Don’t buy a new calendar, go to the Web

By Tom DiFrancesca I just want to let you know about some enhancements that I have made to the Tracker Tom Web site. I frequently receive e-mails asking me to please provide the writer with information from my previous columns. The requests normally run something like “remember you wrote about Spyware a few months ago, […]

Wildcats split with Hobbs

CNJ staff Sean Cruce and Ryan Denton collected two hits each and Luke Gray went the distance as Clovis edged Hobbs 3-2 in the first game of Thursday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. Gray scattered six hits over seven innings. Hobbs exploded for eight runs in the seventh inning and captured the […]

Diamondbacks force deciding game

CNJ staff Brandon Adkins’ grand slam highlighted a seven-run fifth-inning as the Roosevelt County Diamondbacks stayed alive in the Tri-County Major league tournament with a 12-7 win over the American Yankees on Thursday at Dickenson Field The teams meet again at 7 p.m. at Rotary Park in Portales in the championship game of the double-elimination […]

Zias picked fourth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M received 15 of a possible 18 first-place votes in the Lone Star Conference’s South Division preseason volleyball poll. The Lady Buffs, who have made 14 NCAA postseason appearances in the last 15 seasons, tallied 103 total points in the poll to easily top Abilene Christian. The Wildcats collected […]

First-year Clovis coach no rookie

By Eric Butler Larry Jones Jr. has coached soccer before — just not at the high school level. He has coached girls before — just not at the high school level. He’ll get his chance to do both this fall after being named the girls soccer coach at Clovis High. Jones succeeds Tamara Spradlin, who […]

Changing times for the military

By Darrell Todd Maurina Ken Huey has vivid memories of the public reaction he received while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. “My wife, then my girlfriend, was a student at (the University of New Mexico) and I remember picking her up in my flight suit,” Huey said. “I was booed, hissed, […]

City accepts gift of Levine Building

By Jack King The City Commission voted Thursday to accept the Levine Building on Main Street as a donation from its current owners. The city of Clovis will accept the building on the basis that current federal and county tax liens on the building will be waived, the commission said. According Susan Freed, a Santa […]

Sheriff’s deputy chases motorist, who escapes

CNJ Staff A motorist led a Curry County deputy in hot pursuit on dirt roads southwest of Clovis early Wednesday morning before escaping, according to Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said the deputy was eastbound on County Road 8 when he noticed a vehicle that failed to dim its bright lights despite the deputy repeatedly flashing […]

Police blotter 6/20

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Early Friday morning, police responded to the 800 block of Sheldon after a battery incident. According to the victim, a former roommate had opened a window, gotten into the home, and concealed himself under the bed. The former roommate then began […]

Public record 6/20

Compiled from court records from June 12 through June 18 Marriage Licenses Levi Marshall Nagle, 78, and Ruth J. Hood, 80, both of Lubbock David Morris Sturdivant, 24, of Lubbock and Jessica Nicole Autrey, 23, of Clovis Daniel Paredes, 22, and Jo Ann Rodriguez, 28, both of Clovis David James Scioli, 22, of Texico and […]

Spaced-out teacher

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Joe Strickland gets a physical examination from Dr. Albert M. Kwan on Wednesday at Kwan’s office in Clovis. Strickland will be one of 75 teachers traveling to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., for a nine-day stay. By Gary Mitchell Joe Strickland doesn’t care if he wasn’t the first choice to receive an invitation to […]

Cowboys and Christianity

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Jack White bows his head in prayer during the prayer meeting at the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp held in June 2001 at Ned Houk Park. By Gary Mitchell Steaming chuckwagon meals, campfire singing and old-time preaching will highlight the 26th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting. The four-day event will take place Wednesday through Saturday. […]

Possessions don’t lead to self-sufficiency

By Judy Brandon My great uncle Harris never married and lived all his adult life alone. During his lifetime, he existed only on the bare necessities. It wasn’t that Uncle Harris couldn’t afford a comfortable lifestyle, and it wasn’t that he didn’t have an income. Harris just didn’t believe in spending any money. He was […]

amos visits kinfolk

Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. With the coming of summer and the annual dust bowl weather on the Plains, amos started feeling a little lonely. Every time he saw a little daisy sprouting through the ground or the tender young […]

Water group begins personnel search

By Jack King The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has begun the process of hiring a director for the Ute Reservoir pipeline project. A search committe will publish a request for proposals for the job next week with a deadline to receive applications of Aug. 1. The committee will make recommendations […]

Saying thanks the best way we know how

Luziano Reyna missed his daughter’s birth because he was working. Last month, he missed her graduation from Clovis High School. Again, he was working. He was working for us. Reyna, from Hereford, Texas, has served 20 years in the United States Air Force. He spent the last six months deployed in support of Operation Iraqi […]

Cats complete unlikely comeback

CNJ Staff CNJ STAFF Clovis’ offense started to shine about the same time the stadium lights were turned on. Trailing by 10 runs at the game’s midway point, Clovis rallied to beat Plainview 15-14 on Tuesday in a West Texas Baseball League game at Bell Park. Ryan Denton capped off the improbable comeback by singling […]

Match made in heaven

By Rick_White@link.freedom.com Her high school coach believes LaToya Anderson’s best track days are ahead of her. Her college coach is counting on it — that and her versatility and character. Anderson recently signed a letter of intent to run track at Oklahoma Christian University, an NAIA school in Oklahoma City. “She’s a late bloomer,” Clovis […]

Pipeline funding questioned

By Jack King Federal and state officials raised questions Wednesday about some eastern New Mexico communities’ ability to pay for their share of the renewable water delivery system proposed by the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. The authority has been created to develop a pipeline project to distribute water from Ute Reservoir to communities […]

Day trips — White Sands

By Angela Peacock One of the world’s greatest natural wonders can be found in New Mexico at White Sands National Monument. “White Sands is so unique because there is no other place like it on the planet and it is home to some of the most outstanding scenery you’ll ever see,” said John Mangimeli, chief […]