Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]

Sheriff recall headed to vote

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De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves is accused of misappropriating funds and mistreating prisoners. He denies the allegations. (Staff photo: Andy Jackson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer FORT SUMNER — Lisa Lee stood outside the De Baca County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday while on break from her job as a dispatcher. About 30 feet […]

Moore, Charles “Chuck”

Charles Hughes “Chuck” Moore Services: Have been held. Charles Hughes “Chuck” Moore, 84, of Clovis died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 2, 1919, in Yale, Mich., to Joseph Irwin and Margaret Lorrinda (Craig) Moore. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and was stationed at Clovis […]

Navigator recalls old warbird

By Gary Mitchell World War II warbirds on static display Saturday and Sunday at Clovis Municipal Airport brought back memories for one Clovis man who trained with a B-29 Super-fortress bomber. Both a B-29 and “Diamond Lil,” the world’s oldest B-24 Liberator bomber, were displayed, courtesy of the Commemorative Air Force — formerly the Confederate […]