Wilcox, Morris

Morris Wilcox Services: Have been held. Morris M. Wilcox, 88, of Clovis, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on July 15, 1916, in Tolar, Texas. He moved to Tucumcari in 1946 and worked as a bus driver and in a local grocery store. He owned and operated […]

Stull, Larry

Larry Stull Services: Have been held. Larry D. Stull, 45, of Gulfport, Miss., died Saturday, May 28, 2005. He was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in Tucumcari, to Doug and Carolyn Stull. He graduated from the Tucumcari school system in 1977. He was the computer systems administrator for the Gulfport, Miss., library. He was preceded […]

Roberts, Lelda

Lelda Roberts Services: Have been held. Lelda Roberts, 83, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 15, 1921, in Boswell, Okla., to Hugh and Ruth Baxter Pickens. She married W.P. “Bill” Roberts on Nov. 17, 1946. After attending Southeastern Oklahoma College, she began working for Southwestern […]

Full repeal of death tax needs Bush’s support

Freedom Newspapers President Bush hasn’t had much luck with his plans for Social Security private accounts and guest worker program for immigration. But it appears action on another front, reducing or eliminating the estate tax, is in the offing, and that’s good. The estate tax, sometimes called the death tax, is paid by an estate […]

Anti-Americanism coming from the left

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., has, under extreme pressure, tearfully retracted his comparison of American behavior at Guantanamo to the Nazis, Soviets and Pol Pot. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., has not retracted his barb following disclosures of detainee mistreatment at Abu Ghraib, about Saddam’s torture chambers being “under new management, U.S. […]

Fireworks spark concern

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Clovis residents Kathy Martinez and daughter Brittaney Bruhn buy fireworks on Saturday at the Phantom Fireworks booth outside Lowe’s supermarket on 14th Street. The booth is manned by Jeff Cahall and his son Sierra. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer The array at the Phantom Fireworks booth includes monikers such as […]

Wheat harvest overflowing

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Jerome Provencio loads grain into a truck Monday at the Friona Wheat Growers Association’s Grady station. (CNJ Correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The end of the wheat harvest is still two weeks away and one area elavator is already overflowing. Jimmy Schell, manager of the Friona Wheat Grower’s Grady station, said […]

Legal help for poor stretched thin

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — One of New Mexico’s largest organizations for getting legal help to the poor plans to lay off up to a fifth of its work force because of budget cuts or shortfalls. Legal Aid of New Mexico has announced it will lay off at least 10 and perhaps as many […]

6/28 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Friday to a local trucking company where a driver allegedly threatened another man with a long piece of pipe. The complainant said the subject came into his office and asked to see the load sheet. When the request was denied, […]

6/28 Business Digest

SOS Staffing names new branch manager The Clovis branch of SOS Staffing Services has named George Ratledge as new branch manager, according to a company release. Ratledge has been account manager with this Utah-based company since November of 2003, the release said. The Clovis branch of SOS was opened in 1998 and received the branch […]

6/28 BRAC letters to the editor

Sen. Harden’s efforts deserve kudos How great it felt Friday morning to participate in Operation: Keep Cannon. We stood on the curb waving flags to communicate with Base Realignment and Closure commissioners how grateful the city is that they were holding a hearing here. The majority of Clovis’ citizens hope that our efforts will prove […]

Cannon softball team accomplishes mission

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Staff Sgt. Thor Myers throws to first on Sunday as the Cannon AFB softball team beat Tatom Masonry 12-4 to win the men’s Class D championship of the Custom Classic tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For the Cannon Air Force Base softball team, some time […]

Clovis native Goff second at Sun Country Amateur

CNJ staff Las Cruces — Clovis’ Robert Goff played the course well, but Lee Sanchez Jr. was better. Sanchez hit a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Sun Country Amateur Championship at the New Mexico State University Golf Club to finish 11-under for the tournament. Goff, who will be a senior for the NMSU golf […]

Area track team qualifies 10 for regionals

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis-based New Mexico Stars youth track and field team had 10 of its 17 participants at the USA Track and Field state championships finish in the top three Saturday and Sunday at the University of New Mexico track stadium. The 10 qualified for regionals, to be held July 14-17 in […]

Melrose cleaning up for centennial

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It won’t be just another walk in the park come mid-August in Melrose. For one thing, many more pair of feet will be trodding across the city park. For another, the occasion — a celebration of the town’s 100th anniversary — takes on special significance. Just over a month away […]

Advocates program looks out for children’s best interests in court system

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer To know that an abused or neglected child has an opportunity for a better life is why Beth Fisher volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates, a state program that looks out for the best interest of children as they move through the court system. “If I can make a […]

State police: No fault in fatal crash

CNJ staff A New Mexico State Police investigation shows neither driver was at fault in a fatal June 19 head-on collision involving a Clovis fire truck and pickup, Patrolman Lance Bateman said on Sunday. Bateman said a narrow road, low visibility and an extreme weight difference between vehicles were all factors in the accident. LaRoy […]

Flag amendment not Congress’ most pressing concern

Freedom Newspapers With an ongoing war in Iraq, Osama bin Laden still in hiding, massive federal budget deficits and necessary Social Security and Medicare reform on the table, one would think that Congress would have a full plate of serious issues to tackle. Instead, the House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 286-130 to push forward […]

Memorable birthday gift prize of discovery

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, a classmate named Arnold Buckowitz gave me a special birthday gift, one that sticks in my memory bank to this day. Here’s what happened: Arny was unofficially recognized at Harley Beers Elementary School as the class creeper. That’s not to say he was a creep, […]

Some seek overhaul of military retirement

By Tom Philpott: Military Update At least one member of the Joint Chiefs supports alternatives to the military’s prized 20-year retirement plan, urging adoption of more modern ways, found in industry, to compensate ambitious, skilled workers. Adm. Vern Clark, chief of naval operations, said the 21st Century Navy needs to protect its “intellectual capital’’ of […]