Real heroes have gone unnoticed

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist This is a test. Have you heard of Elvis Presley? How about Oprah Winfrey? Or Johnny Carson? Yes, of course we all know about those people. Here’s the rest of the test: Ever heard of Sir Alexander Fleming? How about Dr. Allan L. Drash. No? We have Fleming to thank […]

Child should follow parent’s steps to God

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I was looking through some old pictures and found a picture of then three year old Annie standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time where she tried to wear my shoes. Once she would get my shoes on, she […]

College adds wind energy course

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees took the following action today: • Approved changes to the 2009-2001 CCC course catalog. The college was able to add wind energy to its industrial technical program with the addition of four other courses. Executive Vice President Becky Rowley said

Police academy seeks volunteers

CNJ Staff The Clovis Police Department needs residents to participate in a Citizens Police Academy, according to a press release. Tentatively scheduled to begin in February, the 12-week course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the training, duties and responsibilities involved in being a police officer, the release said. The course is […]

Golf course manager: Olympics just another race

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Courtesy photo Rex Maddaford of Tucumcari competed in distance running events during the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of stories on Olympians with ties to eastern New Mexico.

Military feature: Retiree directs aviation course

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Robert Elliott, a former Cannon Air Force Base airman, was hired in June as the director for ENMU’s aviation science program. Robert Elliott doubts that he’ll ever meet his students in person. With his computer serving as a virtual classroom, Elliott will teach online courses in aviation science from Eastern […]

Following Code of the West not ideal when injured

By Glenda Price Bud and Kathy ride horses, of course, but they also like to ride mules, especially in rough country. Awhile back they bought a new mule, and Bud was ready to try him out. Kathy knew she couldn’t quite trust the one they already had but she didn’t know the new one at […]

Amateur rodeos have unexpected results

Glenda Price Summertime in the Southwest is rodeo time. We’ve got 4-H rodeos, high school and junior rodeos, amateur punkin’ rollin’s and, of course, the professional productions. In the old days we had many amateur rodeos — the kind where you can pay your entry fee and get your number half an hour before the […]

A funeral, and the depth of family love

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Columnist I went to a funeral yesterday for the wife of a fine friend. She was a dear friend, too, of course. Her family and my family had been friends, her father and my father close colleagues since before I was born. I am richly blessed to have been one of […]

Better being tourists

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist Summer is here and many of us may be traveling to different countries. More often than not, you will find that people in many foreign countries love Americans and are very friendly toward military families. Other times, of course, locals may be more reluctant to open up to tourists, and […]

Course gives detention officers training

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Detention officer Lt. Curtis Cherry, left, shows students Jessica Simental and Ari Davinci, the proper way to bring down and maintain control of an inmate. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lt. Curtis Cherry stood by chanting “Press, press, press,” as a fellow detention officer pushed his finger into the […]

The horse, of course, must be compatible

Glenda Price Most children love horses, whether or not they’ve ever been on one. They love stories about horses, too. “My Friend Flicka,” “Black Beauty” and “The Black Stallion” come quickly to mind along with the classic Zane Grey novel, “Wildfire.” Most of us know and love Will James’ many books about horses, also. Lest […]

Babe and Ruth, of course

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CCC finds Baskett open to teaching

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File photo Clovis native and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett will teach an online sports sociology course at Clovis Community College. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett III will try to give Clovis Community College students an insight into the culture of sports from the athlete’s perspective, according […]

Firefighters put their rescue skills to test

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Firefighter Jarod Baldwin drags Rescue Randy during a competition Thursday between firefighters. Randy, a training dummy, weighs 180 pounds. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Chad Healer ran from challenge to challenge, his teammates chanted his name along with words of encouragement. He climbed a 70-foot ladder, carried […]

Local Roundup: Police report burglary spike

CNJ staff In recent days there have been several burglaries to sheds and outbuildings, according to a press release from Clovis Police. The burglaries appear to be crimes of opportunity where the perpetrators have found outbuildings adjacent to alleyways, the release said. Police recommend residents secure buildings with a quality hasp and deadbolt, the release […]

National Guardsman dies at White Sands

The Associated Press WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE — Army officials are looking into what caused the death of a sergeant with the New Mexico Army National Guard who was conducting range operations here. Benjamin Griego, 26, died unexpectedly Friday morning at his residence on the missile range, said a spokesman for the National Guard, Maj. […]

July 6, 2007 Sports Briefs

Boosters meet Tuesday The Clovis High Football Boosters Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis High film room. The meeting is for parents of freshman through varsity football players. Information: Mike at 760-2085. Golf clinic upcoming A junior golf clinic is being held from 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at Clovis […]

Disc golf offers alternative to traditional game

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Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Gilbert Lucero, 48, of Clovis makes a putt on the last hole of the course Saturday during a tournament at the Ned Houk Park disc golf course. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A sign at Ned Houk Park points out that a disc golf course exists on the easternmost part of […]

ENMU officials say lost schoolwork will be credited

Staff and wire reports PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said students whose grades were lost by a computer malfunction last week will receive an A for the course. Students also will receive full credit for any assignments that cannot be recovered either through the system or a paper trail, he said. […]