11-8 The art of the matter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elvira Tisthammer is the art teacher at James Elementary School. “I’ve always liked art and I was just lucky to get this art position. I’m very fortunate.” Q. Who is your favorite artist? A. Georgia O’Keefe Q. What is your favorite book? A. I like anything by Pearl S [...]

Peacock eggs shattered by Hillcrest Zoo patrons

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson Mother peacocks herd a community brood of young Monday at the Hillcrest Zoo. Zoo officials said a select few of the birds are allowed to hatch young in an effort to control the bird’s population numbers at the park. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Teen visitors disturbed a peacock nest [...]

Peacock population under control

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Peacocks roam free Friday outside the giraffe cage at the Hillcrest Zoo. (Staff photo: Andy Delisle) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The peacock population at Hillcrest Zoo has dwindled to 40 following a successful sale that drew interest across the state. Zoo Director Herschel Arnold reported in February that the large, colorful fowls’ numbers [...]

Zoo officials trying to cut back on peacock population

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Over breeding has led to an abundance of peacocks at Hillcrest Zoo. Officials are making the birds available for purchase in an effort to curb their numbers. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The peacock population at Hillcrest Zoo is getting out of control, according to zoo director Herschel Arnold. Although [...]

Texas Legislature’s domain ruling good first step

Freedom Newspapers Texas lawmakers were roundly criticized for their failure during two special sessions to reach a consensus on a school finance plan for the state, but they should be cheered for something they did accomplish last month. Gov. Rick Perry signed into law last week Senate Bill 7, making Texas just the second state [...]

Peacock, Bea Alma

Bea Alma Peacock Services:Have been held. Bea Alma Peacock, 88, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Nov. 23, 1916, to John Morgan and the former Alice Rossen, in Hassell. She was raised and attended school at Ima and House,. She graduated from House High School. Bea [...]

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 [...]