Muleshoe track star Withrow will pursue heptathalon career at ACU

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Muleshoe junior Jessica Withrow, seen here long-jumping, will compete in the heptathalon at Abilene Christian University. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MULESHOE — Muleshoe senior Jessica Withrow never had much experience doing things like throwing a javelin, until recently. But in the changing world of track and field, Withrow will get to experience it next […]

Moore, Randy C.

Randy C. Moore Services: Have been held. Randolph “Randy” Cleo Moore, 54, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 21, 1950, in Clovis, to Charles Hughes Moore and Georgian Mozelle Phillips Moore. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1968. He served in Vietnam in […]

‘HYPE’ to counter Moore film

By Mike Linn: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College officials are inviting students to view a movie on Monday that contradicts Fahrenheit 9/11, the anti-Bush film shown Thursday that garnered numerous calls from students, teachers and community members who thought the viewing was in poor taste. FahrenHYPE 9/11, which challenges filmmaker Michael Moore’s anti-Bush documentary, […]

No small feat

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Clovis senior Nick Welsh is tied for sixth on the team with 22 tackles and leads the team with five passes defended. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Straddling a bench in the Clovis locker room before practice, Nick Welsh grows increasingly agitated about questions directed at his size. Although he […]

ENMU does Coward classic ‘Blithe Spirit’

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Anne Beck, director of Eastern New Mexico University’s production of “Blithe Spirit,” said she chose the play to bring laughter to people in a time when the national landscape is intense. “Because it was a comedy, I thought it would be appropriate and needed,” she said. Her reasons for […]

Engagements, weddings, anniversaries

Engagement Noblett-Fergus Alton and Jennifer Noblett of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Olivia Noblett of Thornton, Colo., to Christan Fergus of Clovis, son of Don and Claire LaBelle of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 12, 2004, in Lubbock. The reception will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. […]

Rogers, Vera

Vera Rogers Services: Have been held. Mrs. Vera Rogers, 89, of Elida, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Gwendolyn and Henry W. Davis. They moved to Elida when she was young. She graduated from Elida High School in […]

Area team wins national youth softball title

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers sports writer It’s not the Clovis-Portales Speed’s fault there were only three teams in the 12-and-under division of the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreational national tournament last weekend in Moore, Okla. The Speed took care of its business, sweeping four games in double-round-robin play and then routing the Moore-based Angels 18-7 […]

High Plains Rodeo still going strong

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Garrett Woodall of Gardendale, Texas, fails to complete his ride in the 8-and-under calf riding Tuesday at the 2004 High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Keith Moore liked the idea of his son and daughter taking part in junior rodeos because […]

Ronstadt broke professional promise

By Tibor Machan “Those who complain that (Linda) Ronstadt should just sing, rather than express her opinions, forget that all art has a responsibility to inspire and provoke, not just soothe and entertain.” Those are the words of George Varga, the pop music critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, in the wake of Ronstadt’s […]

Man of the movies

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By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent At 13, Abby Parrish started his first job working at the Varsity drive-in movie theater in Portales. Nearly 45 years later, Parrish still enjoys the lights and nights. He’s enjoyed a career managing movie theaters, from Carlsbad to Uvalde, Texas. He’s been in Clovis since 1980, where he’s now general […]

In ‘Fahrenheit,’ exaggerations are a distraction

CNJ Editorial In the plus column, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the documentary film by Michael Moore, offers a handful of telling peeks behind the curtain of the workings of the U.S. government. On the negative side, the film is another take on Moore’s simplistic leftist vision of all that is wrong with America. After the U.S.A. Patriot […]

Filmmaker not alone in spewing venom

By Mona Charon: Syndicated Columnist Theaters are filling up with fans of Michael Moore — a propagandist who makes Oliver Stone look like Alistair Cooke. Moore is, of course, free to say that the war on terror is a clever cover story for George W. Bush’s attempt to line his own pockets. Or to suggest […]

Filmmaker claims of being censored are unfounded

Michael Moore As a filmmaker, Michael Moore makes full use of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. In fact, his type of in-your-face movies possibly rely more on those protections than, say, Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Moore has made a career of tweaking the noses of people in high places. And […]

Voters swarming county office

Political Notebook The Curry County clerk’s office is busy these days. County Clerk Mario Trujillo said last week 320 people have voted early at his office for the June 1 primary. Also, his office has mailed out 159 absentee ballots. Those figures, he says, are higher than other primaries. “Well I do know that it […]

Honor Rolls 5/2

New Mexico State University The following local students have been named to the fall 2003 semester dean’s honor roll at New Mexico State University: Clovis: Kimberly Anne Borden, Haley Michele Brown, Joe Mark Clayton, Leslie D Ann Dodge-Brewer, Laurie Marie Epps, Cody R. Garrett, Amber Kaye Hudson, Timothy Owen Jobe, Marina Reina McGhee, Clinton Craig […]

Cats able to fill graduation gaps

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Clovis sophomore Eric Smith, seen diving for a ball during fly-ball drills at Wednesday’s practice, is in his first year of high school baseball in America after spending five years playing baseball in England. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger knew he had holes to fill around a solid core […]

Hounds eliminated from postseason chase

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Any slim hopes the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team had of making the Lone Star Conference tournament went by the wayside quickly against Abilene Christian. ACU catcher J-Bob Thomas drew a tie-breaking, bases-loaded walk in a five-run eighth as Abilene Christian beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-6 to complete […]

Area lawmaker: Gorham situation ‘disappointing’

David Arkin An eastern New Mexico lawmaker said in-party GOP fighting that led to the resignation of the party’s leader is disappointing. State Sen. Ramsay Gorham on Wednesday resigned as chairwoman of the state Republican Party. She doesn’t plan to seek re-election to her Senate seat. Gorham has been under fire from some party members […]

Tuesday prep baseball linescores

CNJ STAFF Junior varsity at Brady Field First game Clovis 14, Goddard 6 Goddard 012 30 — 6 9 3 Clovis 433 4x — 14 12 1 2B — Goddard, Chavez. Clovis, Simon Salguero, Jordan Moore 2. HR — Goddard, Hardison. Clovis, Chase Denton, Salguero. Top Clovis hitters — Moore 3-4, Daniel Casarez 2-3. Clovis […]