5/26 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to a business in the 1200 block of North Main Street in reference to a shoplifting complaint. An employee said someone had busted into the freezer in the rear of the business and removed a case of eggs. […]

Interim school superintendent ready to re-retire

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When former Clovis schools superintendent Neil Nuttall accepted a position as president at North Central Missouri College last winter, retired assistant superintendent of instruction G.C. Ross was recruited to serve as interim superintendent. Ross, with more than three decades of experience under his belt, seemed a natural fit, according […]

5/26 Student Profile

Jennifer K. Robinson, 18, is the daughter of Katie and Duane Robinson. She is senior at Clovis High School. What is your favorite part of school? Obviously hanging out with friends and practicing sports. Although I love my AP chemistry class. What do you not like about school? The block scheduling at the high school. […]

5/26 Education Digest

ENMU student selected for Domenici internship Eastern New Mexico University junior Autumn Moore of Portales was selected for an internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M, according to a press release from Domenici’s office. Moore, a business administration major, was chosen from more than 100 applicants. The internship began May 23 […]

Private industry shouldn’t pay for government ads

Freedom Newspapers In a decision that seemed to twist logic unmercifully to arrive at a prescribed conclusion, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declared those ads promoting “Beef: It’s what’s for dinner” are not the work of an industry council promoting their product, but are in fact “government speech.” Therefore it’s acceptable to use the […]

5/26 BRAC letters to the editor

Negativity might be result of bad attitude I read with interest the letter from Floyd Shumpert, Dallas attorney, expressing the feelings that Clovis will get what it deserves if Cannon Air Force Base is closed. As a Clovis native, I have a number of special memories associated with Cannon AFB. I recall, vividly, the sight […]

Prairie chicken activists going overboard

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist So many New Mexicans take for granted the wealth of cultural, educational and celebratory events offered by communities that strive to broaden the horizons of our citizens. And why is that? I’ll tell you why. It is because lazy New Mexicans would rather sit on their butts complaining about nothing […]

Breech, Donald

Donald Breech Services: Have been held. Donald Richard Breech, 70 of Elephant Butte, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Winterhaven, Calif., to Donald Todd and Esther Tinsley Breech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the former […]

Clovis High adding boys swimming

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High School swimming program is going co-ed. Four years after the formation of a girls program, the school will start fielding a boys team in 2005. “We’re excited to have a boys program,” said Vince DeMaio, who will be coaching the boys and girls teams. DeMaio and […]

BRAC chair coming to Clovis

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Anthony Principi chairs a hearing of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission on Tuesday in Washington. (KRT photo: Chuck Kennedy) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer New Mexico’s congressional delegates formally requested all nine members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission attend a regional meeting next month in Clovis because the city tops […]

Portales launches ‘Keep Cannon’ effort

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The city of Portales will soon be decorated with yellow and red signs which say Keep Cannon. Members of the Keep Cannon Portales committee looked over designs and logos for banners and ribbons Tuesday showing support for Cannon Air Force Base, which is being recommended for closure by […]

Radical Muslims prone to violence

By Mona Charen In the wake of mass rioting and death in Afghanistan and other Islamic nations ignited by a fallacious Newsweek story, furious finger-pointing has ensued. The White House, the departments of State and Defense, and most conservative radio talk show hosts are blaming Newsweek for carelessness and irresponsibility. Newsweek, while apologizing for the […]

Portales names super finalists

Freedom Newspapers Portales school officials Tuesday named five finalists for their superintendent’s position. • David Briseno, principal at La Casita Elementary in Clovis and federal programs director for the district. • Jack Burch, superintendent at Elida schools. • Robert Crane, science teacher at Muleshoe High School. • Randy Fowler, a field service agent for the […]

Today’s filibuster pale shadow of its former self

Freedom Newspapers With the bipartisan deal announced Monday night, it appears the hallowed tradition of the filibuster will not be wiped off the Senate rule books. In fact, the hallowed tradition that most people think of actually has not been used in many years, even though Democrats claim to have filibustered a number of Bush […]

5/25 BRAC letters to the editor

Many airmen have fond memories of Cannon In regard to the letter written by Floyd Shumpert of Dallas and his experiences as a young airman at Cannon Air Base: I can only relate that my time here as a “base ape” was entirely the opposite. Almost from the first day I arrived at CAFB I […]

Bush should own up to his mistakes

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Dear President Bush: I see where your administration took Newsweek magazine to task last week over a report alleging that U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay defiled the Koran by flushing it down a toilet. Your spokesman declared you outraged. Who can blame you? The item led to protests across […]

Boyd, Mary

Mary Boyd Services: Have been held. Mary E. Boyd, 69, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005. She was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Frankell, Texas. She worked in custodial services at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales before retirement. Family members described her as a wonderful mother and an avid gardener. Survivors include two daughters, Dusty […]

Summer league prepares teams for next season

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Clovis High School sophomore Layne Strebeck drives to the basket during a summer league game against Logan on Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Logan on a last-second basket. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s a long time until November, but area high school basketball teams are starting to […]

CHS alum Seefeld hitting stride with Arizona

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jason Seefeld knew Division I college baseball would be a large jump from the high school level, but he seems to have made the transition. The 2004 Clovis High graduate has stepped into a platoon role as a designated hitter for the sixth-ranked Arizona Wildcats. He is hitting .347 […]

Boaz, Linda

Linda Boaz Services: Have been held. Linda Kay Copeland Boaz, 58, of Snyder, Texas, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 7, 1947, in Clovis, to W.N. and Martha Heffington Copeland. She married Charlie Boaz on Aug. 16, 1968, in Saint Vrain. Family members said she enjoyed quilting and […]