Letter to the editor: Norwood was asset to county jail

Norwood was asset to county jail I was very surprised to hear that Keith Norwood resigned. I don’t know why he resigned, but I believe he is more of an asset than a liability because he has positively changed the appearance of the Curry County jail, the morale of the staff, and the quality of […]

Journalists should stay off payrolls

Is anyone really surprised that MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann gave contributions to three Democratic politicians? It’s hard to summon the kind of deep outrage that drove Olbermann, host of the cable channel’s top-rated “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” into a brief suspension. If you watch his show or listen to his frequent bloviating it becomes apparent […]

In Tribute: Banker known for public service

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ken Huey was a friend worth having, but even better to have when it came to public service. The former president and CEO of First Bank in Clovis died Monday of progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative brain disease. He was 64 years old. Born Sept. 20, 1944, in Pampa, […]

March 3 – Playing indoors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo MacKenzie Keith, 4, colors a rabbit purple in her coloring book Monday at Hasting’s Hard Back Cafe. MacKenzie, her father, Darren, and brother Maddox decided to play indoors because of Monday’s harsh weather.

‘Wounded Warrior Insurance’ could be solution

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Service members, particularly Reserve and National Guard, might not understand yet how their military insurance has been enhanced to cover traumatic injury, whether suffered in war or at home even while off duty. The new Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) is still referred to as “Wounded […]

McCasland-Layton Wedding

Carli Jordan McCasland of Clovis and Lance Eric Layton of Sudan, Texas, were joined in marriage June 24, 2006, at the home of Layne and Shelly Norris. Pastor Jerry Kendall performend the outdoor wedding. The bride is the daughter of Lisa Jo and Ellis McCasland of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Barbara […]

Keith Birth

Keith Maddox Robert Keith was born May 15 to Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He has one sister MacKenzie Marie Keith, 2. Grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy of Clovis; Richard and Liz Henderson of Ellisville, Mo., Andy Winton of […]

Keith birth 7/30

Maddox Robert Keith was born May 15 to Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He has one sister, MacKenzie Marie Keith, 2. Grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy, Andy Winton, Bernie Sternberg and Lunell Winton, all of Clovis; Richard and Liz […]

Dixie Chicks remind us of right to dissent

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It began in a manner innocent enough. I was finally to the last stage of the bathroom painting project, which is a piece of the entire bathroom redecorating project, and was listening to one of my Father’s Day presents on the CD boombox player. This present, the new Dixie Chicks […]

Keith Gardner wins District 66 state representative seat

Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Incumbent Keith Gardner of Roswell was the overwhelming winner for the District 66 Republican state representative seat in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County primary. Gardner garnered 69 percent of the vote, with 94 percent of the 163 precincts counted, to easily fend off a challenge by Lucille B. Tucker of Roswell. Gardner is […]

Cass, Alesia

Alesia Rachelle “Lisa” Cass, 45, of Albuquerque died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Albuquerque Care Center. She was born July 28, 1960, to Robert and Pearl James Cass in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1977. She attended Eastern New Mexico University for one year. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell, […]

Racism shouldn’t be used as crutch

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Last week, I received e-mail from a man named Keith in Atlanta. He wrote: “I keep hearing and seeing all these allegations and books about Barry Bonds using steroids but I’ve yet to hear one person, other than some clown trying to make a dollar by slandering his name, say […]

Errol Keith Pruitt

Errol Keith Pruitt, 74, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in Hobbs. He was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Melrose, to Pat and Thelma Beavers Pruitt. He married Rosetta Bennett on Dec. 24, 1952. He owned and operated Pruitt Construction Co. and the Rambling Rose RV Park in Santa Rosa. He was a […]

Carlisle, James W.

James William Carlisle, 57, of Commerce City, Colo. died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005. He was born May 17, 1948, in Portales to James and Etna Carlisle. He married Diana McCauley March 28, 1970. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a diesel mechanic. Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family. […]

Keith Terry, Keith

Keith Terry Services: Have been held. Keith Terry, 64, of Portales, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 19, 1940, in Portales, to Musette and Bob Terry. He married Judy Cummingson on Aug. 27, 1958, in Farwell. He lived his entire life in and around Portales. He was a […]

Jones, Rannell

Rannell Jones Services: Have been held. Mr. Rannell Jones, 90, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on Sept. 12, 1914, in Buffalo Gap, Texas, to Lou and Randolph B. Jones. He was one of nine children. Jones graduated Hope high school in 1933 where he was […]

Taylor, Ira Lindell

Ira Lindell Taylor Services: Have been held. Ira Lindell Taylor, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Laural Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 13, 1919, in Nashville, Ark., to Charles Columbus and Flora Bell Laurent Taylor. He was an engineer for AT&SF Railroad for 37 years retiring in 1984, […]

Boone, Daniel

Daniel Boone Services: No public service will be held. Daniel “Dan” Scott Boone, 49, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Princeton Place in Albuquerque. He was born on April 17, 1955, in Portales, to Mary Lynne and Fred Boone. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include a son, Zeke Boone; two daughters, […]

Engagements 10/24

Cross-Lopez Keith Cross of San Jose, Calif., and Nora Cross of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Teresa Cross of Clovis to Cruz Lopez, of Clovis, son of Manuel and Petra Lopez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2004, at Fox Run in Clovis. […]

Storytellers make us think, remember

Grant McGee Are you a storyteller? Are you nurturing your storytelling skill? What is a storyteller? I think the first requirement is you need to remember. Then there’s how the tale is told. Dry accuracy and such, that’s the realm of the researcher, reporter, historian and teacher. Remembering and telling a good story, ah, that’s […]