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 […]

Fun, fellowship at Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp

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Bobby Speer, left, of Clovis and Rev. Scott King of Clovis laugh as they decide where to place the peach cobbler on King’s plate last year at Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ file photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer A cowboy tradition will be carried on next week during the […]

Local schools among 93 playing in ENMU camps

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — A total of 93 teams are expected for Eastern New Mexico University’s summer basketball camps, scheduled to begin today at Greyhound Arena. ENMU men’s basketball coach and camp director Shawn Scanlan said the large school boys camp, which goes today through Wednesday, will have 16 teams while […]

Terrorist case needs to be handled with care

Freedom Newspapers If it all pans out, it looks as if federal authorities are doing it right in Lodi, Calif. FBI agents arrested Hamid Hayat, 22, and his father Umer Hayat, and detained three other Pakistani-Americans suspected of having a link to al-Qaida or some terrorist organization. On the basis of preliminary news reports, the […]

World War II veteran keeps camera, photos as mementos of service

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Barely larger than the palm of his hand, Ivan Strickler’s spoil of war is a black Zeiss Ikon camera. The World War II veteran, his legs stricken useless by a bout with polio, several knee surgeries and two hip replacements, stared at the 60-year-old […]

Sin of pride greatest detriment to any Christian

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Summer is upon us and church camp is part of the warm-months experience. I’ve had some requests to retell this story. There is something about church camp in the wilderness where impressions are made in solitary away from the city. Back in the early 1960s, I regularly attended church camp […]

Summer camps hold special place

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist For many kids, summer camp is a formative experience. For some, it can be so formative that it — well, let’s put it this way. The summer after fourth grade, I went to summer camp for the first time. Two other boys and I were so happy there we decided […]

Gateway Christian ends Elida’s tourney run

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Elida may well come down this road again. And so might the Tigers’ opponent Tuesday in the semifinal round of the Class 1A tournament. Two very young squads faced off at St. Pius high school in Albuquerque for the right to play for the 1A state championship. And it was […]

WWII railroad battalion trained in Clovis

By Don McAlavy On the windy afternoon of April 25, 1942, at Camp William C. Reid on the south edge of Clovis, the Stars and Stripes were raised during a small but impressive ceremony and the 713th Railway Operation Battalion was born. The U.S. Army, realizing the major role rail transportation was to play in […]

Former POW looks back on experience

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CNJ staff photo: Eric KluthDan McKinney, seen here at his home in Clovis, spent 28 months as a P.O.W during the Korean War. By Marlena Hartz Editor’s note: The CNJ is running a monthly series profiling war veterans in the Clovis area. Safe behind the glass door of a TV cabinet sits a wooden chess […]

Swoopes staying sharp

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Parents take pictures of Sheryl Swoopes with campers during the Sheryl Swoopes Basketball Camp Friday at Farwell High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — Former Texas Tech standout Sheryl Swoopes is one of the WNBA’s few remaining original players. Still, as she approaches her 34th birthday next week, she’s […]

Italian POWs dug escape tunnel in Hereford

by Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This story began early in 1942 when the Army began making plans to pepper the United States with internment camps for prisoners of war. The Army decided to make a camp near Hereford for the purpose of housing captured Italian soldiers. Most of the Italians were captured in North Africa […]

Hunting ‘will never be the same’

The Associated Press BIRCHWOOD, Wis. — Clovis resident Ron Pierson was “absolutely mortified” last week to hear that two acquaintances — Robert Crotteau, 42, and son Joey, 20 — were slain during a deer hunt 20 miles from his former home in Rice Lake, Wis. Pierson said he played softball and socialized with the Crotteaus […]

People are kind and life is worth living

By Mona Charen Our Thanksgiving family tradition is to go around the table and ask each person to express what he or she is thankful to God for in the year just passed. Being politically minded types, one or more of us frequently mentions that we’re grateful for having been born in the United States […]

Clovis grad performing benefit concert

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Jana Stanfield will bring her music with meaning to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico residents at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Farwell. Stanfield, a Clovis High School and Eastern New Mexico University graduate, will sing her music of faith and conduct free workshops before the concert. There will be […]

Hounds set camp for youth

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Eastern New Mexico University senior quarterback Steven Hinson, shown last fall in a game against Angelo State, is one of several Greyhounds football players scheduled to take part in a free camp for area youth in Portales on Aug. 9. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner With the start of football practice just around the […]