Anti-cancer bills get new focus

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Activists are renewing their push for bills that target cancer screening and treatment in the wake of the death of Patty Jennings, the director of the New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool. Jennings, wife of Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, died this weekend after battling breast cancer. She was […]

Jennings wins Senate clash

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Although most of his fellow Democrats wanted to replace Tim Jennings as the state Senate’s president pro-tem, the Southern New Mexico conservative held on to his post Monday with the help of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The outcome of the leadership struggle, in which the more progressive […]

May 4, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life edited by Kate Darnton draws on more than 80 interviews in which the colleagues, family, and friends of the ABC News legend share their perspective on his life as a reporter and as a man from his childhood radio program […]

Remembering Bubba Jennings

Mike Higgins, who writes a regional sports blog for our Web site, has e-mailed with an answer to a reader’s question about Clovis basketball legend Bubba Jennings.

Hounds host East Central

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Greyhounds sophomore quarterback J.T. Thompson has rushed for 227 yards and four touchdowns this season as a backup to senior starter Michael Benton By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo expected Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary to be challenged last week by Northeastern State’s air attack. The Greyhounds passed that test, winning 14-10, but […]

July 18, 1980

Clovis’ Brooks Jennings was doing well after backing a driver’s-education car through a gate. Jennings said it was an experience that he intended to use in his teaching of driver’s education. … Residents of Paseo Village met to discuss participation in the neighborhood watch program designed to help protect residents against crime. … The Dairy […]

Rains fell swiftly to flood some areas

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On Thursday, as the runoff from the fields got stronger and spilled into the swollen Plaza Larga Creek, a small waterfall rushed along Quay Road AF. (Freedom Newspapers: Chellie Delaney) By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Just when you thought there was a drought, it rains six inches and starts flooding. Wednesday night’s steady showers, […]

Fire destroys Portales business

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryPortales Fire Department crews work early Friday morning on a blaze at 2018 South Globe. When firefighters arrived, the shop building, owned by Jack Jennings of Portales, was fully engulfed in flame. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A fire early Friday morning destroyed a trucking business shop building on South Globe in […]

Coach Robinson hangs up whistle

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Though he’s tried to step away from the game before, this time Jimmy Joe Robinson said it’s for good. The Clovis Christian boys basketball coach has decided to retire and end a 34-year stretch in which Robinson was also a head coach at Clovis High, Melrose, Grady and, for one […]

Silver edges Green in ENMU spring game

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Silver quarterback Michael Benton, center, releases a throw during the second half of ENMU’s spring football game on Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Little things sometimes make a big difference, as Eastern New Mexico University running back J.J. Jennings found out Saturday. Jennings had […]

Jennings, Dale L.

Dale Lynn Jennings, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Albuquerque with his family at his side. He was born May 8, 1935, in Clovis. A farmer and rancher for the majority of his life, he spent his later years developing organic products. Family members say he was beloved by many people and he spent […]

Referee Jennings retiring whistle

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis’ Brooks Jennings has been one of the most long-lasting and respected members of the New Mexico high school officiating circle. Jennings donned the black-and-white stripes for the last time Saturday in Roswell. Jennings, 68, is a former boys coach at Clovis High (1962-69) and a former athletic director at […]

Clovis’ Jennings pursuing NMSU job

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis Wildcats standout Bubba Jennings believes his familiarity his New Mexico and West Texas basketball as a player and a coach makes him a viable candidate for the opening at New Mexico State. Spending the last four years as an assistant under Bobby Knight at Texas Tech doesn’t […]

Jennings, Barney

Barney Jennings Services: Have been held. Barney Melvin Jennings, 71, of Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Austin. He was born on Aug. 18, 1933, in Coon Neck, Texas, to Josephes Burkus and Effie Mae Hunter Jennings. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia “Cindy”; four daughters, Deborah Woodard (and husband, Brent) of Clovis, Pamela […]

Hounds need another rally at Commerce

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — For the fourth consecutive week, the Eastern New Mexico University football team saved its best for last. Down 21-7 late in the third quarter, the Greyhounds stormed back with 24 points in the final 16 minutes to defeat Texas A&M-Commerce 31-21 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup. […]

‘Jeopardy!’ wizard has nearby kin

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Ken Jennings, the man who has won more than $1.3 million on the game show “Jeopardy!”, has family ties to the Muleshoe and Lubbock areas. In Lubbock a group of about a dozen women regularly refer to themselves as the Ken Jennings Fan Club. And news that Jennings is related […]

ENMU spring football begins today

By Dave Wagner J.J. Jennings is a busy man. In addition to classes, the Eastern New Mexico University freshman is running track for the Greyhounds. And he’s one of about 90 prospects scheduled to begin spring football drills today. A 5-foot-8, 185-pound speedster, Jennings helped Everman High School win back-to-back Class 3A state football championships […]