ENMU graduates preparing to take next step

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Rudy Pena, right, of Clovis, shares the graduation excitement with Mark Gormley of Portales on Saturday during commencement exercises at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University students who donned cap and gown Saturday at their graduation are looking forward to the next step in […]

5/7 Letters to the editor

Multiple standards no good for policy One of the biggest problems with our immigration policy is the policy itself is different for different countries. If you are escaping from Cuba and you set foot on dry land, you cannot be sent back. Why do Cubans get special treatment? Because the U.S. doesn’t like Castro? Immigration […]

CASA helping at-risk clients one child at a time

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers It’s a special volunteer job, dealing with children with special problems. Officials say there is a need for more people to get involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) For Children program. The program serves children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Many times their parents are in […]

Elrie Capps

Elrie Capps, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales She was born to Alice and Will Ray on April 5, 1911, in Rockdale, Texas. When she was 12 years old the family moved to New Home, Texas, and then to Mount Zion, near Dora. She attended the Rogers School […]

1/29 Letters to the editor

Foster families no more needy than others Regarding the “Making Clovis a Safer Place” story (Dec. 16 CNJ): For the last eight years my husband and I have been licensed foster parents in Curry County. I am also contracted with the state as the county’s foster parent liaison. As part of my duties I help […]

Lowe’s program making homes safer

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Christina Vargas watches as Lowe’s employees Curtis Benton, front left, Tracy Shelton, front right, and Elmo Garcia, back install a fire extinguisher in the kitchen of Vargas’ home Thursday in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Christina Vargas lives in a bright turquoise trailer home trimmed in white, with a […]

McCaig, Aline

Aline McCaig, 81, of Duncan, Okla. and formerly of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Edmond, Okla. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Hulen, Okla., to Maston and Amanda “Chasteen” Cook. She married Henry McCaig on Sept. 19, 1942, in Comanche County, Okla. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church […]

Midwestern State roughs up Hounds

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ENMU special teamers Corey White (left) and Fide Davalos tackle Midwestern State’s Jessie Lewis on a first-quarter kick return during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State hardly looked the part of a .500 team Saturday night. […]

‘50s performers play at Mesa Elementary

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth Mesa Elementary third-graders Nellie Toliver, right and Tanner Geisler dance as Fireball members George Tomsco of Raton, back left, and Chuck Tharp of Clovis sing during the school’s sing-and-meet Friday. Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A guitar slung over his shoulder and musical legends at his side, Fireballs member George Tomsco sung […]

Agency tour depicts life of foster child

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Youth pastor Daniel Gleaton, 25, of Sandia Baptist Church in Clovis, played the part of a foster child “taken from place to place to place,” in a role-playing exercise. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A gust of wind blew through the rooms of the abandoned Clovis house, twisting and turning the […]

Tredway, Elvyn

Elvyn Tredway Services: Have been held. Elvyn Earl Tredway, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 3, 1933, in Walnut, Kan., to Sidney and Della Tredway. He joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He married Juanita Searcy in 1956, in Ft. Scott, […]

Tredway , Elvyn

Elvyn Tredway Services: Have been held. Elvyn Earl Tredway, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 3, 1933, in Walnut, Kan., to Sidney and Della Tredway. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Jauntier Seared in 1956, in Fort Scott, Kan. […]

Miller, Eldon

Eldon Miller Services:Have been held. Eldon L. “Bunk” Miller, 81, of Aztec, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. He was born on May 14, 1923, in Rogers, to Lem and Gnita Miller. He grew up in Rogers, but he lived most of his life in the Farmington-Aztec area. He married Mary Catherine Bell on Dec. 30, […]

Texas should halt legislation based on fear, ignorance

Freedom Newspapers There’s no scientific proof that homosexual foster parents treat children in their care worse than heterosexual foster parents. And there’s no evidence that legally recognizing a same-sex couple’s union will bring civilization crashing down. But that hasn’t stopped the Texas Legislature from forcing “solutions” to problems that don’t exist. Whether out of ignorance […]

Foster , Eugene

Eugene Foster Services:Have been held. Eugene Foster, 62 of Clovis, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on May 17, 1942, in Coolie, Texas, to Otis and Arnetta Moore Foster. He was a supervisor for the Head Start program in Albuquerque for 10 years. Family members said […]

Foster, Powell

Powell Foster Services: Have been held. Powell Hogan Foster, 65, of Clovis, died on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. He was born on Sept. 25, 1939, in Slaton, Texas, to Mark L. and Loda Foster. He married Sallie Sue Harris on June 6, 1961, in Dumas, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from […]

Florida’s gay adoption law irrational

By Steve Chapman The state of Florida is not ridiculously selective when it comes to letting people adopt children — and with some 4,200 kids in need of adoption, it can’t afford to be. It allows single adults to adopt. It accepts people with serious illnesses and disabilities. It leaves the door open to drug […]

Cats come to life too late

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Clovis High School senior Phillip Williams tries to get around a Pampa defender as he looks for a opening during the first half of Friday’s game in Pampa, Texas. Williams ran for three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 20-18 loss. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor PAMPA, Texas — A dropped […]

Kinard, Paul

Paul Kinard Services: Have been held. Paul A. Kinard, 76, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 20, 1928, in Claude, Texas, to Alman A. and Emma Pauline Grundy Kinard. He married Billy Jean Beckham on March 4, 1952, in Memphis, Texas. He […]

Engagements 5/2 – Williams-Foster

Williams-Foster Rod and Tana Williams of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bobbi Williams of Clovis, to Brandon Foster of Lazbuddie, Texas, son of D.H. Foster of Lazbuddie. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on May 22, 2004, at the Texico Baptist Church. The reception will be at Texico […]