Leatherwood, Donald

Donald Leatherwood Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Ranchvale Baptist Church. Mr. Donald W. Leatherwood, 69, of Farwell, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born April 17, 1935, in Lindsey, Okla., to John and Addie Fox Leatherwood. He married Jean Burchett on June 21, 1953, in Ranchvale. He was a Clovis […]

Eastern mum on Elliott’s successor

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s new head football coach is already on staff, but officials on Tuesday would not be more specific about who will replace Bud Elliott. The university has scheduled a press conference for 1:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena to announce the successor to Elliott, who guided the […]

Langford, A.K.

A.K. Langford Services: Have been held. A.K. (Ken) Langford, 83, of Monett, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 30, 1921, in Clarendon, Texas, to Alfred Bryant and Lucy Mae Tucker Langford. He married Doris Talley on March 9, 1962, in Clovis. He was a member of the […]

Myers, Earle

Earle Myers Services: Have been held. Earle Davis Myers, 62, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 29, 1941, in Goldston, N.C., to Nathan and Allie Hart Myers. He retired as a staff sergeant from the United States Air Force after more than 20 years of service. […]

Campus prank goes haywire

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It began with the “Jack the Ripper” movie. This horror flick, from sometime in the 1930s, contained all of the classic elements that make for a still viable fright-night feature. As the main focus on the campus horror movie evening for Halloween, it was supplemented with “Sorry, Wrong Number” and […]

2nd straight victory for Lady Cats

CNJ Staff RUIDOSO — The Clovis girls won their second straight cross country meet, edging Carlsbad in the 11-team field. “The last two weeks have been good wins for everyone involved,” Clovis coach Brian Stacy said. “They’re starting to come together.” Clovis senior Megan Willis took fourth with a time of 22:19 in the 5k […]

Clovis native chats with president on national TV

A Clovis native sat on a four-person panel with President Bush on Wednesday during a campaign stop the president made to Rochester, Minn. Asked by Bush to tell her story, former Cameo Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jill Wooten said she grew up in a little town in eastern New Mexico called Clovis. She told the president […]

Bush jokes with former Clovis elementary teacher

by Mike Linn President Bush took a light-hearted jab at Clovis on Wednesday during a campaign stop in Rochester, Minn., a Clovis native who sat with the president said. Asked by Bush to tell her story, a former Clovis fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary, Jill Wooten, said she grew up in a little town in […]

Mini bikes ruling roads

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Billy Hernandez, 12, right, and his brother Jesse, 9, ride their mini-chopper bikes in the parking lot Monday at Farwell High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer They’re the trendiest wheels on the road. But yes, you do need a license to operate a pocket bike on Clovis’ streets. And […]

Police Blotter, August 15, 2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to the 700 block of North Thornton early Thursday evening in reference to a drunk subject passed out on the sidewalk. After several minutes police were able to wake up the man, who appeared highly intoxicated. The man was unable […]

(Cops and Courts) Police lieutenant will attend FBI academy

A 33-year-old Clovis police lieutenant has been accepted into the FBI National Academy, an exclusive three-month course that trains law enforcement in administration, terrorism and violent crime investigation. Lt. Patrick Whitney will leave in January for the academy in Quantico, Va. The course runs from Jan. 9 to March 16, and only two law-enforcement personnel […]

There’s no place like home for ENMU’s Howard

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Jeff Howard led the Hounds in tackles last season en route to All-LSC South honors last season. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner PORTALES — After a standout football career at Portales High, Jeff Howard found himself struggling to decide where he wanted to play in college. His father, Eastern New Mexico University offensive […]

Police Blotter: June 27, 2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to the 800 block of Hull Street on June 18 in reference to a woman who said her sister was harassing her, driving by her home, putting the car in neutral and revving her engine in a taunting manner. Police […]

Reed, Manila

Manila Reed Services: Have been held. Mrs. Manila Azalea Reed, 76, of Clovis, a housewife, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 21, 1927, in Flomot, Texas, to H.A. and Mary Stephens. She attended school in Clovis. She was a member of Central Baptist Church […]

Local cancer survivor beats odds

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Ronnica Thomson laughs with her daughter Tori, 9, after Tori played on the trampoline Wednesday in the back yard of their home. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Cooped up in a Roswell hospital bed after surgery to remove a tumor 18 months ago, Ronnica Thomson saw sadness through a […]

American League capsules

The Associated Press Capsules of American League teams, in order of finish last year: EAST New York Yankees 2003: 101-61, 1st place (AL champions). Manager: Joe Torre (ninth season). He’s Here: 3B Alex Rodriguez, RF Gary Sheffield, RHP Kevin Brown, RHP Javier Vazquez, RHP Paul Quantrill, RHP Tom Gordon, OF Kenny Lofton, LHP Donovan Osborne, […]

Three run for Farwell school board positions

By Michelle Seeber There will be no contest for seats on the Muleshoe Independent School District Board of Trustees. But Farwell School Board has three candidates running for two at-large positions. They include incumbent Sam Billingsley, Bryan Roach and Mike Ratke. “Sam is a Church of Christ preacher and works at Ellis Funeral Home in […]

King, Laura

Laura King Services: Have been held. Laura King, 91, of Ruidoso, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Ruidoso Care Center in Ruidoso. She was born on Aug. 22, 1912, in Buffalo, Mo., to Lettie and B.F. Bennett. At the age of 4, her family moved to the Dora area where she attended school. She married […]

Beeler, Bobby R.

Bobby Ray Beeler Service: Have been held. Bobby Ray “BeBop” Beeler, 62, of Anadarko, Okla., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, in Oklahoma City. He was born July 28, 1941, in Anadarko to John A. and Velora Truex Beeler. He married Portales native Marcella A. Grimes on Jan. 20, 1967, and they made their home in […]

St. Mike’s hoping for third consecutive title in Class 3A basketball

By Dave Wagner The St. Michael’s Horsemen may have been 2-8 before this week’s Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, but don’t count them out just yet in their bid for a third consecutive Class 3A state boys basketball title. The Santa Fe-based school was busy earlier this month adding some football hardware to […]