Church profile: Parkland Baptist Church

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Name of church: Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis Who’s in charge: Pastor Doug Brooks Location: 921 Parkland Drive in Clovis Services: Sunday —8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services —8:30 and 10:30 a.m. KidzLife Good time to visit: Call 763-6812 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a convenient […]

No. 17 Mules post win over Hounds

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior center Alonzo Brooks led four Central Missouri players in double figures with 24 points and the 17th-ranked Mules pulled away with a 14-0 run which spanned halftime on Saturday for a 92-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Central Missouri Classic. Brooks went 11-of-14 from the field […]

2/12 Weddings

Jackson/Brooks Kelly Jackson and Jeffrey Brooks, both of Albuquerque, were joined in marriage Jan. 7, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. The Revs. Donna Kay Jackson and David Okerberg performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Douglas and Rev. Donna Kay Jackson of Edgewood, NM The groom is the […]

Brooks, Iva

Iva Brooks Services: Have been held. Mrs. Iva Brooks, 87, of Portales, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on June 15, 1918, in the Causey-Lingo area at a settlement known as Emzy, to Iva and Reubier L. Waller. She grew up in the Emzy-Lingo area and […]

Griffin , James

James Griffin Services: Have been held. James Edward “Jim” Griffin, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1929, in Stamford, Texas, to Noah Anderson and Amanda Corrine Jones. He was baptized in the First Christian Church and graduated in 1947 from Breckenridge High School in […]

Portales schools name leader

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A former Portales school teacher was named the district’s superintendent on Monday night. Randy Fowler, a field service agent for the Region 18 Education Services Center in Midland, Texas, the past six years, said he worked for the Portales school district for 19 years — from 1974 to […]

Purcell, Margaret

Services:have been held. Margaret Cleo Shafer Purcell, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 9, 1921, in Endee, to Willie Lea and Annie Franklin Shafer. She was a longtime resident of Clovis. She married Raymond E. Purcell on Dec. 22, 1938, in […]

Referee Jennings retiring whistle

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis’ Brooks Jennings has been one of the most long-lasting and respected members of the New Mexico high school officiating circle. Jennings donned the black-and-white stripes for the last time Saturday in Roswell. Jennings, 68, is a former boys coach at Clovis High (1962-69) and a former athletic director at […]

Last year’s leading scorer out for Zias

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — On the eve of the start of the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s race, Eastern New Mexico University acting head coach Dustin Klafka said Monday that senior guard Laci Lee will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury. Lee, a four-year regular, has missed […]

Shipley, Ruby M.

Ruby Myrel Shipley Services:Have been held. Ruby Myrel Shipley, 83, of Clovis, co-owner of Fred Shipley Furniture, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Snyder, Okla., to Amos and Vera Jasper Louallen. She married Fred Shipley on March 15, 1936, in Olton, Texas. She […]