2/19 Letters to the editor

Media should give Cheney accident rest Dick Cheney unfortunately was involved in a hunting accident. That’s all it was. There are many hunting accidents each year. Hunters shoot themselves with their own guns; they shoot fellow hunters; they shoot livestock by mistake, and so on. It is amazing the press just can’t leave Cheney alone. […]

Sandoval, Maria del Carmen Marquez

Mrs. Maria del Carmen Marquez Sandoval, 98, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1907, in La Loma, to Onofre and Mariana Griego Marquez. Family members said she loved to dance, was happy for all of her life and dearly loved her family and friends. […]

Nunez, Reynaldo L.

Reynaldo L. Nunez, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 3, 1931, in Riverside, Calif., to Alejo and Antonia Nunez. Family members said he was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. They said he was a gentle and generous man […]

Everett Glenn Givens

Everett Glenn Givens, 88, of Yuma, Ariz., died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at La Mesa Rehabilitation Center in Yuma, Ariz. He was born Jan. 21, 1917, in Arch. He received his bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University and his master’s degree from Arizona State University. He served in the Army Air Corp. in World […]

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 […]

Kuni, Samuel “Noodles”

Samuel “Noodles” Kuni, 12, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 2, 1993, to Neil Dwight and Cynthia Gamble Kuni in Waukegan, Ill. He was a member of Faith Christian Family Church and was very active in the Youth Group. Family members said he loved […]

Kerby Sr., Al

Al Kerby Sr., 81, of Bovina died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Amarillo. He married Jeanne Fredrick on Dec. 14, 1942, in Oakland, Calif. He moved to Bovina in 1947 from Amarillo. He was a blacksmith and a welder and served in World […]

Accepting God’s gift means “getting over” ourselves

By Curtis K. Shelburne If God’s Son had only chosen to make peace with religious folks who loved rules better than they loved God, who loved the Law better than they loved the Giver of the Law, whose pride required a law they could use to keep score and left little room for soft hearts […]

Tolbert, Kynda

Kynda Tolbert Services: Have been held. Mrs. Kynda Gale Tolbert, 25, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 23, 1979, in Amarillo, to Dennis and Selena Hall Fite. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1998. She played softball for eight years and was […]

Wiley, Delma

CNJ staff Delma Wiley Services: Have been held. Delma Wiley, 79, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on April 8, 1926, in Buffalo, Texas, to David Sr. and Leona Caldwell. She married Earnest Wiley on Nov. 20, 1945. She worked as a cook, bus […]

Chavez , Robert

Robert Chavez Services: Have been held. Robert Chavez, 47, of Clovis, died Friday, June 24, 2005, in Hereford, Texas. He was born on June 14, 1958, in Clovis, to George and Fulgencia Mondragon Chavez. He was a trackman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way […]

County man dies in collision with fire truck

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Curry County man died in a head-on collision with a Clovis fire truck Sunday afternoon northwest of town. State police said low visibility due to smoke from a major grass fire and a narrow county road may have contributed to the accident, which took the life of 64-year-old […]

McClure, Talin

Talin McClure Services: Have been held. Talin Jacob McClure, 2, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005. He was born Jan. 12, 2003, in Clovis, to Harry Edward and Tina Marie Davies McClure. Family members said he adored his big brother and baby sister. He loved the outdoors, and often stopped to pick up and […]

Tafoya, Eloy

Eloy Tafoya Services: Have been held. Mr. Eloy Tafoya, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on April 22, 1920, in Tafoya, to Samuel and Emma Tafoya. He worked as a farmer and rancher. Family members said he loved being a cowboy and was an […]

Nora Pacheco

Nora Sena Pacheco, 82, of Clovis, died Friday, April 1, 2005 at her home in Clovis. She was born Dec. 23, 1922 to Ignacio and Hilarita Gallegos Sena in Clovis. She was a homemaker, of the Catholic faith and attended Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Family members said she loved her […]

In Tribute: Thomas always had time to help

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer She was a faithful member of First Church of God in Christ for many years. She took great care to help those in the community. And she spent her free time assisting the elderly. As it turns out, Essie Thomas was a a lot of things to a lot […]

Ex-lawmaker praised for dedication

Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer During the past three years, James Albert Matlock could often be seen driving his red four-door SUV around Curry County, watching the daily progress of new growth — the cheese plant, homes, dairies and other signs of progress. A former community and state leader, Matlock died Wednesday at Laurel Plains […]

Norris, Mary

Mary Norris Services: Have been held Mary Louise Norris, 57, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Timpanogos Hospital in Orem, Utah. She was born Sept. 28, 1947 to Lyle and Jean Norris in Las Vegas. She graduated from high school at Johnson Air Base in Japan, and was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University […]

McGill, Maurice

Maurice McGill Services:Have been held. Mr. Maurice Eugene McGill, 72, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 21, 1932, to Claude and Edna Mae McGill in Crystal City, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army and was an engineer for the AT&SF railroad. He was […]

Downey, Levi Trent

Levi Trent Downey Services: Have been held. Mr. Levi Trent Downey, 19, of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County. He was born on Dec. 26, 1984, in Tucumcari, to Dwain and Susan Downey. He graduated as valedictorian from House High School in May 2003. Family members said he was a fun-loving young […]