History is being made

Julie Abril, a new faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, will be conducting oral interviews this summer with Roosevelt County residents who have lived in the county at least 50 years.

Remembering days of radio

Glenda Price In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices.

Time too precious to be wasted

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist While mother and daddy were in seminary, the family budget was tight. So frugality was a word we lived by. Early on, I became familiar with thrift shops and the exciting bargain basement at the Macy’s department store in Kansas City. One time mother bought an old sofa at a […]

Trust still an issue

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome […]

‘Brokeback Mountain’ star Heath Ledger found dead

The Associated Press NEW YORK — On a day meant for celebration in Hollywood, Heath Ledger, one of film’s bright young stars, was found dead at age 28, his promising career extinguished just as it was reaching full expression. Hours after the Academy Award nominees were announced, pomp and circumstance gave way to the sad […]

Letters to the Editor: Zoo’s evolution impresses patron

Having grown up in Clovis many years ago and having lived five blocks west of the zoo, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much it has improved over the years. While visiting relatives during July, we had the pleasure of touring the zoo and meeting some of the workers. The staff was friendly and […]

Tornado claims life

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A 90-year-old Clovis woman who died Tuesday is the first casualty of Friday’s tornado. CNJ file photo By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A 90-year-old woman injured in Friday’s tornado died this morning. Heleneta Blevins passed at 4:50 a.m. in her eldest son’s home, according to her eldest son, Bob Blevins. A local hospice provided […]

March 18, 1953

Police announced they had arrested 14 youth in a gang-related incident at Fourth and Main. The juveniles were armed with pop bottles, belt buckles, short lengths of chain, screw drivers, garden hose and knives. … A Clovis woman who lived at 409 W. First was recovering from a gunshot wound to her left arm. She […]

Neighbor: Appearance of stroller seemed odd

Staff and wire reports In the two weeks he’s lived in Clovis, Will Larson said he never knew Rayshaun Parson. But he thought it was unusual that he saw Parson walking around without a baby, then Saturday, “she had a stroller.” Parson, 21, of Clovis, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping and is in […]

Following one’s passion worth most any risk

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Shocking news made headlines with the death of pilot Guy “Doc” Baldwin who crashed while performing in last week’s Tucumcari air show. It was sudden, sad and unexpected. Nor did anyone expect “alligator man” Steve Irwin, who spent years mingling with deadly beasts, to have a stingray thrust a barb into […]

Dust bowl days stuck in memories

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGrace and Foy Bailey were married in 1933 during the Great American Dust Bowl. They have lived in the area most of their lives and are among the few eastern New Mexico residents who lived through the Dust Bowl. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traces of their frontier life are […]

Copley, W.T.

W.T. Copley, 78, of Muleshoe died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Duncan, Okla., he married Margie Staus on Aug. 4, 1951, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He lived in the Muleshoe area most of his life. […]

Student profile: Erika Watson

Erika Watson is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Mike Watson and Kymburly Odell. What would you like printed on your gravestone? “Every day she lived for Christ.” What’s so great about your favorite sport? The wonderful thing about cheerleading is that I am able to form relationships with […]

Segregation only breeds ignorance

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist When I was a child, I lived in a city that was predominantly black. It was a quaint little burg called Los Angeles. I took for granted that it was a black city because black people were virtually all I ever saw in my neighborhood. The few whites who passed […]

Our Father Is Big Enough To Wrap Us All in His Arms

By Curtis K. Shelburne I grew up a city boy, though these things are relative. To the poor souls unfortunate enough to grow up in New York, Amarillo would be a lot closer to country than they would ever care to get, but compared to Robert Lee or Stanton, where my two sets of grandparents […]

Whitaker-Miller, Elaine

Elaine Marie Whitaker-Miller, 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born April 19, 1939, to Harold and Iva Livermore, she lived in Newberry Springs, Calif., for eight years and retired from Desert Springs RV Park in Daggett, Calif. She lived in Clovis for the last 12 years. Family members […]

Rice, Mary “Gussie”

Mary Augusta “Gussie” Rice, 98, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at Sears Nursing Home, Abilene, Texas. She was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Marcelina, Texas, to Leonard and Ella Smith Houck. After graduating from high school in County Line, Texas, she married Lawrence Rice. She lived in Texas until 1950 when her family moved to […]

Johnson, Edith

Edith M. Johnson, 85, of Friona, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona.  She was born April 5, 1920, in Ringling, Okla., to David and Eva Blanche (Collier) Moseley. Moving from Oklahoma, she lived in Friona for 79 years. She married Herschel Winston Johnson on Sept. 26, 1942, in Clovis. […]

McDorman, Louise

Louise McDorman, 92, of Clovis died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Fairhaven Assisted Living. She was born Jan. 5, 1914, to Harry and Lydia Speck Nuckoles in Basic City, Va. She married Walter T. McDorman on Nov. 23, 1933, in Hagerstown, Md. She was briefly employed with Staunton Steam Laundry in Staunton. After marrying, she […]

McDaniel, Ida

Ida Mae McDaniel, 94, of Ennis, Texas, died Jan. 24, 2006, at the Ennis Care Center in Ennis. She was born July 25, 1911, in Barry, Texas to Sidney Lee and Sarah Myrtle Mitchell. She attended school in Barry, Texas, and lived there and in Corsicana, Texas, until she married Lawrence McDaniel of Texico on […]