Boxer wins Golden Gloves on birthday

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Maybe it would have been a little out of place to sing Happy Birthday at a boxing event, what with the spit buckets and bloody noses and all. But Clovis’ Edgar Zubia did get a few birthday shout-outs directed his way after winning the 125-pound division at the state Golden […]

Father-son boxing duo competes in Golden Gloves

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Teddy Draper of Clovis looks to land a punch in a 178-pound weight class fight fight during the 58th annual New Mexico State Golden Gloves boxing tournament on Friday at the Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When his son Vladimir took an interest in boxing, Clovis’ […]

Golden Gloves time again

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Ricardo Alexander,17 of Las Vegas, N.M., trains Thursday at the Roy Walker Community Center for his upcoming fight in the Golden Gloves. Alexander will compete in the 165-pound weight class. (CNJ correspondent: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As the host site for the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition in 18 of the last […]

O’Dell, Nonnie

Thelma “Maydene” Porter Golden, 68, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, in DeSoto, Texas. She was born Sept. 4, 1937, to Alford P. Porter and Euna Nonnie O’Dell. She married Price Dowell Golden on April 14, 1961, in Rylie, Texas. She was a retired employee of Alcott U.S.A. She was preceded in death by her parents […]

Skydiving team taking flight over Cannon Air Force Base

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth U.S. Army Sgt. Hector Ceja, left, and Sgt. First Class Paul Sachs, right, prepare for their jump along with other members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights aerial demonstration black team Friday in the skies. Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The take-off wasn’t as graceful as you might imagine. The C-27 […]

Golden Gloves big hit

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Austin Trout of Las Cruces moves in for a punch during his 152-pound semifinal fight Saturday in the New Mexico State Boxing Championships at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Trout won his fight to advance to today’s final. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Boxing fans did their best to make sure […]

Amos: the easter seed tale

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keyboard, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and dashes. the easter seed tale boss i don t know if you ve ever had a talk with a mustard seed before […]

Clovis handling Golden Gloves

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Chonte Walker, 19, of Clovis, spars Wednesday at the boxing gym in the Roy Walker Community Center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For most of the 15 or so Clovis fighters who train at the Roy Walker Recreation Center, the hours of jumping rope, hitting the punching bag and sparring, […]

The Cross of Christ Is the Symbol of Life and Hope

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist Picture, if you will, a young man, a very decent sort, but a young fellow who wants to assert his individuality a bit, along with his right to dress as he wishes. He pokes good-natured fun at his stodgy ol’ dad, a businessman who regularly boards airplanes and flies […]

Cross is symbol of life, hope

By Curtis Shelburne Picture, if you will, a young man, a very decent sort, but a young fellow who wants to assert his individuality a bit, along with his right to dress as he wishes. He pokes good-natured fun at his stodgy ol’ dad, a businessman who regularly boards airplanes and flies to meetings with […]