She’s rooting for Patriots … to lose

Cathy Olona is looking forward to Feb. 3. “I am going to watch the Super Bowl,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I always do, and I will be cheering for the Patriots to take a fall. “The commercials are a big draw as well.” • • • Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I […]

Trick-or-treating, generosity don’t mix

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House is frustrated. She can’t find just the right things she needs to dress us up for a Halloween party. “We could keep it simple,” I said. “We both tie on a box of corn flakes then stick a butcher knife in each box.” “What kind […]

Tornado tales: Bowling alley source of refuge

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer About 15 people huddled inside or near the locker room of Mainline Bowl on Friday night as the tornado roared by, according to employee Steve Foisie. The group included three employees and mostly children who were there to bowl. “The kids were crying,” Foisie said. Foisie heard a loud […]

Symbol might be ticket to Super Bowl

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sunday’s Super Bowl led me to many questions, more so than other Super Bowl games I’ve watched. I struggled back and forth on whether or not Peyton Manning deserved the MVP award (he did) and whether it was that important to mention the first time two black coaches were […]

Food fuels football fun

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Every year, sports fans around the globe gather with friends and loved ones to watch the Super Bowl, and the communities of Portales and Clovis are no different. In addition to the various decorations, jerseys and drinks, another necessary component of a proper Super Bowl fest is food. Michelle Taylor, […]

One Super Sunday

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Kim Chisum of Clovis shows off her dedication to the Indianapolis Colts. Chisum has followed the Colts since Peyton Manning arrived. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The 1985 Chicago Bears went 15-1 in the regular season, outscored their three playoff opponents 91-10, and were so confident they recorded a […]

Jesus present through worst of storms

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I am writing on Sunday afternoon, the day after the big snow. Reports are that a foot of snow fell on Clovis. We see that no matter what, the weather cannot be altered or changed. Even history shows us that. On any day I will take a foot of snow […]

Take 5: Senior leads Buffs

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Melrose senior guard Eric Walker is the only senior for the Buffaloes this season, and takes his leadership role seriously. Walker said some of the juniors have also stepped up to be team leaders. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Eric Walker’s favorite professional athletes, Steve Nash and Peyton Manning, lead by example and think team […]

Jan. 17, 1959

Two brothers from Pennsylvania were caught in the act of burglarizing Irby’s Variety Store at 405 Main. Police said they smashed a window at the rear of the business to gain entry. … Officials announced 359 new homes had been built in Clovis in 1958. … The Junior Bowling League had 35 boys and girls […]

Dust bowl days stuck in memories

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGrace and Foy Bailey were married in 1933 during the Great American Dust Bowl. They have lived in the area most of their lives and are among the few eastern New Mexico residents who lived through the Dust Bowl. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traces of their frontier life are […]

July 2, 2006 Honors

ENMU-Roswell Tammie J. Broome of Melrose, Amanda M. Fogerson of Clovis, Taris R. Pond of Grady and Mary Jo Scroggins of Clovis were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the 2006 spring semester. Richardson The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship Program scholarship to Lori Richardson of […]

Super Bowl could use canine perspective

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It can really be an eye opener, or perhaps an ear opener, to listen to conversations between your pets — in this case, dogs. Their perspective on life is sometimes refreshing, sometimes amusing and never what you might expect it to be. As an example, I overheard this conversation in […]

2/3 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. alphabetic amos boss i shoulda known better my momma told me to never play around kitchen stoves i shoulda known better but i did it anyway marcellus the big fat cat was at it […]

Clovis grad Baskett Senior Bowl bound

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New Mexico’s Hank Baskett will play for the South team in the 2006 Senior Bowl on Saturday (AP photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School graduate Hank Baskett III has a lot of running in front of men with clipboards and stopwatches in his future. The University of New Mexico all-conference receiver […]

Best not to roll dice on unknown eatery

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist The Lady of the House and I have a new saying. It’s “How bad can you mess up breakfast?” First of all, I want you to know that I’m not writing about any eatery in Curry, Roosevelt, Parmer or Bailey counties. Our saying was inspired by a restaurant many miles […]

Companies hope expensive ads pay off in revenue.

CNJ staff and wire reports NEW YORK — There were plenty of tried-and-true techniques used in this year’s Super Bowl ads — talking animals, Clydesdale horses, celebrity cameos. But then came Gladys Knight as a rugby player, an airborne ’72 Impala and a “Mama’s Boy” action figure who was somehow plugging anti-perspirant. Clovis resident Charles […]

Fans from across the nation enjoy the eats and the Super Bowl game.

CNJ staff It’s the most watched show of the year, and it’s coming this Sunday. The Super Bowl has become a sort of holiday for Americans, who often spend Super Bowl Sundays, whether at home or with family, on the couch munching on snacks. Whether you go to a party to watch the New England […]

View from under the pew: Amos falls in a vat of chocolate

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked to have his chocolate vat adventure rerun. Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.   amos falls into […]

Clovis grads on national TV

CNJ staff Hank Baskett and Joey Garcia hogged plenty of headlines as multi-sport standouts at Clovis High School. Teammates for a season at Clovis in 2000, Baskett and Garcia take their talents to the national stage today when New Mexico and Texas Tech play in separate bowl games on ESPN2 and ESPN. Baskett and the […]

Top 10: Baskett catches on in breakout year

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The University of New Mexico coaching staff challenged Hank Baskett after the last year’s season-ending Las Vegas Bowl. As the only returning wide receiver on the roster with Division-I experience, the former Clovis High standout needed to step up his game. The 6-foot-4 junior responded with a breakout year. […]