Lutz, Bobbie

Bobbie Nelson Lutz, 69, of Oklahoma City and formerly of Ragland, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Oklahoma City following an extended illness. Born Dec. 4, 1939, in Lubbock to Robert Lee and Nellie Nelson, she was an instructor of the pre-licensing and post-licensing courses for the Real Estate Learning Center in Oklahoma. She had […]

New Zias coach still in evaluation process

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers As new Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tries to put a team together, he figures it’s better to take his time than to make snap decisions. Weese, who spent more than 20 years as an assistant to Texas Tech women’s coach Marsha Sharp, is busy looking […]

3/26 Organizations

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met March 10 at the club building. Hostesses Marie Wells and Viola McGregor made a sausage and a dish. Everyone else brought an accompanying dish. Thirteen members attended the meeting. Judy Griego and Nadine Fixter spoke about Senior Companions and Foster Grandparents. New members are welcome. For information, […]

Cats face scrappy Vikings

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler believes his team plays better at a fast pace. In that case, tonight’s first-round game of the Class 5A state tournament game at Valley figures to be a battle of tempo. Seeded eighth in the 16-team Class 5A state tournament, Valley (18-8) […]

Labor department employees use real-life experience to help others

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New Mexico Department of Labor employees Matthew Barela, left, and Luis Flores work with veterans at the New Mexico Department of Labor. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Matthew Barela came back home to Clovis in 1993 changed forever after his spinal cord was injured in a land mine explosion in […]

Clovis establishments cited for selling alcohol to minors

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police allege two Clovis businesses sold alcohol to minors on New Year’s Eve during a sting operation by the Department of Public safety. Administrative citations are pending against the American Legion Post 25 and Kelley’s Bar and Grill package store, according to a press release from the Department of […]

Wildcats trying to overcome slow start

CNJ STAFF Clovis coach J.D. Isler said the Wildcats are still trying to play catchup after starting the season late after an extended football season. Take for example, the Cats’ 61-51 loss to Alamogordo on Tuesday. “It was a tough game,” Clovis coach J.D Isler said. “They were just a little bit better than us […]

12/18 Engagements

Garcia/Taylor The late Charles R. Bell of New York and Shirley M. Carroll of Glendale, Ariz., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sharon J. Taylor of Clovis, to Gilbert P. Garcia, also of Clovis. He is the son of the late Marcelino and the late Mary C. Garcia of Clovis. The couple […]

Preventing bribery means reducing government

Freedom Newspapers To paraphrase Lord Acton, Big Government corrupts, and absolute Big Government corrupts absolutely. In the case of former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Calif., who pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense companies, the corruption was reported to have included Persian carpets, silver candelabras, a Rolls-Royce, antique furniture, travel and […]

Lady Bulldogs deal Zias first loss of season

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The fast start came to an abrupt end Thursday night for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias shot only 25 percent, including 5-of-27 from 3-point range, and absorbed a 73-46 shellacking at the hands of Southwestern Oklahoma in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Senior […]

Holiday scams can hurt good intentions

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist The fun-filled holiday season begins this week unless you’re a Scrooge who would rather dump a jar of molasses in the Salvation Army kettle outside Wal-Mart. You probably developed that attitude because you didn’t get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas when you were a kid or a Shirley Temple […]

McKenna, Edward Jr.

Edward McKenna Jr. Services: Have been held. Edward James McKenna Jr., 82, of Clovis, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Sept. 5, 1922, in Baltimore, to Edward J. Sr. and Margaret Legg McKenna. He married Philamean M. Talbott on May 30, 1947, in Baltimore. He retired […]

Pacheco Jr. , Robert

Robert Pacheco Jr. Services: Have been held. Robert Joseph “Bobby” Pacheco Jr., 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 5, 1953, in Portales, to Robert Joseph and Connie Martinez Pacheco. He married Darlene Pacheco on July 16, 2001, in Angel Fire. He served […]

‘Deep Throat’ also great American hero

Freedom Newspapers Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has […]

Memorial Day service celebrates uniqueness of America’s armed forces

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Hundreds of American flags were placed at the graves sites of fallen servicemen and women over the weekend by veterans groups for Monday’s Memorial Day service at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The sky broke open over Clovis and Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens on Monday morning […]

Many veterans plagued by war’s demons

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Mavis Elliott, of Clovis, places flowers on the grave of her grandmother Friday at Mission Garden Cemetery in Clovis. Elliott, along with her sister Lula True, also of Clovis, were at the cemetery to place flowers. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The winter of 1947 was a year of changes […]

Army should be more forthcoming about player death

Freedom Newspapers Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman […]

American Veterans commander visits Clovis

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American Veterans National Commander, William Boettcher, left, talks with New Mexico State Commander Mike “Doc” Tharpe before a meeting Tuesday at Post 14 in Clovis. Boettcher is the first AMVETS National Commander to visit. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A celebratory mood permeated the American Veterans Post 14 on Wednesday […]

‘Believe in Me’ still months from theaters

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A crew member holds a clapboard on the set of “Believe in Me.” Filming wrapped up in November, but producers don’t expect a final product until summer. (File photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Making a feature-length film is a long, drawn-out process. That’s according to independent film producer John Manulis, who aided in […]

Rio Rancho stands between Lady Cats and title game

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Clovis freshman Ebony Bunton played in her first state tournament game in Clovis’ 44-40 win over Gallup on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats face Rio Rancho today in the semifinals. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Rio Rancho coach Bob McIntyre said it’s going to take a great effort by his team […]