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Articles from the January 31, 2024 edition

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  • Obituary: Melba Doretha Eagle

    Updated Feb 2, 2024

    Melba Doretha Eagle, age 76, of Clovis, NM passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 11:00 am at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton St., Clovis, NM with Robert Thornton officiating. Burial will take place at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens, 1601 E Llano Estacado, Clovis, NM. Matt Meeks, Jeff Tharp, Duane Robinson, Cy Lance, Gary Brumley, and Abby Parrish will serve as pallbearers. Rick Anderson and Tim Lee will serve as...

  • Obituary: John Edward Davis

    Updated Feb 2, 2024

    John Edward Davis, age 68, of Clovis, NM passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, 10:30 am at Restoration Baptist Church, 302 Gidding St., Clovis, NM, at 10:30 with Pastor Tyler Hicks officiating. Gary Swann, and Frank Gonzales will serve as honorary pallbearers. John was born on May 16, 1955, to Delmer Frazier Davis and Wenona Leona (Kinkade) in Clovis, NM. John enjoyed working with his animals and his...

  • Obituary: Ronald David Martinez

    Updated Feb 2, 2024

    Ronald ("Ronnie") David Martinez, age 72, of Lynnwood, Washington, died on January 19, 2024, at 10:10 a.m., in his home. Ron was born on June 22, 1951, in Clovis, New Mexico to Elijio and Consuelo Martinez. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1975. After graduation, he began his career as a Chemical Engineer. He married Dana S. Bechtold on December 10, 1994, in St. Louis, Missouri. Together they have two daughters, Abigail Marie, and Jennifer Sue. In March 2001,...

  • Obituary: Jerry Michael Garcia

    Updated Feb 2, 2024

    Jerry Michael Garcia, age 70, passed away January 23,2024 peacefully in his home. He was born in Clovis, New Mexico and was the son of Miguel Sanchez Garcia and Emilia Luz Casaus. He attended Melrose Schools and excelled in basketball, football and track. After he graduated he moved to North Carolina and worked as a welders helper, he then moved back to New Mexico where he became part owner of National Transmissions where he also worked as a transmission mechanic. He is surviv...

  • Opinion: 'Watch out!' Don't let your stuff own you

    Curtis Shelburne, Correspondent|Updated Jan 30, 2024

    Possessions and proliferation. Two “p” words, each beginning with “p” as in “problem.” For the first to be last and the last to be first — a biblical concept for sure — I begin with “proliferation.” I’m not talking about nuclear proliferation. That is its own “capital P” problem. Suffice it to say that I love the prophet Isaiah’s words about the time when nations will “beat their swords into plowshares” (Isaiah 2). But, sadly, in this fallen world, that time is not now. No, th...