Bogard, Fred

Fred Bogard Services: Have been held. Fred Bogard, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 24, 1929, in Logan, to Walter and Clarice LaRue Bogard. He married Goldie Hodge on Aug. 26, 1950, in Tucumcari. He was in the car business since he […]

Bush has not politicized, but challenged science

Editorial Accusations leveled last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists that the Bush administration is politicizing science opened audacious new frontiers in hypocrisy. That’s not only a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but it turns reality on its head. Perhaps no group in history has done more to politicize science than […]

Commission to decide on military pay

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Given the rising demands on U.S. forces from a global war on terror, including long, arduous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Defense officials will ask an independent commission to assess whether current pays and benefits are right for attracting and retaining a quality force. The Department of Defense plans to […]

Finding treasure is super heroes’ work

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was a big matinee kahuna. His Hollywood adventures led every red-blooded American boy to believe that anyone could grow up to be a super hero. And if he didn’t grow up, he could be a president. There was one […]

Clovis fourth in Levelland tennis

CNJ STAFF Lobo Invitational Friday, Saturday at Levelland Team standings (combined boys and girls): 1. Levelland 124; 2. Dumas 110; 3. Plainview 82; 4. Clovis 66; 5. Colorado City 30; 6. (tie) Brownfield and Seminole 20; 8. SPCHEA 16; 9. Lamesa 4; 10. Hereford 2; 11. Shallowater 0. Clovis results Boys No. 1 singles (Jared […]

Area district basketball tournament pairings

CNJ STAFF (Seeds in parentheses) District 5-4A All games 7:30 p.m. Boys Monday’s game Carlsbad (5) at Manzano (4) Wednesday’s game Monday winner at Clovis (3) Friday’s game Wednesday winner at Hobbs (2) Saturday’s game Championship at Eldorado (1) Girls Monday’s games Hobbs at Clovis (playoff for top seed) Manzano (5) at Carlsbad (4) Wednesday’s […]

Zias swept in four-game set at Western

CNJ STAFF SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s pitching was respectable, and so was the defense. It’s hard to win softball games, though, when you only score six runs in four games. Western New Mexico parlayed solid pitching and a couple of breaks into a four-game sweep of the Zias, finishing it off with […]

Lady Cats, Hobbs clash again tonight

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Clovis junior Melissa Roberts tries to get the handle on a loose ball during the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Lady Wildcats put their seven-game losing streak against rival Hobbs to rest on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym, forcing a […]

Lady Mules advance easily

CNJ staff POST, Texas — One down, five more to go in the Muleshoe Lady Mules’ bid for a Class 3A state title. Muleshoe reached the round of 32 in its first postseason game on Friday night, pulling away after a slow start to polish off Sweetwater 51-33 in the area round. The Lady Mules […]

Hounds retake LSC South lead

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Jamal Washington drives past Texas A&M-Commerce junior Allen Walker during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Kennis Green made up for lost time. The Eastern New Mexico University junior bounced back from what amounted to […]

Hounds silenced in Kingsville after opener

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — After a solid 5-1 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference South Division series, Eastern New Mexico University’s offense dried up. The Greyhounds managed only one run over 18 innings the rest of the way, losing 8-1 in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader […]

Veteran Wildcats thinking playoffs again

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Clovis senior Jason Seefled warms up on deck during Saturday’s sacrimmage against Portales at Bell Park. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner In its first two seasons under Shane Shallenberger, the Clovis High baseball team moved steadily up the District 4-5A ladder and earned berths in the regional round of postseason. With several […]

Zias determined to return home

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Zia guard Laci Lee drives for a layup as Texas A&M-Commerce’s Amy Putman challenges the shot. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — As Dan Buzard prepped his team for its home finale Saturday, the second-year Eastern New Mexico stressed the importance of sending senior post Jereena Bosket out on a […]

Clerks: No legal unions for gays

By David Arkin County clerks in eastern New Mexico were surprised by a Sandoval County clerk’s decision to grant gay and lesbian couples marriage licenses. On Friday, Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap recorded 26 licenses for gay and lesbian couples, which Attorney General Patricia Madrid quickly declared invalid. There were another 40 other couples who […]

Town hall has light turnout — one guy

By Michelle Seeber Clovis’ city officials held their first town hall meeting Friday to explain their request for a quarter-percent increase in the gross-receipts tax. Aside from media and city officials, only one man showed up. He was from Friona and is unable to vote in the March 2 election. Alvin Petty, 55, said he […]

Ticket blitz sends citizens to court

By Darrell Todd Maurina Tuesday’s special traffic enforcement operation at the corner of Prince and Commerce will bring many people into contact with a part of the court system that doesn’t always get much attention — the Clovis Municipal Court, served by Judge Jan Garrett. While police often write citations in a form that allows […]

Capital outlay bill positive for area

By David Arkin While funds were not approved for a major street project and a bill fell through that would have provided money for transporting parole violators, Clovis-area officials still believe the 30-day Legislative session that ended Thursday was a good one. “I think we came out looking very good,” said Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. […]

Litchfield, Calvin

Calvin Litchfield Services: Have been held. Calvin Litchfield, 60, of Tucumcari, died on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 in Tucumcari. He was born March 23, 1943, in Clovis to Homer and Vera Litchfield. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1961 and from McMurry University in 1965. He was a certified public accountant who owned and […]

Charter amendments may correct language

By Michelle Seeber Two items on the March 2 election ballot have received almost no media attention and city officials have put little effort into promoting them. That’s because the charter amendment proposals are intended only to clean up incorrect language in the city charter, officials said. Charter Amendment Proposal No. 1, an amendment to […]

U.S. doesn’t need to become further embroiled in Haiti

Freedom Newspapers From a certain perspective it could be tempting in certain circles in Washington to intervene in this latest crisis in Haiti. Prudence, experience and a realistic assessment of what the United States is likely to be able to accomplish there, however, argue in favor of restraint. It’s not that the Haitians themselves are […]