Assisting children starts close to home

In a commentary by Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass Ministries, he told of an incident at a Seattle Special Olympics event some years ago. Bill Glass has a grandson with Down’s Syndrome. The games had started and the 100-yard dash was the subject of Glass’ story. Nine contestants, all physically or mentally handicapped, lined […]

Engagements —

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Sites-Head Amy Sites and Marshal Head will be married Dec. 19, 2010, at Muleshoe Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Deborah Sites of Portales. She is the granddaughter of the late John Sites and his wife, Norma of Roswell; and Carl and Mary Skrobrak of Dalhart, Texas. The prospective groom is […]

Handmade toy labor of love

Clyde Davis The story begins with an emailed photo, received sometime in April, when my grandson, who lives in Florida, was on a class field trip to Washington, DC. As his mother was one of the parent chaperones, she sent me a picture of something which Jason had seen in one of the stores on […]

Birth —

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Kobyn Ward All snuggled in, Kobyn Ward is the son of Amberly and Jordan Ward of Clayton. Grandson of Marlynda and Ronnie Williams of Clayton. He is the great-grandson of Betty and Bob Dunn of Clovis.

Grandson shows innocent way to look at life

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This article is dedicated to my grandson Jason, who has had almost daily “time of my life” experiences since we acquired the backyard swimming pool. I always knew … that a 9-year-old could get maximum use and enjoyment out of a 3.5 by14 foot-pool. We adults are under the sad […]

Christmas levels playing field

By Clyde Davis I did one of those things which I had sworn that I would never do. No, not one of those really bad things, as you may be thinking. It was, however, something which compromised or moved my principles. Perhaps I should say, what I thought were my principles. For truthfully, I’m not […]

3-28-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a report of theft from a home in the 1000 block of Westchester. A woman said her grandson and a friend came to visit. She said she confronted them about a gun missing from […]

Robbs, Billye L.

Billye Lee Robbs, 79, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in St. Vrain to Floyd and Magarette Hopper Flynn. She graduated from Clovis High School. She married John Robbs on March 6, 1942, in Clovis. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. as […]

Jones, Joe L.

Joe L. Jones, 70, of Clovis died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Johnson City, Texas. Born Nov. 18, 1936, in Curry County to Joe Chester and Addie Bea Jones, he grew up in Center and attended Center School. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1954, and was FFA chapter president. He attended Eastern New […]

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker, 55, of Temecula, Calif., died Sept. 8, 2005. He was born and raised in Clovis. He spent the latter years of his life in California where he was a western-wear salesman and store owner. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Tucker. He is survived by a son, Jason Tucker (and […]

Moore, Clarence J. “Cherry”

Clarence J. “Cherry” Moore , 93, of Clovis died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 5, 1913, in Eastland County, Texas, to Houston Wheeler Moore and Ellen Redwine Moore. He grew up on a farm in Goree, Texas, and started a career in business in 1932. He […]

Madril, Dionesia

Dionesia Madril, 88, of Duran, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1917, in Pinos Wells, to Liberato Jaramillo and the former Mauricia Sanchez. She attended school at Pinos Wells. She married Guadalupe Madril on Sept.2, 1938, in Duran. She was a homemaker. Family members said she loved quilting, […]

Lanell Jones

Lanell Jones, 76, of Santa Fe, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, in Santa Fe. She was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Portales. Survivors include her son, John Parsons (and wife Yanfang) of Bethesda, Md.; daughter, LeeAnn Rael (Ray) of Santa Fe; granddaughters, Alix Rael, Katie Rael and Yvonne Parsons; and grandson, Scott Parsons. Arrangements […]

Maestas, Ramoncita

Ramoncita Maestas Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Ramoncita Maestas, 94, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at BSA Hospice in Amarillo. She was born on Oct. 10, 1910, at Mills. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in […]

Ford, Faye

Faye Ford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Faye Ford, 84, of Farwell, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 9, 1920, in Bronte, Texas, to W.H. and Viola McKown. She married Uvon Darris Ford on April 26, 1940, in Norton, Texas. They moved to Farwell in […]

It’s unfair to judge tortoises by its shell

By Clyde David: CNJ columnist The evening began, following supper, in a most normal manner. Dishes were washed (OK, the paper plates were thrown out). I went outside to exercise my grandson’s current project, two young box tortoises who were found in the roses. Taking them from their terrarium, I was more than slightly surprised […]

Thank you letters: Movie production made a difference

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

Logan family feeling effects of war

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — A U.S. Marine with direct ties to Quay County died in Iraq recently, making him one of the first military personnel with such ties to the county to die in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, grandson of Mary E. Daniels of Logan, and the son of Charlotte […]

Mongar, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon E. Mongar, 80, of Albuquerque, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Palisade, Neb. He was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force for 27 years. He flew P-47s in Germany during World War II and F-100s in Vietnam. His last assignment […]

Shirley, Reba

Reba Shirley Services: Have been held. Reba Shirley, 78, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Lockney, Texas, to Vera and Clarence Hullum. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1942. In May 1943, she traveled to California and […]