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, […]

Shareholders overwhelmingly approve Freedom deal

By Gary Gentile LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shareholders of Freedom Communications Inc. overwhelmingly approved a partnership with two investment companies that preserves one of the last family-owned media companies. The deal, announced late Wednesday, allows some family members to cash out their shares. That prospect caused other family members to fear they would lose editorial […]

Wilson, Ruby Joyce Bell

Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born on May 6, 1927, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Cora Lee and Conrad T. Bell. She was raised in the Rogers community where she attended school. She attended […]

Kisella, Billie

Billie Kisella Services: Have been held Billie Kisella, 77, of Monroe, Wash., formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, in Monroe, Wash. She was born on Sept. 23, 1926, to Torrence and Vada Reed. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Wilt of Monroe, Wash., Joy Caswell of […]

Freedom won’t be sold, agrees to partnership

FREEDOM NEWS SERVICE IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., whose fractious family owners have been bitterly divided over how to let some of their shareholders cash out, said Tuesday its board of directors has endorsed a plan that will leave intact the libertarian legacy of company founder and patriarch Raymond C. Hoiles. Irvine, California-based Freedom, […]

Clovis possible site for baseball team

CNJ STAFF Clovis is one of more than a dozen cities being considered for an independent baseball league team, according to the league president. Bob Lipp, president of the Southwestern League, said Clovis is attractive because of its location, demographics and it has a solid baseball facility in Bell Park. “It’s a good fit because […]

Fahnert, Joseph Jr.

Joseph Fahnert Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Joseph “Joe” Allan Fahnert Jr., 84, of Clovis, a retired printer, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born May 30, 1919, in New Orleans, to Joseph Allan and Theresa Helena Fahnert. He served in the U.S. Army. Upon separation he […]

Clovis Christian coasts in opener

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis Christian’s Mikyhla Petty (left) and Mara Bell double team Gateway Christian’s Crystal Hernandez during Tuesday’s match at CCHS. Rick White A slight bout of opening-night jitters was about the only fault Clovis Christian coach Ceil Boatman could find as the Eagles cruised to a three-set win over Gateway Christian. Riding […]

Old locomotive bell making CHS home

By Don McAlavy In the name of school spirit, five Clovis High students scaled a fence protecting the old locomotive at Hillcrest Park in 1959 and made off with the train’s bell. The five boys never told anybody that it was them that “borrowed the bell” which can still be heard today ringing at Clovis […]