July 21, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 13 through Wednesday: • Beau Bradford Neese, 27, of Tucumcari to Kimberly Paige Figures, 23, of Dalhart, Texas. • Rafael Alfredo Ibarra Sanchez, 24, to Deanna Faye Ovalle, 19, both of Clovis. • Clois Dean Jeffries, 61, to Dianna Jean Jacobs, 61, both of […]

July 14, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 6 through Wednesday: • Quentin Cornelius Hedgepeth, 20, to Stephanie Yvette Cruz, 21, both of Clovis. • Robert J. Montanez, 19, to Franchesca Renee Griego, 19, both of Clovis. • Christopher Scott Garrison, 26, to Julie Ann Wells, 26, both of Clovis. • Joshua […]

Essay celebrating independence still rings true

Freedom Newspapers Otto Whittaker wrote the following essay, “I Am the Nation,” in 1955 as a public relations advertisement for the Norfolk and Western Railway. According to “Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations,” the original version did not contain the phrase, “the steaming jungle of Vietnam.” On this Independence Day, we find its message suits […]

McDonald, William

William (Bill) McDonald, 91, of Clovis died Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 22, 1914, in Bovina. Family members said he served God in faith and actions. He served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and reading, family members said. Examples of his woodworking […]

Howard, Joe

Joe Howard, 75, of Portales, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born June 22, 1930, to Charles and Daisy Paul Howard in Highway, he married Ora Lee Howard on Feb. 10, 1951, in Safford, Ariz. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, of Portales, three sons, […]

Truth takes a while to penetrate thick skulls

By Curtis K. Shelburne   It bothers me about me to realize how long it takes for even the Lord of the universe to get his truth through my thick skull. The problem is not on God’s end of the equation; the problem is the thickness of what he’s trying to penetrate. For example, how […]

Buffs’ Rush sets state mark

Melrose’s Cedar Rush leads during the first lap of the 800 meters. Rush won the event in a record time of 1:58.53. (De Baca County News: Scott Stinnett) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Melrose senior Cedar Rush normally doesn’t run the 800. On Friday, he ran it and he ran it well. Rush won the 800 […]

This grace stuff sounds too good to be true

By Curtis Shelburne If mortals like us were big enough, strong enough and wise enough to reach up into the night sky with a paper cup and scoop up a drink of the Milky Way’s liquid light, maybe we’d be big enough, strong enough and wise enough to catch with our minds some idea of […]

Carrasco, Jack

Jack Thomas “Jacky” Carrasco, 50, of Midland, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, in Taylor, Texas. He was born June 15, 1955, to Augustine and Maltilde Silva Carrasco in Clovis. He worked for the railroad and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Light House Mission. He was preceded in death by his […]

1/27 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. Last week, Amos was trapped by Marcellus the cat, and he was reflecting on Oliver Owl’s sermon about how the Apostle Paul’s difficulties were “divine wood cutters” to make way for the Gospel. making […]

12/16 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 7, through Wednesday: • Terry Carlson Jones, 32, Schertz, Texas, to Emily Elaine Cooper, 24, of Clovis • Sean Cook, 20, to Elvia Islea Buenrostro, 17, both of Clovis • Rusty Lynn Anderson, 46, to Sandra Jeanne Pender, 40, both of Clovis • Wesley […]

Mother Mary holds place in many hearts

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist When Pope John Paul II was buried in April, his simple coffin had an engraved cross and letter “M” for Mary. John Paul II held a special devotion to the Virgin Mary, declaring her “Patroness of the Americas.” Since the Virgin Mary, also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe, was […]

Russell, Geneva

Geneva Russell, 90, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Clare Bridge in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where she lived for the last two years. She was born April 24, 1915, in Harrisburg, Mo. When she was four, her father bought a farm and moved the family to La Junta, Colorado. She graduated from […]

Paul Wood

Paul Wood Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist in Clovis Mr. Paul L. Wood, 72, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Pawhuska, Okla., to Clyde and Florence Wood. He married Fran Seckinger on Aug. 8, 1951 in El Reno, Okla. He was a […]

Roberts , Lori R

Lori Roberts Lori Roberts, 67, of Tucumcari died Sunday July 3, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 19, 1938, to Serafin and Alvina Salazar Cordova in Vaughn. She married Johnny Roberts on July 31, 1954, in Clovis. She worked in housekeeping at the Hotel Clovis before moving to Tucumcari 25 […]

Lost ring returned decades later

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Ethel Ridley hands Glenn Williams his Class of 1973 Grady High School ring Monday at the Senior Citizen Resident Center in Clovis. Ridley found the ring in the sand at Ute Lake in the 1980s. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski When Ethel Ridley stepped out of her truck at Ute Lake one day […]

Aragon, Mary

Mary Aragon Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Stella Zamora Aragon, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 11, 1930, in Roy, to Benito and Valentina Zamora. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Jose de La Cruz Aragon, Eddie […]

Romero, Adam

Services: Have been held. Adam Romero, 15, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Curry County. He was born on July 8, 1989, in Clovis, to Richard Romero and Debra Gallegos. He was a sophomore at Clovis High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He received a character of […]

German cardinal elected pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, the church’s leading hard-liner, has been elected the new pope in the first conclave of the new millennium. He chose the name Pope Benedict XVI and called himself “a simple, humble worker.” Ratzinger, the first German pope since the 11th century, emerged onto the balcony of […]

Pope illustrated human potential for greatness

Freedom Newspapers He was spiritual, religious, charismatic, prayerful, full of grace, kind and gentle. He was gentile and unflinchingly firm in espousing his principles. He was a prince of peace and a man of forgiveness. He was an athlete and a victim and survivor of violence. He was a Pole, an unflinching foe of wars […]