Dec. 3, 1965

The Clovis News-Journal reported the Clovis Wildcats beat the Palo Duro Dons 75-53 at a basketball game in Amarillo. … Final preparations were being made for the Little Miss Sno-Flake and Sno Queen Pageants to be held at the Holiday Inn. … For the second time in recent weeks, the Clovis Police Department reported no […]

Santa’s spirit will not be forgotten

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Santa Claus has cancer. It started in his esophagus and spread to his liver. He’s being treated, but chemotherapy has sapped his appetite and energy and he’s down about a hundred pounds. He’s worried about money, too. The treatment costs more than $16,000 a month and his insurance doesn’t cover […]

Stewart-Pipher Engagement

Stewart-Pipher Wesley and Tracye Stewart announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leslie Nicole Stewart, to Senior Airman James Allen Pipher, all of Clovis. He is the son of George and Ruby Pipher of McNeill, Miss. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Cannon Air Force Base chapel. […]

Hall, Jean

Jean Hall, 79, of Clovis died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Globe, Ariz., to E. C. and Pearl Hunt Luna, and married L.S. (Bud) Hall on Feb. 10, 1944, in Portales. She received her master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University and […]

Stewart Jr., Ernest “Doc”

Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart Jr., 81, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at the Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, to Ernest and Dixie Seawright Stewart in Paducah, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on P.T. boats during World War II. He married Martha Blide on […]

Doc’s death marks time to make plans for future Clovis

Freedom Newspapers The death of Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart last Monday is not only a moment where we rightly mourn the loss of a major community leader of the last half century, and were honored and awed by the respect paid to him and his family by the United States Air Force. It also is […]

Base advocate Doc Stewart laid to rest

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The Cannon Air Force Honor Guard waits to perform a 21-gun salute during Doc Stewart’s memorial service. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He is the commander of more than 1,000 aircraft and the leader of more than 100,000 men. But Thursday at the memorial service of Ernest “Doc” Stewart, he […]

Flags ordered flown at half-staff for Stewart

CNJ staff Gov. Bill Richardson ordered all state flags be flown at half-staff today through Thursday in honor of Clovis civic leader and devout Cannon Air Force Base supporter Ernest “Doc” Stewart. Stewart, 81, died Monday due to heart and pulmonary complications. A crowd of more than 1,000 is expected to attend Stewart’s memorial service […]

Longtime base supporter Doc Stewart dies at 81

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air […]

Civic leader says exploits result of strong support

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Clovis businessman and community leader Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart’s support of the Air Force and Cannon airmen for more than 50 years earned him a national award. (Mach Meter: Janet Birkley) By Janet Taylor-Birkey: Mach Meter staff Local civic leader and military supporter Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart is officially retired. But at 81 years old, […]