Lenhart, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Lenhart Have been held. Dorothy M. Lenhart, 83, of Colorado Springs, Colo. died on Friday, May 27, 2005, at the Pikes Peak Hospice Residence. She was born April 30, 1922, in Alamogordo, to the late Earl Spencer and Inez Priscilla (Newsom) Callens. She married James Kenneth Lenhart on Jan. 4, 1944. She was […]

State reps going over released documents

The Associated Press Military aides for New Mexico’s U.S. senators and Rep. Tom Udall were analyzing information released Tuesday by the Pentagon to back up its recommendations to close military installations across the nation, including Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis. Glen Loveland, spokesman for Udall, D-N.M., said he didn’t expect comments on the documents […]

KENW shoots for big haul in auction

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Call it shopping at home, but for a worthy, entertaining and educational cause. The 29th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction will take over the area airwaves June 6 through June 11 as 2,000 items are auctioned, ranging from $5 “Steal of the Night” items up to a vacation for two […]

Staffing main ER concern

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Plains Regional Medical Center officials said the emergency room handles about 36,000 patients every year. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Dressed in pink scrubs, emergency room admittance officer Traci Garcia is often the first person to greet patients at the Plains Regional Medical Center. Scanning rows of empty tan seats […]

Strategic committee assembles for Cannon

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The strategic team formed to help save Cannon Air Force Base from closure by the Pentagon came together Tuesday for the first time. Comprised of local groups, state groups and three paid lobbying firms, the strategic team set up shop at Clovis Community College and began divvying up responsibilities. […]

Clovis man gets two life sentences

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Dominic Murphy was sentenced to a minimum of 60 years in prison Tuesday for the killings of Alex Rodriguez, 29, and Wesley Griest, 39. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Dominic Murphy showed no emotion Tuesday when he was sentenced to two life terms in connection with the 2003 shooting deaths […]

‘McWorld’ taking over across planet

By Leonard Pitts, Jr. WARSAW, Poland — Allen Iverson is looking down on me. The tour bus is rolling along a busy street here in the Polish capital when suddenly there’s the Philadelphia 76ers star, staring with attitude from an athletic shoe ad on the side of a skyscraper. Welcome to the United States of […]

Court allows abuse of First Amendment

By Tibor Machan The Supreme Court ruled May 23 that to compel people to support its propaganda with which they disagree does not violate the First Amendment to the Constitution. The First Amendment is the one about everyone having the right to freedom of speech. Yes, the court acknowledged, no one may be coerced into […]

Sen. McCain more Democrat than Republican

Editorial Only three things make Arizona Sen. John McCain recognizable as a Republican these days: • He continues to stand out as a critic of congressional pork-barrel plundering, true to the GOP’s all-but-abandoned claim to being the fiscally responsible party. • He remains hawkish on most defense and foreign policy matters. • And an upper […]

Summer events listings

CNJ staff Clovis May 27-29 — Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Hillcrest Park. May 30-June 4 — Pioneer Days. Contact: 763-3435. June 4-5 — CSA Pepsi Challenge Softball Tournament. Contact: www.cloviscsa.com June 11— Clovis Fire Department Poker Run. Contact: TBA June 11-12 — 5th Annual Myers Electric “Lil Custom” Youth Softball Tournament. Contact: www.cloviscsa.com June […]

Memorial Day service celebrates uniqueness of America’s armed forces

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Hundreds of American flags were placed at the graves sites of fallen servicemen and women over the weekend by veterans groups for Monday’s Memorial Day service at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The sky broke open over Clovis and Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens on Monday morning […]

Contestants say rodeo helps preserve western lifestyle

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Lacy Price, 17, of Texico, whispers to her quarter horse, Baby, Monday after being crowned the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer One by one, the nine rodeo queen contestants briskly rode their horses across the Mounted Patrol Arena on Monday during the 2005 Pioneer Days […]

Letters to the editor: Coyotes important part of ecosystem

I was sadly disappointed in the article “Coyote: Ugly” by Ryn Gargulinski, which ran in Sunday’s paper. I found the article to be one-sided. It appears to be written from a rancher/farmer’s view with no consideration of the impact coyotes have on the environment. Modern farming and ranching has become about numbers and profit, with […]

Using humans for spare parts inhumane

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist The Kansas City Star, editorializing about the president’s threat to veto the stem cell bill passed by the House, described human embryos as the “excess products of fertility procedures.” The Los Angeles Times, contemptuous of the president’s ethical misgivings, declared: “It’s not a choice between a human life and an […]

Request to curb judge criticism unjust

Freedom Newspapers P ersonal trauma can cloud one’s judgment, so we can to some degree forgive U.S. District Court Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow for recently urging members of Congress to do something to curb public criticism of federal judges. Lefkow’s husband and mother were recently killed by a deranged man who blamed her for a […]

Marney, Michael

Michael Marney Services: Have been held.  Mr. Michael Alexander Marney, 43, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in Belen. He was born on Sept. 15, 1961, in Brandon, Suffolk County, England. He lived in Lubbock most of his life and moved to Clovis six months ago.   He was preceded in death by his […]

Hutchison, Johnnie

Johnnie Leonard Hutchison, 63, of Elma, Wash., died Friday, May 20, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 18, 1941, in Clovis, to Grant Harrison and Yadie Elnora Young Hutchison. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and graduated from high school there. In 1961 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served […]

Cook, J.N.

J.N. Cook Services: Have been held. J.N. Cook, 90, of Roswell, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Feb. 5, 1915, in Wellington, Texas, to Jesse and Ellen “Nell” Cook. He has resided in Roswell for 48 years and was a farmer in the Melrose […]

Wofford, Rosa

Rosa Wofford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rosa J. Wofford, 96, of Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Pa., died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Pa. She was born March 15, 1909, in Tell, Texas, to William C. and Evisa Jane Russell Bohannon. She was a member of the First Church of the […]

Marler, Michael

Michael Marler Services: Have been held. Mr. Michael Marler, 49, of Portales, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Sept. 30, 1955, in Portales, to Willie and Odus Marler. He graduated from Portales High School in 1973. He worked for Portales Valley Mills (which later became Borden […]