Governor to visit Clovis dollar store

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson is scheduled to be in Clovis at 9 a.m. today for a news conference marking the grand opening of a Dollar General Store. The Clovis store, at 21st and Prince streets, is one of 11 Dollar General Stores in New Mexico. The company plans to have 30 stores open and […]

Clovis AAU team headed for nationals

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Kayla Ware squeezes off a shot during Tuesday’s practice at Marshall Junior High. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Forward Kayla Ware sees herself as an ambassador on and off the court. Diminutive point guard Sarah Johnson worries about the caliber of players she’ll face. Delany Ware has heard stories about 6-footers from […]

Wildcats excited about depth in frontcourt

By Rick White Granted, it’s only based on a month of summer league games and a team basketball camp, but the future looks considerably brighter for the Clovis Wildcats than it did at the end season. One reason is the return of 6-foot-7 senior Tig Bunton, who re-enrolled at Clovis this spring after moving to […]

CHS senior earns spot in U.S. Junior Amateur

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CNJ staff Clawing his way from three strokes down, Clovis High senior Travis Reid survived a bogey on the final hole to win a U.S. Junior Amateur qualifying tournament Tuesday at La Paloma Golf Course in Amarillo. The victory earns him a trip to the national event next month in San Francisco. Reid said he […]

Early turnover good first start in Iraq

Freedom Editorial We hope the early turnover of sovereignty in Iraq did foil a possible terrorist attack timed to coincide with the scheduled turnover today, although there’s no direct evidence of that. It’s about time the terrorists were fooled or frustrated. No matter the timing of the ceremony, of course, what all parties choose to […]

Resident remembers the circus

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Here are some memories from Charlyne Allyn Sisler: “The Santa Fe Railroad and the men who ran it were the most important and dominant aspect of Clovis when I was a child. I loved watching the coming and going of the trains, plus the social atmosphere of the Gran Quivira, or […]

Yes, we’ve had enough; now what?

Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Enough, it said. No more. That was the subject line. When I opened the e-mail, I found myself gazing upon a severed head held aloft by an anonymous hand. I had intended to spare myself such images. Viewing them felt too much like submitting to terrorist manipulation. But I should have […]

Clerk called year’s best

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Like a grown man who never let go of his favorite pair of Chuck Taylors, so Vicki Kelley doesn’t want to let go of her 22 years working at Clovis Municipal Court. The municipal court administrator describes herself as the “old shoe that never wears out” — and she’d […]

Military music group to be ‘Tops’ in Clovis

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent The military’s premier musical group will bring its tunes to Clovis on Thursday. Tops in Blue, an all-active duty Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment gifts, will play at the Doc Stewart Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Gates will open to […]

County manager’s contract renewed

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper’s contract will be automatically renewed today for one year. A May 1, 2001, contract, signed by Cooper and county commissioners, ran until today; it has an option to automatically renew for a one-year term unless either Cooper or the commission delivered a notice of […]

Life: Adventure filled with surprises

By Curtis Shelburne Years ago I read an excellent book by a man of deep faith, Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Paul Tournier. He entitled his book “The Adventure of Living.” Life is an adventure, he wrote, precisely because you never really know what is going to happen next. But for Christians, it is an adventure that […]

Rondell, Dixie

Dixie Rondell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dixie May “Diane” Rondell, 83, of Texico, died June 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born July 14, 1920, in Rifle, Colo., to Richard and Maudie Pigg Carlisle. Her parents moved to Safford, Ariz., when she was 9 years old. She married Leland […]

Bunger, Patricia

Patricia Bunger Services: Have been held. Patricia Jean “Pat” Bunger, 60, of Clovis, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Oct. 30, 1943, to Edward and Mary McCann Hatchett in San Benito, Texas. She received her bachelor degree in education from Arizona State University. She was a computer […]

Kersey, Andrew

Andrew Kersey Services: Have been held. Andrew Troy Kersey, 80, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, June 5, 2004. He was born on April 29, 1924, in Manitou, Okla., to Andrew and Lela Cook Kersey. He was raised in Oklahoma Lane, Texas. He was a World War II veteran. He retired from Sandia National Labs in 1986. […]

Woodul, Parker

Parker Woodul Services: Have been held. Mr. Parker A. Woodul, 92, of Portales, died Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Wellington, Texas, to Ida and Henry J. Woodul. Mr. Woodul graduated from high school. He went on to graduate from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree […]

Talley, Clara

Clara Talley Services: Have been held. Mrs.. Clara Talley, 84, of Portales, died Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Clovis to Maude and Orlando Lang. She came to Portales in 1929. Nearly all of her life was lived within the state. […]

Riley, T.T.

T.T. Riley Services: Have been held. Mr. T. T. (Tommie) Riley, 91, a railroad engineer from Clovis, died June 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock He was born September 3, 1912, in Snyder, Texas to Anon J. and Maudie Spindle Riley. He married Jewell Morrow in 1931 in Snyder and moved to Clovis […]

Palady, Pauline

Pauline Palady Services: Have been held. Mrs. Pauline Geselle Palady, 74, of Clovis, died June 4, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 19, 1929, in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada to Arthur and Maria Allard Martel. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was loved by everyone who met […]

McClelland, Robert

Robert McClelland Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert Joseph McClelland, 80, a retired auto mechanic from Clovis, died, Monday, May 31, 2004, in his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Olean, New York, to John and Lula McClelland. Mr. McClelland was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Lily Taylor, Estella Worrod, […]

Lee, Roberta

Roberta Lee Services: Have been held. Mrs. Roberta M. Lee, 84, a homemaker from McAlister, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at Laurel Hills Health Care in Tucumcari. She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in McAlister. Mrs. Lee lived her entire life in McAlister up until her death. She is survived by two daughters, Terri Wells […]