Citizens remember those who served

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ronie and Kathy Wall ride a motorcycle Saturday in the Veterans Day Parade on Main Street. Ronie Wall is a Vietnam veteran who was in the Navy for 20 years, he said. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Wanda Montoya watched her grandchildren run around Saturday on a sidewalk near […]

Veterans Day events

The following events are planned in honor of Veterans Day: Today VFW Post 3015 open house — 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 3015, 2815 W. 7th St. Wednesday American Legion No. 117 open house — 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 3015, 2815 W. 7th St. Thursday Veterans breakfast — 8 a.m., Baxter-Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory. Information: […]

Court: Speech once again free in cyberspace

By Freedom Newspapers An Indiana appellate court this month ruled, rightly in our view, that a verdict reached by a circuit court a year ago unconstitutionally violated a young girl’s freedom of speech. In a time where many of our freedoms are being usurped in the name of national security, we must take the time […]

March 25, 1978

Nick Gallegos was named legionnaire of the week by American Legion Post No. 25. … Clovis News-Journal Sports Editor Gary Mitchell was writing a column called The Armchair Athlete. … Steve Johnston, Grayson Wicker and Brad Phillips were among winners at the Pinewood Derby competition at Sandia Elementary. … The Wonderful World of Toys, 1503 […]

Lady Cats rally, beat Hobbs

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Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton tries to avoid defensive pressure from Hobbs’ Stacey Sigala during the Lady Cats late 52-48 victory (Hobbs News-Sun: Timothy Rios) CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls are the District 4-5A regular-season champions again, but it didn’t come without a struggle. Junior guard Ebony Bunton scored a career-best 28 […]

Lady Rams post win at Lovington

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — Portales beat Lovington 65-41 Friday to close out the first half of its District 4-3A schedule undefeated, but Lady Rams coach Brenda Gomez said the score does not necessarily indicate Portales dominance. Senior Briana Hernandez led the Lady Rams with 22 points, including five three-pointers, in her second game since returning […]

Rams post win over Socorro

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Portales senior post Hunter Rackler raises up over Socorro’s Baski Baker, left and Oscar Contreras in the Rams’ 50-46 victory Friday night at the Portales Shootout. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Senior post Chance Sherburne scored a team-high 14 points as Portales controlled the fourth period and beat the […]

Cats roll past Alamogordo

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Clovis senior post Michael Lewis looks to go to the basket in Friday’s game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gym. Lewis finished with 13 points and four rebounds in the Wildcats’ 86-60 victory. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Alamogordo boys basketball coach John Madden said he warned his team […]

Clovis looks for redemption

CNJ staff Last season, Roswell had a strong team, beating both Clovis High and Hobbs twice. Alamogordo also dropped the Cats in their one meeting last year. Clovis High coach J.D. Isler said the Wildcats remember those losses and look forward to repaying Roswell and Alamogordo. The Cats (6-0) square off with the Coyotes at […]

Proper postage aids delivery for holidays

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Worried that your Christmas presents won’t make it for the holiday? Here are some postal guidelines that may help: Mail options: — Express Mail: This option guarantees overnight delivery to most areas, but in some areas, expect mail to arrive within two days. — Priority Mail: Mail should arrive […]

ENMU basketball teams start practice Sunday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Preseason conditioning is behind them, and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are ready for the start of practice on Sunday at Greyhound Arena. First-year women’s coach Linden Weese said the public is welcome to his squad’s opening workout, scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Seventh-year men’s coach […]

Pate, Ruth

Ruth Pate, 81, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 10, 2006, in Clovis. She was born March 2, 1925, in Post, Texas, to Robert and Nora Lee Kiker. She married L.B. Pate on Dec. 19, 1942, in Post. She was active in the hospital auxiliary in Post and Clovis. She was preceded in death by her […]

Memorial day tributes planned

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VFW members Johnny Washington, left, and Donnie Wimberly, both of Clovis, place an American flag on a veteran’s grave Saturday at the Portales Cemetery. Washington is an Air Force veteran and Wimberly an Army veteran. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen […]

Veterans council seeks help finding veterans’ graves

CNJ staff The Joint Veterans Council of Curry and Roosevelt counties will place approximately 2,300 American flags on veterans’ graves this weekend. But each year, council volunteers miss veterans’ graves because there is nothing to indicate veteran status. All veteran organizations have bronze markers that can be purchased to mark veterans’ graves. VFW Post 9515 […]

9/11 movie surprisingly sharp, realistic

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist “United 93” surprised me. I was expecting a large dose of sentimentality, of sugary vignettes from the passengers’ lives, along with a musically enhanced final battle scene. The actual film is so much better than that. It is strikingly realistic. In fact, it contains not a trace of cheap sentiment, […]

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 […]