Music true form of expression

By David Dawson: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Why Music? Ever since I can remember, music has been a true form of expression in my life. At 4, […]

Adams, Ruth

Ruth Adams Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze. She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from high […]

Letters to the editor: General letters

Youth deserve more free programs It was with great interest that I read about the little boy riding his skateboard on the basketball court at Greene Acres Park (last Sunday’s CNJ). Whatever happened to the proposed skating park the city has talked about? I guess it went the way of the improvements of the Patrick […]

Barry Bonds not good role model for troubled sport

CNJ staff Barry Bonds was known as a self-centered athlete while he played college baseball at Arizona State University. Today he is a big-leaguer with the San Francisco Giants. And as his muscles and neck circumference have grown in recent years, so also has his ego. In the face of allegations that his fabulous ability […]

Letters to the editor: More on the devil stickers

Too much police time spent on small fry In a Feb. 16 letter to the editor, Clovis police Officer Marty Williamson wrote that Lisa Morrow’s comments were “stupid” and show her “ignorance.” Foregoing derogatory terms toward Williamson, I am certain he missed Morrow’s meaning. Sure she knows there are seatbelt laws. Her comment was meant […]

Prep basketball: Clovis nets improbable comeback

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — With two minutes left in the game on Friday night at Sandia, the Clovis boys basketball team appeared dead and buried. The Cats were down 12 points, staring at the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District 4-5A Tournament and three wins from qualifying for the state playoffs. The Cats then busted […]

2-25 Prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 63, Sandia 52 Santa Rosa 51, Texico 48 Fort Sumner 61, Melrose 43 Muleshoe 59, Pilot Point 51 Alamogordo 31, Gadsden 25 Artesia 46, Albuquerque Academy 44 Belen 52, Onate 51, OT Deming 70, Silver 67 Hobbs 66, Carlsbad 58 Lovington 49, Ruidoso 46 Mayfield 78, Los […]

Lady Mules advance to regional finals

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Muleshoe girls coach Shana Simms said her team just would not die. Despite trailing 12-0 to start the game, the Lady Mules fought back to beat Pilot Point 59-51 in the Class 3A Regional Quarterfinals. As been the custom this season, the Lady Mules had a furious fourth quarter, outscoring Pilot Point […]

Prep baseball: Cats advance to championship

CNJ staff Two games, two easy wins. The Clovis baseball team advanced to the championship game of the season-opening Clovis Invitational on Friday with a 15-0 win over Santa Fe at Bell Park. The Wildcats opened the season with a 16-0 win over Fabens, Texas, in the first round game. Clovis sophomore Jonathan Sisneros went […]

Italian POWs dug escape tunnel in Hereford

by Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This story began early in 1942 when the Army began making plans to pepper the United States with internment camps for prisoners of war. The Army decided to make a camp near Hereford for the purpose of housing captured Italian soldiers. Most of the Italians were captured in North Africa […]