Massengill, Sandra

SANDRA MASSENGILL Services: Have been held. Sandra Marie Jones Massengill, 59, of Las Cruces, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at her home. She was born on May 10, 1944, in Clovis, to David Jones and Betty Been. She graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1964. Following the achievement of a master’s degree from the […]

Stricklin, Sybil

Sybil Stricklin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Sybil J. Stricklin, 69, of Albuquerque, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at her home. She was born on Feb. 3, 1934, in Portales, to Newman and Fay Carter. She was a Mother Advisor of Rainbow for many years in Albuquerque and a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Family […]

House holds fond memories for daughter

Letters to the editor I am Ellen Artman Verner, daughter of Teola Artman. I grew up in Clovis and I have been following with interest all the stories about my mother and the Girl Scout Little House. Don McAlvay and Jack King both have written very nice tributes to Mother. The actual date of the […]

God’s Perfect Love Drives Away All Fear

By Curtis K. Shelburne There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear — 1 John 4:18 The little fellow standing on the corner of the street, just down at the end of the block from San Jacinto Elementary School and his second-grade class, was trying to be a “big boy,” but […]

When picking your fight, make it worthwhile

Judy Brandon I have vivid childhood memories from years spent in Kansas City during my parents’ seminary days. The family budget was tight so my parents were very frugal and very inventive in making ends meet. On one occasion, my mother purchased an old sofa from a thrift store. The sofa’s wood trim was in […]

Wife’s list secret to successful column

Bob Huber I spent time recently reading my wife’s daily journals, a set of diaries dating back more than 50 years to the day we married. Without going into detail, I have to say we award-winning journalists must occasionally resort to this type of devious activity in order to capture more prizes and get a […]

Ramsey, Katie May

Katie May Ramsey Services: Have been held. Katie May Ramsey, 54, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, in Fort Worth. She was born on July 9, 1949, in Jacksboro, Texas, to Lloyd and Ruth Bilbrey. Family members said she was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, who […]

Mother’s legacy will effect eternity

By Judy Brandon The year was about 1910. The occasion was the annual “Decoration Day” at the century old Salem Methodist Church in a little town in Georgia. The congregation had gathered for this special event. On this unusual day their singing seemed to ring upward through the wood rafters and beyond. The table on […]

Teachers regale with ‘old war stories’

Bob Huber As a card-carrying member of the Old Geezer Party, I take great pleasure chewing the fat with contemporaries over tales of bygone school days — you know, back when teachers were mean, ugly, stupid dinosaurs, and all the kids were brilliant scholars. “Do you remember that goofy old Miz Gluttenflugger? One time she […]

A life of grace begins with a simle lesson

Judy Brandon I am a preacher’s kid. When my sister and I were growing up, we lived in a house owned by the church. I have wonderful memories of the parsonage. Tithe money from the members of the church supported us and part of the arrangement was that the church would pay the utilities of […]