She-devil stickers heading to court

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Lawyers for a Clovis man charged with distribution of sexually explicit material to minors for placing two nude she-devil stickers on his car have filed a civil motion in state court asking for declarations on the issue. Specifically, the American Civil Liberties Union is asking the court to declare […]

Let’s applaud free speech, even if it’s offensive

CNJ staff Yes, two window stickers depicting naked devils seen recently on Dean Young’s Ford Focus are offensive to many people. What should be more offensive, though, is that local law officers are attempting to silence Young’s social commentary by threatening to toss him in jail. The cartoon stickers on Young’s car show two bare-breasted […]

Wilson, Earl

Earl Wilson Services: Have been held. Earl Dean Wilson, 63, of Melrose, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, in Amarillo. Survivors include three sons, Justin Wilson of Saguache, Colo., Dale Wilson (and wife, Josie) of Moffat, Colo., and Larry Dean Wilson (Mary) of Corpus Christi, Texas; a daughter, Tessa Schmittel (Tim) of Saguache; three sisters, Martha […]

Ackley, Don

Don Ackley Services: Have been held. Don Ackley, 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 12, 1931, in Lawrence, Kan., to Clarence D. and Opal Benjamin Ackley. He married Mitsue Takada on July 20, 1956 in Tokyo, Japan. He was a housing inspector […]

Word War I costly for Clovis, Grier

By Don McAlavy Memorial Day, observed on Monday, is upon us. This is the day we honor our veterans who lost their lives in service to our country. I’ve chosen to tell you about soldiers from Clovis and Grier who fought in World War I and were killed in France fighting the German army. Tom […]

Merritt family built long-standing legacy

Don McAlavy: Clovis historian The Merritt legacy: That’s what Daisy Gertrude Merritt and her husband Charles left Clovis, and that’s what her talented son, Dr. Dean Merritt left his family, friends, and Clovis. The story began when Charles, from Kansas, married Daisy Gertrude, from Missouri. She was 23 and he was 50. Because of his […]

Birthday 3/21 – Davis

Davis Ruby Davis of Clovis celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 27, 2004, in Roswell. She was born on Feb. 27, 1914, in St. Joseph, Mo. She has three children; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. The reception was hosted by her son, Harold Dean (and wife, Sue) of Roswell and attended by many.

Engagements 2/29 – Blasingame-Mizell, Fluellen-Dean, Brown-Sheets

Blasingame-Mizell Robert Blasingame of Greenwood, Ark., and Nancy and Roy Brown of Newport, Ore., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelly Blasingame of Greenwood to Bill Mizell of Greenwood, son of Randy and Melinda Mizell of Greenwood. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. (CDT) on March 20, 2004, at the […]

Organizations 2/29

Pleasant Hill Womens Club The Pleasant Hill Womens Club met on Feb. 19, 2004, at the Pleasant Hill Fire Department with 11 members and one guest present. The guest was Tammy Willard who gave us some tips on how to organize our home starting with our hearts and our relationship to God. Alice Pierce, president, […]

Democratic race only has a leader, not a clear winner

Freedom Newspapers And the Democratic candidates are rounding the first corner. During the past week the Iowa caucuses winnowed the field while mixing up the Democratic presidential positions. Today’s New Hampshire primary could well change the dynamics again as different issues come to the fore. Tight-fisted voters in New Hampshire are likely to focus more […]

Caucus is a new circus with the same clowns

Editorial Anyone who couldn’t understand why former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, the one-time front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, received a paltry 18 percent vote in the Iowa caucuses need only to have listened to the candidate after his third-place finish. Dean, red-faced and determined, shook his arms, pointed, and vowed to fight state after […]

Oyer, Martin Dean

Martin Dean Oyer Services: Have been held. Martin Dean Oyer, 54, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 2, 1949, in Concord, Calif., to Dean and Audrey Asmussen Oyer. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked in construction, mostly in remodeling. He […]

New Mexico clash may be more interesting than caucus

By Ned Cantwell The presidential primary season consists of a series of political contests only a little less organized than the election to decide who will be junior class historian at Clovis High School. And New Mexico is right in the thick of it. Well, at least not at the rear of it, thanks to […]

Where are sensitivity police for Dems?

By Mona Charen Need I say it? If a Republican had made the sort of joke Sen. Hillary Clinton made at a Missouri fund-raiser, it would have been front page news for days. Introducing a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, Sen. Clinton said, “He ran a gas station down in St. Louis.” After the laughter subsided, […]

Totally accurate predictions for 2004 (probably)

Freedom Newspapers Looking at the year before us, we have come up with reliable predictions about political events. You might not want to take them to the bank, but you certainly might want to wad up this page and put it under the mattress for safekeeping. > California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will confuse his wife’s […]

Dean is more than a liberal; he’s a liar

By Mona Charen Today’s column is desultory. Kindly indulge me. I have Howard Dean and Time magazine on my mind. Time magazine has chosen the American soldier as its Person of the Year. Ha! Meaning no disrespect at all to the world’s finest fighting force, I have a feeling that the excellence of our men […]

Gore may be setting Dean up to take fall

Tibor Machan What is one to make of Al Gore’s brazen act of endorsing Howard Dean for the presidency? Certainly it is a slap in the face of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Gore’s 2000 running mate. But what is its substance? Is Gore really someone who considers Howard Dean’s opposition to the war with Iraq so […]

Brooks, Nola

NOLA ‘DEAN’ BROOKS Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nola “Dean” Brooks, 76, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at her home. She was born on April 27, 1927, in Etowah County, Ala., to Mary and Thomas William Carrell. She grew up in Alabama. She married James Brooks on July 15, 1944, in Pascagoula, Miss. […]

Dean’s comment is insult to two races

Leonard Pitts Jr. I have no problem with what Howard Dean was trying to say. It’s what he actually said that troubles me. Specifically, the Democratic presidential candidate told an Iowa reporter that he wants to be “the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.” It was an inarticulate way of saying […]

ENMU students help presidential candidate set record

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS PORTALES — Six Eastern New Mexico University students helped Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean set a Guinness World Record on Monday night. In a Campus Union Building room decorated with Dean posters and stickers, students listened to one of 3,577 phone lines nationwide in Dean’s record-setting conference call. Dean answered questions on everything […]