Hopkins, Russell

Russell Hopkins Services: Have been held. Russell Hopkins, 75, of Tulsa, Okla., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born on June 6, 1929, in Alex, Okla., to Don and Bertle (Ashlock) Hopkins. He was a livestock inspector for the State of Oklahoma for 26 years. He retired in [...]

Elections were critically important victory

Freedom Newspapers Only the most naive optimist would believe Sunday’s historic elections in Iraq mark the end of bloodshed and hardship in that war-torn land. But only the most stone-hearted pessimist would disdain the spectacle of millions of Iraqis lining up to vote and dancing in the streets as insignificant. Iraq indeed passed a crucial [...]

Johnny Carson: Quintessentially human

Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist Johnny Carson was perhaps the greatest comic craftsman in American popular entertainment. But this is not to say he was in any way parochial. Indeed, being a master comic in America is being a master comic of the modern world. Carson’s genius was, in part, to forge a link with millions [...]

Hillary Clinton has gone moderately soft

Mona Charen: CNJ columnist A little immigration reform here, a little religion in the public square there, a little gentle talk about common ground on abortion — and what have you got? The birth of a new, moderate Hillary Clinton, announces the press. “Democratic Party appears to be getting softer on reproductive rights,” headlined a [...]

Rierson, Beaulah

Beaulah Rierson Services: Have been held. Beaulah (Bea) Belle Rierson, 85, of Tulia, Texas, died Dec. 31, 2004, at Tulia Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 12, 1919, in Denton County, Texas, to Willard and Effie Stanley. She moved to Clovis a few years after her birth. She was married to Frank N. [...]

Helmer, J.W.

J.W. Helmer Services: Have been held. J. W. Helmer, 82, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Walters, Okla., to Bessie Pearl and Lewis Edward Helmer. His family moved to the Richland, Texas, community when he was 2 years old. He [...]

Hanks, Don B.

Don B. Hanks Services: Have been held. Don B. Hanks, 66, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Mart, Texas to Roy C. and Dorothy J. Hanks. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1958. He worked for the Santa Fe [...]

Dirickson, Joseph

Joseph Dirickson Services: Have been held. Joseph Duane “Joe” Dirickson, 20, of Huntsville, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born Nov. 21, 1984, to Duane and Mary Quiteria Martinez Dirickson in Midland, Texas. He was a member of First Christian Church in Huntsville. He is survived by his father, Duane [...]

Baker, Essie

Essie Baker Services: Have been held. Essie Baker, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, to Nancy and Chester Lee Dement. She graduated from Portales High School. She married Arlon Baker on Aug. 5, 1933. She raised her children in Portales. [...]

Q and A with all school board election candidates

Editor’s note: The Clovis Municipal School Board election in District 1 has five candidates. Max Best, Romardo Lopez, Frank Muscato, Bonnie Mendoza and Peter Zamie will vie for the seat in Tuesday’s election. District 1 covers the city’s northeast portion. Candidates were asked to respond to the following questions in about 75 words or less. [...]