Bedbugs bite nobly in pursuit of world peace

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — New York City is being eaten alive — literally — with a bedbug epidemic. Yes, those infamous creepy creatures of nighttime rhyme have infested the Big Apple, where they’ve been chewing their way through town worse than those squirmy worms depicted in cartoons. Alas, you may ask, why […]

1/29 Clovis High Honor Roll

Tenth Grade Danielle I. Adams. Tyler L. Albracht. Alicia K. Archangel. Emily C. Aulson. Kanisha L. Beachum. Aleck M. Beaulieu. Tyler Berry. Christopher M. Boyce. Aaron D. Boydstun. Sarah M. Brady. Kelsey E. Britt. Victoria Bryant. John A. Burns. Jack O. Carpenter. Gamaliel Carrera. Nathan A. Carver. Dominique D. Chairez. Lauren Chase. Anny Chen. Mark […]

1/29 Choices Honor Roll

Tenth Grade Eugene A. Anaya, Alysha D. Ramos, Kirstie B. Rayburn, Trynesse T. Robinson, Ashley Romero, Dustin D. Rush, Chase M. Sloniker, Patrick Trujillo Eleventh Grade Veronica Armendariz, Gabriel Chacon, Andrew Marhefka, Tina L. Olmos, Randall T. Parson, Michael D. Ruth, Everardo Salazar, Paul A. Segura, Saul Sierra, Jonathan Sorto, Johnathon L. Trujillo Twelfth Grade […]

1/29 Mesa Elementary Honor Roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Emily Alley, Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Julio Garcia, Tanner Geisler, Josh Harris, Robyn Howe, Dalton Kroeger, Taylor Lund, John Massey, Marshall Moore, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Josh Pyeatt, Kyle Schwartz, Mackenzie Smith, Aaron Stansell, MacKenzie Taylor, Nellie Toliver, Myca Ward, Courtney Warner, Shaylee Warner, Devon Weselek, Destiny Williams, Siani Winslow […]

1/29 Gattis Junior High Honor Roll

Seventh Grade Leanna S, Aguilar, Anthony D, Anaya, Veronica Anguiano, Taisha Bosque, Gabriel A, Caban, Christopher J, Carr, Mercedes A, Chancy, Andronica C, Chavez, Rebecca C, Davis, Leonardo R, Facio, Jaclyn B, Gonzales, Stephen R, Gutierrez, Jacob E, Hall, Amanda L, Ivy, Gabrielle R, Keller, Kevin R, Krum, Brandon A, Landrus, Amy V, Leyva, Kasondra […]

1/29 Engagements

Price/York Mike and Dayna Hare of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Price, to Jon York of Sidney, Ohio. Tiffany is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Hastain and the late Dr. Gerald Hastain of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 1989 graduate of Clovis High School. She is employed at […]

1/29 Births

Byrd Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis are the parents of Kendal Don Byrd, a girl born on June 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She has one sister, Emily, 2. Grandparents are Don and Shery Reid, Karl and Barbara Koscla, all of Clovis and Eddie and Sue Byrd of Abilene, Texas. […]

1/29 Honors

Jerramy Wilber of Clovis graduated in the 2005 fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University. He received a certificate of Occupational Training and Auto Body/Detail with honors. Lacie Young of Clovis graduated in the 2005 fall semester at Amarillo College.

1/29 Organizations

BPO DOES Clovis BPO DOES #108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 14, at the Elks Lodge to install the 2006 officers. Kaye Parrish served as Deputy Supreme Installing President, Tosalie Crowley was installing Conductor and Linda Catanzaro was installing Chaplin. The following officers were installed: President-Gaylynn Essary First counselor-Gwen Williams Senior counselor-Georgia Urioste Junior […]

1/29 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance information. Tuesday: 10:30 — Indoor exercise. Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 5 p.m. — Social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Art […]

1/27 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. Last week, Amos was trapped by Marcellus the cat, and he was reflecting on Oliver Owl’s sermon about how the Apostle Paul’s difficulties were “divine wood cutters” to make way for the Gospel. making […]

Jesus gives support, comfort in times of grief, crisis

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I have heard news last week of much sadness: a baby dies and a wonderful young man killed in car accident. I have no words of wisdom and pressed for words of comfort for these situations. I just know that we have an advocate, Jesus Christ. Perhaps this illustration will […]

God absolutely loves ordinary people

By Curtis K. Shelburne Somewhere in his fine book, “Franklin and Winston,” Jon Meacham quotes a friend and colleague of Winston Churchill as commenting, “Winston was not a sinner, but he liked the company of sinners.” Don’t worry. I’m not questioning the time-tested wisdom: “Evil companions ruin good morals.” Like most parents, I’ve given some […]

Day trips: Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock

Freedom Newspapers Residents of eastern New Mexico are certainly proud of their areas ties to legendary singer Buddy Holly, whose work with the Norman Petty Studios are celebrated on a consistent basis. The Clovis studio certainly isn’t the only place to celebrate the rocker, however, and the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock is getting set […]

Journalist in dogged pursuit of happiness

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Those positive-thinking people who say you can envision what you want and get it are usually on the mark. However, I have been breaking my brain to achieve my latest desire. Alas, to no avail. I am still not my dog. There are several reasons someone would want to be […]

Valentine’s Day calls for unique gift ideas

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist It is time, friends and neighbors, to prepare our hearts and minds — especially our hearts — for the celebration of romance and other forms of love, which we know as Valentine’s Day. A list of unique ideas occur to me. • Get some ideas from the Internet. I did […]

Part 1: John Childers, killer who came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist One of the first real shootouts in Clovis happened on Aug. 15, 1909. That’s one of the first stories I heard when I started writing about Clovis history. Old Tom Pendergrass, the first historian of Clovis, told me the story. He was a lad of 9, who was in the […]

Billboard slogans return

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I opened a box of Pandoras a couple years ago when I wrote about those good old days of Burma Shave signs — you know, the little red billboards on every highway that kept us awake, clean shaved, and the children from being bored. (It didn’t take much to entertain […]

1/22 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Oatmeal and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk . Lunch — Tacos with salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, fresh apple and cold milk. Wednesday: School […]

1/22 Honors

Elizabeth Greig, of Clovis, was named to the Kansas State University chapter of Phi Kappa honor society. Several Clovis Schools participated in a canned Food Challenge. They collected 7.933 total pounds of food. The following is a list of the winning classes: • Barry Elementary,Terri Dixon, second grade • Bella Vista,Amanda Ratledge, fourth grade • […]