Massey, James (Junior)

James I. (Junior) Massey, 82, of Portales died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Englewood, Calf., to Ruth and James I. Massey. He moved to the Lingo community with his parents at a young age. He graduated from the Lingo schools in 1941. […]

Greathouse, Delores

Ruth Delores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss., to Sidney George and Ruth (Johnson Strebeck). She moved to Artesia at the age of 10 and graduated from Artesia High School […]

Clovis man pleads guilty in shooting

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Mark Madrid (right) speaks with his attorney, Michael Rosenfield, on Monday in a Clovis courtroom. Madrid, 23, faces between 16 to 27 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer As Mark Madrid left the courtroom Monday in shackles, he told his mother […]

Reynolds searches for grave of Ruth of Tolar

Don McAlavy “I wanted to see Tolar again,” said Stephen Reynolds, a former game warden in eastern New Mexico. “Mainly I wanted to search for Ruth. Both the town and the child had been forsaken, but in different ways: Ruth, around 1910 when our family had to leave her grave behind, and Tolar almost 35 […]

Marchman, Ruth

Ruth Marchman Services: Have been held. Ruth Marchman, 64, of Kalona, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born on July 25, 1940, in Clovis, to Frank and Emily Rierson Marchman. She was preceded in death by her father; and her grandparents. Survivors include her mother, Emily […]

Simmons , William

William Simmons Services:Have been held. Mr. William Delano Simmons, 64, of Clovis, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 18, 1940, in Phoenix, to Otha and Ruth Cooper Simmons. He was a resident of Clovis since 1996, moving from Phoenix. Family members said he loved […]

Babe Ruth bet makes fine baseball trivia

By David Stevens: CNJ editor Trivia question: Name the one-time Bailey County landowner who was roommates with Babe Ruth and helped the New York Yankees win the 1927 World Series. If you said Wilcy Moore, then you must be a baseball-trivia expert. Now maybe you can help settle the mystery related to the Babe’s bet […]

Loflin, Lee

Lee Loflin Services: Have been held. Lee Loflin, 82, of Lubbock, died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Lamesa, Texas. He was born on May 24, 1922, in Portales, to John and Vada Loflin. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Yellow Freight Systems for many years before retiring in […]

Prayers shouldn’t be limited to time of need

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Sometimes I use these words loosely when I hear of another’s troubles: “I’ll pray for you.” In my life, I have often been remiss in daily, contemplative prayer. My mother spent many younger days with her best friend Dorothy Starnes at her home in Crosstown, Tenn. As a child […]

Adams, Ruth

Ruth Adams Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze. She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from high […]