Zias’ coach optimistic

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After two stints as “interim” coach, Amber Daniel finally has that title on a permanent basis for the Eastern New Mexico University softball program. And while Daniel has more of “her” players with 13 newcomers heading into the 2008 campaign, she said it has always felt like […]

ENMU elevates interim softball coach

CNJ staff PORTALES — Amber Daniel came to the Eastern New Mexico University softball program as a graduate assistant in 2005, but in two of the last three campaigns she has taken over head coaching duties during the season. On Thursday, ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Daniel has been hired to coach the Zias […]

Local boy helps raise money for resident’s heart transplant

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First-grader Daniel Claypoole, 6, fills cups with Kool-Aid to raise money for Jim Whary, of Clovis, who is waiting for a heart transplant. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer His white T-shirt covered in pink splotches and splashes, his lips outlined with cherry red stains, a Clovis first-grader spent most of […]

Cameo honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Terence Barela, Jaquan Franklin, Delino Lewis, Kimberly Reid, Fred Schilling A/B: Mary Allison Almond, Alisia Amaro, Robert Bruhn, Tamia Carter, LeAnna Foust, Harlie Galaviz, DesMariah Garcia, Josh Garcia, Jonathan Garcia, Marcello Garza, Andrew Hernandez, Adan Martinez, Estevan Romero, […]

Pastor’s humanity can alter view of divinity

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist There’s been some brouhaha over the NBC television show “The Book of Daniel.” The show got the kind of pre-airing publicity money can’t buy: It created controversy. “The Book of Daniel” is about an Episcopalian preacher named Daniel Webster. Webster works to rein in the chaos of his dysfunctional family […]

Officials looking at water options

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County officials, farmers and residents identified their top alternative water plans Wednesday evening during a public meeting organized by an Albuquerque based engineering and water resource consulting firm, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. Though only eight of the original 11 entities remain committed, the Ute Pipeline — […]

Jennie W. Barnard

Jennie W. Barnard, 90, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Retirement Ranch. She was born Sept. 2, 1915, to John and Petronella “Nallie” Voss VanRockel in Hayes, Kan. She was a supply clerk in the government civil service. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Daniel L. Barnard. She […]

Perez, Carlos

Carlos Perez, 10, of Clovis, died Thursjnant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 16, 1994, in Portales to Carlos Guerro and Lupe Perez. He was a fifth grade student at Cameo Elementary in Clovis. He is survived by his parents; four sisters, Valerie Perez, Patricia Perez, Araceli Perez and Selena Perez, all of Clovis; […]

Riordan, Daniel Ray, Sr.

Daniel Ray Riordan Sr. Services: Have been held Daniel Ray Riordan Sr., 83, of Clovis, died April 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 20, 1922, in Austin, Texas, to Michael and Gertrude Simpson Riordan. He married Effie I. Sawyer on April 3, 1948, in Kyle, Texas. He […]

Riordan, Daniel

Daniel Riordan Services: Have been held. Daniel Ray Riordan Sr., 83, of Clovis, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 20, 1922, to Michael and Gertrude Riordan in Austin, Texas. Riordan married Effie I. Sawyer on April 3, 1948 in Kyle, Texas. He was transferred […]