Riordan, Daniel

Daniel Riordan Services: Have been held. Daniel Ray Riordan Sr., 83, of Clovis, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 20, 1922, to Michael and Gertrude Riordan in Austin, Texas. Riordan married Effie I. Sawyer on April 3, 1948 in Kyle, Texas. He was transferred […]

Coffman, Kathryn

Kathryn Coffman Services: Have been held. Kathryn Coffman, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday April 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on August 4, 1913, in Red River County, Texas, to Nellie and George T. Hale. She married Leslie Worth Coffman on Nov. 29, 1936, in Portales. She grew up […]

Hendershot, Gena

Gena Hendershot Services: Have been held. Gena G. Hendershot 35, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Saturday, March 5, 2005. She was born on May 13, 1969, in Clovis. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and worked in the toy department at Walmart. Family members said she was an avid outdooorsman and loved life in […]

Thompson, Jimmy L.

Services: Have been held. Jimmy Lee Thompson, 59, of Portales, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Artesia to Katie and Oscar O. Thompson. He married Barbara Jean Ensign in September 1997 in Marysville, Calif.  He grew up in Artesia and Roswell. While living […]

3/17 Education Digest

Head Start enrolling now The Eastern Plains Head Start Program is accepting application for enrollment in preschool and infant/toddler programs. Both programs are designed for low-income families and include educational instruction, health and dental care, family support and many other services. Information: 762-5585. Kiwanis Club to give scholarships The Clovis Noonday Kiwanis Club will award […]

Cunningham, Allen

Allen Cunningham Services: Have been held. Allen Ray Cunningham, 52, of Tatum, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Nor Lea General Hospital in Lovington. He was born on July 16, 1952, in Farmington, to James and Rose Cunningham. He married Carla Reeves on April 9, 1976, in Portales. He was a member of Living Water […]

Bailey, Thelma S.

Thelma S. Bailey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Thelma S. Bailey, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Logan. She was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Atoka, Okla., to W.O. and Bessie Shelton. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of Central Baptist Church […]

School official stable after heart surgery

CNJ STAFF A Clovis schools assistant superintendent is in stable condition after suffering from a heart attack late Monday night, a school official said Tuesday afternoon. Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent of operations, was recovering from a successful quadruple-bypass surgery Tuesday afternoon at Lubbock Heart Hospital, said Jelayne Curtis, secretary to Superintendent Neil Nuttall. His vitals […]

Have you heard the rumors?

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Every day it’s something different: Cannon Air Force Base is expanding. Cannon Air Force Base is closing. Dillard’s is closing. A high-ranking school official has his eyes set on a job at city hall. So goes the gossip that infiltrates coffee shops, beauty salons and government buildings in area […]

It’s a shame that ‘Catfish’ got away

Just off Thornton Street the other day I saw two boys, probably about 8 years old, sitting on an iron railing chattering and laughing . It got me to thinking about my old friend “Catfish.” Those two Clovis boys reminded me of a summer long ago and far away when things were simpler (key word […]