Elbert Sanders

Sharna Johnson Large red letters said “extremely urgent” on the draft letter that pulled Sanders away from his new wife… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Elbert Sanders Date of […]

Clovis group enjoys bowhunting

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Paul McAlister, center, and Lonnie Pickel, right, practice at the Clovis Bowhunter’s range north of Ned Houk Park. In the summer the Clovis Bowhunters practice at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Staff photo: John Eisel By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For someone not used to firing an arrow, the pressure bulges in the collar bone, biceps […]

Sanders, Bobie

Bobie Sanders Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bobie Sanders, 72, of Port Arthur, Texas, died Friday, April 22, 2005, in Port Arthur. She was born on Nov. 3, 1932, in Portales, to Mary and William Cole. She grew up in Portales, and was raised by Leo and Mary Stinnett. She married Elton Sanders on April […]

Curnutt, Loretta

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Ms. Loretta Curnutt, 62, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Dimmitt, Texas to L.J. and Hattie Ragland Stapp. She had been a long-time resident of Clovis. For many years she worked for the New Mexico Human Resources Department. She was a member […]

Long-standing Clovis tradition, calf roping, ‘great family fun’

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Dave Eastlake of Amarillo finishes his tie during the first round of the inaugural Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping competition Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Shorty Sanders of Capitan said it’s more American than baseball. Organizer Scot Stinnett […]

Clovis grad to appear on national TV

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer One of Clovis’ own — author and motivational speaker Tim Sanders — will appear Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s TODAYShow. The 1979 Clovis High School graduate said the unique faces and places of Clovis were a source of inspiration for his new book, “The Likeability Factor: How to Boost […]

Friend says Odis, Doris Newman provided fond memories for lifetime.

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Suspect may have used Newmans’ debit bank card. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor David Sanders will never understand why anyone would want to harm Odis or Doris Newman. “They were the kind of people that would open the door to anybody,” he said. “They figured if somebody knocked on their door, they needed something, so […]

Murrell, Arthur

Arthur Murrell Services:Have been held. Arthur Scott Murrell, 78, formerly of Las Cruces, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the home of his sister in Clovis. He was born on June 19, 1926, in Belen, to Mary Davis “Mayme” and Joe T. Murrell. He moved to Clovis in 1928 with his family and graduated from […]

Speaking of war

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Sgt. Shane Sanders, left, posing with his mother Charmain Howard, center, and stepfather Joe Howard, spent 15 months with the U.S Army’s 501st Military Intelligence in Iraq. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Army linguist spent time in two of Saddam Hussein’s palaces. Surrounded by marble walls, Army Sgt. Shane Sanders […]

Sanders hoping for shot in NFL

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Former ENMU receiver Cale Sanders is hoping to still get a shot at the National Football League after dealing with a pair of severe injuries over the past two seasons. File photo By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed […]