To ask about God not to doubt

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist My religious conservative friend said: Pray about it. Go to Wednesday night service, and go to the altar. Place it before the Lord. He spoke my name at prayer requests My Roman Catholic friend said: Go to communion service. Even though you are not Catholic, go and light a candle. […]

Shirley, Gene

Gene Shirley Services: Have been held. Mr. Gene Shirley, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 31, 1932, in Clayton, to John and Kate Harris Shirley. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales from 1950 to 1954 and received a bachelor’s […]

Clovis native dies chasing his dream

David Irvin It was the second great wave of rock ’n’ roll, the days of the Allman Brothers, Deep Purple and the Led Zeppelin. It was the early 1970s, and there was little doubt around the country, California was the place to be. Like many, Clovis native Tony Sena knew location was important for musicians. […]

Texico man dies in rollover

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Curry County sheriff’s deputy David Kube has made house calls notifying parents that their children have died. Each time he gave the bad news, he told himself the day would never come when a tragic fatality would afflict his family. Unfortunately for Kube that day came Tuesday, when police […]

Fair is steep in tradition

Clyde Davis The routine didn’t vary much, from year to year nor from fair to fair. We would skirt around the lights and crowds of the midway, which was already beginning to fill with groups of kids shuffling through the twilight. We would move beyond its smells of French fries and sugar-laden cotton candy, roast […]

Don’t talk about dogs with friends

By Grant McGee Dog, man’s best friend. I’ve often wondered about this “man’s best friend” thing over the years, seeing how some folks treat canines. I got to thinking about this the other day when, on a county road outside of Clovis far from any house, I came across a dog dragging about six feet […]

It’s a shame that ‘Catfish’ got away

Just off Thornton Street the other day I saw two boys, probably about 8 years old, sitting on an iron railing chattering and laughing . It got me to thinking about my old friend “Catfish.” Those two Clovis boys reminded me of a summer long ago and far away when things were simpler (key word […]

Biker was a family man and good friend

By David Stevens: CNJ Managing Editor The accident happened more than six months ago. Shellie Lasiter is still writing letters, encouraging others to write letters, still making telephone calls, still speaking to anyone who will listen, determined to keep her husband’s memory alive, determined to challenge stereotypical images about motorcycle riders. “Sometimes people make the […]

Girl’s body ID’d

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor PORTALES — Portales residents expressed shock and grief on Tuesday after police identified the body of a woman found on Friday, buried in a Portales back yard. Amber Robinson, 20, a former student at Broad Horizons in Portales, made a lasting impression on friends, who described her as a […]

Smith, Roy

Roy Smith Services: Have been held. Roy Smith, 76, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on April 12, 1927, in Downey, Calif., to Troy and Gladys Smith. He worked as a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, […]

Parkland to use Easter drama

By Darrell Todd Maurina Baptist church presenting ‘Beyond My Fault’ this holiday. When David Walstad, minister of music and senior adults at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, was studying music in seminary, he and his wife chose to attend a large church near Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. That decision was partly […]

Fund helps make Christmas Day different from rest

Eric Butler Barry may look like he enjoys food a little too much, and that there’s a regular supply coming his way. But what appears to be a lack of self-control for Barry, who is overweight and unable to do much of any kind of activity, is actually a result of health problems. A friend […]

Father always knew where to find friend

From the editor’s desk Several months ago, I asked readers to share family stories. Several did, and I’ll try to pass them along before the end of the year. This one is from Peggie Callaway of Melrose. She wrote about a friend of her father’s who accompanied her family when they moved to California from […]

Video reviews

By Scott Jones The following movies are available at Clovis-area video stores: 2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13) Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, James Remar Brian O’Conner (Walker) is back in this second installment of high speed and high adrenaline. O’Conner, since losing his badge, has been tarring up […]

Hubby, Jack

Jack Hubby Services: Have been held. Mr. Jack L. Hubby, 67, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 22, 1935, in Clovis, to Lon and Retha Hubby. He married Susan Marshall on Feb. 9, 1978, in Amarillo, Texas. He worked for Circle K Corp, Town & Country […]

Wal-Mart is in the movie renting business now

By Tom DiFrancesca I have something outrageous to share with you, and I’ve entitled it the “Internet absurdity of the week.” It seems as if a 12-year-old girl from England, connected up with a 31-year-old ex-Marine via the Internet. After a year of corresponding, the ex-jarhead traveled to England, and he and the young girl […]

Artist remembered for generosity

By Jack King Geraldine Ottie Green was a woman of many talents, according to friends. The wife of longtime area physician Dr. Marion F. Green, the great-great-grandmother was a nurse who helped her husband in his practices in Muleshoe and Farwell. She also was a civic-spirited person who started the Muleshoe Public Library and an […]