April 12, 1967

Gov. David Cargo had named five Clovis residents to his “Committee of 100” to foster economic growth: Gerald F. Dorough, Dr. I.D. Johnson, Duffy Sasser, J.R. Spencer and Charles Fischer. … The Clovis News-Journal cost a dime. … Shorty Purselley was enjoying his first week of retirement from the Clovis Police Department after 17 years […]

Hollywood weighs in on Mel Gibson

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist Someone suggested to me the morning after Mel Gibson’s thunderclap that his career was over. Ha! Far from it. This is the start of a whole new gig. If Gibson had used the N word, or defamed feminists, or praised George W. Bush, he might be in serious trouble. Those […]

Gibson fiasco calls for stricter penalties

By Steve Chapman: syndicated columnist Mel Gibson drove drunk, got arrested and vilified Jews, thus disgracing himself, and possibly forfeiting millions of dollars in future earnings. Man, was he lucky. By getting behind the wheel with a blood-alcohol level 50 percent higher than the legal limit, he could have killed himself or someone else, as […]

Gibson, Ethel

Ethel Gibson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ethel Gibson, 80, of Clovis died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at home. She was born June 27, 1925, in Pennsylvania to Homer and Elizabeth Miller Gill. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons , Roy Gibson (and, wife Cherie) of North […]

Reaction to BRAC closing ranges from shock to apathy

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Clovis hairstylist Kristal Hailey said “in a way I care, in a way I don’t” about the possibility of Cannon Air Force base closing when asked Saturday at the Clovis Wal-Mart. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Some Saturday Wal-Mart shoppers had more on their minds than hamburger meat and cottage […]

‘Passion” shows depths of Christ’s love

Sabrina Farmer “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free …” (Galatians 5:1) If you have seen Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” maybe you are wondering what is the point of portraying this sacrifice? It is for freedom. That’s the same freedom our founding fathers knew, embraced and sacrificed for — […]

‘Christ’ movie ads fuel to anti-Semetic fire

Mona Charen It grieves me to object to Mel Gibson’s movie because I know millions of Christians in this country and around the world will be moved and possibly even transformed by it — and that is a welcome thing. As a Jew, I can unhesitatingly declare the world would be a better place if […]

‘The Passion of the Christ’ heads to Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to a group of anonymous donors, Mel Gibson’s new film, “The Passion of the Christ,” will be coming to Clovis on the film’s Feb. 25 opening day, which is Ash Wednesday on the church calendar. According to the movie’s promotional material, the film is a graphic presentation of the last […]

Film fuels fear of reprisal

By Darrell Todd Maurina While local evangelical Christians have enthusiastically supported bringing Mel Gibson’s film on the death of Christ to Clovis, the film has ignited controversy nationally as some Jewish organizations objected to the film’s graphic images. Much of the Jewish criticism has focused on the history of “passion plays” — a genre of […]

Public Record 2/20

Compiled from court records from Feb. 5 through Feb. 18 Marriage Licenses Uel Eugene Fleming, 73, of Albuquerque and Shirley Faye Burrows, 68, of Van Buren, Mo. Casey Lee Ray, 26, of Roswell and Stacey Marie Sutton, 28, of Melrose. Johnnie Lee Gibson Jr., 32, and Marea Lanae Guthrie, 32, both of Clovis. Tyler Allen […]

Gibson, Pius

Pius Gibson Services: No services are planned. Mr. Pius Olney Gibson III, 45, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at his home. He was born July 3, 1957, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to Dolores and Pius Olney Gibson Jr. He grew up in Jackson, Miss. He was a 1975 graduate of Forrest Hill High […]