Miller, Ralph E.

Ralph E. Miller Services: Have been held. Mr. Ralph E. Miller. 93, of Clovis, a retired farmer and rancher, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on May 13, 1910, in Oklahoma, to Clem and Alice Haney Miller. He married Lee Ola McDonald on Jan. 28, 1928, in […]

Students test their cantilever stylin’

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Sarah Stujenske, 13, center, fellow Yucca Junior High Student Jessica Gordon, 13, right, and Gattis Junior High Student Alysha Salguero, 12, left, work on a cantilever during a project Wednesday at Marshall Junior High School. Photo: Eric Kluth. By Sue Gilmore Laughter and excited conversation split the after-school quiet Wednesday at Marshall Junior High School. […]

Cavemen top Cats in 4-5A boys soccer

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Senior Joey Ongaga, second in the state with 35 goals, added four to his total in the first 20 minutes of play on Tuesday as Carlsbad handed the Clovis High Wildcats a 6-1 loss in District 4-5A boys soccer. Carlsbad (14-5, 6-2 district) advances to a first-round Class 5A state game […]

Lady Buffs roll to three-game win over ENMU

CNJ STAFF CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M extended a couple of long winning streaks and gave coach Tony Graystone his school record 160th career victory Tuesday night as the Lady Buffaloes defeated Eastern New Mexico University 30-20, 30-25, 31-29 in Lone Star Conference South Division action. The win kept the Lady Buffs (24-6, 7-1 […]

Texico junior fills in nicely

Dave Wagner TEXICO’S FIVE-GAME WIN over Estancia gave the Lady Spikers the top seed in this week’s District 6-2A volleyball tournament and the right to host the championship match on Saturday. It also assured the Lady Spikers (16-5) of a regional berth next week. Texico (16-5) dominated games one and three of the one-game playoff, […]

Clovis needs numbers to succeed

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Carlsbad’s Lanette Rostro shields Clovis junior Melissa Ridege from the ball during Tuesday’s game at Yucca Soccer Complex. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Eric Butler During the time between the junior varsity and varsity girls soccer matches Tuesday night, the visiting Carlsbad High squad took the field for warmups. The Clovis varsity, meanwhile, rested. Except […]

Lady Cats cruise into semis

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Clovis senior Dani Millender passes the ball during Tuesday’s District 4-5A tournament game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner If the Clovis High Lady Wildcats were looking ahead to a possible championship showdown against Eldorado in Albuquerque, it wasn’t too obvious. Facing a decimated Hobbs squad that they’d already routed […]

Expansion of state’s sex offender laws squelched

Staff and wire reports House Democrats have squelched Republican attempts to get an expansion of the state’s sex offender registration law on the special session calendar. A House committee ruled Tuesday that toughening the state’s so-called Megan’s Law could not be considered in the session. Then, by a 35-28 vote on the House floor, Democrats […]

Top cop wants new policing approach

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New Mexico State Police Chief Carlos Maldonado, left, talks with Hank Baskett after Maldonado met with local law enforcement officers during Tuesday’s Clovis Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board Luncheon at the college. Photo:Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina State Police Chief Carlos Maldonado told area law enforcement officials and criminal justice students at Clovis […]

AEDs to be available in rural areas

By Gary Mitchell Heart attack victims in rural eastern New Mexico will have greater access to medical attention, thanks to a recent $251,709 grant from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy. The grant — for the placement of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in rural areas of the state — […]

Making fitness a function of military life a great program

Chief Master Sgt. James Randall Editor’s note: James Randall is the command chief master sergeant for the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. His diary will continue through Friday. My Tuesday: The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. At 5:50 a.m. I was at the Fitness Center getting a PT (physical training) session […]

Advocacy center driven by truth

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. The Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center in Clovis is an organization driven by the needs of more than one arm of law enforcement to interview the same child. […]

Jones, J.L.

J.L. JONES Services: Have been held. Jewel L. “J.L.” Jones, 68, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at the VA hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 12, 1935, in Votaw, Texas, to Rob and Addie Judkins. He was raised in Saratoga, Texas. He moved to Elkton, Ore. when he was 13 years […]

Mother appeals for help

Reporter’s Notebook Nora Cross and her daughter, Teresa, got a shock Sept. 4 that hasn’t let up yet. On being examined at Women’s Medical Center here in Clovis, Teresa was told her unborn son has a rare condition in which the left side of his heart — which pumps oxygenated blood to the body — […]

Suicide bombings belittle meaning of religious day

Freedom Newspapers It is perhaps a sign of degradation in our times that the coming of almost any religious holiday brings warnings of death and destruction — not from any supernatural being but from misguided humans who claim to be doing the will of the deity. Thus the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia felt compelled […]

Indian trader has seen much history

Don McAlavy H. W. Rehorn says he is the oldest Indian trader in New Mexico. He has been at it 43 years. He is now 82 and still in the business in his Indian Shop of Triangle, inside Triangle Home Center on North Prince. He said a Clovis woman asked him to move here 28 […]

Game is symptom of larger problem

Leonard Pitts Jr. I guess I’m obligated to be offended by this new board game. After all, Al Sharpton says I should. And not just Rev. Al, either. Many other people — including NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and radio host Tom Joyner — have pronounced themselves offended by the game. Not that I blame them. […]

Internet suspect nabbed

By Darrell Todd Maurina A three-week undercover sting operation led to the arrest of George Ford, 28, who police say used the Internet to lure what he thought was a 14-year-old girl into a meeting. Ford actually had been corresponding with a state police agent via e-mail and arranged to meet her in the Clovis […]

Burning down the house…

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Clovis firefighters Jeff Allen, Eric Blair and Steve Logan keep an eye on a fire Friday, Oct 17, as they demonstrate a kitchen fire as part of an arson exercise for the Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators conference. By Jack King The room — in the Girl Scout Little House at Seventh and […]

Cannon raises more than $100k for needy

CNJ STAFF REPORT Personnel at Cannon Air Force Base donated more than $100,000 to charity through this year’s Combined Federal Campaign, according to Master Sgt. Stephen Pederson, project officer for campaign. The donations are larger than received in recent years, officials said. Last year, Cannon met its goal for the first time since 1994. This […]