Loading


Logo


Weather
Fair and 69.0°F
WindsNorth at 13.8 MPH (12 KT)
- Click Here For More Weather -
69.0°F

Home  »   Archive  »   March 2004

Archive For March 2004

Melrose man sentenced to two years
March 31st, 2004
A 70-year-old farmer from Melrose on Wednesday was sentenced to two years in state prison for vehicular homicide, despite warnings from his attorney that prison time could be a death sentence. Distri...


Republicans outnumber Democrats
March 31st, 2004
Republicans are No. 1 in Curry County. For the first time in the county’s 95-year history, there are more registered Republicans than Democrats, according to the New Mexico Secretary of State’s W...


Discrimination lawsuit against CCC settled
March 31st, 2004
A Clovis woman who filed a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination against Clovis Community College has received an out-of-court settlement. The settlement provides $24,000 to Angelina Baca-Rodriguez...


4/1
March 31st, 2004
TODAY Pintores Art League Inc. — 6:30 p.m. at the Main Artery, 509 Main. Bronzing demonstration. Details: 742-3112. Strength Sisters — 7 p.m. First Methodist Church. Cancer support group for women...


Area lawmaker: Gorham situation 'disappointing'
March 31st, 2004
An eastern New Mexico lawmaker said in-party GOP fighting that led to the resignation of the party’s leader is disappointing. State Sen. Ramsay Gorham on Wednesday resigned as chairwoman of the stat...


Unknown teens find woman's cat after long search
March 31st, 2004
With the recent rash of crime, Jackie Zimmerman said she was scared early Wednesday morning when she hit the dark streets near her home on West 17th Street in search of her injured cat. The elderly w...


Cross, Dennis
March 31st, 2004
Dennis Cross Services: Have been held. Dennis Lee Cross, 55, of Dallas, formerly of Clovis, died March 29, 2004, in Wise County, Texas. He was born on Oct. 17, 1948, in Clovis. He was a graduat...


Award-winning teacher says newspapers are great instructional tool
March 31st, 2004
Cameo Elementary third-grade teacher Mary Finifrock de Parez remembers when as a little girl her dad taught her to read the newspaper. “I wanted my students to have the same joy,” she said. “I...


Education calendar
March 31st, 2004
Today • Ryan Sanders, 12, will discuss bow and arrow safety at a Zia Elementary assembly at 2 p.m. • First and second grade musical at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Elementary gym...


Education briefs
March 31st, 2004
CCC announces new food service training program Clovis Community College’s Department of Business and Industry in association with the New Mexico Restaurant Association, is offering a new Foo...


Prep notes
March 31st, 2004
NOT SURPRISINGLY, MULESHOE’S first-year softball program is relying heavily on sophomores, but the Lady Mules aren’t at a disadvantage — the other two teams comprising District 2-3A, Litt...


Walks costly for Hounds at Highlands
March 31st, 2004
LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Less than 24 hours after committing 10 errors in a game, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team turned in an errorless performance Wednesday afternoon against New Mexico H...


Texico pounds out 19 hits in district opener
March 30th, 2004
SANTA ROSA — Texico staked Braden Vaughan to a five-run lead and the junior right-hander made it stand as the Wolverines opened District 7-1/2A play Tuesday with a 15-4 win over Santa Rosa. Third b...


Eastern boots away win
March 30th, 2004


Accused child abusers arrested in Tucumcari
March 30th, 2004
TUCUMCARI — A married couple wanted for felony child abuse in connection with the death of their infant girl in Colorado were apprehended by New Mexico State Police around 4 p.m. Monday near Tucumca...


ENMU student dies in car crash
March 30th, 2004
An Eastern New Mexico University sophomore was killed near Amherst, Texas, while heading back from spring break. Monica Martinez, 20, died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 84 near Amherst...


Easter egg hunt comes to CCC
March 30th, 2004
The call has gone out for goodies — lots of goodies. “We are going to have an Easter egg hunt and carnival, and we are looking for donations,” said Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis-Cu...


3/31
March 30th, 2004
TODAY Senior Community Service Employment Program — Job opportunities to Senior citizens 55 and older. Details: 473-0428. American Legion Post 25 Bingo — 7 p.m. 2400 West 7th Street. Details: 763-...


Hintz, Sylvia
March 30th, 2004
Sylvia Hintz Services: Have been held. Sylvia M. Hintz, 95, of Portales, died Monday, March 29, 2004, in Las Cruces. She was born on Feb. 8, 1909, in House, Territory of New Mexico, to J.H. and...


European decision against Microsoft is double jeopardy
March 30th, 2004
Despite the settlement in 2001 of the U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., the European Union is continuing its attack on the software firm. In the U.S. case, Microsoft was allowed to conti...


Greene Acres Lake has a dark history
March 30th, 2004
It seems strange that in all the incidents of life the greatest tragedies come in the hours when least expected. On the morning of Monday, April 29, 1919, a 12-year-old boy, Hubert Bell, son of a pro...


Race's salvation is in becoming whole
March 30th, 2004
Somehow, for black people, it always comes down to fractions. At the beginning, there was that unpleasantness about the Constitution counting us as three-fifths of a human being. More recently, fracti...


Domenici requests funds for cheese plant roadway
March 30th, 2004
U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici will request federal funding to improve the roadway infrastructure in Curry County to serve the new Southwest Cheese Plant, he said in a news release Tuesday. Domenici, a senio...


Court lets $9 million judgment stand
March 30th, 2004
A Clovis couple is happy the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal of a nearly $9 million judgment against a Utah developer stemming from a dispute involving the development of North Plains Mall in Clov...


Gatlin returns to Friona for job
March 30th, 2004
Lance Gatlin has been appointed to become administrator of Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona upon the retirement of the current administrator, Bill Neely. The 33-year-old Gatlin said Monday h...


Police Blotter 3/31
March 30th, 2004
Staff at the Children, Youth and Families Division called police about 8:30 a.m. Thursday to report that a client believed her husband has been storing child pornography on their home computer and sex...


This offer Is too good to pass up!
March 30th, 2004
“THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!” proclaims the optic yellow sticker stuck on the catalog. “If you haven’t just ordered, this is your last chance!” I’ve seen these stickers before. The catalog...


Kenemore, George
March 29th, 2004
George W. Kenemore, 73, of Clovis died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on May 25, 1930, to George and Mary Kenemore. He grew up in Clovis. A veteran of the Kor...


Business Digest 3/30
March 29th, 2004
Local dealership in Top 100 — again High Plains Harley-Davidson of Clovis has been named one of the Top 100 dealerships across North America for retail design and merchandising approaches —...


Saturday is National Trading Card Day
March 29th, 2004
Free sample cards will be given away across the nation. Visitors to The Sports Angle on Saturday will get some collector’s edition trading cards for free as part of National Trading Card Da...


Chili's hot for Clovis
March 29th, 2004
A Chili’s Grill & Bar Family Restaurant will open in Clovis this fall, a spokesman for Brinker International Inc. said Monday. “We’re very excited to be bringing Chili’s to Clovis,” Chris B...


Police say 13-year-old guman held up store
March 29th, 2004
Clovis police arrested a 13-year-old runaway on Sunday evening, alleging he threatened to kill a clerk while robbing an Allsup’s store. The Clovis News Journal is withholding the accused robber’s...


3/30
March 29th, 2004
TODAY Clovis High School Wildcat Football Booster Club — 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Lecture Hall. Game film will be shown. Details: 760-3400 or 769-1975. Senior Community Service Employment Program — Jo...


Congress should rethink Medicare with cooler heads
March 29th, 2004
So far as we know, there’s no precedent for a court invalidating a law because it was based on false or deceptive premises (perhaps because that could put half the laws on the books in jeopardy). B...


Readers: Covered arena not part of deal
March 29th, 2004
A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Curry County’s latest plan to build a special events center by refurbishing the rodeo arena at the county fairgrounds. Some responses: “It...


Media has the power to halt mudslinging
March 29th, 2004
Every election year, politicians massage, manipulate and sometimes outright distort the facts in order to get elected. When the contest is over, journalists gather at jaw jaws like the Joan Shorenste...


Clovis seniors all-district
March 29th, 2004
All-District 4-5A Boys First team Ervin Youmans, Sr., Hobbs; Daniel Faris, Jr., Eldorado; Rodney Ferguson, Sr., Manzano; Justin Pinckney, Sr., Clovis; Bud Willis. Sr., Clovis; Andrew Kabler, Sr...


Break time is over, it's back to school
March 29th, 2004
Students in Clovis and throughout the area return to school today after a week of spring break vacation. Here is what some of them and their parents had to say about time away from school. ------- ...


Clovis mayor to take flight with USAF
March 29th, 2004
Clovis Mayor David Lansford will take flight on Tuesday, courtesy of the United States Air Force. The mayor’s flight will be in a two-seater F-16 jet normally used for training purposes at Cannon A...


ENMU finds middle ground in crime report
March 28th, 2004
Eastern New Mexico University ranks in the middle of the pack among the state’s four-year colleges and universities for major crimes, liquor and drug law violations. Universities and colleges submi...


Scalia must be more vigilant outside of court
March 28th, 2004
W e normally approve of the way Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reasons. The smart, sometimes pugnacious justice consistently resists the temptation to legislate from the bench. Still, we wish...


Beware faulty memories at reunions
March 28th, 2004
Here’s a knee jerker for you nostalgia buffs — beware of reunions! They’re hazardous to your mental health and won’t do your liver any favors either. I recently participated in a reunion of so...


Initiatives by Congress may be too costly
March 28th, 2004
A senior Defense official has warned Congress against creating an entitlement-rich military the nation cannot afford. Charles S. Abell, principal deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and re...


Suddenly hot Hounds finish off Rattlers
March 28th, 2004
PORTALES —After surpassing last year’s win total a day earlier, Eastern New Mexico completed a three-game sweep of sixth-ranked St. Mary’s on Sunday with a 12-6 victory at Greyhound Field. The...


Cats sweep weekend road games
March 28th, 2004
ALAMOGORDO — The Clovis High baseball team enjoyed a relatively relaxing weekend away from home as it tuned up for the start of District 4-5A play. The Wildcats pounded out 43 hits in three games,...


Lady Cats lose in consolation finals
March 28th, 2004
RIO RANCHO — A troubled start on Saturday put Clovis in an early hole against Anthony Gadsden. And though the Lady Wildcats rallied to tie the Panthers, Gadsden held on for a 5-4 win. The loss kept...


Ramblin' Rick
March 28th, 2004
There’s an evil invading local golf circles, driven by money-grubbing greed. It’s not the course owners, although a premier layout can put a significant dent in the Average Joe’s paycheck. It...


Hounds sweep St. Mary's
March 28th, 2004


Wildcats dominate own meet
March 28th, 2004


County nixed for overpass special grant
March 27th, 2004
In a process a Clovis official called “blatant favoritism,” and which may have violated its own regulations, the state Community Development Council failed to award key funding to a project to bui...


Down-home country jamboree comes to entertain young, old
March 27th, 2004
FLOYD — More than 500 people — a full house of young and old — heard some 40 soloists sing songs, play guitars and show off their talent Saturday night at the Floyd Lions Club 54th Annual Countr...


Big Brothers, Big Sisters try to mend sibling rivalry
March 27th, 2004
Local Big Brothers and Big Sisters officials are hoping a meeting on Tuesday with the Roswell agency will ease tensions between the two entities and get the Clovis agency back up and running. The Clo...


Grand jury to decide charge in gun death
March 27th, 2004
Ninth Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter said the Mark Madrid case will be sent to a grand jury to determine what charges he should face. “It could possibly be a first-degree murder, second-deg...


Police Blotter 3/28
March 27th, 2004
About 1:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to the apartment office at 1000 N. MLK regarding a woman who had been attacked several days earlier. The woman told police she had left her car and begun to wa...


Bryant, DeWayne
March 27th, 2004
DeWayne Bryant Services: Have beenheld. DeWayne Bryant, 58, of Clovis died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at his home. He was born April 12, 1945, in Carrizozo to Annie Ruth and Leonard Bryant. He...


Freedom takes first in journalism contest
March 27th, 2004
AMARILLO — The (Texas) Panhandle Press Association on Saturday awarded the Clovis News Journal its General Excellence award for the third consecutive year. The General Excellence honor is the press...


3/28
March 27th, 2004
TODAY Reach for Tomorrow — Needs volunteers for youth activities. Details: 762-8385. Parents Anonymous — Needs volunteers for childrens program workers 2 to 4 hours a week. Details: 762-8385. Chil...


Accusations get more attention than retractions
March 27th, 2004
Army Capt. James “Yousef” Yee and former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill might seem to have little in common. But both have recently felt the sting of high-profile accusations from high governme...


Base's kindness shows community spirit
March 27th, 2004
I moved to Clovis almost a year ago from California and almost every day I am amazed by the people here. It is completely different here; everyone is so friendly. If events reported in the story about...


County's change of heart is encouraging
March 27th, 2004
Welcome to the new Curry County, where government officials say they have nothing to hide. We’ve heard the words before. Now those words have been backed up with some action in the past 10 days. Las...


Workshop to inform on free info
March 27th, 2004
Attorneys who work for the state of New Mexico will hold a workshop on the Open Meetings Act and the Inspection of Public Records Act on Friday in Clovis. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon...


Free flights, new drug give Clovis man hope
March 27th, 2004
Gary Flintom of Clovis, who was diagnosed Jan. 15 with pancreatic cancer, is being treated in San Antonio, Texas, with a new experimental drug that can shrink tumors 70 to 80 percent, he said Friday. ...


Volunteers save day for nonprofits
March 26th, 2004
‘Free’ labor helps agencies provide services to clients. April is Volunteer Month in Clovis and Curry County. In celebration of Volunteer Month, the Curry County United Way will honor a vo...


Take me out to the ballgame
March 26th, 2004
The wind, blowing warm out of the southwest, fits the relaxed atmosphere. It’s a place where you can, if needed, get up, go and do some work, and then come back. The games will last all afternoon an...


Engagements 3/28 - Kirkland-Bradley, Cortese-Autrey
March 26th, 2004
Kirkland-Bradley Duke and Rhonda Kirkland of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andi Kirkland of Farwell, to Lance Bradley of Clovis, son of Walter and...


Weddings 3/28 - Sweet
March 26th, 2004
Sweet Keri Kristine Schneider of Whiteboro, Texas, and Kane Sweet of Lubbock were joined in marriage on Dec. 20, 2003, at the Woods Street Church of Christ in Sherman, Texas. Tracy Fleet offici...


Birthdays 3/28 - Franklin
March 26th, 2004
Franklin Loyd Franklin of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. April 3 at the West 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by his children, Ge...


Births 3/28 - Casanova
March 26th, 2004
Casanova Tonya Wilson and Dave Casanova of Grants are the parents of an 8-pound, 5.6-ounce boy, Alex John Casanova, born on Dec. 23, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. His grand...


Graduates 3/28
March 26th, 2004
Wayland Baptist University — Clovis Campus Area students received degrees during spring commencement exercises conducted by Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus, held at Central Baptist C...


Organizations 3/28
March 26th, 2004
Pleasant Hill Woman’s Club The Pleasant Hill Woman’s Club met on March 19 with 10 members present. The program given by Stan Jones, Curry County Extension Agent, was on Xeriscape. (Using li...


School Menus 3/28
March 26th, 2004
Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Macaroni and cheese, celery sticks with peanut butter, roll rosey applesauce, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and crea...


Senior Happenings 3/28
March 26th, 2004
La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m., Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m., HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m., Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m., Bingo; 1:30 p....


Rezoning request, variance voted down by commissioners
March 26th, 2004
Zoning issues and a discussion of growth in Clovis dominated much of Thursday’s City Commission meeting. The commissioners unanimously voted down a request by Joseph Riccardi of Portales to rezone p...


Research backs up city employees’ claims of being underpaid, says co...
March 26th, 2004
In a recent survey, Clovis city workers indicated they feel they are underpaid — and research validates their feelings, a human resources consultant told city commissioners Thursday night. Mike Sw...


CCC president interviews at Austin Community College
March 26th, 2004
Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, on Wednesday and Thursday was in Austin, Texas, interviewing and answering questions as a finalist for the president’s position at Austin Com...


No. 8 Fort Hays knocks off Greyhounds
March 25th, 2004
LIBERAL, Kan. — Fort Hays State jumped on Eastern New Mexico University starter Jimmy Wells early and took advantage of four Greyhounds errors for a 9-3 victory Thursday afternoon. The Hays, Kan.-b...


Academy edges Lady Cats
March 25th, 2004
RIO RANCHO — The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ softball team was walking a thin line on Thursday. And, in such cases, the mere distance of a foot can be a big thing. That was the clearance margin for a b...


Bedinger, Ken
March 25th, 2004
Ken Bedinger Services: Have been held. Ken Bedinger, 60, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1943, in Portales to Lillie and Andrew E. Bedinger. His f...


Religion briefs 3/26
March 25th, 2004
Fellowship hosting free seminar this weekend House of Prayer Fellowship in Clovis is hosting a free financial seminar this weekend with Brian Lockhart of Legacy Ministries. According to David L...


Calendar 3/26
March 25th, 2004
Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults —...


Parkland to use Easter drama
March 25th, 2004
Baptist church presenting 'Beyond My Fault' this holiday. When David Walstad, minister of music and senior adults at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, was studying music in seminary, he and h...


Police Blotter 3/26
March 25th, 2004
About noon Jan. 19, high school security staff called Clovis police regarding a public fight at the 1500 block of Reid. Upon arrival, police noticed a group of students jumping the fence into an adjac...


3/26
March 25th, 2004
TODAY AARP/55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program — Clovis Community College, Room 104, preregistration is necessary. Cost is $10 per person made payable to AARP/55 Alive; for pre-registration call Carolyn...


Missile strike on Hamas leader puts U.S. in peril
March 25th, 2004
Beyond the loss of life, beyond the near-certainty that the killing of Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin will prompt further bombings in or against Israel, the action places the United States in a deli...


Amidst all the change, there is a constant
March 25th, 2004
When I was 8 years old, our family vacationed in California where we visited relatives. We were eager to see our cousins but really more excited about the new attraction in Los Angeles: Disneyland. We...


Nine years later, Selena's death still hurts
March 25th, 2004
Some people remember exactly what they were doing when JFK was shot on Nov. 22, 1963, or exactly what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001. I remember exactly what I was doing on March 31, 1995. I was...


Amos - a view from under the pew: Reflecting on Christ's suffering
March 25th, 2004
amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation...


Brown president's slavery claims a con
March 25th, 2004
The president of Brown University has appointed a committee to look into the history of the connections of that institution to the slave trade. This is to be no academic exercise of scholarly research...


Hounds sweep Panhandle State
March 24th, 2004
The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds rallied from two runs down with a six-run, seventh inning to defeat Oklahoma Panhandle State 11-8 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. A fifth-inning tripl...


Shooting suspect secured
March 24th, 2004


City makes plan for storm water
March 24th, 2004
Few people worry about storm-water runoff in a drought, officials admitted, but the subject generated almost two hours of debate at Wednesday’s meeting of the city’s public works committee. The...


PHS student to advise governor
March 24th, 2004
Gov. Bill Richardson has many advisors. On Monday he added Portales High School’s Joderick Rodriquez to the list. Richardson swore in Rodriquez and 56 other high school students to the New Mexico Y...


March 25, 2004
March 24th, 2004
TODAY Autism Family Support Group — 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church. Details: 769-3730. Ned Houk Stock Car Racing Club — 7 p.m. Red Cross Office at 2nd and Main Streets (use Main St. entrance). R...


Clovis musician selected in contest
March 24th, 2004
Santa Fe Pro Musica will present Clovis High School senior Julie Barnard as an honorable mention selection of Pro Musica’s Seventh Annual Young Artists Scholarship Competition. Barnard performed t...


Recount in Taiwan election will slow country's progress
March 24th, 2004
W hen the United States advises other coun- tries around the world to emulate its demo- cratic ways, it probably doesn’t mean having elections so close that they resemble Florida in 2000 and lead...


What is Rush and Gov. Bill's real story?
March 24th, 2004
Who says the Hatfields and McCoys can’t get along? Think Israel will never come to terms with Palestinians? Think again. The war between the sexes will soon end. Ted Kennedy and Newt Gingrich will g...


Price-gouging law will dampen charity
March 24th, 2004
The Virginia Senate just passed the Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act of 2004, which now awaits Gov. Mark Warner’s signature. In part, the act says, “During any time of disaster, it sh...


Tuesday prep baseball linescores
March 24th, 2004
Junior varsity at Brady Field First game Clovis 14, Goddard 6 Goddard 012 30 — 6 9 3 Clovis 433 4x — 14 12 1 2B — Goddard, Chavez. Clovis, Simon Salguero, Jordan Moore 2. HR — Goddard,...


Hounds gain series split at NW Oklahoma
March 24th, 2004
ALVA, Okla. — Junior right-hander Jesse Garcia-Perez pitched five innings of three-hit relief and junior Mark Wallace belted a pair of solo home runs as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball te...


Withrow gets a jump on track
March 24th, 2004


Argument ends with man's death
March 23rd, 2004
A 21-year-old Clovis man is being held on murder charges in connection with Monday night’s shooting of two Clovis men, one of whom died at the scene. Mark Madrid faces an open count of murder in co...


U.S. in danger of losing already modest tax cuts
March 23rd, 2004
T he House Budget Committee recently rejected legislation that would have prevented future tax cuts unless they are “paid for” by spending cuts or increases in other taxes. If the proposal ha...


Woman finally got used to New Mexico
March 23rd, 2004
Lula Mae (Ikard) Pack was born at Ninnekay, Okla. She said Ninnekay was a route, not a town, close to Chickasha, which was 15 miles away. The family sometimes left home at 5 a.m. in a wagon wrapped in...


Rappers' civil rights violations concern all
March 23rd, 2004
Are Miami police spying on rap artists? And should it matter to you if they are? How you answer the first question depends on who you choose to believe. According to a recent story by Miami Herald rep...


Three run for Farwell school board positions
March 23rd, 2004
There will be no contest for seats on the Muleshoe Independent School District Board of Trustees. But Farwell School Board has three candidates running for two at-large positions. They include incumbe...


Brasser, Preston
March 23rd, 2004
Preston Brasser Services: Have been held. Preston Louis Brasser, 61, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 21, 1943, in Escana...


Reporter's Notebook: Scholarship fund gets $1,200 at meeting
March 23rd, 2004
A scholarship fund started five years ago in memory of the former owner of High Plains Federal Credit Union received more than $1,200 due to donations and silent auction receipts at the credit union...


Police Blotter 3/24
March 23rd, 2004
Staff at a Clovis alternative school called police about 6:30 p.m. March 17 to report that five females left on foot and had not been seen since 5:45 p.m. Police took down the names and descriptions o...


Calendar 3/24
March 23rd, 2004
TODAY Reach for Tomorrow — Needs volunteers for youth activities. Details: 762-8385. Parents Anonymous — Needs volunteers for childrens program workers 2 to 4 hours a week. Details: 762-8385. TB T...


Civilian pilot makes emergency landing at Cannon
March 22nd, 2004
A civilian pilot suvived because Cannon Air Force Base took emergency steps to guide his damaged plane to Cannon’s runways during severe weather on March 12, according to Col. Robert Yates, 27th Fig...


Police say slain suspect left traps at crime scene
March 22nd, 2004
Booby traps left behind after a hostage standoff in Friona prompted local officials to call Cannon Air Force Base on Sunday for help. SWAT officers discovered the devices when attempting to enter the...


County releases salary records
March 22nd, 2004
Curry County officials on Friday supplied employee salary and benefits information as requested by the Clovis News Journal — but the paper’s officials said Monday their dispute is not over. The n...


'Better kids in community' at party with fatal shooting
March 22nd, 2004
Sheriff surprised at names of those attending event. Preliminary investigation of Saturday night’s fatal shooting north of Clovis indicates that Justin Tyler Mitchell, 19, was killed with h...


Solid returning nucleus has Texico thinking playoffs
March 22nd, 2004
After narrowly missing out on a playoff berth last spring in its first year of eligibility, the Texico High baseball team entered the 2004 campaign with high hopes. The Wolverines remain optimistic,...


Calendar 3/23
March 22nd, 2004
TUESDAY Friendship Rebekah Lodge — 7:30 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 405 Main Street in Clovis. Details: 762-4843. Reach for Tomorrow — Needs volunteers for youth activities. Details: 762-8385. Pare...


Wildcats golfers third at APS Invite
March 22nd, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis placed three golfers in the top six, but it wasn’t enough to overtake three-time defending Class 5A champion La Cueva Monday at the Albuquerque Public Schools’ Invitational...


Lay, Ora
March 22nd, 2004
Ora Lay Services: Have been held. Ora Lay, 85, of Melrose died Monday, March 22, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on May 12, 1918, in Berlin, Okla., to George and...


Disbanding task force helps avoid another Tulia
March 22nd, 2004
Nearly five years ago, the legal system committed a grave injustice against residents of the Texas Panhandle farming town of Tulia. An undercover lawman’s court testimony — uncorroborated by witne...


Tolerance for taxes, censorship waning
March 22nd, 2004
The Laffer curve is about how much imposition or other types of trouble people are willing to tolerate from their fellows. Arthur Laffer, a professor at the University of Southern California, is suppo...


Strength better than 'golden' diplomacy
March 22nd, 2004
The vice president suggested in a recent speech that the election of 2004 will be the most significant in 20 years. He’s right. In 1984, we were engaged in a worldwide struggle that one party was co...


Business Briefs
March 22nd, 2004
Small business expo planned in May The U.S. Small Business Administration’s “SBA Expo ’04: Celebrating National Small Business Week,” is scheduled May 19-21 in Orlando, Fla. Registratio...


Forecaster says smoke in wind foretells weather
March 22nd, 2004
Local long-time practitioner repeats ceremony taught by Plains Indians. In a more than 80-year-old spring ritual, Weldon Crim built a bonfire at his Parmer County family farm Monday to predict...


CHS weekend tennis results
March 22nd, 2004
Claire Higgins Invitational Friday, Saturday at Carlsbad Boys Team standings (top 3 finishers): 1. Carlsbad; 2. Silver; 3. Fort Stockton. Clovis results Singles Jared Cole, No. 1 (0-3): ...


Hounds get a look at younger players
March 22nd, 2004
BLACKWATER DRAW — Several veterans are nursing injuries during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football drills, but coach Bud Elliott and his staff aren’t too concerned. It just gives th...


Gunshot to head kills Clovis man
March 21st, 2004
A Clovis man has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Clovis resident, said Lt. Jimmy Glascock, public information officer for the New Mexico...


Year after war's start leaves stories to tell
March 21st, 2004
It’s been a year since the war in Iraq began. While many servicemembers assigned to the initial assault have rotated back home, some are still deployed in Iraq, some have been sent there more recent...


Intelligence adn terrorism define Iraq after a year
March 21st, 2004
Perhaps the recent bombings of and attacks on hotels in Basra, Baghdad, Falluja and Baquba should be viewed in some context. Even if things were going reasonably well, Americans could have expected op...


Endless number of colors far too complicated
March 21st, 2004
Because I was so successful last week eliminating the brouhaha about gay marriages, I’m willing today to wrestle with an even thornier topic — the names of colors. What I’m saying is, if you do...


Congress ready to SBP offset at 62
March 21st, 2004
A quarter of a million surviving spouses of military retirees have moved two steps closer to seeing a dreaded drop in survivor benefits, which occurs at age 62, be phased out over the next decade. As...


Glover, Bennie F.
March 21st, 2004
Bennie F. Glover Services: Have been held. Mr. Bennie F. Glover, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at his home in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 2, 1915, in Nunon, N.D., to Jack and Allie Dunca...


Friona car chase, gunfight ends in hostage standoff
March 21st, 2004
FRIONA — Law enforcement officers from throughout the area were joined here Saturday night by a SWAT team from Amarillo in response to a hostage standoff involving a local church pastor. Cpl. John G...


Matt. 25 hires pastor to remodel old hosptial
March 21st, 2004
A Spanish-speaking pastor raised by missionaries in Central America will be the first executive director in charge of turning the abandoned Clovis Memorial Hospital into a community ministry resource...


Clovis citizens can be health aware at the fair
March 21st, 2004
A father, Casey Najera of Clovis, held his baby in his arms as he listened to parenting information. He was at the Health Fair held by the Clovis News Journal on Saturday at 21st and Prince Streets, w...


Ramblin' Rick
March 21st, 2004
By the time the state track meet is held in May, Clovis distance runners such as seniors Matt Appelman, Tyrell Northcutt and Brian Romero will put in more than 500 training miles. That’s seven trip...


Party antics end in death
March 21st, 2004
Curry County deputies and the New Mexico State Police responded about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to a shooting incident in a trailer at the 1300 block of County Road 13. Details were sketchy at press time, b...


Grand jury indicts three men in January homicide
March 20th, 2004
Three men were indicted Friday for murder by a Curry County grand jury in connection with the Jan. 4 shooting death of Carlos Murillo, 27, of Clovis, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett...


Q&A: Steven Gamble, president ENMU
March 20th, 2004
Dr. Steven Gamble, 57, has been the president of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales since 2001. He has a Ph.D. in 19th Century American History, and is an alumnus of Texas Tech University. Q:...


Weekend prep baseball linescores
March 20th, 2004
Friday Clovis “C” 13, Floyd 3 Floyd 210 00 — 3 5 2 Clovis 503 42 — 14 11 0 W — Marez. LOB — Floyd 3, Clovis 8. 2B — Clovis, Jared Kizer. Leading hitters — Clovis, Theodor...


CHS boys repeat golf title at Amarillo
March 20th, 2004
AMARILLO — The Clovis High boys golf team got solid production as usual from its top three, but the Wildcats needed a solid No. 4 score from junior Ryan Hahn on Saturday to repeat as champions in th...


Lady Cats split in Cruces tournament
March 20th, 2004
LAS CRUCES — Clovis ended a two-game scoring drought by pushing across a pair of runs in the fourth inning, grabbing a 2-1 win over Rio Grande Saturday in the Southern New Mexico Invitational and ea...


Hounds can't salvage finale with ACU
March 20th, 2004
PORTALES — After watching his team get swept in a three-game series at home by Abilene Christian, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said he’s disappointed but not discoura...


ASU completes four-game sweep of Zias
March 20th, 2004
PORTALES — Getting to play at home for the first time more than six weeks wasn’t enough to help Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team Friday. The Zias hung tough through a near-four-hou...


Floyd Lions plan traditional country music show
March 20th, 2004
The 54th Annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree swings into action at 7 p.m. on Thursday with a traditional (older) country music show in the Floyd old gymnasium. “It’s one of the oldest, if not the...


Lawmakers examine why more don’t run for office
March 20th, 2004
Voters expecting to find plenty of choices for House and Senate seats on the upcoming June 1 primary and Nov. 2 general election may be in for a surprise — their choices are severely limited. People...


3/21
March 20th, 2004
TODAY Reach for Tomorrow — Needs volunteers for youth activities. Details: 762-8385. Parents Anonymous — Needs volunteers for childrens program workers 2 to 4 hours a week. Details: 762-8385. Chil...


Crook, Bill
March 20th, 2004
Bill Crook Services: Have been held. Bill Crook, 73, of Chandler, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004. He was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Clovis, to Buck and Sallie Mae Crook in Clovis. Family member...


CCC pres to head up education task force
March 20th, 2004
Dr. Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, has been named vice chairman of the Governor’s Task Force on Higher Education, Pahl Shipley, a spokesman for Gov. Bill Richardson, said F...


Break has sprung for Clovis schools
March 20th, 2004
Spring break for Clovis Municipal Schools is Monday through Friday this week. The schools have no plans for spring break, said Evelyn Gordon, receptionist of Clovis Municipal Schools Administrative Of...


Straight answers about CNJ's lawsuit against Curry County
March 20th, 2004
Some Curry County public servants are twisting the law to prevent daylight from shining on public records. The Clovis News Journal sued Curry County last week over the refusal of its attorney to rele...


Reader's outraged by Hartley's words
March 20th, 2004
A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about comments made by District Judge Teddy Hartley during a recent sentencing in a rape case. Hartley sentenced John Jacobs, 21, of Clovis to 18 month...


Jacobs' sentence sends lax law message
March 20th, 2004
After reading the March 12 article, “Jacobs gets probation,” I was once again outraged by the judicial system in Clovis. Here is yet another instance of a slap-on-the-wrist punishment for a crime....


Exercise comes easy at college
March 19th, 2004
I showed up the first night with all the usual first-night fantasies, the ones you remember from being a kid and showing up for the first time at Little League or ballet. In this case it was — every...


Former Clovis-area journalist earns hall of fame nomination
March 19th, 2004
At 91 years old, Faye Plank, a former Clovis journalist, recently was nominated to the Panhandle Press Association’s Hall of Fame for 2004. She didn’t make it this year, said Becki Lightfoot of th...


Graduations 3/21
March 19th, 2004
Clovis Community College The following Clovis Community College students applied for graduation for the Fall 2003 semester and are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony to be hel...


Senior Calendar 3/21
March 19th, 2004
La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Sunday: 1 p.m. — Dance and refreshments. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesda...


School Menus 3/21
March 19th, 2004
House Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffins, cereal, toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Grilled cheese sandwich, green beans, variety of cookies, fruit, taco salad/salad bar, soup, milk. Tuesday:...


Organizations 3/21
March 19th, 2004
Encanto Garden Club Curt and Lisa Jaynes from Garden Source Nursery and Landscaping gave a program on Gardening, Garden Supplies, Gifts, Bedding Plants and General Landscape, when the Encanto G...


Volunteers needed 3/21
March 19th, 2004
Clovis Special Olympics is seeking volunteers to help with training and coaching our athletes in Track and Field and Equestrian. Training for coaches is available. Information: 762-7494 or 769-3919....


Birthday 3/21 - Davis
March 19th, 2004
Davis Ruby Davis of Clovis celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 27, 2004, in Roswell. She was born on Feb. 27, 1914, in St. Joseph, Mo. She has three children; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandc...


Engagements 3/21 - Swann-Bullen, Lamm-Elliott, Kirkland-Bradley
March 19th, 2004
Swann-Bullen Stormy and Shelly Swann of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Swann of Albuquerque, to Matthew Bullen of Grand Junction, Colo., son...


Anniversaries 3/21 - Smith, Crook
March 19th, 2004
Smith Don and Herma Loy Smith of Brenham, Texas, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2004, at Volare’s Restaurant in Brenham, Texas. The celebration is hosted by their...


Thursday's prep linescores
March 18th, 2004
Eunice Cardinals Tournament at Eunice First round Hobbs JV 7, Texico 0 Texico 000 00 — 0 1 4 Hobbs 212 02 — 7 10 0 Two-hour time limit Braden Vaughan and Logan Brown; Emanuel Montez, Tyler...


Clovis batters Frenship for third-straight win
March 18th, 2004
WOLFFORTH, Texas — Robert Riggins put together another strong outing and received plenty of support at the plate as Clovis beat Frenship, Texas, 10-3 on Thursday for its third-straight win. Riggins...


CNJ to host health fair on Saturday
March 18th, 2004
Dan Otero, a physician assistant at Trinity Family Medicine, said Clovis is an average city that can do much better in terms of health. “We want people to be able to brag about the health of Clovis...


Most opinions of Iraq war came at convenient times
March 18th, 2004
In the case of the Iraq war, even hindsight is less than 20/20. No doubt, as the nation moves closer to a national election, the question of whether President George W. Bush was right to lead a coalit...


Trade, outsourcing and truth about jobs
March 18th, 2004
I read a grim news story about the economy the other day, which noted the strange phenomenon of “a nearly jobless recovery.” Reported the Chicago Tribune, “If this were a normal recovery, the ec...


Limiting outsourcing will have penalties
March 18th, 2004
Every political campaign seems to have some buzzword, and this year’s buzzword is “outsourcing.” Since the economic recovery has not yet reached the stage when new jobs are being created to the...


First horse auction of the year today
March 18th, 2004
Spring must have arrived in Clovis — Clovis Livestock Auction Inc. will hold its first horse auction this year today, Saturday and Sunday in its sale barn at 504 S. Hull. Held four times a year —...


April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month
March 18th, 2004
In Curry County, 450 children a year suffer some form of abuse or neglect, according to the Ninth Judicial District’s Family and Children’s Court Services. The abuse can range from lack of food, d...


Police Blotter 3/19
March 18th, 2004
An airman from Cannon Air Force Base called Clovis police about 6 p.m. March 12 to report the theft of his checkbook while on temporary duty in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 1 and March 8. The airman told...


New Mexico convention for all kinds of Christians
March 18th, 2004
When Larry Tedrow, the pastor of Central Christian Church, explains his fellowship of churches to others, he sometimes calls it a “nondenominational denomination.” “ I think one of the things pe...


as the worm churns
March 18th, 2004
Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and the dashes. sprin...


Calendar 3/19
March 18th, 2004
TODAY Reach for Tomorrow — Needs volunteers for youth activities. Details: 762-8385. Parents Anonymous — Needs volunteers for childrens program workers 2 to 4 hours a week. Details: 762-8385. Chil...


With God, we can reap much of life’s fruit
March 18th, 2004
As planting season approaches, I think about the year that Annie, John Scott, Buffy, and I tackled planting a garden. The children were all small and I have to admit that sometimes their “help” ma...


Hunton, Elaine
March 18th, 2004
Elaine Hunton Services: Have been held. Elaine Hunton, 54, of Clovis died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on June 10, 1949, in Clovis to Carroll D. and W...


Religion Calendar 3/19
March 18th, 2004
Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Saturday Bible St...


Police say trucks stolen
March 17th, 2004
Someone stole three semi tractors and two trailers from area businesses in the past week, according to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher and Texico Police Chief John Mares. Unlike private vehicles wh...


Water board ups project cost by $10 million
March 17th, 2004
MELROSE — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to add three more construction efforts to the Ute Water Project, raising the cost of the project by $10 million. ...


3/18
March 17th, 2004
TODAY Stroke Support Group — 3:30 p.m. at the Healthplex, 2217 Dillon Street. Details: 769-7356. Alzheimer’s Support Group — 1 p.m., Clovis Homecare, 1944 W. 21st St. Details: (800) 777-8155. A...


Zia student to hold bow assembly
March 17th, 2004
The shooting of an apple off a person’s head with a bow and arrow is a familiar scene in many movies set in medieval times. But Zia Elementary School student Ryan Sanders, who has been shooting bows...


Education Briefs 3/18
March 17th, 2004
CCC nurse students score 100 percent Graduate nursing students at Clovis Community College have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for the second con...


Fighting drugged driving laudable, but tactics aren't
March 17th, 2004
When the Founding Fathers set up our federal government they envisioned a system under which the national government was responsible for things that concerned all the states and would be difficult if...


Once upon a time, in a press conference
March 17th, 2004
(Writer’s note: Any resemblance to the New Mexico county now awaiting a threatened lawsuit over its issuance of gay marriage licenses and the fictional county below is purely coincidental. Well, alm...


Most of us thought Saddam had WMDs
March 17th, 2004
Listening to the political and media rhetoric about the war in Iraq, you’d think that only President Bush thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Here are just a few past statements...


Keever, Alice
March 17th, 2004
Alice Keever Services: Have been held. Alice Ann Gonzales Keever, 74, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. She was born on May 21, 1929, in Ho...


Blind man flees blaze
March 16th, 2004


Battle for DA post highlights elections
March 16th, 2004
The Brett Carter-Matt Chandler race has officially begun. On Tuesday, both Chandler and Carter filed their appropriate papers with the New Mexico Secretary of State in Santa Fe for the 9th Judicial Di...


Challenges arise in local commission contests; other incumbents run un...
March 16th, 2004
Curry County’s incumbent county clerk will run unopposed in the June primary and in the November election, while three county commissioners face challenges and the county treasurer’s job has three...


Prep baseball linescores
March 16th, 2004
Tuesday Levelland JV 8, Clovis JV 3 Clovis 000 210 0 — 3 8 6 Levelland 103 220 x — 8 9 3 Luke Gray, Cade Wheeler (3), David Root (6) and Daniel Casarez; Gaonoa and Garza. W — Gaona. L —...


Unanimous vote puts arena cover in motion
March 16th, 2004
Curry County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to request bids for a plan to erect a building over the rodeo arena at the fairgrounds as an economical way of building a county special events cen...


CHS tennis results
March 16th, 2004
At CHS courts Boys Tuesday Portales 7, Clovis 2 Singles No. 1 — Jared Cole (C) def. Bryan Yeast 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3; No. 2 — Justin Brummett (C) def. Chance Plummer 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; No. 3 —...


LCU's Barnard pounds on ENMU
March 16th, 2004
PORTALES — Lubbock Christian’s win could have been easily chalked up to a career day for Zach Barnard. Eastern New Mexico coach Phil Clabaugh chooses inexperience instead. Barnard, a sophomore de...


Classic cookbook from Texico club returns to print
March 16th, 2004
The Texico Community Activities Organization has reprinted the Texico Women’s Club Cookbook, Vol. 1, which first was published in 1972. It is being sold for $8 to raise money for playground equipmen...


Scheller, Eula “Faye”
March 16th, 2004
Eula “Faye” Scheller Services: Have been held. Eula “Faye” Scheller, 76, of Hobbs died Saturday, March 13, 2004, in Hobbs. She was born on Jan. 14, 1928, in Clarendon, Texas. She marrie...


3/17
March 16th, 2004
TODAY Commodities Distribution — 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Baxter Senior Center and Friendship Center, for persons age 50 and above. Details: 769-7908 or 769-7909. Knights of Columbus Council 4205 — 7 p...


Pizza delivery driver assaulted
March 16th, 2004
Clovis police want to find the man responsible for robbing a pizza delivery driver Sunday afternoon. According to police reports, a 25-year-old driver for Pizza Hut received an order about 3:30 p.m. t...


Police Blotter 3/17
March 16th, 2004
About 6:30 p.m. March 9, staff at a Clovis alternative school called police regarding a client punching holes in the walls. Police said they would refer the case to the probation officer of the 16-ye...


Extreme reaction to halftime stunt hampering rights
March 16th, 2004
Americans are now in the midst of the real aftermath of the unfortunate breast-baring during halftime at the Super Bowl: the political pandering that leads to ever-more-intrusive restrictions on liber...


Man remembers 'New Mexico Territory'
March 16th, 2004
John Hannibal George, 92, says he’s proud to think he’s a small “dot” in the history of the great state of New Mexico. He was born 12 miles west of Clovis, but is now living in Springfield, Mo...


Porn in public a sign of declining respect
March 16th, 2004
Let me set the scene. You’re sitting in traffic with your 4-year-old. Suddenly you notice she’s watching with rapt interest something in the next car. You glance over and realize the other vehicle...


Keep hyphens in perspective
March 16th, 2004
The hyphen is in its own way a noble and exceedingly useful mark of punctuation. But it pays, I think, to keep hyphens in perspective. In our present age and culture, the hyphen is all too often see...


Johnson, Joan
March 16th, 2004
Joan Johnson Services: Have been held. Helen Joan Johnson, 61, of Lubbock, formerly of Farwell, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on July 24, 1942, in Clovis, to Oscar and Dorothy H...


Martinez, Fortunato
March 16th, 2004
Fortunato Martinez Services: Have been held. Fortunato “Nato” Martinez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 31, 192...


Guzman, Tomasa
March 16th, 2004
Tomasa Guzman Services: Have been held. Tomasa Guzman, 55, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, near Post, Texas. She was born on Sept. 13, 1948, at La Cruz in the Mexican state of Chihua...


Guzman, Louis
March 16th, 2004
Louis Guzman Services: Have been held. Louis Guzman, 55, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, near Post, Texas. He was born on Nov. 3, 1948, in Snyder, Texas, to Porfirio Felix Guzman and...


Marez, Joe R.
March 16th, 2004
Joe R. Marez Services have been held. Joe R. Marez died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, of complications from a heart attack. He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Encino. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 1...


Graham, Owen G.
March 16th, 2004
Owen G. Graham Services have been held. Owen G. Graham, 71, of Boron, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Lancaster, Calif. He was born on Jan. 31, 1933, to Jim and Pernie Graham in Amherst...


Wright, Kenneth Dale
March 16th, 2004
Kenneth Dale Wright Services: Have been held. Kenneth Dale “Kenny” Wright, 57, of Albuquerque died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in Albuquerque. He was born in Marysville, Calif. He was a partner in the...


Price, James Leon
March 16th, 2004
James Leon Price Services: Have been held. Leon Price, 82, formerly of Clovis, a retired insurance agent, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on Nov. 21, 1921, in La Junta,...


Ladd, Edythe B.
March 16th, 2004
Edythe B. Ladd Services: Will be held at a later date. Edythe B. Ladd, 94, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on...


Stokes, Clayton
March 16th, 2004
Clayton Stokes Services: Have been held. Clayton Stokes, 16, of Causey, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Roosevelt County. He was born on March 21, 1987, in Carlsbad, to Cathy and Jim Stokes. He...


Parra, America Rose Avila
March 16th, 2004
America Rose Avila Parra Services: Have been held. America Rose Avila Parra of Lubbock died on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the University Medical Hospital in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 1, 2004 in Lubb...


Hileman, Anna Joyce
March 16th, 2004
Anna Joyce Hileman Services: Have been held. Anna Joyce Hileman, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Senior Citizen Resident Center. She was born Oct., 18, 1915, in Elgin, Okla., to George...


CNJ sues county over pay records
March 16th, 2004
Curry County’s attorney is using an inaccurate interpretation of the New Mexico Public Records Act to justify withholding county pay records, an attorney for the Clovis News Journal said on Monday. ...


Governor's veto slows jail annex
March 16th, 2004
Curry County Officials have been working for at least a year and a half to turn a former fitness center into a jail annex that could help relieve crowding at the Adult Detention Center. Now a veto by...


3/16
March 16th, 2004
TODAY Foster Care/Adoption Orientation — 6-7 p.m., Children Youth and Families Department, 221 W. Llano Estacado Blvd. Details: 763-0014. Clovis Kart Association — 7 p.m., Monthly meeting at K-Bob...


Rodeo arena cover subject of today's county meeting
March 16th, 2004
Curry County commissioners will consider a proposal to cover the rodeo arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds, turning it into a county special events center, at today’s regular meeting. The commissi...


Deadlines for elections today
March 16th, 2004
All candidates planning to run in the June primary must file with the county clerk or the Santa Fe office of the Secretary of State by 5 p.m. today. Candidates who are running for county offices or wi...


If U.S. so 'evil' Aristide should go back alone
March 16th, 2004
Buy the man a commercial airline ticket home, if that’s what he wants. Just don’t bother making it a round-trip ticket. That’s what we recommend be done in the case of ousted Haitian President J...


Area citizens outraged at judge's words
March 16th, 2004
Editor’s note: John Jacobs, 21, of Clovis, on Thursday entered an Alford plea — maintaining his innocence while admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict — to a charge of attempted crimina...


Partial-birth abortion docs have no excuse
March 16th, 2004
“The Justice Department has expanded its demands for private medical records of abortion patients, issuing subpoenas this week for hundreds of files from six Planned Parenthood affiliates ...” Or...


Business Briefs 3/16
March 16th, 2004
Aid center halts discrimination Fair housing laws in New Mexico are being enforced by the Fair Housing Center of New Mexico Legal Aid, according to a news release from Nita Luna-Davis, Fair Hou...


Texas candidates seek city offices
March 15th, 2004
The deadline to file for candidacy in Texas city elections was 5 p.m. Monday. Elections for city positions will be held in May. Muleshoe, Friona and Farwell all have three city offices each for which...


Reporter's Notebook: Firefighters ride to the rescue
March 15th, 2004
After Lynn Madera and her husband worked all evening March 2 to help another person pack a trailer they were moving to Arizona, she put her 33-month-old daughter in their car seat with the engine runn...


Lady Cats try to shake personnel losses
March 15th, 2004
When the 2003 track season ended, the Clovis High girls looked as if they might be prohibitive favorites in 2004 with what they had coming back. That has changed a bit — returning state qualifiers...


CHS boys ready to challenge again in 5A golf
March 15th, 2004
The Clovis High boys golf team hopes the third time is the charm. The Wildcats were Class 5A contenders in each of coach George Simmons’ first two seasons but came up short, finishing third both ti...


Zias win three games in Arizona
March 15th, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. — First-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski is hoping the Zias can carry the momentum of a 3-0 weekend in the Tucson Invitational into the start of Lone...


Bell, Derrell
March 14th, 2004
Derrell Bell Service: Will be held at a later date. Derrell Walter Bell, 69, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1934, in Arkansas, to Clarence Luthern and O...


House must halt any middle class tax increases
March 14th, 2004
Y ou could pay more federal taxes next year, because of legislation enacted by the U.S. Senate last week. The new rule would make it much more difficult for President Bush to extend three of h...


Quality of life a priority for 2005 budget
March 14th, 2004
With open enthusiasm and some private hand-wringing, Congress began debating this month two initiatives that military associations and key lawmakers identified as quality-of-life priorities for the 20...


Huber tackles tough marriage issues
March 14th, 2004
Today’s discussion deals with the thorny problem of certain couples fighting to get married, while others are wanting to remain single but together. Is that clear? Well, leave it to the Irish to su...


Reporters Notebook
March 14th, 2004
Nine adults were arrested on charges of public intoxication Saturday night in Muleshoe, said Randy Perez, a jailer at the Bailey County Sheriff’s Department. But the party didn’t end when the grou...


No flair, big award
March 14th, 2004
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — They don’t usually wear uniforms. They don’t identify themselves by rank. They don’t allow their photographs to be taken. Most of the time, they’re operating without...


Hounds split pair with Tarleton
March 14th, 2004
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — What started out as potentially a big weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team fizzled out in one nightmarish inning. The Greyhounds were seeking a Lone Sta...


CHS baseball team captures fifth at Rio Rancho
March 14th, 2004
RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team continued to get strong early-season pitching in finishing fifth in the Rio Rancho tournament. On Friday, senior Robert Riggins threw five strong innings...


NW Missouri eliminates Eastern
March 14th, 2004
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Northwest Missouri State outscored Eastern New Mexico University 28-8 over the final 9 1/2 minutes of the first half and the Bearcats went on to a 77-57 victory over the Greyho...


Portales girls repeat in 3A
March 14th, 2004


New Mexico lawmakers prepare for elections
March 13th, 2004
Many eastern New Mexico lawmakers described this year’s 30-day Legislative session as the worst and most difficult of their political careers. But the challenging session that ended a month ago hasn...


Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, aims for minority whip seat
March 13th, 2004
Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, on Friday said he plans to run for the minority floor post in the state House of Representatives. Moore said he thinks it’s time for a change in leadership. “Some peop...


Cop shooting trial delayed
March 13th, 2004
The case of Timothy Michael Burke, 51, accused of shooting Detective Keith Bessette of the Clovis Police Department in 2002, had been set for jury trial on Wednesday but has been postponed to an undet...


Police Blotter 3/14
March 13th, 2004
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police arrested a man at the 400 block of West Seventh Street for fraud greater than $250 after thre...


Q&A
March 13th, 2004
Brett Carter, 42, is the 9th Judicial District Attorney. He prosecutes felony crimes in Clovis and Portales. He was appointed to fill the vacancy in mid-2002 when former DA Randall Harris left the off...


County candidates register for re-election
March 13th, 2004
Nine people — including incumbents in four races and their challengers — have declared their candidacies for county offices in the June 1 primary election, registration for which is Tuesday. Other...


3/14
March 13th, 2004
TODAY St. Patrick’s Day Dinner — 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Clovis High School Cafeteria. Childbirth Education — 6 p.m. Clovis Community College, Room 185, preregistration by Jan. 31. 4-week class...


Berry accepts new assignment with FNNM
March 13th, 2004
Lynn Berry, a 32-year associate of the Clovis News Journal, soon will take on new duties with Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Berry will become FNNM’s first Community Relations/Newspapers In Educa...


School policy gives too much power to one
March 13th, 2004
I t’s sad enough when bad public policies go unnoticed for years. It’s worse when a problem is finally recognized and noted for others to see, and it’s not corrected. Clovis school board me...


Some want to see pay, others see no point
March 13th, 2004
Curry County officials recently declined the Clovis News Journal’s request for employee salary information. County Attorney Steve Doerr said the records requested do not exist. A recent Project: Rea...


Not supporting base a negative message
March 13th, 2004
I was making my way along Prince Street recently when I noticed a sign outside a restaurant that read: “Jet noise is good for the economy.” I am astounded that we have to rely on a restaurant marq...


Lady Cats fall to Mayfield in 5A finals
March 13th, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — They came at Clovis in waves, bringing the Lady Wildcats’ record-breaking season to a crashing halt. Senior Ashley Gilpin fueled a decisive third-quarter run, leading Mayfield to a...


Anniversaries 3/14 - Collins
March 12th, 2004
Collins Dwain and Pauline Collins of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in April with a trip to Nashville, Tenn. The trip to Nashville is hosted by their children and grandchi...


Honors 3/14 - Bollinger, Kilian, Bonney
March 12th, 2004
Bollinger Jalaina Bollinger was recently inducted into the Omega Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron of the National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas Tech University. Kilia...


Engagements 3/14 - Bullard/Standefer, Bridgewater/Watson, Lamm/Elliott...
March 12th, 2004
Bullard-Standefer Roger Bullard and Barbara Francis of DeLand, Fla., and Gordon and Grace Scott of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lois Ann Bullard...


Organizations 3/14
March 12th, 2004
Grady Alpha Club The Grady Alpha Club met on March 2, 2004, at the Grady Senior Citizens with Maxine Grau and Margie Woods as hostesses. The program was bow making by Linda Brown. Katy McKechni...


School Menus 3/14
March 12th, 2004
Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cereal, graham cracker, peanut butter, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, fries, lettuce, pickles, pineapple tidbits, milk. Tuesday: Breakf...


Senior happenings 3/14
March 12th, 2004
La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; 12:30 p.m. — Income tax preparation. Wednesday: 10...


Reunion 3/14 - USS Cascade AD-16
March 12th, 2004
The USS Cascade AD-16 will hold its reunion on Aug. 8-15 at the Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA 92108. For more information contact: Lyle “Preacher” Burchette, P.O. Box 56...


Lady Bronchos gain state Class 1A finals
March 12th, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — Sparked by full-court pressure, Grady rallied in the final two minutes to beat Elida 40-38 Thursday in a Class 1A girls semifinal game at West Mesa High. Stephanie Bailey’s free thr...


Vixens' upset bid falls short
March 12th, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — Sandy Fortner’s free throw gave Fort Sumner a quick 1-0 lead against two-time defending Class 1A state champion Des Moines Thursday night. That would turn out to be the Vixens’ on...


Rio Grande gets past Cats
March 12th, 2004
RIO RANCHO — Rio Grande’s Keith Lowe doubled twice, driving in one run and setting up the other, and the Ravens held on for a 2-1 victory over Clovis High Thursday in the opening round of the Rio...


CHS girls state tournament notes
March 12th, 2004
Sophomore Tori Quintana has hit big shots all season — and she did again in Wednesday’s 56-32 win over Gallup. After a nightmarish first half, Quintana hit 3-pointers to start the third and fourt...


CHS' 1979 title team to be feted Saturday
March 12th, 2004
Perhaps the best boys basketball team in the history of Clovis High School is scheduled to be honored at halftime of Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. It’s th...


Lady Cats' coach a pussycat
March 12th, 2004


Jacobs gets probation
March 11th, 2004
Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced John Jacobs, 21, of Clovis to 18 months probation Thursday morning in Curry County District Court on a single count of attempted criminal sexual penetration. The charge s...


Food bank not saved by funds
March 11th, 2004
Life Saver Food Bank personnel had hoped $50,000 from the state would help “save their bacon,” but the funds were crossed off the capital outlay list on Wednesday. For Nancy Taylor, executive dire...


Bush, Kerry seem to be in a scarily similar economic page
March 11th, 2004
In theory, a national campaign for president should bring to the fore important issues affecting the nation. But in reality, the early signs are that not much of a serious debate will take place as De...


Traveling nurses a boon to hospitals
March 11th, 2004
Name a career that would make a person leave a stable lifestyle of friends, family and a secure job? If you have a desire for travel and crave a life outside of the norm, then you would be one of the...


United Way merger OK’d; board member resigns over decision
March 11th, 2004
Board members of the Roosevelt County United Way voted on Thursday to pursue a joint venture with United Way’s Clovis branch, but not without the dissent of a longtime member. Sharon King, who had b...


Proposed civic center takes shape
March 11th, 2004
The details of a proposed city of Clovis civic center are taking shape during work sessions between members of the city’s civic center committee and architects from the Albuquerque firm Dekker/Peric...


Public Record 3/12
March 11th, 2004
Compiled from court records from March 4 through 10: Marriage Licenses Ramiro Alfred Castro III, 20, of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Marsha Marie Whitener, 18, of Tucumcari. David Lawrence Hooter, 36,...


Police Blotter 3/12
March 11th, 2004
A junior high assistant principal called police about 10:45 a.m. on March 5 regarding a 13-year-old male student with four marijuana joints. Police informed the student’s father that he would be sus...


3/12
March 11th, 2004
TODAY Childbirth Education — 6 p.m. Clovis Community College, Room 185, preregistration by Jan. 31. 4-week class beginning Feb. 3. Details: 769-2166 or 784-7961. Arthritis Education — 10 a.m. Plai...


Curry County continues history of secrecy
March 11th, 2004
Welcome to Curry County, where Big Brother rules. It isn’t a motto the chamber of commerce would want to adopt, but the moniker is accurate for a community whose government bodies seem serious about...


Hudson, Jean
March 11th, 2004
Jean Hudson Services: Have been held. Jean Hudson, 79, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 15, 1924, in Texana, Okla....


Scouting for the Lord
March 11th, 2004


Convention to address Bible's relevancy
March 11th, 2004
The New Mexico Christian Convention is coming to Clovis next week and the general public is invited to attend the preaching and teaching sessions that will be held Thursday through Saturday. Hosted by...


Religion Briefs
March 11th, 2004
Central Baptist Church has invited the Jews for Jesus organization to host a special presentation on Christ in the Passover. Held at 7 p.m. on March 29 at the church, the presentation will include a t...


Religion Calendar: March 12
March 11th, 2004
Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults —...


Change is only possible when one accepts Christ
March 11th, 2004
During my childhood years, I took part in many two-week-long vacation Bible schools. Days were packed with crafts, cookies, grape Kool-Aid, games and Bible activities. Those my age remember the colore...


the roaming ant riddler
March 11th, 2004
Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens.  the roaming...


Buffs, Broncos bow out in 1A boys meet
March 11th, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — Art Castro’s 21 points led Tatum to a 66-49 win over Melrose in the Class 1A boys quarterfinals Wednesday night. Tatum (24-8) advances to the semifinals Thursday against Springer (2...


State tournament scores, schedule
March 11th, 2004
Wednesday GIRLS Class 3A Semifinals (At University Arena) Portales 56, Robertson 46 Socorro 59, Pojoaque 54 Class 4A Semifinals (At University Arena) Farmington 61, Roswell High 53 Kirtl...


Lady Rams look for repeat title in 3A
March 11th, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — Kassandra Richards is determined to make the most of every second she has left in her prep basketball career. Forced to the bench by fouls early in the fourth quarter, the Portales se...


Clovis faces Ravens in Rio Rancho tourney
March 11th, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High baseball team left town a little early for this weekend’s Rio Rancho Invitational baseball tournament. Coach Shane Shallenberger and his squad practiced at 6:30 a.m....


Governor signs capital financing
March 10th, 2004
When Gov. Bill Richardson signed measures into law on Wednesday to finance $485 million in capital improvements across New Mexico, $14 million in projects he cut using his line-item veto powers inclu...


Two charities united may be the only way
March 10th, 2004
Roosevelt County United Way board members will meet at noon today to discuss joining forces with the Curry County United Way. Many RCUW officials are enthusiastic about the merger. Others are concerne...


Planning and Zoning Commission makes 'worthwhile changes'
March 10th, 2004
The Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday approved four changes to the city’s zoning regulations that had been requested by builders and developers. Director of Building Safety Pete Wilt calle...


Five stores caught in tobacco operation
March 10th, 2004
Two Melrose businesses were caught in a tobacco sting operation conducted Tuesday by officers from the Special Investigations Division of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. According to a pre...


Iraq's interim constitution first step of many
March 10th, 2004
It took a while, and the delay has been a profound embarrassment to the United States and the Iraqi Governing Council. But Iraq now has an interim constitution, signed by all 25 members of the council...


New Mexico a state of unique Americans
March 10th, 2004
Go up to your ordinary guy on the street in say, Hobbs, and tell him he looks like a space cadet, he’s liable to deck you. Try the same thing in Clovis, but first make sure the rifle is still hangin...


Underacheivers a result of poor teaching
March 10th, 2004
What passes for educational enlightenment these days boggles the mind. Matt Gouras, of The Associated Press, writing in the Jan. 5 Seattle Times, tells a story about Tennessee schools. The success of...


Portales mayor not running for state office
March 10th, 2004
PORTALES — The only office Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega plans to hold in the next two years will be in his hometown. The Democrat recently said he was considering a run at the New Mexico House sea...


Reporters Notebook
March 10th, 2004
High school students from around the state will have a chance to become New Mexico’s best debaters at the State High School Speech Tournament. The event will be held today through Saturday at Easter...


March 11, 2004
March 10th, 2004
TODAY High Plains Breast Feeding Alliance — 6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis. Details: 763-7964. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts — Leaders roundtables. Cub Scout and Boy Scout lead...


Arnold, Dorothea Sue
March 10th, 2004
Dorothea Sue Arnold Services: Have been held. Dorothea Sue Arnold, 86, of Aztec died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. She was born on Aug. 5, 1917, in Topeka,...


Sci-fi legend lectures locally
March 10th, 2004
PORTALES — Space, the final frontier: An everyday cliche for Star Trek fans, a creative compartment in the mind of Jack Williamson. Space exploration will be in the minds of those participating in t...


Four teachers named employees of the month
March 10th, 2004
Four Clovis School District employees from two schools were honored as employees of the month at Tuesday’s board meeting. Kindergarten teacher Robyn Ericson has taught 14 years at Mesa Elementary, s...


Education Digest 3/11
March 10th, 2004
Mesa Theater donated to Clovis Community College Thanks to the generosity of Lyle Walker, Kenneth Broad, Julian Bivins, and the Estate of Violet (Vi) Petty, the Mesa Theater has been donated to...


Education Calendar 3/11
March 10th, 2004
Today • Gattis Junior High band elementary tour. • ENMU to present “My Fair Lady” at 7:30 p.m. • Williamson Evening Lectureship Panel, 7 p.m. at Buchanan Hall, music building at the ENMU cam...


Lady Cats take pair of one-run wins at Roswell
March 10th, 2004
ROSWELL — Senior catcher Alicia Odom hit a pair of inside-the-park home runs Tuesday night to rally the Clovis High softball team past Roswell High 3-2 for a sweep of their doubleheader. The Lady W...


CHS girls golf results
March 10th, 2004
Roswell Invitational Tuesday At Spring River Municipal G.C. Team standings: 1. Roswell Goddard 367; 2. Ruidoso 384; 3. Alamogordo 390; 4. Roswell High 395; 5. Hobbs 399; 6. Clovis 410; 7. Raton...


Hounds beat NMHU on squeeze bunt
March 10th, 2004
PORTALES — Joey Aguilar’s one-out, bases-loaded squeeze bunt drove in Mark Wallace with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University edged New Mexico H...


State tournament scores, area prep basketball summaries
March 10th, 2004
Tuesday Girls Class 1A quarterfinals Grady 51, Cliff 34 Des Moines 63, Magdalena 49 Elida 33, Tatum 24 Fort Sumner 55, Mescalero 47 Class 2A quarterfinals Hatch 33, Eunice 21 SFIS 59, Z...


Vixens survives 1A state opener
March 10th, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — Sandy Fortner scored 23 points and Fort Sumner spoiled Mescalero’s first trip to the State Tournament with a 55-47 win in Tuesday’s Class 1A girls quarterfinals at Rio Grande High...


Floyd, Melrose begin state 1A bids
March 10th, 2004
Temple Baptist’s next close game this season will be its first. The defending Class 1A state runnerup Roadrunners have cruised to a 29-0 record heading into today’s 8 p.m. 1A boys state quarterfi...


Wolverines facing familiar foe
March 10th, 2004
The Texico and Hope Christian boys basketball teams are separated by more than 250 miles, but they’ve become well-acquainted in recent years. Winners of the last three and four of the past five Cla...


Grady buries cold-shooting Cowgirls
March 10th, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE — A fairly easy victory with the next day to practice and shop. It’s not usually that good at the state basketball tournament, but the beginning of the Class 1A girls tourney for the...


Board bans blue jeans
March 9th, 2004


Friends vie for commission seat
March 9th, 2004
Parmer County voters on Tuesday chose Democrat Michael Haseloff and Republican Ronald Byrd as candidates for the Precinct No. 3 County Commission seat. The two, who said they were “good friends,”...


Seliger captures GOP candidacy
March 9th, 2004
Texas Sen. Kel Seliger, District 31, will be the Republican candidate for his seat in the Nov. 2 general election. He beat Kirk Edwards and other Republican candidates on Tuesday. He will run against...


Fire fails to slow Lowe's
March 9th, 2004
As Lowe’s grocery store manager Lee Patterson stood on a ladder Tuesday afternoon replacing smoke-damaged air filters in his store, he marveled that the damage from a Monday evening fire hadn’t be...


Chase ends in rollover, a number of charges
March 9th, 2004
A Saturday night chase through Clovis streets exceeded 80 mph and forced vehicles off the road before the driver crashed in a rollover north of town, Clovis police said. “When he was initially stopp...


Gallup never in a hurry
March 9th, 2004


Hudson, Jean
March 9th, 2004
Jean Hudson Services: Have beenheld. Jean Hudson, 79, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 15, 1924, in Texana,...


3/10
March 9th, 2004
TODAY TB Testing — 8-4 p.m. at La Casa Family Health Care Center, 1521 W. 13th St. in Clovis, 769-0888. AARP/55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program — Clovis Community College, Room 104, preregistration is...


Police Blotter 3/10
March 9th, 2004
The manager of a Clovis ice cream shop called police about 1 p.m. Thursday to report that someone had cut the phone lines to the business overnight in a possible attempt to disable the alarm system. P...


Although guilty, Martha Stewart still a scapegoat
March 9th, 2004
Pardon us if we don’t buy into the “somebody-rich-and-famous-is-going-to-jail-tra-la” schadenfreude or the pious claptrap about how this verdict sends a message that nobody is above the law. It...


Candy company, families part of history
March 9th, 2004
Commercial candy making in Clovis began in 1926 when Kalie H. Saykally established the Saykally Candy Company at 512 Second St. Saykally was born in Beirut, Syria, in 1885. He came to America in 1893...


Georgia's punishment of teen a real crime
March 9th, 2004
A few words about race, justice and Marcus Dixon. Hundreds of people rallied last week in Atlanta, hoping to persuade the Georgia Supreme Court, which is considering an appeal filed on his behalf, to...


God can identify his children
March 9th, 2004
GOD CAN IDENTIFY HIS CHILDREN During one of the more famous battles ever fought, the World War II “Battle of the Bulge,” the Germans made use of a battalion of men under the command of Major Otto...


City officials sworn in
March 9th, 2004


Handwriting can speak volumes about people, says local professional an...
March 9th, 2004
Handwriting analysis can be an in-depth, life-long study or entertainment. That’s how Carol Durepos, 67, of Clovis views it. She has studied the art since 1983, she said. “Handwriting can convey h...


Police car involved in crash
March 9th, 2004
A two-car crash involving a police vehicle led to both drivers being carried from the scene, according to a preliminary police report on the incident. Neither driver had been cited as of Monday evenin...


Local company engraves monument for free
March 9th, 2004
Diane Glaze of Glaze Monument wasn’t looking for publicity when her company decided to provide free engraving for the new veterans’ memorial, but with about $20,000 worth of free labor, Glaze Monu...


Korea endorsing Kerry certainly provides insight
March 9th, 2004
Political endorsements, like nostalgia, just aren’t what they used to be. A lot of good Al Gore’s endorsement did Howard Dean, for instance, or the endorsement of the major labor unions did Rep. D...


We must purchase necessities before frills
March 9th, 2004
I don’t understand a lot about politics, and I sure don’t know how to run a town. I do, however, know about household budgets and how to run a business. I guess that is why I am so confused. Wheth...


It's too late to nitpick U.S. lawmaking
March 9th, 2004
If we had a country governed by the rule of law, where legislatures respected individual rights and did not pass edicts and regulations that violate our unalienable rights to life, liberty and pursuit...


Burkett, Harvey
March 9th, 2004
Harvey Burkett Services: Have been held. Mr. Harvey Burkett, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 11, 1919, in Senath, Mo., to William and Maggie Till...


WT outslugs Hounds in series finale
March 8th, 2004
PORTALES — Lurking in the No. 6 and No. 7 spots, Trey Howell and Dan Moody combined for seven hits and drove in 10 runs, leading West Texas A&M to a 17-11 win over Eastern New Mexico on Monday in th...


Zias' Buzard win LSC South coaching honor
March 8th, 2004
RICHARDSON, Texas — Dan Buzard was named the Lone Star Conference South Coach of the Year for leading the Zias to a surprising season in which they were tied for the division until the final week an...


Lady Cats draw Gallup in state tourney
March 8th, 2004
The Clovis High Lady Wildcats face Gallup at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Pit on the campus of the University of New Mexico in the semifinals of the girls Class 5A state basketball tournament. Mayfield...


ENMU struggles with bats, finishes 0-5 in weekend event
March 8th, 2004
IRVING, Texas — This weekend, the pitching was pretty good for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team. It was the offense that came up lacking. One week after scoring 31 runs while splitti...


Eastern bounces back for split with Buffs
March 8th, 2004
PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior left-hander Ian Thurman-Kelly pitched a strong eight innings in just his second start of the season and the Greyhounds salvaged a double-header split...


Zias made big strides in 2003-04
March 8th, 2004
Even though they ended the season with three lopsided losses, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team surprised a lot of people in 2003-04. Sophomore forward Elizabeth Richards wa...


Hounds notch sixth seed in regional
March 8th, 2004
The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has earned a spot in the NCAA Division II South Central Region basketball tournament. The Greyhounds (20-8) were accorded the No. 6 seed in s...


Murder, she won't find in Portales
March 8th, 2004
PORTALES — It’s a quarter till 2 on a Saturday morning and downtown Portales is in deep slumber. With the exception of truckers and the isolated university party, the city is as calm and serene a...


Reporters notebook: Card draw decides election
March 8th, 2004
By luck of the draw, Christopher Maestas is Tucumcari’s newest city commissioner. He defeated incumbent Jimmy Sandoval in a card game. The two drew cards on Thursday to break a tie vote for the city...


March 8 Calendar
March 8th, 2004
TODAY Clovis Quilters’ Club — 1:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, enter through southeast door. Open to all quilters, beginners to advanced. clovisquiltersclub@cox.net Pilot Club Meeting — 5:45...


Bishops need to be accountable for church abuse
March 8th, 2004
The Roman Catholic Church’s study from its own appointed review board has reiterated criticisms made by abuse victims and others outside the church. Perhaps now the current group of archbishops and...


Of course Mars knows, this means war
March 8th, 2004
Everyone keeps asking, “What’s going on?” and I mumble, “Nothing,” because I’m holding a tight rein on my dire predictions these days. I don’t want to be blamed for major riots and goo...


Exchange service merger reviews mixed
March 8th, 2004
Bush administration plans to merge the three military exchange systems, to cap commissary shopper savings at an average of 30 percent and to test “variable pricing” as a way to reduce commissary t...


Moore, Alvin R. Jr.
March 7th, 2004
Alvin R. Moore Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Alvin R. Moore Jr., 57, of Melrose, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 4, 1946, in Portales, to Macie and Alvin R. Moore. H...


Saturday area prep basketball summaries, state scores
March 7th, 2004
Girls Class 1A Region A Championship At Grady Des Moines 45, Grady 40 Des Moines (26-1) — Emily Kennedy 4-5 2-2 11, Jodi Kibbe 4-10 3-4 11, Jamie Atwater 4-7 2-2 10, Annie Kennedy 1-7 4-6 6,...


Clayton rallies past Texico
March 7th, 2004
CLAYTON — Texico led virtually all the way until the final two minutes, but the Wolverines couldn’t hold off Clayton and lost 49-47 Saturday night in the Class 2A Region B boys championship game. ...


Des Moines overtakes Grady
March 7th, 2004
GRADY — Although up against a seasoned group of girls who have won two straight state championships, for a while on Saturday afternoon, it looked like the third meeting of the season might be the ch...


Hounds' coach likes chances for bid
March 7th, 2004
After having to sit and wait for several days, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will find out its fate in the NCAA Division II tournament tonight. Selections for the eight-te...


Lady Cats state bound
March 7th, 2004


For safety's sake: Police ‘ticket’ Clovis motorists for demonstrat...
March 6th, 2004
Officer Paul Crowe of the Clovis Police Department said he noticed traffic at the corner of Prince and Commerce was flowing better during the Tuesday lunch hour than it had for some time. Of course, t...


E-mail hoax seeks user’s access information
March 6th, 2004
I’ll start this column off with yet another e-mail hoax alert. Say you receive an e-mail, supposedly generated by your Internet service provider, and it states something like “Your e-mail account...


Blockers provide security
March 6th, 2004
(For all the men and women serving on homeland defense missions) Up and down the three rivers that converge at Pittsburgh, Pa., there are clusters of steel mill and mining towns lining the wooded and...


Engagements 3/7 - Kelsey-Carpenter
March 6th, 2004
Kelsey-Carpenter Col. Charles Jr. and Genie Kelsey of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lori Kelsey of Lubbock, to Luke Carpenter of...


Honors 3/7
March 6th, 2004
Cattlemen’s Beef Board Pat Woods, a stocker from Broadview, will serve on the executive committee of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) in 2004. He was elected to the position at the 2004 Cat...


Senior happenings 3/7
March 6th, 2004
La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — B.O.D. meeting; 11 a.m. — General senior meeting; 12 p.m. — Refreshmen...


School menus 3/7
March 6th, 2004
Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and biscuit, juice, milk. Lunch — BBQ porky rib, cheesy potatoes, roll pears, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, juice, milk. Lunch — Spag...


Organizations 3/7
March 6th, 2004
Delta Kappa gamma Zeta The Delta Kappa gamma Zeta chapter met on Feb. 24, 2004, at Kingswood Methodist Church. Diane Davis led members in the collect. Patsy Camp read the minutes and called the...


Brown, Bonnie
March 6th, 2004
Bonnie Brown Services: Have been held. Bonnie Brown, 73, of Carlsbad died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest-Northgate Unit in Carlsbad. She was born and raised...


Q & A
March 6th, 2004
David Lansford, 45, on Tuesday was elected to his third term as Clovis’ mayor . Q: Tell us a little bit about your family. A: I’m the youngest of two boys; I have an older brother who’s here in...


3/7
March 6th, 2004
TODAY AARP/55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program — Clovis Community College, Room 104, preregistration is necessary. Cost is $10 per person made payable to AARP/55 Alive; for pre-registration call Carolyn...


New deportation policy raises some concerns
March 6th, 2004
T here’s been a change in U.S. deportation pol- icy for illegal immigrants from Mexico — instead of dropping undocumented persons off at the border, the United States and Mexico have tentative...


Many could benefit from tax hike money
March 6th, 2004
Now that we will all be taxed even more — since voters on Tuesday approved an increased gross-receipts tax — maybe the city will tackle the following issues: 1. Fix city streets (or at least paint...


Roswell merge good for youth program
March 6th, 2004
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Curry and Roosevelt counties seems to be facing three choices: merge with a Roswell program, drop the program entirely or create a mentor program outside the umbrella o...


Farmers thrilled by rain
March 6th, 2004
Local farmers say they’re overjoyed with some of the best rainfall totals they’ve seen in years. For one outlying community, it’s not just “a good year” — it’s a record. “This was the...


Police Blotter 3/7
March 6th, 2004
A Clovis business owner called police about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of South Pile regarding larceny of a shop-vac, car jack and tool box worth about $210 that were taken from his warehouse...


New assistant DA hired
March 6th, 2004
The 9th Judicial District has hired a new assistant district attorney to replace Matt Chandler, who is running against District Attorney Brett Carter in the June Republican primary. Michelle Olszta Re...


Lone Star Tournament scores
March 6th, 2004
All Times MST Men At Stephenville, Texas Friday's semifinals Northeastern State 80, Southwestern Oklahoma 71, OT Tarleton State 89, Texas A&M-Kingsville 85 Saturday's final Northeastern...


Buffs, Bronchos meet in Class 1A Region B boys final
March 6th, 2004
FLOYD — It’s nice to win a regional tournament, but in New Mexico it’s more important to get to the finals. Melrose and Floyd both accomplished that on Friday night, posting 14-point victories...


Vaughan's 38 boosts Texico into 2A finals
March 6th, 2004
CLAYTON – Braden Vaughan scored a career-high 38 points and Texico sealed its first trip to the state tournament in three years with solid free-throw shooting down the stretch in an 84-71 win over Q...


friday area prep basketball summaries, state scores
March 6th, 2004
Boys Class 2A Region A at Clayton Semifinals Texico 84, Questa 71 Texico (22-6) — Joe Zaikowski 0 0-0 0, Curtis Williams 0 1-2 1, Braden Vaughan 17 4-5 38, Johnny Rivera 2 2-4 6, Mark Peabody...


Minorities make ‘gay marriage’ an issue
March 4th, 2004
The problem with the “gay marriage” issue is that the more fundamental issue is not gay marriage. The real issue is who should decide such issues — that is, what kind of country and what kind of...


Iraq solution could be recipe for chaos
March 4th, 2004
On Monday, after the approval of an interim constitution by the Iraqi Governing Council, one member proclaimed, “This is a great day in the history of Iraq, an unforgettable day.” Tuesday became u...


Kerry has long, hard road ahead in presidency race
March 4th, 2004
Sen. John F. Kerry’s major victories in primaries and caucuses Tuesday all but seal for him the Democratic presidential nomination. He won decisively in the Minnesota caucuses and in primaries in M...


Alleged shooter jailed
March 4th, 2004
Clovis police have arrested a man suspected in the Wednesday shooting death of Lavon Harris, but Police Chief Bill Carey said officers still don’t know much more than they knew Wednesday. “We’re...


DA summoned to answer for absences
March 4th, 2004
Curry County Magistrate Judge Richard Hollis said Thursday he is satisfied with reasons District Attorney Brett Carter provided for prosecutors missing recent court appearances. But Carter said he’s...


Local leadership gets a chance to enhance
March 4th, 2004
A visit to Clovis by members of Leadership New Mexico this week offers a chance to showcase the community, City Manager Raymond Mondragon said Thursday. Fifty community leaders from around the state,...


3/5
March 4th, 2004
TODAY Childbirth Education — 6 p.m. Clovis Community College, Room 185, preregistration by Jan. 31. 4-week class beginning Feb. 3. Details: 769-2166 or 784-7961. AARP/55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program...


New electric cars met with concern, applause
March 4th, 2004
A bill signed by the governor that will allow electric cars to be driven on city streets and highways is receiving mixed reviews. The bill, which was crafted by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and sign...


Police Blotter 3/5
March 4th, 2004
A mobile home park manager called police at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27 regarding criminal damage to the office window. Police observed a hole consistent with a BB that shattered the tempered glass window witho...


Buffs, Broncos look for state berths tonight
March 4th, 2004
It’s not too hard to understand why homecourt advantage is important for regional basketball tournaments. “Homecourt advantage is huge,” Floyd boys coach Jeff Gillespie said. “Would you rathe...


Tigers possess plenty of bite
March 4th, 2004
The way Los Lunas coach Ron Geyer praised the Clovis Lady Wildcats, it may be a wonder if his team shows up. “Extremely talented. Great inside-outside balance. Very aggressive. Great court sense. V...


State law causes Lighthouse dilemma
March 4th, 2004
Jon Goldstein, communications director for the New Mexico Environment Department, said the Lighthouse Mission’s current quandary happened because of a change in state law. Until 2000, Lighthouse Mis...


Commission to honor personable pastor
March 4th, 2004
A pastor who served more than 50 years in six local Southern Baptist churches will be honored with a special reception by the Clovis City Commission on March 11. Clovis city commissioner Kevin Duncan...


Religion briefs
March 4th, 2004
The women of Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis will hold their annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church building, located at 1320 W. 21st St. Proceeds will go to loc...


'Passion' accurate, Jesus died in our place
March 4th, 2004
I have yet to see “The Passion of the Christ” although I fully intend to go. The story was one that I have known about since I was a child. Further, I have really known Christ since I was a child...


Amos poeticizes a painting
March 4th, 2004
Editor’s note: Amos, the erstwhile poetic church mouse, types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except the hyphens and dash...


Religion Calendar 3-5
March 4th, 2004
Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Saturday Bible Study Services ...


Man killed by shotgun blast
March 4th, 2004
Clovis police have obtained an open murder warrant for an 18-year-old man in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man who was shot early Wednesday morning. Sgt. Roger Grah said in a police depar...


Student: Experience key at spelling bee
March 4th, 2004
It just might be Jonathan Proctor’s year. The 13-year-old home-schooled eighth grader is representing the Clovis Area Home Educators in his third trip to the regional spelling bee Saturday at Clovis...


Tax hike effective July 1
March 4th, 2004
A quarter-percent increase in the city’s gross-receipts tax approved by voters Tuesday will not go into effect until July 1, when the city begins its next fiscal year, City Manager Ray Mondragon sai...


3/4
March 3rd, 2004
TODAY Pintores Art League Inc. — 6:30 p.m. at the Main Artery, 509 Main. Bronzing demonstration. Details: 742-3112. Strength Sisters — 7 p.m. First Methodist Church. Cancer support group for women...


Texas residents prepare for primaries
March 3rd, 2004
Texas residents will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on more candidates, this time in their primary election. At the local level in Bailey County, contested races for county commissioner exist in Pre...


Board votes $2 million to N.M. water authority
March 3rd, 2004
The state Water Trust Board voted Wednesday to give $2 million to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. The money is state funds earmarked by the Legislature in 2002 for the water authority’...


Could American Presidents soon be foreign born?
March 3rd, 2004
Could Arnold Schwarzenegger become president of the United States? Politically, it seems possible. Although we still have to see how he does in the rest of his time as California’s governor, so far...


Food tax's excise good for New Mexico
March 3rd, 2004
It took just over 70 years to get rid of it. Since New Mexico enacted the law, there has been a World War, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam imbroglio. The year the New Mexico Legislature first imposed...


Allowing gay marriage a slippery slope
March 3rd, 2004
The Massachusetts high court ruled that people of the same sex have a right to be married. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and County Clerk Nancy Alfaro, in defiance of California law, have issued mo...


Education Calendar 3/4
March 3rd, 2004
Friday • Lincoln-Jackson breakfast with the Arts/Gifted and Talented Class Presents Fairy Tales. • Music and Young Children Workshop at Los Ninos Early Intervention Center. Time TBA. • C...


Education Briefs 3/4
March 3rd, 2004
CCC closes for employee training The Clovis Community College campus will be closed on March 12. All staff and faculty will be participating in a professional development workshop — Skillfest...


Clovis residents win art awards
March 3rd, 2004
Three Clovis residents won awards at the Eastern New Mexico University 2004 Student Juried Exhibition held Jan. 25-Feb.6. James Estoque won first place for Graphic Design and Motion Graphics. He will...


Green, Hildrige
March 3rd, 2004
Hildrige Green Jr. Services: Have been held. Hildrige Green Jr., 77, of Roswell died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Sept. 16, 1927, in Ma...


Inmate found dead in cell
March 3rd, 2004
Parmer County Sheriff: Reason for death remains a mystery. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said he doesn’t know what he could have done differently to prevent the Feb. 22 hanging death of...


Water board OKs unusual resolution
March 3rd, 2004
City officials call it a “unique and strange agreement,” but a resolution approved Wednesday by Clovis’ water policy advisory board may allow Curry County to join other area entities in encourag...


And He Was Gathered to His People
March 3rd, 2004
"And He Was Gathered to His People" My wife has been collecting and displaying some old family photographs. She’s been after me for awhile now to scan a small old photograph of my maternal gr...


CITY ELECTION TOTALS
March 3rd, 2004


Voters OK tax hike
March 3rd, 2004


Mayor returned to office
March 3rd, 2004
Incumbent Mayor David Lansford sailed to an easy victory Tuesday night as Clovis voters returned him to office with the highest margin he’s received in three elections. Lansford won with 73 percent...


Gross receipts taxes pass throughout area
March 3rd, 2004
Tuesday proved a good night for supporters of gross-receipts tax hikes. Like Clovis, voters in Melrose and Texico said OK to proposals aimed at funding water issues. In Melrose, voters overwhelmingly...


Winton wins second District 4 term
March 3rd, 2004
District 4 voters emphatically elected Lunell Winton to her second term in the city commission on Tuesday. Winton received 73 percent of the vote to defeat opponent Jack Twite. The victory places Wint...


Incumbent ousted in tight District 2 race
March 3rd, 2004
Fred Van Soelen summed it up in five words: “It was a nail biter,” he said. Van Soelen, an assistant district attorney, won the city commission District 2 race with 285 votes — 37 more than runn...


Tucumcari election ends in tie
March 3rd, 2004
TUCUMCARI — One Tucumcari city election appears headed for overtime. Incumbent District 2 Commissioner Jimmy R. Sandoval and challenger Christopher Maestas each received 67 votes on Tuesday. “I’...


Cats rained out at Tascosa
March 2nd, 2004
AMARILLO — Clovis and Amarillo Tascosa were tied at 1-1 when Tuesday’s baseball game was called after four innings because of rain. Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger said the team will try to resc...


LSC North champs end shorthanded Zias' season
March 2nd, 2004
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A successful season for Eastern New Mexico University's women came down to a crashing end Tuesday night, as Northeastern State routed the shorthanded Zias 77-46 Tuesday night at J...


Clovis Big Brothers, Big Sisters in limbo
March 2nd, 2004
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Curry and Roosevelt counties has lost its central office in Clovis. The result of an organizational restructuring leaves four staff members and dozens of children at le...


County finds low-cost way to build new events center
March 2nd, 2004
Curry County commissioners may have found a way to build a special events center at a price the county can afford, Commissioner Pete Hulder said Tuesday. Hulder, a member of the commission’s special...


CCC president McClure finalist at Texas college
March 2nd, 2004
Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, is one of two finalists for the president’s position at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. McClure did not return telephone messages...


3/3
March 2nd, 2004
TODAY Joint Veterans Council — 7 p.m. VFW Post 3280. Details: 763-3713. AARP/55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program — Clovis Community College, Room 104, preregistration is necessary. Cost is $10 per pers...


Police Blotter 3/3
March 2nd, 2004
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received two reports on Feb. 25 from the county health department regarding a 13-year-old gir...


Realistic taxation should be priority in Haiti restoration
March 2nd, 2004
U.S., Canadian and French troops are occupying Haiti and helping establish a new, democratic government. We believe Haitians themselves need to do most of the work of reconstructing democracy and the...


Pilot remembered for daring WW II raid
March 2nd, 2004
Editor’s note: Col. Travis Hoover was born Sept. 21, 1917, at Melrose. The son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Hoover died at age 86 in Joplin, Mo., on Jan. 17. A daring raid. Beyond daring, even. S...


Bush administration manipulates facts
March 2nd, 2004
Two plus two — I have this on good authority — equals four. So how do you feel about that? Do you support that interpretation or do you think it should be changed? Yes, I know. You’re wondering...


Kizer, Melvin
March 2nd, 2004
Melvin Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. Melvin Kizer, 67, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Lingo, to Ivy and Bill Kizer. He grew up in Lin...


Area voters head for polls
March 1st, 2004
Early voting was down in this year’s city election, but statewide the practice is growing and plays a peculiar role in elections, a New Mexico State University government professor said. “If drast...


Texico and Melrose consider quarter-percent gross receipts tax increas...
March 1st, 2004
Clovis is not the only eastern New Mexico community asking for an increase in gross-receipts taxes. The issue is also on the ballots in Texico and Melrose in city-wide elections today. Texico is propo...


Battered Zias hit road again
March 1st, 2004
Eastern New Mexico Zias coach Dan Buzard is not a big fan of the Lone Star Conference basketball tournament format. The Zias, who returned from a two-game road trip late Saturday night, were back on...


ENMU spring football begins today
March 1st, 2004
J.J. Jennings is a busy man. In addition to classes, the Eastern New Mexico University freshman is running track for the Greyhounds. And he’s one of about 90 prospects scheduled to begin spring foo...


CHS tennis results
March 1st, 2004
Snowman Invitational Friday, Saturday At Dumas, Texas Clovis results Boys singles Jared Cole (2-2, 6th place): W Taylor Elzner (White Deer) 7-5, 6-0; L Justin Bonner (Dumas) 6-0, 6-0; W Zach Or...


3/2
March 1st, 2004
Today Diabetes Support Group — 6 p.m. at Ernest Garcia Hall, 1521 W. 13th Street. Details: 742-9109 or 769-0888. Clovis Blind Support Group — 9:30-10:45 a.m., Clovis Senior Center (Baxter Hall), 9...


'Economy doctor" Greenspan a boon to U.S. market
March 1st, 2004
Alan Greenspan is today more than just the powerful chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose every utterance can send stock markets soaring or swooning and aftershocks rippling through the global econom...


Blue jeans are not the issue; it's control
March 1st, 2004
As one of the silent six in the audience at last week’s school board meeting, I feel compelled to reply to the article published in Thursday’s News Journal. First, I commend Ryan Lengerich for acc...


'Christ' movie ads fuel to anti-Semetic fire
March 1st, 2004
It grieves me to object to Mel Gibson’s movie because I know millions of Christians in this country and around the world will be moved and possibly even transformed by it — and that is a welcome t...


Leadership N.M. coming to Clovis
March 1st, 2004
Members of Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program will visit Clovis Thursday through Saturday to review education concerns. “Each year, a group of accomplished leaders from around the state is selec...


Business Digest 3/2
March 1st, 2004
Legislative review planned this month Area residents will have an opportunity to hear the results of the 2004 Legislative session up close when the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce hosts...


Business Licenses 3/2
March 1st, 2004
The following are business licenses issued in Clovis in January 2004, according to information provided by city officials. • Unlimited Woodworks Inc. Contractor No owner listed 216 Mitchell • Char...


Terrell, Iris J.
March 1st, 2004
Iris J. Terrell Services: None will be held. Iris J. Terrell, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in Wichita. She was born on May 25, 1914, in Elida, to Louis and Pearl Laughlin. She wa...


Sisneros, Jose “Joe” F.
March 1st, 2004
Jose “Joe” F. Sisneros Services: Have been held. Jose “Joe” F. Sisneros, 53, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 21, 1950, in...


Janos, JoAnn
March 1st, 2004
JoAnn Janos Services: Have been held. JoAnn Janos, 67, of Truth or Consequences died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at her home. She was born on April 25, 1936, in Clovis to J.A. and Elizabeth Morrow. She was...


Movie ignites 'Passion' in Clovis
March 1st, 2004
A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Some responses: “While I haven’t had the opportunity to view this epic yet, I think the question...


Local movie buffs take their picks
March 1st, 2004
Area residents were not surprised when “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” dominated the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Out of 35 people polled Sunday afternoon at the North Plains Cinema...


Child, mother thrown from car
March 1st, 2004
A 5-year-old boy and his mother, both of Clovis, were in critical condition Sunday at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after being thrown from a pickup truck. Authorities said the pickup rolled 1 1/...


Reporters Notebook: Powerball e-mails may be from con artists
March 1st, 2004
Think you’ve won the Powerball lottery since you’ve received an e-mail to that effect? Not so, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball lotto game. These e-ma...


Hammit, Tommy Neal
March 1st, 2004
Tommy Neal Hammit Services: Have been held. Mr. Tommy Neal Hammit, 33, of Texico, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 24, 1970, in Clovis, to Dread and Marilyn Hammit. He e...


Calendar, March 1
March 1st, 2004
MONDAY Curry County Genealogical Society — 7 p.m. at Clovis Carver Library. Details: 763-5416. Survivors of Homicide — 7 p.m. at 116 W. 11th. Details: 799-0863. Curry County Association of Educati...


Believing lies, long negotiations is our best hope
March 1st, 2004
Perhaps the best that can be hoped for from a set of meetings between North Korea and the five other countries with the most direct interest in it — China, South Korea, Japan, the United States and...


No debating that Jesus is controversial
March 1st, 2004
I cannot remember a film more controversial than “The Passion of the Christ.” The media attention is phenomenal, the religious conversation is ceaseless, and after all is said and done I am not su...


'Dear Bobby' heals the pessimist folks
March 1st, 2004
I came out of the closet a few years ago, admitting the authorship of “Dear Abby” columns in newspapers. It began when my identity was exposed by a composing room boo-boo that placed my picture ov...


Democrats now pressing for veteran votes
March 1st, 2004
Democrats are love-bombing America’s 26.5 million military veterans. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the party’s leading presidential candidate, begins his victory speeches on primary nights by...


ENMU gets split in tournament at Southwestern
March 1st, 2004
WEATHERFORD, Okla. — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team is having a tough time putting pitching and hitting together. The Zias’ pitching has been solid for the most part thro...


Athletics benefits ENMU
March 1st, 2004


Bosket, Lee out for Zias
March 1st, 2004
Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will be out to avenge close regular-season losses on Tuesday night when they begin play in the Lone Star Conference’s postseason basketball tournam...