Sturgess, Patricia

Patricia Carol “Trisha” Sturgess, 45, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Laural Ridge Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1959, to Ronnie Carol and Rosa Lee Wood Dunham at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She was a waitress in Kissimee, Fla., and a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and […]

Shell, Ramona

Ramona Shell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ramona Christine Shell, 86, of Bowling Green, Ky., a housewife, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky. She was born on May 11, 1918, in Okalahoma to Edward and Frances Hibbitts. She was a member of Westbrook Baptist Church. She was preceded […]

Where a strike is a good thing

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Gene Davis grips his bowling ball in his stance before throwing during practice Wednesday at the lanes. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Gene Davis fell in love with bowling when he was 9 years old. He got into bowling, he said, because his brother played baseball, and Davis didn’t like baseball. His […]

Retired ENMU music director belts out Christmas tunes

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Louis Burkel, 85, has played every Christmas concert with The Clovis Community Band since joining the band in 1980. CNJ staff photo: Jack King. By Jack King Louis Burkel has spent a lifetime with music, either playing it or teaching it to others. Burkel, who retired in 1980 as director of the school of music […]