Letters to the Editor: Malkin made me an Obama voter

Regarding last Sunday’s Michelle Malkin column (“Team Obama tactics ‘in your face’”): The article was uninformed fear mongering. It portrayed anyone who sports a sign supporting Obama as being confrontational. I have never had a problem of the type that was so graphically spelled out in this article. Malkin has accomplished something with this article […]

It’s no debate: Big government wins, we lose

Freedom New Mexico From a political perspective, the big debate Friday night was probably a draw. Given that the electorate is nearly evenly divided on which candidate to choose, the debate results will only reinforce this indeterminate status quo. Republican John McCain had better answers on the economy. But Democrat Barack Obama had better answers […]

Son keeps kidney ready for father

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Courtesy photo John M. Montano said giving his father a kidney is the least he can do after all his father has done for the family. The two are scheduled to undergo a transplant procedure in October. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For the last few months, John M. Montano has been spending a […]

Defense bill includes funding for Cannon

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — Troops would get a pay raise in a defense bill that Congress sent President Bush on Saturday. Even before passage, lawmakers had backed away from an election-season showdown with the administration over Iraq. Legislation approved by a voice vote in the Senate would increase pay by 3.9 percent, extend […]

Clovis man faces molestation charges

CNJ Staff A jury trial for a 48-year-old Clovis man accused of 143 counts of child molestation is set to begin Monday. Larry Hatcher’s trial is slated to last three days in district court, records show. Hatcher is accused of forcing a now-teenage girl to have sexual relations with him over the course of seven […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. Sept. 17 officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Wallace to assist with a narcotics investigation. A male subject had reportedly tried to sell drugs to a police officer. Officers found the man lying on his […]

Hounds get set for No. 4 Abilene Christian

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior nose guard Ronald Green says he enjoys a challenge, and he’ll get one in Abilene Christian running back Bernard Scott when the teams open Lone Star Conference South Division play today at Blackwater Draw. The Wildcats (3-0), No. 4 in NCAA Division II, feature […]

Zias hold off Adams State

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU junior Kimberly Anaya attempts a header, while Adam State’s Kayla Hatfield makes an attempt to kick the ball in the first half of Friday’s game at the ENMU soccer pitch. ENMU went on to win 3-2. By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Cruising towards victory, Eastern New […]

Hounds fall to CSU-Pueblo

CNJ staff Grand Junction, Colo. — Robert Kinsey scored his ninth goal of the season as Colorado State-Pueblo beat Eastern New Mexico University 2-0, ending the Greyhounds’ four-game undefeated streak Friday in a non-conference match. Kinsey scored on header midway through the first half to put Pueblo up 1-0. Allan Chacon added an insurance goal […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Reunions

Bellview, Hollene communities The Bellview and Hollene communities will be hosting a reunion beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 Main Street. The reunion will begin with a business meeting followed by a buffet meal at noon. Cost of the meal is $8 per plate. A program will follow the meal. Information: […]

Swim offers travel back in time

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist First, I need to make an update on the domestic violence bike ride. I’ve been in contact with a number of local riders and the final plan goes like this. In order to go in conjunction with Hartley House events at Clovis Community College (fun run and walk against domestic […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Hank the Cowdog: The Case of the Most Ancient Bone by John Erickson was given by Frank and Geraldine Phillips in memory of Mildred Norris. Read by the author, this audio book has Hank on an archaeological dig where he must save an ancient buffalo […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Anniversaries

Kline Ron and Peg Kline of Clovis celebrated their 60th anniversary Saturday at the home of their granddaughter. The couple was married Sept. 24, 1948, in North Umberland, Pa. They have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy and is a retired truck driver. She is retired from the Philadelphia […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Birthdays

Widner Audrey Widner of Waco, Texas, and formerly of Melrose, will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 4, 2008, at the New Road Church of Christ fellowship room in Waco. She was born Oct. 5, 1918. The celebration will be hosted by Monty Edwards of Augusta, W. Va., Harvey and […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Sunday Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Circle Eight Squares

Sept. 28, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Otis muffins, cereal or toast, juice and milk.

Sept. 28, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 -5 p.m., Dance at La Casa senior center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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Courtesy photo Thomas Lee Prieto’s grandmother said he was active and outgoing and loved to play with his brother, 5-year-old Charles, and sister, 1-year-old Esperanza. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with […]

Two shot to death in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Brandon Parker said he heard two gunshots and saw a speeding vehicle crash into a cinderblock wall on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Thursday night. Two people were found shot in the crashed van. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man and a Lubbock woman were shot […]