Richard “Dick” Prokop

Editor’s note: Today’s profile ends a three-month series honoring area World War II veteran. Richard “Dick” Prokop Date of birth: May 1, 1926 Dates of service: 1942 to 1967 Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Theater and location of service: Philippines Branch: Navy and Air Force Rank: Technical sergeant Unit and specialty: Landing Ship for Tanks, gunner and […]

Muleshoe football capsule

CNJ staff Muleshoe vs. Perryton What: Texas Class 3A first-round playoff game. When, where: 8 p.m. (CDT) today at Dick Bivins Stadium, Amarillo. Records: Muleshoe 8-2, Perryton 6-4. Coaches: Muleshoe, David Wood; Perryton, Gary Newcomb. Last meeting: 2004, Muleshoe beat Perryton 30-13 at Dick Bivins in a first-round playoff game. Last week: Muleshoe lost at […]

Columnist has political influence — or not

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist We don’t often get the chance to brag, so here goes: This column, this little two-bit column, is changing the way New Mexico does business. It is having a profound effect on decisions at the highest levels. When Big Bill chomps down on his super-sized Snickers bar, levels that intense […]

Zurzolo, Betty

Betty Gayle Zurzolo, 82, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 7, 1923, in Clovis, to Jacob “Jake” and Martha Ruth Allsup Abernathy. She married Domenick “Dick” Zurzolo on Aug. 19, 1942, in Clovis. She was a reader for the Social Security Administrator in the Clovis office. […]

Blakey, Dick

Dick Blakey Services:Have been held. Dick Blakey, 46, of Silver City and Andrews, Texas, died Monday, April 10, 2005, in Silver City. He was born on March 10, 1959, in Portales, to Joann and Buster Blakey. He grew up in Causey and attended school in Causey and Dora. He graduated from Dora High School in […]

Freedom for everyone still long way off

Leonard Pitts: National Columnist What would it take to get you to stand up for me? Let’s say I’m routinely discriminated against and in some cases outright despised. Let’s say I’m often used as a scapegoat, and there’s an ongoing debate over what rights I do and do not deserve. Under what circumstances would you […]