George Porter

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 Porter Date of birth: March 8, 1926 Dates of Service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark. Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Horoscopes for your children

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Don’t fret over those expensive items you bought for your kid as he entered school this fall. You should instead smack your forehead and cry, “I shudda bought a Student Horoscope!” Allow me to explain. The 2005 Old Newsman’s Horoscope is hot off the presses, and it’s just what your kid […]

June best month by far — for me, anyway

By Bob Huber June is my lucky month. It has Father’s Day, my wedding anniversary, and my birthday all rolled into one long cigar. I’ve always held June in high esteem. One thing that makes me feel so good about June is the fact that I was born this month as a boy instead of […]

Honorary chairs say fear of the unknown toughest part of cancer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Minutes after regaining consciousness, one thought ran through Russell Muffley’s head — had his surgery been successful? The answer he had been hoping for wasn’t what he heard. “It was the lowest point. I waited and waited and waited for the doctor to come in and then he did. […]

Clovis man sentenced for molestation

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Derrick Ervin listens to testimony from the victim’s family Wednesday during his sentencing at Curry County Courthouse. Ervin was sentenced to 33 years in prison for sex crimes committed over an 18-month period. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal has opted to withhold some […]

Differences not same as inequalities

By Leonard Pitts So, what might a smarter man have said? Put aside for a moment the fact that a smarter man would have backed away from the subject as though from a live grenade. If forced at gunpoint to respond, how would a smart man have analyzed the performance gap between male and female […]

Yucca girl tries out for CHS baseball

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Yucca Junior High eight-grader Cerra Yohner takes ground ball practice Thursday at Bell Park as she tries out for the Clovis High School baseball team. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor An eighth-grade girl with aspirations to play professional baseball tried out for the Clovis Wildcats C team on Thursday, two […]

Ruby Bridges was ‘Triumphant in Trouble’

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist Years ago now, I wrote a series of short essays entitled “Triumphant in Trouble.” How good it was, I don’t know, but I do know one truth came through at least to me, if to no one else. To be “triumphant in trouble” requires far more than that we […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 23, 2004

Today’s focus: Debbie Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: My husband and I are both full time students with little income and not enough money for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boy’s pant size 34 x 32; girl’s pant size 16 girl; boy’s shirt size L; girl’s shirt size L; boys shoe size 8; girl’s shoe […]

Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s Focus: Mary Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Daughter just moved in with three children. She suffered the death of a child a few years back and has had a hard time adjusting to the loss.” Clothing needs: Boy’s pants size 18; girl’s pants sizes 10 and 3T; boy’s shirts sizes XL; girl’s […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 19, 2004

Today’s focus: Alice Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “I am having a hard time this year due to illness in the family and becoming a single mom again has made things very difficult for my children and myself.” Her holiday hopes: “All children are in need of warm winter jackets, sheets, comforters, socks […]

A local girl gets a Christmas surprise in 1896

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist This story was told to me by a friend who died many years ago. I’ll tell it through the eyes of the young girl who was from the caprock area between Clovis and Tucumcari. In 1896, a snowstorm hit us three days before Christmas, with drifts 2- to 3-feet deep […]

Empty Stocking: Dec. 17, 2004

Today’s focus: Carmen Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “With having to pay bills and buy food and all of this being done with just me, it is hard to make ends meet. I work 40 hours a week and study at night when I have time at work. There is just enough money […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 14

CNJ staff Today’s focus: Tara Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “This year I’m not working because of illness; and it doesn’t look like Christmas will happen, because with the income I have it’s either pay rent and bills or buy gifts, and we all need somewhere to stay.” Her holiday hopes: Have gifts […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 10

• Today’s Focus: Pam • Household members: 5 • Children: 2 • Special circumstances: “My husband broke his leg so we only have one income and more bills than money.” Clothing needs: Boy’s pants size 12-13 slim, girl’s pants size 8-9, boy’s shirt size 12-13, girl’s shirt size 8-9, boy’s shoes size 8 1/2, girl’s […]

Empty stocking: 12-6-04

Today’s focus: Julia Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “My husband’s job has slowed down and he is on the list of people they are laying off. I’m hoping he will have job for Christmas. If not things will be very scarce for us.” Clothing needs: Boy’s pants sizes 32 X 30, 16 and […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 5, 2004

Today’s focus: Bonnie Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “I am currently working part-time … and don’t think I can afford presents this year … and my husband is ill and is trying to get SSI to help him.” Her holiday hopes: For her kids to have Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Boy’s pants sizes […]

Everyone is a writer at heart

By Judy Brandon I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally for a living. I just enjoy writing to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But in reality, everyone is a writer. A person doesn’t have to have an article published in the […]

Girl scout pioneer honored

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(Left to right) Gwyn Del Toro, Art Cane and Judy Matthews look at the Teola Artman memorial that was unveiled Saturday afternoon. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspaper The late Teola Artman, who dedicated over 50 years of her life to area Girl Scouts, was honored yesterday at Hillcrest Park with a […]

Underage sex videos land three adults in jail

By Mike Linn Three Clovis residents are in jail on charges stemming from a series of sexual encounters with three underage females. Authorities said the incidents, which involve prostitution, were videotaped and photographed at a Clovis home. Rockey Fleming, 40, a staff sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, paid three girls — ages 13, 15 […]