Lady Chaps outlast ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico University middle blocker Emilie Rodman tries to push a kill past Lubbock Christian defenders Stacy Simpson (left) and Magan McCormick in Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wison By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Nobody would accuse the Lubbock Christian volleyball team of having a powerhouse offense, but the Lady Chaps […]

Lady Cats roll in three

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Clovis senior Alissa McDowell passes the ball to the front row during Tuesday’s match against Carlsbad at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Getting back on the winning track was a relative breeze Tuesday night for the Clovis High Lady Wildcats. Coming off a tough five-game loss at home on Saturday […]

Stanfield, Clarence

Clarence Stanfield Services: Have been held. The Rev. Clarence L. Stanfield, 91, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Grady, to Clyde and Clara Stanfield. He served churches in Clovis, Portales, Goldsmith, Texas, Van Horn/Sierra Blanca, Texas, Raton, Gallup and Albuquerque. He […]

Vehicular homicide incident may lead to lawsuit

By Darrell Todd Maurina The city of Clovis faces a possible lawsuit in connection with a July 4 car crash that killed Bobbie Lynn Sandoval. Sandoval died after being struck by a pickup truck driven by Joe Martinez Jr., who was fleeing a Clovis police officer. Martinez, 32, is in the Curry County Adult Detention […]

Askew, Leola

Leola “Pat” Askew Services: Have been held. Leola “Pat” Askew, 89, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. She was born on Aug. 4, 1914, in Oklahoma, to Lela and Mendle Phillips. She attended schools in Granite, Okla., and lived in Mangum, Okla., the Richland Community and Oregon before moving […]

Area educators: Secretary will explore new territories

By Darrell Todd Maurina Exactly what the new cabinet-level secretary of education will do hasn’t been decided. But local educators have some ideas of the type of person they’d like to see in that office. A constitutional amendment passed last week by voters requires that the newly-formed Department of Education be “headed by a secretary […]

Tucumcari airshow will go on as planned

Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — The Thunderbirds won’t fly, but the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. A night show will kick off the event, beginning at 7:30 tonight. Officials said the 30-minute event will be visible about anywhere in the city. Organizer […]

ENMU students help presidential candidate set record

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS PORTALES — Six Eastern New Mexico University students helped Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean set a Guinness World Record on Monday night. In a Campus Union Building room decorated with Dean posters and stickers, students listened to one of 3,577 phone lines nationwide in Dean’s record-setting conference call. Dean answered questions on everything […]

Cooking schools to offer new twists and old favorites

By Jack King You might call it a new taste of the old. Holly Glenn, events coordinator for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, said a cooking school the news group will co-sponsor in October will focus on fast, easy and original ways to prepare dishes that appeal to those who love good, home-cooked, comfort food. […]

Eastern to add men’s soccer

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY made it official on Monday when president Steven Gamble announced that the school will add men’s soccer as a varsity sport for the 2004-05 school year. “We have made an effort in the past couple of years to add sports that are of interest to student-athletes in our […]

Lady Cats looking to rebound from loss

By Dave Wagner If there was a chance the Clovis High Lady Wildcats would overlook Carlsbad in tonight’s 7 p.m. District 4-5A matchup at Rock Staubus Gym, that went out the window on Saturday. The Lady Cats had hoped to take the district race by the throat, but instead dropped a five-game decision to Eldorado […]

Southwest Cheese Company hopes to begin construction within months

Eric Butler Engineering, architectural and construction firms have been lined up as work on a $200 million cheese processing plant south of Clovis is expected to begin within the next three months. And a name for the plant, which will provide around 200 permanent jobs when operational, has been selected. Officials hope that the Southwest […]

Working seniors give ‘retirement’ new definition

Freedom Newspapers T he face of retirement in America is changing dramatically, as many seniors put to rest the idea that the “golden years” mean saying goodbye to work and becoming a permanent fixture in a comfortable recliner. AARP recently announced the findings of its 2003 Working in Retirement Survey, which showed that many seniors […]

Hotel Clovis: Eyesore and opportunity

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for opinions on what to do with Hotel Clovis. Some responses: “Tear it down. No one seems to plan on doing anything with it, and the cost to restore is outrageous. I realize that it is a part of Clovis’ history, but what good does […]

Guantanamo spies should have been avoided

Mona Charen This ought to shut up our European detractors who’ve been screaming that we are torturing prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Not only do we provide the inmates there with medical care, surgery, dentistry, reading matter, familiar and religiously permitted foods, copies of the Koran and religious services — we’ve also provided spies. Two, at […]

Reichenborn, Marie

Marie Reichenborn Services: Have been held. Marie Reichenborn, 88, died Friday, Sept. 26, at Liberty Manor Health Care Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.. Mrs. Reichenborn was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Verdigre, Neb., to Joseph and Josephine Hanzlik Jaros. She married Walter Reichenborn on July 11, 1939, in Las Vegas, N.M., and had been a resident […]

Shipp, Bill

Bill Shipp Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Shipp, 77, of Cheshire, Ore., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Cheshire, Ore. He was born on May 19, 1926, in Portales, to Madora and Joseph H. Shipp. He grew up in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II . He married Ysletta […]

Tindle, Gladys

Gladys Tindle Services: Have been held. Gladys Joyce Tindle, 85, of Santa Fe, died Wednesday, Sept. 24,4, 2003, in Santa Fe. She was born on Oct. 3, 1917, in Bunch, Okla., to Harve Maloy and Jessie Foster. She married Alexander Tindle in 1939 and they moved to Roswell. They eventually settled in Melrose where they […]

Martinez, Juanita

Juanita Martinez Services: Will be held at a later date. Juanita Martinez, 83, of Lorena, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 18, 1919, in Puerto Rico, to Juan Martinez and Lucrecia Medina. She was a retired executive secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors […]

Cannon focuses on fitness

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Fitness assessment monitor Pat Friday demonstrates the ergonomic cycle fitness test at Cannon Air Force Base’s Health and Wellness Center while Capt. Mila French and fitness program manager Evan Spencer observe. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As they get ready to meet new Air Force physical […]