Club notes — Oct. 16

Pilot Club The Pilot Club of Clovis held their monthly business meeting at Muffley’s Backdoor Room. A report was given on a workshop in Denver by President Sue Rutter. Also attending the workshop were Pilot members Janet Barnhart and Rosie Cox. The Club recently completed their fund raising of selling nuts. Nuts will still be […]

Club notes — Aug. 21

Altrusa of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held their annual picnic Aug. 13 at the home of President Kathy Travis. A pot luck meal was enjoyed by all. Altrusa members present were: Kathy Travis, Mary Weigl, Judith Glikas, Pat McCullough, Carolyn Muffley and Leslie McCloud. Excellent vocalist Joseph Haremann, from Cannon Air Force Base, provided […]

Club notes — March 27

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met March 9 at Muffley’s Back Door meeting room. During the business meeting plans were finalized for the April out of town road trip. Lori Frazure presented the program, “Spring Planting Suggestions for Curry County.” She distributed informational handouts and a lively question/answer/discussion followed, especially in vegetable gardening. Wan […]

Club notes — July 18

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met July 8 at Muffley’s Backdoor with Coral Whitaker reading The Gardner’s Prayer. President Helen Martinez presided after welcoming guest, Sharon Sipler. The 2010 Fair Books were distributed and various aspects of the upcoming Flower Show were discussed. It was generally agreed there is need for more information for […]

Funeral director has broad involvement with local sports

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist No, Nicholas Mufli is not a common name in Clovis. But the name Muffley is know all over Clovis and respected. The history and story of Russell L. Muffley is one to remember. The history of his ancestor goes back to 1737, but … this is Russell’s history. Russell L. […]

Nov. 9 Club Notes

Claud Rainy Day Extension The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met in September at Muffley’s Back Door. Hostesses were Marcy Kos and Lois Hollinsworth. Twelve members were in attendance and guests were Kathryn Adkins and Annette Taylor. Memorials to the Humane Society for Nancy Wilkins and to Baxter Hall for Eva Wilson were voted on. […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Club Notes

Altrusa The Altrusa Club of Clovis met Oct. 13 at Muffley’s Back Door. Hostesses for the evening were Jackie Lara and Leslie McCloud. After a meal, business matters was discussed, including the upcoming 17th annual Pumpkin Patch held Oct. 18. Curry County Adult Detention Center Interim Warden Audrey Barriga gave a presentation on changes that […]

April, 27, 2008 Club Notes

Altrusa International Inc. Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis met April 14 at Muffley’s Back Door. Members were served dinner by hostesses Mary Weigl, Suzanne Funicella and Phyllis Davidson. Following dinner, Davidson, the club president, introduced Judy Benitscheck, 2008 spelling bee organizer. She presented a program to the group outlining the process of organizing the local […]

March 7, 1984

Clovis’ newest city commissioners were James. B. Moss, James R. Dickenson, Jay Michael Johnson and Patrick C. Sandoval. Russell Muffley beat nine other candidates for the municipal judgeship. The March 6 election brought out 4,128 voters. … A Rotan, Texas, woman won the “name the cup contest” sponsored by Clovis-based Allsup’s convenience stores. She selected […]

Burns, Gary D.

 Gary D. Burns, 46, of Clovis died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Howard, Joe

Joe Howard, 75, of Portales, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born June 22, 1930, to Charles and Daisy Paul Howard in Highway, he married Ora Lee Howard on Feb. 10, 1951, in Safford, Ariz. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, of Portales, three sons, […]

Merit should always be main factor in selecting leaders

Freedom Newspapers We appreciate the recent lively debate centered around the selection of Clovis Community College’s new president. In particular, we agree that Interim President Becky Rowley deserved serious consideration. We believe she could have been an effective leader. However, we disagree with those who claim Rowley deserved the job because she is first a […]

Arizona administrator named CCC president

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A man with more than 20 years of administrative experience won the five-month-long presidential race at Clovis Community College, his educational record inspiring confidence among those who chose him. Kansas native John Neibling of Arizona accepted the position Wednesday following his selection by Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. […]

Spikes, Johnnie “Jan”

Johnnie “Jan” Spikes, 65, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at her home. Born April 9, 1941, to Annie L. Turner and Andy Edwards Sr. in Hughes Springs, she taught at Barry and LaCasita elementary schools and Bovina Public Schools, retiring after a 34-year career. She was a member of Faith Christian Family Church. […]

Finalist drops from CCC president race

CNJ staff One of the five finalists for the Clovis Community College president job dropped out less than 72 hours before he was scheduled to come to Clovis to interview for the position, according to college officials. Carl Heilman, president of Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., alerted college officials of his intentions to withdraw […]

CCC president search winding down

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees expects to choose a new college president at an. April 26 board meeting, according to board president Russell Muffley. Former CCC President Beverlee McClure stepped down from the position last summer to become the state’s first Secretary of Higher Education. Two candidate […]

Sanders, Mickey

Mickey Lee Sanders, 67, of Portales, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1938, in Putnam, Texas, to Byron and Velda Lee, she married Dallan Sanders in 1957. They moved to Portales, where she worked at the Portales National Bank. Their daughter, Penny, was born in 1960. In 1962, the family […]

Hubert Curry

Hubert Curry, 88, of Clovis, died March 28, 2006, in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Pharies, Mauryce

Mauryce Pharies, 88, of Clovis died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Bridgeport, Texas, to Arnold and Tommie Etna Walker Giles. In 1940, she graduated from Texas Technological College. She married Roy Edward Pharies on Nov. 27, 1941, in Levelland, Texas. She was a homemaker […]

Delores Ann Meeks

Delores Ann Meeks, 71, of Texico, died Friday Jan. 20, 2006, at her home in Texico. She was born Oct. 7, 1934 in Clovis to Noble and Mae Ingle Goldsmith. She married Leon C. Meeks on Feb. 14, 1953, in Las Cruces. She was a lifetime resident of the Texico and Farwell areas. She was […]