March 13, 1976

The Boothill night club was offering weekly “bank nights” with a chance to win cash. The upcoming drawing was worth $150. … Clovis’ “newest finest restaurant” was El Charro at 805 E. First. The all-you-can-eat buffet was $2.25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. … “Dog Day Afternoon,” starring Al Pacino, was being held […]

Pretend presidential run must be fun

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I’m in a fortunate position where I can expend 500 to 600 words reflecting on whatever I want. Sometimes, a thought of mine simply isn’t enough to fill that word amount. So here’s a bunch of thoughts worth sharing but not worth their own column: • If somebody lures […]

Education bond benefits outweigh pain of tax hike

We seldom recommend voting for a tax initiative. We prefer our government servants to achieve goals by cutting waste and looking to private enterprise, which often is more efficient and effective. That said, a proposal on Tuesday’s New Mexico ballot is worth supporting. It is Bond B, the semiannual General Obligation Bond for Education, which […]

Fugitive from Texas caught in Clovis

CNJ Staff A man wanted in connection with two shooting deaths in Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Tuesday night in Clovis, police said. Darcy Wiley, 21, was arrested about 10 p.m. Tuesday walking in the 900 block of Edwards Street. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wiley and a friend, Christopher Gatewood, had planned to rob […]

Miller, Peggy

Peggy Miller, 74, died Monday, March 6, 2006, in Hurst, Texas. She was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Paris, Texas, the oldest child of Harrison and Glessie Drake. She graduated from Clovis High School as valedictorian and from Eastern New Mexico University and received her master’s degree in reading from the University of North Texas. […]

Owens, Michael

Michael Owens, 58, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, in Clovis. He was a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and had lived in New Mexico for the past six years. He attended Trimble Tech High School and Tarrant County Junior College. He had been a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Worth before moving […]

Scott Alan Lowry

Scott Alan Lowry, 43, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in Fort Worth. He was born Aug. 30, 1962, to Larry and Sally Wood Lowry in Tulsa, Okla. He worked for Hulcher Professional Services as an environmentalist. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and earned his master’s degree in […]

Simon, Anthony “Tony”

Anthony Dean “Tony” Simon, 43, of Midland, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Jan. 6, 1962, to Wilfred John and Frances Prince Simon in Clovis. He worked as an Allstate adjuster. He was baptized at El Porvenir Church Camp of the New Mexico Christian Churches, and […]

What we need is grace — costly but free

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist I am in Austin, Texas, this week with my wife, her honor the municipal judge, as she is taking a week of special training. I’m all for that. Training is a good thing. It’s good for our city officials to be highly trained. I’m lobbying for more of such training, […]

Garrett, Opal E.

Opal Eunice Lee Garrett died on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005.  She was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Harper, Texas, to Nancy Rose Sagerser and John Phillip Mabry.  She married Judge Garrett on June 4, 1939, in Carlsbad. They lived in Silver City and Reserve until 1947 when they moved to Bellview. In 1952, they moved […]

Cox, Marilynn

Marilynn T. Cox, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born June 3, 1932, to Dewey and Nora Evelyn Tidmore in Clovis. She married Burl Cox in 1950 and became a “relocation expert” after moving 40 times the first 17 years of her marriage. Family members said she devoted her […]

10/16 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8 a.m. Wednesday, a 25-year-old male caller told police that car audio equipment worth $800 was taken from his unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the 300 block of Fireball Dr. He said he had installed the speakers and amplifier into […]

There are poor people in America, too

Letters to the Editor I am writing regarding Glenda Anspaugh’s letter in Thursday’s paper (“Citizens should have been prepared”): Is she kidding? Is she calling the people of New Orleans unintelligent because they didn’t have an emergency kit ready? Some of these people can hardly feed their families on a daily basis, much less stow […]

Sego, Lyna

Lyna Sego Services: Have been held. Lyna M. Sego, 85, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born on March 10, 1920, in West Point, Miss., to Charles T. White and Lina M. Worth. She moved to Amarillo at age 2 and graduated from Amarillo High School. She married Ernest […]

Mexico must give respect to earn it

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist What is it with Mexico lately? When did it hire David Duke as an image consultant? I can’t imagine what else might explain that nation’s recent blundering into not just one but two racially charged controversies. The first, of course, was President Vicente Fox’s remark in May that Mexican immigrants […]

New Mexico allows for development of novice green thumb

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer The only garden I ever grew in New York was the mold that sprouted in the back of the fridge on the vegetable lasagna. Either that, or the green stuff that budded between shower tiles on Avenue C. Out here in New Mexico, with the wide-open sky, the wide-open […]

French rejection of EU constitution all for good

Freedom Newspapers It wasn’t exactly the French Revolution, but French voters’ decision Sunday to reject the European Union constitution is as revolutionary an action as one might find in Europe these days. It’s all for the good, as we see it, even though the reasons for the rejection weren’t entirely laudable. A coalition of the […]

Free book worth every penny

By Curtis Shelburne Good news/bad news.   The good news is that I got a free book in the mail. The bad news: It’s obviously worth every penny I paid. I don’t know how many shillings were shelled out to mail copies of this erudite volume to churches all over the country, but a note […]

Misdeeds of few shouldn’t tarnish all

By Walter Williams In the wake of the Enron and WorldCom corporate scandals, the purveyors of envy have found another opportunity to preach about what they consider the evils of high CEO salaries, retirements and bonuses. After all, according to them, evil must be afoot when a corporate executive earns more in a week than […]

Fryar, Cora Lee

Cora Lee Fryar Services:Have been held. Cora Lee Fryar, 62, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 19, 1942, in San Angelo, Texas. She married Tommy Fryar on Nov. 12, 1960. She was a life-long member of the Church of the Nazarene in San Angelo, […]