April 19, 2009 Engagements

Abernathy-Simmons E.G. and Judy Abernathy of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Misty Abernathy of Clovis to George Simmons, of Amarillo, son of the late Delano and Dolores Simmons. The couple will exchange vows July 4, 2009 at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. A reception will follow. The [...]

Fullback elected at annual dinner honoring champs

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist I watched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New York Jets 16-3 in an NFL preseason game last month. It reminded me of another great football game: the Clovis Wildcats vs. Roswell Coyotes and one of the century’s greatest Wildcat fullbacks. The Wildcats beat the Coyotes 13-0 at Roswell in [...]

Food services director ready to retire

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleJudy Abernathy worked as a teacher before becoming the food services director for Clovis Municipal Schools. She is retiring Monday. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Judy Abernathy remembers when students bought paper tickets to eat school meals, calories in school meals had to be computed by hand, and family and [...]

Zurzolo, Betty

Betty Gayle Zurzolo, 82, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 7, 1923, in Clovis, to Jacob “Jake” and Martha Ruth Allsup Abernathy. She married Domenick “Dick” Zurzolo on Aug. 19, 1942, in Clovis. She was a reader for the Social Security Administrator in the Clovis office. [...]

Schools ending junk food sales

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When candy bars and chips disappeared from the halls of Marshall Junior High School last year, 15-year-old Ollie Moore felt a little jilted. “Everybody liked that kind of food and they took it away. A lot of kids complained,” Moore said of an administration decision to ban food vending [...]

Clovis’ first full-service day spa opens

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Brook Abernathy recently opened the Hydrations Day Spa, the first full-service day spa in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Some area residents were happy to learn last week that a healthy dose of poshness has arrived in Clovis. A full-service day spa has opened on Commerce Street that [...]

Sisson, Donna M. Cooper

Donna M. Cooper Sisson Services: Have been held. Donna M. Cooper Sisson, 60, of Lubbock, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born July 21, 1943, in Springfield, Ill., to Roy and Lorraine Alice Garecht. She was raised in Needles, Calif., and had lived in Clovis for 29 years. She married Dan Sisson [...]

Chapman, Alvin

Mr. Alvin Artel Chapman, 72, of Clovis, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in the home of his daughter. He was born on April 12, 1931 in Stephens County, Okla., to Daniel Edward and Myrtle Mae Mitchell Chapman. He moved to Abernathy, Texas, in 1939 and graduated from Abernathy High School in 1949. He served his [...]

Different Tastes

Tracy Simmons The aroma of the dinner roast floats through the air, enticing Patricia Dobson into the kitchen. Her husband, Lou Donofrio, a former gourmet chef, serves himself a slice of the tender meat while Dobson glides past him and reaches for the tofu. She said she’s a vegetarian because simply does not like the [...]