‘Tumbleweed’ author was jack of all trades

Don McAlavy In my column of Oct. 8, I wrote about a tumbling weed, which produced true love by carrying a message across the Texas Panhandle. The fictional story was written by Reuben Boone in 1920. A lot of people, including my editor, asked me who was Reuben Boone. I didn’t know until Toby Phipps […]

Dampier, Barney Lamar Jr.

BARNEY DAMPIER Services: Have been held. Mr. Barney Lamar Dampier Jr., 69, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 12, 1934, in Enigma, Ga., to Lamar and Leta Curry Dampier. He served in the United States Marine Corps and after that in the Merchant Marine. He […]

Some are veterans because ‘it was the right thing to do’

Freedom Newspapers We will honor our nation’s military veterans with a holiday on Tuesday, for all the blood and anguish and separation they’ve endured in the name of freedom. Veterans Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs tells us (www.appc1.va.gov/vetsday) is set aside to thank and honor those who served honorably in the military. “Veterans Day […]

Honors 11/2

Romero Brenda Romero of Lubbock has been promoted to director of Customer Management Group (CMG) Facilities North America effective Oct. 1. She is the daughter of Bobby and Theresa Sandoval of Clovis and she is a 1979 graduate of Clovis High School.

95th Birthday

Wilson Eva Wilson of Clovis will celebrate her 95th birthday at noon on Wednesday at the home of her daughter. The celebration will be hosted by her children, Arnold Wilson and Lucille Johnson, both of Clovis, and John Wilson of Portales. She was born on Oct. 29, 1908, in Omaha, Texas. She has three children; […]

The woman in the sunbonnet leaves legacy that will never die

By Jack King Teola Artman was a mainstay in Clovis-area scouting for more than 50 years. Artman, who moved to Clovis in 1930 with her husband Emery, a signal supervisor with the Santa Fe railroad, became a den mother in 1937, when her son, Neil, joined the Cub Scouts. Later, she became a troop leader […]

Wall, Jimmy

Jimmy Wall Services: Have ben held. Mr. Jimmy R. Wall, 60, of Dora, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 19, 1943, in Atlanta, Texas, to Ivy and Earlton Wall. He graduated from Three Way High School in 1961 in Maple, Texas. He enlisted in […]

Collins, Lillie

Lillie Collins Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lillie Mae Collins, 73, of Texico, a housewife, died Monday, July 7,2003, in Clovis. She was born on March 26, 1930, in Lone Wolf, Okla., to Sam and Amy Wilson Prater. She married Clark Collins on Feb. 6, 1982, in Clovis. She was raised in California and Melrose. […]

Jackson, James

James Jackson Services: Have been held. Mr. James Edward “J.J.” Jackson, 70, of Clovis, a car salesman, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 26, 1933, in Post, Texas, to Charles and Addie Gray Jackson. He played football for the Carlsbad Cavemen and graduated from […]

Dutton, June

June Dutton Services: Are not scheduled. Mrs. June Louise Dutton, 81, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Portland, Ore. She was born on June 20, 1922, in Washington State, to Michael and Mary Wasik. She had lived in Clovis since 1990. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis Dutton; […]