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The Hag is coming to Clovis

CNJ staff Doc Stewart Park will be the landing site for Merle Haggard’s Third Annual UFO Music Fest on July 3. Cannon Air Force Base marketing department officials confirmed the Grammy Award winner and Hall of Fame country singer is coming to Doc Stewart Park, but said they did not have any further information. The […]

Reporter’s notebook: Resident recalls favorite prank

Clovis’ Harold Burris was asked to report the best April Fools’ prank he’s witnessed. This was his response: “My favorite is one that flourished in the Kansas City area in the l970s (and I have used it in the Clovis area since l991). “Someone would leave a call slip on the desk of the “victim,” […]

Police step up meth arrests

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Local law-enforcement officials have stepped up efforts to arrest producers and distributors of methamphetamine, issuing seven search warrants and making 12 arrests in the last 10 days. However, there still is a feeling the arrests are just the tip of the iceberg. “I do not expect this to […]

With death comes peace for Schiavo, not debaters

Freedom Newspapers Terri Schiavo’s case was one that received a tremendous amount of judicial and media attention and forced America, and perhaps the world, to ponder life and death and the complexities of relationships. Schiavo died on Thursday morning. Her burial will not end the debates. Some people called it a killing, a murder. Others […]

Latin music going full circle post-Selena

By Helena Rodriguez I’m the black sheep in my family. There’s been an ongoing feud between my sisters, my dad and I, with all of them against lonesome me in a battle of the bands. We argue over what kind of regional Spanish music rules: The Mexican border-based, working-class sound of Norteño music, which is […]

Decorative post-death options expanding

By Grant McGee I found out a person can be made into a diamond after they die. This opens up a whole world of possibilities for memorials. I was reading about people who are requesting that after they are cremated, their ashes be mixed in with concrete used for artificial reefs off the American Pacific […]

Texico native returns as director of missions

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Texico native Dan Pearce has returned home after 34 years to serve as director of missions for the Eastern New Mexico Baptist Association in Clovis. Pearce said his mission in this position is to aid in the direction and coordination of approximately 30 Southern Baptist churches in eastern New […]

Ronald Sleezer , Ronald

Ronald Sleezer Services: Have been held. Ronald Everett “Ron” Sleezer, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Kansas, to Ernest Everett and Genevieve Veturia DeLong Sleezer. He was a bartender, and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his […]

Inconsistent Wildcats split with Alamogordo

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Clovis’ Nathan Dodge heads for first base for an unassisted out during the first game of a doubleheader against Alamogordo Wednesday at Bell Park. Clovis dropped the first game 5-4, but rebounded to win the second 12-2. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Forget curiosity, inconsistency is killing these Cats. Clovis […]

Proposed cuts concern teachers

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Caturia Watson has taught art in Clovis schools for 26 years. With the recent news that Clovis schools may be seeking staff cuts through attrition to combat a projected budget shortfall, she worries the art department she worked so hard to build will suffer when she leaves. “Through the […]

City landmark in need of major repair, but cost prohibitive

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An angel statue stands in front of a collapsed stone wall at the Sunken Gardens in Hillcrest Park. The 20-foot long wall has been in disrepair for about two years. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A longtime Clovis tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular wedding spots […]

Hounds tear up Panhandle State

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Justin Gee hit a two-out, three-run homer in the first inning, and visiting Eastern New Mexico University claimed a 17-5 victory at Oklahoma Panhandle State on Wednesday. Josh Kuchta, Brett Scherer and Marc Wallace had three hits each for ENMU (13-16), which compiled 20 hits for the game and never […]

Greyhounds lasso win in Odessa

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Sophomore Stetson Herrera of Marvel, Colo., won the bareback riding competition, leading Eastern New Mexico University to men’s title last weekend at the Odessa College Rodeo. ENMU scored 220 points followed by Odessa College with 185. ENMU senior James Gililland teamed up with Clayton Jackson of Tarleton State to win […]

3/31 Education Digest

Workshop set for NMTA exam There will be NMTA Basic Skills Workshop on Friday for college students preparing for the New Mexico Teacher Assessment Basic Skills Exam. This one-day study prep is from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clovis Community College, room 413. Topics of discussion are: Test taking anxieties, composition and grammar, mathematics […]

U.S. should stay in touch with unstable republic

Freedom Newspapers The coup d’etat or whatever has occurred in the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan has developed so quickly that even opposition leaders don’t seem to have been prepared for assuming power. More than a welling up of democratic impulses, however, what appears to be happening is a redistribution of the power and wealth […]

Dear readers: Rock on, but I’m not that old

By Ned Cantwell You just know it is not going to be a fun morning when you click the “in box” and the subject line of the very first e-mail says, “Your article sucks.” Worse than that, there comes a time when you long for the day when the governor’s office ignored you. It took […]

Judges shouldn’t control Constitution

By Walter Williams Here’s my question to you: Should we be governed by good ideas? You say, “Williams, what do you mean?” Here’s an example: I regularly bike for fun, cardiovascular fitness and, hopefully, for a longer, healthier life. In my opinion, that’s a good idea. That being the case, would you deem it proper […]

House, Clelley

Clelley House Services: Have been held. Clelley Alvin “C.A.” House, 88, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 6, 1916, in Tucumcari, to Joseph Franklin and Bertha V. Gore House. When the family moved from Winslow, Ariz., to New Mexico they settled south of Clovis. After a […]

Clovis schools staring at deficit

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools may be facing a $1.3 million budgetary shortfall for the 2005/2006 school year. Interim superintendent G. C. Ross and other school officials told members of the school board Tuesday that unfunded state mandates, increases in health insurance costs and property insurance costs account for the budget […]