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 […]

Smith, Hilda

Hilda Smith Services: Have been held. Mrs. Hilda Smith, 87, of Levelland, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in Portales. She was born on Dec. 31, 1915, in Yorktown, Texas. She lived in Portales and Levelland for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Family members said she loved quilting, embroidery […]

Smith, Elizabeth B.

Elizabeth B. Smith Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elizabeth B. Smith, 95, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at her home north of Clovis. She was born Feb. 5, 1908, in Gratiot County, Mich., to Bertha Mae Johnson and Daniel Martin Bartlett. She grew up with two brothers and a sister in Omaha, Neb. In 1928, […]

Smith, Jewel Herndon

Jewel Herndon Smith Services: Have been held. Jewel Herndon Smith, 81, of Panama City, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, in a Panama City hospital. She was born on Feb. 12, 1922, in Altha, Fla., to Wesley and Inez Herndon. She was an active member of the Advent Christian Church while her husband was stationed […]

Smith, Clarence

Clarence John “Smitty” Smith, 91, of Clovis, a retired clerk for the Santa Fe Railroad, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on July 7, 1912, in Lexington Township, Minn., to Edward and Amelia Smith. He graduated from Le Center High School and owned and operated a resort on […]

Smith, Barney Joe

BARNEY SMITH Services: Have been held. Barney Joe Smith, 73, of Bowie, Texas, a yard supervisor in the oil field, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Bowie Memorial Hospital in Bowie. He was born on March 1, 1930, in Floyd. He married Janice Ann Summers on May 25, 1985, in Bowie. He was of the […]

Luce, J.W.

Services: Have been held. Mr. J.W. Luce, 87, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his home in Portales. He was born on Feb. 4, 1916, in Wellington, Texas, to Ida Pearl and George N. Luce. His family came to Clovis around 1924 before moving to Portales. Mr. Luce helped his father dig the […]

Band serenades city

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Donald Young conducts the Clovis Community Band performing Thursday night at the Lyceum in downtown Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina By day, Stephen Quinn wears black robes in 9th Judicial District Court. Four nights a year, however, he wears black formal attire to a different event: the concerts of […]

ENMU spikers sweep past Wayland

CNJ STAFF PLAINVIEW, Texas — Junior Anna Bellum compiled 17 kills, seven digs and three aces Tuesday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past Wayland Baptist 30-21, 30-27, 31-29. The Zias (9-12) had a balanced attack on offense that included 11 kills from Emilie Rodman and 10 from Grace George. Portales sophomore […]

ENMU alumni to be honored at homecoming breakfast

By Mike Linn In his heyday, Jimmy Joe Robinson was a consummate coach on the hardwood, a strategist of the local high school basketball circuit. A coaching record of 528-213 and four state championships lend support to his ability to inspire teams in gymnasiums laced with the aroma of sweat and popcorn. Now retired, the […]

Article puts want and need in perspective

Ned Cantwell There is something on my mind this morning, and I am not looking for a chorus of “it’s about time.” I get to thinking about the little, green Ford Ranger truck in my driveway. It’s from the 1990s but does everything I need it to do. It gets me to the post office, […]

Emmitt eyeing another big game at Texas Stadium

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IRVING, Texas — Emmitt Smith lives for big games. The one he’ll play Sunday sets up as his biggest of the year. Now wearing the red of the struggling Arizona Cardinals and still seeking his first breakout performance for his new team, Smith returns to his longtime home at Texas Stadium to […]

Highfield, Carol

Carol Highfield Services: Have been held. Carol Smith Waggoner Highfield, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid, Okla. Mrs. Highfield was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Pampa, Texas, to Elliott Nigh Smith and Lucy Beatrice Lynn Smith. She married Dorwin Waggoner in Perryton, Texas, on July 1947. He died Feb. […]

Smith, J.D.

J.D. Smith Services: Have been held. Johnny David Smith, 44, of Katy, Texas, died Saturday, July 19, 2003. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy C. Smith. He is survived by his wife, Diana of Katy, formerly of Clovis; two daughters, Emma and Clara Smith of Katy; his father, Johnny T. Smith of […]

Smith, Una

Una Smith Services: Have been held. Una Harris Smith, 89, formerly of Rogers, died June 27, 2003 in Portales. She was born May 17, 1914, in Portales, to Samuel H. and Della Harris. She graduated from Rogers High School in 1932. She married Odell Smith Jan. 6, 1934. She was a resident of Roosevelt County […]

Smith, Frank

Frank Smith Services: Have been held. Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Smith, 78, of Lubbock died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born on March 27, 1925, in Clovis, where he was a member of a Methodist church and worked for the Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Auction. He moved to Lubbock in 1969 and married […]

Lady Cats taste defeat

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Clovis senior Jessica Hohn digs a shot by Lubbock Coronado during Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Aimee Hilburn looked at her coach in bewilderment as Lubbock Coronado’s Kelsey Smith hammered another kill past the block of the Clovis sophomore. “I told her sometimes you get a few […]

Wildcat fever is back

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Clovis High School junior class president Gabriel Bryant, 16, adds a piece of wood to a pile Thrusday, a few hours before the school’s annual bonfire. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White Like most boys his age, Stefan Smith dreamed of being a Clovis Wildcat. He attended every game he could, and listened to […]

Edwards, Claudette

Claudette Edwards Services: Have been held. Mrs. Claudette Goertz Edwards, 66, of North Charleston, S.C., died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in North Charleston. She was born on Nov. 13, 1936, in Wheatland, Wyo., to Claude and Marjorie Randall Goertz. She was raised in the Slater and Antelope Pass areas in Wyoming. She attended Wheatland, Wyo., […]

Smith, Jan

Jan Smith Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jan Smith, 64, of Bowie, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was born on Dec. 6, 1938, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She married Barney Joe Smith on May 25, 1985, in Bowie. She worked in the food industry for many […]