War misrepresented by press, politicians

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist I don’t know if the war in Iraq is ultimately unwinnable, but what I do know makes me skeptical of those who say so. I do know that since Vietnam, liberals have viewed every exercise of American military power (with the exception of those undertaken by Bill Clinton) as preludes […]

Military moves to digital record keeping

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The U.S. military quietly has moved medical record keeping into the digital age, with healthcare providers and patients serving as pioneers not only to benefit military medicine but the nation, officials say. That quiet role was celebrated publicly Nov. 21 when the Defense Department officially “rolled out” its electronic record-keeping […]

Onate can’t keep pace in second half

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Clovis senior linebacker Jordan Moore celebrates after the Wildcat defense recoved a fumble during the second half . (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — In its first year after moving up from Class 4A, Onate coach Kelly McKee hoped his team could make a big splash in Class […]

Hounds subdue Grizzlies

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ENMU coach Shawn Scalan talks to his team during a timeout. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds shook off the effects of an L-tryptophan hangover and injuries to the starting lineup to defeat the Adams State College 69-57 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (3-1) […]

Zias stay unbeaten

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Riikka Lehtonen poured in 11 of her game-high 18 points off the bench during a decisive second-half run as Eastern New Mexico University remained unbeaten by beating Fort Lewis 71-50 Saturday in the SBC/Coca-Cola Thanksgiving Classic. Senior Tiana Bryant added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Zias (4-0) while […]

Prep hoops: Girls capsules

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Grady’s Heather Blackburn tries to drive past Farwell’s Salida Edwards during a game earlier this month in Farwell. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Clovis Christian Lady Eagles District 4-1A Coach: Max Kralicek (3rd year) 2004-05 record: 12-14 Returning starters: Mollie Peterson, 5-3 PG, Sr.; Sam Barnett, 5-8 F/P, Sr.; Tasha Daale, 5-9 F, Sr.; […]

Prep hoops: Rams reloading

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Like their female counterparts, the Portales High Ram basketball players are coming off of a Class 3A runnerup performance. Like the Lady Rams, the Rams are hosting Muleshoe on Tuesday night. That’s about where the similarities end for the Portales squads. “(Girls coach Brenda Gomez) basically returns most of her […]

Barbieri, Ann

Ann Barbieri, 96, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born May 5, 1909, to Aurelio and Adel Monti Clerici in Como, Italy. She married Guido Barbieri Oct. 31, 1930, in Union City, N.J. She was a bookkeeper for Spaulding Sporting Goods in New York. She is preceded […]

Jacquetta D. Burton

Jacquetta D. Burton, 92, of Phillipsburg, Kan., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at her residence. She was born Oct. 31, 1912 to Ira and Alma (Stutesman) Lee in Kewanee, Ill. She married Dale Burton Jan. 28, 1936 in Hoisington, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by […]

Phillips, Charlene Graef

Charlene Graef Phillips, 69, of Clovis died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 1, 1936, to Clayton C. and Edith Williams Graef in Olton, Texas. She married Gene Phillips March 17, 1955, in Olton. She was a financial director for Mental Health Resources, a member of […]

Dayna Danyel Tredway

Dayna Danyel Tredway, 17, of Clovis died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, in rural Curry County. She was born June 20, 1988, in Clovis to Johnny and Fern Jenkins Tredway. She was a student at Grady High School. She was on the yearbook staff. Family members said she enjoyed cheerleading, horses, drawing and writing poetry. She […]

Wiggins, Raymond

Raymond Franklin Wiggins, 65, of River Falls, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Clovis on Dec. 20, 1939, to Mattie Felly and Ocie Franklin Wiggins. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Wiggins of River Falls, Ala.; three daughters, Teresa Wiggins, Linda Robbins (and husband, John), all of […]

Arnold, Dee

Dee Arnold, 49, of Lazbuddie, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born July 23, 1956, in Tulia, Texas, to Walter and Gail Arnold. He worked as a cowboy for feedlots and ranches throughout Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He married Pat Heckman of Claude, Texas, on Nov. 24, 1973. He […]

Dunlap, Jackie

Jackie Dunlap, 72, of Fort Phantom Lake, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born May 12, 1933, in Dunlap to Robert Cecil Dunlap and Hyla Vee Arnold Dunlap. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in the Korean War. He was a repairman for Mountain Bell Telephone […]

Hauptmann, Janet

Mrs. Janet Hauptmann, 58, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born April 11, 1947, in Blue Island, Ill., to Florence and Joseph Seleb. She grew up in Calumet Park, Ill., and attended grade school and high school in the area. She graduated from Dwight D. Eisenhower High […]

Michael Ray Pace

Michael Ray Pace, 51, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 5, 1954, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Henry and ElJuena Gibbs Pace. He was a welder and longtime Clovis resident. He served in the U.S. Navy. Family members said he was a loving […]

Rodriguez Jr., Ascension N.

Ascension N. Rodriguez Jr., 3, of Waynesville, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at St. John’s Breech Regional Medical Center in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was born Aug. 31, 2002, in Clovis to Ascension N. and Krystal Marie Lopez Rodriguez. He is survived by his father of Odessa, Texas; his mother, of Clovis; a […]

Dickenson, Melvin Ray

Melvin Ray Dickenson, 74, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch. He was born Feb. 9, 1931, at Smyer, Texas. He moved to Clovis from West Texas in March 1948. He attended Clovis High School and was drafted by the Army in 1951. After serving two years at Fort Bliss. He returned to […]

Maxine Flud Hess

Maxine Flud Hess died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. She was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Oklahoma to Walter and Minnie Flud. After marrying Woodie Dickerson, she became resident of Clovis. She lived in Clovis from 1937 until 1990, when she moved to Prescott Valley, Ariz. She was a businesswoman in Clovis […]

Rodriguez, Adriana

Adriana L. Rodriguez, 20, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1985, to Diana (Baca) and Arthur Rodriguez. She graduated from Portales High School in May 2003. Family members said she enjoyed music, movies, and her computer she received from the New Mexico Make-A-Wish Foundation. She […]