Liston, Billy J.

Billy John Liston Services: Have been held. Billy John Liston, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 21, 1936, in Sudan, Texas, to John and Evelyn Gummelt Liston. He graduated from Texas Tech University. He started the Clovis Chapter of Ducks Unlimited […]

Let’s protect our outdoors

by Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Perhaps you have never heard of Jay “Ding” Darling, who was conservationist and cartoonist. During the Depression years, Darling was among those who were influential in the founding of Ducks Unlimited. According to local chapter president John McNeil, Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 to his knowledge, the country’s largest […]

Egg-roll sale helps Red Cross meet goal

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer After a month of cooking, selling and delivering more than 2,500 egg rolls, Clara Hawkins donated $2,225 to the Red Cross Zia chapter Monday for the tsunami relief fund. With her donation, the Clovis-based Red Cross Zia chapter has raised more than $10,000 as of Monday to aid victims […]

Fowler, Ruby

Ruby Lee (Lain) Fowler, 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born on May 24, 1924, in Lockney, Texas, to Jack and Minnie Lain. She married Gerald Fowler in Raton on Dec. 24, 1945. She worked for Meals on Wheels and the Crisis Center. She was a […]

Hairy therapy: Pets help heal local elderly

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sometimes a friendly face and furry back is exactly what the doctor ordered. That is what Dorothy Nelson, 52, of the American Cancer Society believes. She just certified her personal pet, Mookie, as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International and joined the local chapter of Therapaws, which uses […]

Girls over 50 just want to have fun

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers There are no rules. No dues. No committees. No officers. No charity work. No men allowed. No set meeting dates. No actual meetings or parliamentary procedure. And absolutely no responsibilities. The only requirements to be a member of the Red Hat Society is you must be a woman age 50 […]

Coming home another chapter in life

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” — T.S. Eliot, 1943 Last week’s final episode of “Frasier” left me in tears. I’ve found this TV psychiatrist’s dry sense of humor […]

Organizations 3/21

Encanto Garden Club Curt and Lisa Jaynes from Garden Source Nursery and Landscaping gave a program on Gardening, Garden Supplies, Gifts, Bedding Plants and General Landscape, when the Encanto Garden Club met on March 9 in the home of Betty Dunlap. President Betty Dunlap presided over the business meeting and a financial report was heard. […]

Friends say accident victims were ‘careful’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Members of the motorcycle club to which Timothy “Patch” Lasiter and Johnnie “Dutch” Vankleeck belonged said they couldn’t believe the two were killed in an early Sunday morning crash. Both belonged to different chapters of the “Brotherhood of 74” motorcycle club, named for a type of Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Lasiter was president […]

American Red Cross: They come through

By Eric Butler The American Red Cross is well-known as a group that comes to the aid of victims of large-scale disasters around the globe. However, the Clovis-based Zia Chapter of the Red Cross aims to help local people in need too. And no one is happier about that than Rosemary Madrid. Last summer, Madrid’s […]