ENMU women third in Vernon rodeo

CNJ staff VERNON, Texas —Carlsbad High grads Jessie Kirkes and Tegan Mills sparked Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a third-place team finish over the weekend in the Vernoon College Rodeo. Kirkes, a junior, ran away with goat tying competition, finishing first in the first go, short go and average. Mills, a sophomore, split first […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Engagements

Reed-Ellison Paul Reed of Clovis and Peggy and Greg Hendrix of Scroggins, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Rachel Reed of Mt. Vernon, Texas, to Brent Ellison of Mt. Vernon. He is the son of Carol Bassham of Mt. Vernon and Charles Ellison of Rosston, Ark. The couple will exchange vows […]

Dec. 2 Engagement

Rump/Vernon Kent and Linda Rump of Katy, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy Rump, of Katy, Texas, to Geoff Vernon of Houston, Texas. He is the son of Steve and Ilene Vernon of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 2008, at Duchesne Academy of the […]

Family survives fire, dust bowl, depression

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The Miller family first consisted of Vernon and Elma (Forbes) Harrison; Vernon born in Kansas in 1891 and Elma was born in Tennessee in 1895. They were married in Clovis on June 29, 1916. They first lived in Albuquerque where Vernon was in the grocery business. They moved back to […]

Vernon, Ollie

Ollie Vernon, 88, of Portales died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ethel and William A. Moore, she grew up in Dell City, Okla. She married D.C. Vernon on July 16, 1934. In 1936 they moved to a farm southwest of Portales […]

January ranks 12th warmest on record

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Jason Wolfe, a detailer for Big Country Ford, washes vehicles on the sales lot Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Under normal winter circumstances, Delores Montoya would be sipping hot chocolate. Not a frozen strawberry daiquiri. Brad Props would be practicing his golf swing inside. Not on a golf […]

Arenacross drawing youthful competitors

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Tucker Dobbs, 8, seen here riding his KTM Pro Senior 50 motorcycle, will compete in the fourth annual arenacross slated for Saturday at the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Tucker Dobbs is described by his dad, Vernon, as a “nut.” Dobbs will be one of many racing […]

Greenlee, Vernon

Dr. Vernon Greenlee Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cope Memorial Chapel in Farmington. Dr. Vernon Greenlee, 83, of Farmington, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. He was born on July 28, 1921, in Clara, Mont., to John G. and Alice Greenlee. He graduated from Pacific University with a […]

Mills, Vernon Riley

Vernon Riley Mills Services: Have been held. Vernon Riley Mills, 88, of Albuquerque died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Woodmark Uptown Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 25, 1915, in Ranchvale, to William and Rosa Lane Mills. He began his career in administration as a teaching principal in Claude in 1937. […]

Brunker, Vernon

Vernon Lee Brunker, 68, of Clovis, a truck driver, died Dec. 1, 2003, at his daughter’s home in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 11, 1935, in Brush, Colo., to Richard and Sarah Brunker. He had been a resident of Clovis the past 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; […]