Richer, Romaine

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Romaine Marie Richer, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 13, 1919, in Cooperstown, N.Y., to Calvin and Leona Rogers. She married Harry Quaif on June 27, 1938, in Cooperstown, N.Y., and Clarence Richer in 1968. Family […]

Air Force: Effects of expansion minimal

CNJ staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — An environmental report on the effects of a proposed military airspace expansion estimates increased noise that could be intrusive but would cause no damage to animals or humans. The 421-page environmental impact statement said the expansion would mean “some airspace and noise consequences” but would […]

USAF report released

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Air Force has released a report outlining the environmental consequences of a proposed air space expansion. The 421-page environmental impact statement outlines anticipated effects of Cannon Air Force Base’s New Mexico Training Range Initiative, which would expand military airspace to 3,300 square miles from 2,600 square miles. The […]

Hicks, Peggie

Peggie Hicks Services: Have been held. Peggie Hicks, 76, of Muleshoe, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1928, in Clovis. She married Alfred Hicks on April 24, 1957, in Muleshoe. She was a nurse, a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic […]

Novelty, regular balloons will dot Clovis sky during second annual Pioneer Baloon Jubilee

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Alamogordo residents Terry and Mary Jo Drake began hot-air ballooning in 1991 and began offering balloon rides to students at the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped, in Alamogordo, in 1993. But, they were never able to get one boy, who had some physical handicaps besides being visually […]

amos on living free

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss it seems like ages ago yesterday that freddie the flea changed his ways in fact it s almost hard to remember how he […]

Business looking up for farmer who sells parachutes

By Gary Mitchell Clovis farmer Scott Pipkin checks the air sock just outside his house to make sure the wind isn’t too strong for takeoff. He enlists his brothers, Stan and Spencer, to help him spread out the parachute. Then he climbs into what looks like a sophisticated go-cart contraption, fires up the two-stroke, 65-horsepower […]