Time right to turn in sources

By Steve Chapman The editor in chief of Time Inc. made news the other day by offering to do what most of us take for granted: Obey the law. It’s about time. Reporter Matthew Cooper has declined to testify in the federal probe of the outing of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame. But after the […]

Area track team qualifies 10 for regionals

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis-based New Mexico Stars youth track and field team had 10 of its 17 participants at the USA Track and Field state championships finish in the top three Saturday and Sunday at the University of New Mexico track stadium. The 10 qualified for regionals, to be held July 14-17 in […]

Local track team competing at state meet

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Kim Perkins and the rest of the New Mexico Stars will compete at the USATF state championships Saturday and Sunday in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Last summer’s track season ended a little sooner than Clovis High School’s Kim Perkins would have liked. She won the 400-meter hurdles in her […]

Hansen, Glenda M.

Glenda Hansen Services: Have been held. Glenda Maxine Cooper Hansen, 68, of Farwell, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on June 12, 1936, in Atoka, Okla., to Elmer and Ella Long Cooper. She was a secretary at Beverage Industry and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was […]

Cooper, Floyd

Floyd Cooper Services:Have been held. Mr. Floyd Cooper, 66, died Friday, April 29, 2005. He was born on March 20, 1939, in Marlow, Okla., to E.L. and Viola Haston Cooper. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Geneva Stidham on July 12, 1960, in Portales. He served 26 years with the Clovis Fire […]

In tribute: Family remembers fire chief as deeply caring

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When family members think back about Floyd Cooper, they remember a perfectionist with a lot of grit for getting things done, who also cared deeply about his family. Cooper spent 26 years in the Clovis Fire Department, starting at the bottom in 1964 and retiring as fire chief in […]

Roping becoming young man’s sport

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Clint Cooper went head-to-head with world champion Monty Lewis in roping contest Sunday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Plenty of the cowboys at Sunday’s calf-roping event at the Mounted Patrol Arena were less than a quarter-century old. According to old hands and young ones alike, that’s the […]

Roping competition draws pro cowboys

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1950s, some of the best calf ropers in the world competed in Clovis. World champions including Toots Mansfield, Lovington’s Troy Fort, House’s Glen Franklin would shell out $500 to enter. Clovis’ B.J. Pierce won the event one year. “The arena would be plumb full,” said Pierce, who […]

Clovis native takes job at West Texas

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer At 26, Clovis native and 1997 Grady High graduate Justin Ashley has already worked under some successful college basketball coaches. He hopes to continue his progression at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Ashley has been hired to replace Russell Vanlandingham as an assistant to Buffaloes head coach Rick […]

Jones, Pheobia

Pheobia Jones Services: Have been held. Pheobia Grace Jones, 77, of Clovis, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 15, 1927, in Lorena, Texas, to Benjamin Franklin and Bessie Mae Cooper. She graduated from A.J. Moore High School in Waco, Texas, in 1942. She graduated from […]