Faith will take us to the finish line

As a child I had many people that I looked up to. I had read about George Washington Carver when I was only 8 years old. He was a scientist and an outstanding Christian. Then Mother and Daddy took us to his birthplace in Missouri, and we actually met a man that knew Carver. Since […]

a view from under the pew: wilma the worrybird

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. wilma the worrybird the other day boss wilma worrybird was passing […]

Rodeo royalty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wilma Fulgham displays the key to the city she was award by the city commission in honor of her selection to the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame. She is wearing the Stetson hat she earned as New Mexico state fair queen in 1950. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Locally, […]

Pioneer Days adds moto-cross event

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CNJ file photo: Andy Delisle The Curry County Mounted Patrol ride horses at the Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The annual Pioneer Days will be a fusion of traditional events and new entertainment. The event was started before World War II to give people in the Clovis area […]

Montoya, Alice Kaye

Alice Kaye Montoya, 59, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born May 4, 1946, in Nebraska City, Neb., to Herbert and Wilma Leffler Bolte, she had been a Clovis resident for the past 11 years. She served in the U.S. Air Force. She was preceded in death by her parents […]

Peaslee, Wilma F.

Wilma F. Peaslee Services: Have been held. Wilma F. Peaslee, 79, of Phoenix, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Phoenix. She was born on Nov. 15, 1926, to Jessie and Callie Miller Rierson. She married Leonard Peaslee in Clovis in 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Coy Fryar. Survivors include […]

Skinner, Wilma

Wilma Skinner Services: Have been held. Wilma Skinner, 88, of Portales, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born March 31, 1917, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Maggie and William Herbert Hays. Her family moved from Oklahoma when she was a girl, but she maintained a special feeling […]

Athlete was inspiration to hold on to faith

By Judy Brandon: CNJ correspondent Sporting events are really in the news this summer. Lance Armstrong just won his sixth Tour de France. Within two weeks, the summer Olympics will begin in Athens. Preparations have been under way for several years to accommodate the great influx of athletes, media and spectators at that event. There […]

Martin, Wilma

Wilma Martin Services: Have been held. Wilma Loraine Martin, 71, of Yukon, Okla., died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, in Oklahoma City. She was born on Jan. 3, 1933, to Frank A. and Lois R. Foster. She was raised and attended school in Clovis, where she met and married Jimmie Dale Martin. Family members said she […]

Schueler, Gilbert

Gilbert Schueler Services: Have been held. Mr. Gilbert Jacob Carl Schueler, 82, of Homelake, Colo., died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Colorado State Veterans Center. He was born on May 25, 1921 in Parmer County, Texas, to Herman and Emma Gaumeier Schueler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Anetta Pehr Schueler. He […]