Local Roundup: Train strikes flatbed trailer

CNJ staff An eastbound train struck a flatbed trailer at the intersection of U.S. 84 and the New Mexico/Texas state line Friday night, police said. Emily Patterson of the Farwell Police Department said the accident occurred at 10:20 p.m. CST. The driver of a commercial pickup truck pulling a 35- to 40-foot trailer carrying heavy […]

Empty Stocking Fund donor list

Freedom Newspapers The following people and companies donated to the Empty Stocking Fund in 2006. The remaining donations were made anonymously. SEI-CCS LLC, $500 Michelle and Terry Poynor, $20 Michael Majors, $150 Richard Haseloff, $100 Ward Brothers Tractors, $250 D.L. Coffman, $50 Leona Sikes, $50 Ruth Breuhl, $35 L.J. Pool, $25 Gladys Castle, $25 Fred […]

Day trips: Boating, diving among attractions at Bottomless Lakes

The Bottomless Lakes State Park is located just southeast of Roswell and can be reached by an easy drive of less than two hours. The Bottomless Lakes became the first state park in New Mexico in 1933. The park encompasses eight scattered lakes — some of the state’s few all-natural water holes, according to the […]

Patterson, George

George Carr Patterson, 79, of Clovis, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Electra, Texas, to Joe W. and Nelle Morris Patterson. He married Norma Ealy on June 22, 1996, in Clovis. He attended the University of Arkansas and the University of New Mexico, and […]

Lantz-Casados, Darla

Darla M. Lantz-Casados, 48, of Los Alamos, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. Family members said she was a giving and creative person who enjoyed life to its fullest. She enjoyed painting, photography, creating flower arrangements, snow skiing, bicycling, and sports. Family members said her greatest pleasure in life was being a grandmother. She was a […]

Patterson McCleery, Patsy R.

Patsy Ruth Patterson McCleery, 80, of Sun City, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Temple, Texas. She was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Mead, Okla., to Ottis and Irving M. Patterson. She attended Portales public schools, graduating in 1944. She volunteered for the Cadet Nurse Corps and trained at Breckenridge Hospital and the University […]

Patterson, Valerie R. “Ge Ge”

Valerie Rose “Ge Ge” Patterson, 74, of Clovis died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis from breast cancer. She was born Jan. 19, 1931 to Paul and Julia Swantek Kolosky in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. She married Donald Patterson on Sept. 13,1952 in Sturgeon Lake. They lived in many places as […]

Shields-Harmon, Suzanne

Suzanne Sara Shields-Harmon, 38, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was born May 18, 1967, in Albuquerque to Jo and Dale Shields. She graduated from Portales High School in 1985. She attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales for two years, before joining the United States […]

Patterson, Willard

Willard Patterson Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Willard “Pat” Patterson, 85, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. He was born on May 23, 1919, in Curry County, to James and Elizabeth Patterson. He graduated from high school in Floyd. He was an all-star […]

Vixens race into semis

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Fort Sumner’s Sandy Fortner brings the ball up the court during the second half of Tuesday’s Class 1A state tourney game against Magdalena. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BERNALILLO —Neither Fort Sumner or Magdalena could have been excited to face a one-loss team in the first round of the state playoffs. […]

Fort Sumner rebounds with easy win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BERNALILLO —Neither Fort Sumner or Magdalena could have been excited to face a one-loss team in the first round of the state playoffs. But it’s more likely that the Steers will have more lasting regrets after Fort Sumner took a 61-44 win in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A state […]

Patterson, Avis Warthan

Avis Warthan Patterson Services: Have been held. Avis Warthan Patterson, 93, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at her home in Albuquerque. She was born on Jan. 10, 1912, on the family farm and ranch in Red River County, Texas, to William Robert Warthan and Margaret Ann Clenny. She was raised there and graduated as valedictorian […]

Vixens win second title in five years

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — When the last shot of the Class 1A state volleyball championship went down for a winner it was evident the biggest edge for the Fort Sumner Vixens was experience. At Johnson Gym in Albuquerque, Fort Sumner took the title with a 25-17, 25-20, 18-25, 22-25, 15-13 victory over […]

Prep volleyball: Vixens sweep Floyd

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — It was hard telling from Fort Sumner senior Tobea Patterson just who had won. “Our passes were not good at all tonight,” she said. “The intensity was really bad, too.” Except for a brief hiccup in Game 3, though, the Vixens barely worked up a sweat Tuesday night […]

Cook, Edna

Edna Cook Services: Have been held. Edna Joyce McCullough Bocox Cook, 76, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Humble, Texas. She was born on Dec. 24, 1927, in Portales, to Carnegie and Edna McCullough. She married Floyd Bocox Jr. and they lived in Clovis for many years. She taught in the Clovis public […]

Heenan, Donna

Donna Heenan Services: Have been held. Mrs. Donna Marie Heenan, 79, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 12, 1924, in Rochester, Minn., to Frank and Matilda Wuerst Rasmussen. She married Noel William Heenan on Dec. 5, 1946, in Coffeyville, Kan. She […]

Patterson, Erma

Erma Patterson Services: Private family services will be held at a later date. Erma Patterson, 61, of Belen died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in Belen. She was born on March 24, 1942, in Mountainair to Frank and Theresa Bernal. As a child she lived in the Monzano Mountains and later moved to Belen where she […]

Ortega, Julia

Julia Ortega Services: Have been held. Julia Ortega, 74, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in Derramadero, to Rita and Miguel Garcia. She grew up in the Encino/Derramadero area, where she attended school. She married Chris Ortega on Oct. 1, 1949, in Clovis. She […]

Vixens’ upset bid falls short

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Sandy Fortner’s free throw gave Fort Sumner a quick 1-0 lead against two-time defending Class 1A state champion Des Moines Thursday night. That would turn out to be the Vixens’ only lead of the game, however, as the Lady Demons forced them to play comeback the rest of the way […]

Vixens survives 1A state opener

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS ALBUQUERQUE — Sandy Fortner scored 23 points and Fort Sumner spoiled Mescalero’s first trip to the State Tournament with a 55-47 win in Tuesday’s Class 1A girls quarterfinals at Rio Grande High School. Tobea Patterson added 15 points for the Vixens (26-4), who will play two-time defending state champion Des Moines […]