Gilliland

CNJ staff Jimmy Gilliland Date of birth: Sept. 12, 1927 Dates of service: 1945 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Ship Fitter 3rd class Unit and specialty: USS West Virginia Lives in: Clovis In his words: Gilliland enlisted in the Navy right after high schools. “I was coming […]

West Texas residents seeing cotton rat resurgence

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer An eruption of unwelcome and unsightly visitors has disrupted the lives of residents in Parmer County and other West Texas communities. Rick Gilliland, USDA Wildlife Services representative, said favorable weather conditions have fueled a “population explosion” of the hispid cotton rat, an indigenous pest to west Texas and surrounding […]

April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Jack King In Curry County, 450 children a year suffer some form of abuse or neglect, according to the Ninth Judicial District’s Family and Children’s Court Services. The abuse can range from lack of food, decent clothing and shelter to physical and sexual victimization, said Marsha Gilliland, executive director of CASA, the Court Appointed […]

‘Big hearts’ help court services volunteers face challenges

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. The organization’s name doesn’t tell the whole story of Family and Children’s Court Services in Clovis. Yes, advocates from the group often are called upon to tell, […]

Readers invited to share family stories

Gayline Shaw was still 16 when she graduated from Bledsoe High School as valedictorian. Brains were not her only gift. The school’s senior class of 1950, “being of unsound mind and disintegrating memory after four strenuous years,” issued a class will. While Ona Mae left “her most charming looks and personality to Helen” and Wayne […]