COLLEGE UPDATE: Seefeld glad to be back in area

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer It wasn’t the mild climate, the bustling campus life, or the baseball team for that matter. For Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld, leaving the University of Arizona was all about returning to his roots. After a productive freshman year at the Pac-10 school in which he batted above .300 […]

Self, Leo W. “Bud”

Leo W. “Bud” Self Services:2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Leo W. “Bud” Self, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 2, 1911, in McKinney, Texas, to Frances Rosetta and Floyd Evert Self. He married Mae Bell Earwood on Sept. 30, 1933, in Hugo, […]

Dorough, Bertha

Bertha May Dorough, 85, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Carefree Living Facility in Albuquerque. She was born on May 2, 1919, in Gainesville, Texas, to J.C. and Fannie Stovall. After graduating from Plainview High School, she attended Wayland Baptist College for a year on a scholarship. She married Gerald Dorough in 1937. […]

amos encounters greg the groundhog

Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos encounters greg the groundhog boss i am so happy to see january melting away surely february will […]

Brown, Greg

Greg Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Greg Brown, 48, of Portales died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. A lifelong resident of Portales, Brown was born Oct. 23, 1956, to Gordon and Mary Lela “Pete” Brown. He graduated from Portales High School in 1974. While in high school, he started working at Bishop […]

The wounded are casualties of war, too

by Leonard Pitt Jr. Let me tell you about Greg. I met him in 1985, back when I was still a pop music critic. A guy named Paul Hardcastle had a hit that year called “19,” all about the toll the war in Vietnam exacted on a generation of American soldiers. It inspired me to […]

Candy company, families part of history

Don McAlavy Commercial candy making in Clovis began in 1926 when Kalie H. Saykally established the Saykally Candy Company at 512 Second St. Saykally was born in Beirut, Syria, in 1885. He came to America in 1893 and settled in Chicago. He came to Clovis in 1926 and married Hedrick Schoelz that same year. Their […]

Kizer, Melvin

Melvin Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. Melvin Kizer, 67, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Lingo, to Ivy and Bill Kizer. He grew up in Lingo and Hiway. At age 16 he went to work in the oil fields around Hobbs. From […]

Frankie Avalon is a secret homewrecker

Greg Garcia After a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to score some “Grease Live” tickets for Wednesday’s show in Amarillo, you can imagine my excitement to hear there were also some shows in Lubbock — with plenty of good seats available. The wife had asked for “Grease” tickets — and only for “Grease” tickets — for her […]