Valentine’s Day lunch honors golden couples

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Harold and Avis Carpenter met two and one-half miles away from where they currently live in Oklahoma Lane. “We think we’ve been married a long time, too,” Avis Carpenter said. “But it’s been good.” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The keys to making a marriage last 50 years or […]

April 9, 1940

Jack Leon Echols, a veteran war-time pilot, was in Clovis for a speaking engagement. His topic: “Keeping our youth out of foreign wars.” … “The Grapes of Wrath” was showing at the State theater. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” was at the Lyceum. “Gone With the Wind” was due to open at the Lyceum on […]

Fountain of youth flowing with wine

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist A couple of months ago, the journal Nature published a study showing mice that ingested a substance found in red wine demonstrated remarkable longevity. There is, so far, no evidence that the substance, resveratrol, has a similar effect on humans. Nonetheless, there has been a rush on the product; health […]

In Tribute: Dairyman remembered for singing voice

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Leon Nash lived to be 94, which is a long time in most families, but not among the Nash clan. “People in our family live to be close to 100. Dad really died kinda early,” Jerry Nash said with a laugh about his father. Leon was a dairy farmer […]

de Gonzalez, Maria

Maria de Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Maria Guadalupe S. de Gonzalez, 92. of Clovis, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 26, 1913, in Cerralvo Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Matilde and Crisanta Villareal Salazar. She married Adan Gonzalez on Sept. 16, 1934, in Cerralvo, Nuevo […]

Hahn, Kenneth Leon

Kenneth Leon Hahn Services: Have been held. Kenneth Leon Hahn, 84, of Roswell, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Mission Arch Care Center in Roswell. He was born February 16, 1920 to Luther and Elver Perry Hahn in Portales, New Mexico. He married Hazel Yeates on November 11, 1939 in Clovis. He was in the […]

Gregory, Leon

Leon Gregory Services: Have been held. Mr. Leon Gregory, 79, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Nov. 15, 1924, in Clovis, to Elisha and Bessie Langham Gregory. He had lived in Clovis most of his life. He served in the U. S. Army during World War […]

Price, James Leon

James Leon Price Services: Have been held. Leon Price, 82, formerly of Clovis, a retired insurance agent, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on Nov. 21, 1921, in La Junta, Colo., to Jim and Neva Price. He married Faye Crabtree on June 28, 1941, in Portales. He was a World […]

Magness, Chester Leon

Chester Leon Magness Services: Have been held. Chester Leon Magness, 75, died Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in Electra, Texas. He was born on Dec. 12, 1928, in Vernon, Texas, to Chester Luther and Amy Daniels Magness. He married Margaret Stacy on Aug. 6, 1948, in Electra. He lived in Electra for over 50 years where […]

Foreigners defensive toward Americans

By Tibor Machan When one has contrarian views, it is not always easy to enjoy oneself. I often sit through movies with much to offer, only to find that characters unhesitatingly denounce something I value, such as capitalism, business, or some great feature of American culture. The same fate faces me when I pick up […]