Two-step too much for East Coast boy

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Lee Roy Parnell was in concert at the Clovis Civic Center for Dairy Fest two weeks ago. Lee Roy plays Texas boogie music and is one of my favorite guitarists. I had to go. Lee Roy and his band were jamming away when a young guy and his partner decided […]

May 29, 1913

A.B. Wagner had been named Clovis’ postmaster. His salary was $2,100 per year. … The son of Sheriff D.L. Moye returned home “cheerfully” after running away two days earlier, The Clovis Journal reported. … Government officials said there was no need for Clovis residents to worry about a grasshopper infestation facing neighboring counties. A mixture […]

Neighbor recalled baby talk

Rayshaun Parson

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis woman accused of stealing a baby from a Lubbock hospital had previously faked a pregnancy and told a neighbor she had a baby who was sick, acquaintances said Monday. Wanda Johnson, who said she is the step-mother of Malachi Johnson, an ex-boyfriend of accused abductor Rayshaun Parson, […]

Small business resources available

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Everybody’s Business What constitutes a small business? Is it the local hardware store or the old “five and dime” visited as a child? Perhaps it is the local sandwich shop on Main Street, or the one-man plumbing business. Could it be the manufacturing plant with 465 employees, or the auto dealership that […]

Rain, rain, don’t delay, we need you here today

Helena Rodriguez Local Columnist Being a weather forecaster is the most boring job this time of year. Today’s forecast: Hot and dry. Tomorrow, hot and dry, and this weekend, hot and dry with a snowball’s chance of rain. Yeah we’ve had a few sprinkles here and there, even a little thunder to tease us, but […]

Lantz-Casados, Darla

Darla M. Lantz-Casados, 48, of Los Alamos, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. Family members said she was a giving and creative person who enjoyed life to its fullest. She enjoyed painting, photography, creating flower arrangements, snow skiing, bicycling, and sports. Family members said her greatest pleasure in life was being a grandmother. She was a […]

Coming to America

Airman 1st Class Yi Liu, 27th Services Squadron, returned to Cannon following a deployment to Qatar. Airman Liu came to the United States from China two years ago, became a citizen and hopes to become a Chinese linguist for the Air Force. Mr. Greg Allen Airman answers opportunities’ knocks offered by her new country, Air […]

Rickert, Dale A.

Dale A. Rickert, 76, of Springdale, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Springdale. He was born Dec. 2, 1929, in East Greenville, Penn., to Aaron R. Rickert and Clara A. Brown. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Springdale and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his first […]

Moore, Clarence J. “Cherry”

Clarence J. “Cherry” Moore , 93, of Clovis died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 5, 1913, in Eastland County, Texas, to Houston Wheeler Moore and Ellen Redwine Moore. He grew up on a farm in Goree, Texas, and started a career in business in 1932. He […]

Teti, Francis

Professor Francis Michael Teti, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Portales. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to Frank T. and Nella Teti. He spent his 36-year professional career as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey, Calif., where he also served as acting […]

McMath, Robert “Bob”

Robert “Bob” McMath, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at his home in Portales. He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Mulberry, Ark., to Vicie and Robert N. McMath. He grew up in Wagner, Okla. In the late 1950s he moved to Hagerman where he worked hauling hay. On Jan. 10, 1967, in […]

Zelfa Goad Younger

Zelfa Goad Younger, 99, of Melrose, and formerly of Texico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Pecan Gap, Texas, to Emily Saloma and Charles Lee Goad. She grew up in the Fairview community near Claude, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in teacher […]

Bibby, Lucy

Lucy Dunaway Bibby, 87, of Springlake, Texas, and formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1918, to Emma and William H. Marquis. She grew up in the Arch community east of Portales. On June 2, 1934, she married Herman Wood who preceded her in death. In […]

Carroll, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ann Carroll, 86, of Houston, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. She was born on July 8, 1919, to August Gurske and Anna Soja, in Chicago. She married Lawton M. Carroll on Jan. 23, 1951, in Clovis. She worked as a Registered Medical Technologist. She came to Clovis in […]

Carder, Billy

Billy L. Carder, 74, of El Paso, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his home. Survivors include two daughters, Debi Doherty and Suetta Carder; a step-son, Richard G. Massey (and wife, Lavon); and six grandchildren. Burial took place in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Arrangements are by Martin Funeral […]

Rowlett, Wanda

Wanda F. Rowlett, 65, of Florence, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. She was born April 2, 1940, in Austin, Texas. She married Joe Rowlett in Portales on July 15, 1978. She made her home in Florence, Texas, for a number of years. Family members said was […]

Sometimes we need to simply step outside and look up

By Curtis K. Shelburne I love where I live. I know. It’s Muleshoe, not Malibu. It’s the high plains of Texas, not a resort on the Riviera. The Virgin Islands it’s not! But I love it. I don’t mean to be obnoxious about this. I’ll bet where you live is a good place to live, […]

Rested Elida ousts Lady Buffs

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 106. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 […]

Miller Jr., W.F.

W.F. Miller Jr. Services:Have been held. Mr. W.F. “Bill” Miller Jr., 87, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Taiban, to Beulah and William Forrest Miller. His family owned several businesses in Taiban, which were destroyed in a fire in […]

Brockoff, Henry

Henry Brockoff Services: No services are planned at this time. Mr. Henry “Hank” Brockoff, 78, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 22, 1926, in Green Isle, Minn., to Pauline and Albert Brockoff. He lived in the area around Green Isle until 1950 when he entered the […]