Glenn D. Spell, Ben Luck

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Glenn D. Spell Date of birth: June 26, 1926 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Melrose Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

House rejects effort to stop base closings

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow the first round of U.S. military base closures and consolidations in a decade, clearing the way for facilities across the country to start shutting their doors as early as next month. The head of local Cannon Air Force Base advocate group said […]

SPORTS BRIEFS: Foxes awarded forfeit

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — The Fort Sumner Foxes were awarded a forfeit in tonight’s game at Springer when the Red Devils asked out of the game due to lack of numbers. Fort Sumner (8-2), ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, was already assured a berth in the state playoffs beginning next week. Seeding for […]

Cats begin bid for playoffs at Hobbs

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Clovis quarterback Devin Sweet releases a throw during practice Thursday at the high school. Clovis travels to Hobbs today in the Wildcats’ District 4-5A opener. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The fun and games are over, it’s time to get down to business. Healthy and rested after a bye […]

Halloween meanings vary among people

Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist Halloween can mean different things to different people. I’ve learned there are folks who think Halloween is a time for mischief or time for a good party. There are those who don’t care about Halloween and those who think there is something sinister about the last night of October. I once […]

Portales’ fight for social justice important

Helena Rodriguez : CNJ Columnist Welcome winners …. insurgents and rabble-rousers. Those are the words that greeted people Sunday at a presentation at the Memorial Building in Portales called “The Struggle for Social Justice in Roosevelt County, 1965-1980.” Dolores Penrod, an event organizer, said those are the words the Portales News-Tribune published in reference to […]

Civil rights icon leaves nation lasting legacy

CNJ Editorial Sooner or later in the 1950s, a crisis was bound to occur over legalized, state-enforced racial segregation. The policy was inconsistent with the ideals of individual liberty on which the country was founded, the experience of World War II had created cracks that were bound to widen in the edifice of racial segregation, […]

A Beautiful Morning at Robert Lee, Texas

By Curtis K. Shelburne It’s been a beautiful morning in Robert Lee, Texas. My brothers and I have been back here together at the old home place for a few precious days. I’ve been imitating my great-grandfather and grandfather by spending some time this morning just sitting in a lawn chair by the side of […]

Anti-drug program reinforcing substance abuse awareness

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Cannon Air Force Base Emergency Medical Technician Brandi Pett talks about her job Tuesday with Ranchvale Elementary School sixth-graders for Red Ribbon Week. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Their hands shot up toward the ceiling. It seemed most of students in the classroom had a story to tell — a […]

Halloween happenings

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Sandia Elementary second grader Anysnah Quintero points to her favorite pumpkin, decorated as an apple with a worm, Wednesday at school. The pumpkin decorated by kindergartner Kyli Osborn took second place. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) The word Halloween is a contracted version of All Hallows Eve and actually has origins tracing back to the Catholic […]

Closure list sailing through Congress

By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A plan to close and reconfigure hundreds of military bases is sailing through Congress, on track to take effect next month in a blow to communities hoping for an eleventh-hour reprieve. In a long-shot attempt to halt the first round of base closings in a decade, the […]

10/27 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 1:45 a.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of East 13th street police responded to a call concerning a domestic battery involving minor injuries between siblings and acquaintances on the. Police located a 51-year-old man who was bleeding from the top of […]

10/27 Education Digest

Wayland Baptist waiting on dean Wayland Baptist University will waiting to see if Cannon Air Force Base gets a new mission before it hires a new dean, according to the school’s director of communications. The Clovis campus itself is not in jeopardy of closing, Young said. However, there may be a reduction in staff, depending […]

10/27 Student Profile

Natalie Bizzell is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Bill and Stacey Bizzell. What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? When I was young, my favorite TV show was “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Now, my favorite TV show is “Laguna Beach.” I love reality TV shows. Tell […]

New chairman’s first job taming threat of inflation

Freedom Newspapers With the threat of inflation returning, keeping it tame would be the first job of Ben Bernanke, whom President Bush on Monday appointed to be chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. On Oct. 14, the U.S. Labor Department reported that consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in September, the highest level since March 1980, […]

State no longer political nonentity

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist It didn’t used to be like this. Not in the old days. Not way back when New Mexico was a simple place with simple tastes and simple folks and the notion you couldn’t visit here without a passport. No one much noticed us, and that was OK. Those days are […]

Promoting dependency won’t help poor

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of New Orleans, President Bush gave America’s poverty pimps and race hustlers new ammunition. The president said, “As all of us saw on television, there is also some deep, persistent poverty in this region as well. And that poverty has roots in a […]

James Morgan, Melvin C. Waltman

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James Morgan Date of birth: Nov. 7, 1926 Dates of service: January 1944 to April 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and location […]

Hunter helping Hounds on defense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer WITH CORNERBACKS MARK Patterson (groin) and Michael Fields (ankle and knee) unable to play due to injury, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo had to resort to desperate measures in last weekend’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Texas A&M-Kingsville. First, he moved outside linebacker Brandon […]

Lady Eagles take tourney match in four

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Clovis Christian’s Jennifer Schaap hits the ball over House’s Sara Lee during their District 4-1A tournament match Tuesday at CCS. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis Christian got its lapse out of the way, then got down to business. The Lady Eagles started to let a two-game lead slip […]