1959: Year of Clovis High walkout

By Don McAlavy Mykell Jackman Brewer, a Clovis High School graduate who now lives in Virginia, wrote recently to report the CHS class of 1959 will hold its 45th reunion at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel in Albuquerque, Sept. 17-19. She was looking for any good stories that I might know from that era. I never […]

Kerry, Edwards focus on envy, not improvement

Freedom Editorial To put a twist on Bill Clinton’s internal slogan during his 1992 campaign, the Kerry-Edwards economic policy seems to be “it’s the envy, stupid.” They’re running on the “Two Americas” theme that Sen. Edwards followed to defeat in the Democratic primaries. With a strong economic recovery barreling the Bush administration toward the November […]

ENMU offering class on social effects of baseball

By Rick White Kay Reed loved playing baseball growing up on the West Coast. She remembers sitting on the bench and packing her cheeks full of Big League bubble gum. Her uncle, a former minor league player and coach, would give Reed and his sister tips. She also enjoys watching baseball, especially in person. She’s […]

Wal-Mart suit a huge stretch for justification

T he decision by a San Francisco judge to certify a lawsuit by several women alleg- ing that Wal-Mart discriminated against them in pay and promotions as a class action covering virtually all current and former female employees — up to 1.6 million plaintiffs — seems like a huge stretch. Whether the class action is […]

Cannon honors decorated veteran

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent A decorated Clovis veteran will be honored today for service to his community and country. Santiago Hidalgo, 58, will be the first honoree for the Cannon Air Force Base Airman Leadership School “Wall of Heroes” at 10:30 a.m. at the base. The event is closed to the public. Chief Master […]

CCC wired for students

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Summer enrollment at Clovis Community College reached an all-time high this year, likely due to an increasing number of students taking online classes. There are 2,182 students taking courses this summer at CCC, up from a previous high of 2,112 students in the summer of 2000. But the increase […]

Heritage days to bring back Portales graduates

By Tony Parra: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Organizers are hoping to have 71 years worth of Portales High School graduates at the Portales High School Reunion during the Roosevelt County 2004 Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday. The reunion is also open to former faculty of Portales High, dating back to 1933. Registration for the event is […]

Wildcats seniors hoping for solid finish

By Dave Wagner Three members of Clovis High’s Class 5A state runnerup team are in Las Cruces this weekend for the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 4A-5A all-star series. Mark Replogle, Richard Urban and Robert Riggins will go their separate ways after playing for the South All-Stars on this weekend’s three-game series, but […]

Time, patience, earns degree

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Lenna Rolan doesn’t think it’s a real good idea for her to pursue a master’s degree. She’s just not sure when she finish it. You have to understand, it took her 26 semesters to get her undergraduate degree. It’s not that Rolan had trouble in class — in fact she […]

Wolverines bid for regional title

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Burly senior first baseman Bryce Bailey is batting .608 for the season and shares Texico’s team lead in home runs with seven. Photo by Mike Linn By Dave Wagner Texico senior Justin Loven admits he’s got a few butterflies heading into the Wolverines’ first postseason baseball appearance today, but he wouldn’t have it any other […]

Classless society a misnomer

Clyde Davis, columnist The roomful of people is busily engaged in discussing the subject of cultural diversity. This is not just from an ethnic viewpoint, but a class viewpoint as well. How is that possible, you ask, as we live in a classless society? Well, we really don’t. We just have the freedom, at least […]

Sports medicine classes offer hands-on training

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Clovis High School senior student trainer Amanda Thornton tapes the foot and ankle of Clovis senior Jeremiah Clark on Friday at the high school. Clark was getting his foot taped before practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner For Clovis High School students interested in the health field, the sports medicine program can be […]

Meditation more than a practice of the ’70s

By Clyde Davis, columnist This column deliberately stayed away from anything spiritually focused during the recent Lenten/Easter season. It wasn’t that I didn’t see this as vital. It was simply that, especially with the Friday religious pages’ focus, it seemed that there would be enough coverage for the spiritual aspect of life — that is, […]

Don’t hide behind other people’s influences

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist During my early college days, I had many excellent college professors and then I had some who were not so good. Furthermore, I had one professor in particular who was very intimidating. It was my sophomore year. I needed an English literature class in my degree plan so I had […]

Senior Happenings 4/18

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo Sunday: 1 p.m. — Dance and refreshments. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; 11:30 — […]

Religion Roundup 4/16

Portales paster to teach Christian spirituality class A Portales pastor will teach a one-day class at Eastern New Mexico University on meditation, visualization and Christian spirituality. The Rev. Clyde Davis of First Presbyterian Church in Portales said he was first introduced to meditation by his judo instructor and later added the concept of Christian meditation. […]

The big league players need their pensions as well

Editorial O ver a thousand men who played big league baseball before 1980 won’t be getting any pension or medical benefits from former management, a federal judge ruled in a little-publicized hearing last month. Before 1980, a big leaguer who did not complete four years of service was not vested for pension or benefits. As […]

Proposal has Clovis changing districts

By Rick White Clovis will be part of a bi-district that includes Class 4A and 5A teams if the state’s governing board for athletics approves the recommendation of a realignment committee. Mario Martinez, chairman of the New Mexico Activities Association realignment committee, said Tuesday the proposal calls for Clovis to be placed in a district […]

CHS students learn history with hard work in museum project

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Clovis High School juniors Adam Carter, 16, center, and Kyle Johnson, 17, measure the ceiling for their advanced placement class project exhibit on Monday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich Clovis High School junior Gabriel Bryant backed his Ford F-150 pickup up to the school library front doors Monday afternoon with 1,000 pounds […]

House must halt any middle class tax increases

Editorial Y ou could pay more federal taxes next year, because of legislation enacted by the U.S. Senate last week. The new rule would make it much more difficult for President Bush to extend three of his tax cuts that are set to expire this year: the phase-out of the so-called marriage penalty; raising the […]