Quilt fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity

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PNT Staff Photo: Clarence Plank Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Joyce Davis holds a quilt that the habitat is raffling off to raise money to help with the cost of supplies and other expenses. The quilt will be on display Saturday at the Portales First United Methodist Church. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Gail […]

World War II veteran keeps camera, photos as mementos of service

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Barely larger than the palm of his hand, Ivan Strickler’s spoil of war is a black Zeiss Ikon camera. The World War II veteran, his legs stricken useless by a bout with polio, several knee surgeries and two hip replacements, stared at the 60-year-old […]

Professors: Bush holds power

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David Caffey, Clovis Community College vice president for institutional effectiveness, teaches an online class in American National Government. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sen. John Kerry gave a moving concession speech Wednesday, pleading President Bush to work toward national healing and unity in his next term. An hour later Bush […]

Strickler, Erma Louise Benham

Erma Louise Benham Strickler Services: Have been held. Erma Louise Benham Strickler, 81, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 13, 1922, in Montevideo, Minn., to Herbert A. and Mae Mitchell Benham. She married Ivan Guy Strickler on Sept. 11, 1944, in Yuma, Ariz. They moved to […]

Virtue, dedication helped city man climb

Don McAlavy This is the first of a series of stories told by Jack Winton and Engle Southard (Clovis High School class of 1951). The interviews were conducted a couple of months ago. Both of their parents were hard-working people and both of the boys learned the work ethic: “We were really good kids growing […]