Music true form of expression

By David Dawson: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Why Music? Ever since I can remember, music has been a true form of expression in my life. At 4, […]

Adams, Ruth

Ruth Adams Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze. She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from high […]

Letters to the editor: General letters

Youth deserve more free programs It was with great interest that I read about the little boy riding his skateboard on the basketball court at Greene Acres Park (last Sunday’s CNJ). Whatever happened to the proposed skating park the city has talked about? I guess it went the way of the improvements of the Patrick […]

Barry Bonds not good role model for troubled sport

CNJ staff Barry Bonds was known as a self-centered athlete while he played college baseball at Arizona State University. Today he is a big-leaguer with the San Francisco Giants. And as his muscles and neck circumference have grown in recent years, so also has his ego. In the face of allegations that his fabulous ability […]

Letters to the editor: More on the devil stickers

Too much police time spent on small fry In a Feb. 16 letter to the editor, Clovis police Officer Marty Williamson wrote that Lisa Morrow’s comments were “stupid” and show her “ignorance.” Foregoing derogatory terms toward Williamson, I am certain he missed Morrow’s meaning. Sure she knows there are seatbelt laws. Her comment was meant […]

Prep basketball: Clovis nets improbable comeback

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — With two minutes left in the game on Friday night at Sandia, the Clovis boys basketball team appeared dead and buried. The Cats were down 12 points, staring at the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District 4-5A Tournament and three wins from qualifying for the state playoffs. The Cats then busted […]

2-25 Prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 63, Sandia 52 Santa Rosa 51, Texico 48 Fort Sumner 61, Melrose 43 Muleshoe 59, Pilot Point 51 Alamogordo 31, Gadsden 25 Artesia 46, Albuquerque Academy 44 Belen 52, Onate 51, OT Deming 70, Silver 67 Hobbs 66, Carlsbad 58 Lovington 49, Ruidoso 46 Mayfield 78, Los […]

Lady Mules advance to regional finals

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Muleshoe girls coach Shana Simms said her team just would not die. Despite trailing 12-0 to start the game, the Lady Mules fought back to beat Pilot Point 59-51 in the Class 3A Regional Quarterfinals. As been the custom this season, the Lady Mules had a furious fourth quarter, outscoring Pilot Point […]

Prep baseball: Cats advance to championship

CNJ staff Two games, two easy wins. The Clovis baseball team advanced to the championship game of the season-opening Clovis Invitational on Friday with a 15-0 win over Santa Fe at Bell Park. The Wildcats opened the season with a 16-0 win over Fabens, Texas, in the first round game. Clovis sophomore Jonathan Sisneros went […]

Italian POWs dug escape tunnel in Hereford

by Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This story began early in 1942 when the Army began making plans to pepper the United States with internment camps for prisoners of war. The Army decided to make a camp near Hereford for the purpose of housing captured Italian soldiers. Most of the Italians were captured in North Africa […]

Let’s protect our outdoors

by Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Perhaps you have never heard of Jay “Ding” Darling, who was conservationist and cartoonist. During the Depression years, Darling was among those who were influential in the founding of Ducks Unlimited. According to local chapter president John McNeil, Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 to his knowledge, the country’s largest […]

2/27 Birth, Organizations

Births Wampler Michael and Christina Wampler of Clovis, are the parents of a 6 pound 11 ounce girl, Aurora Gwendalyn Wampler, born on Jan. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Grandparents are Woody and Sylvia Wampler of Tucumcari and Larry and Sharon Edler of Trout Run, Pa. Organizations Altrusa International, Inc. Members […]

Gray early bright spot

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Clovis High School’s Simon Salguero gets back to first base under the tag attempt of Fabens first baseman Enrique Lopez during their opening round game Thursday at Bell Park in the Clovis Invitational baseball tournament. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Although the temperature for the season opener was a few […]

Wildcats fight for seeding

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats will have to go on the road for the district tournament — for how long is the question. Barring a major upset, Clovis will finish third in District 4-5A with a win today at Sandia. The Wildcats (20-5) would need cellar-dweller Carlsbad to knock off Hobbs […]

Zias take third straight

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Erika Cook tries to pry a loose ball away from Texas Woman’s University guard Kelley Humphries in the first half of Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Tia Doss knew she’d deflected the ball near midcourt. She just couldn’t find it for a second. The […]

Greenwalt leaves mark on Tech

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent The first hurdle Cisti Greenwalt had to clear four years ago had nothing to do with basketball. It was her name. Fans in Lubbock couldn’t pronounce it. Kisti, Sisti, Christi … not since Michi Atkins in the mid-90s had Lady Raider fans had such a phonetic dilemma. It wasn’t […]

Texas homicide suspect arrested in Clovis

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Plainview, Texas, man suspected of homicide was arrested in Wednesday night in Clovis as part of a joint operation between area and federal law enforcement officers. Justin L. Davis, 21, was arrested near 11th and Prince streets as a result of a joint surveillance operation between Clovis Police, […]

Event center proposal faces land issue

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A new proposal for an events center at the Curry County Fairgrounds is awaiting a resolution of a land issue before being sent to the County Commission for approval. The plan calls for an enclosed 75,000-square foot metal building that could seat 3,500 to be built on the north […]

Sticker guy arrested on unrelated charge

CNJ staff A Clovis man at the center of a she-devil sticker controversy spent Wednesday night in jail on an unrelated charge. Clovis police officials said Dean Young, 31, appeared in Magistrate Court on Wednesday for a traffic violation when it was discovered there was outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear. The […]

Angels in disguise appear when needed

By Helene Rodriguez People will come and go in our lives and I believe the same is true for angels. This is the story of one “guardian angel” — someone who briefly appeared in my life to help me through a difficult time. She was the nurse who took care of me the night I […]