Local area rewards sacrifice

By Tony Parra Students at Dora schools lost a classmate in an automobile accident last weekend. In a show of support to Clayton Stokes’ family, they donated more than $6,000 to help with their friend’s funeral expenses. That was money they’d been saving for their school prom. Now eastern New Mexico residents are responding to […]

Dora’s Stokes had zest for life

By Mike Linn DORA — Almost two dozen Dora High School students squeezed into the principal’s office Monday to remember Clayton Stokes, an energetic and mischievous junior who died late Saturday night in an automobile accident. Clayton was the starting point guard on Dora High’s basketball team and earned the nickname “spark plug,” for his […]

Washington, Rosa Darlene

Rosa Darlene Washington Services: Have been held. Rosa Darlene Washington, 56, of Earth, Texas, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in Littlefield, Texas. She was born on July 24, 1947, in Clovis, to Robert D. Williams and Bessie Johnson. She attended public schools in Clovis. She married Marvin Washington on Dec. 22, 2000, in […]

Waide, Clay

Clay Waide Services: Have been held. Clay Waide, 83, of Clovis, an electrical contractor, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 4, 1920, in Ochiltree County, Texas, to Garrett and Beulah Allen Waide. He was a member of Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. He married Nell Cogdill on Dec. […]

Regional officials puzzled by vote results

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local officials are still scratching their heads and trying to determine what Tuesday’s election results mean for their future. New Mexico voters passed a proposal on Tuesday reorganizing the state department of education and placing it under the authority of the governor, but the outcome of a second vote to increase […]

Clovis school officials question ratings

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis school officials are worried that new legislation has created unfair assessment standards. During a special administrator’s meeting on Monday called to address new federal legislation and tightened state rules, Clovis superintendent Neil Nuttall said the rules led to four Clovis schools — W.D. Gattis Junior High, Parkview Elementary, Cameo Elementary […]

Writing offers inspiration for former teacher

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Joan Clayton’s book, “Each Day is a Gift,” is available at Southwest Books and More in Portales and Master’s Books and Gifts in Clovis. Photo by Lisa Sonnenschein. By Gary Mitchell When Joan Clayton retired from teaching school several years ago, she felt her days of usefulness were all but over. How wrong she was. […]

Day drive includes dinosaurs

By Angela Peacock ? Less than a three-hour drive north of Clovis is one of the largest discovery of dinosaur tracks in the world. Clayton Lake State Park, located 12 miles north of Clayton, is home to more than 500 dinosaur tracks. The prehistoric footprints, which experts say were made more than 100 million years […]