Customer service not to be faked

By Clyde Davis Some things simply cannot be faked. They have to be a matter of heart. If there is no heart, there is no way to bluff your way through it. Sports might be a good example. If you are just putting in an appearance, it shows. If you are playing just for fun, […]

Austin, Daniel P.

Daniel Patrick Austin Services: Have been held. Daniel Patrick Austin, 17, of Ruidoso, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, in Ruidoso. He was born on Feb. 14, 1987, in Ruidoso, to Dan and Mary Austin. He was a lifetime resident of Ruidoso. He had just completed his junior year at Ruidoso High School. He played basketball, […]

CCC pres staying in Clovis

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Beverlee McClure is staying at Clovis Community College. The Austin Community College board of trustees on Monday selected Dallas County Community College Vice Chancellor Roberto Aguero for its top position, for which McClure was also a finalist. ACC officials announced April 6 they were sending visiting groups to the […]

Austin group to meet McClure in Clovis

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Austin Community College officials did not select a new school president at Tuesday evening’s board meeting in Austin, Texas. Clovis Community College President Dr. Beverly McClure is one of two finalists vying for the open position. Robert Aguero, vice chancellor of educational affairs at Dallas Community College, is the other candidate. According […]

Melrose man sentenced to two years

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 70-year-old farmer from Melrose on Wednesday was sentenced to two years in state prison for vehicular homicide, despite warnings from his attorney that prison time could be a death sentence. District Judge Stephen Quinn decided to go beyond the Department of Corrections’ pre-sentencing recommendation that Harry Downey receive five years […]

CCC president interviews at Austin Community College

By Michelle Seeber Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, on Wednesday and Thursday was in Austin, Texas, interviewing and answering questions as a finalist for the president’s position at Austin Community College. She could not be reached for comment Thursday. McClure, CCC president for the last five years, is vying for the Austin CC […]

Bell, Derrell

Derrell Bell Service: Will be held at a later date. Derrell Walter Bell, 69, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1934, in Arkansas, to Clarence Luthern and Ora Inez Bell. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and a retired Engineer at AT&SF Railroad. He […]

CCC president McClure finalist at Texas college

By Michelle Seeber Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, is one of two finalists for the president’s position at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. McClure did not return telephone messages left at her office and her home on Tuesday. Cile Spelce, executive director of public information and media relations at ACC, said the […]

Restaurant owner claims inspector targeting his business

By Jack King A Curry County restaurant owner has charged that over-regulation and a “vendetta” by a state electrical inspector forced him to close his restaurant in December. But city and state officials said questions were raised about whether the restauranteur — Will Cockrell, owner of The Restaurant at Fox Run — followed proper, even […]

Metler, Virginia

Virginia Metler Services: Have been held. Virginia Metler, 86, of Kyle, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at her daughters’ home in Kyle, Texas. She was born on Sept. 14, 1917, in Washington, D.C., Walter Goldsworth and Corina Phillips Knowlton. She was born and raised in Washington D.C. She married David Metler […]

Jury: Melrose man guilty of vehicular homicide

By Darrell Todd Maurina Harry Downey, 70, showed no emotion Friday in Curry County District Court as jurors found him guilty of homicide by vehicle after four hours of deliberation, a verdict that could put him behind bars in state prison for the next six years. Downey, a farmer from Melrose, also faces an upcoming […]

Melrose man goes on trial in 2001 death of secretary

By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County jurors will be asked this week to determine if Harry L. Downey, 70, of Melrose, is responsible for the 2001 death of Anna Beth Austin, the secretary for Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper. The key question, prosecutors and defense attorneys agree, is whether Downey was intoxicated at the time […]

Welcome to Austin: Neat town

Clyde Davis We headed west and then north out of Austin, Texas, driving through the rolling hills and green countryside that, except for the temperature, reminded me very much of western Pennsylvania and home. Janice was driving, I was riding shotgun, and Dot and Lynn were stretched out in the back seat. It was Saturday […]

Survivors event was spiritually empowering

Clyde Davis The best moment in the entire experience was my beautiful wife, Janice, waiting at the finish line with a bouquet of flowers. Immediately after I came across and the volunteer handed me my survivor’s rose, Jan greeted me with the bouquet and the sign that she and Lynn and Dot had made while […]

Smart, Ben

Ben Smart Services: Have been held. Mr. Ben. O. “Pappy Ben” Smart, 86, of Arvada, Colo., a furniture dealer, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at the Wheatridge Manor Nursing Home in Arvada. He was born on Feb. 27, 1917, in Roosevelt County. He married Lela Inez Leitner on Oct. 22, 1937, in Amarillo. They lived […]

Zorns, Reba

Reba Zorns Services: Have been held. Reba Ferne Zorns, 89, of Austin, Texas, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Cedar Park, Texas. She was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Gray, Okla., to John M. and Laura Denton Elmore. She moved to Perryton, Texas, where she finished high school. She lived in Brownfield from 1944 until […]