Sept. 24, 1915

J.R. Walker Market, located on Main Street, sold fresh and cured meats. … The Clovis Journal reported about 800 pupils attended the city’s schools. … John Boykin, nephew of S.J. Boykin of Clovis, was visiting from Mara Vias.

Aug. 9, 1970

Personnel at Clovis Memorial Hospital performed surgeries on two relatives both named Charles Franklin Tipton. The older man’s nephew had accompanied him to his surgery and became ill and underwent surgery himself hours prior to his uncle’s surgery. … Richard C. Toothaker, son of retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.. and Mrs. Donald F. Toothaker, […]

Henry, James

James A. Henry, 92, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Edward and Jennie Pratt Wright, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1962. He was a member of […]

Resident receives new house when old one deemed uninhabitable

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Passionate about jazz music, Victor Carrasco holds his trumpet and reminisces about performing in his youth. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The old “A” frame house on Hinkle Street is no longer standing. Betrayed by a damaged roof and old wiring, the 100-year-old residence was deemed uninhabitable, and burned […]

Osborn, Billie

Billie Osborn Billie Doyle “Moses” Osborn, 66, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Edinburg, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1939, in Clovis, to Calvin and Flossie Osborn. He came from a family of pioneers and ranchers who settled in the Portales area. He graduated from Chicopee High School in Massachusetts […]

Wissman, June

June Wissman  Services:Have beewn held. Mrs. June Langstaff Wissman, 86, of Clovis, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 7, 1918, in Fresno, Calif., to Roy and Gladys Wright. She moved to Clovis from southern California in 1977. She married Walter Wissman in 1992. Family […]

Boone, Daniel

Daniel Boone Services: No public service will be held. Daniel “Dan” Scott Boone, 49, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Princeton Place in Albuquerque. He was born on April 17, 1955, in Portales, to Mary Lynne and Fred Boone. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include a son, Zeke Boone; two daughters, […]

Davis, Thomas Jr.

Mr. Thomas E. Davis Jr., 93, of Milnesand, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 24, 1910, in Lavaca, Ark., to Mary Emily and Thomas Edward Davis Sr. His family moved to Milnesand in 1915, when he was a child. He attended grade school at […]

Respect means more than flowers

Judy Brandon What is respect? We think of respect but don’t always apply it to every situation in life. Years ago, I learned a lasting lesson in respect. When I was in high school, I went with a girlfriend many times to see her grandmother who lived in a local rest home. The first time […]

Police Blotter 8/24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to the 700 block of Tierra Blanca about 9 a.m. Monday when a 43-year-old Clovis man reported that his 35-year-old nephew from Clovis had kicked open his door and begun fighting with him over allegations involving the nephew’s girlfriend’s daughter. […]