Doolittle, Leon

Leon Doolittle Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mr. Leon Doolittle, 71, of Texico, a meat cutter, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 19, 1932, in Clovis to Truman and Ruth Bell Doolittle. He lived in Clovis and Texico all his life. […]

Friends and good eats add up to perfect Juneteenth celebration

By Gary Mitchell The catfish, the music and the ribs were hot. The weather and the coming together of friends, family and community made Saturday’s Westside Juneteenth Extravaganza perfect, organizers said. “It’s a real good day,” said food chairman William P. “Pill” Hall. “This year, everybody’s eating good. We had plenty of food, and everybody’s […]

Fishing, family, fun

By Helena Rodriguez Reels for real kids: Fishing Derby all about family, fun and fishing By Helena Rodriguez CNJ STAFF WRITER Helena _Rodriguez@link.freedom.com The 16th annual Optimist Club of Clovis Fishing Derby, scheduled Saturday at Ned Houk Park, is a way to get children away from the television and into the reeling outdoors, according to […]

Anderson, Nellie

Nellie Anderson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nellie Anderson, 93, of Clovis, a bookkeeper, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her home. She was born March 10, 1910, in Garza County, Texas, to A.B. and Ida Stewart. She was born to a pioneering family in West Texas. She worked for years with her husband operating […]

Moments connect life, good or bad

By Judy Brandon Several years ago, I went to a women’s conference and heard an array of speakers. The keynote speaker really stood out because her speech was simple. She only said four things: –Life is made up of moments. –Some of those moments are good. –Some of those moments are bad. –And most of […]

Families, friends share in graduates’ joy and accomplishments

Gary Mitchell Family members of this year’s Clovis High School graduating class displayed almost as much determination to attend the ceremonies Saturday morning as the graduates did in getting their diplomas. “People were here at 5:45 a.m.; that’s when the first ones got here,” said Wayne Anderson, the music coordinator for Clovis schools, who was […]

One dead, another injured after shootings

Darrell Todd Maurina A seriously ill Clovis man died from a gunshot on Wednesday evening, while his caretaker suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh. Police reports show that James “J.O.” Barnett Jr., 83, may have accidentally shot his caretaker, Charles Rocky Williams, before killing himself. Officer Randy Pitcock wrote in his report that Williams, […]

Battles, William

William Battles Services:Have been held. Mr. William “Clyde” Battles, 94, of House, a farmer and rancher, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on April 29, 1909, in Little Rock, Ark., to William J. and Ena Bray Battles. His family homesteaded 13 miles east of Santa Rosa, […]

Family, schools rally around student

By Darrell Todd Maurina Krystal Allen missed her senior prom at Clovis High School after she was hit by a car. But school officials and her family are working hard to make sure she doesn’t miss her graduation. “She’s still in a lot of pain,” said the girl’s mother, Kay Allen. “She’s doing better, and […]

So what do we need, a burning bush?

By Ned Cantwell Will famine descend upon New Mexico before we get the idea? Will diseased beetles swarm around a casino entrance until finally someone wakes up and says, oh oh, something is amiss? When all the slots start turning up 6 6 6 instead of 7 7 7, will a light bulb suddenly flash […]