Cowboy event offers peek into past

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte During Saturday’s Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium, Sam Bass, an Amarillo optometrist and apprentice blacksmith, said blacksmithing uses basic elements of fire and strength to create art. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sparks flew as Sam Bass hammered the glowing steel rod. Wiping his brow, the optometrist from Amarillo […]

Fishing gives families chance to bond

Glenda Price Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream or casting a fly or lure in a small lake among pine trees and oak brush, […]

‘Homosexual’ anti-gay term

Adam G. Bass, a media field strategist with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organization in Los Angeles, has been reading our stories on the Clovis yearbook controversy.

Music helps senior choose path

By Andrew Tipton This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. What does music mean in my life? Well, my life has been filled with music ever since I was a small child. In elementary school […]

Class covers alluring subject

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The Rev. Clyde Davis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Portales, finishes painting one of his handmade wooden fishing lures. Davis will teach an Eastern New Mexico University class on how to carve lures. (Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man has perfected a craft that will help land largemouth […]

Class 2A capsule

CNJ staff Texico advances to semis RIO RANCHO — Texico’s Faith Martin scored 15 points and Amanda Bass added eight to lead the Wolverines to a 52-27 victory over Eunice on Tuesday in the girls Class 2A quarterfinals. Texico (25-4) meets Navajo (21-1) Thursday in the semifinals. Ahead 14-9 at the end of the first […]

Lady Wolverines breeze into semis

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO – Texico’s Faith Martin scored 15 points and Amanda Bass added eight to lead the Wolverines to a 52-27 victory over Eunice in the girls Class 2A quarterfinals Tuesday. Texico (25-4) advances to the semifinal on Thursday, meeting Navajo Prep or Clayton. Ahead 14-9 at the end of the first […]

College update: Wayland hurler craves competition

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis standout Darren Davis transferred to Wayland Baptist after two years at Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa, Colo., to be close to family and because of the competitiveness of the program. “The region is known in the NAIA as a tough conference,” Davis said. “You’re always playing […]

Gadgets make cars more comfortable for owners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Satellite radio, global positioning satellite mapping and DVD screens are hot items on today’s vehicles, according to car accessory dealers. And the more gadgets a vehicle has, the faster it sells, according to Greg Bass, Hamilton Big Country Truck Center manager. Vehicles equipped with satellite radio, global positioning satellite […]

Bass, Cletus R.

Cletus Ray Bass, 40, of Melrose died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from Melrose High School. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He worked with his father at the Tire Store and with many area farmers and wheat harvesters. He also worked at the Melrose Grain Elevator and […]