War hero mother lost legs, not courage

Tom Philpott “You are a hero,’’ says a man, standing on a curb outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as Army National Guard Maj. Ladda “Tammy” Duckworth walks slowly by, on artificial legs, a cane in each hand. “I’m just trying to survive, man,’’ she laughs. “You’re a hero, a survivor, you’re … “That’s right,” […]

Zias fall at Tarleton State

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]

Cavegirls shut out Lady Cats

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Clovis’ Calie Rush, right, battles Carlsbad’s Lacey Nolen for the ball during the first half of Tuesday’s District 4-5A girls soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Playing one of the only two teams its beaten, Clovis might have taken its District 4-5A opener against […]

Stout, Roberta

Services: services have been held. Mrs. Roberta Stout, 88, of Grady, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 2, 1926, in Clovis, to Robert and Mary Ellen Reed. She was a member of the Broadview Church of Christ. Stout and her husband farmed and ranched all their lives and […]

Prep notes 1/4

By John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer Pampa Harvesters coach Jeff Reed said playing and coaching at Clovis shaped the way he teaches the game. His first coaching experience was helping Clovis assistant coach Mike Hankins with the junior varsity team when he was student teaching. Current Hobbs girls coach Johnny Casaus was his athletic director […]

Hounds fall in OT to Bulldogs

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Jolen Montoya leans on a jumper over Southwestern Oklahoma’s Lonnie Cooks in overtime of Saturday’s game. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ike Smith scored a game-high 21 points, and Jamaal Shell hit a game-tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation to help Southwestern Oklahoma slip away with a 68-61 […]

Anniversaries, Weddings, and Births

Birth: Hunt Kari Hunt, of Fort Sumner, is the parent of KoElle Mae Hunt, a 9 pound 3 ounce girl born on Aug. 3, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Bob and Karla Hunt of Fort Sumner and Dale McIlroy II of Bonsall, Calif. Her great-grandparents are Jimmie Stephenson and […]

ENMU offering class on social effects of baseball

By Rick White Kay Reed loved playing baseball growing up on the West Coast. She remembers sitting on the bench and packing her cheeks full of Big League bubble gum. Her uncle, a former minor league player and coach, would give Reed and his sister tips. She also enjoys watching baseball, especially in person. She’s […]

Reed, Manila

Manila Reed Services: Have been held. Mrs. Manila Azalea Reed, 76, of Clovis, a housewife, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 21, 1927, in Flomot, Texas, to H.A. and Mary Stephens. She attended school in Clovis. She was a member of Central Baptist Church […]

Low expectations are bane of black men

Leonard Pitts Jr. I’m not here to beat up on the old guy. Yes, he offended many people. But slapping him around would be beside the point. I’m talking about Paul Hornung, a pro football hall of famer who won the Heisman trophy as a Notre Dame student in 1956. Last week, he offered an […]

Reed, Helen

Helen Reed Services: Have been held. Helen B. Reed, age 61, of Puerto De Luna, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa. She was born on Nov. 5, 1942, in Pastura, to Benito and Pablita Via Campos. She was raised and attended schools in Santa Rosa. Family members said […]

Food bank not saved by funds

By Glen Seeber Life Saver Food Bank personnel had hoped $50,000 from the state would help “save their bacon,” but the funds were crossed off the capital outlay list on Wednesday. For Nancy Taylor, executive director of the food bank, it was an opportunity to say “cheese” and put on a happy face — but […]

Hester named Rotary citizen of year

CNJ Staff Melrose Mayor Ray Hester was named Rotary Club Citizen of the Year on Monday at the annual Melrose Chamber of Commerce banquet. “He does everything,” Chamber of Commerce member Hank Jordan said of Hester. “He’s all over the place.” Other award winners on Monday included the American Heritage Bank, which was selected Business […]

Ramblin’ Rick

Commentary 911? I think we have a problem Listening to football and basketball games on the radio is the next best thing to being there. It’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions as I listen to the games, unable to see what is going on and trusting the announcer to be my eyes. I’ve become adept […]

Engagements 12/7

Selman-Reed Jim and Janet Selman of Wichita Falls, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jamie Selman of Wichita Falls, to Jay Reed of Clovis, son of Bill and Pam Reed of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Wichita […]

Kisella, Billie

Billie Kisella Services: Have been held Billie Kisella, 77, of Monroe, Wash., formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, in Monroe, Wash. She was born on Sept. 23, 1926, to Torrence and Vada Reed. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Wilt of Monroe, Wash., Joy Caswell of […]

Renovations planned for Clovis schools

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Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent for operations at Clovis Municipal Schools, points out renovations in a Bella Vista classroom Tuesday during a tour of the city’s schools. CNJ photo: Sue Gilmore By Sue Gilmore There are some pretty old schools in Clovis. But, like wine, they keep getting better with age thanks to a decision by […]

Chenault, Tura

Tura Chenault Services: Have been held. Mrs. Tura Ola Chenault, 88, of Clovis, a homemaker and cafeteria worker, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 5, 1914, in Richland, to Silas Franklin and Ida Dove Thompson Beeman. She was a member of 16th and Pile […]

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 […]

Search for well water not in vein

By Don McAlavy John Gordon “Spud” Greaves homesteaded southeast of Elida near Nobe in 1907. He was the father of Gordon Greaves, late publisher of the Portales News-Tribune. This is his story: “With the passing of 1908, we had consumed 80 days in water hauling, and decided if we were to remain on the homestead, […]