Baskett Watch: Clovis grad starting for Eagles in preseason tilt

On TV Rookie sensation Hank Baskett of Clovis will start tonight’s nationally televised game against the Oakland Raiders in the NFL’s annual Hall of Fame contest in Canton, Ohio, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The game is on NBC at 6 p.m. (MDT). “I’m definitely excited, coming in the first game and […]

Baskett watch: Clovis grad making noise in Eagles’ camp

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Hank Baskett (84) was an all-conference wide receiver his senior year at New Mexico (www.philadelphiaeagles.com) CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett is trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent. Catching on Baskett is taking advantage of an injury to a veteran receiver to make an early impression. Rather than […]

Pride can be a pitfall

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Here is the summer camp story again. I have had some requests for it. I think some readers must have had similar experiences with pride. There’s something unique about being at camp in the mountains. The mountains, the solitary atmosphere of old cabins tucked away in the pines … the […]

Baskett hopes to fly high with Eagles

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Former Clovis High and University of New Mexico standout Hank Baskett signs autographs and greets fans at Sports Connection on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Hank Baskett III knows his work is cut out trying to make it as a free agent rookie wide receiver in the NFL. […]

June 23, 2006 Amos the Churchmouse

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew   Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   camp meeting encounter   boss i was at the mesa redondo […]

29th Cowboy Camp starting Wednesday

CNJ staff The 29th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, June 24. The event will be held in the pavilion area of Ned Houk Park, which is located eight miles north of Clovis on Highway 209. The family event is a Christian camping experience for all ages. According to […]

Concern for boot camp victim belated

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist So now we know how Martin Lee Anderson died. We can forget the original autopsy report filed by Charles Siebert, a doctor so inept he wasn’t technically a doctor (he had allowed his license to lapse) when he issued the report. A doctor so inept he once described a person […]

Gateway dethrones Texico in 1A baseball

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Gateway Christian first baseman Antonio Oaxaca tags Texico’s Theo Marez as he tries to get back to the bag during Friday’s Class 1A state baseball championship game in Texico. (Albuquerque Journal photo: Jim Thompson) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — This time, the Class 1A championship baseball game with the football score went Gateway Christian’s […]

Local spent time as captive of Germans in WWI

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Fred M. Davis received a notice from the Curry County draft board on Oct. 17, 1917. He was to go to Camp Funston, Kan., for induction. One of his orders, in handwriting on the notice, was to “bring an easy pair of shoes.” The data herein was researched by Juanita […]

Camp, Georgia

Georgia Christina Camp, 80, of Roswell died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at her home. She was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Oakville, Iowa, to George William and Sophia Nell Cunningham. She graduated from Oquawka High School in Illinois in 1943. She worked at an ordinance plant in Burlington, Iowa, for two years after […]

‘Heavy mental psychotherapy’

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When it first started, it was called a youth event and a community bond. As it continued, it was called a charity event. Call it whatever you want, but featured artist Jana Stanfield has a different name for the music that she brings to Saturday’s annual benefit concert at Portales […]

Stanfield concert marks opportunity to help those in need

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Can you imagine why it might cost $600 to send one child to summer camp? Do you think it is worth it? Why should it cost so much? Hey, we all know the cost has skyrocketed, but — to that extent? Before you answer the above questions, think about your own […]

James “Bud” Shipley, Eugene “Tooter” Fish

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 “Bud” Shipley Date of birth: Sept. 4, 1924 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Jay C. Boone

Sharna Johnson Boone was part of the first wave that took the island of Leyte after off-shore guns had cleared the way… 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. Jay C. […]

Local returns from Baghdad tour

Karl Terry Spc. James Montgomery, a member of the 126th Military Police, a National Guard Unit out of Albuquerque, is enjoying his first break from active duty in five months at his parents home in Portales. He is currently stationed at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. He says the sight of dirty streets with trash […]

8/12 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 3 through Aug. 10: • Douglas John McGimpsey, 33, to Lena Diane Butterfield, 23, both of Broadview • Joe Jordan Jr., 57, of Texico, to Denise McClendon, 32, of Clovis • Stephen Lawerence O’Hare, 24, to Melissa Keri Hall, 26, both of Clovis • […]

Students attend band camp to prepare for halftime shows, competitions

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Clovis High School marching band students work on their marching skills Tuesday during band camp at the high school. The camp, which began Monday and runs through Aug. 10, starts at 8 a.m. with marching practice. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Lounging by the pool and sleeping in are no […]

Morris tries to give back in football

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Lloyd Morris, an airman at Cannon Air Force Base who spent two seasons on the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad, will be teaching a football clinic for grades 3-7 this week. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Lloyd Morris always thought he could play football. A native of Luxora in northwest […]

The Earl of Hoops

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Former Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Earl Diddle demonstrates a ballhandling drill during Tuesday’s session of the third annual Texico USA Boys and Girls Basketball Camp at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — After three decades of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle is […]

Camp for sick youth superb

By Clyde Davis This column is geared to a special group of readers, though it may expand to include all of you with generous hearts. If you are in the first group, it is because you know a child who has or has previously had cancer. If you are in the second group, as most […]