Compton holds court in Santa Fe

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Back in 1976, I received a letter from J.C. Compton, chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, who was at that time nearly 90 years old.“Dear Don: I noticed in Curry County Times newspaper that there is a possibility that you may suspend your articles (columns) about early events […]

2/12 Organizations

Curry women’s club The Curry County Federated Republican Women’s club celebrated the Christmas season on Dec. 7 with a membership tea at the home of President Carolyn Shipley. Members brought hors d’oerves and desserts to share. Eighteen members and guests attended. Senatorial candidate David Pfeffer from Sante Fe was the special guest and Cleta Shipley […]

Sylvia Compton, Bill Toliver

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. Sylvia Compton Date of birth: Dec. 16, 1921 Dates of service: May 1943 to September 1944 Hometown: Texico Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Lopez, Tito

Tito Lopez Services: Have been held. Tito Lopez, 17, of Compton, Calif., died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, in Los Angeles. He was born on July 6, 1987, in Clovis, to Leonel Lopez and Irma Rodriguez. He lived in Clovis for 15 years and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He was preceded in […]

Organizations 4/18

Grady Alpha Club The Grady Alpha Club met on April 6 with Mary Frances Burnett and Mildred Moyers as hostesses. Katy MacKechnie called the meeting to order with 11 members present. The treasurer’s report and a report on the club exchange were given. Grady Club members really enjoyed the Nite Owls visit. Work Day at […]

Corbin, Lorraine

Lorraine Corbin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lorraine Corbin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Sept. 10, 1918, in Vernon, Texas, to Ivy and John T. Compton. She grew up in Vernon until 1936 when her family moved to New Mexico. She […]