N.M. Kmarts, Sears stores survive first closure round

New Mexico locations for Sears and Kmart stores survived the first round of closure announcements Thursday. Sears announced plans Tuesday to close between 100 and 120 stores, and will post additional rounds of closures online. The first round of closures named 79 locations in 25 states, including three stores in Colorado (Longmont, Glenwood Springs and […]

Farwell’s Moseley wins fourth round at NFR

Cassie Moseley of Farwell claimed a fourth-round victory in barrel racing Sunday in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. Moseley finished the fourth round with a time of 13.72 seconds, while defending world champ Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, placed second in 13.76 and took over the aggregate lead. Moseley, who is eighth […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Decades-old quilt completed

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Sarah Sears of Clovis never finished her quilt, “The Tree of Life,” which she started in 1920. Her daughter, Jan Pisano, now of Boulder, Colo., now in her 80s, asked Liz Judd and a group of ladies who quilt in her building to finish it. “She came by with […]

Land battle brewing over eminent domain

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The city intends to construct a 30-foot open drainage channel across 1.3 acres of Daniel and Pauline Griego’s 15-acre farm at Rodeo and Humphrey roads. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A three-year-old land dispute between a Clovis property owner and the city grew more tangled last month when the owner […]

Rice, Mary “Gussie”

Mary Augusta “Gussie” Rice, 98, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at Sears Nursing Home, Abilene, Texas. She was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Marcelina, Texas, to Leonard and Ella Smith Houck. After graduating from high school in County Line, Texas, she married Lawrence Rice. She lived in Texas until 1950 when her family moved to […]

Sears, Mary

Mary Maxine Sears, 80, of Clovis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Francis Bert and Mary Herrall Allen. She married Leo Sears, and after his death, Robert Adams in 1943 in Clovis. She was a homemaker, enjoyed taking care of her […]

Sears, Leslie

Leslie Sears Services: Have been held. Ms. Leslie Carla Sears, 52, of Farwell, a business co-owner, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1950, in Clovis, to Lester C. and Dovie Sears. She spent most of her life in the Clovis area and moved to Farwell five […]

Sears, Vallie

Vallie Sears Services: Have been held. Ms. Vallie Eulala Sears, 104, of Clovis, a retired cashier, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 7, 1898, in Waco, Texas, to Benjamin and Ella Reynolds Hudgins. She moved to Clovis from Dallas, in 1923. She worked as […]