Religion Briefs 2/27

Speaker scheduled at First Church Sunday will be a special day at First Church of God in Christ. The church has designated the day as Mission Sunday and is inviting the community to attend the 11 a.m. service where Evangelist Yvette Bell will speak on the theme “God’s Woman: Changed for Such a Time as […]

Parched Clovis gets moisture

CNJ STAFF Some Clovis-area weather observers reported as much as 0.9 of an inch of rain by early Monday evening as a weather front approached, but most reported about a tenth of an inch or less. National Weather Service forecasters predicted the rain would turn to snow later in the evening, possibly generating up to […]

Wright, Donald Francis

Donald Francis Wright Service: Have been held. Donald F. Wright, 82, died Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 20, 1921, in Franklin, Pa. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a Pharmacist Mate Second Class. Mr. Wright has no known survivors. Arrangements are by […]

Solis, Grace

Grace Solis Service: Have been held. Grace T. Solis, 89, of Fort Sumner died Friday Jan. 9, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Care in Clovis. She was the founding pastor of Christ Full Gospel Church in Fort Sumner, where she served for many years. Anna Teeter and Pete Jaramillo will officiate at the services. Burial will […]

Rothwell, L.D.

L.D. Rothwell Service: Have been held. L.D. Rothwell, 79, of Clovis died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Dec. 10, 1924, at River Camp, Texas, to Lee and Neva Rothwell.  He married Ramia Lee Conway on Nov. 2, 1946. They moved to Clovis in 1947, and owned and operated […]

Cure for cancer still needed among technological advances

By Tom DiFrancesca Cancer — one word that can easily strike fear into the heart of just about everyone. Cancer — it’s the scourge of the earth. Cancer — it is not selective, it matters not whether one is rich, poor or middle-class. Good people get cancer, bad people get cancer — it doesn’t make […]

True endorsements come from first-hand accounts

Judy Brandon What is an endorsement? It is a testimonial that someone gives on behalf of a person, company, product or service. The person who endorses something may be a character admired by Americans or a successful athlete or renowned movie celebrity. Advertisers pay famous athletes and gold medal winners to endorse their shoes, tennis […]

Court Dispositions

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Armando Ortiz, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Judgment deferred 18 months, ordered to pay $175 fine and DNA testing fee, and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs. Subject to one-year parole release supervision if incarcerated with credit […]

Ryan, Betty Lou

Betty Lou Ryan Service: Will be held at a later date. Betty Lou Ryan, 71, a retired Avon representative, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at her home in Clovis. She was born July 16, 1932, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., to Harold and Bernice Bonnett Green. A family member said Mrs. Ryan was involved in […]

Area churches plan special services

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Many churches in and around Clovis are conducting special services today for Christmas Eve, or on Christmas Day. Here is a partial list of area services, listed by time. Today St. James Episcopal Church, 12th and Main. 5 p.m. candlelight service. (Also 8 p.m.) Details: 763-4638. Sacred Heart Catholic Community, 911 Merriwether. […]

Military Basic Allowance for Housing to rise by average of 7 percent in 2004

Tom Philpott Basic Allowance for Housing rates will rise by an average of 7 percent, effective Jan. 1, for 820,000 service members living off base in the United States. The BAH rate increases for 2004 continue a string of annual allowance hikes that exceed the reported rise in rental costs nationwide — 2.9 percent this […]

Ent Jr., William

William Wesley Ent Jr., 69, of Clovis died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Savannah, Mo., to William Wesley and Florence Rebecca Moore Ent. He graduated high school in 1953 and the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1960, served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1959, […]

Getting booked: Bookmobile to the rescue

By Jack King Because public libraries are scarce in rural communities, since 1956 the New Mexico State Library has offered bookmobiles that travel large circuits to provide borrowing services, said Paula White, director of Rural Bookmobile East, headquartered in Tucumcari. Last year, White and her staff traveled 22,800 miles to bring borrowing services to readers […]

Beware: Return of draft could be real possibility

Given that next year is an election year, it is probably unlikely that a serious effort to reinstitute conscription — a military draft — will happen anytime soon. But a number of circumstances make it a possibility once the election is finished. Those who value freedom and an effective national defense should be aware of […]

Religion Calendar 12/5

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. The Continentals XP3 contemporary Christian concert — 7 p.m., Kingswood United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main, Clovis. For information, call 762-1253. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 […]

Cold weather in Clovis is snow joke

By Darrell Todd Maurina If preliminary reports turn out to be accurate, the Thanksgiving morning snowfall in Clovis tied the record high snowfall for the date. National Weather Service volunteer observer Nancy McPherson said Clovis received about one inch of snow between 6 and 9 a.m., with about 0.02 inch liquid equivalent precipitation. “I was […]

Holiday Closings

The following city of Clovis offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday: City Hall, Public Works, Parks, Clovis Area Transit Service, Friendship Senior Center, Baxter-Curran Senior Center, the Alice Converse meal site, and Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library also will be closed Saturday. The city will pick up commercial and polycart […]

Study of Cannon’s health care leaves students impressed

By Darrell Todd Maurina A group of graduate nursing students from the Clovis area who have spent much of the last year studying health care at Cannon Air Force Base, said last week they were surprised by the good quality of the care families receive at the base. Michael Hobbs, one of the six nurses […]

Portales moms head for Clovis

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Adrianna Lucero, of Clovis, receives a 4-D ultrasound Friday at the Women’s Medical Center in Clovis. Pictured on the monitor is Adrianna’s 22-week-old girl Mariah. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn Portales women on the verge of giving birth know the road to the delivery room. It goes about 20 miles north up […]

Fisher Houses: Comfort zones for wounded and families

Tom Philpott “It’s unbelievable that places like this exist,” said Brian Alaniz, 29, a Navy hospitalman who lost part of his right leg and suffered other wounds just four days after President Bush ordered the invasion last March. Brian isn’t referring to Iraq, however. What he wants to talk about are Fisher Houses. He knew […]