Qwest touts broadband

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John Badal (center), president of Qwest’s New Mexico operations, helps Danielle Welsh (left) and Marie DePatti, both of Albuquerque, look for driving directions on the Internet from Clovis to Albuquerque on Thursday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Jack King While many of us still don’t know the difference between an Internet “site” and a “link” […]

Police Blotter 8/29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 53-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Monday morning to report a possible case of credit card fraud. The man said he wrote a $49 check to a Florida company in July that said it would open a credit card […]

Public Record 8/29

Compiled from court records from Aug. 21 through Wednesday: Marriage licenses • Jeremy John LeClear, 25, and Tina Louise Clayton, 36, both of Clovis • Brian Joseph Teichmann, 25, and Misty Angel Strickland, 22, both of Clovis • Barry Dewayne Jones, 41, and Helen Sue Conner, 44, both of Clovis • Matthew Keith Wilkerson, 44, […]

Bedford, Ira

Ira Bedford Services: Have been held. Mr. Ira Paul Bedford, 80, of Sacramento, Calif., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee, Minn. He was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Weeletka, Okla., to Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Anthony Bedford. He married Mary Helen Thomas on Dec. 1, 1946. He worked as […]

Horses and homily

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Steve Friskup of Muleshoe, Texas, left, talks to Bill and Ginger Sneed, of Talpa, Texas, on Sunday after a cowboy church service at the sale barn in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham The Clovis Livestock Auction’s four annual horse sales attract buyers and sellers from across the United States and even other […]

Elida church celebrates centennial

By Gary Mitchell Elida Methodists are planning to have a party on Sunday. They’re celebrating 100 years of ministry to the community. “We’re coming together in this celebration to praise God and give him honor for 100 years of continuous Christian ministry,” said Fred Anthony, co-chair for the event for Elida Methodist Church. “We hope […]

Snap judgments mostly are a little faulty

By Judy Brandon It has been many years, but that Sunday night long ago is still clear in my mind. God knew all about me and my attitude and still it hurts a little even today when I think about my attitude that night. It was about 1963. The teenagers at church customarily all sat […]

chased by oranges

by amos Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i was minding my own business the other day strolling through the church kitchen when marcellus the ugly ungodly cat scampered across the counter in pursuit of hapless homer hummingbird homer made […]

Cats rebuilding on the run

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior defensive end Jarod Baldwin closes in on Las Cruces High QB Brandon Lucero during last week’s scrimmage.Jarod Bald Rick White No Hank Baskett. No Nathan Nuttall. No Joey Garcia. No chance for the Clovis Wildcats? Not necessarily. For the first time in several years, the Wildcats head into a […]

Clovis golfer records first ace

CNJ staff Bob Martin of Clovis recorded his first hole-in-one Wednesday at Chaparral Country Club. He recorded the ace with a 6-iron on the par-3, 164-yard 11th hole. Playing partners were Don Bonner, John Hager and Larry Lowry.

Lady Cats have seven-year itch

Eric Butler The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ bid to win their own tournament for the first time is one of several storylines heading into this weekend’s seventh annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament. The 16-team tournament begins Friday morning with pool play at the high school and Marshall Junior High, with quarterfinals beginning at 2 p.m. “We’ve […]

Zias battling injury bug

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Sophomore Adrienne Sena returns a serve during Wednesday’s Zia volleyball practice at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — A young Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball squad got even younger with injuries to their only two returning starters. Senior outside hitters Margie Goble, who spent her first three seasons as ENMU’s setter, […]

Game Day

Compiled by CNJ Sports Editor Rick White Game Day Clovis at Mayfield 7:30 p.m. tonight, Las Cruces Sports Stadium 2002 records: Clovis 9-3, Mayfield 12-1 Head coaches: Clovis, Eric Roanhaus, 26th year, 235-81-5; Jim Bradley, 17th year, 154-40-6 Last meeting: Mayfield 14, Clovis 0, 2002 regular-season Basic offense/defense: Clovis, pro-set/50; Mayfield, Power I, 50 double-eagle […]

Littlejohn thinks Texico could make run at state

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — If Mike Littlejohn were a betting man, he might have wagered last year’s Texico volleyball team would have a better chance at a Class 2A state championship than the talented, senior-laden 2001 squad that actually won it. That would come as a surprise to a lot of people, he admitted. […]

Nuttall facing season-ending surgery

By Rick White Former Clovis standout Nathan Nuttall is scheduled to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery today, according to the New Mexico State coaching staff. A 6-foot, 195-pound redshirt freshman, Nuttall was battling for a starting spot at strong safety for the Aggies until he was injured Aug. 15 during practice. “It’s a tough deal for […]

Farwell battling numbers game

By Eric Butler FARWELL — The Farwell Steers didn’t even make it to their first scrimmage before being hit by the injury bug. Senior Cale Stevenson, penciled in at running back, is out for the year due to a concussion and sophomore Logan McFarland, one of three players competing at quarterback, tore an anterior cruciate […]

Two-time state runnerup Texico faces first five games on road

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Texico head coach Mike Prokop talks to his players after practice on Wednesday about getting ready for Friday’s season opener against Bovina. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — If the Texico Wolverines are looking for a challenge in the 2003 football season, all they need do is take a quick peek at […]

Officials defend Decalogue

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An unidentified person walks past the Ten Commandments outside the Curry County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. A Ten Commandments monument was removed from a courthouse Wednesday in Alabama. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell A Ten Commandments monument was removed from an Alabama courthouse on Wednesday, but Clovis officials said they’ve not heard any discussion […]

Wildcat fever catching again

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Clovis’ D&D Family Furniture is among many businesses with signs supporting the Clovis Wildcats. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Wildcats will play their first football game of the school year on Friday, but Roger Jackson of Ideal Auto Sales didn’t have to do anything to get ready for the season. […]

Warrants issued for suspects in Portales shooting

By Mike Linn A local judge has signed warrants against a father-son duo suspected in the shooting of two men at the Valle del Solle apartments late Sunday night, police said. Police are searching for Jamie Banda Sr., 45, and Jaime Banda Jr., 22, on charges of aggravated battery, accessory to aggravated battery and conspiracy […]