Most agree: Work ethic still important

By Janet Bresenham As many prepare to cease their labor today on Labor Day, some people see a shift in the modern work ethic and the willingness to work. One who sees a change but still considers a strong work ethic important is Barbara Norris of Clovis. “When you’re out and around some places, there […]

Military vows extensive improvement in maternity care

By Tom Philpott Maternity care has been a weak spot in military medicine.  Surveys show too many patients dissatisfied with continuity of care, scheduling of appointments, availability of ultrasound, limited pain management options, and even a lack childcare services or close-in parking for doctor visits. Enhancements in all of these areas are on the way. […]

Let government learn to watch its balance sheet

It’s Labor Day: a holiday that has been set aside to provide a day of rest for the American worker. Today, most of us will relax, perhaps spend some time at Ute Lake or Ned Houk Park or barbecue some steaks. Tuesday morning we’ll return to our work, as past generations did after their Labor […]

Misspending youth not all it’s cracked up to be

By Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know […]

Could Cannon close? Unimaginable for some

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following the end of the Cold War, the Department of Defense has repeatedly cut the number of military personnel and military bases. Between 1988 and 1995, 97 major military bases were selected for closure in four rounds of cutbacks known as Base Realignment and Closure or “BRAC.” In 2005, a special […]

Martinez, Juana

Juana Martinez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Juana Martinez, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Toyahvale, Texas, to Gavina and Jose Hernandez. She married Tranquilino A. Martinez on March 17, 1981, in Pecos, Texas. They moved to Portales in 1986. […]

Krattiger, Helen

Helen Krattiger Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen Edna Krattiger, 78, of Clovis, a clerk, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in St. Vrain, to Thomas and Helen Davis Miller. She was a telephone operator, a business owner and a store clerk. She […]

Brockman-Graham, Inez M.

Inez M. Brockman-Graham Services: Have been held. Inez M. Brockman-Graham, 79, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Lincoln County, Okla., to James Cunningham and Mamie Thacker. She married William E. Brockman on April 3, 1942. They made their home […]

Adams St. wins over Eastern

CNJ STAFF ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer team played competitively against host Adams State on Sunday, but the Zias couldn’t find the net in a 2-0 loss to the Grizzlies. ENMU went 0-2 in the three-day, three-team round-robin, also losing on Saturday to College of the Southwest 3-2. The Grizzlies […]

Mules look to rebound from opening loss

By Dave Wagner MULESHOE — The Muleshoe Mules didn’t get off to the kind of start they’d hoped for Friday night. The smaller, quicker Mules held a bigger Seminole team in relative check most of the way, but couldn’t break through on any of their own handful of scoring opportunities in absorbing a 7-0 homefield […]

Residents to share experiences with readers

Welcome to My Life. That’s a new feature that begins today in the Clovis News Journal. Each week, the newspaper will recruit a different local resident to share his or her life’s experiences through the pages of a daily diary. Muleshoe mayor and restaurant owner Victor Leal is our first volunteer. His diary will appear […]

McWherter, Edith

Edith McWherter Services: Have been held. Edith McWherter, 90, of House, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital in Alamogordo. She was born on June 27, 1913, in House, to Frank and Lona Mae Dwight Kirchmeier. She attended school at House, graduating in May 1932. She married Glen E. McWherter on June […]

Eastern hangs playoff hopes on defense

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Corey White applies a stiffarm to Kwame Darko on a punt return during Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University football scrimmage. Dave Wagner PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are to end a 20-year playoff drought, they will rely heavily on a veteran defense and an offense that has some […]

Eastern booters drop program’s first match

CNJ STAFF ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University played competitively but came up short in its first regular-season venture into women’s soccer on Saturday, losing to Hobbs-based College of the Southwest 3-2 in a three-team round-robin hosted by Adams State College. Freshman forward Megan Dozier scored ENMU’s first goal about 26 minutes into the […]

CHS harriers close second at Borger meet

CNJ STAFF BORGER, Texas — The Hereford Whitefaces had just enough to edge out Clovis High for the boys Division II team championship Saturday in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Hereford, led by individual champion Jesus Huerta (15:53 over 3,000 meters), finished with 53 points to 54 for the Wildcats. Amarillo Tascosa came […]

Lady Cats can’t hold lead

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis’ Jenna Meyer, right, battles Roswell’s Emily Smith for the ball during Saturday’s game off the Clovis Invitational at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Dave Wagner Buoyed by their first goal — and lead — of the season, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats had some early momentum against Roswell High in Saturday’s […]

Summer rainstorm soaks Clovis

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A soccer ball sits in a puddle on the Yucca football field as the St. Michael’s girls soccer team practices before its championship match Saturday against Moriarty. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Friday night’s thunderstorms prevented Ranchvale farmer Dudley Bailey from harvesting his 150 acres of watermelons on Saturday, but he looked at […]

Texico turns back Bovina

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Texico running back Johnny Serrano runs past Bovina’s Raymond Chisom during his first quarter touchdown run during Friday’s game at Bovina. Dave Wagner BOVINA — Less than seven minutes into Friday’s season opener against Bovina, the Texico Wolverines appeared to be headed for an easy win. Bovina didn’t give in though, […]

Railway continues expansion

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The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe expansion of the Clovis rail yard has created 60 new conductor positions. Photo by Eric Kluth By Jack King Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway has hired 60 new people as a result of its recent expansion, “90 percent” of whom are from Clovis, a BNSF spokeswoman said. Spokeswoman Lena Kent said […]

Portales struggles with two drowning deaths

By Mike Linn Frank Davis went from grade-school dropout to successful businessman to worthy of an appearance on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.” And while his $360,200 purchase of Leno’s celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle in 2001 caught the attention of millions, it was his gentle kindness and zest for life that won the hearts of family […]