McDorman, Louise

Louise McDorman, 92, of Clovis died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Fairhaven Assisted Living. She was born Jan. 5, 1914, to Harry and Lydia Speck Nuckoles in Basic City, Va. She married Walter T. McDorman on Nov. 23, 1933, in Hagerstown, Md. She was briefly employed with Staunton Steam Laundry in Staunton. After marrying, she […]

Assisted living option coming

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Area residents seeking an alternative to living alone or residing in a nursing home will soon have another option for assisted living. Bill Giese, owner of Giese Realty Investments, said his company is serving as the “point people” in the development of Wheatfield Senior Living Community. “This is the […]

Local churches perform living nativities

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Mary, played by Cas Velez, left, and Joseph, played by Kolton Miller, 12, await the arrival of the three wise men during a performance of the First United Methodist Church’s Living Nativity Wednesday at the church. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Nativity sets are a popular holiday decoration in many […]

Death intriguing because it’s unknown to people

Ryn Gargulinski Dead things surround us: The mosquito squished on the windshield. The tomato that rots in the fridge. This morning’s mouse stuck fast on a glue trap. OK, the mouse was only half-dead and still squirmy. But you get the gist. The dead thing that haunted my boyfriend and I most recently was stuck […]

Central Baptist hosting live simulcast

CNJ staff Central Baptist Church of Clovis will be hosting a simulcast of Living Proof Live. The first-time event on Oct. 7 starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. The second broadcast on Oct. 8 starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Central Baptist Church will open its doors to the […]

Balancing life can mean compromise

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist An article in the September issue of Latina magazine caught my eye, “The Perfectly (Un) Balanced Life” which asks, “Who says we mujeres must have a perfectly made bed while making it to the top?” This stopped me in my tracks because, well, I’m a woman who usually leaves home […]

Motel living not so bad

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers T here is no better way to test your strength, endurance and sanity than to live in a motel room for several weeks. In between my move from Clovis to Tucumcari while my new house gets its final touches, my motel stay is going on three weeks. At least there […]

Richards continues family tradition

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Katelyn Lide races to the finish Saturday during the short-go of the 13-15 year old poles at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals held at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Casey Richards comes from a rodeo family, but it took him a while […]

World War II veteran keeps camera, photos as mementos of service

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Barely larger than the palm of his hand, Ivan Strickler’s spoil of war is a black Zeiss Ikon camera. The World War II veteran, his legs stricken useless by a bout with polio, several knee surgeries and two hip replacements, stared at the 60-year-old […]

BRAC could spark small retiree migration

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Sometime between now and May 16, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will release a list of military bases the department wants closed, labeling them unneeded infrastructure that waste billions of dollars annually. Community leaders in affected areas will express shock and anger. Paid lobbyists will begin pumping out reasons why a […]

Taking life into your own hands

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer New Mexico’s Advance Directive for Health Care states in plain lettering: “You have the right to give instructions about your own health care.” The standard 8-by-11 inch document, popularly referred to as a living will, can be obtained from most law firms and hospitals. But as the Terri […]

A man named Jesus

Clyde Davis T he vast majority of Christians, and even some non-Christians, maintain that slightly less than 2000 years ago a man by the name of Jesus — a Jewish itinerant rabbi — confirmed his own claims to be God’s unique Son by being raised from death. This being said then, what does resurrection mean […]

Everyone is a writer at heart

By Judy Brandon I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally for a living. I just enjoy writing to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But in reality, everyone is a writer. A person doesn’t have to have an article published in the […]

Don’t settle for too little too soon

Curtis S. Shelburne One summer years ago while I was the visiting preacher for a loving and lovely little church in Indiana, one of the leaders there took my son Jeffrey and me out for a round of golf. (It was about the last time I played, I think.) Indiana is a beautiful state filled […]

We don’t live for others, but for ourselves

by Tibor Machan The most prestigious of contemporary moral philosophers favor the morality of fairness and impartiality. By this they tend to mean we all ought to think first of everyone’s welfare across the globe as we decide how we are going to conduct ourselves. Although they often implore us to fashion public policies by […]

When is a house a home, and where is home, really?

By Curtis K. Shelburne Lately I’ve been thinking more than usual about the venerable “father of the faithful,” old Abraham. More than ever, the great patriarch has my respect. God called Abraham to take a trip (God didn’t specify exactly where), to make his home in a country that would one day be his (God […]

Longest day becomes shortest night

by Bob Huber There was a crucial moment preceding my half-century matrimonial partnership that made my future wife Marilyn shout, “You WHAT?” Her scary attitude resulted from something I mumbled in her ear about eloping and getting married. We were students at the time at the University of Colorado, a campus full of world class […]

Pool tables: Assembly, sanity required

By Bob Huber Looking for adventure? Like to live on the edge? Want to be the first on your block to wake up in the middle of a nightmare screaming, “Eeaauugh! Eeaauugh!” You can have all that and more if, like me, you rid your living room of furniture, give everything to your daughters, and […]

Take work on the road with bookmark site

Tom DiFrancesca: Internet Safari I travel quite often and have done so for years. In the past, I would maintain a Web page that would contain all of my favorite Internet bookmarks, but alas I’d forget to keep it updated and then would find myself on the road, trying to track down a previously visited, […]

Still many good people left in the world

Ned Cantwell: State columnist Just after noon on Sunday I got the word that my sister Lois had died in Maryland. She was my oldest living sibling and her death was not totally unexpected. Makes no difference. Even the expected carves at your heart. Lois was an accomplished woman, a good woman. And as the […]