Zias fall to ECU’s second-half rally

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Eastern senior Jereena Bosket outbattles East Central’s Lesli Shore for a rebound. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Heather Brown and the Zias had quite a start, but Kelli Donovan and the East Central Lady Tigers had a better finish. Donovan scored all of her 15 points in the second half […]

Texas team hands Lady Cats second loss

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Both teams wore white Saturday in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational girls basketball tournament, but that’s where the similarity ended. Dallas Kimball was designated as red and Clovis as blue — despite its purple trim. In reality, both teams wore white uniforms thanks to a pregame misunderstanding. […]

Brown, Geo W.

Geo W. Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Geo W. Brown, 83, of Clovis died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 24, 1920, in Bonham, Texas, to Jewel and Agnes Neal Brown. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 until 1945. He married Johnnie […]

Williams, Jessie

JESSIE WILLIAMS Services: Have been held. Jessie Bell Williams, 79, of Clovis, a preschool teacher, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born April 12, 1924, in Galveston, Texas, to Theodore and Gertie Davis Thompson. She married Cash Brown on Sept. 18, 1942, in Matagorda County, Texas. She married […]

Police on lookout for alleged robber

CNJ STAFF Clovis police are looking for a man accused of stealing $120 from Comfort Inn during a Friday evening armed robbery. A man came into the Comfort Inn shortly before 6:30 p.m., pointed a revolver at the clerk, and demanded all the money, a police report shows. The man then fled the hotel with […]

Cycle crash kills 2

By Jack King Two motorcyclists died early Sunday after they collided with a tow truck hauling an 18-wheeler near the intersection of Norris Street and Mabry Drive. Timothy Lasiter, 33, of Clovis, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, according to his wife, Shellie Lasiter. Johnnie Vankleeck, 44, of Lovington, died at […]

Justice has scared leftists into agression

Thomas Sowell The nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court to become a federal Court of Appeals judge has brought out vicious special interest groups with their long knives — and a long record of smears and character-assassination, going back to the campaign of wholesale misrepresentations that defeated the nomination of […]

Local rappers are now new ‘soldiers for Christ’

By Helena Rodriguez The beat is still the same, but the message they deliver has changed. Since having a change of heart, saying goodbye to a thug-like mentality and leaving behind a music group called Ride n’ Smoke, three local rappers now call themselves Divine Destiny. And they say they are no longer “soldiers of […]

Zias fall to Midwestern, ASU

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Midwestern State University senior Dayna Sanders hits the turf hard after being shoved by an Eastern New Mexico University defender in Friday afternoon’s game in Portales. Photo by Mike Linn CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Junior forward Shana Brown compiled a hat trick in the first half as Angelo State handed Eastern New Mexico University a […]

Autrey, Milton

Milton Autrey Services: Have been held. Mr. Milton Autrey, 71, of Texico, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Mountainair, to Felix and Emlie Egger Autrey. Mr. Autrey married Betsy Moore on June 16, 1952, in Clovis. He had been a resident of Texico since […]