The order of cars on this train matters

Curtis K. Shelburne Samuel Taylor Coleridge uttered profound truth when he warned, “He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.” It’s a matter of priority. It’s like the toy train you might set up around […]

Editorial: Supreme Court clarifies FDA not infallible

Not so long ago, fans and critics had the U.S. Supreme Court since the accession of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito as a reliably “pro-business” court, likely to side fairly reliably with corporations in disputes with employees or customers. Several recent cases have called that description into question, but Wyeth v. Levine, […]

Promises to God should be carried out

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist During this week of Thanksgiving, another woman Bible character is an excellent example for all women. Why? She is not known for her Thanksgiving meals nor is she known for an immaculate house and entertaining in the most impressive way. She is known for something far greater. She was obedient […]

Kuni, Samuel “Noodles”

Samuel “Noodles” Kuni, 12, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 2, 1993, to Neil Dwight and Cynthia Gamble Kuni in Waukegan, Ill. He was a member of Faith Christian Family Church and was very active in the Youth Group. Family members said he loved […]

In tribute: Student remembered for determination

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Family members said Samuel Kuni never let his size or his handicap keep him down. Born four months premature and later handicapped with impaired vision, Kuni had a huge heart, they said. Kuni, 12, died on Oct. 3 at a Lubbock hospital from complications due to a staph infection, […]

Flintom, Gary A.

Gary Andrew Flintom Gary Andrew “Grump” Flintom, 48, of Clovis died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, in his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1957, to Samuel Gant and Shirley Ann Rich Flintom in London, England. He married Shyla M. Williams on Dec. 27, 2002, in Jacksonville, Fla. He managed his family’s businesses for the past […]

Jameson, Samuel

Samuel Jameson Services: Have been held. Mr. Samuel Edward Jameson, 77 of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 4, 1927 in Dearborn, Mich., to Lillian and Edward Samuel Jameson. Family members said he loved playing golf and watching football. He was preceded in […]

Gonzalez, Ventura

Ventura Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Ventura “Vic” Gonzalez, 65, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 15, 1938, in Clearwater, Calif., to Manuel and Manuela Armenta Gonzalez. He married Yuriko Iwasaki on Nov. 10, 1960, in Sapporo, Japan. He retired from being a […]

Cardenas, Eloy

Eloy Cardenas Services: Have been held. Eloy Cardenas, 89, of Muleshoe, died Monday, June 21, 2004, in Muleshoe. He was born on Feb. 4, 1915, in Maxwell. He married Celia Romero in 1964, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran in the Army spending three and one half years as a prisoner of […]

Alvarado, Samuel B.

SAMUEL ALVARADO Service: Have been held. Samuel B. Alvarado, 61, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, in Farwell. He was born on March 14, 1942, in Durango, Mexico. He married Angela Rodriguez on March 22, 1999, in Muleshoe. He moved to Muleshoe in 1978 from Del Rio, Texas, and for the last two years he was […]

Cannon student faces tough test

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Samuel Spurgeon meets his hero, Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, earlier this month in Miami. Samuel met Williams through the Make-a-Wish Foundation which grants special requests for seriously ill children. Courtesy photo. By Keith Pannell Ask any parent how it feels when their child is in pain and they’ll tell you it’s one of […]

Moore, Samuel

Samuel Moore Services: Have been held. Mr. Samuel Carlos Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on June 14, 1916, in Putnam County, Tenn., to Albert and Cora Ann Moore. He worked for the AT&SF Railroad for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; […]

Gonzalez, Samuel

Samuel Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Mr. Samuel Vic Gonzalez, 39, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Jan. 27, 1964, in Banger, Maine, to Ventura and Yuiko Iwasaki Gonzalez. He lived in Clovis from 1970 until 1987 when he moved to Florida. He married Marilyn Gilliand on […]