R.C. Hoiles’ legacy continues

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico We are privileged to walk in the editorial footsteps of one of America’s remarkable journalists, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles, who was born on Nov. 24, 1878, and founded Freedom Communications Inc.. The descendants of R.C., as everybody called him, still own our Irvine, California-based parent company, and maintain his legacy of […]

‘Tumbleweed’ author was jack of all trades

Don McAlavy In my column of Oct. 8, I wrote about a tumbling weed, which produced true love by carrying a message across the Texas Panhandle. The fictional story was written by Reuben Boone in 1920. A lot of people, including my editor, asked me who was Reuben Boone. I didn’t know until Toby Phipps […]

Should this conversation be taken seriously?

Leonard Pitts Jr. So this president and this football player meet in a bar … “O.J. Simpson, is that you?” “Yeah, who wants to — George W. Bush? Hey, how you been?” “Real good, Juice. So, what you been up to lately?” “Well, George, I’m still searching for the real killers. If I can bring […]

BNSF on track for changes

By Jack King Burlington Northern Santa Fe is eliminating a crew change in Clovis for some of its trains, although it’s not yet clear what the change will mean for Clovis. Also, BNSF has lost a labor dispute, which will mean more high-paying union jobs at its Clovis yard — but how many of those […]

Base thankful for safe return of personnel

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Staff Sgt. Monnie Evans of the 27th Security Forces and his wife Kristi Evans sing “Come, Ye Thankful People Come” together during Tuesday’s Thanksgiving service at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ photo: Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As airmen gathered Tuesday evening for a Thanksgiving service at the […]

Holiday Closings

The following city of Clovis offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday: City Hall, Public Works, Parks, Clovis Area Transit Service, Friendship Senior Center, Baxter-Curran Senior Center, the Alice Converse meal site, and Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library also will be closed Saturday. The city will pick up commercial and polycart […]

Police Blotter 11/26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received a 911 call from the 1100 block of Maple shortly before midnight Friday, but the caller was so intoxicated that he could not or would not explain to police why he had called. A routine check showed an outstanding contempt […]

City manager selected in Portales

By Tony Parra PORTALES — Debi Lee of Hobbs has been selected city manager in Portales. She is expected to begin in mid-December. “We selected her unanimously,” said city council member D.K. Shafer. “I believe she really likes Portales. She’s got a boy at Eastern (New Mexico University) and a girl that is coming back […]

Willmon, Arnita McCain

ARNITA WILLMON Services: Have been held. Arnita McCain Willmon, 91, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on May 18, 1912, in Smithfield, Texas, to Charles Robert and Nancy Jane Wilkinson McCain. As a young woman she enjoyed singing with her three sisters, and playing […]

ENMU news & notes

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEN’Sbasketball coach Shawn Scanlan was disappointed with the Greyhounds’ defensive showing in Saturday’s 90-82 loss to 16th-ranked Northwest Missouri State in the championship game of the Ryland Milner Classic. ENMU shot a blistering 63 percent, but it was negated because the Bearcats shot 54 percent, collected 15 offensive rebounds […]