Firefighting better if privatized

Thank you to all the firefighters who defeated the recent grass fires. They did an excellent job. Firefighting is an important task no matter what society you live in. It is a job that will always need to be done and be paid for. But is depending on government for this crucial service the best […]

Education feature: Imaginations in gear

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jordan Marin, 10, figures out a way to connect a battery to his creature Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School during Camp Invention. Liliana Castillo Each student built a battery-operated creature out of household items during Camp Invention. It is just one exercise in the week-long Camp Invention designed to teach […]

Locals received pilot training close to home

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico In the late 1930s and early 1940s area residents participated in the Civilian Pilot Training Program in Roosevelt County. Initiated in 1939, the CPTP had a goal to train 20,000 civilian pilots a year, creating a pool of potential military pilots, according to the Nation Museum of the United […]

Crownover, E.J.

E.J. Crownover, 93, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Care Center. He was born April 6, 1912, in Clyde, Texas, to Jim W. Crownover and Lena L. Hargrove. He attended school at Fort Sumner. He married Helen Wright on Oct. 12, 1940, in Santa Rosa. He was a veteran of […]

Wilcox, Morris

Morris Wilcox Services: Have been held. Morris M. Wilcox, 88, of Clovis, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on July 15, 1916, in Tolar, Texas. He moved to Tucumcari in 1946 and worked as a bus driver and in a local grocery store. He owned and operated […]

Reeves ,James P.

James P. Reeves Services: Have been held. James P. Reeves, 60, of Lubbock, died April 4, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on April 13, 1944, in Duncan, Okla. He resided in Clovis, where he owned and operated Sunshine Dry Cleaners. He lived in Lubbock for the last 25 years and was the owner and […]

Cones, Clarence

Services: have been held. Clarence Cones, 70, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1934, in Cuervo, to Johnny H. and Edna Harrison Cones. He was raised in Cuervo, Santa Rosa, and made his home in Fort Sumner in 1945. He […]

Tivis, Richard

Richard Tivis Services:Have been held. Richard Tivis, 75, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. He was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Muleshoe, to Richard L. and Beatrice Carter Tivis. At the age of 5, he and his family moved to Lubbock, where he attended school and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1947. […]

Guilliums, Susie

Susie Guilliums Services: Have been held. Ms. Susie Guilliams, 98, of Fort Sumner, a business owner, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1905, in Bonham, Texas, to John Davis and Nanny Morris. She moved with her family to Tolar in 1906. She operated a trucking firm […]