After lunar mission, Earth next frontier

Freedom New Mexico Forty years ago this weekend, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were the most famous men on the planet. And they were some 240,000 miles from it. They were circling the lunar surface preparing to set down for what would become one of humanity’s greatest achievements. On Monday, we will […]

Aug. 22, 2008 Religion Digest

End of summer services to be held First Church of the Nazarene is holding an end of summer roundup Sunday. There will be a special worship service at 10:30 a.m. with music by Billy Borden, Pat Boone, Michael Dean and Neil Delk. Lunch will be served on the grounds following the service from 12 p.m. […]

In tribute: Wildcats fan remembered for dedication

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Neil Hutchins never played football; not even once. He couldn’t — he was born with an incomplete spine. In spite of his condition, Hutchins was a huge football fan. “He’s one of the biggest Clovis Wildcats fans that ever lived,” Larry Hutchins, Neil’s brother, said. Neil was born with […]

In tribute: Student remembered for determination

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Family members said Samuel Kuni never let his size or his handicap keep him down. Born four months premature and later handicapped with impaired vision, Kuni had a huge heart, they said. Kuni, 12, died on Oct. 3 at a Lubbock hospital from complications due to a staph infection, […]

Smelley, Archie

Archie Smelley Services:Have been held. Archie “Short” Smelley, 92, of Clovis, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on May 16, 1913, in Denton County, Texas, to Sylvester Newton and Ider Mae Jackson Smelley. He moved to Clovis from Lubbock in 1955. He owned and operated American Metals […]

Superintendent trying to better himself

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “What do you think about the possibility of Neil Nuttall leaving Clovis schools for a college in Missouri? He’s one of four finalists for that job. Has he been a good superintendent? Are Clovis schools better today than when he arrived seven years ago?” Some […]

Cues crucial in Clovis Community College play

By Helena Rodriguez Pulling off a wildly funny Neil Simon play where rumors fly and doors constantly open and shut is not about location, said actress Trenity J. Hill, it’s about timing. Cues are relative in Clovis Community Colleges’ upcoming play, “Rumors,” which another cast member, Chris Journey, describes not so much as a “whodunit,” […]