July 24, 2008 Education Digest

Local students scholarship recipients Two local students were named 2008-2009 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars by the New Mexico Public Education Department, according to a press release. Miles Ware of Clovis and Wesley Gilmore of Elida were awarded $1,500 annual scholarships for up to four years. Forty-five New Mexico high school seniors were selected out […]

In Tribute: Contractor built homes, work ethic

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Don Killough raised his family the same way he built houses — a good foundation, some independence and strict parameters. Killough’s children remembered the Clovis building contractor as a loving, supportive father who valued a strong work ethic and could be seen in church whenever its doors were open. […]

Proposed database small step forward

By Freedom Newspapers Googling for government contracts may never become the hottest pastime on the Internet, we’ll admit. But we still see promise in last week’s passage by the U.S. Senate of S-2590, the 2006 Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, which mandates the creation of a searchable database, free to the public, of federal […]

Johnson, Lamont

Lamont Johnson, 33, of Phoenix died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 19, 1972, in Clovis to Annie Babers and Melvin Johnson. He was preceded in death by two uncles, George and Howard Babers; a grandfather Frank Babers; a brother, Deon Johnson and a cousin, Markese Byrd. He is survived by […]

Byrd, Thelma

Thelma Lois Byrd, 80, of Floyd died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Odessy Hospice inpatient unit in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 25, 1925, to Claude and Ruby Stevens Shipp in Mullin, Texas. She married G.C. Byrd on July 24, 1943, in Cross Plains, Texas. They moved to Roosevelt County, where they farmed for many […]

Collins, Ara “Doll”

Ara “Doll” Collins, 91, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Madisonville, Texas, to Tom and Carrie Sims Jordan. She married Brady Byrd on Sept. 20, 1930, in Midway, Texas. She later married Lee Collins on Aug. 12, 1952, in Lovington. She […]

2/12 Births

Byrd Kendal Don Byrd was born June 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 4.8 ounces. He is the son of Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis. He has a sister, Emily, 2. Grandparents are Don and Sheryl Reid, Karl and Barbara Kos, all of Clovis, and Eddie and Sue […]

2/4 Births

Byrd Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis are the parents of a boy on June 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Kendal Don Byrd has one sister, Emily, 2. Grandparents are Don and Sheryl Reid and Karl and Barbara Kos, all of Clovis and Eddie and Sue Byrd of Abilene, Texas. Great-grandparents […]

1/29 Births

Byrd Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis are the parents of Kendal Don Byrd, a girl born on June 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She has one sister, Emily, 2. Grandparents are Don and Shery Reid, Karl and Barbara Koscla, all of Clovis and Eddie and Sue Byrd of Abilene, Texas. […]

Call, Oscar “Marvin”

Oscar “Marvin” Call, 85, of Clovis died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, in Corrales. He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Quay, Okla., to Robert Lee and Celeste Hedges Call. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1939. He married Ina Gaddis March 17, 1942, in Texarkana, Ark. He was a carpenter at Local 1245 and […]