Reporter’s notebook: Riders raise funds

A woman and her husband traveling 6,000 miles by motorcycle to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will be in Clovis Friday to receive a donation from the Elks Lodge, according to Elks Chairman Tom Pacholke. Pacholke said the Clovis Elks Lodge will present Debbie Argel Bastian with $1,000 around 9:30 a.m. at […]

‘Mrs. Tucumcari’ dies at 91

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her “an icon.” Others knew her as “Mrs. Tucumcari.”’ Margaret “Bettie” Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. The cause of death was not immediately known, but friends said her health had been failing […]

Local jeweler had colorful sense of style

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer By Gabriel Monte CNJ Staff writer If clothing made the man, Anthony “Buddy” Holmberg’s clothes made him a man with a passion for having fun. Holmberg, 75, who owned and operated one of the oldest jewelry stores in Clovis, died Tuesday at his home. Colorful clothing was his signature, […]

May 4, 1929

The Elks Lodge had broken ground for its new home at Sixth and Mitchell streets. … Dr. S.J. Wright, Welch Grocery and New State Auto were among those encouraging Clovis Evening News-Journal readers to “Go to church or Sunday school Sunday.” … Clovis Floral, at 501 E. Fifth, was suggesting “live potted plants” for Mother’s […]

Offutt, Doug

Doug Offutt, 40, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born May 6, 1966, in Carlsbad to June and Sam Offutt of Portales, he and his family moved to Pine Bluff, Ark., when he was 5. He made his home there until 1989 when the family returned to New Mexico.  While […]

Kemper, Freddie

Freddie Don Kemper, 72, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at his residence in Hobbs. Mr. Kemper was born Oct. 28, 1933 in Callahan County, Texas to George and Ada Lacey Kemper. He grew up in the Denton Valley and graduated from Clyde High School. He attended South Plains College in Levelland. He served in the […]

Patterson, George

George Carr Patterson, 79, of Clovis, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Electra, Texas, to Joe W. and Nelle Morris Patterson. He married Norma Ealy on June 22, 1996, in Clovis. He attended the University of Arkansas and the University of New Mexico, and […]

Twilight fall leads to finding help from beyond

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist (Part two. Continued from last week.) Summary: The narrator, while skiing near Vancouver, British Columbia, has become disoriented during twilight and lost her partner. The snow was falling faster now, black clouds rolling in from the west, and the wind had picked up to a roaring level, seeming to come […]

Hayes, Gordon “Wayne”

Gordon “Wayne” Hayes, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Barberton, Ohio, to Homer and Myrtle Hayes, he retired from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant after 30 years of service. He was a life member of Clovis Elk’s Lodge 1244, where […]

Snowy Canada pleasant break from dry winter

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The sun was setting behind the mountains in Vancouver, B.C., bringing with it the cold Canadian coastal night. Our skis were beginning to ice up, and we were still several miles from the lodge with its warm and welcoming fire, its hot tubs, its steaming, inviting drinks. We’d never been […]