Academy edges Lady Cats

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ softball team was walking a thin line on Thursday. And, in such cases, the mere distance of a foot can be a big thing. That was the clearance margin for a bloop single from Academy’s Dylann Haas that just cleared the glove of Clovis second […]

Bedinger, Ken

Ken Bedinger Services: Have been held. Ken Bedinger, 60, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1943, in Portales to Lillie and Andrew E. Bedinger. His family moved to Portales in 1960 and he graduated from Portales High School in 1961. In 1962, he joined the […]

Religion briefs 3/26

Fellowship hosting free seminar this weekend House of Prayer Fellowship in Clovis is hosting a free financial seminar this weekend with Brian Lockhart of Legacy Ministries. According to David Lombrana, pastor of the church, Lockhart is a certified financial planner with a bachelors degree in business administration who has been in private practice since 1991 […]

Calendar 3/26

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., Bible study and fellowship. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 p.m., Clovis Church of […]

Parkland to use Easter drama

By Darrell Todd Maurina Baptist church presenting ‘Beyond My Fault’ this holiday. When David Walstad, minister of music and senior adults at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, was studying music in seminary, he and his wife chose to attend a large church near Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. That decision was partly […]

Police Blotter 3/26

About noon Jan. 19, high school security staff called Clovis police regarding a public fight at the 1500 block of Reid. Upon arrival, police noticed a group of students jumping the fence into an adjacent apartment complex that was posted for no trespassing. Police arrested four students for criminal trespass and transported them to the […]

Missile strike on Hamas leader puts U.S. in peril

Freedom Newspapers Beyond the loss of life, beyond the near-certainty that the killing of Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin will prompt further bombings in or against Israel, the action places the United States in a delicate position. Unfortunately, this is the result of years of mostly well-intentioned insistence on being intimately involved with what U.S. […]

Amidst all the change, there is a constant

Judy Brandon When I was 8 years old, our family vacationed in California where we visited relatives. We were eager to see our cousins but really more excited about the new attraction in Los Angeles: Disneyland. We struck out early one June morning from New Mexico in our 1956 blue Ford Fairlane en route to […]

Nine years later, Selena’s death still hurts

Helen Rodriguez Some people remember exactly what they were doing when JFK was shot on Nov. 22, 1963, or exactly what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001. I remember exactly what I was doing on March 31, 1995. I was sitting inside of my cubicle at the Muleshoe Journal when my Dad called and […]

Amos – a view from under the pew: Reflecting on Christ’s suffering

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except the hyphens and dashes. After seeing Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the […]

Brown president’s slavery claims a con

Thomas Sowell The president of Brown University has appointed a committee to look into the history of the connections of that institution to the slave trade. This is to be no academic exercise of scholarly research. There is obviously supposed to be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Brown University President […]

Colorado connection continues with Young

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Clovis senior Mark Young battled back from a football knee injury and rejoined the Wildcats’ lineup. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner The Clovis High baseball program is quickly developing a connection with Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. First, CHS assistant coach Rich Loomis took an assistant’s job at the school two years […]

Purdy good start for Clovis senior

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Clovis senior Charles “Budda” Purdy had to change his early-season goals after breaking the school record in the shot put in the Wildcats’ first meet of the season. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Charles Purdy thought he had a good throw left in him. He just wasn’t sure how good. The Clovis […]

Hounds sweep Panhandle State

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds rallied from two runs down with a six-run, seventh inning to defeat Oklahoma Panhandle State 11-8 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. A fifth-inning triple play helped the Greyhounds cruise to a 13-1 victory in Game 2. Josh Sellers pitched six innings to earn the win […]

Clovis senior flourishing in multi-faceted role

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Clovis senior Mark Replogle leads the team in runs scored and stolen bases. By Rick White T he sun creeps higher in the clearing blue sky Wednesday as Mark Replogle tracks down a lazy line drive in the outfield. With designs on a district title and a run at the school’s first state baseball championship, […]

Shooting suspect secured

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Clovis police officials detain people for questioning in the 500 block of Sheldon Street Wednesday during a raid. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis Police Department SWAT team on Wednesday picked up the last of three suspects wanted in connection with a February shooting. Josh Martinez, 19, was arrested without […]

CHS takes 2nd at mock trial comptetition

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Clovis High School senior Beverly Reynolds, an attorney for the mock trial team, gives opening statements at an exhibition against area lawyers on March 13. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich Clovis High School has put its stamp on a competition dominated by Albuquerque schools. The CHS mock trial team placed second last […]

City makes plan for storm water

By Jack King Few people worry about storm-water runoff in a drought, officials admitted, but the subject generated almost two hours of debate at Wednesday’s meeting of the city’s public works committee. The public works department developed a plan for managing storm-water runoff from commercial lots that was approved by the city commission Jan. 22. […]

PHS student to advise governor

By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson has many advisors. On Monday he added Portales High School’s Joderick Rodriquez to the list. Richardson swore in Rodriquez and 56 other high school students to the New Mexico Youth Alliance, also known as the children’s cabinet, on Monday afternoon in Albuquerque. The group will serve as an advisory […]

Clovis musician selected in contest

Reporter’s Notebook Santa Fe Pro Musica will present Clovis High School senior Julie Barnard as an honorable mention selection of Pro Musica’s Seventh Annual Young Artists Scholarship Competition. Barnard performed the Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Allegro and Andante by Strauss at a March 13 competition. There will be celebratory recital and reception featuring […]