Clovis grad gives spark for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Vanessa O’Neal, left, gets into position to grab a rebound during the Zias’ practice Friday afternoon. O’Neal was a member of the 30-0 state champion Clovis girls basketball team in 2005. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico A jack of all trades and a master […]

Rodeo royalty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wilma Fulgham displays the key to the city she was award by the city commission in honor of her selection to the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame. She is wearing the Stetson hat she earned as New Mexico state fair queen in 1950. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Locally, […]

First person: Crossing with care

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Leonard Gilbert Freitas is the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School. Leonard Gilbert Freitas, 76, is known by his friends, colleagues and family as Gil. But as the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School, he is known as Mr. Leonard. In sickness and in health: I used to do heavy […]

‘Suitcase posse’ hitting Texas

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Courtesy photo Jeff Dunham will be joined by Peanut and the rest of his comedy crew during shows this weekend in Lubbock and Amarillo. Freedom New Mexico Jeff Dunham and his suitcase posse are coming to Texas. The comedian, best known for his highly-rated Comedy Central specials, “Arguing With Myself” and “Spark of Insanity,” plays […]

Good lawyers never escape memory

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I have known a lot of lawyers in Clovis and mingled with many of them. Here are some of the lawyers that have helped me: A great friend, Wesley Quinn, was a Republican, as was my father. I’d asked Quinn if he could help me with my father’s will after […]

A steamy bit of trivia

Did you know James Monroe was the first president to ride a steamboat? Did you know Herbert Hoover’s favorite food was sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows? Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day […]

Here’s a presidential morsel

Did you know Herbert Hoover’s favorite food was sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows? Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” […]

Trivia is presidential

Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s […]

He’s partial to Wayne Anderson

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s response: “I enjoy the concerts at Marshall (Junior High) and other venues. They are always a feast and delight to the ears. I am still very partial to Wayne Anderson, having known […]

‘Mrs. Tucumcari’ dies at 91

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her “an icon.” Others knew her as “Mrs. Tucumcari.”’ Margaret “Bettie” Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. The cause of death was not immediately known, but friends said her health had been failing […]

Police probing domestic dispute

CNJ staff Police were called around 7 p.m. Saturday to a residence in the 1600 block of East Second Street for a domestic dispute involving a gun. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said a witness told officers a a man pulled a gun during an argument with a woman, shot it in the air, and […]

Oct. 17, 1945

The Clovis News-Journal reported that plans to raise $10,000 for a professional baseball club in Clovis were made at a meeting of 60 businessmen. … Fur coats ranging in price from $50 to $250 could be purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Geo Williamson at the Hotel Clovis, room 201. … Wilson Ward opened a tire […]

Iranian-American hostages highlight fragile relationship

By Freedom Newspapers Almost 30 years after the hostage crisis that has ever since soured relations between the United States and Iran, the United States is facing what could be viewed as a second hostage crisis — though smaller in scale and of a different character. Four Iranian-Americans are imprisoned in Iran and charged with […]