Resident receives new house when old one deemed uninhabitable

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Passionate about jazz music, Victor Carrasco holds his trumpet and reminisces about performing in his youth. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The old “A” frame house on Hinkle Street is no longer standing. Betrayed by a damaged roof and old wiring, the 100-year-old residence was deemed uninhabitable, and burned […]

Passing down stories of soldiers important

By Judy Brandon This past week I have thought much about the ramifications of the suggested closing of Cannon Air Force Base. The military has been a big part of Clovis’ history and also a part of my family’s history: My father was in the Army, Charlie’s grandfather in World War I, my Uncle Keith […]

George, Bobbie D.

Bobbie D. George Services: No services have been planned. Mr. Bobbie D. George, 63, Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Clovis to Cleo and Henry Orin George. He was preceded in death by his parents and by an uncle, Maunay George. Survivors include several cousins […]

York, Glen

Glen York Services: Have been held. Glen Allan “Skippy” York, 26, died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on April 4, 1978, in Raton, to Glen A. and Linda Wakefield York. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raton and he worked for the Burlington Northern and Santa […]

Williams, Charles

Charles Williams Services: Have been held. Charles Augusta “Gus” Williams Jr., 44, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, in Tacoma, Wash. He was born on May 5, 1960, in Clovis, to Augusta and Marie Williams. Family members said he was a well-known athlete and was liked by everyone. They also said he participated […]

Cooley, Kenneth

Kenneth Cooley Services: Have been held. Mr. Kenneth DeWayne Cooley, 50, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 15, 1954, in Belen, to Kenneth and Donna Hodge Cooley. He was a registered nurse at Plains Regional Medical Center. He worked for the Santa Fe […]

Possessions don’t lead to self-sufficiency

By Judy Brandon My great uncle Harris never married and lived all his adult life alone. During his lifetime, he existed only on the bare necessities. It wasn’t that Uncle Harris couldn’t afford a comfortable lifestyle, and it wasn’t that he didn’t have an income. Harris just didn’t believe in spending any money. He was […]