Lady Cats’ posts leave Portales seeing double

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn shoots over Portales’ Morgan Hill during Wednesday’s championship game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Portales had no answer for Clovis’ inside attack. Twin posts Brittany Blackmon and Monique Walker combined for 34 points and 11 rebounds as Clovis manhandle […]

Breath of life interrupts embalming

By Darrell Todd Maurina A man declared dead at a Clovis hospital and sent to a funeral home for embalming on Wednesday morning was returned to the hospital after he took a breath. An employee of Muffley Funeral Home called 911 dispatchers when he found Felipe Padilla, 94, of Clovis, was still alive. Sometime Wednesday […]

Clovis shows new resolve

By Jack King At the beginning of a new year it is always popular to make a resolution — something you intend to do during the next 365 days to improve your life or that of those around you. In a quiz of local officials about their New Year’s resolutions Wednesday, most said 2003 was […]

Cheddar plant moving ahead

By Jack King Select Milk Producers of Artesia initiated the steps that led to a cheese plant coming to eastern New Mexico, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. The milk producers cooperative was looking for an outlet for its product. It wanted to locate a processor within a 60-mile area […]

Wildcats regain tourney title

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin is fouled during the first half of Wednesday’s championship game of the Milk Cow Classic. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Guards Tizrick Phillips and Bud Willis each converted a pair of free throws in the final half-minute Wednesday night as the Clovis High Wildcats completed a comeback from […]

Steps must be taken to ensure happy New Year

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico enjoyed a prosperous 2003. Records show 280 new businesses opened in Clovis and Portales added two dozen new chamber members. All this is evidence that the region’s retail business is booming. All signs point to more economic pleasures in 2004, with groundbreaking expected this month on a $200 million cheese […]

Not all of 2003′s news was noteworthy

Ned Cantwell You probably don’t care much what I think as we enter a new year, but I’ll tell you anyway. >About New Mexico Politics: Aside from watching the state GOP shoot itself in the foot, political junkies will have to amuse themselves with watching the money changers. The upcoming 30-day session limits itself to […]

Some discrimination seems to be OK

Walter Williams Some things I wonder about: Early in our marriage, 40-some years ago, Mrs. Williams would return from shopping complaining about the unreasonable prices. Having aired her complaints, she’d then ask me to unload her car laden with purchases. After the unloading, I’d ask her: “I thought you said the prices were unreasonable. Why […]

Hounds rout undermanned Panhandle St.

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies capped off a 2003 they’d like to forget, and the Greyhounds got the start on a three-game homestand they wanted. Jamaal Hunnicutt and Travazz Buckley had 17 apiece to lead four in double figures, and Eastern New Mexico University never trailed in a 92-52 rout […]

Student Profile 1/1/04

Christine Thrower, 17, daughter of Linda and Troy Thrower, is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is reading in the rain curled up on a window seat. What is your theme song? My theme song is “I’m Movin’ On” by the […]

Democrats need to take sides with taxpayers

One of the things to look forward to in the new year is the potential for more federal tax cuts. President Bush is expected to push Congress to enact new savings programs that rely on tax breaks to lure participants, reported Monday’s Sacramento Bee. The president is also expected to push Congress to extend the […]

Double talk cannot justify war in Iraq

By Tibor Machan What was the biggest story of 2003? The U.S. government’s decision to go to war with Iraq, that’s what. Why? Because, all in all, despite the desirable result of bringing down a vicious dictatorship, it was an unjustified military action taken by our government. What justifies going to war? When a country […]

Clovis’ grand estates still cropping up

By Don McAlavy Clovis’ big, expensive homes are an indicator of the growth of the city, most of which has been to the north and east after World War II. In the early days of Clovis, the big homes were primarily built on Gidding Street, from the 300 block to East Seventh Street. Maybe that’s […]

Capps, Katherine

Katherine Capps Services: Private services have been held. Katherine S. Capps, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in Phoenix. She was born on Nov. 14, 1924, in Rosemark, Tenn., to Erwin and Katherine Stokes. She was a school teacher. In 1991 she moved to Arizona from New Mexico. Survivors include a son, […]

Taco Box closes its mall location; others still open

By Jack King Tom Martin, owner of the Taco Box restaurants, said the company closed its site in North Plains Mall on Sunday because it was unable to reach an agreement on the extension of its lease with mall owner General Growth Properties. Martin said the North Plains Mall Taco Box had 13 employees, some […]

Help for the Hangover

By Jack King On New Year’s Day some of you out there (and you know who you are) will already have broken your first resolution — the one not to begin the year with a tongue the consistency of the Sahara Desert and eyes like two very, very painful poached eggs. We refer, of course, […]

Police aim to keep roads safe

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local law enforcement agencies plan extra patrols on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and the district attorney is getting ready for what could be up to three times as many driving while intoxicated cases as he sees in a normal week. “It’s more likely than not that they’ll make […]

Lady Raiders win 13th straight

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Jia Perkins had 20 points, and second-ranked Texas Tech scored on 14 straight first-half possessions in a 95-47 victory Tuesday night over San Diego in the championship game of the Surf-N-Slam Classic. The victory enabled Texas Tech (13-0) to extend its school record for consecutive wins to begin a […]

St. Mike’s hoping for third consecutive title in Class 3A basketball

By Dave Wagner The St. Michael’s Horsemen may have been 2-8 before this week’s Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, but don’t count them out just yet in their bid for a third consecutive Class 3A state boys basketball title. The Santa Fe-based school was busy earlier this month adding some football hardware to […]

Portales advances with last-second win over Rio Rancho

By Kevin Wilson Erika Cook and Kassandra Richards have seen just about everything as teammates at Portales High School. It was that familiarity that helped them knock Rio Rancho into unfamiliar territory. Cook set up Richards for a late jumper from the baseline, giving Portales a 47-45 win over previously unbeaten Rio Rancho in Tuesday’s […]