Willingham Sr., Thomas

Thomas D. Willingham Sr., 86, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Granbury Care Center in Granbury, Texas. He was born on July 27, 1918, in Featherston, Okla., to Idus P. and Winnie Willingham. He was raised in Oklahoma but resided in Clovis for 63 years. He worked for AT&SF as a locomotive engineer […]

Shelter-rescued dog earns recognition for heroism

By Jack King, CNJ STAFF WRITER Jenny darted between owner and a rattlesnake. Jenny, a mixed-breed dog who died after shielding a Clovis second-grader from a rattlesnake, has received an international animal heroism award. The Elisabeth Lewyt Award for Heroic and Compassionate Animals, presented to 50 dogs and cats since 1999, is a collaboration of […]

Jerome, Richard

Richard Jerome Services: Have been held. Mr. Richard P. Jerome, 62, of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, in El Paso, Texas. He was born on Oct. 3, 1941, in Phoenix, to Paul and Ann Stralla Jerome. He was the owner of Valley By Products. He proudly served in the […]

Little boy’s dog remains loyal to the end

By Jack King By all accounts, Jenny was just a mutt. A little less than a year-old, black and brown, with floppy ears, a large head and big feet attached to a puppy’s body, she was rescued from the Clovis Animal Shelter. But John Samuel Kelm will always remember Jenny as a lifesaver. John Sam, […]

“Matchstick Men” Oscar material

Stacy Allen Now showing Show: “Matchstick Men” Stars: Nicholas Cage, Sam Rockewell, Alison Lohman Summary: An obsessive, compulsive con-artist discovers he has a 14-year-old daughter. Showtimes: Portales Tower Twin: 1:30, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 “Matchstick Men” is a marvelous movie that will inspire and intrigue. You definitely do not want to see it alone. Like a […]

Cole, Joe

Joe Cole Services: Have been held. Mr. Joseph “Joe” Jackson Cole, 58, a lineman with Xcel Energy, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Ripple Mead, Va., to Sam and Christine Cole. He married Hazel Tivis on Dec. 27, 1964, in Juarez, Mexico. […]

Sena, Ernest

Ernest Sena Services: Have been held. Mr. Ernest G. Sena, 81, of Clovis, a retired railroad worker, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Clovis to Ignacio and Hilarita Gallegos Sena. A lifetime resident of Clovis, he married Sally Pacheco on Jan. 14, 1939, in […]

Calvary Baptist hosts music group

By Gary Mitchell Andy Wall is anticipating an enjoyable evening of Southern Gospel music from a group he has never seen in person. They’re bound to be good, he said, because a former interim pastor recommended them. The Texans, a Gospel quartet from Quitman, Texas, will sing in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary […]

9/11 reminded America of its strength

Leonard Pitts Jr. Dear Osama, How have you been? How are the wives and kids? I’m just writing to let you know that I still think of you often. Mostly when I take off my shoes. That’s standard operating procedure over here at airports now, Osama. Can I call you Sammy? Anyway, that’s just a […]

Teaching kids good vs. evil wherever I can

Editor’s note: Victor Leal, 41, is mayor of Muleshoe and owner/operator of Leal’s Mexican Restaurant. His diary began Monday and will be published through Friday. What glorious weather we had to celebrate a day of rest. Thoughts of leisure swirled through my mind as I finished my first cup of coffee in the coolness of […]

Walk to honor brother who died of cancer

Jack King Sam Sena, a 50-year-old Fort Sumner resident, has a quest. He aims to walk 53 miles — 212 laps — today in the Relay for Life at Fort Sumner High School. Sena said he’ll make the walk in honor of his brother, Michael, who of died of leukemia March 5. Sam, who survived […]

Amos on Mother’s Day

Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the mother s day gift who would ever think finding a gift for your mother would be such hard work boss question mark here you forget she s a female says bertie woeworm in passing […]