Curry County volunteers get ‘thank you’ from community

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Staff writer National Volunteer Week honors those who help others Clovis has more than 50 volunteer organizations — 20 under the umbrella of United Way of Eastern New Mexico — and dozens of other church, social, sports and veterans clubs. As diverse as their causes and backgrounds, they all have one […]

No one has right to impose will on others

by Thomas Sowell: CNJ columnist While the media have been focusing on the flap at Harvard growing out of its president’s statement about the reasons for the under-representation of women in the sciences, a much worse and more revealing scandal has unfolded at the University of Seattle. That’s where a student mob prevented a military […]

Zahn, Dorothy

Dorothy Zahn Services: Have been held. Dorothy Zahn, 72, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 11, 1932, in Causey, to Lillie Mae and William A. Chambers. She attended a small country school in Chaves and in Roswell before the family moved to Portales […]

Hard-working Hound a plus on and off the field

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By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Being asked to play three positions in three years can take it’s toll on a player. Not Eastern New Mexico University redshirt sophomore Rodrick Chambers, who lets his faith in God dictate his actions. Recruited as a defensive end out of Sam Houston High School in the Dallas suburb of […]

Chambers, Thelma

Thelma Chambers Services: Have been held. Thelma D. Chambers, 87, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on Sept. 16, 1916, in Willis, Okla., to Ruth K. and Luther D. Jackson. She grew up in Leonard, Texas, and moved to Roosevelt County in 1926. She worked for the […]

Chambers, Melton

Melton Chambers Services: Have been held. Mr. Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 20, 1931, in Malpie, to Annie Belle and Monroe Chambers. He grew up in the Raton area, where he attended school. He worked for a number of years in the […]

Girl scouts promote camaraderie, skills for life

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Samantha Chambers, 17, is nearing the end of a Girl Scout journey that began when she was in Brownies. The Clovis Scout is also starting over as she […]

Deaths rare in rodeos, officials say

Mike Linn Local, state and national rodeo officials say bull riders are more likely to die in traveling accidents to and from rodeos than in the arena. But while the death of Eastern New Mexico University freshman Rolland Ellsworth Jr. — who was thrown and stepped on by a bull at a rodeo last week […]