Nippert, Marie

Mrs. Marie Ball Nippert, 89, of Clovis, a housewife, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 2, 1913, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to Ernest E. and Nannie Riley Peacock. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Vernie D. Ball […]

Cowboys and Christianity

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Jack White bows his head in prayer during the prayer meeting at the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp held in June 2001 at Ned Houk Park. By Gary Mitchell Steaming chuckwagon meals, campfire singing and old-time preaching will highlight the 26th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting. The four-day event will take place Wednesday through Saturday. […]

Former pastor reports on his retirement

BRENHAM, Texas — A former Elida and Ranchvale pastor recently called the Clovis News Journal to report on his retirement status since leaving the Clovis-Portales area. The Rev. Lester Vinson was pastor of Elida Baptist Church for 2 1/2 years, interim pastor of Iglesia Bautista Bethel in Portales for 15 months and at Ranchvale Baptist […]

Looney, Dorothy

Dorothy Looney Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dorothy Geraldine Looney, 77, of Bovina, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, in Friendswood, Texas. She was born on Nov. 25, 1925, in Clovis, to Loy Ivy Lobban and Jessie Catherine Noble. She was a long-time resident of Bovina and a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of […]

Hill, Joyce

Joyce Hill Services: Have been held. Mrs. Joyce Hill, 62, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on May 21, 1940, in Springer, to Gladys and James E. English. She grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from Robertson High School in 1958. She worked […]