Holocaust should not be trivialized

By Leonard Pitts Dear Ariana Schanzer: I hope you won’t mind being called out like this. It’s just that I saw your picture last week in The Miami Herald and it made me want to talk to you. In the photo, you’re smiling a giddy smile, dancing cheek to cheek with this equally delighted older […]

Cass, Mary Lee

Mary Lee Cass Services: have been held. Mary Lee Cass, 85, of Friona, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Prairie Acres in Friona. She was born on May 14, 1919, in Wellington, Texas. She married Kenyth Cass on May 11, 1935, at the First Methodist Church in Wellington. They farmed in Dodson, Texas, and Littlefield, […]

Psalmist is right: Joy comes in morning

By Curtis Shelburne Sometimes — and now that I think about it, maybe most of the time — I think the little things in life are the biggest and best of all. Oh, I know, some of the things that will one day, in the perspective of a whole life, seem really small seem pretty […]

Shooting accomplice receives 15 years

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 27-year-old Clovis man who prosecutors said orchestrated the shooting death of another Clovis man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday in an emotionally charged courtroom. Eric Duran pleaded guilty Monday to accessory to second-degree murder. First-degree murder and other lesser charges were dropped in exchange for […]

City tax numbers reflect growth

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Spurred by residential and commercial construction and heavy holiday retail sales, Clovis’ gross receipts taxes for February skied to an all-time high. The city received $1.45 million in receipt taxes from the state in February, eclipsing the previous high of $1.34 million returned in July of 2004, according to […]

Buetow, Nancy

Services: have been held. Nancy Buetow, 62, of Clovis, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Edna Randall Wakeford. She married Harlan Buetow on Sept. 13, 1985, in Clovis. She was a graphic artist, a member of […]

Clovis faces Sandia with state tourney hopes on line

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Clovis coach J.D. Isler expects senior post and leading scorer Tigg Bunton to be double-teamed tonight. Bunton leads the team in scoring and rebounding. (Staff photo: Rick White) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer What a difference one minute and 45 seconds can make. Down 12 points to Sandia on the road Friday, Clovis scored […]

Prep notes 3-1

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis juniors Matt Ulibarri and Daniel Casarez were named to the all-tournament team from this past weekend’s Clovis Invitational. Ulibarri went 4-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs on Friday against Santa Fe, while Casarez drove in four runs on two hits Thursday versus Fabens. Also on the team […]