Barfield III, “J.K.”

“J.K.” Barfield III, 66, of Texico died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his home following an illness. He was born March 18, 1940, to James Knox Barfield II and the former Thelma Donna Burleson in Stanton, Texas, where he attended grade school. He attended middle school in Clovis and graduated from Fort Sumner High School. […]

12/27 Business Digest

Graduate employed by Capital Farm Sarah R. Cortese, a 2005 graduate of Texas Christian University, is now employed by Capital Farm Credit in its Mason and Kerrville, Texas, offices, according to a company news release. She is the daughter of Buddy and Mary Ann Cortese of Fort Sumner.

Tombstone race trademark of Old Fort Days

Ryan Autrey of Texico prepares to toss an 80-pound headstone over the first barrier in the finals of the Billy the Kid open division race during Old Fort Days in Fort Sumner. (CNJ correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By Andrew Chavez: CNJ correspondent FORT SUMNER — Since its conception, the Billy the Kid Tombstone Race has been […]

5/10 Business Digest

Plateau awards scholarship The National Telecommunica-tions Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service and ENMR–Plateau awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to Fort Sumner resident Ross Cortese, a company release announced. Cortese is the son of Nick and Karen Cortese of Fort Sumner. The scholarships are intended to offer rural Americans a better chance to receive a […]

Robinson, Annie

Annie Robinson Services:Have been held. Annie Robinson, 89, of Artesia, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. She was born June 21, 1915 in Hayworth, Okla. to Marion West and the former Mary Elizabeth Martin. She attended school at Clarksville, Texas. She married Charles Robinson in 1936. During WWII, Annie […]

Fort Sumner superintendent retires

By Ryan Lengerich Superintendent Lecil Richards will retire from Fort Sumner schools in February with his replacement likely to be one of three current administrators. Richards said he will retire Feb. 1 after 12 years overseeing Fort Sumner and more than 30 years in education. He said he’s retiring for health reasons and to help […]

Angel Tree helps inmates’ children

By Cassie McClure: CNJ correspondent A group of National Honor Society students from Fort Sumner went beyond family gift-giving this Christmas. For the fifth year, each student bought two gifts for children on behalf of the child’s incarcerated parent as part of the Prison Fellowship Ministries’ Angel Tree program. Mary Ann Cortese, director of the […]

Ft. Sumner superintendent admits to mistake

By Darrell Todd Maurina FORT SUMNER — The superintendent of the Fort Sumner Municipal School District took responsibility Monday for failing to administer two state-required tests to students in grades four and eight. Superintendent Lecil Richards said on Saturday he believed the schools had administered one of the two tests, but told the school board […]

Engagements 4/11 – Cortese-Autrey, Dayhoff-Looper, Keeling-Nuttall

Cortese-Autrey Ralph W. and Mary Ann Cortese of Fort Sumner announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Cortese of Fort Sumner, to William Ryan Autrey of Texico, son of Oran J. and Deborah Autrey of Texico. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on June 24, 2004, at First Baptist […]

Engagements 3/28 – Kirkland-Bradley, Cortese-Autrey

Kirkland-Bradley Duke and Rhonda Kirkland of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andi Kirkland of Farwell, to Lance Bradley of Clovis, son of Walter and Debbie Bradley of Albuquerque. The couple will exchange vows on April 17 at the Terrazza Garden at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. The reception will […]

Cortese, Mike

Mike Cortese Services: Have been held. Mike Cortese, 88, of Albuquerque, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Fort Sumner, to Nick and Mary Muto Cortese. He graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1936. He married Dorothy Erven on May 18, 1940. In […]