‘Dear Bobby’ heals the pessimist folks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I came out of the closet a few years ago, admitting the authorship of “Dear Abby” columns in newspapers. It began when my identity was exposed by a composing room boo-boo that placed my picture over a “Dear Abby” column. It turned out to be beneficial, however, because I no […]

Beeler, Bobby R.

Bobby Ray Beeler Service: Have been held. Bobby Ray “BeBop” Beeler, 62, of Anadarko, Okla., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, in Oklahoma City. He was born July 28, 1941, in Anadarko to John A. and Velora Truex Beeler. He married Portales native Marcella A. Grimes on Jan. 20, 1967, and they made their home in […]

Gras, Bobby

Bobby Gras Services: Have been held. Bobby Gras, 47, of Levelland, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He was born May 28, 1956, in Portales. In 1979 he moved to Levelland from Portales. He was active in league bowling in Levelland and was on a number of championship teams. […]

Perish the thought of prayer in schools

Ned Cantwell Wanda and Joe are in a stew as they brood over morning coffee in their modest Las Cruces home. Worry lines crease their faces. “So, what do you think? Shall we let him go to school this morning,” Wanda wonders? “Him” is son Bobby, a sophomore at Las Cruces High. “I’m at wit’s […]

Lancaster, Lucille

Lucille Lancaster Services: Have been held. Lucille Lancaster, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mrs. Lancaster was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Ranchvale to William and Rosa Lane Mills. She was the youngest of seven children. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and […]

Clovis’ wildcat now behind glass

By Don McAlavy Starting at 10 a.m. today, the Clovis-Carver Public Library will display Bobby Wildcat for two weeks before he is taken back to Clovis High School. Our 53-year-old stuffed-and-mounted CHS mascot is now in his own new glass case, courtesy of the CHS Class of 1953, which met in Clovis last weekend. When […]

Clovis native gets a charge out of his job

By Don McAlavy Bobby Hagler has made a name for himself as a civil engineer. In the last 30 years he has been designing and building electric transmission lines and substations from North Dakota to California. He was raised on the outskirts of Clovis. He is the son of Bob and Chris Hagler of Clovis. […]

Exercise care in selecting a blog service

By Tom DiFrancesca Thanks for the visits — the visits to my Web site, that is. Traffic to the site seems to be on the increase. Now that I’ve installed a site-based search engine, I can track what kind of things my readers are interested in — and then write about those subjects. Speaking of […]

Clovis has history, roots in rock ’n’ roll

By Ned Cantwell Peggy Sue was at the Spencer Theater on a recent Saturday evening. No, wait. I don’t think you are paying close attention here. I said Peggy Sue was at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso. Not just Peggy Sue. I mean PEGGY SUE. As in “I love you, Peggy Sue, with a love […]

Zientara, George

George Zientara Services: Have been held. Mr. George Zientara, 55, of Clovis, a mechanic/motorcycle fabricator, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 26, 1947, in Decatur, Ill., to Auguste and Marie “Linthicum” Zientara. He moved to Clovis when he was 6 years old and worked in his dad’s body […]