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Articles from the May 30, 2005 edition

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May 31 Obituaries

Helen Paschke Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Clovis Helen Paschke, 80, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 19, 1924, to Lucy Mae and Grover Burton, in Spencer,... Full story

 

Rodeo lifestyle continues with pageant

One by one, the nine rodeo queen contestants briskly rode their horses across the Mounted Patrol Arena on Monday during the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen coronation ceremony. In the end, only four would win the top honors in their age groups....

 

Clovis boy making repeat trip to spelling bee

The dictionary, tilted slightly, nearly engulfed an entire cushion on the Gillooly’s L-shaped couch. Sitting diagonally from the 2,662 page reference book, with his hands folded in his lap, Zachary Gillooly looked composed. But for this Yucca... Full story

 

City remembers fallen

Memorial Day represented the sacrifices of millions for some, and the connection to friends and family for others. Those views were shared Monday during Portales’ annual Memorial Day program, held at the city cemetery. The ceremony was attended by...

 

Memorial Day service celebrates uniqueness of America's armed forces

Hundreds of American flags were placed at the graves sites of fallen servicemen and women over the weekend by veterans groups for Monday’s Memorial Day service at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens....

 

Contestants say rodeo helps preserve western lifestyle

Lacy Price, 17, of Texico, whispers to her quarter horse, Baby, Monday after being crowned the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) One by one, the nine rodeo queen... Full story

 

Letters to the editor: Coyotes important part of ecosystem

I was sadly disappointed in the article “Coyote: Ugly” by Ryn Gargulinski, which ran in Sunday’s paper. I found the article to be one-sided. It appears to be written from a rancher/farmer’s view with no consideration of the impact coyotes...

 

Using humans for spare parts inhumane

The Kansas City Star, editorializing about the president’s threat to veto the stem cell bill passed by the House, described human embryos as the “excess products of fertility procedures.” The Los Angeles Times, contemptuous of the...

 

Request to curb judge criticism unjust

P ersonal trauma can cloud one’s judgment, so we can to some degree forgive U.S. District Court Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow for recently urging members of Congress to do something to curb public criticism of federal judges. Lefkow’s husband and...

 

Marney, Michael

Michael Marney Services: Have been held. Mr. Michael Alexander Marney, 43, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in Belen. He was born on Sept. 15, 1961, in Brandon, Suffolk County, England. He lived in Lubbock most of his life and moved to Clovis...

 

Hutchison, Johnnie

Johnnie Leonard Hutchison, 63, of Elma, Wash., died Friday, May 20, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 18, 1941, in Clovis, to Grant Harrison and Yadie Elnora Young Hutchison. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and graduated from high school ther...

 

Cook, J.N.

J.N. Cook Services: Have been held. J.N. Cook, 90, of Roswell, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Feb. 5, 1915, in Wellington, Texas, to Jesse and Ellen “Nell” Cook. He has resided in...

 

Wofford, Rosa

Rosa Wofford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rosa J. Wofford, 96, of Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Pa., died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Pa. She was born March 15, 1909, in Tell, Texas, to William C. and Evisa...

 

Marler, Michael

Michael Marler Services: Have been held. Mr. Michael Marler, 49, of Portales, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Sept. 30, 1955, in Portales, to Willie and Odus Marler. He graduated from Portales...

 

Blevins, Suzi

Suzi Blevins Services: Have been held. Suzi Blevins, 50, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 1, 1955, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Beatrice and Vearl Whitehall. She spent her early childhood in Washington, where...

 

Askew, Kelly

Kelly Askew Services: Have been held. Mr. Kelly Askew, 69, of Portales, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in the Garrison community, to Marie and Dell Askew. He grew up in the... Full story

 

Madrid , Grace

Grace Madrid Services: Have been held. Grace Ellen Madrid, 54, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on Nov. 27, 1950, in Santa Fe, to Raymond and Lena Borquez. She graduated from Tucumcari... Full story

 

Martinez, Catalina

Catalina Martinez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Catalina Martinez, 71, of Texico, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 25, 1934, in Villa de Ramos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Natividad...

 

Hansen, Glenda M.

Glenda Hansen Services: Have been held. Glenda Maxine Cooper Hansen, 68, of Farwell, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on June 12, 1936, in Atoka, Okla., to Elmer and Ella Long Cooper. She was a secretary at... Full story

 

Watson, Ray

Ray Watson Services: Have been held. Ray Watson, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 8, 1923, in Mountain Park, Okla., to Phil and Willie Watson. He married Bernice Banks on July... Full story

 

Clayton, Jessie

Jessie Clayton Services: Have been held. Jessie H. Clayton, 85, of Morton, Texas, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton. He was born March 17, 1920, in Plainview, Texas. His grandparents raised him in Lingo. He graduated...

 

Barnett, Clarence

Clarence Barnett Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery. Clarence “Barney” Barnett, 82, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Duran, to Homer and Elbertine Smith Barnett. He grew up in... Full story

 

Thompson, Francis

Francis Thompson Services: Have been held. Francis L. Thompson, 75, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 30, 1929, in Fierro, to Mack Chandler and Ollie Frances Daniel Thompson . He married Juanell Fisher on...

 

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