Scott Alan Lowry

Scott Alan Lowry, 43, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in Fort Worth. He was born Aug. 30, 1962, to Larry and Sally Wood Lowry in Tulsa, Okla. He worked for Hulcher Professional Services as an environmentalist. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and earned his master’s degree in […]

Grand finale holiday golf tournament ends season

Mr. Dennis “Chris” Christensen The annual Christmas Tournament, the “Grand Finale” golf event of the 2005 golf season, attracted 64 golfers. The tournament kicked off with an 8 a.m. champagne breakfast followed by shotgun start tee times at 9 a.m. on Dec. 3 at the Whispering Winds Golf Course. The format for the tournament was […]

Foursome shoots point quota, wins turkey tournament at Whispering Winds

Mr. Dennis Christensen The Veterans Day Turkey Golf Tournament was held at the Whispering Winds Golf Course Saturday. Fifty-two golfers enjoyed a bright sunny windy day as they took to the links to compete for gift certificates and door prizes. The format for this event was a “Chicago Dogfight.” Each team was assigned a point […]

Muleshoe man faces second murder trial

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Muleshoe man who has been acquitted of two murder charges went on trial Monday in connection with the third victim in a 2003 triple homicide. A jury was selected and two prosecution witnesses were heard Monday in the trial of Larry Brent Kitchens, 52, who is accused of […]

Clovis music book continues after co-author’s death

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1997 my musician friend Larry Buchanan discovered that Waldo O’Neal, who moved to Clovis and is buried in the W. 7th cemetery, had written five songs which were recorded by the famous Blue Yodeler, Jimmie Rodgers. Larry and I decided to write a book on music made in and […]

Stull, Larry

Larry Stull Services: Have been held. Larry D. Stull, 45, of Gulfport, Miss., died Saturday, May 28, 2005. He was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in Tucumcari, to Doug and Carolyn Stull. He graduated from the Tucumcari school system in 1977. He was the computer systems administrator for the Gulfport, Miss., library. He was preceded […]

Bautista, Maria

Maria Bautista Services:Have been held. Maria Francisca Bautista, 66, of Farwell, died Monday, May 23, 2005. She was a resident of Farwell for the past five years. She moved from Friona where she had lived for 38 years. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Juan Bautista Jr. of Idalou, Texas, Pedro […]

Petty, Larry E.

Larry E. Petty  Services: Have been held. Larry E. Petty, 56, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on Jan. 26, 1949, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Gilbert E. and Oleta Marie Petty. He married Louise Prather on Aug. 20, 1970, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He attended school […]

Gonzales , Diego

Diego Gonzales Services: Have been held. Diego Augustine Gonzales, 3 months, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 3, 2005, in Lubbock, to Larry A. Gonzales and LuCinda Silvas. Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Larry and Mona Gonzales and Lena Wilkomn, all of Clovis, and […]

Hurley, Jackie

Jackie Hurley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jackie Hurley, 88, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on April 12, 1916, in Glen Rose, Texas, to Bessie and Frank Robinson. Her family moved from Glen Rose to Floydada, Texas, where she lived until 1940. She […]

Sommerville, Betty

Betty Sommerville Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Sommerville, 71, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 29, 1932, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Alma and Alonzo Harter. She attended school in Des Moines. She married Larry G. Sommerville on Nov. 21, 1956, in Las Vegas, Nev. […]

Muleshoe man’s attorney argues passion, accidents

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Larry Kitchens, left, is escorted by Bailey County Sheriff Richard Willis as the two return from lunch recess Wednesday during Kitchens’ murder trial. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor MULESHOE — The defense attorney for a Muleshoe man charged with killing three people told a jury Wednesday his client accidentally shot […]

Public Record 7/23/04

Compiled from court records from July 15 through July 21 Marriage Licenses Larry Pat Dunn, 67, of Weatherford, Okla., and Pamela Yvonne Sizemore, 55, of Englewood, Colo. Caleb William Windell, 23, of Fairfield, Calif., and Amanda Nicole Sperle, 20, of Lebanon, Ore. Matthew James Gossman, 18, and Jo Anna Marie Vassar, 20, both of Clovis […]

Eden, Marvel

Marvel Eden Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marvel Eden, 79, of Henderson, Nev., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 10, 1924, in Vevay, Ind., to Ruby and Tom Brindley. She was the oldest of four children. She cared for her siblings and helped care for […]

Wilson, Ruby Joyce Bell

Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born on May 6, 1927, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Cora Lee and Conrad T. Bell. She was raised in the Rogers community where she attended school. She attended […]

Sena, Edward

EDWARD SENA Services: Have been held. Mr. Edward David Sena, 53, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 21, 1950, in Fort Sumner, to the home of Roman T. and Faviola Gauna Sena. He attended school in Fort Sumner. He worked in auto-body repair […]

Gonser, David

David Gonser Services: Have been held. Mr. David Edmond Gonser, 85, of Farmington, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, in Farmington. He was born on Dec. 4, 1917, in Buffalo, Okla. He married Alta May Haun on Sept. 30, 1938, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Jessie Gonser; one son, […]

Public Record 8/29

Compiled from court records from Aug. 21 through Wednesday: Marriage licenses • Jeremy John LeClear, 25, and Tina Louise Clayton, 36, both of Clovis • Brian Joseph Teichmann, 25, and Misty Angel Strickland, 22, both of Clovis • Barry Dewayne Jones, 41, and Helen Sue Conner, 44, both of Clovis • Matthew Keith Wilkerson, 44, […]

Specifying person’s race an inexact science

Leonard Pitts This is for Larry, who wants to know what to call folks like me. Larry’s a reader in San Jose who grew up back when “Negroes” was the proper term. In the late ’60s, when “black” came into vogue, Larry used that. Now, he says, some black people prefer to be called “African-American.” […]