Retirement

Danny Padilla By Patsy Padilla: Special to the CNJ Thirty-five years ago my husband Danny Padilla was looking for his career. A persistent man he was indeed. He would go to the UPS Center on North Prince every morning just to see if they were hiring. He knew at the time they were not but […]

Reporter’s notebook: Local plucks dog from river

Nick Baglien says Danny Reed of Clovis deserves to be called a hero after he recently saved Baglien’s dog from drowning on a camping and motorcycle trip to Red River. Baglien and his wife Sharon take their dogs camping with them. Pogo, a 15-year old cocker spaniel-poodle mix, got out of the couple’s RV and […]

Good tamales don’t come from can

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Tamales. There, on the front page of a Sunday edition of the “Clovis News Journal,” was a picture of tamales being made. Now, didn’t that make me hungry? Marie Gomez was working with a bunch of masa, some tasty-looking pork and a pan of corn husks. She was making tamales […]

Bruno, Clifford

Mr. Clifford Bruno, 79, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 in Portales. He was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Beckley, W. Va., to Theresa and Pete Bruno. He grew up in West Virginia, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army at 16 and spent his career in the military where he served […]

In tribute: Danny Thomas

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Family members remember Danny Thomas as a talented musician with a big heart — and an ugly dog. Aunt Bobbie Banister said she will miss his singing most of all. “One man told me one time that if you drink just three beers, (Thomas) would sound like Willie Nelson,” […]

Ruther, Danny

Danny Ruther Services: Have been held. Danny Ruther, 21, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 16, 1984, in Hollister, Calif. He grew up in Floyd where he attended school. He graduated from Centennial High School in Utica, Neb., in 2002. He traveled for […]

Dilbeck, David Oliver

David Oliver Dilbeck Mr. David Oliver Dilbeck, 78, of Clovis, retired from the Santa Fe Railroad, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 21, 1925, in Watumka, Okla., to James and Mary Dilbeck. He married Lena J. Taylor on Jan. 27, 1947, in Tucumcari. He served […]

Fuller, Louise

Services: Have been held. Louise Fuller, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 27, 1926, in Talpa, Texas, to Drusel and Eargle Berry. She grew up in Runnels County, Texas, where she attended school. Upon graduation, she moved to Galveston, Texas, where she […]

Stockton, Danny

Danny Stockton Services: Have been held. Mr. Danny Stockton, 52, of Melrose, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1951, in Tucumcari, to George and Anina Norris Stockton. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1969. He married Rhonda Clifton Aug. 23, 1970. He […]