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, […]

PURPLE PEPPER SHOOTOUT: Wildcats squander late lead

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Amarillo High School’s coach John Smith talks with Clovis’ Jaden Isler after the Wildcats 58-56 loss in the Purple Pepper Shootout Saturday in Clovis. Isler missed a shot as he drove to the basket in the final seconds. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Playing from behind for most of the […]

Lady Cats notch win on road

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis girls went to Amarillo and got a win, but they had to fight for every point. Close from the tipoff, the Lady Wildcats endured a tough defensive effort from Amarillo High before coming away with a 33-31 win. “It seemed like every possession was a battle,” Clovis coach Miles […]

1/15 Births

Green Wendy Green of Clovis is the parent of Samuel Lane Green, a 7 pound, 4 ounce boy born Dec. 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He has two brothers, Cade, 6, and Gilbert Joe, 2. Grandparents are Robert and Jessie Green of McAlister. Great-grandparents are the late Carl “Buzz” and the […]

Three Cats chosen to all-star team

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Three members of Clovis High’s Class 5A state runnerup football team have been chosen to the 2005 Class 5A-4A Golden Spread Team, announced recently by the Amarillo Globe News. Junior running back Brian Mead and junior wide receiver Rishard Matthews were chosen on offense, while senior free safety Devin Sweet was […]

Phillips, Charlene Graef

Charlene Graef Phillips, 69, of Clovis died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 1, 1936, to Clayton C. and Edith Williams Graef in Olton, Texas. She married Gene Phillips March 17, 1955, in Olton. She was a financial director for Mental Health Resources, a member of […]

Arnold, Dee

Dee Arnold, 49, of Lazbuddie, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born July 23, 1956, in Tulia, Texas, to Walter and Gail Arnold. He worked as a cowboy for feedlots and ranches throughout Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He married Pat Heckman of Claude, Texas, on Nov. 24, 1973. He […]

Roberts, Bessie

Bessie Roberts, 97, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born Aug. 29, 1908. She married Jadie Roberts in 1927. She retired from Rockwell Industries in California and moved to Clovis in 1969 with her husband. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Family members said she loved her […]