Engagements — Nov. 6

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Tivis-Uranga Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Tivis of Clovis would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Tivis of Clovis, to Eric Uranga, of Springdale, Ark., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Uranga of Alpine, Texas. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 17, 2011, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. […]

Taxes must not be used to pay for mosque

P ark 51 developers, formerly known as Cordoba House, the group behind what is popularly known as the proposed “ground zero mosque” two blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks, has catapulted its proposed project back into the news spotlight. By applying for a $5 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, […]

Rickert, Dale A.

Dale A. Rickert, 76, of Springdale, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Springdale. He was born Dec. 2, 1929, in East Greenville, Penn., to Aaron R. Rickert and Clara A. Brown. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Springdale and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his first […]

Pergeson, Charlotte

Charlotte Fern Pergeson, 64, of Prairie Grove, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at her residence. She was born Jan. 6, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to David Woodrow and Marguerite Fern Hadley Welch. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Tatum where she served as treasurer. She was also a member of […]

Like Noah’s ark, only one door to salvation: Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist During our children’s growing up years, they had a multitude of toys. Each birthday and Christmas brought a new batch of the latest from the toy market. I still recall all the special toys that were such a part our children’s lives. When I pass aisles of toys in the […]

Wilson, Margaret

Margaret Wilson Services: Have been held. Margaret Ann Wilson, 81, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 15, 1924, in Clovis, to Joe and Cora Fay Haltom Scroggins. She married Leo Wilson on Dec. 4, 1941, in Smackover, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist […]

Woods, James

James Woods Service: Have been held. Lt. Colonel James Jerry Woods (Ret.), 48, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 in Doha, Qatar. He was born Dec. 2, 1956, in South Ruislip, England. He served in the Army for 21 years and wore the Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and earned his Combat […]

Whatley, Ray

Services: have been held. Mr. Ray Whatley, 87, of Friona, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona. He was born on March 17, 1917, in Lockney, Texas, to James Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Whatley. He married Polly Rucker on June 5, 1938, in Lockney, Texas. They moved to Clovis that […]

Hobbs, Homer B.

Homer Buel Hobbs Services: Have been held. Homer Buel Hobbs, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on May 26, 1919, in Cisco, Texas, to Susie and Homer Hobbs. When he was a boy, the family moved to Roosevelt County and settled near Pep. He attended […]

Wall, Sally

Sally Wall Services: Have been held. Sally B. Wall, 81, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 3, 1923, in Richmond, Ark., to Will and Elizabeth Thomas. She moved to Clovis in 1953. She was a nurse’s aide and a member of Bethel […]

York, Glen

Glen York Services: Have been held. Glen Allan “Skippy” York, 26, died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on April 4, 1978, in Raton, to Glen A. and Linda Wakefield York. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raton and he worked for the Burlington Northern and Santa […]

I waned it to rain, so I washed my car

Bob Huber Last month folks in this neck of the republic glared at bleak and shadowy clouds and muttered, “All right, enough is enough!” They were, of course, referring to the soggy conclusion of the drought hereabouts and the beginning of what frontier historians would someday cite as “The Year When Everyone Had to Learn […]

Burroughs, Juanita

Juanita Burroughs Services: Have been held. Juanita Block Burroughs, 80, of Alvarado, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Alvarado Meadows Nursing Facility. She was born on Aug. 12, 1924, in DeQueen, Ark., to Walter and Floreine Block. She was raised in Clovis and moved to Alvarado two years ago to be close to her […]

Coggins, Iola

Iola Mae Coggins, 101, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Hugo, Okla., died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in Paducah, Ky. She was born on Dec. 6, 1902, in Ashdown, Ark., to O.D. and Annie Conger Turner. She married J. Homer Coggins in 1920, in Ashdown, Ark. Family members said she loved card games, especially bridge, and […]

Dendy, W.E.

W.E. Dendy Services: Have been held. Mr. W.E. “Ed” Dendy, 80, of Portales, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 2, 1923, in Olustee, Okla., to Bessie and Carl Dendy. The Dendy family came to Portales from Olustee, Okla., in 1927. In 1943 he was drafted to serve in […]

McClelland, Robert

Robert McClelland Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert Joseph McClelland, 80, a retired auto mechanic from Clovis, died, Monday, May 31, 2004, in his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Olean, New York, to John and Lula McClelland. Mr. McClelland was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Lily Taylor, Estella Worrod, […]

Kizer, Melvin

Melvin Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. Melvin Kizer, 67, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Lingo, to Ivy and Bill Kizer. He grew up in Lingo and Hiway. At age 16 he went to work in the oil fields around Hobbs. From […]

Weddings 2/22

Schumpert Natalie Broglie of Kauai, Hawaii, and Scott Schumpert of Clovis were joined in marriage on Jan. 26, 2004, in Portales. Magistrate Judge Jane Martin performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Susan Broglie of Kauai and the late Earl Broglie. The bridegroom is the son of Geri Schumpert of Clovis and the […]

Bell, Patsy

Patsy Bell Services: Have been held. Patsy Bell, 57, of Lubbock died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. She was born on June 20, 1946, in Borger, Texas, to Paul B. and Lena B. Scroggins. She graduated from Tascosa High School and attended Amarillo Community College. She married Willie A. Bell on Dec. 8, 1966, in Vega, […]

Hobbs, Maxine

Maxine Hobbs Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maxine Hobbs, 82, of Portales, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at her home. She was born on April 26, 1921, in Dutch Mills, Ark., to Cora and Robert Hodges. She grew up in Dutch Mills. She graduated as valedictorian of her eighth-grade class. She married H.B. “Homer” Hobbs […]