Jones, Casey

Casey Jones Services: Have been held. Casey Jones, 92, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Mescalero Care Center. He was born on Oct. 8, 1912, in Vanoss, Okla. He moved to Clovis in 1960. He was a retired assistant fire chief at Cannon Air Force and also retired from Oklahoma City Fire Department. […]

Holiday day trips

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer With all of the stress of planning and shopping for the holiday season, sometimes everyone needs a break. And with the children out of school, it seems that everyone is also looking for activities to enjoy with the family. During the holidays, there are some family activities designed especially […]

Cook, Margueritte

Margueritte Cook Services: Have been held. Margueritte Cook, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Retirement Ranch Care Center in Clovis. She was born on March 7, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to Joe and Liccie Bowlin. She was raised in and attended school in Fort Sumner. She married R.J. Cook on Dec. […]

Ward, Bill

Bill Ward Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned […]

Lee, Rudy

Rudy Lee Services: Have been held. Rudy Keith Lee, 54 of Alto, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, outside Ruidoso. He was born on March 8, 1950, in Clovis, to Cleovis and Norma Lockmiller Lee. He worked in construction all over New Mexico before moving to Juneau, Alaska, where he lived for 22 years. He was […]

A day in the life of Bill Richardson

By Ned Cantwell Journalists are, I suppose, part nosey, part curious, part political groupie, and part, according to the estimation of most people I know, pain in the butt. Something in that recipe was the magnet that drew me to Ruidoso Village Hall last week to watch Gov. Bill Richardson’s Traveling Democracy Show. It was […]

Austin, Daniel P.

Daniel Patrick Austin Services: Have been held. Daniel Patrick Austin, 17, of Ruidoso, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, in Ruidoso. He was born on Feb. 14, 1987, in Ruidoso, to Dan and Mary Austin. He was a lifetime resident of Ruidoso. He had just completed his junior year at Ruidoso High School. He played basketball, […]

Wilson uses restaurant profits positively

What you do, say, is get this idea to start a restaurant in a little town in the New Mexico boondocks. So you do that and pretty soon you find out you are to dinner distribution what Kent Jones is to striking a golf ball. I mean, turns out you are good at this stuff. […]

CHS track teams roll in rain-shortened meet

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Clovis’ Mark Gant returns the ball against Lovington’s Braden Johns during their match Friday at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — It’s out of their hands as far as winning team titles in the Cavern City Classic track meet, but Clovis High’s squads pretty much accomplished what they set out […]

Kid still raising ruckus after his death

Ned Cantwell: Local columnist Our little state has gone nuts, just plain nuts. Catch this: The mayor of Fort Sumner says he will set up a table outside a supermarket and sell cupcakes if that is what it takes to raise needed money for his community. And for what purpose does Mayor Ray Lopez seek […]

CHS girls golf results

CNJ STAFF Roswell Invitational Tuesday At Spring River Municipal G.C. Team standings: 1. Roswell Goddard 367; 2. Ruidoso 384; 3. Alamogordo 390; 4. Roswell High 395; 5. Hobbs 399; 6. Clovis 410; 7. Raton 419; 8. Artesia 456. Medalists: 1. Destiny Esquero, Goddard 82; 2. Kelly Rigsby, Ruidoso 84; 3. Kelly Velarde, Goddard 85; 4. […]

Endorsements have a time, place, person

Ned Cantwell A politician’s worst nightmare has to be waking up one morning to the “Today Show” to learn he has just been endorsed by Britney Spears. “I just think Western Clark would do a real good job when he gets to the round office, or whatever you call that thingee,” the gum-popping teen idol […]

King, Laura

Laura King Services: Have been held. Laura King, 91, of Ruidoso, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Ruidoso Care Center in Ruidoso. She was born on Aug. 22, 1912, in Buffalo, Mo., to Lettie and B.F. Bennett. At the age of 4, her family moved to the Dora area where she attended school. She married […]

Butler, Mark Wayne

Mark Wayne Butler Services: Have been held. Mr. Mark Wayne Butler, 17, of Ruidoso, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 4, 1986, in Clovis. He lived in Clovis until age 13, when he moved to Ruidoso. He was a student at Ruidoso High School. He had been a member […]

Regents discuss Ruidoso branch

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents discussed placing another branch on the tree that is ENMU Friday during a meeting. The discussion was about converting the instructional center in Ruidoso to a branch campus, similar to the one in Roswell. The instructional center in Ruidoso […]

Column fueled by ‘tons’ of fan mail

Ned Cantwell This column receives tons of mail proclaiming its brilliance. Oh, OK, a smattering of e-mails, often questioning the writer’s mental state. Here is some fun stuff. What will you ask God when you finally get a chance to meet him, a recent column wondered? A Carlsbad reader who requests anonymity for obvious reasons […]

CHS spikers post sweep

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Lady Wildcats improved to 13-2 overall (3-1 District 4-5A) with a 25-13, 25-17, 26-24 win over Manzano on Saturday. The Lady Cats dominated the first game, but had to play from behind for a while in the second game and won a seesaw battle in the third to close […]

Rierson, Don

Don Rierson Services: Have been held. Mr. Don Rierson, 67, of Ruidoso and Ocala, Fla., a retired auto dealer, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at his home in Ruidoso. He was born on Aug. 13, 1936, in Clovis, to Frank and Gladys Northcutt Rierson. He lived in Clovis until 1967 when he moved to Plainview, […]

Wilt, David

David Wilt Services: Have been held. Mr. David Michael Wilt, 47, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 23, 1955, in Ardmore, Okla., to Peter Charles and Anita Kipp Wilt. He came to Clovis in 1960 and graduated from Clovis High School in […]

Cross, Imanuel

Imanuel Cross Services: No services will be held. Mr. Imanuel Don Cross, 70, of San Antonio, Texas, died Thursday, April 24, 2003. He was born on July 30, 1932, in Dessark, Ark., to Clara and Andy Cross. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, LaDonna Cross of Clovis. He is survived […]