Christmas trees auctioned for charity

By CNJ staff Eleven fully decorated Christmas trees are being auctioned off to benefit cancer research. Bidding for the silent auction, which is being held at the Master’s Centre, 810 E. 21st St., closes at noon today. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. The 11 Douglas firs were decorated […]

Ex-CHS standout Pinckney transfers to Dallas Baptist

CNJ staff DALLAS — Justin Pinckney, a 2004 Clovis High graduate, has transferred from Abilene Christian to Dallas Baptist this year and will be a part of the Patriots’ inaugural basketball season. Pinckney spent two years at Abilene Christian and will be a redshirt sophomore this season. In 2005-06, he played in 20 games and […]

Dallas Baptist tops Zias

CNJ staff DALLAS — Mandy Gomez scored twice in the second half on Saturday, rallying Dallas Baptist to a 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico in women’s college soccer. Trailing 1-0 midway through the first half, the Zias (3-4) got goals from freshman forward Leslie Weber and senior midfielder Anna Funck in a span of […]

Price, Blanche

Blanche Price, 75, of Portales, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Oct. 22, 1930, in Floyd, to Virgie and Moses B. Hawkins, she was a 1948 Floyd High School graduate. While she was still in high school, she was a school bus driver. After graduating from high school, she […]

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, […]

Kerley, Kyle K.

Kyle Kevin Kerley, 37, of San Angelo, Texas, and formerly of Ruidoso and Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in San Angelo. He was born Sept. 23, 1968, in San Angelo. He graduated from Clovis High School and Trade School College in Roswell. He was preceded in death by his father in 1985 and his […]

Zelfa Goad Younger

Zelfa Goad Younger, 99, of Melrose, and formerly of Texico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Pecan Gap, Texas, to Emily Saloma and Charles Lee Goad. She grew up in the Fairview community near Claude, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in teacher […]

Miller, J. Howard

Longtime photographer J. Howard Miller, 86, of Dallas died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Dallas. He was born in Wellington, Kan., on Dec. 15, 1918, to Carl and Viola Miller. He grew up in Clovis. While in college, he worked newspaper assignments for the Clovis News Journal. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1936 […]

Faithful fan finally sees team in action

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Joe Martinez Sr. holds a signed Dallas Cowboys training camp flag in his “Cowboys” room Friday at his home in Clovis. Martinez, who is fighting cancer, saw his first Cowboys’ game in person. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Joe Martinez Sr. spends numerous hours a month at Plains Regional Medical […]

Nation’s poor better off than thought

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Despite claims that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, poverty is nowhere near the problem it was yesteryear — at least for those who want to work. Talk about the poor getting poorer tugs at the hearts of decent people and squares nicely with the agenda of […]

Kimbrough, Almeda “Kay”

Almeda “Kay” Valrie Kimbrough, 81, of Dallas, died on Sept. 24, 2005.  She was born Jan. 9, 1924, to Walter Oliver and Mary Lavinia (Pierce) Kimbrough in Childress, Texas. The family moved to the Clovis area in 1925, and she graduated from Clovis High School in 1941. She received a bachelor of science degree from […]

Bush policies not in line with limiting government

Freedom Newspapers It’s not exactly news that President George W. Bush has pursued policies that are far from the ideals of limited, constitutional government that we endorse on the editorial pages. But the president’s performance at his Rose Garden news conference Tuesday was unimpressive even by our rather low expectations. Asked about the potential avian […]

Clovis native helps woman in distress

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Duke Younger boarded Southwest Airlines flight 533 on June 6 in Dallas on his way to Albuquerque for business. Little did he know just outside of Lubbock, he would aid in perhaps saving the life of a female passenger, whose name he never caught. Younger, a former Clovis resident […]

Terry, Violet

Violet Terry Services:Have been held. Mrs. Violet Opal Terry, 99, of Dora, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 25, 1905, in Ellis County, Texas, to Laura and Harvey Johnson. She and her husband owned and operated Terry’s Grocery in Dallas from 1930 to 1945. They moved to eastern […]

Sizemore, Glen Jackson

Glen Jackson Sizemore Services:Have been held. Glen Jackson Sizemore, 89, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born on Sept. 7, 1916, in Dallas, to Oscar and Ollie Jackson Sizemore. He moved to Roswell in 1926. While in Roswell he attended school and at the age of 12 began painting […]

Mancillas , Michelle

Michelle Rae “Little” Mancillas, 27, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 20, 1976, in Okinawa, Japan, to Dallas Ray Jr. and Frances Annick Phillips Akers. She married Willie Mancillas on April 4, 2003, in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was a certified nurse in Templeton, Calif. She was […]

Carlyle, Lillian

Lillian Carlyle Services:,/b> Have been held. Lillian Rose Carlyle, infant, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, in Dallas. She was born on Sept. 8, 2004, in Dallas, to Jason and Rebecca Reid Carlyle. Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Doug and Ritchie Reid of Clovis and Glenn and Robbie Carlyle of Plano, Texas; great-grandparents, Billie […]

Weddings/Engagements/Anniversaries

• Engagements Maggio-Warrick Bill and Becky Ingram and Don and Jannette Maggio of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Allyson Maggio of Clovis, to Clifford Warrick of Portales, son of Mark and Debby Warrick of Corrales. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2004, at First United […]

Grant would fund flights to Dallas

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor For the third time in as many years, Clovis Municipal Airport Manager Stephen Summers is banking on a federal grant to help send passengers to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. And he has a heavy hitter backing his proposal. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., on Wednesday threw his support toward […]

Austin group to meet McClure in Clovis

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Austin Community College officials did not select a new school president at Tuesday evening’s board meeting in Austin, Texas. Clovis Community College President Dr. Beverly McClure is one of two finalists vying for the open position. Robert Aguero, vice chancellor of educational affairs at Dallas Community College, is the other candidate. According […]