ENMU men finish fifth in Western Texas College rodeo

CNJ staff SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. Sophomore Billy Good of Portales and freshman Pecos Thomas of Plainview, Texas, finished second in the avarage in team roping afer winning the first go with a time of 5.5 seconds and taking second […]

Artist of the month — Nov. 7

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Lois Snyder Lois Snyder, artist of the month for the Pintores Art League, will be showing her oil paintings at the Clovis-Carver Library during the month of November. One of her paintings was chosen for the Downtown Revitalization poster and she has been chosen by Clovis News Journal readers as “Best Artist” four times. She […]

ENMU takes women’s title at Western Texas College Rodeo

CNJ staff SNYDER, Texas — Freshman Jessie Kirkes of Carlsbad was the all-around champion, helping Eastern New Mexico Unversity take the women’s team title in the Western Texas College Rodeo over the weekend. The Zias finished with 270 team points to 140 for Tarleton State and 120 for West Texas College in a field of […]

Red Cross seeking volunteers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Scott Snyder had an emergency of sorts Wednesday. He had to get to Clovis, and the plane that would take him there from Albuquerque had mechanical problems at its previous airport. The emergency was solved simply, as Snyder arrived in time for a brainstorming session with local Red Cross […]

May 15, 1954

More than 6,000 people attended Armed Forces Day festivities at Clovis Air Force Base. … Snyder Furniture, at 122 Main, was “really wrapped up in our business” and holding a sale in celebration of its 19th year. … Highland Park Memorial Co. and The Clovis Monument Co. were offering a new service – an installment […]

Reservists shorted by deficient GI Bill

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Proponents for strengthening Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits for the National Guard and Reserve say the critical issue is fairness. Reserve rates, frozen for years, need to be raised. Reserve benefits need to be made as portable as MGIB for active forces, their wartime deployment partners. Not so, said a […]

GI Bill holds inequities for Reserve, Guard

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Reserve and National Guard members mobilized for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are discovering an inequity in their GI Bill education benefits that needs to be fixed, says Arkansas Rep. Vic Snyder, senior Democrat on the House armed services’ subcommittee on military personnel. “It’s unconscionable how these young men and […]

Officials wrangle over health care change

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Ignoring the intimidating props — boxes of angry letters from thousands of military retirees — senior Defense officials and military leaders appeared last week before a contentious House subcommittee to make their case for hiking TRICARE fees sharply for under-65 retirees and their families. In the verbal sparring that ensued, […]

Vanice Nell Lovett

Vanice Nell Lovett, 69, of Snyder, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at her residence. She was born May 30, 1936, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School and Eastern New Mexico University. She taught school in Snyder and Morton, Texas, and at the Zuni Reservation in New Mexico. She is survived by a […]

Dever, Alvin

Alvin Dever Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Portales Cemetery Mr. Alvin (Al) Dever, 76, of the Elida community died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Snyder, Texas, to Una Lee and Marvin E. Dever. He attended school at the Union School near Snyder before the family moved to […]

Snyder, Garry

Garry Eugene Snyder, 62, of Maybank, Texas, on Thursday Aug. 4, 2005. Born in Clovis, he moved with his family to Wichita Falls, Texas, in the late 1950s. He graduated from Bethany Nazarene College (Southern Nazarene University) in 1965 and earned a master’s degree in public administration in 1976. He served as a military officer […]

Sasser , Jewel

Jewel A. Sasser Services: Have been held. Jewel A. Sasser, 82, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 6, 1922, in Springer, to George and Lizzie Gleaton Anderson. She married Nolan A. Sasser on July 16, 1944, in Clovis. She was a co-owner of […]

Press blamed for recruiting shortfall

By Tom Philpott Deep into a four-hour congressional hearing centered on why the active Army and its reserve components are missing recruiting goals, Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., turned a spotlight on the elephant in the room. The war in Iraq, Snyder said, is unpopular with many Americans, a fact that needs airing given the all-volunteer […]

Boaz, Linda

Linda Boaz Services: Have been held. Linda Kay Copeland Boaz, 58, of Snyder, Texas, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 7, 1947, in Clovis, to W.N. and Martha Heffington Copeland. She married Charlie Boaz on Aug. 16, 1968, in Saint Vrain. Family members said she enjoyed quilting and […]

Wallace , Novirene

Services: Have been held. Novirene “Dick H.” Wallace, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 5, 1915, in Killeen, Texas, to John and Dora Shope Hoover. She was an administrative assistant to P.E. and Pearl Jordan, Wesley Quinn, Judge Ernest Lokey, Dee […]

Stroud, Lawanna

Lawanna Stroud Services:Have been held. Lawanna Stroud, 63, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, in Muleshoe. She was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Muleshoe. She was a lifelong resident of Muleshoe. She married Ray Stroud in Muleshoe on March 31, 1979, and worked as a homemaker. She was a member of the Richland Hills Baptist Church. […]

Wade, Birdie

Birdie Wade Services: Have been held. Birdie Wade, 98, of Snyder, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Snyder. She was born on Feb. 18, 1906, in Snyder. She married Clarence Wade on Dec. 15, 1930, in Curry County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She […]

Snyder eliminates Muleshoe

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Muleshoe junior Brady Black rushed for 111 yards in Friday’s 42-16 loss to Snyder in Lubbock. The loss in the Class 3A Division II area round left Muleshoe at 9-3 on the season. (CNJ correspondent: Norman Brantley) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — Such a promising start. Such a disappointing finish. Muleshoe parlayed an […]

Kettner, Helen

Helen Kettner Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen L. Kettner, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, in Independence, Mo. She was born on Feb. 9, 1916, in Center Township, Kan., to Charles and Myrtle Lantz Hufferd. She married Carl J. Kettner on Jan. 15, 1950, in Emporia, Kan. She had been a longtime […]