Official: Military honors option available for veteran burials

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Veronica Goff, left, receives a flag from Senior Airman Nathan Rogers of Cannon Air Force Base at the conclusion of Thursday’s military funeral honors for her father, Henry Sanchez of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Henry Sanchez loved dancing, his guitar and his harmonica, family members said. And […]

Lenders may be better off out of federal hands

Freedom New Mexico So what happened Sunday night, when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would get government backing to keep them from failing? It seems to have prevented a major meltdown of the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), but it’s a short-term fix that […]

In Tribute: Father knew importance of giving

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Henry Lambra

Some big guys I’ve known

By Glenda Price In the old days some people were “fat,” and fat people were jolly. “Obese” wasn’t even a word then, although I guess Big Henry who lived not far from our place would have qualified. He took the front seat out of his car and sat in the back seat to drive. I […]

Jan. 31, 1978

Clovis awoke to 4 inches of snow, forcing traffic to a crawl. … Henry Winkler and Sally Field were starring in “Heroes” at the Hilltop Twin. … Dennis the Menace complained that “anybody old enough to be cold is old enough to have an electric blanket.” … Woolworth was selling packages of 60-minute cassette tapes […]

Jan. 1, 1957

Rhonda Louise Vibbard was the first baby from Curry County born in the new year. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vibbard, who worked on Lee Hammond’s ranch northwest of Clovis. … Clovis police announced traffic accidents in the city totaled 600 in 1956. The wrecks resulted in 53 injuries and two […]

Henry, Albert

Albert G. Henry, 67, of Logan, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Trigg Hospital in Tucumcari. He was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Lakeview, Texas, to Mamie James Henry. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1956 and lived in Logan for 44 years. He served on the Logan School Board for 14 years, including […]

Local family shares legacy of motherhood

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The five generations of the Burch family gather at the Laura Ridge nursing home. From left are Melva Jo Henry, Nellie Virginia Burch, Ridley JoMarie Timberlake, Dee Rae Timberlake and Coni Jo Lyman. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A dash of self-worth and a healthy portion of respect, blended with […]

Jeter, Bonnie

Bonnie Evelyn Jeter, 96, of Bloomington, and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Henry; a sister, A. Velma Armstrong, and a niece, Billie Armstrong. She is survived by a son, Melvyn Jeter (and wife, Jerrie) of Normal, Ill.; four […]

Former Vixen carries success to college level

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Fort Sumner grad Sandy Fortner is having a productive season in her first year at UNM. (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The way Sandy Fortner competes, it’s easy to forget she’s only a freshman. Fortner, a Fort Sumner grad in her first year at the University of New Mexico, is best on […]

Henry, James

James A. Henry, 92, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Edward and Jennie Pratt Wright, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1962. He was a member of […]

Jenkins, Henry

Henry Jenkins, 85, of Portales, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. Born June 3, 1920, in Berkeley, Calif., to Nettie and Oliver Lloyd Jenkins, he grew up in Berkeley and attended his first two years of college there. He transferred to Oakland Tech, where he completed an engineering degree. He married […]

Baber, Braden J.

Braden Janea Baber, infant daughter of Lyndsey Baber, was born and died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Truman Welch; and a grandfather, Jim Henry. Survivors include her mother; grandmother, Tami Spriggs of Portales; great-grandparents, Rosie Henry and Don Lee of […]

Michael Ray Pace

Michael Ray Pace, 51, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 5, 1954, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Henry and ElJuena Gibbs Pace. He was a welder and longtime Clovis resident. He served in the U.S. Navy. Family members said he was a loving […]

9/23 view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Last week, Amos described an encounter with a college hamster named Henry, an agnostic who sincerely wanted to know how to have faith. Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the agnostic hamster – part two silly me boss i decided to […]

James Henry

James Henry Date of birth: Jan. 5, 1914 Dates of service: 1941 through 1962 (Career) Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan Lives in: Clovis Theater or location of service: Oregon, California, Colorado and Lake Tule Branch: National Guard, Army, Army-Air Force, Air Force Rank: Staff Sergeant Unit and Specialty: Mechanic, vehicles. Motor pool After discharge: Clovis, Retired from […]

9/16 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard or shift keys and is unschooled in the art of punctuation. the agnostic hamster while going through my college mousebook yesterday boss i ran across some rather haunting memories staring at me in black and white to keep from starving to death through […]

Brockoff, Henry

Henry Brockoff Services: No services are planned at this time. Mr. Henry “Hank” Brockoff, 78, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 22, 1926, in Green Isle, Minn., to Pauline and Albert Brockoff. He lived in the area around Green Isle until 1950 when he entered the […]

The answer for a weak chin

By Curtis K. Shelburne A gentleman by the name of Maynard Good Stoddard wrote an article recently for The Saturday Evening Post which my brother, for some reason, sent my way. It is entitled, “To Beard or Not To Beard.” Mr. Stoddard says that one day he finally figured out why he had been pushed […]

Edens, Henry

Henry Edens Services: Have been held Mr. Henry “Bill” Edens, 89, of Clovis, on Friday, April 8, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 24, 1915, in Somervell County, Texas, to Henry B. and Lela V. Umphress Edens. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; Betty June […]