Wiggins, Raymond

Raymond Franklin Wiggins, 65, of River Falls, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Clovis on Dec. 20, 1939, to Mattie Felly and Ocie Franklin Wiggins. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Wiggins of River Falls, Ala.; three daughters, Teresa Wiggins, Linda Robbins (and husband, John), all of […]

Charges could interrupt Israel, American relations

Freedom Newspapers This could turn out to be nothing much, or it could be a major scandal that ends up affecting U.S. relations with Israel. The emerging Larry Franklin-AIPAC story bears watching because it could signify an organized effort to affect U.S. policy in the Middle East — perfectly legitimate — that veered over the […]

Xeriscape offers water-friendly option

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The White Dagger tree only flowers once in its lifetime of 10 to 20 years. It is also known as the century plant. Tequila is made from a close relative in Mexico, according to one Web site. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Just because one lives in New Mexico does […]

Franklin, Loyd

Loyd Franklin Services: have been held. Loyd O. Franklin, 90, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at his home. He was born on April 3, 1914, in Turkey, Texas, to William B. and Ellen Franklin. His family moved to Amherst, Texas where he graduated from Amherst High School in 1931. He joined a group […]

Experts say fall best time for planting

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer If you want a spring garden blooming with flowers and green lawn grass now is the time to get digging, experts say. It may seem like it is too early to be thinking about a spring garden, but experts say the fall is the best time to plant. “I […]

Birthdays 3/28 – Franklin

Franklin Loyd Franklin of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. April 3 at the West 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by his children, George Franklin of Clovis, Kerry Franklin of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Paula Franklin Churchman of Amarillo. He was born on […]

Wright, Donald Francis

Donald Francis Wright Service: Have been held. Donald F. Wright, 82, died Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 20, 1921, in Franklin, Pa. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a Pharmacist Mate Second Class. Mr. Wright has no known survivors. Arrangements are by […]

Turn back the hands of time

By Sue Gilmore Welcome to the dark side … of the day. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to set back the clocks and bid farewell to that extra hour of daylight. Except, of course, in Arizona (not including the Navajo Nation), Hawaii and most of Indiana. Their time zones are constants — always standard […]

Houston, Betty

Betty Houston Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Jean Houston, 69, of Clovis, a salesperson, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 23, 1934, in House, to Forest Guy and Buna Smith Franklin. She married Glenn Jack Houston on May 21, 1952, in Clovis. She […]

Former Air Force sergeant reminisces about Clovis AFB

By Darrell Todd Maurina Coming to Clovis in 1954 was a major change for New York City native Peter Hendricks. But even five decades later, Hendricks said he enjoyed his time at what was then known as Clovis Air Force Base — quiet was precisely what he wanted after having served during the Korean War. […]