Brunker, Vernon

Vernon Lee Brunker, 68, of Clovis, a truck driver, died Dec. 1, 2003, at his daughter’s home in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 11, 1935, in Brush, Colo., to Richard and Sarah Brunker. He had been a resident of Clovis the past 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; […]

Wilson, Ruby Joyce Bell

Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born on May 6, 1927, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Cora Lee and Conrad T. Bell. She was raised in the Rogers community where she attended school. She attended […]

Naylor, David

DAVID NAYLOR Services: Have been held. David Eugene Naylor, 48, of Wheatridge, Colo., formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2003, at his home. He was born on June 14, 1956, in Amarillo, to David Haughton and Alverna Ruth Popejoy Naylor. He preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Martha of […]

Public Record 11/28

Compiled from court records from Nov. 13 through Nov. 25 Marriage Licenses Koby Drake Reed, 24, and Elizabeth Kay Billings, 21, both of Lubbock Jeffrey Lynn Dickens, 40, and Debra Katherine Wright, 50, both of Clovis Antonio Adam Tenorio, 22, and M.J. Crystal Martinez, 21, both of Clovis Danny Orosco Sanchez Jr., 36, and Lorraine […]

Hicks, Winona Pierce

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Winona Pierce Hicks, 88, of Clovis died Nov. 27, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 6, 1915, in Hollis, Okla., to Rueben Garfield and Ivy Lee Burrows Pierce. She moved to Clovis in 1934 from Hollis and married Jason Hicks on July 20, […]

City manager selected in Portales

By Tony Parra PORTALES — Debi Lee of Hobbs has been selected city manager in Portales. She is expected to begin in mid-December. “We selected her unanimously,” said city council member D.K. Shafer. “I believe she really likes Portales. She’s got a boy at Eastern (New Mexico University) and a girl that is coming back […]

Pubic Record 11/21

Marriage Licenses Arnulfo Nunez, 19, and Yolanda Nazarena Rodarte, 18, both Clovis Tracy Lavor Egans, 26, and Linda Sue Bolanos, 21, both Clovis Larry Victor Kentzell Jr., 22, and Christie Michelle Martinez, 20, both Clovis Lester Davis Pullings Jr., 23, and Latoya Tujuan Artis, 21, both Clovis Michael Dayton Metcalf, 40, Clovis, and Carey Leigh […]

Zias fall to Miners in exhibition

CNJ STAFF EL PASO, Texas — The University of Texas-El Paso ran off an 18-2 spurt over the first nine-plus minutes of the second half Sunday and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 70-55 in a women’s basketball exhibition game. Marta Dydek came off the bench for 20 points and guard Vaida Zagurskyte scored all but […]

Richards, Lee look to lead Zias back to respectability

Former area prep standouts Elizabeth Richards (left) and Laci Lee will be counted on to provide scoring punch this season for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson They were separated by one year, one classification and 28 miles. Now, they’re together with a determination to revive […]

Ohlsson, Billy

Billy Ohlsson Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Gene Ohlsson, 72, of Clovis, an electrician, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 2, 1930, in Osage City, Kan., to George and Mabel Adolphson Ohlsson. He joined the Air Force in 1948 where he served seven years […]

Scanlon, Lee

Lee Scanlon Services: Have been held. Mr. Lee Edward Scanlon, 68, of Grass Valley, Calif., died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in Grass Valley. He was born on Dec. 14, 1934, in San Francisco, to Roy Scanlon and Lois Ziemer. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Ph.D. He served in the U.S. Army. He […]

Sears, Vallie

Vallie Sears Services: Have been held. Ms. Vallie Eulala Sears, 104, of Clovis, a retired cashier, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 7, 1898, in Waco, Texas, to Benjamin and Ella Reynolds Hudgins. She moved to Clovis from Dallas, in 1923. She worked as […]

Piper, Helen

Helen Piper Helen Piper, 84, of Clovis, a housekeeper, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 27, 1918, in Beaumont, Texas. She married Elijah Lee Piper in Clovis where she was a housekeeper. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She […]

Buzard’s squad posts sweep

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — A group of Division II South Central Region women’s basketball players coached by Eastern New Mexico University’s Dan Buzard swept five games on a trip to Barbados late last month, although the competition wasn’t what the team had hoped to see. With the tiny West Indies island involved in a […]

Cook, Margaret

Margaret Cook Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Genevieve Cook, 78, of Hobbs, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, in Hobbs. She was born on April 20, 1925, in Hunt County, Texas, to Haskell Charles “Pop” and Cleo Elwood Conder. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Maxine Dennis and Opal Prater; […]

List of military personnel from Curry County who died while serving their country

The following military personnel from Curry County were killed or declared missing in action during wartime. Sources are cited. Please contact Editor David Stevens at 763-6991 with any corrections, additions or questions. World War I William Galloway Glen Harris Henry “Tex” Huff Charles Ledbetter Dean Lucas Glen Snodderly Rayne Vivard Charles Williams Charles Wilson Source: […]

Buzard to coach at Unifest

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard will coach a team of regional players, including one from his own squad, in the Bajan Unifest Tournament June 20-29 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The eight-player squad includes ENMU guard Laci Lee of Portales. Buzard’s assistant coach will be Brandi Thomas, a former ENMU […]