Aug. 9, 1970

Personnel at Clovis Memorial Hospital performed surgeries on two relatives both named Charles Franklin Tipton. The older man’s nephew had accompanied him to his surgery and became ill and underwent surgery himself hours prior to his uncle’s surgery. … Richard C. Toothaker, son of retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.. and Mrs. Donald F. Toothaker, […]

Thornton-Pennington engagement

Paula Manasco and Rick Thornton of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Thornton, to Vann Pennington, both of Clovis. He is the son of Maggie Easterly of Franklin, Texas, and Jim Pennington of Memphis, Tenn. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at 616 W. Kathie. The […]

4/23 Birthdays

Glaze Eunice Glaze of Clovis celebrates her 100th birthday today at Bee Hive Homes in Clovis. The celebration is being hosted by Bee Hive Homes. Born April 23, 1906, in Ponca, Neb., she has two children, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends are relatives are joining in the celebration.

3/26 Birthdays

Plexico Mildred Plexico of Portales celebrates her 95th birthday today at Central Christian Church. The celebration will be hosted by her daughter, Gwendolyn Plexico. There will be snacks and cake at the reception. Mildred Plexico was born on March 28, 1911, in Smith County, Tenn., and Elm Wood was the closest town. She has six […]

Anniversaries: Pringle (11/13 week)

William and Janice Pringle of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19 at the Clovis Advent Christian Church. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Pinson, Victoria “Vicky”

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn. She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn for several years. […]

Leave market mechanisms to work out

Walter E. Williams Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus — carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees — caught fire in a traffic jam. It’s thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and […]

Case, Cecilia

Cecilia “Mac” Case, 83, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005. She was born April 7, 1922, in Breckenridge, Texas. She attended Breckenridge High School and graduated from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. During World W War II, she met George Case. They were married in Clovis. She was preceded in death by […]

Bogart, Earnest

Earnest Bogart Earnest James Bogart, 69, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Aug. 8 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born on Nov. 23, 1935, in Tucumcari. He had been a welding inspector with Becthal Enterprises in California. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge 1172 in Tucumcari. Survivors include his wife, Belle Bogart of San […]

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. […]