Sigala, Esteban

Esteban Sigala Services: Have been held. Esteban Sigala, 20, of Hobbs, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 6, 2005, in Denver City, Texas, to Jessie and Diana Sigala. He was a longtime resident of Hobbs and attended school there. Family members said he loved […]

Lewis, Angela

Angela Lewis Services: Have been held. Angela S. Lewis, 19, of Batesville, Ind., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born on Aug. 13, 1985, in Panama City, Fla., to Scott and Theresa Lewis. She was a college student and daycare provider at the YMCA in Batesville. She […]

Lewis, Damien

Damien Lewis Services: Have been held. Damien Dajuan Christopher Lewis, 5 months, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 16, 2004, in Lubbock, to Marques Lewis and Derenda Tate. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, A.V. “Blue” Tate. Survivors include his […]

ENMU concrete canoe project helps Clovis native come out of shell

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New Mexico State University students Shane Brooks, front, and Ashleigh Wilson paddle their concrete canoe which the engineering students design, build and race. Courtesy photo: Kenny Stevens. By Rick White: CNJ sports editor A New Mexico State University program in which engineering students design, build and race a concrete canoe would be sunk without the […]

Labranche, Joseph

Joseph Labranche Services: Have been held. Joseph “Leo” Labranche, 82, of Clovis died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 10, 1921, in Lowell, Mass., to George and Mary Lantaign Labranche. He married Mary Rondeau on Nov. 4, 1944, in Lowell. He served in World War II in the Air […]

Reading about heaven makes me a believer

Joan Clayton In Genesis 1, we read about the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In Exodus 34:28, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and these commandments are a pattern for successful living. Centuries before Jesus came, many prophecies were made about the coming Messiah. Here are just a few: […]

Ortiz, Tina

Tina Ortiz Services: Have been held. Miss Tina Louise Ortiz, 31, of Farwell, a cashier, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 23, 1972, in Muleshoe to Manuel and Janie Garza Ortiz. She graduated from Farwell High School in 1991. Family members said she loved softball, Spanish […]

Summertime one of joy, remembrance

By Bill Gaedke The best summer vacation I ever had was in 1947 when I accompanied my grandfather on a fishing trip to Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada.  I had just turned 17. We left Milwaukee in my grandmother’s 1946 Oldsmobile, and the first great experience of the trip was that my grandfather let me drive […]

Reader shares history of Jackman’s store

The editor of this paper passed on an e-mail from Mykell Jackman Brewer of Fairfax, Va. She wrote to tell me two things: First, as far back as anyone today can remember, Jackman’s was in business at 310 and then 312 Main and it was her grandfather, William Thurman Jackson who started Jackman’s Mercantile store […]

Project: Reader Reaction — Memories

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for childhood memories. Here are some responses: “As a young boy I loved horses. The only books […]