McDonald, Verna

Verna McDonald Services: Have been held. Verna Bell McDonald, 78, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Quanah, Texas. She had worked the past 15 years with small children and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a resident of Portales for 52 years. […]

People have every right to be dumb

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist Suppose I decided to eat at a vegetarian restaurant morning, noon and evening, seven days a week, on and on, without a break. Just lettuce, nothing else. I know it’s dumb — or peculiar — but there is nothing difficult about imagining it. Many people are, indeed, dumb or peculiar, […]

Woody, Pearl

Pearl Woody Services: Have been held. Pearl O. Woody, 93, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born in 1912, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Robert E. and Effie Mae McDonald. She attended Ranchville School. She married Byron W. Woody on Dec. 20, 1934, in Deaf Smith County, Texas. She […]

Cats win third crown in four years

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Clovis junior Tanner Williams finished second to teammate Phillip Williams in Friday’s long jump. Photo by Rick White By Rick White Not much is slowing Phillip Williams down these days, not even a 3-inch gash to his hand he suffered less than an hour into the District 4-5A track meet when he spiked himself in […]

McDonald, A.D.

McDonald, A.D. Services: Have been held. A. D. McDonald, 93, of Texico, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1910, to Robert and Effie Mae Cambell McDonald in Santa Anna, Texas. He was a retired school superintendent. He married Gladys Singleterry on Dec. 15, 1935, in Clovis. […]

Richest memories are growing up poor

By Don McAlavy Jim “Mac” McDonald of Clovis plays a round of golf almost daily. He’s 84. He says golf keeps him fit. Twenty-three years ago, I wrote a column about his grandpa, Moses B. McDonald, the accepted leader at the little settlement at Plain, which is a few miles west of Grady. Plain is […]

Would you like fruit and yogurt parfait with that?

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Wanda Montoya (left) and Kayleigh King work at Subway, where officials claim to offer healthy sandwiches. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina Gary Mitchell Fast-food restaurant officials say they are offering healthier fare these days — meals that will still tempt the tastebuds as the fat and calorie content of their core products come under […]