Ruth Wesley Brittain

Mrs. Ruth Wesley Brittain, 86, of Melrose, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born May 20, 1919, in Quay County, to Wesley A. and Effie Good Stockton. She was a lifelong resident of the Forrest and Melrose communities. She was the city clerk of Melrose for many years. She was […]

Portwood, Jane

Jane Portwood, 70, of Taiban died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born Nov. 14, 1935 in Las Vegas, N.M., to Emilio Weathers and the former Inez Warder. She was reared in Las Vegas and Las Golondrinas. She graduated from Robertson High School. She worked as a […]

Wiggins, Raymond

Raymond Franklin Wiggins, 65, of River Falls, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Clovis on Dec. 20, 1939, to Mattie Felly and Ocie Franklin Wiggins. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Wiggins of River Falls, Ala.; three daughters, Teresa Wiggins, Linda Robbins (and husband, John), all of […]

Hunter, Jerry L.

Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; uncle, Jack Calder […]

Clovis north: Former Wildcats help turn Robertson program around

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus is right, his son Chad is just as big of a Wildcats’ football fan as anyone in the state. “He’s a Wildcat born, a Wildcat bred and, when he dies, he’ll be a Wildcat dead,” Roanhaus says. Funny thing, though: Chad Roanhaus, a record-setting quarterback […]

Day Trips: Latin Dance Fest offers lessons in salsa, merengue

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Dancers are taught at Plaza Park in Las Vegas, N.M. The city will have its inaugural dance festival next weekend at New Mexico Highlands University. (Courtesy photo) Compiled by Mike Jimenez If you have ever wanted to learn to dance salsa, merengue, or other Latin dances, then the first Latin Dance Fest 2005 in Las […]

Rams defeat Dons in home opener

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales junior Eric Segovia sprints towards the end zone on a 51-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Friday’s game against West Las Vegas at Greyhound Stadium. Segovia rushed for 201 yards and five TDs. Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Here’s about all you need to know about […]

Richards continues family tradition

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Katelyn Lide races to the finish Saturday during the short-go of the 13-15 year old poles at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals held at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Casey Richards comes from a rodeo family, but it took him a while […]

Garcia, Vickie

Vickie Garcia Services: Have been held. Vickie Garcia, 76, of Albuquerque, died July 3, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born on April 9, 1929, in Tecolotito. She lived in the Clovis, Portales, and Las Vegas areas. She owned and operated El Ranchito Allegre Cafe in Sena. She enjoyed visiting with friends at flea markets and […]

Gallegos, Vicente

Vicente Gallegos Services: Have been held. Vicente Gallegos, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 16, 1930, in Clovis, to Estella Rivera and Margarito Gallegos. He married Stella Saiz of Anton Chico in 1952. He worked for the Senior Volunteer Program at Laurel […]

Montoya, Arsenio

Arsenio Montoya Services: Have been held. Mr. Arsenio “Archie” Montoya, 86, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born on June 27, 1918, in Romeroville, to Maria and Isidro Montoya. He married Margaret “Maggie” Armijo on May 5, 1935, in Las Vegas, N.M. During World War II he served in the […]

Dominguez, Guillermo

Guillermo Dominguez Services: Have been held. Guillermo “Roberto” Dominguez, 69, of Las Vegas, N.M., and formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at the Albuquerque Regional Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 20, 1935, in Ribera, to Ignacio Dominquez and Lucilia Baca. He married Odilia Mondragon in September 1967 in Farwell. He worked […]

Walker, Kerry

Kerry Walker Services:Have been held. Mr. Kerry Glynn Walker, 57, of Farwell, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 4, 1947, in Clovis, to Jerry and Maiola Drake Walker. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army and Navy. He was a member […]

Thomson, Lu Lu

Lu Lu Thomson Services: No services have been planned. Lu Lu Lenora Thomson, 94, of El Paso, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, in El Paso.  She was born to Charles Albert and Lu Lu Ford Christa on May 15, 1911, in Roswell. She started school in Belen and graduated from high school in Clovis. […]

Height, Frances

Frances J. Height, 89, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Vida Encantada Nursing Home in Las Vegas. She was born on June 14, 1915, in Jenkins to Richard Wade and Ellen Hutcherson Cox. She married Ira Ernest Height on May 14, 1938, in Clovis. She moved to Broadview in 1950 and […]

Anderson, Joe

Joe Anderson Services: Have been held. Joe Anderson, 68, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at Lubbock Health Care in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 16, 1936, in Littlefield, Texas, to George C. Anderson and Lizzie C. Gleaton. He was raised at Fort Sumner where he attended school, graduating in 1956. He […]

ENMU feels highs, lows while in Vegas

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan didn’t know the team he coached on Saturday in the High Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. He didn’t really expect the team he saw on Sunday. Dominating a good opponent from start to finish, the Greyhounds (4-6) thrashed St. Mary’s 79-41 […]

Hounds lose big in Vegas

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Junior guard Eddie Jackson scored 26 points — all but three in the second half — to lead undefeated Pittsburg State (Kan.) to an 83-63 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the High Desert Classic at the McDermott Physical Education Center on the campus of the […]

Baca, Bonifacio

Bonifacio Baca Services: Have been held. Mr. Bonifacio G. Baca, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 31, 1929, in Anton Chico, to Benigna and Silverio Baca. He came to Clovis as a young man. He worked at the Hotel Clovis and at a bakery. He […]

Rams hit road for opener

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — West Las Vegas hasn’t beaten Portales High on the field in the short history of their series. But third-year Dons coach James Esquibel thinks his squad is getting close. The teams meet in Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. opener in Las Vegas. Portales won last year’s contest 19-7 at Greyhound Stadium, but […]