Feb. 13 – Lance in tow

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dan Clay, 76, zooms around Clovis Wednesday in a motorized wheelchair almost every day with his pet poodle Lance in tow. The cart, intended to be hitched onto a bicycle, was modified by Clay for his pets to take a ride with him.

No new info on attempted abduction

CNJ Staff Clovis police said Wednesday they have no new information on an attempted abduction reported by a 14-year-old girl last week. Capt. Patrick Whitney said there have been no other reports of abduction attempts since the Aug. 2 incident, which remains under investigation. “There’s nothing to indicate parents should be keeping their kids locked […]

Unlearned lesson biggest tragedy of all

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When tragedy comes along, it serves nobody well unless a valuable lesson is taught. If that’s the case, it’s tough to admit what’s become of the car crash that killed St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock. Hancock was killed the morning of April 29 when he left a sports bar […]

Laquita Griffith

Mrs. Laquita Joy (Haragan) Griffith, 71, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, in Llano, Texas. She was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Lynn County, Texas, to Thelma and Olin Shelton. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Dale Haragan. Survivors include her second husband, Alvis Griffith; two sons, Randy Haragan of […]

Fall brings day trips — and breakdowns

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist With fall coming, we’ve been talking about weekend trips. Our recreational vehicle is a 1978 Volkswagen camper, the kind with the canvas pop-up top. We bought it in Clovis last year for $800. The bottom is seriously rusted, the heater doesn’t work but the “Happy Camper” (as we call it) […]

Cycle crash kills 2

By Jack King Two motorcyclists died early Sunday after they collided with a tow truck hauling an 18-wheeler near the intersection of Norris Street and Mabry Drive. Timothy Lasiter, 33, of Clovis, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, according to his wife, Shellie Lasiter. Johnnie Vankleeck, 44, of Lovington, died at […]