Clovis looking for improved effort

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Senior QB John Props and the Wildcats’ offense wasn’t on the field much last week. Staff photo by Rick White By Rick White The last time Clovis traveled to Pampa, Texas, for a football game Heath Parker said he was a sixth-grader chasing girls under the stands. Two decades later, Parker is still in Pampa […]

Lady Cats still winless

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Clovis sophomore Siobhan Flatow stuffs a Roswell shot at the net during Thursday’s non-district match at Rock Staubus Gym. Roswell swept the Lady Wildcats in three games. Staff photo by Rick White By John Eisel “0h and five,” Clovis volleyball coach Darrell Ray sighed with a groan. He had just watched Roswell sweep the Lady […]

Hounds defense face another tough test

By Dave Wagner For the second week in a row, Eastern New Mexico University’s defense is facing a top-notch quarterback. Southeastern Oklahoma’s Drew Beard, a Harlon Hill finalist last season as one of the top players in NCAA Division II football, leads the Savages into their season opener Saturday against ENMU in a Lone Star […]

Professor holds peanut seminar

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Mani Narayana, a visiting scholar with the New Mexico State University Agriculture Science Center at Clovis, displays Valencia peanuts on the table during peanut field day Thursday at the research field. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth David Irvin New Mexico farmers and crop scientists gathered Thursday morning on the sandy fields of New Mexico […]

Too many believed winning, building Iraq would be easy

Freedom Newspapers Reports released last week on two inquiries into the abuse of prisoners by U.S. military personnel at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad dealt only briefly with what might have been the most shocking confirmation of policy failure: the apparent failure to plan for anything but the most rosy possible scenario in the […]

College life far from a magic carpet ride

Grant McGee On a trip out of town a couple of months ago, I fell in love with a bicycle. Now this wasn’t your typical bicycle. It’s designed differently. It gives a real cushy ride and it has gears and a speedometer and other neat stuff. So I saved up my money and bought it. […]

Davis, Verlon Whitaker

Verlon Whitaker Davis Services: Have been held. Verlon Whitaker Davis, 88, of Artesia, died in Roswell on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004. He was born on March 10, 1916, in Clarendon, Texas, to J. Emmit and Ellen Williams Whitaker Davis. He graduated from New Mexico Highlands in 1940. He took a job in Forest, teaching school […]

Man dies at Clovis rail yard

CNJ STAFF A 26-year-old employee of Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway died Thursday at the rail yard in Clovis. The victim was identified as Glen York of Clovis. Clovis Police Lt. Ron Hutchison said the employee was killed by a train that derailed in the train yard. Hutchison said the train rolled off the […]

Summer work makes times fall

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The Clovis High School girls cross country team runs downhill as the boys team runs uphill during practice Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Despite winning nearly all of their meets last year, few coaches thought the Clovis boys cross country team could continue that […]

Making every penny count

Mike Linn With members of the Curry County United Way hoping to raise at least 9 percent above last year’s sum, this year’s success may depend on donations as small as a penny — literally. To help meet a $392,500 goal, Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall is spearheading a friendly competition among teachers and students […]

Diggin’ for dinosaur bones

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Michael Wood, left, of Clovis and son Parker, 14, right, work under the supervision of museum curator Axel Hungerbuehler as the group encases a fossil specimen with plaster prior to moving it to the museum laboratory. (Courtesy photo) Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the […]

Borden, Elsie

Elsie Elizabeth Borden Services: Have been held. Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89, of Hobbs, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Hobbs Health Care. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in Portales. She married E.M. “Buzz” Borden Jr. on April 27, 1933. Family members said she was a member of the Church of Christ for […]

Ignore the rich; they aren’t important

Walter Williams The truly rich don’t deserve all the political hype we hear; they’re only a tiny percentage of our population and not that important. According to recent U.S. Treasury statistics, the top 1 percent of income earners have an adjusted gross income that starts around $300,000. While $300,000 or $400,000 a year is nothing […]

Is it Bingaman or is it a recording?

Ned Cantwell Funny, isn’t it, how life can suddenly reverse course? How when once a drab existence breaks through the murk and begins basking in sunshine? Take me, a struggling, nobody columnist who can’t even get Billy Sparks to pay him any attention. That’s Billy Sparks, the governor’s press guy. I mean, you would think […]

Capitalistic Cats

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Goddard’s Andrew Young battles for a ball with Clovis sophomore Michael Hernandez in the first half of Tuesday night’s game in Clovis.Young scored Goddard’s goal in a 3-1 loss. (Staff photo by Rick White) By Mike Linn When Clovis senior Kendal Essex spied Roswell Goddard’s goalkeeper out of position early in the second half he […]

First-year Hounds off to fast start

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — It didn’t take long — just two matches — for the first-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer program to break into the win column. ENMU coaches Carlos Elizondo and Travis McCorkle thought it could’ve been even sooner. The Greyhounds scored just 61 seconds into their history on Friday at […]