Baskett’s CHS peers watching with interest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent J.C. Pacheco can easily remember one of the first times that Hank Baskett was tried out at wide receiver. He recalls the pure athleticism, the jumping ability, the good hands, the overall potential. Of course, it’s a fonder memory for Pacheco than most defensive backs because the two were teammates […]

Roosevelt downs Zia to force ‘if’ game

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By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The second match-up between Roosevelt County and Clovis Zia in the New Mexico District 3 9-10 division tournament produced a different outcome than the first as Roosevelt County cruised to an 11-1 win on Tuesday night at Rotary Park. Roosevelt thus forced a second game for the championship […]

Supreme Court swing vote tends toward confusion

Freedom Newspapers The case that will be remembered from the most recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court is Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the court told President Bush that he couldn’t simply create military commissions — especially commissions authorized to deliberate and render decisions with the defendant not even present — without authorization from […]

Hughes, Edna

Edna Irene Smith Hughes, 79, of Texico, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare, Clovis. She was born April 26, 1926, in Little Rock, Ark., to George and Ruth Smith. She was a member of High Plains Baptist Church in Clovis. Family members said she enjoyed cooking and sewing. She was preceded in […]

3/31 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 23 through Wednesday: • Angelo Ramos, 40, to Celeste Rave Pettit, 30, both of Clovis. • Kyle James Martin, 22, to Samantha Ashley Mishler, 21, both of Cannon Air Force Base. • Raymond Michael Littlefield, 46, to Julie Ann Littlefield, 42, both of Clovis. […]

Supreme Court supports right to say ‘no’

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist The other day, the Supreme Court did something surprising. It said that if a man stands at the threshold of his own house and tells the police they may not enter without a warrant, then — get a load of this, willya? — they may not enter without a warrant. […]

Roberts, Grayson

Grayson Roberts, 85, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Garrison Geriatrics Center in Lubbock. He was born May 23, 1920, in Clovis to Jack and Sally Roberts. He started school in Clovis in 1926 and graduated in 1939. He married Azleet Randol on Feb. 2, 1941. He was a farmer and worked for the […]

2/4 Barry honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Blake Capati, Malik Chevry, Kiernan Cole, Skylar LeClear, Colton Martin, Dalton Roberts, Claire Shetler, Conner Williams A/B Honor Roll: Nichele Hyman, Taylor Moulton, Bianca Navarro, D’Anna Pleasant, John Rabang, Jacob Stackable, Janae’ Travier, Brandon Walston, Jimmy Wenger Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Navarra Benton, Savannah Ellis, Geoffrey Holmes, Kyla Myers, […]

Roberts-Jones, Pansy F.

Pansy Farrington Roberts-Jones, 96, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 16, 1909, in Kelly (Gould), Okla., to Benjamin Franklin and Mable Clara Roberts. She completed grammar school in Harmon County, Okla. in 1925. In 1928, she attended Draughon’s Business College in Wichita Falls, Texas, on […]

Roberts, Bessie

Bessie Roberts, 97, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born Aug. 29, 1908. She married Jadie Roberts in 1927. She retired from Rockwell Industries in California and moved to Clovis in 1969 with her husband. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Family members said she loved her […]