Readers not shy about talking back

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist One of the perks of writing a state column is so many readers are most generous with their advice. It is only minimally disconcerting that oft times such advice has to do with anatomical direction, pinpointing that area where I might “stick it.” Some of the advice, though, is so […]

Skarda, Gregory

Gregory A.F. Skarda, 50, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born on April 7, 1956, in Clovis. After graduating from Clovis High School, he attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where he majored in business. He was a Commissioned National Bank Examiner for the […]

Farwell, Bovina fill coaching positions

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer District 4-1A football rivals Farwell and Bovina will have new coaches leading their teams next season. Mark Anglin, the head coach at Class 1A Bartlett, Texas, has been hired at Farwell to replace Jacob Thompson. Meanwhile, Bovina promoted defensive coordinator Hector Guevara to take over for Kent Torbert, who […]

Local artists captured history in paintings

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1969, an artist in Clovis figured it was about time to paint pictures of old historical buildings, scenes, and the pioneers of the old days. The artist who came up with this idea was Virginia Posey Gregory. With help from Willie Fe Hester, another fine artist, the modest but […]

Rights groups fighting war already won

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist When I think of the behavior of today’s civil rights organizations, I often think of the March of Dimes. In 1938, President Roosevelt helped found the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to fight polio, an epidemic that crippled thousands of Americans. The name March of Dimes was coined by Eddie […]

Gregory, Lewis

Lewis Gregory Services:Have been held. Mr. Lewis Gregory, 81, of Portales, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1923, in Floyd, to Dessie and Walter Gregory. The family moved to Roswell when he was 2 years old and to Floyd in 1935. He married Bertha Fowler on June […]

Crooks, Joel

Joel Crooks Services: Have been held. Joel Keith Crooks, 55, of Aurora, Colo., died Thursday, April 19, 2005. He was born on Feb. 2, 1950, in Clovis, to R.E. “Tooter” and Zonah Crooks. He graduated from Texico High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971 until 1974. He worked with the […]

Nibert, James

James M. Nibert, 70, of Roswell, died Friday, March 25, 2005. He was born on May 2, 1934, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Charles Lewis and Rose Aippersbach Nibert. He married Elaine A. LeGrand on Nov. 3, 1956, in Roswell. He served in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Walker Air Force Base. […]

Farwell native killed in Wisconsin shooting

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By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Will Anderson remembers Randy Gregory as one of “the two finest unicyclists in town” — with Anderson being the other. He remembers Gregory’s “bright silver caps” after getting his two front teeth knocked out around age 7. He also remembers them tapping out messages in Morse code to people […]

Gregory, Adelaide

Adelaide Gregory Services: Have been held. Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self. Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree […]