Womack, M. Wayne

M. Wayne Womack, 53, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Lubbock. He was born on July 25, 1951, in Lubbock, to Malcolm and Dorothy Womack. He married Betty Deen on Aug. 8, 1981, in Portales. He served as deacon at Southcrest Baptist Church and was a member of the Lubbock Executive Club, Texas […]

Parker, Tony

Tony Parker Services: Have been held. Tony Parker, 31, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on March 1, 1973, in Clovis, to Jessie Parker and Rosa Lee Harris. He attended Lincoln-Jackson Elementary, Marshall Junior High, and graduated from Clovis High School in 1992. He married Bettina Jones, of Groesbeck, […]

Been, Myron O.

Myron O. Been Services: Have been held. Mr. Myron O. “Bill” Been, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 1, 1917, in St. Louis, to Millie and Clarence R. Been. He married Helen Neidert on Nov. 9, 1938, in Perryville, Mo. They moved to […]

Killgore, Donald L.

Donald L. Killgore Services: Have been held. Donald L. Killgore, 82, of Carlsbad, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 20, 1921, in Bristo, Okla., to Sylvester and Myrtle Sampson Killgore. They moved to Elida, when he was a child. He was raised and educated in Elida. He married […]

Garcia, Beatrice

Beatrice Garcia Services: Have been held. Beatrice D. “Grandma Bea” Garcia, 71, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. She was born on Sept. 20, 1933, in Tapia, to Claudio and Frances Whipple. She was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Carmelitas Society of the Mission of Mount Carmel. She worked […]

Transplant process should be more open

Freedom Newspapers History was made on Oct. 20 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. One of Robert Smitty’s kidneys was transplanted into Bob Hickey. It wasn’t the transplant itself that was unusual, nor was it that the kidney came from a living donor; such surgeries are becoming commonplace. The unusual part of this particular […]

Some still claim past election was stolen

by Jim Lee It’s time to write about something even more scary than Halloween — the election is Tuesday. Maybe I shouldn’t use the word scary. When things go reasonably close to the way they should, presidential elections are not evil occasions. Maybe it’s because of my legal training or all those political science classes […]

Federal judge dismisses ex-spouses case

by Tom Philpott A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 58 divorced service members and retirees challenging the constitutionality of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act. The 1982 law allows state courts to divide military retirement as property in divorce settlements. U.S. District Court Judge James. C. Cacheris in Alexandria, Va., granted […]

Not so special teams: Indians keep playoff hopes alive at expense of Hounds

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State linebacker Fred Moore partially blocked two Eastern New Mexico University punts, helping set up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that lifted the Indians to a 34-20 Lone Star Conference South Division victory on Saturday. MSU (7-2, 4-1 South) took over second place in the division from the […]

Wildcats closing in on district title

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — While District 4-5A football race is decidedly up for grabs, Clovis made sure it was still at the top and Sandia at the bottom by taking a 30-0 road victory. The Wildcats scored on each of their first three offensive possessions for a 16-0 cushion at halftime. Two […]

Lady Cats qualify for 5A state meet

HOBBS — The Clovis Lady Cats cross country team snuck into the state meet Saturday with a third-place finish at the District 4-5A championship. The top four spots in the girls race were separated by 13 points. Carlsbad was the winner with 52 points, followed by Carlsbad (53), Clovis (57) and Cibola (65). Senior Megan […]

Melrose cranks up offense

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Melrose junior Carlos Ruiz reaches for a pass during Saturday’s six-man playoff game against Tatum. Ruiz was unable to hold onto the pass. (Hobbs News Sun photo: Cody Gideon) CNJ Staff TATUM — Melrose outscored Tatum 46-6 in the second and third quarters en route to an 82-47 win Saturday in the first round of […]

Texico shakes off the rust

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Texico’s Lori Richardson spikes past a Santa Rosa defender during the third set of their District final Saturday at Texico. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — Texico dispatched Santa Rosa for the third time this season, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24 Saturday, to give the Lady Spikers the District 6-2A tournament championship. […]

Chancey, Lindy

Lindy Chancey Services: Have been held. Mr. Lindy “Red” Chancey, 64, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at his residence. He was born on May 6, 1940, in Ozark, Ark. He married Sandra Palmer on April 21, 1961, in Morton, Texas. He moved from Morton to Muleshoe in 1969. He was a truck driver […]

‘Believe in Me’ taught local woman new meaning to life

Candice Tyler, Guest Columnist Editor’s note: Candice Tyler, an employee of the Clovis News Journal, earned a spot on an opposing team in the movie “Believe in Me.” She kept a diary of her thoughts regarding the movie, from the first day the film came to town to her final take, which included a fight […]

America should educate itself — and then vote

Freedom Newspapers Important decisions will be made in Tuesday’s general election and we hope many voices chime in on the outcomes. Locally we will decide on county commissioners, a county treasurer, state legislators and several bond issues that would raise taxes but help fund education, senior citizens facilities and libraries. At the national level, of […]

Halloween was simpler in the old days

by Bob Huber Editor’s note: Bob Huber’s column, which is usually published on Mondays, is running early this week because of the topic: When I was a kid, the joy of Halloween ranked second only to Christmas. It was that wonderful night of the year when we could be ghosts, goblins, and other evil things, […]

Social Security needs to be fixed now

by John Bussian, Guest Columnist Were the country not at war, easily the biggest issue in the presidential campaign would be President Bush’s plan to save Social Security benefits for younger workers. The issue isn’t just a curiosity, to see if the plan would work. It is a necessity if workers below the age of […]

President Bush sank his own ship in first term

by Steve Chapman At the age of 50, I get few chances to try something entirely new. Come Tuesday, I plan to take one of those rare opportunities. I’m going to vote for a Democrat for president. I’ve never done it before, and I hope I never have to do it again. But George W. […]

Fleming gets 35 years

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Rocky Fleming, left, 41, speaks with his court-appointed attorney Jim Wilson after being sentenced Friday evening to 35 years in prison on charges he manufactured child pornography. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Cannon Air Force Base staff sergeant, charged with five counts of manufacturing child pornography, showed no emotion […]