2006 Year in Review: PRMC leadership changes

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Residents lauded the city’s first roundabout at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street when it opened in March. The City Commission supported it as a cost-effective way to alleviate congestion and control traffic. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Top News Plains Regional Medical Center’s Administrator Brian Bentley resigned in February. Although no reason […]

Hudson-Cole Engagement

Hudson-Cole David and Debbie Hudson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shannon Hudson, to Ronnie Cole, both of Lubbock. He is the son of Glen Cole of Lubbock and Joanna Cole of Seguin, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Clovis Christian School […]

Engagements 7/30

Skipworth-Boney Buddy and Susan Skipworth announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Skipworth, to Michael Boney, son of Kim and Treca Boney, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate […]

No-knock ruling will lead to abuse

Freedom Newspapers In Hudson v. Michigan, handed down Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court carved out yet another “drug war exception” to the Fourth Amendment, which was written to protect Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons and homes. Unfortunately, the ruling is likely to lead to more military-style no-knock raids of people’s homes […]

Kilmer, Phyllis

Phyllis Byrd Kilmer, 94, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Mangum, Okla., to Amanda Rosa Jane and Cleophus Lee Bird. She was the youngest of nine children. She graduated from Vaughn High School in 1930. She married Arlin William Kilmer March 5, 1932, […]

Hospital administrator resigns

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PRMC serves more than 110,000 people living within a 100-mile radius of the city of Clovis, according to its Web site. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center officials on Friday announced that Administrator Brian Bentley has resigned. No reason for the resignation was given and officials would […]

Hospital chair resigns

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor The chairman of Plains Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors resigned on Wednesday after 16 years in the position, a hospital spokesman said. “Steve Hudson did step down … He didn’t offer an official statement or anything like that,” said Todd Sandman, a spokesman for PRMC’s parent company, Presbyterian Healthcare […]

Video games more than just fun

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Clovis seniors Matt Ulibarri, center, and Brian Hudson, right, face each other during a game of NCAA Football 2006 by EA Sports Friday as Clovis junior Cade Wheeler, left, watches. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Football video games have come a long way since the days of hand-held electronic […]

Merritt, Peggy J.

Peggy J. Merritt Services: Have been held. Peggy Jane Merritt, 69, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 5, 1935, in Encino, to Ted and Ruth (Birchfield) Young. She was raised and attended school at Encino, graduating with the class of 1954. She married Neuman Merritt […]

Program prepares leaders

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Participants in the Leadership New Mexico program will take part in a three-day session in Clovis this week focusing on educational issues and possible solutions. Leadership New Mexico is a statewide program that exposes business and community leaders to the issues that affect the state, a press release from […]

Hudson, Henry Osmer

Henry Osmer Hudson Services: Have been held. Henry Osmer Hudson, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born April 5, 1922, to Luther O. and Clara Bostick Hudson in Forrest. He married Marrion Woods on June 9, 1951, in Lubbock. He was a rancher in House. He was a […]

Hudson, Frankie

Frankie Hudson Services: Have been held. Frankie Hudson, 72, of Carlsbad, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 30, 1932, in Melrose, to Jasper and Nancy Bloomer Hudson. He grew up in Carlsbad and enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school. He was honorably discharged and returned to […]

Hudson, Jean

Jean Hudson Services: Have beenheld. Jean Hudson, 79, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 15, 1924, in Texana, Okla., to James and Mary Lee Dorris. She moved to Clovis when she was 4 and became orphaned at the age of […]

Hammit, Tommy Neal

Tommy Neal Hammit Services: Have been held. Mr. Tommy Neal Hammit, 33, of Texico, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 24, 1970, in Clovis, to Dread and Marilyn Hammit. He enjoyed riding in his power chair with his dog Montana. He was a member of First Baptist Church […]

Organizations 1/4

Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta The Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta chapter met on Dec. 15 in the home of Marrion Hudson. Diane Davis led the collect. Patsy Camp read the minutes and Anna Marie Kolek gave the treasurer’s report. Legislative chairman Marge Lancaster presented a report on the retirement fund and suggestions for its impact in […]

Parks, Verna

Verna Parks Services: Have been held. Mrs. Verna Parks, 61, of Clovis, a bag machine operator, died Tuesday, June 22, 2003, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. She was born June 20, 1942, in Muleshoe, to James L. and Rue Tiller Hudson. She married Carl Parks on March 12, 1960, in Clovis. She worked at […]

September brings out silliness in some

Bob Huber Here at the American Institute for Bigger Calendar Pictures of Milk Cows, we’re celebrating the month of September with this theme song (sung to the tune “St. Louis Woman” or “America the Beautiful,” whichever comes up first): “Rooty-toot-toot, rooty-toot-toot, we’re the guys from the Institute. We don’t smoke, and we don’t chew, and […]

Families, friends share in graduates’ joy and accomplishments

Gary Mitchell Family members of this year’s Clovis High School graduating class displayed almost as much determination to attend the ceremonies Saturday morning as the graduates did in getting their diplomas. “People were here at 5:45 a.m.; that’s when the first ones got here,” said Wayne Anderson, the music coordinator for Clovis schools, who was […]