Fishing clinic offers education, family time

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Gevyn Stockard, 11, of Portales identifies aquatic invertebrae with Josephine Graf, a contract worker for the New Mexico Game and Fish Department during Saturday’s fishing clinic at Oasis State Park. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Thanks to a stocking of trout, the lake at Oasis State Park had a noticeable population. […]

Free fishing clinic offered

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park is the site of Saturday’s 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any child 12 or older must have a valid New Mexico fishing license to participate. Subjects include casting, ethics and conservation, water safety, fly fishing, […]

Snake encounter leaves fellas rattle

By Bob Huber My first encounter with a bona fide rattlesnake left me with a lethal dose of ophidiophobia (Greek for fear of ophidios) complicated by lingering runny nose. It took place while I was on a fishing trip in the Colorado Rockies. I was there because in those days a group of young guys […]

More than 100 anglers turn out for fishing derby

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Dennis Smith helps his 4-year-old son Isaac reel in a catfish during the Kids All-American Fishing Derby Saturday at Ned Houk Park. A record 323 fish were caught this year, according to organizers. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In […]

Fishing more than bait, hooks, says derby director

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Fishing can be much more than hooking up a squirmy worm and whaling it in the lake — especially for those who plan to take part in Saturday’s Kids All-American Fishing Derby, according to derby director Jeff Baum. This 18th annual event, held at the back lake of Ned […]

State promotes fishing with annual event

Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Game Commission’s annual free fishing day is Saturday when residents and non-residents can fish public waters with no license or habitat stamp required. “It lets the people themselves know what they’re missing out on,” said Jim Whary, the manager of Oasis State Park. “It’s just to encourage people to get […]

Newmans left lasting impression

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom newspapers Portales said its collective farewell Friday to Odis and Doris Newman. The Newmans loved to eat breakfast at McDonald’s with a group o f friends six times a week, and they loved to play marbles and dominoes at the Senior Citizens Center. But most of the funeral service was dedicated […]

Fly rod or fishing reel, that’s romance

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist A couple of years ago I was in a quandary concerning an appropriate Valentine’s Day gift for my wife Marilyn. Should I buy her a new fly rod or a miter saw? I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. All our married lives I never let Valentine’s Day slip by without lavishing […]

Thank you letters: Movie production made a difference

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

Brower, Richard

Richard Brower Services: Have been held. Mr. Richard Brower, 42, of Clovis, a construction worker, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Family members said he enjoyed fishing and often told fishing stories. He loved watching baseball games and talking with friends. He was born on March 14, 1962, in […]