12/18 Club notes

Beta Phi Beta Phi members held their December business meeting with hostesses Carman and Joy Richards. Carman, chapter president, called the meeting to order and recited the Opening Ritual and gave the devotional. Mary Ann Vinson, recording and corresponding secretary, read the minutes and letters received for chapter news. Treasurer Collene Baldwin also distributed her […]

Organizations

CNJ Staff El Portal The NSDAR El Portal Chapter met at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at 104 E. 17st in Portales. The hostess was Carolyn Thompson. The program subject was Washington, D.C. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the meeting. Members present were Cori Snobble, Carol Nash, Vicky Stratton, Wanda Dunn, Bess Jones, E. C. […]

Members of the Red Hat Society return to CCC to keep learning

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Ione Wood, left, and Valerie Benedix, right, are members of the Clovis Community College Red Hat Society or also known as the Frivolous Floozies. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The classes the women take aren’t conventional, and neither are the women. Nancy Bartholomew exercises in the Clovis Community College swimming […]

Clovis music book continues after co-author’s death

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1997 my musician friend Larry Buchanan discovered that Waldo O’Neal, who moved to Clovis and is buried in the W. 7th cemetery, had written five songs which were recorded by the famous Blue Yodeler, Jimmie Rodgers. Larry and I decided to write a book on music made in and […]

Reporter’s notebook: Altrusa chapter receives grant

Kathy Travis works daily to ensure hundreds of people across in New Mexico have a hot, nutritious meal. Travis is the president of Clovis chapter of Altrusa, a volunteer service organization that founded the food bank and Meals on Wheels. The Clovis chapter, which serves nine counties, recently received a $10,000 grant from ConAgra Foods. […]

Clerk predicts flood of bankruptcies

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer If anyone is gonna go for broke, they’re gonna do it now. At least that’s what U.S. Bankruptcy Court clerk for New Mexico Norman Meyer predicts will happen in droves from now until Oct. 17 when a new bankruptcy law goes into effect. Officially called the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention […]

Liston, Billy J.

Billy John Liston Services: Have been held. Billy John Liston, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 21, 1936, in Sudan, Texas, to John and Evelyn Gummelt Liston. He graduated from Texas Tech University. He started the Clovis Chapter of Ducks Unlimited […]

Let’s protect our outdoors

by Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Perhaps you have never heard of Jay “Ding” Darling, who was conservationist and cartoonist. During the Depression years, Darling was among those who were influential in the founding of Ducks Unlimited. According to local chapter president John McNeil, Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 to his knowledge, the country’s largest […]

Egg-roll sale helps Red Cross meet goal

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer After a month of cooking, selling and delivering more than 2,500 egg rolls, Clara Hawkins donated $2,225 to the Red Cross Zia chapter Monday for the tsunami relief fund. With her donation, the Clovis-based Red Cross Zia chapter has raised more than $10,000 as of Monday to aid victims […]

Fowler, Ruby

Ruby Lee (Lain) Fowler, 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born on May 24, 1924, in Lockney, Texas, to Jack and Minnie Lain. She married Gerald Fowler in Raton on Dec. 24, 1945. She worked for Meals on Wheels and the Crisis Center. She was a […]

Hairy therapy: Pets help heal local elderly

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sometimes a friendly face and furry back is exactly what the doctor ordered. That is what Dorothy Nelson, 52, of the American Cancer Society believes. She just certified her personal pet, Mookie, as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International and joined the local chapter of Therapaws, which uses […]

Girls over 50 just want to have fun

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers There are no rules. No dues. No committees. No officers. No charity work. No men allowed. No set meeting dates. No actual meetings or parliamentary procedure. And absolutely no responsibilities. The only requirements to be a member of the Red Hat Society is you must be a woman age 50 […]

Coming home another chapter in life

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” — T.S. Eliot, 1943 Last week’s final episode of “Frasier” left me in tears. I’ve found this TV psychiatrist’s dry sense of humor […]

Organizations 3/21

Encanto Garden Club Curt and Lisa Jaynes from Garden Source Nursery and Landscaping gave a program on Gardening, Garden Supplies, Gifts, Bedding Plants and General Landscape, when the Encanto Garden Club met on March 9 in the home of Betty Dunlap. President Betty Dunlap presided over the business meeting and a financial report was heard. […]

Friends say accident victims were ‘careful’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Members of the motorcycle club to which Timothy “Patch” Lasiter and Johnnie “Dutch” Vankleeck belonged said they couldn’t believe the two were killed in an early Sunday morning crash. Both belonged to different chapters of the “Brotherhood of 74” motorcycle club, named for a type of Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Lasiter was president […]

American Red Cross: They come through

By Eric Butler The American Red Cross is well-known as a group that comes to the aid of victims of large-scale disasters around the globe. However, the Clovis-based Zia Chapter of the Red Cross aims to help local people in need too. And no one is happier about that than Rosemary Madrid. Last summer, Madrid’s […]

Tony Evans challenges community leaders

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Dr. Tony Evans speaks about overcoming hopelessness Thursday at Marshall Junior High School. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Gary Mitchell Dallas evangelist Tony Evans told a Thursday crusade audience of 350 to 400 people he had a theme verse for the proposed Matt. 25 Project to renovate the old Memorial Hospital — Jeremiah 29:11. […]

Club Notes, Sept. 14

Beta Phi Beta Phi members held their first business meeting Sept. 2 under the leadership of new officers; president, Patsy Lorenz, vice president, Gwen Williams, treasurer, Collene Baldwin, corresponding secretary, Carman Richard, recording secretary, Margie Caballero, parliamentarian, June Patrick and educational director, Ms. Richard. Reports were given by Mary Ann Vinson stating that the chapter […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Coming Home

Holy Jets, Batman! CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates, 27th Fighter Wing commander at Cannon, may have discovered a sure-fire way to protect air crews and aircraft. Just before the 524th Fighter Squadron was to be deployed to what was then Operation Southern Watch in the Persian Gulf, he called a few […]