Smith, Jack

Jack Smith Services: Have been held. Jack Lewis Smith, 65, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 26, 1939, in San Jon, to Paul Harvey and Ruthie Riley Smith. He was a cowboy who worked at the racetracks in Albuquerque and Aurora, Colo. He was preceded in […]

Smith, Frances

Frances Smith Services: Have been held. Frances Estelle Brown Smith, 97, of Glencoe, Okla., formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Pawnee, Okla. She was born on Nov. 30, 1907, in Austin, Texas, to C.L. and Ella Brown. She married Tom Burnett and later Roy Smith, who preceded her in death. She attended […]

Smelley, Archie

Archie Smelley Services:Have been held. Archie “Short” Smelley, 92, of Clovis, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on May 16, 1913, in Denton County, Texas, to Sylvester Newton and Ider Mae Jackson Smelley. He moved to Clovis from Lubbock in 1955. He owned and operated American Metals […]

Everhart, Leo

Leo Everhart Services: Have been held. Leo Franklin Everhart, 78, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at his residence in Belleville, Kan. He was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Belleville, Kan., to Frank and Lydia Peal King Everhart. He grew up and attended schools of Belleville, Kan. He served with the U.S. Navy as a seaman […]

Connelly, Bert

Bert Connelly Services: Have been held. Bert E. Connelly, 79, of Artesia, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 28, 1925, in Atoka, Okla., to Herbert and Edna Usher Connelly. He married Joyce Byrum. He came to Artesia in March of 2005, from Bent. He was a former resident […]

Byars, Gus

Gus Byars Services: Have been held. Gus Byars, 90, of Portales, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Augustus “Gus” Byars. He grew up in Tucumcari and Fort Sumner. He married Thelma Potter on Oct. 15, 1932, in […]

Teacher leaves retirement to teach at juvenile detention center

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Jerry Peckinpaugh, who has been teaching at the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center for five years, uses art as a teaching tool. By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer A chair in Jerry Peckinpaugh’s home acts as a stand for his art, mostly sketched landscapes, one stacked behind another. The Indiana native is soft-spoken and […]

State congressman suggests national publicity campaign to aid Cannon fight

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer A question posed by Congressman Steve Pearce made one local business owner think of the Oscar Mayer Weiner. Specifically, Sid Strebeck envisioned the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, or something equally recognizable and memorable that eastern New Mexico could use to glean national attention to help save Cannon Air Force base. […]

Yucca student makes it to second round of national spelling bee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer WASHINGTON — Clovis’ Zachary Gillooly spelled decoupage — the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts — without a hitch, but he did not advance beyond the second round of the 78th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Gillooly, two-time regional spelling champ, did not score enough points Wednesday in […]

6/2 Education Digest

CCC holding lifeguard training class A lifeguard training class will be held at Clovis Community College on June 6-11, according to a CCC press release. The two-credit course will offer lifeguard certification through the Red Cross. For more information call Clay Hawk at 769-4157 or log on to www.clovis.edu to register. Grady students earn national […]