Behind the scene

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Layne Strebeck and his mother, Selena, are both involved in all things Wildcat’s football. Strebeck, a senior at Clovis High School, plays as defensive and tight end on the team, while his mother shoots photographs and organizes dinners. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Bonnie Mendoza hasn’t tackled anybody or […]

Aug. 15, 1943

Farmers were reported to be happy when they received word that 600 wheat parity checks totaling $80,503.25 had been issued. … J.C. Penney was advertising back-to-school specials. … And Bonnie Cross, an administrative assistant, was born in Clovis.

In tribute — November obituaries

CNJ staff The following list of people died in November, according to obituaries submitted to the CNJ. • Aguilar, Stephen Van “Steve,” 46, Clovis, Nov. 1. • Anderberg, Lucille, 91, Riverside, Calif., and formerly of Elida, Nov. 10. • Aragon, Frances “Panchita,” 76, Clovis, Nov. 14. • Aschbacher, Melvina Jane, 94, Floyd, Nov. 19. • […]

Dogs ponder meaning of Fourth of July

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I know I am not supposed to overhear these conversations. They generally take place late at night, in the back yard, when no humans are around. Since our dogs sleep outside in the summer, they have the chance to sort out and process events with no human ears present. Normally, only […]

Jeter, Bonnie

Bonnie Evelyn Jeter, 96, of Bloomington, and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Henry; a sister, A. Velma Armstrong, and a niece, Billie Armstrong. She is survived by a son, Melvyn Jeter (and wife, Jerrie) of Normal, Ill.; four […]

Battles, Bonnie J.

Bonnie Jean Battles, 78, of Melrose, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home. She was born May 21, 1927, in Grand Island, Neb., to Walter and Effie May Williams. She owned and operated an antique Store in Melrose for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Melrose. Family members […]

Super Bowl could use canine perspective

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It can really be an eye opener, or perhaps an ear opener, to listen to conversations between your pets — in this case, dogs. Their perspective on life is sometimes refreshing, sometimes amusing and never what you might expect it to be. As an example, I overheard this conversation in […]

Dogs get boom out of Fourth of July

By Clyde Davis The wisdom is passed down from dog generation to dog generation. As each new wave of furry, four-legged people comes along, the race of the sensitive ears and tender noses, the indoctrination speech is given. “Beware the times that smell like sulfur and sound like thunder! Beware the times when humans celebrate […]

Cooper, Delbert

Delbert Cooper Services: Have been held. Delbert I. Cooper, 78, of Cathedral City, Calif., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in Hemet, Calif. He was born on Nov. 5, 1925, in Portales, to Lexter and Lola Mae Cooper. He married Bonnie Cook on Nov. 24, 1948, in Portales. He graduated from Floyd High School and Eastern […]

Cooper, Bonnie

Bonnie Cooper Services: Have been held. Bonnie Marie Cooper, 76, of Cathedral City, Calif., died Friday Oct. 22, 2004, in Palm Desert, Calif. She was born on June 14, 1928, in Rotan, Texas, to Samuel and Addie Cook. She moved to Portales at an early age. She graduated from Portales High School in 1948. She […]

Powell, Bonnie

Bonnie Powell Services: Have been held. Bonnie Powell, 90, of Clovis, died April 7, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Bellview, to Lois and Elizabeth Trapp. She married Vachrel Ridley in 1930 in Clovis. She and her sister, Helen Trapp Stanton, worked at the World War […]

Brown, Bonnie

Bonnie Brown Services: Have been held. Bonnie Brown, 73, of Carlsbad died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest-Northgate Unit in Carlsbad. She was born and raised in Portales, where she graduated from high school. She married Pryde Brown on July 31, 1948, in Portales. The couple moved to Carlsbad in […]

Mother longs for children’s smiles on Christmas

By Eric Butler Three girls in the area may not know what their mother wants for Christmas. But it’s simple, according to Bonnie (not her real name). “I just want to be able to put smiles on my kids’ faces and make them happy,” Bonnie said. Accomplishing that through material gifts is going to be […]

Martinez, Joaquin

Joaquin Martinez Services: Have been held Joaquin Martinez, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Mosquero to Frank and Barbarita Martinez. He worked as a ranch hand most of his life and came to Clovis three months before his death. Mr. Martinez […]