Our people: Gene Bieker oversees maintenance at Clovis Municipal Schools

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools Executive Director of Operations Gene Bieker said he enjoys ensuring that Clovis students learn in safe and clean buildings. Clovis resident Gene Bieker has worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools for 13 years and is headed for retirement this summer. Bieker retired from a career in the […]

First person: Prepping pumpkins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gene Terry has painted pumpkins for the fall festival at Kingswood Methodist Church for eight years. Gene Terry has spent the last two weeks painting 20 pumpkins for Saturday’s fall festival at Kingswood Methodist Church. Each of the pumpkins has a different face, and some even have hats. Pumpkin harvest: […]

Prosthetic legs don't slow runner

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Running 2,500 miles across the United States takes ambition, optimism, faith, perseverance, and for one man, two prosthetic legs. Marine veteran Gene Roberts, a Baltimore native, whose legs were taken from him during the Vietnam conflict, is running from Camp […]

Military Feature: Running on faith

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Running a stretch of road between St. Vrain and Cannon Air Force Base on Friday, Gene Roberts of Baltimore is on a cross-country quest. The former Marine said he wants to share his love for Jesus with others. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An explosion in Vietnam robbed a […]

May 23, 1949

Police were searching for a 1937 coupe stolen from a Clovis garage where it had been repaired. Officials suspected the car’s owner had taken it, after refusing to pay $125 owed in repair costs. … Donna Kay Crow, Linda Anderson and Dominga Carralez were among area brownie-troop members who went through a “fly up” ceremony […]

This Mystery Is Truly One of Celestial Proportions

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist My brother Gene recently wrote about a fractured star. What? You say they fracture all the time? No, I’m not talking about Hollywood stars; I’m talking about a truly celestial star. The star in Gene’s sights was one of the incredibly dense and powerful stars astronomers call “neutron” stars. […]

Columnist reels at Dixie Chick response

Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Welcome, graduates, to final commencement ceremonies for Column Writing — A Noble If Not Rewarding Profession. Our comprehensive two-hour course covered important territory. We thank guest lecturer and former congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham for his insightful thoughts on “When is it proper to take payola? Let’s talk numbers.” It was kind […]

Carter, Eugene “Gene”

Eugene “Gene” Carter, 67, of Roswell, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1938, in Portales, to Louis and Elizabeth McClain Carter. He married Linda Woody on Sept. 16, 1991, in Roswell. He was a paint contractor and owned and operated the Gene Carter Airless Repair. […]

Palady, Eugene

Eugene Palady Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene “Gene” Palady, 80, of Clovis, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. He was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Vermont, to Margaret and Frank Palady Sr. He married Pauline Martel on Oct. 12, 1949, in Vermont. They moved to New Mexico […]

Keslar, Daniel

Daniel Keslar Services: Have been held. Daniel Gene “Danny” Keslar, 43, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 26, 1961, in Clovis, to Gene and Jewell Keslar. He was a cable technician, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Family members said he loved […]

Simmons, Gene

Gene Simmons Services:Have been held. Mr. Gene Simmons, 80, of the Dora community, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on June 7, 1924, in Post, Texas, to Maude and John Simmons. He moved with his family to the Dora area as a teenager. In 1945, just […]

Galloway, Gene

Gene Galloway Services: Have been held. Gene Russell Galloway, 78, of Belen, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. He was born in 1925. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. His second retirement was from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after 23 years of service. He […]

Shirley, Gene

Gene Shirley Services: Have been held. Mr. Gene Shirley, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 31, 1932, in Clayton, to John and Kate Harris Shirley. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales from 1950 to 1954 and received a bachelor’s […]

Archibeque, Gene

Gene Archibeque Services: Have been held. Gene Archibeque, 42, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Aug. 17, 1961, in Vaughn, to Tom and Victoria Sisneros Archibeque. He married Cendy Swift in Clovis. Family members said he enjoyed race car driving, drawing and mechanic work, but most of […]

Reader disagrees with columnist on gays

From time to time, columnist Leonard Pitts expresses good ideas. However, his Wednesday column was possibly emotionally appealing to some, but lacking in rationality. The fact something “is” seldom justifies what it “ought” to be. There is corruption in politics, but I strongly deny it ought to be that way. There is immorality in some […]

Salaz, Juan B.

Salaz, Juan B. Services: Have been held. Juan B. Salaz, 84, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born June 6, 1919, in Corazon to Margarita and Jose Salaz. Mr. Salaz grew up in the Las Vegas, N.M., area and graduated from Highlands University as […]

Morris, Arthur C. “Art”

Services: Have been held. Arthur C. “Art” Morris, 83, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on June 21, 1920, in Larkinsville, Ala., to Mabel and Arthur Morris, Sr. He grew up in Larkinsville, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He moved to Clovis in 1936 […]

Atchley, Gene

Gene Atchley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Imogene “Gene” Atchley, 70, of Portales, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 29, 1932, in Cordell, Okla., to Virgie and Dub Dunaway. She grew up in Cordell. She married Bill Morrison in 1949. They made their home in […]

Craven, Billy

Mr. Billy Gene “Santa” Craven, 70, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born on May 26, 1932, in Wellington, Texas. He moved to Amarillo in 1961 from Clovis. He served in the Army for two years and the Air Force for four years. He was a veteran of the Korean […]