Texas trooper remembered for love of job, green thumb

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Myrick of Clovis said the hardest part about his son’s accidental death was not being able to say goodbye. Matthew Myrick’s four children did the best they could. They wrote letters to their father, a Texas state trooper who was killed while on duty Jan. 20 in a […]

Pre-paid funerals can lock in today’s rates

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Steed-Todd Funeral Home is among the area mortuaries that offer pre-paid services. Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer * Proponents tout savings, less stress as major advantages. While addressing the inevitability of death can be uncomfortable, planning ahead for a funeral can save money and lessen stress, according to financial advisors and funeral service providers. Prepaid […]

Grass-cutting season back in full swing

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist A little bit of snow, a little bit of rain over the past few months and you get a green explosion in your yard here on the High Plains. High grass means it’s time to break out the lawn mower. This is the third season for the family grass cutter, […]

I waned it to rain, so I washed my car

Bob Huber Last month folks in this neck of the republic glared at bleak and shadowy clouds and muttered, “All right, enough is enough!” They were, of course, referring to the soggy conclusion of the drought hereabouts and the beginning of what frontier historians would someday cite as “The Year When Everyone Had to Learn […]

Raybourn, Claud

Claud Raybourn Services: Have been held. Claud William “Ray” Raybourn, 84, of Valley, Calif., died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Mission Hills, Calif. He was born on July 10, 1919, in Clovis. He was an Air Force bomber pilot in World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Major Colonel in 1960. […]

Excessive lawn watering just a waste

Letters to the Editor I would like to mention a probably little-known fact in these here parts: People waste a lot of water. With the area under a drought that has lasted for a number of years, why do people still have to have lawns? You don’t live in the Great Lakes area where there […]

Cold Snap

By Jack King With the temperatures dropping, some Clovis merchants and the Clovis Fire Department had tips for residents Sunday on how to protect their homes, yards and cars from the icy effects. Clovis Fire Department Lt. J. D. Hileman said with furnaces and heaters going on inside, the department urges everyone to obtain carbon […]

Officials defend Decalogue

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An unidentified person walks past the Ten Commandments outside the Curry County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. A Ten Commandments monument was removed from a courthouse Wednesday in Alabama. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell A Ten Commandments monument was removed from an Alabama courthouse on Wednesday, but Clovis officials said they’ve not heard any discussion […]