Six file for mayoral race

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The list of Clovis’ mayoral candidates swelled to six on Tuesday as a retired restaurant owner and city newcomer joined four candidates who announced last month. Rudy Kumar, a respiratory therapist who moved to Clovis just a few days ago from California, and Mario Martinez, a longtime Clovis resident, […]

God’s love best wedding gift of all 

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist My oldest son, Chris, recently married his loving and lovely fiancee, Shayla. I’m so proud of them both. They’re enjoying the warmth of the sun and a beautiful beach right now, and I’m basking in the glow of thanksgiving right here, just knowing that Chris and Shayla are husband and […]

Christensen, Lila

Lila Christensen, 85, of Lubbock, died Friday, June 23, 2006.   She was born Sept. 5, 1920, in Clovis to Hilary and Ruby Lee (Cook) Looper. Her parents raised her in Clovis. She married F.B. “Chris” Christensen on June 2, 1948. They moved to Lubbock in 1954 and established Chris’ Rexall Drug. He preceded her in […]

Hagglund, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Charlotte Hagglund, 77, of Phoenix died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Phoenix. Born in Germany on May 27, 1929, she married Robert Dean Hagglund on Feb. 25, 1955, and then moved to the United States. She lived in Phoenix for 19 years. She is survived by her husband; daughter Chris Brockett (and husband, Dave) […]

Cook, Chris

Chris Cook, 51, of Amarillo, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, March 11, 2006. Born Sept. 11, 1954, in Roswell, he had lived in Amarillo for more than a year. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and former employee of the Veteran’s Administration. He enjoyed working on cars, and was a loving, […]

Lavonia Hand

Lavonia Hand, 92, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Jim Wells County, Texas, to Proctor David and Emma Ethel Arrant Taylor. She married D.G. “Bub” Hand on Dec. 28, 1931, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on their ranch. […]

Baglien, Christopher E. “Chris”

Christopher Eugene “Chris” Baglien, 48, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 25, 1956, to Eugene and Anne White Baglien in Wimpole, England. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1975. He married Trudy Wiggins on March 15, 1980 in Clovis. He was a […]

Roberts, Lillian

Lillian Juanita Glidewell Roberts Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Mrs. Lillian Juanita Glidewell Roberts, 83, of Santa Fe died Aug. 30, 2005 at her son’s residence in Santa Fe. She was born May 8, 1922, in Evansville, Ark., to Fred and Eula Pierson Denton. Family members said she moved to Santa Fe from […]

In Tribute: Chris Baglien

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Chris Baglien was a loving family man who had a hunger for food, cars and gadgets. His wife, Trudy, said even in his final days, her husband only thought about others. “When he was in the hospital and people would come to see him, he said, ‘how are you, […]

Hybrid vehicles on rise

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A small emblem on the back of Michael Lee’s silver SUV declares it different. It is a hybrid car, powered by gas and electricity. Lee, 54, a railroad engineer, wishes it were bigger. “More people might ask me about the car,” Lee said, breaking slowly for a red light […]