Wheatfields managers say facility should open by end of year

lmr5ov-lmr5ob614wheatfieldscommunity.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A banner at the Wheatfields assisted living and memory care community Monday advertises that it will be opening soon. Wheatfields is scheduled to open sometime this summer. Sharna Johnson After almost three years tangled up in bankruptcy and foreclosure, managers of the once-deserted Wheatfields Senior Living Community expect the facility […]

Food at the speed of life: Chocolate blessing too

I like Christmas. I try to remember the holiday really is about a loving God stooping to our level, becoming human, to save us from our own shortcomings. At the same time, I enjoy family, presents, the decorated tree and other things about the season. When I stop and look, I see the love and […]

June marks sun safety month

By Sheryll Plyler: Local columnist M ore than a million cases of

Richardson endorses Obama

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Bill Richardson, the nation’s only Hispanic governor, threw his support behind Barack Obama for president Friday, delivering one of the most coveted and tightly held endorsements in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Maxwell, Lee M.

Lee Martel Maxwell, 78, of Clovis died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at his home. He was born June 23, 1927, in Stanton, Ore., to Otis and Flora Maxwell. He married Wanda Price Nov. 23, 1990, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a self-employed truck driver and belonged to the Church of the Brethren. He was […]

Royse, Roma “Jean”

Roma “Jean” Royse, 75, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1930, to Beauford A. and Eva Butler Bailey in North Hollywood, Calif. She married William J. Royse on April 8, 1950, in San Fernando Valley, Calif. She was retired from Farmer’s Insurance Group, where […]

Oregon county sparks tale of two Currys

By Peter Rice: Pilot Staff Writer A time zone, two mountain ranges and several degrees of latitude appear to have isolated a linguistic oddity here in Curry County — Oregon, that is. A brief telephone survey this week revealed that the stalwart saying, “There’s no hurry in Curry,” hasn’t made it to conversation mills in […]

Perry Jr, Alfred “Al”

Alfred Robert ‘Al’ Perry Jr., 67, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born March 11, 1938, to Alfred Robert and Nora Lalley Perry in San Francisco. He graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco. He attended college at San Jose State, Hayward State, and Eastern […]

Steele, Annie

Annie Sarabeth Fitzsimmons Steele, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1921, on a farm near Sherman, Okla., to Abram Miller and Pearl Cox Hubbard Fitzsimmons. She attended Cedardale Christian Church, which her father and neighbors built. She married Francis Howard Steele on Jan. 1, 1938. They […]

Pinkert, Beverly

Beverly Pinkert Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Beverly Pinkert, 67, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born March 24, 1938 in Pendleton, Ore., to Annabelle and Harvey Exum. Pinkert grew up in Oregon, and graduated from Athena High School. She married […]

Zias looking to shake off opening loss

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Since Mike Maguire became the head coach in 1987, Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team has occasionally struggled against NAIA foe Wayland Baptist. Never, though, have the Zias actually lost to Wayland — until Tuesday’s stunning four-game setback in the season opener at Plainview, Texas. On Wednesday, Maguire canceled […]

Laney, Minnie

Minnie Laney Services:Have been held. Mrs. Minnie Ola Laney, 87, of Portland. Ore., died Sunday, June 19, 2005, in Portland. She was born Nov. 10, 1917, in Melrose to Henry Harvey and Ivena Arnold Hudspeth. She married Omer Lee Laney in 1936. They lived in New Mexico, Idaho and Oregon. Family members said she loved […]

Boyd, Mary

Mary Boyd Services: Have been held. Mary E. Boyd, 69, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005. She was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Frankell, Texas. She worked in custodial services at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales before retirement. Family members described her as a wonderful mother and an avid gardener. Survivors include two daughters, Dusty […]

Sena, Tony

Tony Sena Services: Will be held at a later date. Tony Sena, 53, of El Sagundo, Calif, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in Marina Del Ray, Calif. He was born on June 12, 1951, in Clovis, to Raymond and Susie Sena. Family members said he had a heart for people and used his talent to […]

Rogers, Douglas

Douglas Malone Rogers, 67, of Roswell, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Portland, Ore. He was born on Nov. 15, 1936, in Melrose, to Woodrow and Pauline Rogers. He joined the Navy in 1955 and retired in 1981 as a recruiter and zone supervisor. He moved his family to Roswell in […]

O’Neal, J.E.

J.E. O’Neal Services: Have been held. Mr. J.E. “Jake” O’Neal, 94, of Portales, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 1, 1910, in Menard, Texas, to Ethel and John O’Neal. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas, where he attended school and helped his father work […]

Shipp, Bill

Bill Shipp Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Shipp, 77, of Cheshire, Ore., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Cheshire, Ore. He was born on May 19, 1926, in Portales, to Madora and Joseph H. Shipp. He grew up in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II . He married Ysletta […]

Alires, Frances

Frances Alires Services: Have been held. Mrs. Frances Alires, 77, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Dec. 6, 1925, in Beth, to Lucy and Phil Martinez. She spent most of her early life in the Fort Sumner and Las Vegas areas. She married […]

Dutton, June

June Dutton Services: Are not scheduled. Mrs. June Louise Dutton, 81, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Portland, Ore. She was born on June 20, 1922, in Washington State, to Michael and Mary Wasik. She had lived in Clovis since 1990. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis Dutton; […]

Fritzler, Clarence

Clarence Fritzler Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence F. Fritzler, 81, of Creswell, Ore., formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 23, 2003. He was born on Dec. 29, 1921, in Bazine, Kan., to Jacob and Mary Lorenz Fritzler. He graduated from Benson High School in Portland, Ore., in 1942. He joined the Navy where he […]