Anniversaires — Nov. 13

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Dodd Alan and Pat Dodd of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8 in the conference room at Kiva Realty. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] The celebration was hosted by their children and grandchildren, attended by family and home and church friends. There was a diner, special singing, slide show, videos and great fellowship. […]

Honors — June 5

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Dodd Zenessa Dodd, daughter of Dennis and Dena Dodd graduated from the Lubbock Christian University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work with a Minor in Missions. Zenessa was awarded the honor of Dean’s List for the spring semester.

Melrose student honored

Caleb Dodd of Melrose has been chosen as one of 50 participants in the National FFA Organization 2009 New Century Farmer Program. Dodd is an Eastern New Mexico University student majoring in general agriculture. He plans to work on his family’s farm after college and expand operations using technology. This year’s New Century Farmers will […]

South wins again in 1A-2A volleyball

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Two words can accurately describe the South’s performance in the Class 1A-2A All-Star Series: utter domination. Although the South only breezed through one game, it won for the 21st time in the 24 years of the series on Tuesday as Tularosa’s Sabrina Herrera put away 16 kills and […]

Governor agrees to debate in Spanish

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Democratic presidential hopefuls Bill Richardson and Chris Dodd have agreed to participate in a candidate debate in September that’s to be conducted in Spanish. The news was met with a favorable response by two area residents who have strong ties to the Hispanic community. “I think it’s a […]

Broad Military Commissions Act needs revision

By Freedom Newspapers Sen. Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat with presidential aspirations and a large war chest, has introduced legislation that would significantly alter the Military Commissions Act passed last fall by defining narrowly what it means to be an “enemy combatant” and restore habeas corpus rights to all detainees in U.S. custody. The proposal […]

Reporter’s notebook: Singer chosen to represent state

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer ZANESSA DODD SAID SHE watched the mail daily anticipating the letter from the National FFA Chorus. The Melrose High School senior, who has been a member of the Melrose FFA chapter for six years, has been selected to sing in the 2006 National FFA Chorus Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis. […]

Hough, Susie

Susie Hough, 96, of Melrose died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born May 12, 1909, in Haskell County, Texas, to James R. and Ollie Hill. She sold insurance, collected bills for the Rural Electric Company, operated the local motor vehicle office and was a notary public. The […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Grady boys, Melrose girls advance

CNJ staff Senior Colt Grau scored 21 points and junior Steven Carter added 16 to lift second-seeded Grady past No. 3 Clovis Christian 58-45 in a District 4-1A boys tournament semifinal game on Wednesday night at Grady. The win assures the Bronchos (16-11) a regional tournament berth next week, and moves them into Friday’s 7 […]

Melrose girls pick up first win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent SANTA ROSA — A pair of Class 1A schools went up a classification as Melrose and Fort Sumner voyaged to the Lady Lion girls basketball tournament in Santa Rosa on Thursday. For the Buffaloes, the trip was worthwhile. For the Vixens, not so much so. Melrose (1-5) won its first […]

8-21 Honors

Chairez Anica M. Chairez, was nominated to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. She attends Yucca Junior High School, and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Mrs. Lena Willis, a history teacher at Yucca Junior High school nominated Ms. Chairez for the conference. Burdell Anneka Burdell of Clovis was the recipient of a […]

Baskett looks for big year to impress NFL scouts

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One pro scouting service believes Hank Baskett will be at worst a middle-round pick in the 2006 NFL draft. (UNM media relations: David Benyak) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers In his 22 years, Hank Baskett has grown into a 6-foot-4, 220-pound specimen that Mountain West Conference defenses can’t ignore. Recently, he’s also grown out of […]

Dodd, B.J.

B.J. Dodd Services: Have been held. Mr. B.J. “Bill” Dodd, 82, of Melrose, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 30, 1922, in Crowell County, Texas, to R.E. and Helen May Dodd. He married Mary Doyle on Dec. 13, 1941, in Portales. Family members said […]

Melrose RB sets national record

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Melrose junior Carlos Ruiz has rushed for more than 5,000 yards in the last two seasons. (File photo) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Caleb Dodd has played football with Carlos Ruiz since the seventh grade, and he’s still amazed by some of the feats of his fleet-footed teammate. With the help of Dodd’s crushing […]

Melrose faces familiar foe Tatum in playoffs

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Melrose will be making its fourth trip in two years to Tatum on Saturday for a six-man quarterfinal playoff game at noon. One of those contests was for the 2003 championship, with Tatum taking the title. Until just under a week ago, Melrose (8-1) was favorite to win the title, […]

Hartsfield, Vera

Vera Hartsfield Services: Have been held. Vera Hartsfield, 93, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 18, 1910, in Plains. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; and a brother, Gilbert Hightower. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Hartsfield and Dudley Hartsfield (and wife, Vickie); two […]

Former CHS star on national TV

By Dave Wagner No matter what happens in New Mexico’s Christmas Eve appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon State, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has already had at least one personal highlight for the year — an appearance on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays.” His moment came in a game against Mountain West […]

Engagements 11/23

East-Hanson Murry and Rhonda East of Tucson, Ariz., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Whitney East of Tucson, to Derrell Hanson of Clovis, son of Steve and Cheri Hanson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 12:30 p.m. PST on Dec. 6, 2003, in San Diego. The bride-elect is a 2001 […]

Former Clovis star takes hands-on approach at UNM

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Rick White Former Clovis star Hank Baskett is drawing accolades for something other than his athletic talent. University of New Mexico coaches recruited the sturdy 6-foot-4 sophomore to play wide receiver based on his rare combination of size, speed and jumping ability. Coaches now talk about his work ethic, determination, and ability to make plays […]

Area athletes get chance to shine

By Dave Wagner So much for New Mexico State University redshirt freshman and 2002 Clovis High graduate Nathan Nuttall easing into his college football career. Nuttall is a leading contender for the starting strong safety position for NMSU, which opens its 2003 schedule on Aug. 30 at the University of Texas. “‘Hello, Nathan, you get […]