Tivis, Billy

Billy Tivis Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Ray Tivis, 62, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Roswell. He was born on Dec. 24, 1941, to Susie and Fate Tivis in Portales. He lived in Bethel for several years as a child and attended school in Floyd. Later he moved to Portales. He […]

Pennies add up for charity

Reporter’s Notebook Pennies do add up. Students in Clovis schools can verify that, having raised $7,253.76 in their first United Way Penny Drive. Every school in the Clovis district participated in the project, with Mesa Elementary leading the way by collecting $1,210, according to a news release from Curry County United Way. Sandia Elementary ($1,070.50) […]

Clovis woman training for marathon fund-raiser

Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Clovis’ Lila Johnson got a good running, or at least nice brisk walking start in preparing for Avon’s 2004 Walk for Breast Cancer slated for July 10 – 11 in San Francisco. Since deciding to participate in the 26.2 mile marathon, Johnson has been pushing herself physically by walking to and […]

Silva, L.F.

L.F. Silva Services: Have been held. L.F. “Chano” Silva, 85, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 20, 1918, in Fort Sumner, to Jesus and Margaret Spitz Silva. He was raised and attended schools at Fort Sumner. He married Lois Pena in […]

Same-sex couples’ children are different

Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist Are children raised by gay parents worse off than other children? As same-sex couples line up for marriage licenses in Massachusetts, the question achieves greater urgency. Two researchers answered when they reviewed the available scholarly literature in the American Sociological Review three years ago. What makes their essay intriguing is that […]

Relay for Life raises nearly $60,000

CNJ STAFF The final walkers in Clovis’ annual Relay for Life finished the legs of their relay at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Co-chairwoman Kay Prater said Sunday the walkers raised a total of $59,499.77, although on-line contributions and all the money from sponsors were not yet in. “The relay went very, very smoothly this year […]

ENMU students raise nearly $300 for accident victim’s family

By Abby Dunn: CNJ correspondent Eastern New Mexico University students raised nearly $300 on Friday for the family of a student who was killed in a car accident last month. More than 100 students from ENMU made the drive to Mainline Bowl in Clovis for a bowling tournament sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a campus […]

Racquetball tournament raises more than $18,000 for scholarships

Reporters notebook St. Pat’s Racquetball Tournament, the longest USRA sanctioned racquetball tournament in the state, has put more than $18,000 into the Clovis Community College general fund, school officials announced at Wednesday’s board meeting. The 15th Annual event was held this year in mid-March. According to a memo from CCC President Beverlee McClure to the […]

Restaurant owner claims inspector targeting his business

By Jack King A Curry County restaurant owner has charged that over-regulation and a “vendetta” by a state electrical inspector forced him to close his restaurant in December. But city and state officials said questions were raised about whether the restauranteur — Will Cockrell, owner of The Restaurant at Fox Run — followed proper, even […]

United Way donations up 13 percent

By Glen Seeber lthough this year’s United Way campaign has come to a close in Clovis and Curry County, that doesn’t mean additional money would be turned down if it was offered. “We always take money — that’s never a problem,” said Erinn Burch, executive director of the Curry County United Way. Friday marked the […]