Terry-Burkett, Musette

Musette Terry-Burkett, 88, of Portales died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Mexia, Texas, to Burr and Maggie Nichols Kennedy. She married Bob W. Terry Aug. 26, 1933, in Portales. They lived, farmed and operated a dairy west of Portales. She was employed by […]

Moore, Robert L. “Bob”

Robert Lee “Bob” Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Aug. 3, 1918, to Charles Oscar and Lockey Ola Clayton Moore in Dimmitt, Texas. He married Elizabeth Bell on Feb. 24, 1940, in Clovis. He was a manager at Arrow Gas Company and farmed […]

Bob Ware, Verald Blandford

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Bob Ware Date of birth: May 4, 1928 Dates of service: October 1946 to March 1948 Hometown: Clovis Lives […]

Modern days could use Howdy Doody morality

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Editor’s note: The following column is being rerun at the request of a reader. As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big fan Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob […]

Couple on a mission: Rescue man’s best friend

By Tonya Garner A cacophony of barks greet Clovis residents Bob and Carol Baker as they enter the rear room of the Clovis Animal Shelter. A tour of the room with the Bakers reveals a dozen or so dogs separated by metal cages, temporary homes for lost, stray and unwanted canines of various temperaments, breeds […]

Pop Echols important cog of Clovis music scene

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columinist Editor’s note: As told by Odis Echols Jr. to Don McAlavy on Sept. 4, 1998. In late 1953 my father, Odis “Pop” Echols bought the KCLV radio station in Clovis. To make ends meet, we put together shows from Clovis and went on the road to places such as Muleshoe, […]

Merritt, Peggy J.

Peggy J. Merritt Services: Have been held. Peggy Jane Merritt, 69, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 5, 1935, in Encino, to Ted and Ruth (Birchfield) Young. She was raised and attended school at Encino, graduating with the class of 1954. She married Neuman Merritt […]

Dodd, B.J.

B.J. Dodd Services: Have been held. Mr. B.J. “Bill” Dodd, 82, of Melrose, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 30, 1922, in Crowell County, Texas, to R.E. and Helen May Dodd. He married Mary Doyle on Dec. 13, 1941, in Portales. Family members said […]

6/3 amos: a rodeo comes to bugtussle

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. a rodeo comes to bugtussle boss whoever first spoke or sang – i love a parade – must have been misquoted i […]

Pets bring wild world into living room

By Grant McGee The Lady of the House has returned from spring break in the Florida Panhandle. She came back with tales of shopping, finding Roosevelt County Valencia peanuts on sale in the Sunshine State, shopping, all the rain, shopping, the beaches, shopping, eating lots of seafood, shopping, visiting her family and shopping. She also […]

Swopes, Raymond

Services: Have been held. Mr. Raymond Durwood Swopes, 74, of Roswell, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his home in Roswell. He was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Melrose, to Edna and Walter Swopes. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1939. From 1949 until 1977 he was employed by the state Highway Department. […]

2/8 Business Digest

Company to become K-Bob’s franchisee A publicly traded company has agreed to become a franchisee in the K-Bob’s restaurants, said Ed Tinsley, president and chief executive officer of K-Bob’s USA. The first K-Bob’s Steakhouse was opened in 1966 in Clovis, according to the company Web site. In return for a long-term $1.5 million loan to […]

Walley, Bob Sr.

Bob Walley Sr. Services: Have been held. Bob Walley Sr., 67, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 14, 1938, to Clarence and Nettie McKinney Walley in Marked Tree, Ark. He married Delores Clubb on Nov. 19, 1955, in St. Anns, Mo. He was […]

Lee, Anna Fay

Anna Fay Lee Services: Have been held. Mrs. Anna Fay Lee, 88, of Elida, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Oct. 4, 1916, in Tahoka, Texas, to Fay and Clayton Standefer. She was the oldest of eight children born to the Standefer family. She grew […]

Starkey, Robert

Robert Starkey Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert Don (Bob) Starkey, 61, of Mesquite, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, in Terrell, Texas. He was born on July 24, 1943, in Floydada, Texas, to Robert J. “Bob” and Cleo Davis Starkey. He moved to Clovis in 1946 and in 1961 graduated from Clovis High School, […]

The secret archives of boyhood projects

Bob Huber You’ve probably never heard of the World War II coastal fortifications on Long Island known as the Marginal Line, built to keep the European forces of evil in check. Frankly, I hadn’t either until recently when secret archives of that great project were opened to me. What happened was… Two patriots, Don and […]

Starkey, Eula J.

Eula Jeanie Starkey Services: Have been held. Eula Jeanie Starkey, 53, of Clovis, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 6, 1950, in Clovis, to Robert J. “Bob” and Celo Davis Starkey. She was a telephone operator for ENMR/Plateau for 10 years. She was a […]

the great bugtussle rodeo

Gary Mitchell and amos: A view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. boss whoever first spoke or sang – i love a parade – […]

Purcell, Margie

Margie Purcell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Melrose, to Bessie Mae and Charles R. Vance. She attended school at McAlister and House, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948. She married Bill Purcell […]

Lefty dictionary holds meanings of life

By Bob Huber If you have a left-handed dictionary in your bathroom like I do, you know the many blissful hours that can be spent in scholarly, fun-filled repose. I fostered my own reference book back in the dark ages and added to it over the years, which made my wife Marilyn comment, “If you’re […]