Farm bill workshop set for Tuesday

CNJ Staff The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is holding a 7 p.m. workshop today at K-Bob’s Steakhouse regarding the Farm Bill, according to a press release from the Union. National Farmers Union President Tom Bius will give an overview of the bill and experts from commodity groups, government, rural development and insurance will talked about […]

War impact warrants more study

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, charged Bush administration officials Wednesday with continuing to downplay the mental trauma and brain injuries suffered by veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Filner said an April RAND Corp. study — “Invisible Wounds of War — Psychological and […]

With proper parenting, TV is good

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist My 20-month-old daughter clearly knows Sponge Bob Squarepants (“Bub-bob”) and can sing the song well enough that even non-family members recognize it. She is also more than familiar with Dora and Diego; I think she expects them to come over for a visit any minute now. A few years ago, […]

Knight steps down as Red Raiders coach

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Bob Knight resigned Monday as coach at Texas Tech, a stunning midseason move by major college basketball’s winningest men’s coach. His son, Pat, a Red Raiders assistant, will take over the program. It was unclear why Knight stepped down. Chris Cook, a spokesman for athletic director Gerald Myers, confirmed the […]

‘Brokeback Mountain’ star Heath Ledger found dead

The Associated Press NEW YORK — On a day meant for celebration in Hollywood, Heath Ledger, one of film’s bright young stars, was found dead at age 28, his promising career extinguished just as it was reaching full expression. Hours after the Academy Award nominees were announced, pomp and circumstance gave way to the sad […]

Returning home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bob and Dina Sellers stand in their newly built home about eight months after the March tornado hit their house, leaving it in shambles. The couple plans to move into the house on Dec.1. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Even a tornado couldn’t uproot a Clovis couple from their […]

Texas Playboys highlight of festival

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Did you go to the Clovis Music Festival? I’ve got to tell you my favorite act was Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. I can tell you when I first discovered Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. I was in college back east and was browsing through the racks of vinyl at […]

Business Digest: Governor’s awards nominees sought

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Nominations are being accepted until Sept. 17 for the Governor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards, according to a release from the awards group. Each year the group selects 10 people from cities, small towns and remote villages whose work-related public service has been notable and whose activities outside of work […]

Retired journalist Huber dies at 76

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers He liked a laugh and a good cigar. He enjoyed plenty of both. Robert “Bob” E. Huber, journalist, freelance writer and newspaper columnist, died early Friday morning at his home in Portales. He was best known in Portales and Clovis for his weekly humor column that ran in the Portales […]

June 29, 1966

A 3-year-old Clovis girl drowned in the swimming pool at the Silver Spur Motel on East Mabry Drive. … Jessie Dominguez was champion of the Clovis Jaycee Open Golf Tournament for the third straight year. … Marshall Junior High School hosted a “dress review” for 59 4-H girls who wore garments they made. … Bob’s […]

Stealing not worth it — that’s the truth

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were in Truth or Consequences the other weekend. One place we visited was a secondhand store. In places like this I look for old music and bicycle parts. She looks at everything. So I usually finish first. While she continued to search for […]

Lady Rams hold on

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Bethany Self had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists, leading Portales to a 41-34 victory over Ruidoso on Tuesday in the girls Class 3A quarterfinals. The Rams (19-8) seized control early. Ruidoso (17-12) got within 38-34 with 57 seconds remaining after a 3-pointer by Tonee Montoya. But with the […]

Jan. 11, 1927

The January dress sale at Mandell’s included bolero and two-piece styles in Copenhagen blue and five other colors for $16.85 each. … Clovis’ DeMolay chapter officers included Chick Taylor, Roy Walker and Gordon Fitzhugh. … The Kiwanis Club program was “thrown into an uproar of laughter when Kid Porter, Harry Love and Bob Anthony appeared […]

Clovis boy sings with Bob Hope, Andrews Sisters

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: The following account was told by Chick Taylor Jr. It was at Eugene Field I became interested in music because of our Clovis schools active music program. We had music classes and operettas that were fun and exciting. In the first grade our teacher was Miss Pearman at […]

Spears, Bertha “Teddy”

Bertha “Teddy” Spears, 74, of Texico died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She came to the United States in May 1956. She married Bob Spears in January 1964. She cooked for the “Spears Deeres Harvest Crew” for 38 years. Family members said she enjoyed […]

Robert “Bob” Lydick

Robert “Bob” Lydick Date of birth: Oct. 17, 1923 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Erie, Kan. Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: U.S. Navy Rank: Fire controlman second class Unit and specialty: USS St. Paul fire controlman Veterans organizations: VFW 3280 In his words: Bob Lydick left his job at a tool […]

Donaghe, Betty

Betty Donaghe, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born Jan. 26, 1927, in Oswalt, Okla., to Floy and Laura Cross, she had been a lifelong Clovis resident. She cooked at the restaurant in the Mainline Bowl bowling alley for many years. She loved to sew and […]

Kirksey, Doris

Doris Maxine Kirksey, 80, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Walker, Iowa to Otha Francis and Ina Smith Hendrickson. She married Glenn Kirksey on Sept. 14, 1950, in Clovis. She was a homemaker, and a member of 16th and Pile Church of Christ. She […]

Johnson, Edith

Edith M. Johnson, 85, of Friona, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona.  She was born April 5, 1920, in Ringling, Okla., to David and Eva Blanche (Collier) Moseley. Moving from Oklahoma, she lived in Friona for 79 years. She married Herschel Winston Johnson on Sept. 26, 1942, in Clovis. […]

Jerrry Don Beck

Jerrry Don Beck, 75, of Roswell died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1931, to Robert and Irene Chamberland Beck. He married Elizabeth Smith Beck on Dec. 7, 1964, in Carlsbad. Family members said Mr. Beck was a bartender. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He […]