Birthdays — March 20

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Campbell Josie Campbell of Clovis celebrated her birthday March 19. Happy birthday and many more! Love, your family.

Portales man convicted in theft

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Portales man was convicted by a jury Friday of receiving property stolen from the city of Clovis. Thomas Campbell faces three years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a charge of receiving or disposing of stolen property valued over $2,500, according to a press release from the district […]

Weekly update —

Wellness center holding ribbon cutting The Clovis Wellness Center is taking another step in its progress Tuesday. A 4 p.m. ribbon cutting is scheduled for the new aerobics room. Clark Campbell of the wellness center, which will absorb the Clovis Aquatic Center, said the center is in the process of adding an aqua zumba aerobics […]

Tucumcari hammer thrower fails to reach finals

U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Amber Campbell failed to qualify for the medal round late Sunday night in Beijing. Campbell, who lived in Tucumcari from 1983 to 1995, finished 21st among 50 competitors with a best throw of 67.86 meters during qualifying. The top 10 advanced to the medal round. Cuba’s Yipsi Moreno led all qualifiers […]

Olympian remembered as happy-go-lucky teen

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Courtesy photo Amber Campbell as a seventh-grader in Tucumcari. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari residents who knew Olympian Amber Campbell are excited for the happy-go-lucky teenager they remember who attended local elementary and middle schools. Campbell, 27, will be competing in the qualifying rounds of the hammer throw event on Monday, and in […]

Olympian received start in Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Amber Campbell got her running start to the Olympics in Tucumcari. One of America’s elite athletes, Campbell, 27, will compete in Beijing in the women’s hammer throw event. The women’s hammer is a 4 kilogram (8.8 lbs) steel ball on a 4-foot long wire attached to a metal handle. […]

May 20, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Shark Where: CBS When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: In the series finale, Sebastian’s nemesis, convicted murderer Wayne Callison (Billy Campbell), escapes from prison and threatens to take revenge on Sebastian by harming Julie.

Old-timers carry on family traditions

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist On Dec. 28, 1999, I gathered together some old-timers, calling them the “Sons and Daughters of the Pioneers,” and took them to dinner at a nice restaurant. It was about remembering the old days. The guests were Lynell Skarda, T. E. Willmon Jr., Jim Burns, Dale Campbell and his wife, […]

Mother uses writing to help cope with children’s deaths

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Holly Campbell’s “Rainbows Through the Storm” is about her struggle with faith following the deaths of two children. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Holly Campbell has a welcoming smile and large expressive eyes that reflect her every emotion, including the grief she has carried for the last five years. Campbell, […]

Wedding: Ollerman/Campbell

CNJ Staff Nicole Ollerman and Tom Campbell, both of Clovis, were married Nov. 26, 2005, at Anthem, Ariz. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Pitney and Fred Ollerman. The bridegroom is the son of Jan Johnston and Thomas Campbell. Maid of honor was Rachelle Swanner and best man was Roy Campbell. Flower girl was […]

Campbell, Kleinive M.

Kleinive Mitchell Campbell, 87, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born to J.H. and Nancy (Hunt) Mitchell on April 23, 1918, in Delhi, Okla. She was raised in Oklahoma. Her father was a Baptist minister. She attended school at Thomas, Okla., graduating in 1934. She married […]

Zias ready for next step

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Senior forward Karly Parkans tries to put a move on goalkeeper Stephanie Sanchez during Tuesday’s ENMU women’s soccer practice. Parkans scored six goals for last year’s squad. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After tripling its win total last season, the third-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer squad […]

Campbell , Katherine

Katherine Campbell Services: Have been held. Katherine “Kat” Campbell, 98, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1906, in Stevenson, Ala., to James Robert and Lene Huddleson Graham. She married Thomas A. “Gus” Campbell on June 11, 1925. She was a seamstress […]

Let’s hear it for the moms

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Christina Snell squeezes the cheeks of her son Austin Snell, 10, Thursday at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer They come from different walks and stages of their lives with a varied number of children, interests and manner of living. But they all have one thing in […]

FDA overstepped bounds with ban on ephedra

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes the Nanny State goes too far, even for federal courts. That happened earlier this month in a case involving the Food and Drug Administration’s 2004 ban on the sale of the herb ephedra, commonly used as a diet aid. The ban came after the deaths of more than 80 people, most notably […]

Clovis site of first Coca-Cola plant in state

Don McAlavy: Local columnist G. A. Campbell came to Texico in 1906, from Rogers, Ark. He was born in 1882. Sadie Tagader also came to Texico in 1906, from Colorado in a covered wagon with her family. Her father was a horse trader and blacksmith. Campbell opened a small confectionery store in Texico, but soon […]

Portales native tracks presidential debates

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers A former Portales resident is part of a group trying to bring a grassroots feel to the national presidential debates. Heather Balas, a 1987 graduate of Portales High School and 1991 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, is the director of voter education for the non-profit, non-partisan Commission on Presidential […]

Weddings, engagements, anniversaries

•••Anniversaries Dickson John and Margie Dickson of Clovis, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2004. The couple was married on Sept. 3, 1954, in Clovis. They have three children, Delynda Hendricks (and husband, Jodie), Johanna Treat (Mike) and Jeff Dickson; 11 grandchildren, Brian, Laura, Margie, Micah, Rachel, Rick, Alexa, John Cole, Dakota, Montana, […]

Rain can’t stop rally’s poker run

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Despite heavy rains, Badlands Motorcycle Rally organizers figured out a way Saturday morning to keep a motorcycle rally tradition alive — a “Poker Run” in which motorcyclists pick up poker cards at various stopovers on a prescribed route. Poker Run winner Amy Campbell of Clovis took a shorter […]

Sturman, Jack

Jack Sturman Services: Have been held. Jack Sturman, 82, of Tulia, Texas, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 21, 1922, in Elida, to John Floyd and Ruby Bell Sturman. He was preceded in death by his wife. He married Wanda Haislip on Dec. 24, 1950, in Portales. They […]