Latta, Pearl

Pearl Latta, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Portales, to Nora Estelle and Ike Rogers. She grew up in Portales where she attended school. She married J.E. Latta Jr. on May 23, 1945, in Clovis. She attended Hedricks Beauty College […]

Hopefuls in search of jobs at ENMU teacher fair

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With her husband stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, Heather Alvarez attended a teacher fair Tuesday at Eastern New Mexico University hoping to find a job in the Portales-Clovis area. The good news is the Clovis and Portales school districts are looking for teachers. “I want to stay […]

Golden Gloves time again

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Ricardo Alexander,17 of Las Vegas, N.M., trains Thursday at the Roy Walker Community Center for his upcoming fight in the Golden Gloves. Alexander will compete in the 165-pound weight class. (CNJ correspondent: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As the host site for the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition in 18 of the last […]

Kirksey, Doris

Doris Maxine Kirksey, 80, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Walker, Iowa to Otha Francis and Ina Smith Hendrickson. She married Glenn Kirksey on Sept. 14, 1950, in Clovis. She was a homemaker, and a member of 16th and Pile Church of Christ. She […]

2/17 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 9, 2006 through Wednesday: • Joe Franklin Sena, 32, to Regina Marie Chavez, 32, both of Clovis • Edilberto Gonzalez, 22, to Kayleigh Elizabeth King, 19, both of Clovis • Valentine Chavez IV, 22, to Brandie Angel Cordova, 21, both of Clovis • Luke […]

Walker, Ray “House”

Ray Lee “House” Walker, 58, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born May 22, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas, to Robert Jr. Walker and Mary Louise Walker. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Dorothy Louise Walker and Barbara Ann Walker; and a […]

Walker, George W.

George W. Walker, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born April 1, 1925, in Yuma, Ariz., to Marie and James Walker. He was the son of Scottish immigrants. He grew up in Coronado, Calif., where the family raised polo ponies and operated the stables at […]

Area residents make 2006 resolutions

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Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence Cody Lee helps Deborah McGrew as she signs up for a new gym membership at Fitness and More while 21-month-old Benen Lee watches. The gym is offering specials for the new year. Leslie Spence: Freedom Newspapers With 2005 coming to a close, many local residents are entering the new year with […]

Kathryn Marie Nix

Kathryn Marie Nix, 91, of Clovis died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, in Clovis. She was born Dec. 3, 1913, to James N. and Nora Duncan Walker in Curry County. She came to Clovis from Weatherford, Texas, in 2000. She was a florist, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Weatherford. Family members said […]

Dewey Langston, Nathaniel “Nat” Walker

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Dewey Langston Date of birth: July 17, 1920 Dates of service: 1942 to 1982 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and location of service: […]

Non-profit group seeking monetary aid

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Destini Morgan, 10, pets miniature horse Snoopy on Friday at the home of Lexie Myers north of Clovis. Morgan, who suffers from a seizure disorder, has been riding with Mini Blessings for three years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis-based non-profit organization which tries to help children with disabilities in […]

Richards to play again for Zias

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Elizabeth Richards, who left the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball squad last season, plans to return to the court this year for the Zias. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After a one-year hiatus, former Texico High School standout Elizabeth Richards is coming back to the Eastern New Mexico […]

Cagle, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Cagle Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Graham Cagle, 96, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 3, 1909, in Stevenson, Ala., to James R. and Lena Huddleston Graham. She came to Clovis at 10 months of age in 1910 with her family. She married […]

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 […]

Clovis handling Golden Gloves

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Chonte Walker, 19, of Clovis, spars Wednesday at the boxing gym in the Roy Walker Community Center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For most of the 15 or so Clovis fighters who train at the Roy Walker Recreation Center, the hours of jumping rope, hitting the punching bag and sparring, […]

Helmer, J.W.

J.W. Helmer Services: Have been held. J. W. Helmer, 82, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Walters, Okla., to Bessie Pearl and Lewis Edward Helmer. His family moved to the Richland, Texas, community when he was 2 years old. He […]

Stokes, Raymond

Raymond Stokes Services: Have been held. Mr. Raymond F. Stokes, 89, of the Arch community, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Arch. He was born on Dec. 14, 1914, in Iredell, Texas, to Ida Pearl and Francis H. Stokes. He moved from O’Donnell, Texas, to the Arch community in 1934. On March 1, 1936, in […]

For 55 years, men in Clovis have met outside of church to study the Bible

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Don Reid studies from Hebrews chapter 11 Thursday as he prepares his lesson for the Clovis men’s Bible class Sunday. Reid’s lesson will be titled “How big was Abraham’s faith?” By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ Staff writer In 1949, I.D. Johnson, Ed Dillon, Lloyd Potter and Tom Seery decided the weekly Bible study in their homes […]

Walker, Joyce

Joyce Murial Walker, 69, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born in 1935. She married James Edward Walker. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Madding. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Edward Walker (and wife, Pat) of […]

Walker, Geno

Geno Walker Services: Have been held. Mrs. Geno Oliver Walker, 91, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Walnut Hill Place in Dallas. She was born on May 14, 1913, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Eugene and Edna Oliver. She attended public school in Clio, Iowa where she graduated as valedictorian of her high […]