Cousin avenges pranksters

Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, Halloween was the high-water mark on the calendar of my life. Oh sure, I fiddled with Christmas to please parents, but Halloween allowed me to shake down neighbors, tip over outhouses, and remain anonymous. Costumes were no big problem. They were made from feed sacks, worn […]

In tribute: Former store owner remembered as good-natured

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Ray Anaya first met Raymond Sena at the American Legion Post 25 more than 30 years ago. Anaya, who recently became engaged to Sena’s cousin, Barbara, found himself suspended by his shirt collar, being held by Sena. “I was scared at first,” Anaya said. “My feet were dangling under […]

Defiance for defiance’s sake is for young

By Grant McGee While most of us are going about our daily business here in Clovis, legal battle lines have been drawn over an area resident and the stickers on his car. On one side is a man who indicates he is asserting his First Amendment right of free speech. On the other side it’s […]

Student Profile

Ali Garrett is the daughter of Ron and Jan Garrett and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pet(s): I have three animals. I have one dog and she is 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 Irish setter. Her name is Golda and she is 11 years old. I also have two […]

Portales now feels closer in Iraq

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ernie Aguilar is looking for a hometown feeling this holiday season. Some Portales residents are working to help him find it. Sgt. Aguilar of the medical section of the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion is in Iraq, where he provides medical care and preventative health services to Army troops. […]

Soldier with Clovis kin dies in Iraq bombing

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Linda Hernandez has three e-mails from her cousin to which she’ll never get the chance to respond. The Clovis resident saw the messages after she returned from vacation Sunday — the day she found out her cousin, Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb., died when […]