Collins, Bobbie

Bobbie Collins Services: Have been held. Bobbie L Collins, 68, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005. He was born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Clovis. He attended his first year of school in Clovis and later moved to Grady with his family. He graduated from Grady High School in 1954. He was a member […]

Powell, Evelyn

Evelyn Powell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Evelyn Powell, 88, of Portales, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 27, 1916, near Causey, to Myrtle and William E. “Rab” Finley. She grew up in the Red Lake community. She attended grade school at Pleasant Valley […]

Powell , Pat

Pat Powell Services: Have been held. Pat Powell, 65, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 29, 1939, in Clovis, to J.V. and Mildred Smith Stroud. She was a manager and cashier at Foxy Drive Inn for many years and worked at Clovis […]

Faith-based group tries to turn abandoned hospital into place of hope

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Volunteersof the Matt 25 project, led by Rev. Steve Brown, are trying to resurrect this abandoned hospital at 12th and Thornton streets in Clovis into a location where people in need can get help. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer To look at the old, abandoned building at 12th and Thornton […]

Foster, Powell

Powell Foster Services: Have been held. Powell Hogan Foster, 65, of Clovis, died on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. He was born on Sept. 25, 1939, in Slaton, Texas, to Mark L. and Loda Foster. He married Sallie Sue Harris on June 6, 1961, in Dumas, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from […]

Black community should applaud Rice

by Walter Williams Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s national security adviser and now his secretary of state nominee, has been the subject of nasty, demeaning and disrespectful cartoons and commentary. Some of the worst has come from people like Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who said on TV’s […]

Clovis man proposing $1.2 million firing range

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A local entrepreneur plans to build a $1.2 million shooting range outside of Clovis and has offered to allow local law enforcement agencies to use his facility at a discounted rate. Stephen D. Powell presented his plans for Patriot Arms Training Center at Thursday’s city commission meeting, just two […]

New books reveal considerations leading to war

One of the benefits of a free society is that citizens, aided by a free press, can examine the workings of their own government. That now is happening as Americans read reports of how the Bush administration took our nation to war in Iraq. Last month saw the publication of former anti-terrorism chief Richard Clarke’s […]

Powell, Bonnie

Bonnie Powell Services: Have been held. Bonnie Powell, 90, of Clovis, died April 7, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Bellview, to Lois and Elizabeth Trapp. She married Vachrel Ridley in 1930 in Clovis. She and her sister, Helen Trapp Stanton, worked at the World War […]

Investigator calls barn fire suspicious

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Clovis fire officials ruled out accidental causes for a Sunday barn fire. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. Ryan Lengerich A fire investigator said Sunday’s blaze that destroyed a barn and burned one firefighter in northwest Clovis is “suspicious.” “Basically, we ruled out any probability of accidental cause,” said Lt. Mike Leatherwood of the Clovis Fire […]