Waterparks help summer travelers make a splash

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Waterparks are a keen and cool way to spend a day’s vacation in the sizzling summer. There are three waterparks reachable for a day trip from Portales and Clovis: White’s City Resort in Carlsbad, Splash Amarillo and Texas Water Rampage in Lubbock. Splash Amarillo The shaded park includes many water slides, a lazy river, wave […]

Volunteers to thank for saving Cannon

Letters to the Editor We are pleased to hear the good news about the future of Cannon Air Force Base. Your community has some great volunteers who have participated with the Committee of Fifty and their dedication over the years has paid off. We are only sorry that Doc Stewart is not here to celebrate […]

Allen, Phyllis

Phyllis Allen, 95, of Amarillo, and formerly of Clovis and Lesbia, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Jane Bivins Home in Amarillo. Born Nov. 9, 1910, in Bellview to John and Agnes Phillips, she worked as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Allen. Survivors include two sisters, Willie Ann […]

Cervantez, Pearl

Pearl Cervantez, 88, of Bovina died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Tucumcari to Sugundo and Lala Hernandez Brito. She married George Cervantez in 1940 in Bovina. She was a former coordinator of the Indigent Care Program at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona, a homemaker and a […]

Bass, Cletus R.

Cletus Ray Bass, 40, of Melrose died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from Melrose High School. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He worked with his father at the Tire Store and with many area farmers and wheat harvesters. He also worked at the Melrose Grain Elevator and […]

Cochran, Dorthy M.

Dorthy M. Cochran, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Fredrick, Okla., to Homer and Minnie T. Hawley Langston. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, going to garage sales and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her sons, James and […]

Anderson, Richard “Andy”

Richard L. “Andy” Anderson, 70, of the Rhea community and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at BSA Hospital in Amarillo. He was born June 6, 1935, in Drayton, N.D., to Dave and Ann Durheim Anderson. He married Velta Knight on Dec. 2, 1955, in Farwell. He served in the U.S. Air Force […]

Cerda, Richard

Richard Lee Cerda, 33, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 in Clovis. Mr. Cerda was born May 31, 1972 to Richard and Rosalinda Vera Cerda in Amarillo. He married Anna Marie Mares on Dec. 22, 1993 in Clovis. He was an employee of Wilhite Construction, previously employed by Blue Beacon in Amarillo, Texas, where he also […]

May 28, 2006 Honors

Clovis Christian Second semester honor roll Seventh grade — Josh Ashley, Kelby Bell, Chris Dang, Sarah Fallis, Cameron Hastings, Hannah Kearney, Ashley Klingler, Tyler Lewis, Kayla Luedke, James Martin, Kevin Mitchell, Jessica Neikirk, Cory Shipman, Kathryn Terry, Calvin Thomas and Wednesday Westbrook. Eighth grade — Preslee Aguilar, Nick Cody, Heather Cook, Hanna Davis, Christen Landry, […]

Jackson, Dolores

Dolores Winona Jackson, 76, of Redlands, Calif., formerly of Fort Sumner and Amarillo, died Sunday, May 14, 2006. Born April 16, 1930, in Elk City, Okla., she married Donald L. Jackson on March 12, 1950, in Fort Sumner. She worked as a secretary for civil services. She belonged to the Church of the Nazarene. Her life […]

Williams Jr., Charles

Charles Williams Jr., 77, of Fort Cobb, Okla., and formerly of Lubbock, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Oklahoma City. Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Lubbock to Charles and Velma (Young) Williams Sr., he grew up in Plainview, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas. He was a truck driver and owned a trucking company for many […]

5/14 Engagements

Easley/Jameson Dr. Thomas and Sandra Easley of Amarillo announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Meredith Marlo Easley, to Jimmy Scott Jameson, both of Amarillo. He is the son of Jeff and Melissa Moore of Clovis and Scott and Dianna Jameson of Socorro. The couple will exchange vows June 17 at St. Andrew’s […]

Cook, Billie

Billie Cook, 82, of Amarillo, died Friday, April 28, 2006. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Hall County, Texas, to James and Jewel Gowdy, she was a realtor in Clovis for 39 years. After moving to Amarillo, she enjoyed activities with her friends and her church, Paramount Baptist Church, according to family members. They said she was […]

Martinez, Guadalupe

Guadalupe Martinez, 82, of Texico, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his home in Texico. He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in San Marcos, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Francisco and Maria Martinez. He was married to Catalina Martinez for 52 years. He was a longtime resident of Texico. He was preceded in death by his […]

Brannon Sr., Quincey

Quincey Brannon Sr., 66, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas, to Charles and Maxine Brannon. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Shirley Ann Ingram on June 9, 1958, in Portales. He worked for Sam Sanders Gravel Pit before moving to Amarillo […]

Byrd, Thelma

Thelma Lois Byrd, 80, of Floyd died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Odessy Hospice inpatient unit in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 25, 1925, to Claude and Ruby Stevens Shipp in Mullin, Texas. She married G.C. Byrd on July 24, 1943, in Cross Plains, Texas. They moved to Roosevelt County, where they farmed for many […]

Our Father Is Big Enough To Wrap Us All in His Arms

By Curtis K. Shelburne I grew up a city boy, though these things are relative. To the poor souls unfortunate enough to grow up in New York, Amarillo would be a lot closer to country than they would ever care to get, but compared to Robert Lee or Stanton, where my two sets of grandparents […]

Shorthanded Lady Cats take fifth in Amarillo

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis girls track team almost didn’t send a team to Amarillo. They ended up sending only four girls, but managed to get 56 points, good for fifth out of 16 teams on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays. Kim Perkins finished first in the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles, and […]

Betancourt, Victor

Victor Betancourt, 86, of Clovis died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. Born March 20, 1920, to Felix and Josefia Gonzalez Betancourt in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, he married Tillie Sandoval in 1944. After her death, he married Celina “Sally” Marquez Anaya in 1988. He served in the Mexican Army during the Mexican Revolutionary […]

Brannon, Charles

Charles N. Brannon, 85, of Claude, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Amarillo. He was born Sept. 18, 1920, to Charlie and Leona Brannon. He attended High School in Pyron, Texas. He married Maxine Lee on Oct. 29, 1938. He served as a foot soldier in the U.S. Army during World […]