Church members give hurricane aid

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A contingent of Portales church members spent portions of the last three months in the hurricane-ravaged areas in south Texas and Louisiana and providing the victims food, shelter and above all, hope. Don Davis of Portales was one of the volunteers who went to help. “We were there to help […]

Steve P. Owen

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Steve P. Owen Date of birth: Jan 10, 1918 Dates of Service: July 8, 1942 through Dec. 21, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

5/20 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos recalls graduation boss just seeing all the young hamsters and little mice dressed in their multicolored cheesecloth caps and gowns brought back memories from many days and gray hairs gone by back in sixty-six […]

Great Lakes Aviation extending service

CNJ staff Great Lakes Aviation is set to extend its passenger service in the region next month, city officials say. Starting June 5, Great Lakes will add service from Clovis to Amarillo, and a flight from Amarillo to Denver. Currently commercial service is only available to Albuquerque, said airport director Steve Summers. Summers said the […]

Cochrain, Montie

Montie Cochrain Services: Have been held. Montie Cochrain, 82, of Elida, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 15, 1922, in Elida to Cecil May and Steve B. Cochrain. He lived nearly his entire lifetime on the same ranch. He attended school in Elida and was a member of […]

Smith , Robert F.

Services: have been held. Robert F. Smith, 93, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Retirement Ranch of Clovis. He was born on Feb. 13, 1912, in Pope Mills, N.Y., to Clarence and Anna Smith. He was a dairy-farm laborer. Survivors include a son, Steve Smith of California; and a granddaughter, Genelle Smith of […]

Patton, Bill Ward

Bill Ward Patton Services:Have been held. Mrs. Bill Ward Patton, 83, of Ranchvale, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Hope, to John Carroll and Laura Etta Ward. She attended school in Hope and college at Eastern New Mexico University, leaving to join […]

Maize, Arthur

Arthur Maize Services: Have been held. Mr. Arthur Maize, 74, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 24, 1930, in Torrance County, to Robert Van and Sadie Maize. In 1950 he graduated from Clovis High School. He married Shirley Thomas on Nov. 1, […]

Colson, Eck

Eck Colson Services: Have been held. Mr. Eck Colson, 76, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 26, 1928, in Willie Grove, Tenn., to James and Vera Colson. He moved to Clovis from Tennessee in 1952. He married Lavern Barker on July 16, 1969, in […]

Williams, Steve

Steve Williams Services: Have been held. Steve Williams, 46, formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Southern Specialty Health Care in Lubbock. He was born on July 9, 1958, in Lubbock, to Joy and Charles T. Williams. He grew up in Irving, Texas, where he graduated from McArthur High School in 1978. He […]

‘Docugate:’ CBS can’t stonewall this time

Mona Charen Though some have dubbed the Dan Rather docugate story a distraction from the real issues of campaign 2004, I would argue that, in some ways, the episode illuminates those issues. For more than 30 years, John Kerry has been vaulting back and forth over the Vietnam fence — believing the war was his […]

Snyder, W.H.

W.H. Snyder Services: Have been held. Mr. W.H. “Bill” Snyder, 97, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 12, 1907, in Bentonville, Ark., to George N. and Mattie A. Brown Snyder. He moved to Clovis in 1928 with his family and worked six years for the Santa […]

Aragon, Rogelio

Rogelio Aragon Services: Have been held. Rogelio “Charro Negro” Aragon, 75, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Amarillo Nursing Center in Amarillo. He was born on May 12, 1927, in Villanueva to Estanislado and Antonia Gonzales Aragon. He married Paublita Salas on July 1, 1953, in Guymon, Okla. He came to Clovis in 1955. Family […]

Davis, Charlie Ray

Charlie Ray Davis Services: Have been held. Charlie Ray Davis, 35, of Albuquerque died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 1, 1969, in Phoenix to Steve Davidson and Marla Davis. Family members said he enjoyed fishing, landscaping and cooking. He was preceded in death by his father and his […]

Dougharty, Bernard Wilmot

Bernard Wilmot Dougharty Services: Jave been held. Bernard Wilmot Dougharty, 78, of Alamogordo died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, in Las Cruces. He was born on Feb. 2, 1925, in Haskell, Texas. He was a graduate of Stamford, Texas, High School, Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He […]

Martinez, Sandra Garcia

Sandra Garcia Martinez Services: Have been held. Sandra Garcia Martinez, 42, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 24, 1961, in Portales, to Veneranda and Frank Garcia. She grew up in Portales and was a 1979 graduate of Portales High School. She went on to attend Highland […]

Kos, Winnie Mae

Winnie Mae Kos Services: Have been held. Mrs. Winnie Mae Kos, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. She was born on April 15, 1916, in Elida. She was orphaned as an infant and raised by her grandmother and other relatives. Family members said she was a vivacious, outgoing woman who […]

Births – 11/2

Keith Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis are the parents of a 7-pound, 15.5-ounce girl, MacKenzie Marie Keith, born on Aug. 13, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy of Clovis, Richard and Liz Henderson of Ellisville, Mo., Andy Winton of Clovis and the late John […]

Shiplet, William Todd

William Todd Shiplet Services: Have been held. William Todd Shiplet, 37, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003. He was born on Dec. 22, 1965, in Hobbs, to Sandra and Bill Shiplet. He moved with his family to Midland in 1971. He graduated from Midland High School in 1984. He was best known for […]

Bailey, Leroy

Leroy Bailey Services: Have been held. Mr. Leroy Bailey, 71, of Broadview, a farmer/rancher, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on March 16, 1932, in Bethany, Okla., to Ralph and Letha Coffman Bailey. He graduated from Grady High School in 1950. He joined the U. S. Army […]