Cook, Billie

Billie Cook, 82, of Amarillo, died Friday, April 28, 2006. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Hall County, Texas, to James and Jewel Gowdy, she was a realtor in Clovis for 39 years. After moving to Amarillo, she enjoyed activities with her friends and her church, Paramount Baptist Church, according to family members. They said she was […]

Candidate profile: Vickie Perea

Vickie S. Perea of Albuquerque is running unopposed in the June primary for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State. She was born and raised in Los Lunas. Married for 43 years, she has two sons. She is a former president of the Albuquerque City Council and serves on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board […]

Babbitt, Harry A.

Rev. Harry A. Babbitt, 54, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas. He was born in Vernon, Texas, and raised in Las Vegas, N.M. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University and received his master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Sheliah McAnear on Dec. 27, 1974, in Clarendon, […]

Education from reluctant piano student

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist When I was a kid, I lived under a family curse that was common in America in those days. It was called “Relatives Dropping In.” I’m talking here about uninvited guests. You know, out-of-work uncles, religious aunts, outlawed cousins and icy in-laws, and they all stayed for days, sometimes months. […]