Ag group to host breakfast

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer In the spirit of Clovis’ successful Committee of 50, the recently organized Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico aims to work for the best interests of agricultural producers and the community, the group’s Chairman Blake Curtis said Wednesday. Ag 50 will hold a breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Friday at […]

Ag 50 strong in first meeting

By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico, a lobbying group for agriculture, held its organizational meeting last Tuesday, according to Blake Curtis, who was elected chairman. “We had good attendance,” he told directors of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber on Wednesday. The organization’s bylaws call for no more than 59 members, […]

Lay, Curtis

Curtis Lay Services: Have been held. Curtis Lay, 88, of Melrose died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 21, 1915, in Berlin, Okla., to Dave and Violet Laxton Lay. He married Ora Blackburn on Dec. 4, 1936, in Berlin. He moved to Melrose in 1949 […]

Recent rainfall favors farms and ranches

By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer For months, when Clovis area farmers and ranchers smiled, it may have looked more like a grimace. But that has all changed in recent weeks. Over the past week, Clovis has received more than 2 inches of rainfall, prompting big grins and the forecast of big bucks for those […]

And He Was Gathered to His People

By Curtis Shelburne “And He Was Gathered to His People” My wife has been collecting and displaying some old family photographs. She’s been after me for awhile now to scan a small old photograph of my maternal grandparents that has long sat on a shelf in my office. And I just did. I knew that […]

So what’s in a name?

SO WHAT’S IN A NAME? My parents named me Curtis Kline. (No jibes, now. It wears just as well as Milton Scott or William Jehoshaphat or Delton Eli or Richard Milhouse or Clive Staples or John Luke or …) Presumably, Mom and Dad liked the sound of it, but more than that, they liked the […]

Chitwood, John

John W. Chitwood, 89, of Carlsbad, N.M., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Aug. 1, 1914, in Bellview. He attended school in Ruth. He married Joyce Neely on July 6, 1933. In the 1940s he played minor league baseball. He farmed in Broadview until 1956 when he moved to […]

Chenault, Tura

Tura Chenault Services: Have been held. Mrs. Tura Ola Chenault, 88, of Clovis, a homemaker and cafeteria worker, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 5, 1914, in Richland, to Silas Franklin and Ida Dove Thompson Beeman. She was a member of 16th and Pile […]

Culpepper, Althea

Althea Culpepper Services: Have been held. Mrs. Althea L. Wheeler Culpepper, 90, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1913, in Munday, Texas, to Robert A. and Cordie E. Sargent Lowe. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1930. She attended Weatherford College in Texas and New […]

Block, William

William Block Services: Have been held. Mr. William Arthur “Bill” Block, 86, of Portales, died April 11, 2003, at a Temple, Texas, hospital. He was born on June 25, 1916, in at Gotebo, Okla., to Abraham and Agnes Martens Block. He married M. Lavada Mitchell on Dec. 28, 1935, in Hobart, Okla. He farmed his […]