Evil more frightening when ordinary

By Leonard Pitts “Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within.” — from a song by the Undisputed Truth Did you search for murder in Dennis Rader’s eyes? I certainly did. He looked disheveled and disgruntled, as anyone might in his or her mug shot. But did you see anything else? An […]

Dayhoff, Dennis

Dennis Dayhoff Services: Have been held. Dennis Dayhoff, 81, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 28, 1924, in Detroit, Kan., to Aaron and Bertha Hoover Dayhoff. He graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. He married Ramona Kekec on Nov. 21, 1951, in Pittsburg, […]

Vicious explosion rocked Tolar 60 years ago

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer On a quiet day in eastern New Mexico, Nov. 30, 1944, a train of 81 cars was traveling west out of Clovis. One of the crew members had detected a hot box under a fuel oil tanker car and the engineer was slowing the train to a stop west […]

Local mentor program regroups

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A new director has been appointed for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program of Curry and Roosevelt County. Christine Zamora said she started working in the office at 105 E. Grand on Aug. 16, 5 1/2 months after it closed over disputes with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Pecos Valley, the […]

Disaster flick relies on special effects

Ben Kessler: Ben to the movies A little anecdote: I walked into the theater to purchase my ticket and asked the lady behind the counter, “Can I have a ticket for ‘The Day After Tomorrow?’” To which she replied with a wry smile, “Sorry, we don’t sell advance tickets.” I thought I’d share that with […]

Local non-profit now a local branch

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Big Brothers-Big Sisters program of Curry and Roosevelt counties has become a branch of the agency based in Roswell, an organization’s official said. Jill Dennis, executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pecos Valley, said she hopes to have a program coordinator in Clovis by the middle […]

Cross, Dennis

Dennis Cross Services: Have been held. Dennis Lee Cross, 55, of Dallas, formerly of Clovis, died March 29, 2004, in Wise County, Texas. He was born on Oct. 17, 1948, in Clovis. He was a graduate and an avid fan of Texas Tech University. Survivors include a son, Brian Cross of Avondale, Ariz.; his mother, […]

New business licenses issued

The following business licenses were issued by the city of Clovis between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31. Clovis Family Healthcare Center 912 W. 21st. St. owner: Dr. Jon Shrader Dennis W. Baker Insurance Agency 807 Lexington St. owner: Dennis W. Baker The Tin Roof 2521 Fairway St. owner: Kim Ward Carylon Davis 2017 Glenarm St. […]

Dennis, Grace

Grace Dennis Services: Have been held. Grace Ruth Dennis, 89, of Bonham, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Fairview Nursing Home in Bonham, Texas. She was born on July 16, 1914, in Nolanbill, Texas, to John Clem and Maude May Lamb Edwards. She married Marshall C. Dennis on July 22, 1939, in Brownwood, Texas. […]

Hooked on fishing

By Janet Bresenham On the Saturday before Father’s Day, nothing beats spending a beautiful sunny day beside the lake fishing with your dad, your grandpa — or even your mom. “This is a good Father’s Day gift,” said Kenneth Bobo, who was watching his son Weston fish the waters of the big lake at Ned […]