Artist of the month — Nov. 7

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Lois Snyder Lois Snyder, artist of the month for the Pintores Art League, will be showing her oil paintings at the Clovis-Carver Library during the month of November. One of her paintings was chosen for the Downtown Revitalization poster and she has been chosen by Clovis News Journal readers as “Best Artist” four times. She […]

Zias close out season with easy victory

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia forward Til-Lois Fifer dives for a loose ball between Texas A&M-Kingsville defenders Felicia Soza, left, and Dyana Bullinger in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer had 12 points in the Zias’ 75-61 win. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Already […]

County jail administrator fired

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Bean By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Nine months into her tenure, Lois Bean has been released from duties as the Curry County detention administrator. The change, effective immediately, was announced in a press release sent at the close of business Wednesday. Bean, contacted Wednesday night, said she was “still digesting” her dismissal and there […]

Officials: Jail escapee had help

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File photo Curry County inmate Bobby Owen escaped from custody Aug. 8 while being treated at the hospital. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Bobby Owen escaped from custody Aug. 8 after investigators said his sister and girlfriend hid handcuff keys in a hospital bathroom for him. His escape led to the dismissal of the […]

Jail administrator pledges more changes

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two officers are gone and Curry County Jail Administrator Lois Bean is promising more change at the detention center. The firings were disclosed Tuesday during Bean’s detailed report to county commissioners on the heels of the erroneous release of an inmate last week. “One officer has been terminated for […]

Rains flood county jail

Weekend storms created a stink at the Curry County Detention Center. Administrator Lois Bean said the problems began Friday night and got worse as rains poured and the city’s main sewer line began flooding in the annex of the center. Bean said the inmates simply kept out of the way of the detention center’s maintenance […]

County jail short on command staff

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File photo Lois Bean took over as administrator of the Curry County Adult Detention Center in December By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Three officers have resigned from the Curry County Detention Center in the last two weeks, leaving a lean command staff. Administrator Lois Bean said the officers — the assistant administrator, a captain […]

County Commission to hear report on ankle bracelet program

CNJ staff Detention Center Administrator Lois Bean will give Curry County Commissioners a report on the jail’s ankle bracelet program at Wednesday’s meeting, according to an agenda released Tuesday. The report comes after the escape last week of an 18-year-old waiting trial on robbery and battery charges. Jail officials said Fermin Rodriguez removed his ankle […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes was given by Dr. and Mrs. Ben Russell in memory of Lois McCready. Old bear hibernates in the winter, dreaming about his life as a cub in the outdoors in this gentle tale about the changing seasons of life. Hello, […]

May 12, 1919

Clovis public schools held commencement ceremonies at the high school auditorium with 22 seniors receiving diplomas. … A government airplane visited Clovis and did some “special stunts,” according to The Clovis News. … The city was preparing for the Clovis Chautauqua, a festival that included musical entertainment and comedians. The St. Clair Sisters were among […]

Ralston, Lois

Lois Marie Ralston, 75, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006. She was born in Leuders, Texas, and graduated from Clovis High School. She moved to Amarillo in 1968. She began work with the custodial department of Texas State Technical Institute in 1974 and retired in 1992 as supervisor. Survivors include four daughters, Cora Voyles […]

Thomas, Raymond

Raymond Thomas Services: Have been held. Raymond Curtis Thomas, 92, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 9, 1912, in Crowell, Texas, to Ollie Thomas and Elsie Boren. In 1916, he and his family came to Clovis in a covered wagon on their way to Estancia Valley. […]

Ethridge, Lois

Lois Ethridge Services: Have been held. Lois Ethridge, 91, of Hereford, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 19, 1913, in Arkansas, to Jesse James and Emma Virgie Davis Clayton. She married Marion T. Rutter in 1931 in Clovis. He died in 1959. She married R.L. Ethridge in 1965 […]

Still many good people left in the world

Ned Cantwell: State columnist Just after noon on Sunday I got the word that my sister Lois had died in Maryland. She was my oldest living sibling and her death was not totally unexpected. Makes no difference. Even the expected carves at your heart. Lois was an accomplished woman, a good woman. And as the […]

White, Lois

Lois White Services: Have been held. Lois White, 87, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Jan. 17, 1917, in South Texas to Roy and Clara Jones. She crocheted and quilted for the public. Family members said she loved animals and entertaining friends. They said […]