Hall, Jean

Jean Hall, 79, of Clovis died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Globe, Ariz., to E. C. and Pearl Hunt Luna, and married L.S. (Bud) Hall on Feb. 10, 1944, in Portales. She received her master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University and […]

Michael Ray Pace

Michael Ray Pace, 51, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 5, 1954, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Henry and ElJuena Gibbs Pace. He was a welder and longtime Clovis resident. He served in the U.S. Navy. Family members said he was a loving […]

Sparks, Sam

Sam Sparks Services: Have been held. Sam Harlan Sparks, 81, of Melrose, died Monday, July 25, 2005, in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 10, 1924, in the Perry community to Samuel Elijah and Leta Clemens Sparks. Family members said he was a gentleman farmer with a passion for horses, old trucks, good friends and […]

Dodd, B.J.

B.J. Dodd Services: Have been held. Mr. B.J. “Bill” Dodd, 82, of Melrose, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 30, 1922, in Crowell County, Texas, to R.E. and Helen May Dodd. He married Mary Doyle on Dec. 13, 1941, in Portales. Family members said […]

Bug invasion

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized bug that feeds on wheat fields. Area pest controllers have been flooded with calls the past two weeks wondering what to do about the swarms of a relatively harmless pests called false chinch bugs. “I have […]

Campbell , Katherine

Katherine Campbell Services: Have been held. Katherine “Kat” Campbell, 98, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1906, in Stevenson, Ala., to James Robert and Lene Huddleson Graham. She married Thomas A. “Gus” Campbell on June 11, 1925. She was a seamstress […]

Greenwalt may be playing in Los Angeles

CNJ staff It’s been a whirlwind few days for Clovis native Cisti Greenwalt. Thursday, she scored four points in an exhibition game for the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA. Greenwalt, a post who led Clovis to state titles in 1999 and 2000, was cut as the Monarchs had an abundance of players at her position. […]

Judge to decide on sheriff’s recall

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A push to oust the De Baca County sheriff will come to a head in May when a 9th judicial district judge will determine if allegations against Gary Graves warrant a recall election. A group of De Baca County residents — the De Baca County Concerned Citizens — will […]

Singing for America

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Billy Sparks, right, poses for a picture with Jay Leno. Sparks said working in politics and entertainment gives him the opportunity to meet all kinds of interesting and famous people. (Courtesy photo) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer His name is familiar. But many New Mexico residents know Billy Sparks as the governor’s press guru, […]

Fort Sumner’s Billy the Kid back in news

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Billy the Kid’s grave in Fort Sumner is the area’s top tourist attraction. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Western legend Billy the Kid has been dead for more than a century, but you wouldn’t know that from the headlines the legendary gunslinger made in 2004. An investigation spearheaded by a group of New Mexicans […]