Governor puts state first

By Ned Cantwell: CNJ columnist Here we are just a couple of weeks into the new year and I am tired of it already. Oh, not the year; 2006 looks promising. As George Bush would say, bring it on! No, what I am tired of is the Pasadena conspiracy that snubs its nose at the […]

8/18 Local Roundup

Staff reports Clovis woman sentenced for chase Deanda Rose, 26, was found guilty Wednesday of aggravated fleeing an officer, aggravated assault on a police officer and a DWI. Rose was sentenced to one year in the state department of corrections, followed by two years of supervised probation. The DWI was Rose’s first, and the other […]

Burlington Northern unsure if expansion will include Clovis

Staff and Wire Reports FORT WORTH, Texas — Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. said profit rose nearly 25 percent in the April-June period on record shipments and higher prices, and they will hire 2,300 new employees this year to handle anticipated growth. Burlington Northern officials have not decided where those employees will work […]

Washington, Quincy

Quincy Washington Services: Have been held. Quincy Washington, infant, of Clovis died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 2004, in Clovis. Survivors include his mother, Patricia Washington; father, Ben Jones Jr.; four sisters, Monique Ploughman, A’Deja Washington, J’Vonna Washington and Tre’Jonna Washington; two aunts, […]

Parra, America Rose Avila

America Rose Avila Parra Services: Have been held. America Rose Avila Parra of Lubbock died on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the University Medical Hospital in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 1, 2004 in Lubbock to Marcelino Avila and Angelica Parra. She was born three months premature. Survivors include her parents; grandfather and grandmother, […]

Rose, Donald

Donald Rose Services: Have been held. Donald Rose, 66, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Aug. 1, 1937, in Ohio to McKinley and Marie Rose. He married his wife, Mable Bea, in Delaware, Ohio. Family members said he enjoyed meeting new people and talking to everyone […]

Births 2/29 – Borjas

Borjas Jose and Jodi Borjas of Clovis, are the parents of a 7-pound, 3-ounce girl, Kaydynce Rose Borjas, born on Feb. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Jose G. Borjas, Diane Borjas and Joe Wilson. Her great-grandparents are Richard Gross and Rose Gross.

Anniversaries 2/15

Snipes Bernie and Bertie Snipes of Clovis will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2004, at the West 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married on Feb. 14, 1964, in Clovis. They have three children; and […]

Maybe baseball should change rules for Rose

So how might we think about former baseball player Pete Rose, now that he has put out a new autobiography in which he admits having bet on baseball when he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds in 1987 and 1988? Having made this admission, after denying he gambled on baseball for years, should he be […]

Finally it’s time for Rose

By Clyde Davis I don’t do it — let’s get that part straight from the outset. When it reaches an astronomical number, I have been known to buy a lottery ticket; when I go into a casino for the markedly generous food, I have been known to slip in some quarters. But as a whole, […]

Readers offer mixed views on Pete Rose

“Yes, Pete Rose should be eligible for the hall of fame. I have always thought so, even before he confessed that he bet on baseball games. Look how many athletes have been caught doing much worse than betting on sports. … He was an excellent baseball player in his time and I have always rooted […]

Weddings – 11/2

Corrie Lindsay Rose McCluskey and Brian Scott Corrie, both of Fort Collins, Colo., were married on Aug. 30, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins. The Rev. Carlos Chavez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry McCluskey of Fort Collins. She is the granddaughter of Tad and Fran […]

Smothers, Rose

Rose Smothers Services: Have been held. Rose G. Smothers, 94, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Amarillo. She was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Armington, Ill., to James and Anna Brandt McDowell. She moved to Farwell in 1917, and the family lived in a tent while building a house. […]

Connolly, Rose

Rose Connolly Services: Have been held. Ms. Rose Katherine Connolly, 66, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Greenville, Miss., to Frank and Tena Maranto Mason. She came to Clovis in June 1978. She was a Catholic. Family members said she enjoyed traveling […]