Religion feature: Church to host bible study simulcast

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Argen Duncan: Portales News-Tribune Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales is sponsoring a satellite broadcast of a day-long presentation by popular women’s Bible study author Beth Moore on Saturday. Argen Duncan Bible study author Beth Moore, who focuses on women’s ministries, is appearing in Portales Saturday via satellite. Linda Davis, who helped organize the event at […]

Former fire chief lived eventful life

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Clovis’ fire chief from 1924 to 1941was R.V. Miller. He was born in 1891 in Missouri. His mother died at an early age, and the three children were reared by separate relatives. “I came to New Mexico in 1908 with a bride and $3,000 in cash, and Uncle Sam gave me […]

Johnson, Laverna B.

Laverna Beth Johnson, 71, of Costa Mesa, Calif., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. She was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Clovis. She grew up in the Oklahoma Lane community and attended schools in Oklahoma Lane and Farwell, where she graduated in 1953. She moved with her family to […]

Anniversaries (11-20)

Griego Christian and Cleo Griego of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple was married Nov. 24, 1955, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis. The couple will be traveling to Ruidoso for their anniversary celebration. He is a retired city worker. She is a housewife. Newberry Dean “Spud” and […]

Carter, Mary

Mary Carter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Norris Carter, 65, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Jan. 9, 1940, in Clovis, New Mexico to Onis “OB” and Edith Norris. She graduated from Clovis High in 1958. She married William “Bill” Clark Carter on Feb. 8, […]

Dad broke arm, but fixed soccer team

Alexis Domme: Guest Columnist Something I’ll always appreciate about my dad is that he will drop whatever he is doing to make his daughters happy. When I was in eighth grade, my soccer team discovered our coach had quit. This was halfway through the season and the league basically said, “Too bad.” We were devastated […]

Kathy Edwards shares life, memories

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the life and times of Kathy Edwards. Her report will conclude next Wednesday. “I was born in Roswell,” said Kathy Edwards, “because where my parents homesteaded in DeBaca County, Roswell had the closest doctor. My Daddy was L. W. Barnhill, coming to New Mexico […]

Local paper carrier retires after 20 years

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Beth Nelson understood customer service. The 79-year-old former newspaper carrier speaks softly and smiles often despite a knee brace strapped on her right leg like a sidelined athlete. That brace, she said, is the only thing preventing her from delivering Clovis News Journals to 150 customers in city’s southeast […]

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 […]

Vannatta, Leslie “Les”

Leslie L. “Les” Vannatta, 70, of Clovis died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at his home. He was born on Nov. 11, 1933, in Oakwood, Texas, to Leslie Edward and Myrtle Johnson Vannatta. He married Carrie “Beth” Jones on Aug. 12, 1959, in Oakwood. He worked as a teacher and a high school football coach in […]