Walker, Ray “House”

Ray Lee “House” Walker, 58, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born May 22, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas, to Robert Jr. Walker and Mary Louise Walker. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Dorothy Louise Walker and Barbara Ann Walker; and a […]

Austin, Betty “Lou”

Betty “Lou” Austin, 53, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. She was born March 14, 1952, in Wheaton, Mo., to Eldon and Mary Lowe Elliott. She was an account executive at the Holmes Organization. Survivors include three daughters, Melissa Kuhn of Altus, Okla., Julie Kolmer (and husband, Tom) of Muskogee, Okla., and Shawna […]

2/4 Barry honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Blake Capati, Malik Chevry, Kiernan Cole, Skylar LeClear, Colton Martin, Dalton Roberts, Claire Shetler, Conner Williams A/B Honor Roll: Nichele Hyman, Taylor Moulton, Bianca Navarro, D’Anna Pleasant, John Rabang, Jacob Stackable, Janae’ Travier, Brandon Walston, Jimmy Wenger Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Navarra Benton, Savannah Ellis, Geoffrey Holmes, Kyla Myers, […]

Clovis should consider scenic biking routes

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Like a line or theme from an alternative country song, this idea started in Austin. We’ve only been there twice and hope to go back this October. It seems that Austin is a valid place for worthwhile ideas — like worthwhile music — to come to life. This particular idea […]

12/13 Letters to the editor

Clovis folk conservative, not ignorant Regarding Joshua Fallaw’s letter to the editor in the Dec. 11 paper: It seems he recently relocated from Austin, Texas, to Clovis and is concerned about the lack of liberal news and/or observations. He found that a column by Amy Alkon, which ran in the CNJ, was entertaining and expressed […]

12/11 Letters to the editor

Liberals want reading material, too I recently moved to this lovely little town from Austin, Texas. Of course I understand that small towns are often insular and conservative, but I have been highly disappointed by the fact that even the local newspaper provides no break in the routine. For a moderate liberal like me, it […]

Austin, Birdie

Birdie Austin, 100, of Portales, died Oct. 20, 2005 in Clovis. She was born July 29, 1905 in Buffalo, MO. to Mary and Ulysses Lane. She grew up and attended school in Missouri. She married Glen Oren Austin on March 15, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas and moved to Rogers before moving to California. After two […]

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 […]

Where have all the heroes gone?

Clyde Davis Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no knowledge of, and […]

Cancer ride full of true heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no […]

Clovis should plan for BRAC, just in case

By Bob Baker: Guest Columnist What will the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process mean to eastern New Mexico? We won’t know until federal officials finalize it all late this year. Of course we’re all hoping Cannon Air Force Base will survive the cuts, maybe even expand as other bases are closed. But is anyone […]

Riddle, Charles M. Jenkins

Charles M. Jenkins Riddle Services: Have been held. Charles Monroe “Charlie Tuna” Jenkins Riddle, 49, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 27, 1955, Orleans, France, to Luther and Liselotte Wilser Jenkins. He attended school in Austin, Texas, and Clovis. He joined the U.S. Air Force […]

More government means problems for Texans

CNJ staff The 79th Session of the Texas Legislature began in Austin last week. Once again, politicians promise Texans to solve the state’s woes without raising overall taxes. Once again, voters are likely to be disappointed. The biggest issue facing lawmakers this session is school finance. Because politicians spent the previous regular session and then […]

Hounds improve over last two games

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — Eastern New Mexico University’s final two games against non-Lone Star Conference teams produced probably the Greyhounds’ best outings of the season. Coming off a 38-point win over St. Mary’s on Dec. 19, ENMU hung with New Mexico State most of the way Thursday night before losing to […]

Wildcats roll over El Paso-Austin in Artesia

CNJ Staff The Clovis boys basketball team got what they needed Thursday night as they blew out El Paso Austin 68-26 in the first round of the 2004 Artesia City of Champions Classic. The game was never close as Clovis (3-0) built a 17-4 lead after the first quarter. Seniors Tigg Bunton and Dominique Easterlin […]

This week’s job description: Spouse

By Curtis K. Shelburne I’m writing this column this week from a hotel in Austin, Texas. It’s Monday, and I’m scared to death that I’m gonna wake up in about ten minutes and it will be Friday and this wonderful week will be over! (I’ve been taking regular naps already and we just got here […]

Jennings, Barney

Barney Jennings Services: Have been held. Barney Melvin Jennings, 71, of Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Austin. He was born on Aug. 18, 1933, in Coon Neck, Texas, to Josephes Burkus and Effie Mae Hunter Jennings. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia “Cindy”; four daughters, Deborah Woodard (and husband, Brent) of Clovis, Pamela […]

Bicycle benefit teaches lessons

Clyde Davis: Local columnist Last Sunday was the Ride for the Roses in Austin, Texas. For the uninitiated, this is a long distance bicycle ride organized by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Participants raising pledges which go to the Foundation’s cancer-fighting efforts. The lessons I learned. Okay, they were lessons reiterated. There is not much here […]

Homicide suspect’s bail request denied

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Curry County district judge on Thursday denied a bond-change request for a Clovis man charged with first-degree murder in connection with a January shootout that left one man dead. Eric Duran, 26, of Clovis, charged with driving a vehicle in which two passengers allegedly gunned down 27-year-old Carlos […]

Self, Raymond L.

Raymond L. Self Services: Have been held. Raymond “Ray” L. Self, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Laural Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on April 19, 1916, to Ira L. and Martha Peters Self in Oklaunion, Texas. He married Nellie B. Billington on March 21, 1954, in Clovis. He retired […]