West Texas A&M edges Greyhounds

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Edmound Elzy misses a dunk attempt over West Texas A&M’s Jarvis Brown in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Brown was called for a foul on the play and Elzy hit one of two free throws. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Two big rivals had some […]

Prep capsules 2-22

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer District 4-5A Boys Carlsbad (5-18, 0-6) at Clovis (19-5, 3-3) 7:30 p.m. today Last game: Clovis lost at Hobbs 85-72. Carlsbad lost to Cibola 59-54. Last meeting: Clovis beat Carlsbad 70-64 on Feb. 1. At stake: The Wildcats are trying to stay in the District 4-5A race. Carlsbad players […]

Theater expansion nears completion

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Willie Flowers mixes varnish in one of the three new auditoriums in the new addition Monday at the North Plains Cinema 4. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An expansion project at Allen Theaters in the North Plains Mall that was delayed more than two months by weather is nearing […]

Convicted shooter sentenced

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A former Clovis police detective said being in court Monday when the man who shot him was sentenced to a long prison term gave him closure. Keith Bessette was serving a drug warrant in Dec. 6, 2002, when he suffered a bullet wound to his arm in an exchange […]

Clovis schools celebrate music

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Members of the Clovis High School Jazz band talk to local junior high school students about what it means to be part of a high schol band Friday at Marshall Junior High School. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Tim Ashley said music has a special place […]

Ag Expo covers ID tags to compost

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — New Mexico State University extension agents will be conducting seminars to keep ranchers and dairymen up-to-date on animal identification tags and composting animal carcasses during the 13th annual New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Ron Parker, New Mexico Extension beef specialist, will be conducting the […]

Kids have great appreciation of music

By Adan Estrada: Guest Columnist Music has the power to evoke emotion. It can make you laugh, it can make you smile, or it can even bring a tear to your eye. Music reaches deep inside you and before you know it you’re tapping your foot, bobbing your head and singing along. As an educator, […]

Reporters have moral obligation to keep promise

By Freedom Newspapers It’s encouraging that the investigation into who leaked CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name to the media is proceeding, even if at a snail’s pace. It’s discouraging that two reporters, Matthew Cooper of Time magazine and Judith Miller of The New York Times, face the possibility of jail if they don’t reveal their […]

Morality should extend to computers

By Mona Charen:CNJ columnist There was a time, dear readers, when I seriously considered closing my e-mail account. Though I love your e-mails, there is a limit to the number of Viagra offers, turned-on housewives and penis enlargers that one can cheerlessly delete before going into complete meltdown. Thankfully, I have found a program that […]

Base holds memories of times past

By Keith Pannell: Mach Meter CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — During his four-year stay at Cannon Air Force Base, Billy Overby witnessed a lot of change. He was there when Cannon’s fighter squadrons switched from F-86s to F-100s in 1955. He was also present when Clovis Air Force Base changed its name to Cannon Air […]

2/21 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were transporting a subject Thursday to the juvenile detention center. At the detention facility the officer let the subject out in front of him and he began running away in handcuffs. The officer pursued the subject on foot. While in pursuit, […]

Hounds swept on diamond

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh isn’t as concerned about losses as he is that his team plays the way it has to if it hopes to be successful. The Greyhounds went toe-to-toe with Central Oklahoma over the weekend, outhitting the Bronchos 41-34 and putting themselves […]

Music precious gift

By Daniel A. Blea: 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. When I was 10 years old, my family moved into an old house that had not been lived in […]

Zias earn lone win in series with big inning

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University scored 11 runs in the bottom of the fifth Sunday to beat Western New Mexico 16-8 on the eight-run rule after five innings and salvage the finale of a four-game weekend series. WNMU won the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader in five innings 18-7, scoring 11 times in […]

Hopefully new director not another yesman

CNJ staff Whether it was a good idea to create the post of director of national intelligence — we were dubious from the start — in John Negroponte, currently ambassador to Iraq, President Bush has named a veteran diplomat and troubleshooter whom most observers give high marks for competence. Whether he will be the kind […]

February’s memories not all romantic

By Bob Huber Now that all the sentimental Valentine love stuff is over, let’s talk about why this month always gives me the flimflams. It’s an emotional roller coaster dating back to a religious experience I had in the fourth grade. Each February in those days, docudramas were staged in towns across the land commemorating […]

Veterans Affairs budget ‘less friendly’

By Tom Philpott In years past, Bush administration proposals to charge low-priority VA healthcare users a $250 annual enrollment fee and higher co-payments on prescription drugs were declared dead on arrival on Capitol Hill. Not this year. The initiatives, to boost VA revenues by $424 million, appear to have survived a first vigorous round of […]

Brewton, Gary

Gary Brewton Services: Have been held. Gary R. Brewton, 54, of Roswell, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 16, 1951, in Artesia, to Elmer and Esther Brewton. Family members said he never met a stranger, and his unconditional love, giving, and compassion for others will […]

Wildcats reload in 2005

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Clovis High School senior Simon Salguero keeps his eye on the ball as it is tossed to him by teammate Nathan Dodge during a batting drill Thursday at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer As Clovis battled La Cueva for the 5A state championship last year, all Jared Montoya […]