A story about gambling and Louisiana

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t think I’ve ever been more against gambling than I am right now. At this moment, I could preach a pretty poignant sermon against the sin of filthy wagering. My brothers and I were together in Houston to help with a memorial service for our sister. Ruthie had […]

In Tribute: Sister: Woman spent life helping others

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico There was one thing Virginia Dickenson was always sure of, and she never let her eight siblings forget it. “She would say she’s the oldest, the prettiest and the smartest,” said her sister, Pat Henderson. “She’d tell us that all the time.” Some things she would never say, however, […]

Oct. 5 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. Sept. 22 an officer responded to a parking lot in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a criminal damage report. A man told the officer he saw two juveniles driving through the […]

Emergency causes neighborhood excitement

Jennifer Laurent I have learned I am terrible in an emergency. Well, at least one that involves me. Recently I realized we were more than halfway through my husband’s deployment and nothing all that terrible had happened. The lawnmower hadn’t broken, the sewer had not backed up and neither of our cats had fallen ill. […]

Children can sense life's unfairness

Anita Doberman A few days ago, my second born, Anna, threw a temper tantrum because her older sister was going to play at the home of a friend from kindergarten. She insisted it was unfair, and what started with a pleading tone quickly escalated into whining and yelling about this apparent age discrimination. “Why did […]

Children feel life’s unfairness

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few days ago, my second-born, Anna, threw a temper tantrum because her older sister was going to play at the home of a friend from kindergarten. She insisted it was unfair, and what started with a pleading tone quickly escalated into whining and yelling about this apparent age discrimination. “Why […]

Zias sign sister of leading scorer to letter of intent

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Dozier era in the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program is not over just yet. Megan Dozier has led the Zias on the field in the program’s first four seasons and is the top scorer in Zias history. Now her younger sister, Hannah, will try to carry the torch. […]

Talking hard habit to tame

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am a big talker. I love to speak my mind. When I get in a discussion with someone, I can go on for a while, especially if I feel strongly about an issue. My easygoing husband, knowing me as well as he does, senses when I am about to plunge […]

Victim’s sister feels justice served

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Homicide defendant Jimmy Bentley sat unflinching Thursday as the judge announced the guilty verdict. Behind the defense table, Bentley’s wife dropped her head in her hands, her shoulders wracked with sobs. Across the courtroom aisle, the sister of shooting victim Joseph Phillips gently rubbed her mother’s back, her face […]

ENMU WOMEN’S SOCCER: Sisters hope to help Zias reach postseason

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — In her first three years, senior midfielder Anna Funck has helped the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program make steady improvement. This season, she hopes to get extra help from her sister, April. The Funcks, both graduates of Amarillo High, are the first pair of sisters […]

Shared passion: Twins teach at Clovis grade schools

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Pam Adkins, left, teaches at Mesa Elemenand Tam Curry, right, are twin sisters that teach at Mesa Elementary and her twin sister Tam Curry at Clovis Christian. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The kindergarten teacher plucked an old hardback book from a shelf in her sister’s classroom. “Can I have […]

McKeown, Mary J.

Mary J. McKeown, 81 of Clovis, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at her home. She was born June 28, 1924, in Winslow, Ark., to Louis Franklin and Sarah Josephine Epley Jackson. She managed a fabric store for 12 years, worked as a beautician, and assisting with the family mortuary in Carrizozo for 10 years. She […]

Robinson, Shirley M.

Shirley Mae Robinson, 73, of Lake Arthur, died Monday, June 12, 2006, in Lake Arthur. She was born Nov. 20, 1932, in a farm house on the mesa near Floyd to James Walter Thomas and Eliza Jane (Davis) Thomas. On Nov. 22, 1952, she married Delbert R. Robinson in Houston. She was a secretary and […]

Copley, W.T.

W.T. Copley, 78, of Muleshoe died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Duncan, Okla., he married Margie Staus on Aug. 4, 1951, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He lived in the Muleshoe area most of his life. […]

Hill, William Edward

William Edward Hill, 84, of Jal, Texas, and formerly of Portales, died Friday, May 26, 2006, in Winkler Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. He was born Jan. 28, 1922, in Bowie County, Texas, to Charlie and Effie Hill. He moved from Portales to Jal in 1949. He was a member of the Jal Volunteer Fire […]

Boney, Mildred

Mildred Boney, 86, of Schertz, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Autumn Woods Nursing Home in Schertz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Boney; daughter, Mickey Wall; brother, Albert Boney; and sister, Ruby Sellars. Survivors include her son, Darrell Boney; daughters, Beverly Moore, Janet Crady (and husband, Wayne) […]

Jones, Constance E.

Constance Ealy Jones, 95, of Clovis died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 191, in Caldwell County, Texas, to Walter Edward Lawler and Mary Lona Field Lawler. She owned and operated Ealy Furniture for 67 years from 1939 to 2006. She was a member of First Baptist […]

Robbs, Billye L.

Billye Lee Robbs, 79, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in St. Vrain to Floyd and Magarette Hopper Flynn. She graduated from Clovis High School. She married John Robbs on March 6, 1942, in Clovis. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. as […]

Reyes, Sally

Sally Reyes, 56, of Clovis, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1949, to Bennino and Delavina Sena Garcia in Clovis. She was a homemaker, and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Senior Citizen Center. Family members said she was a loving caretaker all her […]

Apodaca, Ramona

Ramona Apodaca, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home. Born March 30, 1923, in La Palma, she was the daughter of Alcario and Paulita Dominguez. A life member of the VFW Auxiliary, family members said she fed wild birds, loved children, crocheted, sewed, did puzzles, beaded bracelets. She was preceded in […]