Seven area girls tabbed for 1-2A all-star volleyball clash

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Area members participating in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s 22nd annual Class 1-2A North-South All-Star volleyball match admit they slept well Sunday night. And probably Monday night, too, after two, two-hour practices each day. The 1-2A match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center on […]

Craig, Helen

Helen Craig Services: Have been held. Helen Craig, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 10, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Lela Wyson Summers. She married Clyde Craig on August 21, 1936, in Belen. Her family members said she was […]

Green, Polly

Polly Green Services: Have been held. Polly Green, 82, of Belen, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at her home. She married Elton Green on Feb. 14, 1937. They farmed and ranched north of Clovis. Family members said she enjoyed gardening and horse races, and was an avid golfer. She was preceded in death by her […]

Sanders, Bobie

Bobie Sanders Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bobie Sanders, 72, of Port Arthur, Texas, died Friday, April 22, 2005, in Port Arthur. She was born on Nov. 3, 1932, in Portales, to Mary and William Cole. She grew up in Portales, and was raised by Leo and Mary Stinnett. She married Elton Sanders on April […]

Bertram, Elaine

Elaine Bertram Services: Have been held. Miss Elaine Bertram, 46, of Grady, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 13, 1958, in Clovis, to Bud and Marye Bertram. Family members said she made great food and cakes that everyone enjoyed. She was advancing her education […]

Poff, Oscar

Oscar Poff Services: Have been held. Mr. Oscar Poff, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 13, 1929, in Littlefield, Texas, to Maude and James Michael Poff. He moved to Portales with his family in 1931. He was working on a ranch in […]

Tivis, Billy

Billy Tivis Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Ray Tivis, 62, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Roswell. He was born on Dec. 24, 1941, to Susie and Fate Tivis in Portales. He lived in Bethel for several years as a child and attended school in Floyd. Later he moved to Portales. He […]

Galloway, Gene

Gene Galloway Services: Have been held. Gene Russell Galloway, 78, of Belen, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. He was born in 1925. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. His second retirement was from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after 23 years of service. He […]

Fulcher, Darrell

Darrell Fulcher Services:Have been held. Mr. Darrell Fulcher, 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 30, 1938, in La Feria, Texas, to Jim R. and Alvis May Fulcher. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1957. He served for six years in the […]

Readers enjoy Christmas parade (mostly)

Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for reviews on Saturday’s Christmas parade down Clovis’ Main Street. Some responses:   “I REALLY ENJOYED THE parade, but there was one float preaching on a very loud speaker to ‘admit your sins and come to Jesus Christ.’ I am a Christian and I attend church […]

Forrer, Henry

Henry Forrer Services: Have been held. Mr. Henry Forrer, 72, of Lubbock, formerly of Dora, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 19, 1931, in Bryan, Texas, to Dollie and Jeff Forrer. He grew up in the Bryan area. He came to eastern New Mexico […]

Fuller, Barbara

Barbara Fuller Services: No local services are planned Barbara Ann Fuller, 71, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 20, 1932, in McAdo, Texas, to George W. and Julia Beatrice Boren Shaw. She was raised in Fort Sumner where she graduated from high […]

Music can be enjoyed a lifetime

By David L. Caffey Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns celebrating Music in Our Schools week. What do people around the world have in common regardless of age, size, shape, or color? We crave music. We may like different kinds of music, but most of us seem to need it […]

Greget Kathryn Elizabeth

Kathryn Elizabeth Greget Services: Will be held at a later date. Kathryn E. Greget, 76, of Las Cruces died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Mountain View Hospital in Las Cruces. She was born on June 2, 1927, in San Pedro, Calif., to Joseph Goodwin and Lozie Rawls Snelson. She graduated from San Pedro High School […]

Owens, Welcome Alberta

Welcome Alberta Owens Services: Have been held. Welcome Alberta Owens, 81, of Rush Springs, Okla., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in Rush Springs, Okla. She was born on Oct. 29, 1922, in Wellington, Texas, to Dr. W.L. and Sallie Bean Gray. She married Albert Monroe Owens in July of 1941 in Levelland, Texas. She was […]

Family remembers quiet and gentle woman

By Michelle Seeber The simple things in life were what excited Imogene Godfrey, who died at the age of 74 on Dec. 11, 2003, at her home in Clovis. Her nephew, Tommy Firestone of Clovis, described his aunt as “quiet and gentle,” and said she loved Christmas. “She enjoyed Christmas a lot and really enjoyed […]

Readers reminice about childhood joy

A recent Project: Reader Reaction topic asked participants what they did for fun as children. Here are some responses: “I delivered the Milwaukee Journal in my own neighborhood, covering three complete city blocks with an average of 76 weekday, Saturday, and Sunday customers. Incidentally, the price of the weekday and Saturday journals was three cents. […]

Willmon, Arnita McCain

ARNITA WILLMON Services: Have been held. Arnita McCain Willmon, 91, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on May 18, 1912, in Smithfield, Texas, to Charles Robert and Nancy Jane Wilkinson McCain. As a young woman she enjoyed singing with her three sisters, and playing […]

Corbin, Lorraine

Lorraine Corbin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lorraine Corbin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Sept. 10, 1918, in Vernon, Texas, to Ivy and John T. Compton. She grew up in Vernon until 1936 when her family moved to New Mexico. She […]

Leaving a lasting impression

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Republic of Singapore Air Force 2nd Warrant Officer Chris Chua and his wife Rachel will leave Clovis to go home to Singapore, but not without memories of the people, religion, and nature. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Gary Mitchell Republic of Singapore Air Force 2nd Warrant Officer Chris Chua and his wife, Rachel, have served […]