Football begins today for Texas squads

By Dave Wagner Muleshoe football coach David Wood is glad the football season is here. Wood, in his 10th year as the Mules’ football coach, underwent treatment for a form of leukemia in the spring. He’s ready to get back on the field today with the start of practice for Texas high schools. New Mexico […]

Thompson, Francis

Francis Thompson Services: Have been held. Francis L. Thompson, 75, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 30, 1929, in Fierro, to Mack Chandler and Ollie Frances Daniel Thompson . He married Juanell Fisher on Sept. 9, 1951, in Fort Sumner. He served in Korea with […]

Richardson, Sherry

Sherry Ann Richardson, 48, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 2, 1956, in Clovis, to Walter C. and Dorothy Ward Powers. She worked at the Portales News Tribute and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy […]

Thompson, Doyle

Doyle Thompson Services: Have been held. Doye Thompson, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on April 8, 1917, in Satin, Texas, to Nicolas and Bertha Thompson. He married Hazel I. Carey of Wheatland, Wyo., on July 1, 1938. He entered the Army in 1935 […]

Thompson, Jimmy L.

Services: Have been held. Jimmy Lee Thompson, 59, of Portales, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Artesia to Katie and Oscar O. Thompson. He married Barbara Jean Ensign in September 1997 in Marysville, Calif.  He grew up in Artesia and Roswell. While living […]

Local church burglarized

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A local Pentecostal church has been burglarized four times since New Year’s Eve, irking the pastor and confounding his church congregation. Even though an electric piano and guitar were stolen during the third break-in, music is still a part of the Calvary Tabernacle Church service. “(We) keep on making […]

Poulsen, Edith

Edith Poulsen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Edith R. Poulsen, 90, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch of Clovis. She was born on Sept. 11, 1914, in Los Angeles, to Peder and Catherine Pedersen. She spent most of her life in Fresno, Calif., and moved to Clovis in 2000. Family […]

Big plays undo Steers

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Farwell sophomore Derrick Chandler is hit by Sudan senior Freddy Perez as he catches a pass during the first quarter of Friday’s game in Sudan. Chandler held on to the ball for a completion, but Farwell lost 27-8. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kl John Eisel SUDAN, Texas — On Sudan’s first play from scrimmage Friday […]

Thompson, Jim and Linda

Jim and Linda Thompson Services: Have been held. Jim Bob, 54, and Linda Jean, 54, Thompson, both of Marietta, Okla., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, near Clarksville, Texas. Jim Bob Thompson was born on April 27, 1950, in Amarillo, to Bill and Ina Lee McBride Thompson. Linda Jean Thompson was born on April 5, 1950, […]

Bailey, Thelma S.

Thelma S. Bailey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Thelma S. Bailey, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Logan. She was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Atoka, Okla., to W.O. and Bessie Shelton. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of Central Baptist Church […]

Farwell returns plenty

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Farwell assistant coach Doug Boyd gets a ride on the blocking sled during Tuesday’s practice. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Rick White Most of Farwell’s players got a good taste of the Class 1A football playoffs last fall, and the Steers are anxious to build on that success. Only four seniors graduated from last […]

Showers, Harry

Harry Showers Services: Have been held. Harry Showers, 61, of Clovis, a fork lift operator, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 4, 1943, in Detroit. Family members said he enjoyed fishing and watching race cars. He attended Calvary Tabernacle Church in Clovis. He was […]

Thompson, Mary

Mary Thompson Services: Have been held. Mary Nell Thompson, 79, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Clovis, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Carmel Hills Living Center in Independence. She was born June 29, 1924, in Malden, Texas, to Charles Lilburn and Clelia Casstevens Thompson. She married Melvin G. “Tommy” Thompson on May 16, 1948, in […]

Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, aims for minority whip seat

By David Arkin Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, on Friday said he plans to run for the minority floor post in the state House of Representatives. Moore said he thinks it’s time for a change in leadership. “Some people have asked me to take this on,” he said. “I think we need some rural leadership.” Moore’s […]

Thompson, Marsha

Marsha Thompson Services: Have been held. Marsha Thompson, 35, of Newton, Kan., formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in rural Halstead, Kan. She was born on Jan. 23, 1968, in Dallas. She worked for five years at Graber’s Hardware as a bookkeeper/accountant. She was a volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity and the […]

Airman enters guilty plea; breaks down

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Airman Basic Anthony E. Thompson, a member of the Air Force’s equivalent to a civilian police department, said he enlisted to serve his country following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. However, in a court-martial Thursday afternoon, he admitted that within two years he was not […]

Portales woman gets 15 minutes of fame

By Mike Linn A Portales woman will grab the attention of millions nationwide next week. That’s thanks to a dart, a map and a phone book. Marilyn Buchanan, a 55-year-old teacher, is scheduled to appear on The Early Show’s “Everybody Has A Story,” a CBS feature that runs about twice a month. CBS reporter Steve […]

Williams, Jessie

JESSIE WILLIAMS Services: Have been held. Jessie Bell Williams, 79, of Clovis, a preschool teacher, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born April 12, 1924, in Galveston, Texas, to Theodore and Gertie Davis Thompson. She married Cash Brown on Sept. 18, 1942, in Matagorda County, Texas. She married […]

Musick, James

JAMES MUSICK Services: Have been held. James Michael “Mike” Musick, 53, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at City of Hope Hospital in California. He was born on Dec. 5, 1949, in Kentucky. He lived in Clovis for many years and worked as a clerk for the U.S. Post Office. He married Debbie Jones […]

Thompson, Edith

EDITH THOMPSON Services: Have been held. Mrs. Edith Wyatt Thompson, 92, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Crown of Texas Hospice in Amarillo. She was born on May 2, 1911, in Roscoe, Texas, to Noah W. and Mary Elizabeth Wyatt. In 1927 she moved from Oklahoma to south of Friona, where she attended […]