Longtime PHS coach Stockton inducted into Hall of Honors

CNJ staff Longtime Portales volleyball coach Brenda Stockton was one of three inductees into the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Honor this week. Stockton, former Mayfield, Moriarty and Estancia football coach Michael Draper and former Cimarron basketball coach Eloy Brazil were inducted on Thursday in Albuquerque. Stockton coached the Lady Rams from […]

Former coach fondly remembered

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Benny Stockton is remembered as a fierce competitor, a great coach, a practical joker, and a loving father. Stockton died on Thursday. He was 68. He was a boys basketball coach at Dora and Portales High Schools, was the athletic director at PHS for 15 years and, after […]

Obituaries 3/18/06

CNJ staff Benny Stockton Services: 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Portales Benny Stockton, 68, of Portales, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1937, in Clovis, to Bonnie and William T. Stockton, he played basketball at Clovis and Highland high schools and for Eastern New Mexico University, where […]

Cook, Margueritte

Margueritte Cook Services: Have been held. Margueritte Cook, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Retirement Ranch Care Center in Clovis. She was born on March 7, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to Joe and Liccie Bowlin. She was raised in and attended school in Fort Sumner. She married R.J. Cook on Dec. […]

CHS weekend tennis results

CNJ STAFF Claire Higgins Invitational Friday, Saturday at Carlsbad Boys Team standings (top 3 finishers): 1. Carlsbad; 2. Silver; 3. Fort Stockton. Clovis results Singles Jared Cole, No. 1 (0-3): L Dustin Ipsom (Andrews) 6-0, 6-1; L Jacob Leyva (Carlsbad JV) 6-2, 6-2; L Matt Helm (Midland Christian) 6-2, 6-2. Justin Brummett, No. 2 (0-3): […]

Clifton, Ethelyne McCasland

Ethelyne McCasland Clifton Services: Have been held. Ethelyne McCasland Clifton, 74, of Melrose died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. She was born June 12, 1929, at Grady to Lester and Orial Hendricks McCasland. She graduated from Melrose High School. She married Hoyt Clifton on May 6, 1948, in Melrose. […]

Weddings 10/26

Corrie Lindsay Rose McCluskey of Fort Collins, Colo., and Brian Scott Corrie of Fort Collins, were joined in marriage on Aug. 30, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins. The Rev. Carlos Chavez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry McCluskey of Fort Collins. She is the granddaughter […]

Stockton, Danny

Danny Stockton Services: Have been held. Mr. Danny Stockton, 52, of Melrose, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1951, in Tucumcari, to George and Anina Norris Stockton. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1969. He married Rhonda Clifton Aug. 23, 1970. He […]

Shooting accident kills one

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis truck company owner bled to death Sunday evening after accidentally shooting himself in an apparent attempt to ward off potential attackers. According to police reports, Daniel Stockton, 52, was in his pickup truck with his wife Rhonda when a car sideswiped his vehicle near the corner of Eighth and […]