In search of ponies: Rat had chip on her shoulder

While sitting in the dentist chair, my attention was suddenly drawn to an announcer on the softly playing radio. “Doritos inventor Arch West, dead at 97… to be buried in his beloved chips,” the voice said. It was apparently something the family wanted to do and they planned to toss handfuls of their loved one’s […]

Take time out to express your gratitude

Freedom New Mexico If the pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians, who were present at the original Thanksgiving feast, somehow were transported to modern times to take part in the holiday as we know it today, even they would wonder why we have to suffer through another Detroit Lions football game. Thankfully, since NFL announcer and video […]

In tribute: Radio announcer made fast friends

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was the voice of Wildcats, Bulldogs, Dillas and Gorillas, but Joe Frank Wheeler never hesitated to shout out Clovis as his hometown. The longtime sports announcer died Monday of a heart attack while setting up for a broadcast of the Amarillo Dillas baseball game against the Rio Grande […]

Livestock sale nets $308,000

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ringman Dave Malcolm of Grady waits for a bidder to give him a sign during Friday’s Junior Livestock Auction at the Curry County Fair. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer As she walked towards the staging area, announcer Shane Hall had nothing but praise for Rosemary. “This heifer is udderly […]

Ramblin’ Rick

Commentary 911? I think we have a problem Listening to football and basketball games on the radio is the next best thing to being there. It’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions as I listen to the games, unable to see what is going on and trusting the announcer to be my eyes. I’ve become adept […]