April 23, 1944

A headline in the Clovis News-Journal proclaimed “Clovis High boys look good in spring football sessions.” … Joe Bosse led the CHS junior class to victory in the annual “tree climb” competition. … U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch and his wife Ruth were returning to their home in Washington after a weekend visit to Clovis Army […]

Military Digest: Underwood

Army Pvt. Doug C. Underwood has graduated from the Petroleum Supply Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va., according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of Douglas F. and Lynne Underwood of Clovis and a 2006 Clovis High School graduate. The course is designed […]

Feeling the heat

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Brannon Luscombe takes advantage of Monday’s warmer temperatures at Greene Acres Park. Luscombe said he hasn’t skated for almost a month due to cold temperatures and snowy conditions. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Area workers and residents welcomed a warm weather front Monday afternoon that lifted temperatures into the […]

Jan. 25, 1941

Haynes Motors & Co. at 112 E. Grand advertised the “Best Buick Yet,” with prices beginning at $935 for the business coupe. … Clovis Golf Club members were trying to understand why membership was low despite the Hillcrest Park course being “the best course in the state on which to play,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. […]

Brain possibly next Bluetooth frontier

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christmas is great for many reasons: Congress isn’t in session, so I have no reason to get upset about what elected officials are doing. All kinds of once-a-year food items and television shows are available, including Mint M&M’s and “Home Alone,” a movie that’s just no longer realistic because […]

Iraq Study Group fails to address main problem

By Freedom Newspapers The most impressive aspect of the report by the Iraq Study Group, or the Baker-Hamilton commission, created by Congress in March, is the assessment contained in the first 40 pages. It is a grim but essentially realistic assessment. It highlights the increasing levels of violence and the inability of the current “stay […]

Day Trip: Area offers year-round links

By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Year-round golfing seems like a dream in some places, but not in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. Fall and winter golfing can be found all over the area. From the local courses in Portales and Clovis to the Ocotillo Park golf course in Hobbs and The Links at Sierra […]

The Worst Lies May Be the Ones We Tell Ourselves

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Among the worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Author Keith Miller was right on target when he wrote, “Honesty may not be the doorway into the kingdom of Heaven, but it is the latchstring to every door in the house.” Lots of doors slam shut without it. […]

Golf course approved near Ute Lake

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission approved an agreement on Thursday that allows Ute Lake Ranch to construct and operate a golf course on the shores of Ute Lake, according to a news release from ISC. The project has had strong backing from Quay County area governments as a catalyst […]

“Stay the course” desertion quite dishonest

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist • “… The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must […]

Business exploring broadband options

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Employees of a local telecommunications company are learning to use computers to talk on phones, according to a Clovis Community College press release. ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications employees are being trained in the new technology, called Voice over Internet Protocol, at Clovis Community College in preparation for customer use, according […]

Local golfer notches pair of aces

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Bob Rogers of Clovis plays golf at Municipal Golf Course last Thursday. Rogers has golfed with the same group for the past seven years, and usually plays four days a week. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s an old story around the clubhouse at Clovis Municipal Golf Course about one […]

Day Trip: Tatum Cow Pasture Golf Course

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Courtesy photoMarcia Hilburn and Allen Jones, background, look on as Ray Hilburn takes his tee shot on the second hole at Tatum’s “Cow pasture golf course.” Tatum will host the second annual Cow Pasture Golf Tournament Oct. 21. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers It’s possible to play golf among cow patties and coyotes at Tatum’s […]

Lessons can be learned from food scares

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Just when New Mexico folks thought that burrito was safe, new news says a tainted bag of spinach found its way to the Land of Enchantment. The spinach E. coli scare has now strained its way to 23 states, killing one in Wisconsin. While the scare heavily hit California — since […]

New project symptom of age

By Bob Huber, Local Columnist During the Dark Ages of my married life, I bought a prehistoric Volkswagen camper and spent the national debt fixing it up. I named it “The Titanic.” It had all the necessary gismos for modern camping — a gas stove, electric ice box, a sink, a bed, a radio, a […]

College courses sign of poor education

By Walter E. Williams: syndicated columnist Colleges and universities will start their fall semester soon. You might be interested in what parents’ and taxpayers’ money is going for at far too many “institutions of higher learning.” At Occidental College in Los Angeles, a mandatory course for some freshmen is “The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie.” It’s […]

Day Trip: Parks can help make fun finale for summer

With summer winding down, families are looking to squeeze that last little bit of fun from summer. A quick way to do that on a day trip would be a visit to an area amusement park. Casel-Land Fun Center Located on the outskirts of Clovis, Casel-Land Fun Center includes a go-cart track, 18-hole miniature golf […]

Chavez shoots 76 in qualifier meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High grad Guillermo Chavez shot a first-round score of 40-36 — 76 on Tuesday in the first round of a United States Golf Association amateur qualifying tournament at the University of New Mexico’s Championship Golf Course. Chavez, who recently completed his freshman year at UNM, is in a three-way tie […]

License plates to support your cause, too

By Ned Cantwell: state columnist Some New Mexicans decorate their vehicles with what the state laughingly calls “prestige plates.” For an extra 15 bucks you can honor your cat, FLUFFY, describe your personality, IMWILD, or boast your own name, JACKO1. These are commonly referred to as “vanity plates” and the purpose is “LOOKTME.” This whole […]

Richardson unveils redesigned high school plan

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson last week unveiled his plan to redesign high school education in New Mexico, according to a press release from his office. The initiative seeks to better prepare high school students for college and careers, the release said. The governor requested the Public Education Department partner with the Legislative Education Study […]