amos the churchmouse: larry the leapin lizard

amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. larry the leapin lizardboss i don t know if i vetold you about larry theleapin lizard […]

a view from under the pew: annie the apathetic aphid

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Setting good example full-time duty

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I was looking through some old pictures and found a picture of my daughter, Annie, at 3 standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time where she tried to wear my shoes. Once she would get my shoes on, she […]

Jan. 2, 1940

Collins’ Sanitary Dairy encouraged area youngsters to “get their Vitamin D three times daily.” The phone number to call for pasteurized milk was 416. … Piggly Wiggly was advertising 12 pounds of flour for 42 cents, or 48 pounds for $1.35. … Newspaper comics featured Alley Oop, Red Ryder, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Out […]

Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone

By Don McAlavy: Columnist This is a story about a little girl who wanted only a dollhouse for Christmas. The time was 1905. The place was between Clovis and Fort Sumner. The 6-year-old girl was named Anna but called Annie by her mother and father, Tom and Etta Brown. She was the only child of […]

Reaching across the world

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Patricia Gartner wrangles from left, Karissa, 6, Annie, 3, and Mary, 2, after she gave them baths. The three girls are among five of the children living at home with Gartner and her husband, Duane. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The day the Gartners met their son his 10 […]

Today’s chaos is tomorrow’s memory

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Relgion Columnist One day several years ago, I saw an incident in the grocery store that made my heart sad. A mother and father were shopping with their two school-age children and a toddler. The father pushed the cart as the mother barked out orders: “Stay in line!” “Don’t touch anything!” […]

Henry, James

James A. Henry, 92, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Edward and Jennie Pratt Wright, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1962. He was a member of […]

Johnson, Lamont

Lamont Johnson, 33, of Phoenix died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 19, 1972, in Clovis to Annie Babers and Melvin Johnson. He was preceded in death by two uncles, George and Howard Babers; a grandfather Frank Babers; a brother, Deon Johnson and a cousin, Markese Byrd. He is survived by […]

Steele, Annie

Annie Sarabeth Fitzsimmons Steele, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1921, on a farm near Sherman, Okla., to Abram Miller and Pearl Cox Hubbard Fitzsimmons. She attended Cedardale Christian Church, which her father and neighbors built. She married Francis Howard Steele on Jan. 1, 1938. They […]

Robinson, Annie

Annie Robinson Services:Have been held. Annie Robinson, 89, of Artesia, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. She was born June 21, 1915 in Hayworth, Okla. to Marion West and the former Mary Elizabeth Martin. She attended school at Clarksville, Texas. She married Charles Robinson in 1936. During WWII, Annie […]

Shafer, Bea

Bea Shafer Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bea Shafer, 78, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, while waltzing to one her favorite songs. She was born on Sept. 14, 1926, in Snyder, Texas, to Birtie and Neal G. Smith. She attended Southwestern Business College in Plainview, Texas, where she worked for a finance company. […]

Johnson, Annie Louise

Annie Louise Johnson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Annie Louise Johnson, 87, of Pulaski, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Hillside Hospital in Pulaski, Tenn. She was born on July 27, 1917, in Athens, Ala., to Otha and Lessie Wakefield. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.F. Johnson; and a son, Jimmy […]

‘Misery’ on the stage:ENMU presents a play based on the Stephen King novel

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‘Misery’ on the stage:ENMU presents a play based on the Stephen King novel By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Stephen King has become a name almost synonymous with horror. So, when Eastern New Mexico University drama major Molly McFarling found out she would perform in a senior recital based on the Stephen King novel “Misery,” […]

Elliott, Annie

Annie Elliott Services: Have been held. Mrs. Annie M. Elliott, 94, of House and Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, in Williamsburg Village Nursing Facility in DeSoto, Texas. She was born on March 16, 1910, in Blanco County, Texas, to William M. and Annie Josephene Kuykendall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph […]

Annie Moses Band to perform

CNJ Staff The Annie Moses Band from Nashville, Tenn., is coming to Clovis on Monday and Tuesday for a series of four concerts sponsored by First Christian Church of Clovis. The teenage team of one sister and three brothers, Annie, Alex and Benjamin Wolaver, are classically-trained violinists and singers who were formerly scholarship students at […]

Country band strives to ‘bring Christian message’ to audiences

By Darrell Todd Maurina They are classically trained musicians who studied at the Julliard School in New York City. The four siblings play Christian country music. “Christian music is the odd ball out in music because it refers to the message of the music, not the style of the music,” said Annie Wolaver, 20, lead […]

McKnight, Annie

Annie May McKnight, 92, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born Nov. 3, 1910, in Wheatland, Quay County, territory of New Mexico, to Early Ray and Emma Dotson Ray. Her mother died when McKnight was very young and she spent most of her youth in St. […]

Mom wants good holiday memories for her son

Eric Butler Most kids don’t remember their first Christmas. Or do they? After moving to the area from Texas eight months ago, Annie (not her real name) isn’t sure of the answer to that question. But if her year-old son does retain memories, she wants them to be good ones. Annie, a single mother, actually […]

Amos on apathy

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the apathetic aphid just the other day boss i ran across a disillusioned young insect annie the apathetic aphid was ambling down […]