Rapping for God

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer When it comes to music, rap generally gets a bad rap — even if it is Christian-based, according to Clovis pastor David Dawson. “We, as parents and adults have gotten so wrapped up in what is bad for kids,” Dawson said. “It’s not the music that is bad for […]

Krusemark, Evelyn

Evelyn Krusemark Services: Have been held. Evelyn Katherine Krusemark, 84, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 5, 1920, in Luverne, Minn., to Hugo Henry and Arpa Ellen Durr Schnekloth. She married Lester Krusemark on June 15, 1942, in Truman, Minn. She was a Licensed […]

Amos slips in the snow

By Gary Mitchell: Religion 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 slips in the snow tuesday and wednesday boss life really got messy i opened the door […]

Music shapes, changes listeners

By Doug Brooks: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Music has been a powerful, influential component my whole life. I was in the school and church choir and I […]

Skarda, Kathryn B.

Kathryn Burns Skarda Services: Have been held. Kathryn Burns Skarda, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 25, 1915, and graduated in the first class from Sacred Heart School in Clovis. She attended Mount Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan., and obtained her registered […]

Burns, Rosemary

Rosemary Burns Services: Have been held. Rosemary Head Burns, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on April 14, 1915, in Santa Rita, to Elam L. Head and Elva Schmidt Head. She was the oldest of five children. She was raised on a ranch, […]

Cannon airman died of hereditary heart disease

By CNJ staff A Cannon Air Force Base airman who died Oct. 23 after playing soccer on base had a hereditary heart disease, Capt. Andre Kok of Cannon Public Affairs said Wednesday. Airman 1st Class Brian Kane, 29, of Ireland, died from heart failure and suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, Kok said. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a […]

Never too late for Purple Heart

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A Portales native who fought hunger, torture and cold weather for 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of World War II finally received a Purple Heart for his military service. It took 63 years, but Alvin Fails accepted the honorary medal from Brigadier General Kenny […]

Church celebrates 50 years

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Pam Wallace, center, a First Christian Church member, laughs along with fellow member Pat Weekley, left, and Senior Minister Jon Forrest during the church’s annual congressional meeting Wednesday at the church. Wallace has been a member at the church Tova Fruchtman A group of 128 people attended the first service of the First Christian Church […]

School official stable after heart surgery

CNJ STAFF A Clovis schools assistant superintendent is in stable condition after suffering from a heart attack late Monday night, a school official said Tuesday afternoon. Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent of operations, was recovering from a successful quadruple-bypass surgery Tuesday afternoon at Lubbock Heart Hospital, said Jelayne Curtis, secretary to Superintendent Neil Nuttall. His vitals […]

Let’s let Clovis’ spirit shine through

BY Liz Eisenbraun, guest columnist Wow, what an amazing few weeks the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce and I have spent with the directors and producers of the movie “Believe in Me.” When I initially found out there was a chance that a portion of the movie could be filmed in our area I thought, […]

In Tribute: CHS grad remembered for easy-going ways

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By David Irvin: CNBJ staff writer A sociable sort, Charles “Gus” Williams was often smiling, spun humorous tales and had a hankering for good conversation, family members said. His brother Ronnie Williams wishes he could have witnessed those traits more often — especially after college. “I wish to God I would have went back and […]

Kube never did anything half-hearted

J.D. Chandler-Autrey, Guest Columnist I was all the way in Palm Harbor, Fla., having just survived Hurricane Frances, when my little brother from Clovis called me and told me the horrible news about Spencer Kube. It is the single most devastating experience I have ever gone through in my life. For someone to say that […]

Gambling would revitalize downtown

Letters to the editor The subject of what to do with Hotel Clovis has been a discussion for many years now. We have had various groups trying to get it so that they might restore it to its former glory. Problem: None of them have had enough financial backing, and would more than likely leave […]

Soldier’s death ‘ripped out my heart’

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor LUBBOCK — Fighting back tears and battling to keep control of his emotions, Ernest Galvan told a funeral congregation on Saturday at Lubbock’s St. Theresa Catholic Church the story of his son Daniel’s life. He talked about the day his son was born, when his 4-year-old sister wanted to […]

2004 Heart Gallery aims to find homes for children

By Helena Rodriguez, FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The portraits of 60 New Mexico children will not only serve as art when they come to Clovis, they will also include heart as the spotlight shines on youth in need of adoption. The 2004 Heart Gallery is a free event designed to showcase art and, hopefully, lead to the […]

Customer service not to be faked

By Clyde Davis Some things simply cannot be faked. They have to be a matter of heart. If there is no heart, there is no way to bluff your way through it. Sports might be a good example. If you are just putting in an appearance, it shows. If you are playing just for fun, […]

‘Passion” shows depths of Christ’s love

Sabrina Farmer “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free …” (Galatians 5:1) If you have seen Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” maybe you are wondering what is the point of portraying this sacrifice? It is for freedom. That’s the same freedom our founding fathers knew, embraced and sacrificed for — […]

Teachers must work to be good

Clyde Davis Thank you, John Timmerman. When we had you for freshman English, we looked up to you. We thought you were a good teacher. So the day we came up to talk to you, having heard that you pitched college baseball, we wanted you to join our intramural softball team. Since I was going […]

Martinez, Fortunato

Fortunato Martinez Services: Have been held. Fortunato “Nato” Martinez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 31, 1925, in La Junta, Colo., to Vicente and Nieves Moreno Martinez. He served in the U.S. Army and family members said he received the Purple […]