John Sawyer

John Sawyer, 82, of Portales and formerly of the Red Lake community, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his residence in Portales. He was born May 25, 1923, in Sawyer Flat, Gaines County, Texas. Visitation will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary. Rev. Clyde Davis will officiate.  In […]

Isabella Bono

Isabella Bono, 3 months, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 2005, in Lubbock, to Sherry and Frank Bono. She is survived by her parents of Portales; her brother, Nicolas Bono of the home; grandparents, Maria and Charles Bono of Dexter, and Anita and Fernie Tapia of […]

Carol Barela

Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked at Alco for 16 years. She also worked as a checker at IGA. […]

Martin, Ervin Lester

Ervin Lester Martin, 71, of Odessa, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He was born May 30, 1934, to Aaron and Velma Martin in San Jon. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol; and son Andrew Martin of Odessa; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A family visitation will be held from […]

Jose Padilla

Jose Padilla, 76, of Portales died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born May 5, 1929, in Ecuandure, Michoacan, Mexico, to Estanislada Ayala and Diego Padilla. He lived a large part of his life in Portales and had been a member of Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Burial is in […]

McGuffin, L.W.

L.W. McGuffin, 90, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 7, 1915, in Paducah, Texas, to Amanda and C.C. McGuffin. He worked with his father in the family boot making business. He attended Eastern New Mexico Junior College and sang baritone in the school barber shop quartet. He […]

John Imoe

John Imoe Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. John David Imoe, 63, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Portales to Maggie and Pete Imoe. The family moved to California and back two different times while he was a small boy. […]

Wildcats win district with defense

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Clovis’ Cade Wheeler returns an interception for the games first score during the first half against Carlsbad Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis defeated Carlsbad 42-6. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats will take a nine-game winning streak into the state playoffs thanks to a strong defensive […]

Prince, Mildred

Mildred Prince Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Mrs. Mildred Prince, 90, of Portales died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1915, in Tucumcari to Lily Mae and Virgil V. Simmerly. She grew up in Missouri and Tucumcari, where she graduated from high school in […]

Wildcats’ win streak at 11

CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats keep scratching off wins in summer league play, as they swept Plainview, Texas, 8-1 and 5-2 Saturday in Texas to push their winning streak to 11 games. Clovis coach Shane Leatherwood described his team’s play as “solid.” “You win 11 in a row, you’re playing good,” he said of the […]

Cats sweep past Tascosa

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Clovis’ Sean Cruce slides across home plate to score on a sacrifice fly in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Tascosa at Bell Park. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats got back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 13-3, 11-1 doubleheader sweep of Tascosa in West Texas Baseball […]

Clovis splits with Levelland

CNJ staff Cade Wheeler tossed a three-hit shutout and got plenty of offensive support from his teammates as Clovis rolled to a 16-0 win over Levelland, Texas, in West Texas Baseball League action Thursday night at Bell Park. The visiting Lobos posted an 11-5 win in the opener. The first game ended in six innings […]

Breech, Donald

Donald Breech Services: Have been held. Donald Richard Breech, 70 of Elephant Butte, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Winterhaven, Calif., to Donald Todd and Esther Tinsley Breech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the former […]

Hobbs takes series from Cats

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Clovis first baseman Luke Gray stops a ground ball during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader at Bell Park. Clovis defeated Hobbs 7-5. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s visions of spoiling Hobbs’ postseason plans came up a couple of innings short Saturday at Bell Park. After playing […]

Borden, R.L.

R.L. Borden Services: Have been held. Mr. R.L. Borden, 91, of Portales, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 12, 1914, in Wheeler County, Texas, to Nellie and Bill Borden. He came to the Floyd community by covered wagon at the age of 3. He grew […]

Hobbs, Tommy

Services: Have been held. Mr. Tommy Hobbs, 60, of Portales, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.  He was born on June 18, 1944, Richmond, Calif., to Dora and Elvin Hobbs. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; three sisters, Frances L. Dresie (and husband, […]

Yi, TuHa

TuHa Yi Services: Have been held. Mr. TuHa Yi, 50, of Portales, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 24, 1954, in South Korea to Chom Sul (Choe) and Won Chin Yi. He grew up near Teagu, South Korea. He met and married Debbie R. Jones […]

Long, Earl

Earl Long Services: Have been held. Earl A. Long, 80, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Colgate, Okla., to Eva and Sanford Long. He served during World War II as a paratrooper in Europe. Following his military service, he married […]

Wheeler, Virgil

Virgil Wheeler Services:Have been held. Mr. Virgil Wheeler, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, near Portales. He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Oklahoma to Dora and Johnny Wheeler. He “fudged” on his age in order to be able to enlist in the Navy in December of 1942 and served aboard the U.S.S. Elliott. […]

Alloy, Celeste

Celeste Alloy Services: Have been held. Celeste Alloy, 48, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Marie and Frank Alloy. She moved from Brooklyn to Portales in 1971. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree […]