Wedding: Heflin/Ash

Ashley Cherise Heflin of Portales and Ryan Curtis Ash of Lockhart, Texas were joined in marriage April 7, at the Southside Chuch of Christ in Portales. Brother Tim Watts performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Eloise of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Blanche Muse and the late Stanley Muse […]

Clovis man dies, wife seriously injured in auto accident in Austin

Freedom Newspapers A Clovis resident died and his wife was seriously injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident northwest of Austin, Texas. Joe Jones, 69, died at the scene, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. June Despain, 72, and Jesse Lee Despain, 75, both of Marble Falls, Texas, also died at the scene, DPS […]

Obituaries

Oscar Whitworth Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Oscar Whitworth, Jr., 88, of Portales, died Sept. 28, 2005 in Santa Fe. He was born Nov. 3, 1916 in Kaufman County, Texas, to Myrtie and Oscar Whitworth. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was a Phillips 66 gas and oil distributor in Portales […]

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William P. Cantrell, 84 Services: Have been held. William P. Cantrell, 84, of Panama City, Fla., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005. He was born on Jan. 9, 1921, in Choteau, Okla. He was a member of St. Andrew Baptist Church. He joined the social sciences faculty at Gulf Coast Community College in 1964. He was […]

Derby includes good weather, time, turnout

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In fact, he skipped his T-ball game Saturday to attend the Kids All-American Fishing Derby at Ned Houk Park. Austin was among the dozens of youngsters who hauled in a record number of catfish and a couple of oddball […]

Region should plan for worst

By Bob Baker What will the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process mean to eastern New Mexico? We won’t know until federal officials finalize it all late this year. Of course we’re all hoping Cannon Air Force Base will survive the cuts, maybe even expand as other bases are closed. But is anyone even thinking […]

Things looking up for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — Eastern New Mexico University’s final two games against non-Lone Star Conference teams produced probably the Greyhounds’ best outings of the season. Coming off a 38-point win over St. Mary’s on Dec. 19, ENMU hung with New Mexico State most of the way Thursday night before losing to the Aggies […]

Clovis man gets two years for vehicle homicide

Darrell Maurina A 70-year-old farmer from Melrose on Wednesday was sentenced to two years in state prison for vehicular homicide, despite warnings from his attorney that prison time could be a death sentence. District Judge Stephen Quinn decided to go beyond the Department of Corrections’ pre-sentencing recommendation that Harry Downey receive five years probation with […]

Clovis man found guilty of vehicular homicide

Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com Harry Downey, 70, showed no reaction Friday in Curry County District Court as jurors found him guilty of homicide by vehicle after four hours of deliberation, a verdict that could put him behind bars in state prison for the next six years. Downey, a farmer […]