Marcelle and Ruby Go Shopping: A mother and daughter buy back-to-school duds that aren’t duds at all

Tricia Romano If there’s one thing about the new school year that kids love and parents don’t, it’s shopping for clothes. As children get into their tweens and teens, fashion and trends play a bigger part in their lives. But single mom Marcelle Karp, of New York City, satisfies her child’s sense of style without […]

Press release: Greyhound name possibilities narrowed

PORTALES– After receiving more than 200 name suggestions from the public and students for two Greyhound dogs which Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is adopting from the New Mexico Greyhound Connection, a committee has narrowed the selection for the male and female to five paired names: Loyal-True, Roscoe-Ruby, Vic-Tory, Emerald-Silver and Thunder-Bolt.

Military Feature: Couple rescues dog

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CNJ staff photo: Tonya Fennell Hector, left, and Melissa Santaella cuddle with their dogs in their Clovis home. Melissa calls the group her “rough riders.” By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer “Baby” is a celebrity of sorts. And like many young stars, her life has been far from perfect. The female Staffordshire bull terrier was […]

Canine finds home with enlisted couple

Photo by Tonya Fennell By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico “Baby” is a celebrity of sorts. And like many young stars, her life has been far from perfect. The female Staffordshire bull terrier was abused, abandoned and left to wander Cannon Air Force Base for over a year. The abandoned canine was first spotted hunkered […]

Kicking O.J. out of restaurant good business move

By Freedom Newspapers Jeff Ruby’s restaurants are the kinds of places people go to spend an evening with friends and sometimes bump into someone famous. Ruby, a longtime Cincinnati restaurateur, works hard to maintain his company’s reputation for fine steaks and seafood and providing a great place for customers to relax and enjoy themselves. So […]

New owners of Melrose roadside fruit stand promise same service

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Richard Cummings, left, of Clovis shops for fresh peanuts and cider Monday afternoon at the Melrose Market, while manager Margie Plummer provides assistance. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Melrose Fruit Market was ripe for the picking once the longtime owners opted for retirement. The quaint country store, located […]

Faris, Ruby

Ruby M. Faris, 87, of Clovis, died March 29, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare, Clovis. Born Dec. 8, 1918, in Clovis to Dee Roy and Mae Means Smoot, she grew up in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School. She worked for the phone company for many years as a telephone operator. She loved oil […]

Ernest Carter

Ernest Carter Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery Mr. Ernest L. Carter, 57, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1947, in Portales to Ruby and Harold Carter. He grew up in Portales and attended Portales schools. He was employed at the OK Tire Store […]

Jones, Ruby

Ruby Jones Services:Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Mae Jones, 82, of Clovis, died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 18, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to L.C. and Gertrude Barnhart, She attended business college. Family members said she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren at the park, quilting, sewing, gardening, crocheting, […]

Beeckler, Ruby

Ruby Beeckler Services: Have been held. Ruby Beeckler, 95, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 18, 1909, in Elida, to Billy Latth and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Moffitt. She was a salesperson at Casual Corner in Atlanta and a member of the Church […]

Ruby Bridges was ‘Triumphant in Trouble’

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist Years ago now, I wrote a series of short essays entitled “Triumphant in Trouble.” How good it was, I don’t know, but I do know one truth came through at least to me, if to no one else. To be “triumphant in trouble” requires far more than that we […]

Littlejohn, Ruby

Ruby Littlejohn Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Littlejohn, 86, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at La Posada Hospice Center in Las Cruces. She was born on April 13, 1918, in Manila, Ark., to Mary Matilda and William Joseph Rhodes. Her family moved to Otis in 1923 and on to Hagerman in 1924. […]

Shipley, Ruby M.

Ruby Myrel Shipley Services:Have been held. Ruby Myrel Shipley, 83, of Clovis, co-owner of Fred Shipley Furniture, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Snyder, Okla., to Amos and Vera Jasper Louallen. She married Fred Shipley on March 15, 1936, in Olton, Texas. She […]

Wilson, Ruby Joyce Bell

Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born on May 6, 1927, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Cora Lee and Conrad T. Bell. She was raised in the Rogers community where she attended school. She attended […]

Johnson, Ruby Faye

Ruby Faye Johnson Services: Have been held. Ruby Faye Johnson, 88, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 25, 1915, in Purdy, Okla., to Sweeney Pike and Emma Rhetta Hogue Simms. She married J.D. Johnson on Feb. 27, 1937, in Walters, Okla. They moved […]

Williams, Ruby Maude McFarland

Ruby Maude McFarland Williams Services: Have been held. Ruby Maude McFarland Williams, 99, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 9, 1904, in La Veta, Colo., to James Fred and Nora King McEvoy McFarland. She grew up and attended school in […]

Nichols, Ruby

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Nichols, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Graham, Texas, to Mattie and Michael G. Fields. She grew up in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. She lived most of her younger life in […]

Johnson, J.D.

J.D. Johnson Services: Have been held. Mr. J.D. Johnson, 88, of Clovis, a restaurant owner/operator, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Hillsboro, Texas, to Tom and Lydia Johnson. He married Ruby Faye Simms on Feb. 27, 1937, in Walters, Okla., and later […]

Davis, Ruby

Ruby Davis Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby A. Davis, 91, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Wednesday, May 23, 2003. She was born Feb. 17, 1912, in Checota, Okla., to James “Lucky” Etchinson and Rebecca Jane Norris. She and her husband were longtime residents of Clovis and Ranchvale. She was preceded in death by her husband, […]