Rugged religion

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Jim Hunsucker, right, watches Travis Odell drain water from a pot of potatoes Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. Odell and Hunsucker prepared food for the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The picnic tables filled as close to 100 people filed through the line with […]

Clovis squads finish third at St. Michael’s

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Clovis High’s swimming teams finished third in the seven-school St. Michael’s Invitational on Saturday. The host school swept both team titles, finishing with 181 points in boys competition to 103 for Santa Fe Prep and 86 for the Wildcats. On the girls side, St. Mike’s tallied 169 points, followed by […]

Giving thanks with grace has many twists

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It was a sunny December afternoon and I was riding home on my bicycle. It was a wonderful afternoon with blue skies and a light eastern New Mexico breeze that carried the fragrance of something that I thought smelled like chocolate. A long-forgotten tune came to my mind for no […]

Jana Stanfield gives benefit concert at Portales High School

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Her voice carries with it the assurance that you, too, can be as grounded and centered as she is. Her voice carries with it the confidence that, since she is an ordinary, everyday person who has come to this level of awareness, you can achieve that same level. Her stage […]

Safety grows at camp

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksTech Sgt. Charles Derflinger of the Cannon Air Force Base Fire Department guides Candice Vineyard of Melrose through fire and fire safety practices Thursday afternoon at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The program was By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As the flames leapt through the metal grate, the spooked 8-year-old flinched […]

Baskett Watch: Clovis grad starting for Eagles in preseason tilt

On TV Rookie sensation Hank Baskett of Clovis will start tonight’s nationally televised game against the Oakland Raiders in the NFL’s annual Hall of Fame contest in Canton, Ohio, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The game is on NBC at 6 p.m. (MDT). “I’m definitely excited, coming in the first game and […]

Baskett watch: Clovis grad making noise in Eagles’ camp

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Hank Baskett (84) was an all-conference wide receiver his senior year at New Mexico (www.philadelphiaeagles.com) CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett is trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent. Catching on Baskett is taking advantage of an injury to a veteran receiver to make an early impression. Rather than […]

Pride can be a pitfall

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Here is the summer camp story again. I have had some requests for it. I think some readers must have had similar experiences with pride. There’s something unique about being at camp in the mountains. The mountains, the solitary atmosphere of old cabins tucked away in the pines … the […]

Baskett hopes to fly high with Eagles

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Former Clovis High and University of New Mexico standout Hank Baskett signs autographs and greets fans at Sports Connection on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Hank Baskett III knows his work is cut out trying to make it as a free agent rookie wide receiver in the NFL. […]

June 23, 2006 Amos the Churchmouse

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew   Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   camp meeting encounter   boss i was at the mesa redondo […]

29th Cowboy Camp starting Wednesday

CNJ staff The 29th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, June 24. The event will be held in the pavilion area of Ned Houk Park, which is located eight miles north of Clovis on Highway 209. The family event is a Christian camping experience for all ages. According to […]

Concern for boot camp victim belated

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist So now we know how Martin Lee Anderson died. We can forget the original autopsy report filed by Charles Siebert, a doctor so inept he wasn’t technically a doctor (he had allowed his license to lapse) when he issued the report. A doctor so inept he once described a person […]

Gateway dethrones Texico in 1A baseball

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Gateway Christian first baseman Antonio Oaxaca tags Texico’s Theo Marez as he tries to get back to the bag during Friday’s Class 1A state baseball championship game in Texico. (Albuquerque Journal photo: Jim Thompson) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — This time, the Class 1A championship baseball game with the football score went Gateway Christian’s […]

Local spent time as captive of Germans in WWI

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Fred M. Davis received a notice from the Curry County draft board on Oct. 17, 1917. He was to go to Camp Funston, Kan., for induction. One of his orders, in handwriting on the notice, was to “bring an easy pair of shoes.” The data herein was researched by Juanita […]

Camp, Georgia

Georgia Christina Camp, 80, of Roswell died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at her home. She was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Oakville, Iowa, to George William and Sophia Nell Cunningham. She graduated from Oquawka High School in Illinois in 1943. She worked at an ordinance plant in Burlington, Iowa, for two years after […]

‘Heavy mental psychotherapy’

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When it first started, it was called a youth event and a community bond. As it continued, it was called a charity event. Call it whatever you want, but featured artist Jana Stanfield has a different name for the music that she brings to Saturday’s annual benefit concert at Portales […]

Stanfield concert marks opportunity to help those in need

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Can you imagine why it might cost $600 to send one child to summer camp? Do you think it is worth it? Why should it cost so much? Hey, we all know the cost has skyrocketed, but — to that extent? Before you answer the above questions, think about your own […]

James “Bud” Shipley, Eugene “Tooter” Fish

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James “Bud” Shipley Date of birth: Sept. 4, 1924 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Jay C. Boone

Sharna Johnson Boone was part of the first wave that took the island of Leyte after off-shore guns had cleared the way… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Jay C. […]

Local returns from Baghdad tour

Karl Terry Spc. James Montgomery, a member of the 126th Military Police, a National Guard Unit out of Albuquerque, is enjoying his first break from active duty in five months at his parents home in Portales. He is currently stationed at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. He says the sight of dirty streets with trash […]