Abilene Christian sweeps ENMU

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior Lindsey Martin went over the 5,000 mark for her career in assists Thursday night, and Abilene Christian posted a 30-26, 30-20, 30-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. ACU (15-3, 4-0 South) maintained its hold on the division lead while extending its […]

Zias capture division opener

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman volleyball player Rhea Wortman points to better chemistry for the team’s recent success. Her coach hopes that chemistry hasn’t produced fool’s gold. The Zias trailed only three times Thursday night and rode a steady attack from Wortman, Lindsay Schiely and Grace George to […]

George Bradburn

Sharna Johnson Navy “Seabees” were always stationed alongside the Marines… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. George Bradburn Date of birth: Jan. 15, 1925 Dates of service: June 25, 1943 […]

Pastor: Love best response to destruction

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The Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church on Fourth Street has been vandalized twice in the last two weeks, according to church officials and police. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Boarded up windows and remnants of spray paint mar the facade of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church. Located on Fourth […]

WBU-Clovis dean picked for post at George Fox University

CNJ staff Carol Green, founding dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis, is leaving to take a position at an Oregon Christian college, according to a school press release. She will become George Fox University’s first dean of its school for professional studies, which houses the college’s adult degree programs. She and her family will be moving […]

West, Geraldine V.

Geraldine V. West Services: Have been held. Geraldine V. West, 69, of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, May 1, 2005, in Louisville. She moved to Clovis in 1965. She moved to Kentucky in 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marty and George Smith; and a sister, Sharon West. She is survived by a […]

Ashbrook, Lita F.

Lita Faye Marlow Ashbrook Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lita Faye Marlow Ashbrook, 76, of Portales, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born on Dec. 18, 1928, in Portales to Alma (Traylor) and J. D. Marlow. She graduated from Portales High School in 1945. She […]

Mildred Shaw

Services: Have been held. Mildred Shaw, 78, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Herman Hospital in Houston. She was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Caldwell, Texas, to Sam and Rachel Morris Pollard. She married Oscar Stevenson in May 1941, in Caldwell. She married Henry Shaw on Jan. 4, 1966, in Clovis. She was […]

Baker, C.M.

C.M. Baker, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 23, 1914, in Vienna, Ill., to Alpha and George M. Baker. He came to the Elida area intending to stay a week, but liked the community, and decided to stay, family members said. He […]

Danforth , Kurtis L.

Services: Have been held. Kurtis L. Danforth, 42, of Matamoras, Pa., died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Ocala Hospital in Ocala, Fla. He was born Dec. 25, 1962, in Portales to Gerald and Diana Caywood Danforth. He owned Danforth Contracting and was an 18-year resident of the Matamoras area. Survivors include his wife, Karen M. […]

George, Bobbie D.

Bobbie D. George Services: No services have been planned. Mr. Bobbie D. George, 63, Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Clovis to Cleo and Henry Orin George. He was preceded in death by his parents and by an uncle, Maunay George. Survivors include several cousins […]

Show about one of country music’s first female stars on national tour

Stewart said that when she does concert-like performances during the play, people often shout out like they are actually at a Tammy Wynette concert. (Courtesy photo: Encore Attractions) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Kristen Stewart knew little about Tammy Wynette when she auditioned for a musical based on the tragic life of the country […]

Faith and idealism Bush’s strengths

By Mona Charen George W. Bush is, above all, an idealist. We saw it during his first term in his passionate advocacy of faith-based charity and in his ardent desire to reform education. This is not a leader who thinks small. Now, by inaugurating his second term with a sweeping declaration of ambition for world […]

Yarbrough, Nina

Nina Yarbrough Services: Have been held. Nina Yarbrough, 97, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on Dec. 8, 1907, in Throckmorton County, Texas, to Marcus Willard and Martha Jane Jones Raper. She married George Samuel Yarbrough on Dec. 22, 1928. She began her teaching career in 1928 in Harding […]

Keenan, George

George Keenan Services: Have been held. George Wendell Keenan, 90, of Pottsville, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home. He was born March 8, 1914, in Hale County, Texas, to George Washington and Alice Branson Keenan. His family moved to Curry County when he was 3 months old. He was a 1930 graduate […]

College education taking leftist turn

By Walter Williams College costs have risen dramatically over the last several decades. In many cases, it’s difficult to find a college where per-student costs are under $20,000 each year. Most often, tuition doesn’t measure the true cost because taxpayer and donor subsidies pay part of the expenses. While costs are rising, education quality is […]

Holiday messages from country’s leaders

by Ned Cantwell Thanksgiving messages from some of the best and the brightest: n Gov. Bill Richardson: We are thankful for New Mexico. This nation, this nation that we all love, is a better place with New Mexico in it. And I would like to add my personal thanks that the New Mexico press and […]

Morris, Therese

Therese Morris Services:Have been held. Therese A. Morris, 57, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 27, 1947, in Fremont, Ohio, to George and Anna Becker. She came to New Mexico in 1972 where she worked for Tucumcari Public Schools for several years before moving to Clovis […]

Fajardo, George

George Fajardo Services: Have been held. George F. Fajardo, 65, of Brea, Calif., died on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Brea Community Hospital. He was born on Feb. 10, 1939, in Puerto de Luna. Family members said he worked as a plant manager for a packing house. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Fajardo, of Brea, […]

First lady feels at home

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First lady Laura Bush addresses the crowd at the ’04 Victory Rally Wednesday at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth)e By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Against the backdrop of a hay-filled truck with a “Viva Bush” sign in the window, first lady Laura Bush told scores of eastern New Mexicans […]