Our people: Farwell resident enjoys music

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Courtesy photo Farwell resident Marjorie Watkins enjoys playing 42 and the piano and organ at church. Farwell resident Marjorie Watkins has lived in the Clovis area for the majority of her life. She has mainly lived in the smaller outlying communities and held an elected office in Parmer County for 12 years. Watkins is in [...]

State accountable for speed limits

Recently, Danny Watkins of Alto received a speeding ticket while traveling through Elida. He complained in a letter to the editor that Elida is, “…a speed trap” and that Elida’s police officers should, “…concentrate on enforcing the law.” That’s precisely what they do. Elida has two certified police officers to enforce laws, but their primary [...]

EPCOG director cleared in investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The head of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has been cleared in an internal investigation and recently returned to his duties, according to organization officials. EPCOG Executive Director Lee Tillman was placed on unpaid leave about two weeks ago while the investigation was conducted, EPCOG Executive Board Chairman [...]

Baskett catch lifts Eagles

Staff and wire reports A pair of notable NFL rookies had their first career touchdowns on Sunday, helping propel their teams to 4-1 records. One was 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. The other? Clovis native Hank Baskett. On the same afternoon the No. 2 draft pick of the New Orleans Saints returned a punt [...]

Magness, Ellen F.

Mrs. Ellen Faye Magness, 80, of Farwell, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005. She was born Feb. 11, 1925, in San Saba, Texas, to Earl and Vera Watkins. She was a long-time resident of Farwell. She was a member of the Farwell Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Magness; [...]

Sartain, Daphna

Daphna Alana Sartain, 91, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born July 5, 1914, in Wellington, Texas, to Joel M. and Eula Tate Gibbs. She graduated from Melrose High School in 1932 and taught at Valley View School and Field School for two years. She [...]

Teen Court inspires youth to pursue law careers

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Jennifer Aasen and Hope Watkins know exactly what they want to do when they graduate Clovis High School in 2006 — attend college and become lawyers. It is a career choice that stems from participation in a volunteer youth program in Clovis that puts the justice system in the [...]

Watkins, Gary

Gary Watkins Services: Have been held. The Rev. Gary W. Watkins, 55, of East Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 14, 1950, in Clovis, to William and Dorothy Canipe Watkins. He married Saundra Culberth on June 6, 1970, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by [...]

Russell, Loie

Loie Russell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Loie Murl Munn Russell, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 23, 1917, in Sipe Springs, Texas, to Henry Clay and Eula Bell Witt Munn. She married R.J. “Pet” Russell on June 17, 1933, in Clovis. [...]

Tax help ready for military

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Cannon Tax Center Director Myra Barnum helps Senior Airman Aaron Tibbits learn to help others with their tax returns. CNJ photo by Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina If taxes are troubling you, and you’re in the military or retired from the military, people at the Cannon Tax Center want to talk with you. [...]