Clovis players help team reach ‘Mack’ regional

CNJ STAFF The Albuquerque Cubs, featuring three Clovis High players, captured the state Connie Mack (18-and-under) baseball tournament last weekend in Albuquerque and are in Houston for a five-day, double-elimination regional tournament. The Cubs open the double-elimination tournament at 8 p.m. today (CDT) against the Houston Heat, with the game to be played at the […]

Titles not always revealing

By Clyde Davis I had completed my first year of seminary, and for my life could not understand why my seminary friends were not more accepting of Laura, who was between her junior and senior years of college. She was from Annapolis, a field hockey player with dark, short, wavy hair and the firm femininity […]

Williamson, Betty

Betty Williamson Services: Have been held. Betty McCorkle Williamson, 67, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 22, 2003. She was born on Nov. 29, 1935, in Alamogordo to Robert R. and Vina McCorkle. She graduated from Taos High School in 1954. She married Bud Williamson in 1956. They moved to Albuquerque in 1959. She graduated from […]

ENMU president happy about enrollment

By Jack King Eastern New Mexico University President Steven G. Gamble told the university’s Board of Regents on Saturday he is confident that for the first time since 1988, ENMU’s enrollment of full-time freshmen this fall will exceed 600. Gamble spoke at the regents’ regular meeting in Portales. He added the university’s goal this year […]

Nassif, Charles

Charles Nassif Services: From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at French Mortuary, University Boulevard Chapel in Albuquerque. Mr. Charles A. Nassif, 56, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, on his yacht in Montego Bay. He was born on March 1, 1947. He graduated from Highland High School and Eastern New Mexico […]

Clovis native named to Hall of Leaders

ABILENE, Texas — A Clovis native-turned-educator has been named to the Hardin-Simmons University Hall of Leaders. Henry Bryce Jordan, 78, will be honored by the university for his outstanding career and character, according to university officials. Jordan was born in Clovis on Sept. 22, 1924, and his family later moved to Abilene, where graduated from […]

New ENMU coach likes program’s potential

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Kevin Blaskowski built the Southern Arkansas University softball program from scratch, capped off by a 30-win season this spring. But the North Dakota native believes he has a better chance of getting to the NCAA Division II national tournament at Eastern New Mexico University. Blaskowski won a three-way battle to […]

Christian school graduates 12

Janet Bresenham Tobias “Tobi” Knierim traveled a great distance to attend Clovis Christian School. Knierim, 18, moved to Clovis in August from his hometown of Langenburg, Germany, a small town of about 2,000 people in the southern part of the country. “I just wanted to be in a Christian school,” Knierim said. “I had never […]

Senior grows with college experience

By Mike Linn PORTALES — They’ve met significant others; learned to function on little or no sleep; and have merrily embraced the university social scene during their time at Eastern New Mexico University. Now they move on, a degree on their resume and memories to last a lifetime tattooed safely in their minds. Some call […]

Pitcher delivers art

By Eric Butler Brian Cronk is a former minor league baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. But he’s also an artist — and we’re not talking about the walks he’s drawn on the diamond. Blank sheets of paper in Cronk’s hands often turn into sketches. Most are composites of already existing characters, but with […]