Lady Cat track wins in Alamogordo

1114324385-4-24-Clovis-TRACK.jpg

Clovis’ Phillip Williams competes in the 100 meters against Alamogordo brothers Brandon Browning, center, and Josh Browning, right, during the Alamogordo Qualifier track meet Friday in Alamogordo. (Alamogordo Daily News: Ellis Neel) CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — The Clovis boys track team picked up three state qualifiers as it finished third Friday at the Alamogordo Qualifier. […]

ENMU seeking fall feel for spring game

By Dave Wagner The 2005 opener is four months off, but the Eastern New Mexico University football squad gets its first taste of “game” competition in today’s 4 p.m. Silver & Green Game at Greyhound Stadium. Rosters were selected on Wednesday for the contest, which will be conducted under as close to game-like circumstances as […]

School boss has ‘great’ plans

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer She plays bridge and loves William Faulkner’s prose. She shares a passion for education with a love of theater, classic literature and poetry — interests that were planted by an eighth-grade teacher. Meet Rhonda Seidenwurm, the woman poised to fill the position of Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent on […]

Gerleve captures LSC men’s javelin title

CNJ STAFF SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve remained unbeaten in javelin competition this season and gained the NCAA provisional qualifying distance by throwing 194 feet, 3 inches on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference track and field meet, hosted by Angelo State University. Gerleve, who has won in all […]

Hounds win tight series from Tarleton

1114320812-4-24-hound-baseball-1-web.jpg

Brian Green slides in for a triple as Tarleton State third baseman Chad Nixon is late on the tag in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — If he didn’t already know it, Eastern New Mexico University’s Trevor Davis […]

Watching for predators

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer It’s a murky place full of sexual solicitations, false identities and a cascade of pornographic material. According to officials at the district attorney’s office, Internet chat rooms can be a dangerous place for children, and too many parents aren’t aware their kids frequent them. “There are parents out there […]

Bataan Death March survivors break ground for memorial

1114320729-web-battan-march5-4_24_04.jpg

Bataan Death March survivor Irvin Butler of Portales, left, was imprisoned for 3 1/2 years after being captured. Bataan Death March survivor Louis “Kildee” Herring is at right. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — With golden-tipped shovels in their hands, six survivors of the […]

Cops & courts: Melrose Mayor Hester involved in altercation

Police responded April 16 to a Melrose residence in reference to a fight between the Melrose mayor and a Clovis resident. Melrose mayor Ray Hester struck another man during an altercation at a mutual friend’s house, according to a police report. The police report shows the complainant, Darrell Boney, said he heard yelling in a […]

N.M. music scene exploding

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis bass player Brannon Luscombe says it’s a little-known secret — the New Mexico music scene is exploding right here in Clovis. Those who flocked to Saturday’s Prairiedoggapalooza may have gotten wind of that fact — or at least they would have by the time they left. A gathering […]

Q&A: AG talks alcohol abuse prevention

Patricia Madrid is New Mexico’s attorney general. She was in Portales on Thursday to discourage alcohol consumption among students. Q How can law enforcement and the community help combat the problems of alcohol? A We know that for any program to be successful, we have to have the involvement of the entire community. We now […]

FDA overstepped bounds with ban on ephedra

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes the Nanny State goes too far, even for federal courts. That happened earlier this month in a case involving the Food and Drug Administration’s 2004 ban on the sale of the herb ephedra, commonly used as a diet aid. The ban came after the deaths of more than 80 people, most notably […]

Babe Ruth bet makes fine baseball trivia

By David Stevens: CNJ editor Trivia question: Name the one-time Bailey County landowner who was roommates with Babe Ruth and helped the New York Yankees win the 1927 World Series. If you said Wilcy Moore, then you must be a baseball-trivia expert. Now maybe you can help settle the mystery related to the Babe’s bet […]

Feminists overreacting to new guideline

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Title IX, the 1972 federal law mandating equal opportunity for females in high school and college sports, has helped spur huge changes. But its supporters have trouble believing their eyes. Despite the enormous gains for female athletes, they act as though the gains could be erased overnight. They are currently […]

UFO sightings draw attention in Clovis

By Don McAlavy UFO SIGHTINGS FOLLOWED SPUTNIK IN 1957 The UFO sightings around Clovis and other places in 1957 were probably touched off by the Russians’ first satellite, Sputnik, which was launched into space in October of that year. Odis Echols Jr., of Clovis, was in a car with his wife and his parents. Odis […]

Relay or life just one joy of living

By Clyde Davis: Columnist How long has it been since you laughed until you couldn’t breathe because something struck you so funny? How long has it been since you were so delighted to see someone that you couldn’t hide your joy? How long has it been since you were so delighted at the outdoor world […]

Clovis tweet for birders

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer If anyone says Clovis is for the birds — they’re right. At least according to the 2005 Great Backyard Birdcount. This eighth annual event racked up 35 species — and nearly 6,000 birds — for Clovis alone. The findings are based on area volunteers’ checklists compiled Feb. 18-21, the […]

Lifestyles, etc. 4/24

ENGAGEMENTS Curry/Arthur Mr. and Mrs. Benton Curry of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jamie Dianne Curry of Clovis to Thomas Cort Arthur of Colorado City, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Arthur of Colorado City, Texas. The couple will exchange vows May 28, 2005 at the First Church of […]

The God of the Universe Is the God of All Beauty

Curtis Shelburne I made more than a few miles a couple of weeks ago and made them in style — the wrong style, but style. My younger brother, Jim, and I decided to take his little, old, once-red Mazda pickup on our trip to Houston to see our sister who is in the hospital there. […]

Mildred Shaw

Services: Have been held. Mildred Shaw, 78, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Herman Hospital in Houston. She was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Caldwell, Texas, to Sam and Rachel Morris Pollard. She married Oscar Stevenson in May 1941, in Caldwell. She married Henry Shaw on Jan. 4, 1966, in Clovis. She was […]

Baker, C.M.

C.M. Baker, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 23, 1914, in Vienna, Ill., to Alpha and George M. Baker. He came to the Elida area intending to stay a week, but liked the community, and decided to stay, family members said. He […]