CHS girls finish third in Amarillo tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High’s girls couldn’t hang on to second place, but finished a strong third on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays golf tournament, played at Ross Rogers Golf Course. The Lady Wildcats were nothing if not consistent as their top four players finished within 10 strokes of each other in the 36-hole […]

3/19 In tribute

The following people with area connections died in February, based on obituaries submitted to the CNJ: • Alexander, Brandon Palady, 19, Ovilla, Texas, Feb. 14 • Baros, Manuel “Mandy,” 62, Clovis, Feb. 3 • Brown, Jeffrey J., 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., Feb. 3 • Brownlee, Billy Dene, 73, Portales, Feb. 4 • Burch, Darrel Wayne, […]

3/19 Engagements

Marriott-Guhrke Ceki Marriott and Cindy and Michael Harmer, all of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Seka Marriott of Clovis, to William Lee Guhrke, also of Clovis, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Guhrke of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows March 25 at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will […]

Lady Cats stand distant second after first day of tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis High girls stand second — albeit a distance second — after Friday’s opening round of the Amarillo Relays golf tournament, hosted by Amarillo High School. Junior Tiffany Reid shot 47-47 — 94 to lead the Lady Wildcats to a 392 total in the 12-team event at Ross Rogers Golf […]

Cook, Chris

Chris Cook, 51, of Amarillo, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, March 11, 2006. Born Sept. 11, 1954, in Roswell, he had lived in Amarillo for more than a year. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and former employee of the Veteran’s Administration. He enjoyed working on cars, and was a loving, […]

Dean, Sue

Sue Dennis Dean, 64, of Roswell died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1941, to Frank and Vera Brinson DeWeese in Dimmitt, Texas. She married Harold Dean on Dec. 4, 1993. As a teenager in Curry County, she was a barrel racer and was named […]

Riley, Wanda

Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended a beauty school in Clovis. She married F.C. Riley on Sept. 10, 1949, in […]

Amarillo High deals Cats pair of setbacks

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis High baseball team, idle since winning its own season-opening invitational last weekend, had a tough time Saturday in its first road trip of the season. Amarillo High pounded out 23 hits in a doubleheader and posted a 10-4, 13-3 sweep over the Wildcats, dropping them to 3-2 for the […]

Wood, Patricia “Pat”

Patricia “Pat” Wood, 81, of Amarillo died Monday Feb. 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born April 13, 1924. Survivors include a son, Patrick Wood (and wife, Shelly) of Amarillo, a granddaughter, Amy Wood of Amarillo; a sister Bobbie Kessell of Gastonia, N.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family in the Clovis and Tucumcari […]

Ralston, Lois

Lois Marie Ralston, 75, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006. She was born in Leuders, Texas, and graduated from Clovis High School. She moved to Amarillo in 1968. She began work with the custodial department of Texas State Technical Institute in 1974 and retired in 1992 as supervisor. Survivors include four daughters, Cora Voyles […]

Thrasher, Harold H.

Harold Hardy Thrasher, 89, of Pampa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Pampa. He was born March, 18, 1916, in Cooke County, Texas, and came to Amarillo in 1921, where he lived until 1936. In 1936, he moved to Canadian, Texas, and resided there until moving to Pampa in 1950. He married Juanita Pendergraft […]

Martin, Lorraine C.

Lorraine Case Martin, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 4, 1926, to George and Mary Daffin Case in Bentley, Okla. She married Glynn B. Martin on June 27, 1949, in Amarillo. She graduated from Murray State University in Tishomingo, Okla. She was […]

Babbitt, Harry A.

Rev. Harry A. Babbitt, 54, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas. He was born in Vernon, Texas, and raised in Las Vegas, N.M. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University and received his master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Sheliah McAnear on Dec. 27, 1974, in Clarendon, […]

Bolton, Edgar

Edgar P. Bolton, 89, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, in Amarillo. Mr. Bolton was born in Blossom, Texas. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II and had received a purple heart. He was preceded in death by brothers Dee E. Bolton, Dan Bolton and Ray Bolton, sisters, Mozelle Bolton, […]

Bovina coach and AD takes job in Lamesta, Texas

CNJ staff BOVINA — Bovina football coach and athletic director Kent Torbert has been hired for the same positions at Lamesa, Texas, and will start his duties there on March 1. Torbert has been Bovina’s AD since 2002. He was an assistant football coach to Bruce Scroggins in his first year at the school before […]

Miller, J. Howard

Longtime photographer J. Howard Miller, 86, of Dallas died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Dallas. He was born in Wellington, Kan., on Dec. 15, 1918, to Carl and Viola Miller. He grew up in Clovis. While in college, he worked newspaper assignments for the Clovis News Journal. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1936 […]

Rowlett, Wanda

Wanda F. Rowlett, 65, of Florence, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. She was born April 2, 1940, in Austin, Texas. She married Joe Rowlett in Portales on July 15, 1978. She made her home in Florence, Texas, for a number of years. Family members said was […]

2/3 Public record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 25 through Wednesday: • Jerry Dean Morris, 53, to Jamie Heather Frye, 30, both of Amarillo • Michael Anthony Sentell, 41, to Sandra Annette Shaw, 37, both of Clovis • Devin Shae Herrington, 17, to Jenna Marie Farmer, 17, both of Clovis • Tim […]

Day trips: Cadillac Ranch West Texas landmark

Compiled by Kevin Wilson It’s been an unmistakeable feature of West Texas, and Cadillacs, for more than three decades. It’s been the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper stories, documentaries and even a theatrical film. It can be a day of fun for a family with a few cans of spray paint. The Cadillac ranch, […]

Born to run: Dog agility competitions catching on

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Maggie, a 2 1/2-year-old border collie, posted the fastest time in three events in her first competition. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Through a tunnel. Over an A-frame. Weave through poles. Lay down on the platform. Jump the hurdles. Good dog. Where dog shows are beauty pageants for pampered pets, […]