Four picked for ENMU hall of fame

ENMU press release PORTALES —Eastern New Mexico University athletic director and member of the Hall of Honors committee Jeff Geiser has announced that the committee has finalized the list of 2012 inductees into the ENMU Athletic Hall of Honors. This year’s honorees include: Heather Brown (women’s basketball), Kenneth Cunningham (rodeo), Mike Llewelyn Dillard (football), and […]

Seven to be inducted into ENMU Hall of Honors

CNJ staff PORTALES — A pair of Portales High graduates are among the seven new members of the Eastern New Mexico University Hall of Honors. The list of honorees was released Monday. • Jeff Howard, son of current ENMU offensive coordinator Mike Howard, played linebacker for the Greyhounds from 2002-2005, earning was an All-American honors […]

Kid’s pardon better left by wayside

Karl Terry Some want to see Billy the Kid exonerated of his crimes and riding the trail as a hero. Some, like Billy the Governor Richardson, might want to steal a little of his fame not unlike the Kid used to rustle cattle on the High Plains. I’ve kept silent for the last few months […]

Fireballs’ rise to fame helped put Clovis on map

By Don McAlavy: County historian Editor’s note: This is second of a two-part series on the history of the Fireballs rock n’ roll group, a frequent guest of the annual Clovis Music Festival. Tomsco reunited the group and set up a recording session at the Petty studio. “We were really excited, we had no idea […]

Best part of gardening is sharing

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Linus of Peanuts fame would be proud. “The Great Pumpkin” hasn’t descended on my garden but “The Great Zucchini” has arrived. I’m not sure how a person can carefully search a garden each morning for squash and cucumbers that are just the right size for tenderness, then out of the […]

Press Release: Rock hall of fame hosting symposium in Clovis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Host Symposium during Clovis Music Festival! We are proud to have the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in town during the Clovis Music Festival!

Roosevelt residents make 4-H Hall of Fame

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Editors to be honored

The Panhandle Press Association will induct two veteran editors into its hall of fame next weekend – Laurie Ezzell Brown of Canadian, Texas, and Tommy Thompson of the Amarillo Globe-Times.

Adrian to be inducted into NMAA Hall of Fame

CNJ staff Former Clovis High athletic director Randy Adrian is among three individuals who will be inducted into the New Mexico Activities Association Hall of Fame next week. Adrian spent 25 years as a coach, teacher and administrator. He also worked as a basketball official for 31 years and was named the state’s National Federation […]

Feb. 3, 1936

The Lyceum theater was preparing for a Shirley Temple impersonation and personality contest. Fifteen of Clovis’ cutest youngsters had already signed up, promoters said. … The World Wonder Car, featuring museum exhibits “from nearly every country in the world,” was on its way to Clovis. An exhibit featuring Abraham Lincoln was one of the highlights […]

Five county residents inducted into 4-H state hall of fame

CNJ Staff Five people from Curry County were inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame recently at New Mexico State University, according to an NMSU news release. They are among 15 new inductees. This year’s Curry County inductees include C.J. and Nancy Blackburn, Gene and June Locknane, and the late Dorothy Marks, according to […]

Reporter’s notebook: Work with youth rewarded

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A LATE CLOVIS resident was honored Tuesday for her lifetime commitment to a program that encourages youth participation in agriculture. DOROTHY MARKS, who died in 1988, was inducted posthumously into the New Mexico State University 4-H Hall of Fame at the college campus Tuesday afternoon, according to Janis Hallem, […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Musicians get nod for induction

Small, black vinyl records cover the walls of the Norman Petty Studios, a testament to the musicians who recorded at the Seventh Street studio under the tutelage of Petty. The Clovis music producer and several of the musicians he worked with in the 1950s will be inducted into the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame. […]

Musician’s fame didn’t eclipse Spanish heritage

By Freedom Newspapers David Letterman once called his one of the greatest voices in all of music. Baldemar Huerta, known worldwide as Freddy Fender, rose from the humble beginnings of a migrant worker to the summit of fame in the mainstream music industry — and he did it three times. And although he changed his […]

No celebrity relationship greater than one with Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist According to family records and oral family history, my cousin has long maintained that we are related to the famous writer Mark Twain. As a child, I was always thrilled to tell that I was related to him. In grade school once we were reading a short story by Twain, […]

Texico named top team in Panhandle

CNJ staff Notoriety of Texico’s back-to-back state football championships has transcended the borders of New Mexico. The Wolverines received the Super Team Award while coach Mike Prokop was named football coach of the year at the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame banquet Sunday in Amarillo. The Wolverines won their second straight Class A state championship […]

Piggish spending habits bloating national deficit

Freedom Newspapers It might have been turkey season, but it was pork carved up in Washington, D.C., last month. And all pork, of course, is paid for by money taken forcibly from taxpayers. “Despite a record $413 billion deficit, the government spending plan Congress approved (on Nov. 20) that awaits President George W. Bush’s signature […]

Knowing important people not same as knowing God

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Because of some family records and oral family history, our cousin has long maintained that we are related to the famous writer, Mark Twain. As some might say, that is “my only claim to fame.” But as a child, it was always a real thrill for me to say I was […]

Maybe baseball should change rules for Rose

So how might we think about former baseball player Pete Rose, now that he has put out a new autobiography in which he admits having bet on baseball when he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds in 1987 and 1988? Having made this admission, after denying he gambled on baseball for years, should he be […]

Finally it’s time for Rose

By Clyde Davis I don’t do it — let’s get that part straight from the outset. When it reaches an astronomical number, I have been known to buy a lottery ticket; when I go into a casino for the markedly generous food, I have been known to slip in some quarters. But as a whole, […]