Former Milnesand fire chief remembered for hard work

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Parkinson Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County lost one of its hardest working residents Sunday with the death of lifetime Milnesand resident Thomas Elton Parkinson, according to family and friends. Parkinson, 91, died at a Portales senior living center. Better known as “T.E.” or “Elton,” Parkinson was the Milnesand fire chief for 30 years, along with being […]

First person: Community cop

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Daron Roach is the Clovis Police Department’s new community relations officer. The Clovis native has been with the department since 2006. Officer Daron Roach has spent a lifetime getting to know Clovis. Now he’s trying to do the same on behalf of the Clovis Police Department. Roach is in his […]

Once in a lifetime moments irreplaceable

There are timeless gifts, or ways to give gifts, that bear no duplication or repeating. Last week I devoted this column to the value of shopping locally, for non-mass-produced presents; this week I’d like to encourage you to look at some unique experiences — ones which cannot be duplicated, even if you were to present […]

Lessons learned from scripture last lifetime

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I have many happy memories of my childhood and growing up in a Baptist preacher’s home. My parents were the same at home as they were at church. I think I could describe my parents in this way. Mother went by the saying, “Obey the rules,” and Daddy always said, […]

‘Bonus’ forfeits retirement dollars

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Thousands of military members entering their 15th year of service continue to be enticed by a wily government offer: a $30,000 bonus if they agree to take a deep and permanent cut in future retirement benefits. The offer, called a Career Status Bonus, takes advantage of service people who are […]

Jane Snelgrove

Jane Snelgrove, 89, of Lubbock and formerly of Muleshoe died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, in Whisperwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Lubbock. She was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Marietta, Texas. She married Virgil Snelgrove in Texarkana, Texas, on June 10, 1933. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the First Seventh Day […]

Angry retirees echo complaints of ’90s

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Military retirees under age 65 learned in this column last week they could face sharply higher healthcare costs under a plan by senior Defense officials that would at least double TRICARE fees by 2008. The plan would also tie future fee increases to the annual percentage rise in healthcare costs […]

Lessons underscore our kids’ games

Dale Fullerton The lessons for our students don’t end with the final bell of the day if they’re involved in co-curricular activities. In fact, the learning experiences that come from participation in drama, music, speech, athletics and the like promote lifetime values that cannot always be learned in the classroom. Responsibility, respect, fairness, caring, trustworthiness […]

Roberts, Rosa

Rosa Roberts Services: Have been held. Rosa D. Roberts, 98, of Clovis, died Monday Oct. 4, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 9, 1906, in Yellville, Ark., to R.G. and Martha Dozier. She received her bachelor’s degree from East Texas University in 1928. She moved to the Texico-Farwell area in 1936 and […]

Romero, Margarito

Margarito Romero Services: Have been held. Margarito Romero, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Feb. 22, 1912, in Puerto de Luna, to Rita and Norberto Archibeque. He was raised by Joe and Antonia Romero in Puerto de Luna and used the Romero name. […]