Optimists ready for fishing derby

CNJ staff The 20th annual “Get Hooked on Fishing” youth fishing derby, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Clovis, is scheduled for Saturay at the back lake in Ned Houk Park. Derby director Jeff Baum said 100-125 youngsters from ages 3-16 are expected to participate. They are broken into seven age groups, in two-year increments. […]

Fishing fishing day reel fun

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Oasis State Park Manager Jim Whary gathers attendees of the 16th Annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic on Saturday. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers How to fish was not the only thing children learned this weekend at the free fishing clinic at Oasis State Park. With 10 learning stations set up around […]

Oasis park viewed as “Exemplary”

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park in Portales was named the “Exemplary Park” of 2006 by the New Mexico State Parks Division, according to a state parks news release. Honored at an awards banquet in October, Oasis received the award based upon the park’s overall performance and commitment to providing a quality place […]

McCary, James

James McCary, 58, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1947, to Elma and Walter McCary in Wichita, Kan., where he grew up and attended school. He attended welding school and following graduation, began working in construction. He retired in 2002. Family members said he enjoyed camping, […]

CLOVIS FISHING DERBY: Big one always gets away

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Richard Lokken (right) watches his grandson Richard Lokken, 15, of Clovis, reel in a catfish at the 19th annual Clovis Fishing Derby on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The 2,000 catfish recently transported to Ned Houk Park must have thought it a little Shangri-la the […]

Fishing clinic offered Saturday

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Children of all ages looking to wet a hook or land a big catch can participate in Saturday’s Kids All-American Fishing Derby. The 18th annual event, sponsored locally by the Optimist Club of Clovis, will be held at the back lake of Ned Houk Park. Participants will be divided […]

Jimmy Dean “Jim” Clayton

Jimmy Dean “Jim” Clayton, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Clovis. He worked in hotel maintenance, and loved fishing and boating, family members said. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Morris. He is survived by his mother, […]

Hancock, Charles

Charles S. Hancock, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1942, in Greenville, Mich. He came to Clovis in 1998. He enjoyed wood crafting, being outdoors, hunting and fishing, family members said. He served two terms in Vietnam and was a retired gunnery sergeant […]

Outdoor incidents not at all uncommon

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It’s been almost two weeks since the news broke that Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his hunting buddy, Harry Whittington, while they were traipsing through the brush and mesquite of south Texas looking for quail. Stuff can happen when you go into the great outdoors. I think most folks […]

Joel Young

Joel Young Date of birth: May 19, 1921 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Vernon County, Mo. Theater and location of service: European Branch: Army Rank: T3 Staff Sergeant Unit and specialty: Army Transport, USAT Thomas H. Barry; Radio operator Lives in: Clovis Veterans organizations: VFW In his words: Serving in the Army as […]