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 […]