Pearl Harbor survivor recalls attack

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Manuel Thomas traces a map of Pearl Harbor as he recounts where each ship was the day of the 1941 attack by the Japanese. A Hawaii native, Thomas worked as a welder in the harbor until after the war. Sharna Johnson A single tear gathered in his right eye and […]

Veteran remembers days of Pearl Harbor attack

Sharna Johnson After Dec. 7, 1941, seeing a 17- to 19-year-old boy anywhere was rare, recalls Richard Sullinger. Whether they were drafted or enlisted of their own accord, they were a minority in small-town America. “They began to disappear in a hurry, the 19- to 18-year-olds particularly,” the 86-year-old Clovis veteran said. “It wasn’t a […]

In Tribute: Caton last surviving member of 1933 Forrest hoops champs

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Submitted by Susan Caton Wright Oran Caton, holding the ball in the front row, was a member of Forrest’s 1933 state basketball championship team. By Ben Moffett: Special to the CNJ Oran Caton, 93, the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque. Caton […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens

11-8 The art of the matter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elvira Tisthammer is the art teacher at James Elementary School. “I’ve always liked art and I was just lucky to get this art position. I’m very fortunate.” Q. Who is your favorite artist? A. Georgia O’Keefe Q. What is your favorite book? A. I like anything by Pearl S […]

May 20, 1943

The Clovis junior high school gymnasium was scheduled to host graduation ceremonies at 8 p.m. with 132 candidates for diplomas. Students Rodney Calvin and Lyllie Pearl Alexander coordinated the program, which did not include a primary speaker. … Clovis Food Market at 10th and Main streets was encouraging customers to “get the most out of […]

War interrupts friendship

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The disappearance of Lily Kimura haunts Berna Jene Kreitzberg Sanders. Open up Sanders’ photo album. On page 13 is a photograph of Kimura in knee-high socks and a headband. Look in her home. Stowed away is an aging doll Kimura gave her some seven decades ago. “It’s beginning to […]

65 years ago, America learned to pull together

By Freedom Newspapers Nearly every American who was alive at the time remembers what he or she was doing when the radio blasted out the news of a Japanese surprise attack on the United States at little-known Navy and Army bases in Hawaii. Support for war had been building in the country, but many believed […]

Cervantez, Pearl

Pearl Cervantez, 88, of Bovina died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Tucumcari to Sugundo and Lala Hernandez Brito. She married George Cervantez in 1940 in Bovina. She was a former coordinator of the Indigent Care Program at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona, a homemaker and a […]

Latta, Pearl

Pearl Latta, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Portales, to Nora Estelle and Ike Rogers. She grew up in Portales where she attended school. She married J.E. Latta Jr. on May 23, 1945, in Clovis. She attended Hedricks Beauty College […]

Hawkins, William

William A. Hawkins Services: Have been held. Mr. William A. “Willie” Hawkins, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on July 29, 1920, in Ardmore, Okla., to Eula Pearl and George Washington Hawkins. He attended college in Portales. After about a year he went […]

Woody, Pearl

Pearl Woody Services: Have been held. Pearl O. Woody, 93, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born in 1912, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Robert E. and Effie Mae McDonald. She attended Ranchville School. She married Byron W. Woody on Dec. 20, 1934, in Deaf Smith County, Texas. She […]

Muller, Pearl Louise

Pearl Louise Muller Services: Have been held. Pearl Louise Muller, 84, of Farwell, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on Dec. 5, 1920, in Glendale, Ariz., to Ray and Susan Emma Brown. She attended school in Glendale and Estancia. She owned and operated “Pearl’s Cafe” in Albuquerque for […]

Pearl Holbrook

PEARL HOLBROOK Services: Have been held. Pearl Frances Holbrook, 90, died Oct. 9, 2003 at St. John’s Living Center in Jackson, Wyo. She was born Dec. 26, 1913, to Henry and Grace Curtis. Her parents homesteaded in Roosevelt County in 1906. Mrs. Holbrook attended school in the Fairfield community south of Texico/Farwell. At 15, she […]