Eylicio, Joe

Joe Eylicio Services: Have been held. Mr. Joe Eylicio, 77, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 10, 1926, in San Juan, to Manuel and Leonor Tarin Eylicio. He served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion […]

Movie Review — Remember: ‘The Alamo’ worth seeing in theaters

By Ben Kessler I remember the Alamo. I visited it about seven years ago and found it fascinating. This movie is a great embodiment of the things I found so interesting. In “The Alamo,” Texas militiamen face overwhelming odds when trying to defend a Spanish mission from the advancing Mexican army. The mission, although not […]

Alliance fears Matt. 25 will affect Lighthouse Mission

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Susie Aramijo, kitchen manager, left, and employee Michelle Sandoval, serve spaghetti for lunch Thursday at the Lighthouse Mission. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer As a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Clovis struggle to raise money to meet an end-of-the-year deadline for kitchen upgrades, some members of the […]

Kitchen could cause Lighthouse Mission to close

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Susan Armijo, kitchen manager at the Lighthouse Mission, prepares a meal for mission administrator Richard Gomez. (staff photo by Darrell Todd Maurina) By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis ministry that feeds up to 80 people a day could close next year unless it replaces its kitchen equipment to comply with state regulations. The expected cost […]

State law causes Lighthouse dilemma

By Darrell Todd Maurina Jon Goldstein, communications director for the New Mexico Environment Department, said the Lighthouse Mission’s current quandary happened because of a change in state law. Until 2000, Lighthouse Mission was legally allowed to use “homestyle” kitchen facilities for its cooking. That’s no longer allowed for new food service operations, but those that […]

Lake, Olive Alice Elliott

Olive Alice Elliott Lake Services: Have been held. Olive Alice Elliott Lake, 88, of Clovis died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, while residing at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on June 5, 1915, in Osborne County, Kan., to Walter August Elliott and Georgia Ella McNeal Elliott. She was married to George Marvin Lake […]

Thanks, Doc, for 7 decades of dedication

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico One of eastern New Mexico’s more prominent citizens will receive a public thank-you today. Few are more deserving than Doc Stewart. The longtime area car dealer and Committee of Fifty member will be recognized at a reception — open to all — from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The […]

Cannon AFB maintenance group wins award

CNJ Staff The 27th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group at Cannon Air Force Base has won the 2003 Daedalian award, Air Combat Command announced in a news release Tuesday morning. “Winning this award is the culmination of a year-long effort by 1,800 of the finest maintainers in the Air Force,” said Col. Mark Atkinson, 27th Maintenance […]

Liars deserve frogs in their briefcases

Clyde Davis It had been unseasonably warm in western Pennsylvania the autumn of our seventh-grade year. And by the time our church’s fall mission conference rolled around in early November, we still had not had a freeze. That is important in this story, as is the briefcase, and the fact that the speaker who came […]

Building a forward base

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Master Sgt. Michael Hatcher, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, is greeted by Col. Jeff Stambaugh, 27th Fighter Wing vice commander, Col. Lisa Firmin, 27th Mission Support Group commander, and Lt. Col. John Bower, 27th CES commander. Darrell Todd Maurina The mission: Take a bare piece of ground and make it into an air base […]

Hotel Clovis visionary dead at 67

From the editor’s desk Two obituaries caught my attention recently. Don Trull, 67, a retired Clovis business owner, died Thursday. Several months ago, he made known his intention to restore Hotel Clovis to its original glory and the newspaper published a couple of stories reporting that information. A lot of people had doubts about Trull’s […]

Students help lift fall fog

Cheryl Cunningham Editor’s note: Cheryl Cunningham, 40, is a fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. Her diary will be published through Friday. Manic Monday always starts out with a few taps (or slams) of the snooze button. As fall approaches, the mornings seem more dark and damp as I feel my way to […]

Surprise welcome amazing to some

By Clyde Davis We were entering the Dump. Opening the toolbox clasp, I checked the contents once again: saw; hammer; combination square; disassembled hand drill and some bits; three or four screwdrivers, both Phillips head and slots; chalk line; plumb line; chisel. This included all the necessary hand tools, there not being much use there […]

Youth ranch grows with its giving

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Corey McKenna (left), 17, and Jessica Andry, 18, both residents at the Pippin Youth Ranch, pick yellow squash on Tuesday at the ranch north of Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez Get your free veggies! Yellow squash, okra, cucumbers, watermelons and cantaloupes are ready for the pickin.’ Best of all, they are also […]

Ministry leads visitors to ‘Dump’

By Clyde Davis Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series detailing Clyde Davis’ mission trip to Guatemala in the mid-1990s. The well-worn bus carries us in a bump-and-grind pattern along the suburban streets, having picked us up on the outer edges of the suburbs. Closer and closer, packed denser and denser, as […]

Cyclists raise money, awareness

By Mike Linn Jane, a fictional character in the form of a puppet, said she had Down syndrome and was a slow learner. She said she wasn’t like others because she had an extra chromosome. She also said with practice she can do many things ordinary people can — and she proved she can do […]

Nippert, Marie

Mrs. Marie Ball Nippert, 89, of Clovis, a housewife, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 2, 1913, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to Ernest E. and Nannie Riley Peacock. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Vernie D. Ball […]

Clovis woman embarks on mission trip to Mexico

By Gary Mitchell Kizzy Vigil says Mexico changed her life. Maybe it was the day Vigil spent with the medical team. “The medical team consisted of two doctors and a dentist who would travel to different clinics to provide free health care,” she said. “I went along with the medical team on Wednesday to be […]

CHS Symphony Band wins Anaheim festival

By Gary Mitchell Clovis High School band members were on a mission for music excellence recently; and band members say: Mission accomplished. A highlight in the accomplishment of that mission included winning top honors in the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, Calif., the last week of April. The Symphony Band, directed by Bill Allred, received […]