Harry “Ed” Lacey

Sharna Johnson On a PC boat carrying 65 men and measuring 173 by 15 feet, Lacey remembers Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Harry “Ed” Lacey Date of birth: July […]

9/29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On Sept. 23, police investigators responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a business in the 300 block of Norris St. Employees informed the police that they saw a car pull into the work yard, quickly load pieces of […]

Wet weather doesn’t stop air show

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Izabela Reid, 2, sits in the lap of her grandmother Susan Reid, both of Tucumcari, and waves to an airplane during the 13th annual Rotary Air Show Wednesday at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Wednesday’s cold, wet weather did not deter retired pilot John Tuel […]

Artist runs away — without leaving home

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Pat Weekley plans to enter three of her recent paintings in the Pintores Art League’s 30th annual Fine Arts Show that begins Saturday along with the Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair in downtown Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Pat Weekley retired years ago from her career as a registered nurse. […]

9/29 Education Calendar

Today: Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 2005 Career Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their resumes. Information: 562-2211 Today: School officials are holding a community discussion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ranchvale Elementary cafeteria regarding the possible closure […]

9/29 Education Digest

N.M. parents graded for involvement New Mexico parents were given a C+ by “Education Week” magazine for parental involvement in education, according to a New Mexico National Education Association press release. Gov. Bill Richardson said that a partnership between parents, students and schools is “a key step on the road to reform,” the press release […]

9/29 Student Profiles

Sarah Bolyard is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Linda Bolyard. What’s your favorite show, past and present? 7th Heaven and Full House. What do you not like about school? All the homework. What is your theme song? “I Will Never the Same Again.” What’s so great about your favorite […]

Prevent incompetents from key posts

Ned Cantwell Katrina caused the country to get off its big butt and stare wide-eyed at our disaster incompetence. JetBlue glued eyes to the TV screen and reminded us the guy in the cockpit is worth the big bucks he takes home. Robert Vigil and Michael Montoya made us pay attention, too. They made us […]

Leave market mechanisms to work out

Walter E. Williams Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus — carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees — caught fire in a traffic jam. It’s thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and […]

Let the willing pay for space conquests

CNJ Editorial Way back in January 2004, as almost a throwaway line in his State of the Union speech, President Bush proposed returning humans to the moon and eventually to Mars. Many commentators noted that this grandiose public-works proposal seemed to sink like a stone in the sea of public opinion, and the president has […]

Ex-ENMU coach Elliott making progress

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FORMER EASTERN NEW MEXICO University football coach Bud Elliott, hospitalized after suffering a broken left leg and a collapsed lung in a fall at his home earlier this month, is beginning to make progress, wife Kathy said Wednesday. The 73-year-old Elliott went from Lubbock Heart Hospital to Plains Regional […]

Zias avenge loss to Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lindsay Schiely pounded out 21 kills Tuesday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past Wayland Baptist 30-25, 27-30, 34-32, 30-26 at Greyhound Arena. The win was the third in the last five matches for the Zias (3-8), and avenged a season-opening loss in four games against the Pioneers […]

Goddard blanks CHS

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Clovis’ Cassie Belford, left, battles Goddard’s Sara Torrez for the ball during during Tuesday’s girls soccer matchup at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High girls soccer coach Larry Jones found some positives on Tuesday despite the Lady Wildcats’ 5-0 loss to Roswell Goddard at Yucca […]

School board approves maintenance plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members unanimously approved the implementation of a facilities master and maintenance plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Architectural Research Consultants, Inc. will begin assessing schools in the district in the next 2-3 weeks, school officials said. They will look at everything from doorframes to lightbulbs, officials said. […]

Testimony shows blood found in suspect’s vehicle

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Steven Duran, left, listens to testimony along with his lawyer Gary Mitchell on Tuesday during Duran’s trial in the killing of Ricardo Gallegos at the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police found blood in the vehicle of a man accused of killing Ricardo Gallegos early […]

United Way to raise $412,005 for Clovis

CNJ staff With a food fiesta, United Way of Eastern New Mexico last week began its 2005 fund-raising program to raise over $400,000 for Clovis. During the food fiesta, people were encouraged to visit 20 area restaurants that supported the United Way. Clovis raised $392,000 last year with a donor base of 3,000 to 4,000, […]

Elbert Sanders

Sharna Johnson Large red letters said “extremely urgent” on the draft letter that pulled Sanders away from his new wife… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Elbert Sanders Date of […]

Parents’ concerns weighed by school board

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Budget concerns and community emotions are heavy on the minds of school board members Monday at the end of the first round of community meetings designed to collect feedback on the proposed consolidation of three Clovis elementary schools. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm proposed the school board close […]

ENMU student dies in two-vehicle crash near Lubbock

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A three-vehicle crash near Lubbock on Tuesday morning claimed the life of an Eastern New Mexico University student and sent a second ENMU student to a Lubbock hospital. ENMU junior Sheena Arnes Ray, 21, of Odessa, Texas, died at the scene. Daquita Mitchell, 22, of Anton, Texas, also an ENMU […]

Electric workers to help hurricane victims in Texas

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Giving up the comforts of home for two weeks, 16 power company workers from eastern New Mexico are on their way to restore power in homes of hurricane victims in southern Texas. Apolonio Santillanes, line superintendent for Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative, said he received a notice Friday from the New […]