Clovis church aims to become military-focused

Christina Calloway Central Baptist Church in Clovis is making an effort to serve military members by transitioning into becoming a military-focused church. Associate Pastor Dick Ross is one of the main members active in making this transition. “We want to become a military-focused church because we have a large number of military members at our […]

Anniversaries — Nov. 14

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Sullinger [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Dick and Mary “Liz” Sullinger will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 26, 2010, at the Master’s Centre conference room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Dick and Mary met by chance in the spring of 1946 as he was returning from his naval service in […]

Division III athletic director seeks to make move up to ENMU

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Dick Kaiser, currently the athletic director at Division III Defiance College in Ohio, is one of four finalists for the same position at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — Dick Kaiser was asked how he’d be able to make the transition from Division III Defiance College to Division II […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Dinosaur Trouble by Dick King-Smith was given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. Filled with dinosaur information, close calls, and hilarious word-play, this prehistoric adventure proves that friendship conquers all. Play “Red Wing” by Stan Welli chronicles four generations of a family […]

April 6, 2008 Birthdays

Sasser Duffy A. Sasser of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at Parkland Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 921 Parkland Drive. The celebration will be hosted by Duffy II and Chela Sasser, James Sasser and Dick and Nancye Gressett. Mr. Sasser was born April 9, 1918,

Nov. 18 Anniversary

Milton, Stevens Royce Milton and Carol Sue Stevens of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 3 at St. James Episcopal Parish Hall in Clovis. The reception was hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married Nov. 7, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Slaton, Texas. He is retired from the Air […]

Commission terminates county manager’s contract

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners voted Wednesday to terminate Dick Smith’s contract as county manager immediately. Smith submitted his notice of resignation last week, giving 60-days notice as required under contract. Commissioners had the option of terminating the contract sooner, which they did during Wednesday’s special meeting. “We’ve just chosen to […]

County manager to stay through January

Curry County Manager Dick Smith is citing unspecified personal reasons for his recent decision to step down. Smith, a former hospital administrator, said he is going back to the private sector where “I’m not stalked by the paparazzi,” a reference to scrutiny he’s received as a public official. Smith submitted his letter of resignation to […]

Curry County manager to resign

CNJ Staff Curry County Manager Dick Smith has submitted his letter of resignation, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed Friday. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday informing him Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Attempts to contact Dick Smith on Friday were unsuccessful. Assistant County Manager […]

8-26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Art of New Mexico: How the West Is One by Joseph Traugott was given by the faculty and staff of the West College of Education in memory of Ruth Gore. Some 225 selected works demonstrate the extent to which Native American, Hispanic and European-American […]

Wolverines fall to Canadian

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Texico found out crossing over into Texas makes a big difference. Matt Dickerson rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown and first-year starter Adam Cockrell added three touchdown passes Thursday to lead Class 2A Texas Panhandle power Canadian to a 39-0 win over Texico at Dick Bivins Stadium. Texico (1-1), which […]

Richard “Dick” Prokop

Editor’s note: Today’s profile ends a three-month series honoring area World War II veteran. Richard “Dick” Prokop Date of birth: May 1, 1926 Dates of service: 1942 to 1967 Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Theater and location of service: Philippines Branch: Navy and Air Force Rank: Technical sergeant Unit and specialty: Landing Ship for Tanks, gunner and […]

Muleshoe football capsule

CNJ staff Muleshoe vs. Perryton What: Texas Class 3A first-round playoff game. When, where: 8 p.m. (CDT) today at Dick Bivins Stadium, Amarillo. Records: Muleshoe 8-2, Perryton 6-4. Coaches: Muleshoe, David Wood; Perryton, Gary Newcomb. Last meeting: 2004, Muleshoe beat Perryton 30-13 at Dick Bivins in a first-round playoff game. Last week: Muleshoe lost at […]

Columnist has political influence — or not

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist We don’t often get the chance to brag, so here goes: This column, this little two-bit column, is changing the way New Mexico does business. It is having a profound effect on decisions at the highest levels. When Big Bill chomps down on his super-sized Snickers bar, levels that intense […]

Zurzolo, Betty

Betty Gayle Zurzolo, 82, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 7, 1923, in Clovis, to Jacob “Jake” and Martha Ruth Allsup Abernathy. She married Domenick “Dick” Zurzolo on Aug. 19, 1942, in Clovis. She was a reader for the Social Security Administrator in the Clovis office. […]

Blakey, Dick

Dick Blakey Services:Have been held. Dick Blakey, 46, of Silver City and Andrews, Texas, died Monday, April 10, 2005, in Silver City. He was born on March 10, 1959, in Portales, to Joann and Buster Blakey. He grew up in Causey and attended school in Causey and Dora. He graduated from Dora High School in […]

Freedom for everyone still long way off

Leonard Pitts: National Columnist What would it take to get you to stand up for me? Let’s say I’m routinely discriminated against and in some cases outright despised. Let’s say I’m often used as a scapegoat, and there’s an ongoing debate over what rights I do and do not deserve. Under what circumstances would you […]