Food bank donations exceed expectations

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Stacy Foster, 14, of Clovis, picks up a bag of cans Saturday in Clovis for the 2005 Holiday Canned Food Drive benefiting the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents pulled everything from cereal to canned beans from their pantries Saturday for the Food […]

Campbell, Kleinive M.

Kleinive Mitchell Campbell, 87, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born to J.H. and Nancy (Hunt) Mitchell on April 23, 1918, in Delhi, Okla. She was raised in Oklahoma. Her father was a Baptist minister. She attended school at Thomas, Okla., graduating in 1934. She married […]

State motto, song could use update

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Former KOAT-TV reporter Nancy Laflin has been the New Mexico State music czar for three months now and it is a bit disappointing. I still can’t play the violin. Too bad. The brand new director of the brand new created by executive order New Mexico Music Commission will conduct the […]

Brace, Nancy

Nancy Brace Services: Have been held. Nancy Jean Brace, 56, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She was born on March 19, 1949, in Dalhart Texas. She was involved in the United Way, the Clovis Cultural Committee, the Society for Creative Anachronism. She was a librarian at James Bickley Elementary […]

New state music czar knows her stuff

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist There is a new czar in town. Actually, a czarette. Her name is Nancy Laflin, and, trust me, she knows her stuff. You are familiar with the attractive Laflin as the KOAT-TV reporter covering the homicide de jour in Albuquerque. You will soon learn to recognize her as the 4,356th […]

Simnacher, Nancy

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nancy Simnacher. 59, of Portales, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. She was born on June 14, 1945, in Clovis, to Dollie and Herman Roberson. She grew up in Farwell. She married Gene Newman in 1960. In the early 1970’s they settled in Portales. In […]

Texico could be growing

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Cody McCord from Guy’s Electric works on the interior of Justin and Kim Barnes’ new home in a planned subdivision of Silver Shadows Estates, just north of Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer For 27 years, Nancy Barnes has lived in the same house on the same farm with […]

Buetow, Nancy

Services: have been held. Nancy Buetow, 62, of Clovis, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Edna Randall Wakeford. She married Harlan Buetow on Sept. 13, 1985, in Clovis. She was a graphic artist, a member of […]

Felty, Clara

Clara Felty Services: Have been held. Clara Lucille Felty, 83, of Belen, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was raised in Clovis and on Dec. 25, 1937, she married William Roy Felty in Clovis. Family members said she loved to sew, collected knickknacks and her indoor plant gardening skills […]

McFarden, Nancy A.

Nancy A. McFarden Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nancy A. McFarden, 63, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 29, 1940, in Frisco, Texas, to Hollis J. and Billie O. Wilson. She married Jack McFarden on Oct. 22, 1958, in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in […]