Quirky leftist novelist wielded facetious pen

By Freedom Newspapers He struggled with depression most of his life, his early work was probably his best, and his outlook on life could be unremittingly bleak. But Kurt Vonnegut, who died Wednesday in Manhattan at 84, captured and epitomized a certain strand of American life in ways that made him iconic to what has […]

Taylor, Cecil

Cecil Taylor, 76, of Lubbock, and formerly of Portales, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Hale Center, Texas, to Stella Ann and Amzy H. Taylor, he grew up on the family farm in Dimmitt, Texas. Following high school graduation, he was drafted into the Army to […]

Developing musical talent can lead to lifelong success

By Greg Smithhisler: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. My friend Kurt celebrated his 30th birthday last week — a special joy for me as I revel in his accomplishments and all […]

Sena, Ernest

Ernest Sena Services: Have been held. Mr. Ernest G. Sena, 81, of Clovis, a retired railroad worker, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Clovis to Ignacio and Hilarita Gallegos Sena. A lifetime resident of Clovis, he married Sally Pacheco on Jan. 14, 1939, in […]