Just a prayer away: Make God No. 1 in ‘04

Judy Brandon Christmas is now over and naturally our thoughts turn to the new year. With only a week left in 2003, I think back over this year and know that there were times that I disregarded God in my life. I think that I must not be alone. Two or three years ago an […]

Present vanishes with truck

By Darrell Todd Maurina Delbert Sours said he was just trying to be a good Samaritan when he heard a vehicle crash outside his Pleasant Hill farmhouse about 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. He didn’t expect one of the people involved in the crash to take his pickup truck and leave the scene. “The worst […]

Railroad crossing fatality puzzling for state police

By Darrell Todd Maurina New Mexico State Police say they don’t know why Alfonso Gonzales Jr., 37, of Clovis, drove onto the BNSF railroad tracks west of Cannon Air Force Base late on Christmas Eve. They do know he didn’t survive the crash. “When the deceased drove onto the railroad tracks, the engineer put the […]

Warren, Elva Marie

Elva Marie Warren Services: Have been held. Elva Marie Warren, 89, of Texico died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Indianola, Okla., to G.W. and Cordia Mays. Family members said she was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by […]

Public Record 12/26

Compiled from court records from Dec. 18 through Dec. 22 Marriage Licenses Charles Christopher Martinez, 22, and Monique Marie Duffield, 37, both of Clovis. Paul Andrew Macias, 31, of Clovis, and Regina Renae Oden, 29, of Portales. William Charley Musick, 77, and Frances Lona Priebe, 77, both of Clovis. George Ruperto Gonzales, 57, and Ninfa […]

Editorial: U.S. applies double standard to its neighbors

As debate continues over the federal government’s proposed border-crossing program, one aspect of the current policy deserves closer scrutiny — different treatment of our neighbors, depending on whether they come from north or south of the U.S. border. Under the current system, guests from Canada with proof of Canadian citizenship are allowed to remain in […]

Consider profits at the source

Thomas Sowell Profits are certainly without honor among the intelligentsia. The very word produces negative reactions, even from people who cannot give you a single reason why money carrying that label is worse than money called by other names. Many professional athletes and entertainers earn salaries higher than what the vast majority of business owners […]

There’s nothing like the day after

Mike Linn Call me a scam artist, if you will. But one of the main reasons I love Christmas is the day-after sale, when I take back all my presents and get two for one. That’s right. The day after Christmas, many stores have 50-percent off sales. So I take back the fancy shirt my […]

It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it

By Jack King Clovis Police Officer Robert Denney grew up in Sauk Rapids, Minn., a town of 5,000. He said he can remember seeing a member of the town’s small police force driving by his family’s house on Christmas Day. “We knew him and I always appreciated the fact that he was out there working […]

Greyhounds survive long road schedule

By Dave Wagner Considering they’ve been on the road for the most part, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams can’t be too displeased with the way things went during the first semester. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion ENMU men take a 6-3 record and […]

Oregon State routs Lobos in bowl game

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Steven Jackson tied a bowl game record with five touchdowns, and Oregon State’s defense overwhelmed mistake-plagued New Mexico in a 55-14 win at the Las Vegas Bowl on Wednesday night. Jackson, the leading rusher in the Pac-10 this year, ran for 149 yards on 28 carries and showed […]

Las Vegas Bowl stats

ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday at Las Vegas, Nev. Oregon St. 55, New Mexico 14 Oregon St. 17 14 10 14 — 55 New Mexico 7 0 0 7 — 14 First quarter OSU—Jackson 34 pass from Anderson (Ysliniemi kick), 9:59 OSU—FG Ysliniemi 21, 6:38 UNM—Baskett 27 pass from Kelly (Zunker kick), 4:59 OSU—Hass 42 pass from […]

’84 game has unlikely end

By Kevin Wilson In his bestseller “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” Mitch Albom wrote that every end is just a beginning, only we don’t know it at the time. On Sept. 15, 1984, in Ada, Okla., East Central thought it had the ending on a rout against visiting Eastern New Mexico University. A […]

Pair recalls miracles as children

By Angela Peacock TUCUMCARI — Some would say Lillian Dunn and Joe Liles were miracle children. Now they’re both senior citizens, living at Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Care Center, where they are regulars at the dominoes table. Their stories: “I got ran over when I was 5 years old in Clovis,” said Dunn, who is 80. […]

Fire victim recovers from burns

By Ryan Lengerich What happened to Timothy Clem more than six years ago was a tragic accident. What has happened since then, his sister said, is a miracle. On Sept. 1, 1997, Timothy was enjoying an afternoon at Greenbelt Lake outside Clarendon, Texas, near his hometown of Amarillo. His uncle was priming a carburetor with […]

Salvation Army in need of donations to meet goal

By Darrell Todd Maurina Unless the Salvation Army receives a large amount of donations this morning, the organization won’t make its fundraising goals. Things are better than they were two weeks ago, however, according to Capt. Hector Diaz of the Clovis unit. On Dec. 13, the kettle collection fund had received only $13,000 toward its […]

Miracles come in all sizes

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Steve Friskup of Muleshoe is a cowboy preacher and livestock auctioneer. CNJ file photo By Darrell Todd Maurina Sister Rose Urban, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis, believes in miracles. Urban is hoping to see God heal Father Edward Rivera — an Albuquerque priest who is suffering from cancer — […]

Little boy’s dog remains loyal to the end

By Jack King By all accounts, Jenny was just a mutt. A little less than a year-old, black and brown, with floppy ears, a large head and big feet attached to a puppy’s body, she was rescued from the Clovis Animal Shelter. But John Samuel Kelm will always remember Jenny as a lifesaver. John Sam, […]

Muleshoe pastor guided by God to help roper

By Rick White Steve Friskup will humbly tell you he didn’t know what to do, frozen by uncertainty as a crowd gathered around a fellow calf roper who lay sprawled in the dirt, felled by an apparent heart attack. Don West, who had just finished a run in an amateur roping event in Stephenville, Texas, […]

Student profiles

Clayton Kyle Craig is the son of Kyle and Karen Craig and is in the third grade at Highland Elementary School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is celebrating my birthday. I would go to the bowling alley, bowl and have lunch, come home to a family party, […]