Lovelace, Ann

Ann Lovelace, 82, of Farwell died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Odyssey Healthcare Hospice in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Snyder, Texas, to Grady and Hattie Nabors. She graduated from Ira High School in 1940 and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, earning a bachelor of science degree in home economics with […]

Robinson, L.C.

L.C. Robinson, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, in Kannapolis, N.C. She was born on Aug. 26, 1916, in Coolidge, Texas, to Eddie and Minnie Page Johnson. She married Robert Robinson in 1939 in Coolidge. She worked in housekeeping for the Civil Service at Cannon Air Force Base and was a member of […]

1/24 Business digest

Meatpacking plant plans still pending A Wisconsin-based meatpacker has still not announced plans for building a plant that would employ up to 2,500 people. Smithfield Beef Group sent representatives to Clovis in October to visit with local officials. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Smithfield Beef is the nation’s fifth-largest beef processor, according to the company […]

Buffs falter in six-man final

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — In its bid for a second consecutive state six-man football title, Melrose dominated most of the statistics against Gateway Christian on Saturday — except one. The Buffaloes rolled up an 18-9 advantage in first downs and a 566-310 margin in total yardage, but the Warriors converted five […]

Unbeaten Buffs keep rolling

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Melrose’s Zach P>ack is pushed out of bounds near the goalline by Floyd senior Brad Lee on Saturday. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — The Melrose Buffaloes proved they can win without star running back Carlos Ruiz. With Ruiz sidelined with a heart murmur, Brock Graham led an efficient offense […]

Melrose seniors searching for perfect ending

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Melrose’s Brock Graham, left, Cedar Rush, center, and Carlos Ruiz are three of six seniors who have been playing football under coach Dickie Roybal since seventh grade. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Six Melrose seniors are trying to go out the same way they came in — undefeated. Quarterback Brock […]

Clovis woman thankful for new home

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CNJ Photo: Eric Kluth Karen Banister, right, talks with project manager Monte Graham after the dedication for the first Habitat House in Clovis Tuesday at 917 Hinkle Street. Banister will move into the house with her two granddaughters. Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Struggling to hold back tears, Karen Banister sat tightly clutching her infant […]

Enormous health care costs needs revisiting

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate armed services subcommittee on military personnel, says he will be “adamant’’ during negotiations with House conferees on a final defense authorization bill that it include his Senate-approved amendment to open a premium-based military health insurance plan to any drilling reservist or National […]

Cagle, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Cagle Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Graham Cagle, 96, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 3, 1909, in Stevenson, Ala., to James R. and Lena Huddleston Graham. She came to Clovis at 10 months of age in 1910 with her family. She married […]

Mathis, Kenneth

Kenneth Mathis Services:Have been held. Kenneth Gene Mathis, 64, of Graham, Texas, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, in Graham, Texas. He was born June 23, 1940, in El Centro, Calif., to Wesley Thaddius and Evie Lena Oliver Mathis. He married Jackie Collins on May 28, 2003. He had been employed by Remington Apparel in Graham, […]

Crowley strove for exemplary Christian life

By Judy Brandon Sometimes it seems that we can be touched in ways we do not anticipate. It was any normal day in my life and I was on my way to work by my typical route. I turned on the car radio and the host introduced a taped speech by Mary Crowley, then CEO […]

Monster trucks coming to fairgrounds

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Joe Cypher grew up in Reno, Nev., playing with Hot Wheels and little plastic Army men — two things that have most influenced his life. He was once an Army Ranger, and now Hot Wheels has a toy modeled after his monster truck “Airborne Ranger.” Cypher will perform in […]

Businesses remain resolute in face of closure

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Benny Pacheco has worked as a sales agent at Associate Real Estate for about a year, but has worked in Clovis as a car salesman and in real estate for 30 years. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Real estate agent Benny Pacheco said he already had a woman call […]

Better benefits could be on way

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Three weeks before the TRICARE Reserve Select program begins, a key senator predicts Congress this year will embrace his plan to offer even better healthcare benefits to drilling Reserve and National Guard members. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., new chairman of the Senate armed services’ subcommittee on military personnel, described as […]

Earwood, Michelle

Michelle Elaine Graham Earwood, 29, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 1, 1975, in Vietnam. She grew up in Vernal, Utah and Rangely, Colo., where she graduated from high school and college at Colorado Northwestern Community College at the age of 16. […]

As new season kicks off, glory days remembered

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George Powell, an employee with Clovis Municipal Schools, cuts grass on Thursday afternoon at Leon Williams Stadium as Clovis football players John Props, right, and Terrance Walker walk to practice. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Steve Graham took over a Clovis High football program in 1959 that had suffered years […]

8/15/04 Weddings

Casaus Gina V. Apodaca of Clovis, and B.J. Casaus of Clovis, were joined in marriage on Aug. 4, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. G. Graham performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ronny L. and Frances Apodaca of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of George Eloy and Estefanita Baca […]

CHS boys fourth in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams (far right) lossens up just before the start of the 100 meters. Williams got out of the blocks fast but was nosed out for third. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White On a day when Carlsbad pole vaulter Zach Graham catapulted himself to gravity-defying heights and Kenyan-born La Cueva […]

Graham, Owen G.

Owen G. Graham Services have been held. Owen G. Graham, 71, of Boron, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Lancaster, Calif. He was born on Jan. 31, 1933, to Jim and Pernie Graham in Amherst, Texas. He grew up in Clovis. He moved to Boron and was employed by U.S. Botox Mine as a […]

Lovelace, John

John David Lovelace, 82, of Farwell, a farmer, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 8, 1920, in Farwell, to Tom and Willie Chastain Lovelace. He graduated from Farwell High School. He married Ann Nabors on Dec. 5, 1947, in Abernathy, Texas. He was a […]