Faris, Louis

Louis Faris Services: Have been held. Louis Clifton Faris, 83, of Los Lunas, died Friday, May 21, 2004. He was born on Oct. 15, 1920, in Black Tower, to James Marvin and Delia Ellen Eller Faris. He married Velmoise Verba Tye on Oct. 11, 1946. He was preceded in death by his wife; a sister, […]

Chambers, Thelma

Thelma Chambers Services: Have been held. Thelma D. Chambers, 87, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on Sept. 16, 1916, in Willis, Okla., to Ruth K. and Luther D. Jackson. She grew up in Leonard, Texas, and moved to Roosevelt County in 1926. She worked for the […]

Rucker, Ralph

Ralph Rucker Services: Have been held. Ralph Rucker, 83, of Amarillo, and formerly of Floydada, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at the BSA Hospice in Amarillo. He was born on June 5, 1920, in Childress, Texas, to Erve and Myrtle Bethany Rucker. He graduated from high school in Childress, Texas. He married Patricia Mary Davidson […]

Zamora, Antonio

Antonio Zamora Services: Have been held. Mr. Antonio “Tony” Zamora, 89, of Portales, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. He was born on May 2, 1915, in Fort Sumner, to Maria and Martin Zamora. He grew up in Ft. Sumner. He married Amelia Maestas on March 26, 1938, in […]

Fuller, Louise

Services: Have been held. Louise Fuller, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 27, 1926, in Talpa, Texas, to Drusel and Eargle Berry. She grew up in Runnels County, Texas, where she attended school. Upon graduation, she moved to Galveston, Texas, where she […]

Ingle, Mildred

Mildred Ingle Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mildred Nymeyer Ingle, 92, of Reno, Nev., died Monday, May 17, 2004, in Reno. She was born on July 30, 1911, in Loving, to Bernice and Ora Nymeyer. She was a resident of Clovis for almost 60 years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, worked for […]

Dorough, Gerald

Gerald Dorough Services: Have been held. Mr. Gerald Franklin Dorough, 87, of Clovis, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on July 9, 1916, in Mountain, Ark., to James and May Dorough. He was married for 66 years to Bertha Dorough. He worked 41 years at Southwestern Public Service, […]

Military needs a few good nurses

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Hospitals in the United States have more than 126,000 unfilled nursing positions. By 2010, some think that number could double. The figures paint a cloudy and dark picture for hospitals around the country and that includes the one at Cannon Air Force Base. “The entire nation is facing a nursing […]

Finchers outslug Mystery

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Raul Ochoa of Odessa’s Mystery connects on a pitch in the first game of a double header against Lubbock’s Jimmy Finchers. (CNJ Photo/Mike Linn) CNJ Staff In a high-scoring game that included several hard-hitting Texans, Lubbock’s Jimmy Finchers was one run better than Odessa’s Mystery in Sunday’s championship game in the men’s competitive division of […]

Wal-Mart suit a huge stretch for justification

T he decision by a San Francisco judge to certify a lawsuit by several women alleg- ing that Wal-Mart discriminated against them in pay and promotions as a class action covering virtually all current and former female employees — up to 1.6 million plaintiffs — seems like a huge stretch. Whether the class action is […]

Biker was a family man and good friend

By David Stevens: CNJ Managing Editor The accident happened more than six months ago. Shellie Lasiter is still writing letters, encouraging others to write letters, still making telephone calls, still speaking to anyone who will listen, determined to keep her husband’s memory alive, determined to challenge stereotypical images about motorcycle riders. “Sometimes people make the […]

Genuine talent in danger of replacement

Letters to the editor I saw the June 11 Amos column on the poor fellow whose “bug band” had ’em rockin’ like bigtime in imaginary church. Church traditionalists seem to have risen “as one man” (Judges 20:8) and thrown band equipment off the comfy-fun church altar stage and onto hard pavement. Maybe Amos and the […]

Engagements / Anniversaries

Engagements: Kozak-Minyard Kathleen Coggins of Blasdell, N.Y., and Walter Kozak of Lackawanna, N.Y., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kathleen Mary Kozak of Blasdell, N.Y., to Raymond Curtis Minyard of Blasdell, N.Y., son of Raymond and Mary Minyard of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) on July 17, […]

Girls over 50 just want to have fun

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers There are no rules. No dues. No committees. No officers. No charity work. No men allowed. No set meeting dates. No actual meetings or parliamentary procedure. And absolutely no responsibilities. The only requirements to be a member of the Red Hat Society is you must be a woman age 50 […]

Take work on the road with bookmark site

Tom DiFrancesca: Internet Safari I travel quite often and have done so for years. In the past, I would maintain a Web page that would contain all of my favorite Internet bookmarks, but alas I’d forget to keep it updated and then would find myself on the road, trying to track down a previously visited, […]

Girl scout program getting off of ground

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist What is this new thing going on at Delta and Second Street off of Grand Avenue? How can I get involved? What are they doing that seems so interesting and fun? Maybe you are in luck. Maybe you are a girl between the ages of 7 and 16, which makes […]

Suspect, victim were friends

By Janet Bresenham: CNJ Staff Writer William “Cisco” Riley and Roshawn “Sam L” Pitts became best friends after they met in Clovis about a year and a half ago. Both moved here from California and each was an only child, so they found a lot in common, friends said. Now Riley, 31, is being held […]

State OKs guidelines for plant’s wastewater

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer The New Mexico Environment Department has agreed to let Southwest Cheese and the city of Clovis produce wastewater that would be higher in dissolved solids than it normally allows, department spokesman Jon Goldstein said Friday. But the Environment Department wants two studies done to ensure the increased amount of […]

Historic land site gets new name

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Members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers present the flags at the beginning of Saturday morning’s ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Hill. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just […]

Yucca to get new roof: Reporter’s Notebook

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Folks at a Clovis junior high school are getting ready for a bona fide roof raising, courtesy of the state’s Public School Capitol Outlay Council. “I am pleased to announce that Yucca Junior High in Clovis has been selected to receive a new million-dollar roof,” said Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa […]