Clovis basketball capsules 1-14

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Boys Purple Pepper Shootout Friday Gadsden (11-4) at Clovis (14-1), 7 p.m. Last game: Clovis beat Portales 57-47 Tuesday. At stake: Clovis’ top ranking in the Class 5A Albuquerque Journal coaches poll and momentum going into the start of District 4-5A play next week. Gadsden players to watch:Frank Borden, […]

Search continues for missing Farwell native

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The search continues for a missing Alamogordo woman who went for a walk Sept. 24 and never returned. David Lynn said his wife, 55-year-old Vicky Lynn, takes medication to battle depression. “I feel powerless,” David Lynn said about the last 3 1/2 months. “I’ll be honest with you, if there’s […]

Looking back at 2004’s best silliness

By Ned Cantwell Looking back at the old year and forward to the new one…. New Mexico puts the finishing touches on 2004, still one of only two states allowing cockfighting. Its sensible new rules to protect convenience store workers are under appeal. And its laws favor strip mall payday loan bandits who screw the […]

Senior guard provides spark off bench

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin drives to the basket during the second half of Tuesday’s game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Senior guard Jacob Jones doesn’t start, doesn’t put up a ton of points, but that doesn’t diminish his role with the Clovis Wildcats. […]

Griggs, Ida

Ida Griggs Services: Have been held. Ida Bell Griggs, 95, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Alamogordo. She was born on Aug. 2, 1909, in Checotah, Okla. to Luck and Rebecca (Norris) Etchison. In 1928, she married Dan Griggs and in 1946 they moved to Clovis. She was president of the Clovis PTA, […]

Isom, J.C.

J.C. Isom Services: Have been held. J.C. Isom, 89, of Clovis died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Laural Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 19, 1914, in Willow, Okla., to Claude and Annie Miller Isom. He married Bertha Tate on April 13, 1940, in Oklahoma. He was a carman for the Atchison, […]

Farwell native still missing

By Tony Parra and David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to […]

Hounds join search effort for wife of former Texico coach

By Dave Wagner: freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University football team called off Tuesday’s practice and traveled to Alamogordo to help search for a former player’s mother who has been missing since Friday. ENMU head coach Bud Elliott, his coaching staff and about 50 players participated in the search for Vicky Lynn. […]

Wildcats football notebook

By Rick White Bruce is back Three decades after he started his coaching career at Gattis Junior High, former Texico, Bovina and Alamogordo head coach Bruce Scroggins is back at Clovis. He is coaching the defensive ends and tight ends. “The kids like to be around him and he likes to be around the kids,” […]

Craig, Donald

Donald Craig Services: Have been held. Donald “Don” Ray Craig, 67, of Boles Acres, died Sunday, July 18, 2004. He was born on Sept. 22, 1936, in Floyd, to Dean and Veta Craig. He moved to Alamogordo in 1955 and worked for Rex Adams and many others. In 1959 he entered the U.S. Army and […]