Letters to the Editor: Followers can’t pick, choose scripture

Leonard Pitts may be a genial person with whom a conversation would be enjoyable. His newspaper editors apparently consider him to have a way with words. Yet, he lacks sufficient understanding to write about biblical interpretation (Aug. 30 CNJ). He points to a church he assumes is applying scripture accurately only when some people find […]

Lopez, Joyce “Flaca”

Joyce “Flaca” Lopez, 44, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 3, 1961, to Charles and Joyce Brann Lamphear in Gloversville, N.Y. She married Leo Lopez Nov. 29, 1981, in Speculator, N.Y. She worked as a cook. She was preceded in death by her […]

Tenorio , Freddie

Freddie Tenorio Services: Have been held. Freddie Tenorio, 51, of Billings, Mont., died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 21, 1954, in Clovis, to Fab and Gertrude “Sister” Vigil Tenorio. He was the owner and operator of Royal Sandblasting. Family members said he enjoyed fly fishing and hunting. Survivors […]

Beeckler, Ruby

Ruby Beeckler Services: Have been held. Ruby Beeckler, 95, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 18, 1909, in Elida, to Billy Latth and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Moffitt. She was a salesperson at Casual Corner in Atlanta and a member of the Church […]

New regulations aimed at store safety

By Jack King Area convenience store owners say proposed regulations by the state Environment Department aimed at making the stores safer for clerks and customers duplicate what they already do. But an Environment Department official said Monday not all convenience stores follow all the guidelines. The Environment Department announced the proposed regulations Sept. 29 and […]

Clovis knows whose character counts

Project: Reader Reaction Clovis’ public schools are celebrating Character Counts week. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for examples of people whose character is a standard for others to follow. Some responses: “My grandfather, O.H. Gaedke, was a man of impeccable character. He was scrupulously honest, a hard-working businessman who became president of […]

Man says his yard is going to the dogs

By David Stevens Ray Ellis is not Clovis’ happiest resident these days. He sent an e-mail, detailing his woes and asking the newspaper to publish a story about responsible pet ownership. Ellis’ complaint is that people are walking dogs in his neighborhood and allowing the dogs to relieve themselves in his yard. “I have one […]