Former teacher takes new position

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a single moment, with an icepack on her elbow and a reformed student at her side, Patricia Miller’s belief — that you can change the world one child at a time — was reinforced. “One of my students had picked up an incredibly large rock and was prepared […]

Time right to turn in sources

By Steve Chapman The editor in chief of Time Inc. made news the other day by offering to do what most of us take for granted: Obey the law. It’s about time. Reporter Matthew Cooper has declined to testify in the federal probe of the outing of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame. But after the […]

Morrow, Leslie

Leslie Morrow Services: Have been held. Leslie Wanda Morrow, 45, of Flagstaff, Ariz., died Friday, June 17, 2005, in Flagstaff. She was born on July 16, 1959, in Clovis, to Stanley and Joy Hussey Miller. She grew up in a military family, living in many places throughout the world. She married Larry Morrow on June […]

Miller, Eldon

Eldon Miller Services:Have been held. Eldon L. “Bunk” Miller, 81, of Aztec, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. He was born on May 14, 1923, in Rogers, to Lem and Gnita Miller. He grew up in Rogers, but he lived most of his life in the Farmington-Aztec area. He married Mary Catherine Bell on Dec. 30, […]

Clovis shows support

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Gary Reid of Clovis and Jim Dendy of Portales show their support of Cannon Air Force base Monday morning across the street from the town hall meeting at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gagulinski: CNJ staff writer They showed up by the hundreds. Some carried hand-made signs. Others just offered […]

Gregory, Lewis

Lewis Gregory Services:Have been held. Mr. Lewis Gregory, 81, of Portales, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1923, in Floyd, to Dessie and Walter Gregory. The family moved to Roswell when he was 2 years old and to Floyd in 1935. He married Bertha Fowler on June […]

Late doctor remembered through building

By Leslie Radford Clovis Community College will host an open-house for the Dr. H.A. Miller Student Services Center at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in memory of H.A. Miller. One trustee of Miller’s account Richard Rowley said he remembers Miller, a family friend and local doctor in the 1940s, from his early childhood. “He was really a […]

Thomson, Ronnica Lea

Services: Have been held. Ronnica Lea Thomson, 34, of Clovis died Monday, March 7, 2005 at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1970, in Clovis, to Bill and Janetta Miller Geisler. She married Mike Thomson on Aug. 7, 1993, in Clovis. She was a benefits representative for Clovis Municipal Schools and a member of […]

College reorganizes student services

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Amber Ludington takes a placement test Wednesday in the new testing facility in the Dr. H.A. Miller Student Services Center at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Clovis Community College is reorganizing its Department of Student Services. Dean of Student Services Michelle Schmidt said relocating the offices […]

Public needs to know media not always right

Steve Chapman: CNJ columnist The news media have sided strongly with reporters Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper, who are threatened with jail unless they disclose their sources in the Valerie Plame case. Right now, that decision is starting to look like Custer’s Last Stand. It’s a battle the press can’t win and doesn’t deserve to […]

Former pastor asking men of God to quit being passive and take control of their families.

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Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — As they prayed, their hands raised, their eyes closed and their fists clinched. The eight men — including Baptists, Pentecostals and Catholics — gathered Saturday morning at Portales Public Library for the “Men of God Arise” meeting were passionate about the mission. Some came because they got a […]

Late run breaks Eastern

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Junior guard Jermart Miller exploded for five 3-pointers in a two-minute span late in the second half Thursday to lift Texas A&M-Commerce to a hard-fought 97-90 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Ranked 13th in NCAA Division II, the […]

Legislature not just for lawmakers

Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Mike Miller knows how government works. He knows state lawmakers and he’s a “people person.” He likes to talk. In many ways the Portales resident is a prototype lobbyist, a profession that much like sports runs in seasons — in annual stints of 30 or 60 days. “Santa Fe is […]

Tivis, Billy

Billy Tivis Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Ray Tivis, 62, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Roswell. He was born on Dec. 24, 1941, to Susie and Fate Tivis in Portales. He lived in Bethel for several years as a child and attended school in Floyd. Later he moved to Portales. He […]

Journalists have right to protect their sources

Freedom Newspapers T he investigation into who leaked the name of Valerie Plame, a CIA operative and wife of former ambassador Joseph Wilson, to the media has resulted in some downright bizarre consequences. Matthew Cooper of Time magazine (who wrote a story critical of the leaking without naming names) and Judith Miller of the New […]

Feds should take blame for flu vaccine shortages

Freedom Newspapers T he fact that at least some batches of this year’s flu vaccine, manufactured by Chiron in England, have turned up contaminated and thus will not be allowed to be used in the United States has created something of a crisis. The United States is now short some 48 million doses of flu […]

True cowboy celebrates century of wild-west living

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Frank Dalton, who is nearly all that is left of the old West, according to his friends and family, turns 100 today. One hundred percent cowboy, Dalton is known for his love for livestock, his rough and tumble attitude, and his ability to properly castrate a stallion. “He is […]

Kerry just too soft to hold presidency

By Mona Charon: Syndicated Columnist NEW YORK — I have never seen so many police — and for the first time I really understand Rudolph Giuliani’s love for “New York’s finest.” Convention goers were impressed with their hospitality, their politeness and their restraint in the face of some extremely obnoxious protesters. (Many of the protesters, […]

Cats looking for passing grade in scrimmage

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Senior defensive end Jason Burns (61) is expected to be an impact player this season for the Wildcats. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Passes, passes and more passes. Short ones in the flat. Crossing patterns over the middle, and a few deep balls to keep the defense honest. Clovis High senior cornerback […]

New principal ready for first day

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer As schools around the city resume classes this week, high school students will have a different face in the top office. Jody Balch has taken over as principal at Clovis High School. Andy Sweet resigned in late April following a five-year term at the school. Balch spent 12 years […]