sponsor. […]

Seniors may have to lie down for new bed tax

David Arkin A House committee’s move on Sunday that one local lawmaker called “an example of the worst kind of government” could implement an $8.82 fee per occupied bed in nursing homes across New Mexico. The move is projected to raise about $22.5 million in state money. Because of the money the state would raise […]

Moore, Paula S.

Paula Sue Moore Services: Have been held. Paula Sue Moore, 53, of Wetumpka, Ala., executive editor of the Montgomery, Ala. Advertiser, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at her home. She was born on June 20, 1950, in El Reno, Okla., to Paul and Mary Trapp of Clovis. She was a 1968 graduate of Clovis High School […]

Shipp, Gertrude

Gertrude Shipp Services: Have been held. Gertrude Shipp, 100, of Farwell, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical in Clovis. She was born on March 17, 1903, in the Lubbock area. She married Bart Moore in 1918 in Lubbock. She later married H.A. Shipp in 1955, in Portales. She farmed in the Floyd […]

Capitol Clippings 1/21

By David Arkin And they’re off. Gov. Bill Richardson helped kick off the 30-day legislative session with his State of the State address Tuesday in Santa Fe. The governor touched on a variety of issues during his speech, including DWI legislation, an early childhood education program and cuts to taxes on food and medical services. […]

Weddings 1/4

Cheryl McGrath and Rusty Ridley, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage on Dec. 31, 2003, at the Ridley residence. The bride is the daughter of Charles Kidd of Spearfish, S.D. and Sylvia Stillwell of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Marilyn Moore and Dwayne Ridley, both of Clovis. The couple will reside in […]

Dunn-Slough, Ruby

Ruby Neville Dunn-Slough, 84, of Clovis died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 10, 1919 in Lakeview, Texas, to Emmitt and Lillie Mae Crabb Harper. She married Troy Dunn in Memphis, Texas, and he preceded her in death in 1949. She then married Robert Edward Slough in […]

Prep basketball summaries

Friday Boys Clovis 64, Amarillo Tascosa 42 Clovis (2-0) — Bud Willis 3 3-6 9, Tizrick Phillips 1 0-0 2, Zac Watters 3 1-3 7, Jordan Moore 2 2-2 7, Wendell Belford 0 0-0 0, Justin Pinckney 9 1-2 19, Chris Finch 0 0-0 0, Dominique Easterlin 6 4-5 16, Jermaine Davis 1 2-2 4. […]

Local coaches among 11 ENMU inductees

CNJ staff PORTALES — Two Clovis prep coaches and longtime women’s basketball coach Wayne Moore are among 11 people scheduled to be inducted into the Eastern New Mexico University Athletics Hall of Honors during halftime of Saturday’s 2 p.m. football game against Angelo State at Blackwater Draw. Also being honored is Major Ron D. Milam, […]

A sign(er) of the times

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Chuck Moore, 84, of Clovis has been painting artwork, billboards and signs in Clovis for 38 years, including the portrait of his sons behind him on the wall at his home. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell At 84, a local war veteran-turned-artist still paints signs for a living, and his bosses call […]

Navigator recalls old warbird

By Gary Mitchell World War II warbirds on static display Saturday and Sunday at Clovis Municipal Airport brought back memories for one Clovis man who trained with a B-29 Super-fortress bomber. Both a B-29 and “Diamond Lil,” the world’s oldest B-24 Liberator bomber, were displayed, courtesy of the Commemorative Air Force — formerly the Confederate […]

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; […]

Looper, Loretta

Loretta Looper Services: Have been held. Mrs. Loretta Looper, 56, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 15, 1946, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Sam W. Beck. She grew up in Tucumcari. She moved to Belen in 1964 and was a 1966 graduate of Belen High School. […]

Aye, Norene

Norene Aye Norene M. Aye, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at her home in Clovis. Mrs. Aye was born in Ranchvale on Dec. 3, 1927, to Wilburn David Moore and Lilly Pearl Huggins Moore. She married Ernest R. Aye on Nov. 2, 1953, at the chapel at Cannon Air Force Base. She was a […]

Area reps wary of funding for plan

By Gary Mitchell While Gov. Bill Richardson drummed up support Wednesday in Portales and Clovis for two state constitutional amendments designed to revamp education, a couple of area legislators remained cautious on at least one of those amendments. Constitutional Amendment 1 would create a cabinet-level Secretary of Education position, and Constitutional Amendment 2 would increase […]