Jimenez, Natividad

Natividad Jimenez Services: Have been held. Natividad Jimenez, 71, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at her daughter’s home west of Portales. She was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Camargo, Mexico, to Amalia and Edmigio Barajas. Until January, she had lived her entire life in Mexico, in Jimenez, a town named for her husband’s family. She […]

Ivy, Janice Ann

Janice Ann Ivy Services: Have been held. Janice Ann Ivy, 54, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at BSA Hospice in Amarillo, Texas. She was born Sept. 19, 1949, in Clovis, to Ulric and Cora Henson. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1968. She and her family moved to Flagg in 1976, then moved to […]

Betz , Rowland G.

Rowland G. Betz Services: The family will hold private services at a later date. Rowland G. Betz, 61, of Portales died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Ruth Elizabeth and Alfred Rowland Betz. He grew up in Pennsylvania and attended school in Ivyland, […]

Genuine Worship Is Not a Matter of Externals

By Curtis K. Shelburne Most of us know that our lives are not made up of continuous “mountain top” spiritual experiences. We have valleys, plateaus, and lots of days when we are called simply to hike onward and just put one foot in front of the other, when the order of the day is simply […]

Jury issues stall trial

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Difficulties seating an impartial jury delayed the homicide trial of Fernando Garcia, 20, until late Monday afternoon. But prosecutors and defense attorneys were still able to present brief testimony from two law enforcement officers before adjourning for the evening. Garcia faces charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and […]

Lot being considered for new IHOP

By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer If all the plans come together, Clovis residents won’t have to make a run to Lubbock or Amarillo for a “Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity” breakfast. They’ll be able to dine on the trademarked breakfast of two eggs, two bacon strips, two pork sausage links and two buttermilk pancakes […]

Issuance of $1.3 million bond approved by county

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer County Commissioners approved issuing a $1.3 million gross receipts tax revenue bond Monday to fund building an annex for the county’s adult detention center. But, County Manager Geneva Cooper said, in order to afford the bond payments — while avoiding a deficit — the commission also must pass two […]

Groups seek lodger’s tax funds

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Clovis lodger’s tax board members heard requests for funding from 17 local project organizers at a board meeting at the Holiday Inn Monday. The lodger’s tax board distributes money, to be used only for promotional purposes, for events that bring tourists to Clovis. Board Chairman Brian Chambers said the […]

No re-vote called after ENMU election

By Michelle Seeber: Freedom Newspapers Brett Trembly, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, recently was named student body president — but not until waves created by students opposing his election were smoothed out by the student body’s supreme court. Gary Musgrave, vice president of student affairs and associated students at ENMU, said there were […]

Clovis company recycles paper, cardboard and even their names

Reporter’s Notebook Call out for Frank Lasky, and several people might respond to the name. That’s because “Frank” is a popular name in the Lasky family. Working at the former New Mexico Utilities Co. building at Axtell and Curry are Frank Lasky II, his son, Frank Lasky III, and his grandson, Frank Lasky IV. The […]

Iraqis should take on lion’s share of reconstructing Iraq

Freedom Newspapers In the midst of the ongoing violence in Iraq — and even as Coalition Provisional Authority chief L. Paul Bremer declares the Iraqis simply won’t have the capability to ensure security after June 30 — it almost seems secondary to discuss what happens when the United States turns over some version of sovereignty […]

Ownership a source of religious violence

Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist Many now realize that when public property is used by all, the resources it contains will soon be depleted. Only private property serves as a promising means for conserving and cultivating such resources. Individuals who own something are more likely to take good care of it than if they use something […]

Some laws more criminal than charges

Thomas Sowell: Syndicated columnist The recent conviction of Martha Stewart for lying to federal investigators looking into “insider trading” is one of the sad signs of our times. If you create enough laws, everyone will be a criminal. Perjury should of course be a crime, even when it is committed by a President of the […]

Local paper carrier retires after 20 years

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Beth Nelson understood customer service. The 79-year-old former newspaper carrier speaks softly and smiles often despite a knee brace strapped on her right leg like a sidelined athlete. That brace, she said, is the only thing preventing her from delivering Clovis News Journals to 150 customers in city’s southeast […]

Business Briefs 4/27

FirstBank changes name to AccessBank, FirstBank, a mainstay in Clovis since 1934, is about to go away — to be replaced by AccessBank, effective Saturday. It is only a name change, according to Don Padgett, president and CEO of FirstBank soon-to-be AccessBank. Advertising, logos, signs, and stationery all will be switched from the old name […]

Wood, Ina

Ina Wood Services: Have been held. Ina Mardee Grissom Wood, 74, of Farwell, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Tulia, Texas, to Windsor and Ina Lacewell. She attended public schools in Rosedale. She studied cosmetology in Clovis. She married Herman Grissom on Dec. 25, 1949, […]

Wildcat golfers fourth

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Guillermo Chavez fired his second-straight sub-par round in tournament play, helping Clovis finish third at the La Cueva Invitational golf tournament Monday at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course. Chavez, a junior, shot a 2-under-par 70 and finished a stroke back of medalist Casey Caldwell of Albuquerque Academy. He shot a season-best […]

Sports medicine classes offer hands-on training

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Clovis High School senior student trainer Amanda Thornton tapes the foot and ankle of Clovis senior Jeremiah Clark on Friday at the high school. Clark was getting his foot taped before practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner For Clovis High School students interested in the health field, the sports medicine program can be […]

State students build Mars models

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Fifth-graders from four school districts work to complete their habitats at Friday’s “Mars mission project” at Cannon Air Force Base. The students were at the base to learn how life on Mars might be in the future. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Five months […]

Forum to give public chance to question attorney candidates

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico residents will have their chance to drill two district attorney candidates at a forum on Tuesday. The event will pit 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter against opponent Matt Chandler in a public debate organized by a Clovis Community College student legal group. The event begins […]