June 11, 2008 Military Digest

Woodard Michael S. Woodard has joined the U.S. Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year. Woodard, a 2008 graduate of Cherokee High School, Okla., has reported to Lackland Air Force Base in […]

Ah, those friendly people

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what they love about Clovis. Here’s what Gerald Majewski had to say: “The friendliness of most of the people. Others need to learn from them.” • • • Want to participate in questions and answers with the editors? Email us

A Giant hope

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what one reader had to say: • “I will be watching the Super Bowl even though the Packers did not make it this year. […]

Revered leader leaves legacy of quiet integrity

By Freedom Newspapers Gerald R. Ford, who died Tuesday evening at 93 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., may have been the most fundamentally decent person to serve as president of the United States during the 20th century. An “accidental” president in that he had not been elected nationally either as president or vice […]

Era of soulful love songs fading away

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist One day, maybe 20 years ago, I ran into Eddie Levert. Eddie, a charter member of the legendary O’Jays, is one of the greats, a singer of thunderous power. Back then, his son Gerald was just starting out as a professional singer but already, people were remarking how much he […]

Kilmer, Phyllis

Phyllis Byrd Kilmer, 94, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Mangum, Okla., to Amanda Rosa Jane and Cleophus Lee Bird. She was the youngest of nine children. She graduated from Vaughn High School in 1930. She married Arlin William Kilmer March 5, 1932, […]

Spahr, Pauline

b>Pauline Spahr Services: Have been held. Pauline Maria Spahr, 68, of Clovis, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at her home. She was born on Jan. 29, 1937, in Tucumcari, to Benito and Josephine Hurtado. She married Gerald Hadley Spahr Sr. on Sept. 4, 1964, in Clovis. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church […]

Harper, Gerald

Gerald Harper Services: Have been held. Mr. Gerald H. “Jake” Harper, 82, of Grady, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 13, 1922, in Curry County, to John Henry and Maggie Belle Moss Harper. He married Fairene Weeks on July 26, 1947, in Clovis. He attended school and graduated […]

Dorough, Gerald

Gerald Dorough Services: Have been held. Mr. Gerald Franklin Dorough, 87, of Clovis, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on July 9, 1916, in Mountain, Ark., to James and May Dorough. He was married for 66 years to Bertha Dorough. He worked 41 years at Southwestern Public Service, […]