Day Trip: Sumner Lake

Families looking to cool off in the water or just relax and have fun can find the opportunity by visiting Sumner Lake State Park for a day or to camp overnight. With a lake that spans 4,500 acres, the 6,700-acre state park just west of Fort Sumner offers activities to enjoy on the water, while [...]

Griffin, Charles

Charles M. Griffin, 57, of Portales died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crockett, Texas, to Gladys and Melvin Griffin, he moved to Portales in the early 1970s following a brief time in the Army.  For several years he worked at Cissell Moving and Storage Co. [...]

Rufus George

Rufus (J.R.) George Jr., 67, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Lubbock. Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Afton, Texas, to Alyne and Rufus E. George, he grew up in Burley, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1957. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970 and Master’s [...]

July 2, 2006 Engagements

Delgado/Hernandez Craig and Ina Carey of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelly Delgado of Clovis, to Hector Hernandez of Muleshoe. He is the son of Margarito and Lala Hernandez. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on July 15 at the Spanish Baptist Church in Muleshoe. The reception will [...]

July 2, 2006 Births

Del Toro Matthew Cruz Del Toro was born May 12 to Armando and Gwyn Del Toro of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. His grandparents are Judy Matthews of Clovis and the late Bryan Matthews of Clovis and Rey and Gloria Del Toro of Muleshoe. Chandler Caden [...]

July 2, 2006 Honors

ENMU-Roswell Tammie J. Broome of Melrose, Amanda M. Fogerson of Clovis, Taris R. Pond of Grady and Mary Jo Scroggins of Clovis were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the 2006 spring semester. Richardson The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship Program scholarship to Lori Richardson of [...]

Dixie Chicks remind us of right to dissent

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It began in a manner innocent enough. I was finally to the last stage of the bathroom painting project, which is a piece of the entire bathroom redecorating project, and was listening to one of my Father’s Day presents on the CD boombox player. This present, the new Dixie Chicks [...]

Police see case as grave matter back in 1973

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Back in 1973 patrolman Gene Dawson of the Clovis Police Department stumbled into a lost-and-found item no one wanted to claim while cruising down an alley. “Tell them they can have the lumber if they don’t want it,” Dawson said. He found a black wooden coffin, the kind that Count [...]

Auto-making best left to Detroit

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist We were barely out of bib overalls when my boyhood friend Smooth Heine joined me in celebrating our independence by assembling a motorized vehicle on a budget of $13.67, the total value of our lifetime savings and investment portfolio. Actually, we were in the early stages of a primal urge [...]