Pritchett, Benjamin Jr.

BENJAMIN PRITCHETT JR. Services: Have been held. Benjamin Franklin Pritchett Jr., 81, of Mineral Wells, Texas, a retired principal and teacher, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at a Mineral Wells hospital. He was born on Feb. 27, 1922, in Phoenix to Benjamin F. Sr. and Cora Lea Brandon Pritchett. He married Christine Ferguson on Nov. […]

Mullins, Ollie M.

OLLIE MULLINS Services: Have been held. Mr. Ollie Mennell Mullins, 67, of Clovis, an auctioneer, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 17, 1936, in Clovis to Burrell and Leveta Tinney Mullins. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He owned and operated […]

Business Digest 12/9

Some state land open for tree cutting Commissioner of Public Lands Patrick H. Lyons has announced he is opening state trust lands for the cutting of Christmas trees during the holiday season, at no cost to the public. Ten parcels of state trust land will be opened for tree cutting through Christmas Eve. Beginning Friday, […]

Hill, Charley

Charley Elbert Hill Mr. Charley Elbert Hill, 79, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Maud, Texas, to Effie and Charley Hill. Mr. Hill was one of two sets of twins. The Hills moved to Roosevelt County about 1929. In 1943 […]

Smith, Jan

Jan Smith Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jan Smith, 64, of Bowie, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was born on Dec. 6, 1938, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She married Barney Joe Smith on May 25, 1985, in Bowie. She worked in the food industry for many […]

Residents urged to limit water use

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New Mexico-American Water Co. is asking residents to cut back on watering their lawns and other outdoor water use. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King Clovis’ water supplier is asking residents not to water their lawns or wash their cars for two days and to reduce water use through August. Water storage tanks in […]

Governor doles out funds

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Gov. Bill Richardson talks to Brian Condit, right, with legal and political affairs, and Caleb Chandler, center, of Clovis, after a press conference Wednesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Jack King Clovis will get $800,000 from $10.5 million in federal money allocated for the southeastern and southern parts of the state, Gov. Bill Richardson announced […]

City to control fouled water

Jack King Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang said Thursday the city may have to spend more than $600,000 to treat a half-mile-long plume of toxic solvent that is contaminating groundwater to the east of the old city landfill. City and state officials said the contaminated water is not used for human consumption. The solvent, […]

Area could be dry by 2040 — or maybe sooner

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Water takes on even more importance in the High Plains, where agriculture is one of the leading businesses. By Claire Bushey The question of how much water is left in the eastern New Mexico area has bedeviled politicians and business owners, scientists and ordinary consumers for decades. The answer is still unknown. New Mexico-American Water […]