Brownlee, Billy D.

Billy Dene Brownlee, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at her home northwest of Portales. She was born to Myree and Donald LeRoy Helton on Aug. 13, 1932, in Rose, Okla. Mrs. Brownlee grew up in Fort Sumner, and graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1951. In her youth she was a member of […]

Wireless Internet catching on in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The latest commodity to arrive in some Clovis cafes isn’t coffee-bean inspired. It’s called wireless Internet, wireless fidelity or Wi-Fi for short. In many booming metropolises the service, which allows consumers to log onto the Internet without a cable or telephone connection, arrived long ago. Eastern New Mexico is […]

8/7 Local Roundup

Texico-Farwell highway closing U.S. 70/84 at the Texico-Farwell state line will be closed at 8 a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Wednesday for repairs on the railroad crossing, according to railroad and highway officials. Resurfacing is taking place due to the settling of concrete, which is causing a rough crossing, according to Burlington Northern State Railroad […]

Light crowd shows up as Potter Pool reopens under stricter guidelines

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Veteran lifeguard L.P. Francis said he supports the state’s new guidelines for the city pool. CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The sun beat down Monday on about a dozen of the first swimmers to enter Potter Park pool since the July 13 drowning of 3-year-old Jequon Haynes. Although the […]

Potter Park pool could reopen as soon as Monday

CNJ staff The Potter Park pool could reopen as early as Monday, city officials said. However, opening the pool will be contingent on approval from the state Environment Department. “Right now I have submitted all the necessary paperwork to the Environment Department, and there’s a good chance they will approve our reopening of the pool […]

Drowning victim called ‘good-natured’

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The 3-year-old boy who drowned Wednesday afternoon at Potter Park pool was described by his grandmother as a good-natured child who loved to play outdoors. Jequon Haynes of Dallas died Wednesday in the shallow end of the city-owned Potter Park pool, according to police reports. “He was always in […]

Christian author offers Harry Potter alternative

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Stores such as Hastings in Clovis have already started gearing up for the release of the newest Harry Potter book. CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Leslie Radford: CNj staff writer Since the release of the first Harry Potter book in the mid-1990s, J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular tales of sorcery and witchcraft have been viewed […]

Lack of lifeguards leads to summer pool shortage

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Unlike others, when Sheila Holley gazes at the old, retired, one-time oasis that is the outdoor Play Inc. pool she sees possibility. The pool is by most accounts abandoned — a crack runs through its bottom, seemingly screaming for some heavy duty caulk and a good paint job, but […]

Hazardous duty

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Clovis Fire Department firefighter Aaron Gonzales packs a HAZMAT case which is used to identify potentially hazardous liquids and solids Wednesday in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Four years ago, Clovis was dependent on Cannon Air Force Base’s hazardous materials team in the event of a hazardous spill or […]

Let’s put a stop to Internet chain letters

by Helena Rodriguez If you don’t download this column from our newspaper Web site immediately and forward it to 12 people, you will be struck by lightning. Then as you get up and try to walk away, a bulldozer will run over you. Wait, that’s not all. Before you take your last breath, your lover […]

Edwards, Helen

Helen Marie Edwards, 86, of Friona, Texas, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Parmer County Hospital in Friona, Texas. She was born on April 23, 1918, in Childress, Texas, to Willie and Flora Potter. She moved to Fort Sumner with her family in the 1920s. She married Homer Edwards on June 27, 1937, in Fort […]

Potter brings new wizardry

By Ben Kessler: CNJ movie reviewer While I’m not the biggest fan of Harry Potter, I do think it’s a neat concept. I also like the fact that it’s written by someone from my homeland (insert “Rule Brittania” here). Aside from all that, though, the thing that I like the most about the stories is […]

Langham, Evelyn

Evelyn Langham Services: Have been held. Evelyn Langham, 77, of Gladewater, Texas, died after an illness on Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Gladewater. She was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Locust Grove, north of Fort Sumner, to Henry N. Potter and the former Sadye Julian. She worked as an Avon representative […]

MLK walk set for today

Today’s MLK events 9 a.m. Commemorative walk beginning at Clovis’ Potter Park, followed by a rally at True Victory Church, 250 Main St. Church Elder Benjamin J. Love will be the speaker.

Rattlers run wild

By Mike Linn Don’t get rattled, but the snakes are out. Just ask Elida resident Scott Beard, bitten by a rattlesnake this month while fixing a flat tire. Or the youth group at Dora Baptist Church. They stumbled on one coiled and nervous on the church sidewalk a week ago. Or ask pharmacist Doyle Potter, […]

Local Potter book sales steady

By Janet Bresenham Excitement about the weekend release of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” has reached Clovis readers, but the mania over the fifth in the series by author J.K. Rowling appears to be more subdued on the local front. Sales associates Nikki Reed and Angela Murphy-Dye at B. Dalton Bookstore in […]

Craig, Potter

Potter Craig Services: Have been held. Mr. Potter Craig, 93, of Clovis, a retired cattleman, rancher and order buyer, died Monday, June 3, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 28, 1910, in Quitaque, Texas, to Thomas and Ethmel Potter Craig. He was a member of the Union Masonic Lodge No. 4 in Wagon […]

Vets question if holiday has new meaning

Rick White Somewhere between the time Jim Cowman was growing up in rural Michigan and his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam, the meaning of Memorial Day changed. Cowman, 65, cites a decline in patriotism and a more complex world as reasons why he thinks the national holiday honoring those who died while […]