Candidate profiles — U.S. Representative District 3

CNJ staff Republican Gregory M. Tucker faces Democrat Tom Udall for U.S. Representative, District 3 seat Gregory M. Tucker is a district attorney in San Juan county and the Republican contender for New Mexico 3rd congressional district in the house of representatives. He has served as professor at San Juan Community college. Q: If elected, […]

Federal program educates military personnel on electoral process

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer As the Nov. 2 election comes to a head, Cannon Air Force Base personnel will have the special assistance of trained voting representatives to assist them in a myriad of voting issues. The federal voting assistance program provides that for every 100 people in the military there should be […]

Corporate tax bill will be good for businesses, jobs

Freedom Newspapers Although it isn’t perfect, the corporate tax bill Congress passed earlier this month is a winner. It will aid business expansion and job creation. This is the best way to help companies — much preferred in our view to government subsidies and other pork-barrel spending on companies. (We say that with the caveat […]

If daylight is saved, where does it go?

Bob Huber You don’t hear much about it, but daylight-saving time is a major cause of divorce. I don’t know why the Legislature doesn’t do something about it. In our half century of marriage, my wife Marilyn always pooh-poohed that notion, because she said the battle of the sexes was impossible to win anyway. Too […]

New tax breaks soon to close ‘pay gap’

Tom Philpott Civilian employers of Reserve and National Guard members who are mobilized longer than six months could be offered new tax breaks soon to close a “pay gap” between employees’ military income and lost civilian wages. Senate Republicans, before adjourning for fall elections, yielded to threats from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to block a […]

DuBose, Gloria

Gloria DuBose Services: Have been held. Mrs. Gloria Jean DuBose, 57, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1947, in Fairfield, Ill., to Gaylord and Virginia Jones Singleterry. She was a longtime Clovis resident. She married Alvin DuBose in September of 1986. […]

Reading specialist teacher of the year runner-up

by Ryan Lengerich Clovis reading specialist Connie Cox was named runner-up for the New Mexico teacher of the year honor at a banquet in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Cox is the Literacy Program Specialist for grades K-6 throughout the Clovis Municipal School District. She is based out of Parkview Elementary this school year. Cox was named […]

Broncos survive defensive struggle

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Melrose junior Cedar Rush tries to protect the ball from Floyd’s Jonathan Mitchell during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Floyd. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent FLOYD — Jonathan Chavez wasn’t happy with the support his teams was getting so he marched over to the home stands and exhorted the […]

No. 2 Kingsville stays unbeaten — barely

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Junior running back Ryan Beard scored his third touchdown of the game, a 4-yard run with 1:07 left, and second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 29-22 Saturday night in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at Greyhound Stadium. Beard’s touchdown capped […]

Angelo State rallies beat Zias

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Senior outside hitter Nicole Stoffel collected 24 kills and helped rally Angelo State past Eastern New Mexico University 24-30, 25-30, 30-26, 30-22, 15-9 in a Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Rambelles (18-7, 5-2 South) moved past the Zias into sole possession of second place in […]

Greyhounds lose two in Portales

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Hounds lost both their weekend soccer games at home, falling on Friday to Northeastern State 3-0 and Missouri Southern 2-1 Saturday. The Zias, however, defeated Northeastern 3-1 Friday. For the Hounds, Missouri Southern got the game-winner on an ENMU own-goal just over two minutes into the second […]

Matadors beat up on Clovis

CNJ Staff It was a tough Friday for Clovis against Sandia. The Clovis volleyball team was swept 3-0, the boys soccer team lost 10-0 on the road while the Lady Cats fell 9-0 at the Yucca soccer complex, all in District 4-5A play. Sandia beat the Lady Cats 25-14, 27-25, 25-15. Clovis coach Darrel Ray […]

Cooper pounds Mules

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Muleshoe quarterback Brant Hamilton shakes off Lubbock Cooper outside linebacker Patrick Stevens during the first half of of Friday’s game in Muleshoe. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel: CNJ sports writer MULESHOE — Muleshoe’s defense couldn’t only take the pounding so long. Running straight at the smaller Mules’ defense, Cooper rolled up 358 yards and […]

Candidate profiles

CNJ Staff Republican Tim Ashley faces Democrat Paul D. Barnes for the District 5 seat on the Curry County Commission. Name: Tim Ashley Occupation: Owner of Clovis Concrete Company Party: Republican Age: 41 Hometown: Clovis Wife: Celeste Children: Travis, 13, Joshua, 11, Connor, 8, Hunter (born on Friday). Hobbies: Singing Gospel music, playing guitar Political […]

Police suspect arson

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Clovis firefighter Garrett Nash walks through what used to be the showroom on the eastside of Bender Chevrolet-Cadilac Saturday after it was destroyed by a fire earlier in the day. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) by David Irvin An early-morning fire Saturday at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being investigated as arson, police said. Clovis […]

Life imitates movie

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Hailey Grimes of Farwell was one of several area residents who portrayed basketball players Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium during the filming of “Believe in Me.” (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin Twelve-hour days, extended periods of boredom, sporadic outbreaks of basketball and the occasional twisted ankle. Life has been tough for the basketball […]

Claims rep not handicapped by blindness

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Tom Martinez uses a Braille pad below his keyboard that transcribes the text on the screen and a computer that speaks to him to perform his work. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) by Ryan Lengerich There is a good bit of irony each morning when Claims Representative Tom Martinez arrives at the Social Security Administration office […]

Rawls, Iola

Iola Rawls Services: Have been held. Mrs. Iola V. Rawls, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 3, 1919, in Dora, to Vane and Dee Victor. She was a member of Sandia Baptist Church and a Pink Lady at Plains Regional Medical Center. […]

Cats hold on

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Clovis junior Devin Sweet makes a shoe-string tackle on Hobbs’ Nathan Ford during a fourth-quarter punt return. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A backup quarterback who had never previously taken a varsity snap nearly cost Clovis the district lead. Playing more like a playoff veteran than an untested sophomore, Taryn […]

Clovis site of first Coca-Cola plant in state

Don McAlavy: Local columnist G. A. Campbell came to Texico in 1906, from Rogers, Ark. He was born in 1882. Sadie Tagader also came to Texico in 1906, from Colorado in a covered wagon with her family. Her father was a horse trader and blacksmith. Campbell opened a small confectionery store in Texico, but soon […]