GOP candidate rips Richardson

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Republican J.R. Damron sees a need for change in the governor’s office to improve education and stop illegal immigration. Gov. Bill Richardson’s opponent in November’s General Election, Damron said students in New Mexico rank low in test scores compared with students from other states, citing a recently released […]

Cats seek three-peat

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Clovis’ Devin Sweet lays the ball in over teammate Jaden Isler during practice Monday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The Wildcats meet Amarillo Tascosa at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the Milk Cow Classic. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Wildcats are looking for a […]

Jones, Elmer C.

Mr. Elmer Carl Jones, 70, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Clovis to Robert and Lou Ellen Jones. He married Gail Dunn on March 30, 1957, in Clovis. He was a lifelong Clovis-area resident. He went to school in Ranchvale. He owned […]

Cooper, Frances

Frances Cooper, 56, of Clovis died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Dec. 13, 1948, in Clifton Springs, N.Y., to John and Frances (Garney) Kepner. She lived in Clovis in the past 12 years. She worked in civil service at Cannon Air Force Base for the past 10 years. […]

Volunteer firefighters provide safety net for rural areas

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Texico Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper said his members perform their roles as volunteers for personal enjoyment and for their community. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The 9-1-1 report said the caller was “bleeding profusely.” Texico Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper said he and fellow firefighters rushed to the […]

Crawford, Marie

Marie Crawford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marie Crawford, 64, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at her home. She was born on July 20, 1941, in Ennis, Texas, to Audie and Mildred Palmer. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Crawford of Clovis; two sons, Danny Palmer […]

Melrose residents reminisce at annual Old-timers’ Day

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Peggy Pruitt-Laney-Fletcher, of Midland, Texas, takes a picture of her family name, Pruitt, in a brick Saturday during the Old Timers’ Day celebration at Baxter Memorial Park in Melrose. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Buddy Hepler said his family settled in Melrose in 1898, seven years before the village became […]

Perkins ready for national meet

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After qualifying for national Junior Olympics track and field competition last year but not being able to go due to lack of funds, Kim Perkins is anxious for another crack at it. The Clovis High senior-to-be qualified in the 400 hurdles last summer when she was in the 15-16 […]

CHS’ Perkins gains national track berth

CNJ staff DENVER — Clovis High senior-to-be Kim Perkins has qualified for the national Junior Olympics track and field meet in the 400 hurdles in the 17-18 age division, winning the event on Sunday in the USA track and field Region X championship in a time of 1:05.58. Region X takes in New Mexico, Arizona, […]

Unlicensed contractors causing concern

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Problems with unlicensed contractors in New Mexico have reached an all-time high, according to state officials. It’s such a problem the state recently released a top 10 list of known unlicensed contractors, a first-time measure Construction Industries Division spokeswoman Charmaine Jackson-John said the agency took to crack down on […]