Pharmaceutical benefits outweigh risk

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist “The Greatest Century That Ever Was: 25 Miraculous Trends of the Past 100 Years” is the appropriate title of a 1999 article authored by Stephen Moore and the late Julian L. Simon and published by the Washington-based Cato Institute. Let’s highlight some of the phenomenal progress Americans made during the […]

Carthel looking to turn around West Texas A&M football

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Don Carthel has returned to the Lone Star Conference. Carthel was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach at West Texas A&M University to succeed Ronnie Jones, who resigned last week after a university investigation concluded that he used state and school resources […]

Cox, Walter

Walter Cox Services: Have been held. Mr. Walter Wendell Cox, 101, of Plano, Texas, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Plano, Texas. He was born on Jan. 13, 1904, in Belton, Texas, to Thomas and Rose Cox. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He owned Shaws Jewelry until the early […]

Strength in numbers at district track meets

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Texico senior Braden Vaughan took first in the shot put with a throw of 42-7 Tuesday during the Texico Relays. Vaughan, who also plays baseball, has already qualified for state in all three throwing events. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer This weekend’s Class 1A district track meets will be decided […]

Zia Picazo named first team All-LSC South

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Tori Picazo has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in softball as a designated player, the conference announced this week. She was also chosen the division’s newcomer of the year. Picazo, a transfer from West Texas College who is from […]

Lady Cats shoot for state bid

CNJ Staff The Clovis High School girls golf team will try to qualify for Class 5A state competition in today’s Clovis Invitational, starting at 9 a.m. at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Teams need three legs to make it into the state tournament. “They’re looking to get their third leg for state, so this is a […]

Board looking at string music program

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ school board on Tuesday voted to take steps toward implementing a string instrument program for the district. But first the district needs to identify concrete sources of funding and find a string instrument teacher to get the program off the ground. “This program would be something special for […]

Meth program gets state attention

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer While prosecuting a methamphetamine manufacturer in 2002, District Attorney Matthew Chandler heard the words that inspired him to attack the drug head-on. After the Albuquerque man was convicted for manufacturing methamphetamine in a Clovis hotel, the judge asked him why he’d set up shop in Clovis. His response, according […]

Clovis seniors compete in billiards, horseshoes, discus at senior Olympics

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Martie Hale of Clovis breaks during her game in the 65-69 age group of the Senior Olympics Pool Tournament Tuesday at La Casa Senior Center in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Clovis senior citizens are taking the olympics to a new level. They have prepared for months to […]

Cow carcasses smelly problem

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The body of a dead cow is seen Wednesday on Curry Road 7 southeast of Clovis. According to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher, illegal dumping of cows is only getting worse as the cattle industries continue to grow. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Dust storms, blowing tumbleweeds and […]

Oklahoma City not forgotten even in turbulent times

Freedom Newspapers So much has happened in our nation during the past decade, so many threats to our security that have occupied our current attentions — and yet to forget or even downplay the tragedy of Oklahoma City 10 years ago remains inexcusable. Certainly the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, inflicted a greater loss […]

4/27 Letters to the editor

Downtown could use more trash cans Imagine a hot August afternoon. A young couple has just left one of our stores on Main Street. Upon entering the car, it becomes obvious their infant has, uh, downloaded into his software! The odor is the kind that will test even a mother’s love. Then Mom and Dad […]

South Carolina: Great place for chickens

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist The always-entertaining Most Backward State in the Union contest took an interesting bounce last week. With Kansas having gone three or four whole days without trying to teach creationism in science classes and Florida having neglected to botch an election lately, plucky little South Carolina shot to the head of […]

Neie, Alta

Alta Joy Neie, 79, of Corrales, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 25, 1925, to Luther and Molissie Gardner in Hamilton, Texas. She married Oliver C. Neie on April 9, 1950, in Hamilton, Texas. She grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Community with four older […]

CHS teams qualify four events at Hobbs

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Clovis High’s track teams qualified two events for state in both boys and girls competition in Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier. Both boys qualifiers came in winning efforts — the medley relay team of Tanner Williams, Phillip Williams, Jacob Jones and Matt Loewen, which ran 3:37.16, and freshman Manuel Robles in high jump […]

Highlands cruises past Hounds

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Center fielder Rich Janeway went 5-for-5 and drove in four runs, backing the seven-hit pitching of left-hander Lucas Spagnuolo as New Mexico Highlands rolled over Eastern New Mexico University 10-1 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Janeway hit three singles, a double and a solo homer in raising his batting […]

Farwell’s Nichols captures I-1A golf title

By Dave Wagner Tate Nichols didn’t give anybody else a chance on Tuesday. Carrying a two-stroke lead into the second and final day of boys Region I-1A golf competition at Reese Golf Course in Lubbock, the Farwell senior put together a round of 67 to finish at 4-under 140 for a nine-stroke margin over Iraan’s […]

Play Inc. board adds on former members

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Play Inc. board keeps shifting around. At Monday’s meeting at Clovis-Carver Library, the current executive board voted to admit members of the previous board to stay on, if they so chose. Patricia Grah and Larry Sprague accepted the offer while former board president Andy Sweet said he was […]

Clovis native takes job at West Texas

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer At 26, Clovis native and 1997 Grady High graduate Justin Ashley has already worked under some successful college basketball coaches. He hopes to continue his progression at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Ashley has been hired to replace Russell Vanlandingham as an assistant to Buffaloes head coach Rick […]

‘Believe in Me’ still months from theaters

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A crew member holds a clapboard on the set of “Believe in Me.” Filming wrapped up in November, but producers don’t expect a final product until summer. (File photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Making a feature-length film is a long, drawn-out process. That’s according to independent film producer John Manulis, who aided in […]