Carlsbad’s Ross stood out early, locals say

By Rick White: CNJ presentation managing editor Tim King says San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross hasn’t changed much since the days they played together at Carlsbad High School. Same laid-back personality, same violent swing. “It’s really funny to watch him on TV because he acts the same; same big swing, same big smile,” said […]

Our people: Retiree keeps busy

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Courtesy photo Ross was the principal of the Eugene Field Elementary School in 1968. Longtime area educator G.C. Ross, 72, was inducted into Eastern New Mexico University’s Hall of Honor during homecoming celebrations Sept. 25. An alumnus of the university, Ross said he was “very honored. I was humbled to be included in such an […]

Jan. 3 On the shelves

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Library. Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East by Dennis Ross examines long-held, damaging fallacies and presents a concise and far-reaching set of principles that can help America set an effective course of action in the region. The Silent Spirit: A […]

Stabbing, shooting on Ross Street

CNJ staff A Clovis man and his stepfather were in stable but serious condition at a Lubbock Hospital Wednesday after stabbing and shooting each other, according to police. Ricky Johnson, 45, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, while his stepfather Hezekiah Shirley, 61, received a stab wound to the neck. Both men live in […]

Men stab, shoot each other in Ross St. residence

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Crime scene at 1004 Ross St. A Clovis man and his stepfather were in stable but serious condition at a Lubbock Hospital Wednesday after stabbing and shooting each other, according to police. Ricky Johnson, 45, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, while his stepfather Hezekiah Shirley, 61, received a […]

Portales native blasts No. 17

Portales-born Cody Ross hit his 17th home run of the season on Monday for the Florida Marlins.

Officially, it’s a triple

Portales-born Cody Ross had his first triple of the season on Sunday, helping the Florida Marlins snap a three-game losing streak with a 9-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

April 25, 2008 Education Digest

Junior to reperesent Clovis at capital Clovis High School junior Nakesha Ross was chosen to represent Clovis at the National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., in June. Ross, who attends school at the Clovis Freshman Campus, was chosen by Lead America, a national youth leadership organization, based on her grades. Ross is attempting to raise […]

Big day for Portales-born ballplayer

Portales-born Cody Ross started in center field and had three hits for the Florida Marlins on Sunday in their 5-1 loss to Houston.

Authors of state flag salute honored

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Ross stands with a portrait of her grandmother, Lora Vale Oldham, in her home. Oldham fought for Hazel Petty’s unofficial salute to the New Mexico flag to be adopted as the official salute. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Nearly a half century after a Portales organization recognized the […]

11-9-07 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 2 through Wednesday: • Esirigho Oghenerukewe Ofurbie, 29, to Abiola Munirat Yusuf, 26, both of Clovis • William Bowline Harston, 37, of Slaton, Texas, to Larada Kay Paez, 30, of Phoenix • Jeffrey D. Smiley, 33, to Vanessa M. Chavez, 22, both of Clovis […]

Answering the call

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police chaplains, clockwise from left, Frank Sherman, Furgus Tunnell, Dick Ross and Terry Martin all volunteer their time. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer When dispatchers receive 9-1-1 calls, sometimes they send more than the police and emergency medical services. In the case of a traumatic or fatal accidents […]

Hounds finish series sweep of Sul Ross

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Clayton Young went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs and sophomore left-hander Seth Clabaugh earned his first collegiate win Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University rolled over Sul Ross State 9-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds then completed a sweep of the season-opening four-game set […]

5/21 Births

Cox Tucker Ross Cox was born Feb. 24, 2006, to Ross and Toni Cox of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces. He has one brother, Colton, 7. His grandparents are Richard and Sarah Cox of Pleasant Hill; Ken and Carlene Petree of Clovis; Ron and George Ann Jarman of […]

Officer on duty at time of fatal accident

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Lt. Roger Grah was doing routine patrol Monday evening when his police vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Gary Ross, whose agency is investigating the fatality. Delores Jacks, 71, was crossing Mitchell Street around 6:45 p.m. when she was struck, officials […]

Feeding cattle hay by air risky adventure

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The following story was told to Don McAlavy by Mark Hall, a commercial pilot who grew up in Clovis. “In the winter of 1958-59, my dad, L. S. (Bud) Hall,” said Mark Hall “was a partner with Lee Ross and George Hammond in the first aircraft dealership at the new Clovis […]

Tarleton turns back ENMU

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Kwame Darko tries to wrap up Tarleton State running back Derrick Ross on a second-quarter run in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University got a little too big a dose of senior Derrick Ross. Ross, who entered the game […]

10/11 Local Roundup

Staff reports Woman’s identity remains unclear Clovis police are still working to identify a woman found Friday in an alley in the 3100 block of Ross St., according to Capt. Ron Hutchison of the Clovis Police Department. The police have not received any calls that could shed light on the woman’s identity, Hutchinson said. She […]

Interim school superintendent ready to re-retire

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When former Clovis schools superintendent Neil Nuttall accepted a position as president at North Central Missouri College last winter, retired assistant superintendent of instruction G.C. Ross was recruited to serve as interim superintendent. Ross, with more than three decades of experience under his belt, seemed a natural fit, according […]

Officials, police review response to burrito scare

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The underlying seriousness of the Marshall Junior High School burrito scare has not gone unnoticed by school officials and law enforcement agencies. The two groups critiqued last week’s response to the now infamous incident in a meeting Thursday at the school. “This was an opportunity for the different agencies […]