Webb’s Watering Hole bar closing

Another bar in Clovis — Webb’s Watering Hole — is closing. Thursday, employee Didi Sandoval confirmed the owner sold the facility’s liquor license and plans to close in September. It is the second bar to announce closure in 30 days, after Clovis City Limits closed June 14. The two were the only businesses in Clovis […]

Fort Sumner fills three spots in school board election

CNJ staff Fort Sumner voters filled three spots in their at-large school board vote Tuesday. Incumbent Tom Wilton was elected to a second four-year term, while Ray Drake earned his first elected term after serving five months as an appointed member. Kerrilyn Webb, running for her first time, was chosen for the third open spot […]

Agent Orange aid hits roadblock

By Tom Philpott Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), chief architect of the pricey post-9/11 GI Bill education benefit for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war era, could become a new champion, for taxpayers, against what he perceives as excess spending on military pay and on a new wave of Agent Orange claims. Webb, a former […]

Troops, families have new advocate

By Tom Philpott: Military update James Webb (D-Va.), a take-charge senator who in just his second year conceived and negotiated passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, made clear Wednesday he will continue to influence issues that impact on the lives of service members, retirees, reservists and their families. Webb has more leverage now as new […]

GI Bill specifics available online

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 signed into law June 30, military members and veterans crave information on whether, when and how they will gain access to the richer education package, known also as the Webb GI Bill or the Webb-Hagel GI Bill. Keith M. Wilson, director […]

Bush expected to sign new GI bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With Congress adding a $1 billion-a-year transferability feature, President Bush has dropped his opposition to the extraordinary Webb GI Bill initiative and is prepared to sign it into law as early as this month. Known also as the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the new GI Bill will […]

Living with autism

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Courtesy photo Brenden Webb, 5, relaxes in a swing. Brenden has autism, and though he is able to participate in many activities typical for a child of his age, his condition presents challenges as well. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Brenden Webb just celebrated his fifth birthday. The curly-haired bundle of energy likes finding […]

Understanding autism: One mother's story

Courtesy Photo Brenden Webb, 5, relaxes in a swing. Brenden has autism, and though he is able to particpate in many activities typical for a child of his age, his condition presents challenges as well. Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Brenden Webb just celebrated his fifth birthday. The curly-haired bundle of energy likes finding rocks, playing […]

Ready or not, smoking ban in effect

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Ashtrays were no longer on tables at Webb’s Watering Hole Thursday in preparation for a law that goes into effect today. State legislators voted in February to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, stores and workplaces. “We’ve put sand buckets outside, if people do want to smoke,” said Webb’s Watering […]

Pastors prepare for packed houses on Easter

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The pews will be packed, worshipers will be dressed in their finest and pastors have been preparing for weeks. All will be in preparation for what is sometimes referred to as the Super Bowl of Sunday worship — Easter. Clovis pastor Larry Tittle said while the Easter sermon is […]

Reunion

Harwood Girls School Harwood Girls School reunion will be July 13-15. For information, contact Dorothy Ance Webb, P. O. Box 657, Mesilla Park, NM 88047 or e-mail to redtruck66@comcast.net.

Webb, Britten R.

Britten Ray Webb, 77, of Emmett, Idaho, and formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Emmett, Idaho. He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Portales, where he lived until joining the Air Force in 1949. He married Joan Woods on July 2, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo. […]

Webb, Delbert “Del”

Delbert “Del” Webb, 82, of Portales, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born July 6, 1923, to Eva and Joe Webb in Pearl, Texas, where he grew up. He graduated from Tahoka High School and joined the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he married Margaret Reagan in Lubbock on […]

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 […]

Vinassa, Viola “Vi”

Viola “Vi” Vinassa, 68, of Norfork, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006. She was born March 20, 1937, in Broadview to Tom and Cecil Webb. She married Remo “Ray” Vinassa on Jan. 18, 1964, in Las Vegas, Nev. Family members said she enjoyed bowling, quilting and feeding and watching wildlife from her home on the […]

Swopes, Dan

Dan Swopes Services: Have been held. Dan Swopes, 59, of Portales, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Portales, to Essie and Walter R. Swopes He graduated from Portales High School in 1963, and was active in FFA while in school. He was employed […]

Simms, Grace E.

Grace E. Simms Services: Have been held. Grace E. Simms, 82, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, in McAlister to Brodie and Estell Lewis Webb. She married Jack D. Simms Feb. 23, 1952, in Yuma, Ariz. She was a clerk […]

Tivis, Billy

Billy Tivis Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Ray Tivis, 62, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Roswell. He was born on Dec. 24, 1941, to Susie and Fate Tivis in Portales. He lived in Bethel for several years as a child and attended school in Floyd. Later he moved to Portales. He […]

Webb, Mabel

Mabel Webb Services: Have been held. Mabel Helen Johnson Webb, 95, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Laural Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 15, 1909, in Plankenton, S.D., to Hans and Maud West Johnson. She married Creed Webb on Oct. 11, 1924, in Farwell. She grew up in the […]

Personal protection: ID theft can happen to anyone

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A U.S. Postal Service poster warning people of identity theft hangs in the lobby of the post office on Gidding Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marc Schoder: CNJ correspondent Years ago, Scott Davis went to a car dealership expecting to get approved for a loan to buy a new set of wheels. Instead, dealership […]