April 20, 2008 Engagements

Ferris/Brown Scott and Donna Ferris of Dalhart, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Marie Ferris of Dalhart, to Gary Allan Brown of Grady. He is the son of Linda and Tommy Brown of Amarillo. The couple will exchange vows July 12, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Dalhart. The […]

Part 2: John Childers, killer who came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist We learned in part one John W. Childers Jr. survived a long court trial down in Las Cruces for killing a prominent attorney. Money and power behind the scenes caused Childers to be acquitted. His rich and powerful father and attorneys, with the help of three famous New Mexicans, aided […]

Nov. 6 Weddings, Anniversaries, Births, and Organizations

Organizations Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension Club met at the extension building on Friday, Oct. 28. Martha Brister and Marie Wells were the hostesses. Martha Watkins opened the meeting and handed out the by-laws of the club. Wessie White read the minutes and 17 members answered roll call. We discussed the coming annual banquet and […]

Pugh, Michael S.

Michael Shane Pugh Services: Have been held. Michael Shane Pugh, 41 of Lubbock died July 26, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 20, 1964, in Hereford, Texas, to Michael E. and Sherry Kay (Brown) Pugh. He graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1983. He was a volunteer at the Bowie Elementary School in […]

Gist, Jr., Everett H.

Everett H. Gist, Jr. Services: Have been held. Everett H. Gist, Jr., 77, of Dalhart, Texas, died Sunday, May 8, 2005. He was born on Feb. 11, 1928, in Sulfer, Okla. to Everett Horace Sr. and Myrtle Bee (Higgs) Gist. He was raised in Texhoma, Okla., and attended school on the Texas side and Oklahoma […]

Reporter’s notebook: Former Clovis resident inducted into hall of fame

Faye Plank is in the hall of fame. The 92-year-old former Clovis resident was inducted into the (Texas) Panhandle Press Association’s elite group earlier this month, more than 30 years after she began working as a reporter. Plank, who now lives in Dalhart, Texas, said she started her journalism career in the 1970s at the […]

Hampton, Lloyd Ray

Lloyd Ray Hampton Services: Have been held. Lloyd Ray Hampton, 59, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 28, 1946, in Clovis, to Gus and Lillis Hampton. He was a Vietnam veteran. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and owned his own truck for hauling cattle. […]

Flatt Jr., William

William Flatt Services: Have been held. William Flatt, Jr., 58, of Dalhart, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Dalhart. He was born on Jan. 28, 1946, in Tehachapi, Calif., to William and Delma Lee Flatt. He was raised in the Tatum area and graduated from Tatum High School. He cowboyed in New Mexico, Texas, […]

Former Clovis-area journalist earns hall of fame nomination

By Michelle Seeber At 91 years old, Faye Plank, a former Clovis journalist, recently was nominated to the Panhandle Press Association’s Hall of Fame for 2004. She didn’t make it this year, said Becki Lightfoot of the Panhandle Press Association. She is, however, still nominated for next year. Plank, who now lives in Dalhart, Texas, […]

CHS holiday tournament summaries

CNJ STAFF Boys Milk Cow Classic Quarterfinals Los Lunas 71, Amarillo Tascosa 61 Tascosa (5-8) — Kellen Morgan 11, Nick Gardner 8, Jason Harris 9, Josh Spencer 10, J.R. Scott 5, Jeffery Gilmore 5, Ben McColloch 9, Lonnell Edwards 4. Totals 22 9-13 61. Los Lunas (4-6) — Isaiah Herrera 21, Ron Ortiz 6, Richard […]

Lady Cats crush Dalhart

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Clovis senior Tyisha Brown looks to pass around a Dalhart defender. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White The lead grew exponentially, like an algebra equation gone haywire. Monique Walker’s layup and free throw gave Clovis a 16-6 lead 4 1/2 minutes into the game. A minute later, the first of Melissa Roberts’ five […]

Bridges, Cleta F.

CLETA BRIDGES Services: Have been held. Cleta Fay Bridges, 64, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 20, 1939, in Bochita, Okla., to Elmer and Evelyn Flippo Hathcoat. She went to school in Sand Springs, Okla., as a child and moved to Bonham, Texas, […]