Report: Buzard’s tumor cancerous

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — A pathology report released on Thursday determined that a brain tumor which hospitalized Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard over the weekend is cancerous. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Thursday night that an MRI was done on the 36-year-old Buzard earlier in the day, the results of […]

Baseball hasn’t changed, but we have

By Kevin Wilson In late May, I had a chance to use a few days of vacation to get away from the constant variety of sports that I had covered over the previous few months. Just two days into the vacation, as I sat in the left-field bleachers at Isotope Park in Albuquerque, it was […]

Clovis team qualifies for national tourney

By Dave Wagner After winning four of six games over the weekend for third place in the girls state AAU 12-and-under basketball tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, the Clovis Sparks are hoping to take the next step — to play in national AAU competition June 26-July 2 at Kingsport, Tenn. The Sparks […]

June 8 Obituaries

Andrew Kersey, 80 Andrew Troy Kersey, 80, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, June 5, 2004. He was born on April 29, 1924, in Manitou, Okla., to Andrew and Lela Cook Kersey. He was raised in Oklahoma Lane, Texas. He was a World War II veteran. He retired from Sandia National Labs in 1986. Survivors include his […]

Portales players prep for showcase games

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By Kevin Wilson For one, it’s a chance to revisit the past. For another, it’s a chance to determine a future. Two Portales High School seniors are preparing their first of two postseason basketball all-star games, starting this weekend at Canyon, Texas, and Albuquerque and ending in Las Vegas, N.M. this summer. Roni Gomez is […]

Students share their spring break stories

Abby Dunn Eastern New Mexico University students filed back on campus this weekend after a week off for spring break. Here are a couple of their adventures: Kenna Stevens, senior, Albuquerque “I went on a road trip with some of my girls to Los Angeles. We went to Disneyland, and we were standing in the […]

State lawmakers seeking re-election

David Arkin Many eastern New Mexico lawmakers described this year’s 30-day Legislative session as the worst and most difficult of their political careers. But the challenging session that ended a month ago hasn’t kept any of them from running for office again. Every eastern New Mexico lawmaker in the House and Senate is seeking re-election. […]

Obits March 10

F.C. Villanueva Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Villanueva. Florian C. Villanueva, 83, of Villanueva died Sunday, March 7, 2004. He was born on April 29, 1920, in Villanueva to Manuel and Rebecca Chavez Villanueva. He married Maria Petrita Sena on Aug. 16, 1942, in Villanueva. He was a World […]

Obits Feb 19

Lloyd W. Jones, 74 Lloyd W. Jones, 74, of Albuquerque, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on May 1, 1929, in Wellington, Texas, to Jewell and Andrew Jones. He was descended from early Texas Panhandle settlers. In 1942, the family moved to a farm south of Portales. He […]

Obituaries, Nov. 25

GARY HATCH Services: 3:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mr. Gary Hatch, 54, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, near Roswell. He was born on Jan. 11, 1949, in Portales, to Frantelle and Gordon Hatch. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1967. He […]

Obits 10-17

Marjorie Burkel, 83 Marjorie A. Burkel, 83, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales. Services are pending. Mary Carol Hartley, 62 Mary Carol Hartley, 62, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at her home. She was born on Feb. […]

Obits 10-9

Carol Depperman, 68 Carol Lavon Kemp Depperman, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 4, 1935, in Muleshoe, to Walter A. and Grace Fish Kemp. Her family moved to Portales where she graduated from high school in 1953. She married Warren Bell Depperman on Oct. 3, […]

Obits 10-1

Clarence Stanfield, 91 The Rev. Clarence L. Stanfield, 91, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Grady, to Clyde and Clara Stanfield. He served churches in Clovis, Portales, Goldsmith, Texas, Van Horn/Sierra Blanca, Texas, Raton, Gallup and Albuquerque. He was pastor for […]

Obits 9/19

Edward Savage, 71 Edward Ernest Savage, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 18, at his home in Clovis. Mr. Savage was born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Weatherford, Okla., to Horace and Libbie Frazier Savage. He was raised in Portales and came to Clovis in 1974. He married Dorothy May Thompson on Jan. 26, 1951, in Portales. […]

Obits July 22

Ronald Hutchings, 71 Mr. Ronald I. Hutchings, 71, of Watseka, Ill., died July 1, 2003, at his home. He was born June 28, 1932, in Fairmont City, Minn., to Ivan E. and Alice M. Musser Hutchings. He married Christine Borders on Oct. 13, 1979, in Hammond, Ind. He worked 23 years as clergy and nine […]

Obituaries, June 25

Xavier Valdez, 2 Xavier Elijah Valdez, 2, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 2, 2000, in Albuquerque, to Frank Beltran and Sheila Valdez. Family members said his favorite foods were pizza, Cheetos, tortillas, beans and rice, and he liked to drink juices; his favorite clothes were his […]

Attack defeat Sparks again in AAU title game

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — Although the Portales Sparks lost by nearly an identical score in a rematch with the Albuquerque Attack on Sunday, the AAU championship game for 12 & under girls didn’t feel nearly as close as the day before. The Attack and Sparks both earned the right to go to the national […]

Obituaries, May 22

S.L. Jackson, 75 S.L. “Tuney” Jackson Jr., 75, of Floyd, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his home. He was born on March 24, 1928, in Olton, Texas, to Betty and S.L. Jackson. He attended school in Olton for several years. He graduated from high school in Carisa Springs, Texas, in 1945. He worked as […]