Watkins, Gary

Gary Watkins Services: Have been held. The Rev. Gary W. Watkins, 55, of East Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 14, 1950, in Clovis, to William and Dorothy Canipe Watkins. He married Saundra Culberth on June 6, 1970, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by […]

3/10 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Thursday to the 1200 block of East First Street in reference to a criminal damage report. The complainant reported a break-in to truck located on the west side of the building. The officer discovered a $500 DVD player missing […]

Middle-East tide of democracy is encouraging

Freedom Newspapers It is fairly easy to see that something important is happening in Lebanon, a move in the direction of independence and the idea of a civil society with democratic underpinnings that is reflected elsewhere in the Middle East. It is more difficult to figure out why it is happening just now, what forces […]

Now Reagan belongs to the ages

I had been working in the White House East Wing for several weeks before I ever saw Ronald Reagan in the flesh. One day, as I walked alone from the East Wing to the West — a path that took me through the Rose Garden and past the Oval Office — I suddenly heard a […]

Justice only way to repair abuse scandal

Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist Today’s picture on the front page of my newspaper shows a naked Iraqi prisoner on the floor. A leash is tied around his neck. Holding the leash is an American soldier. This is a disaster. These photographs are a dagger in the heart of our hopes for Iraq and the wider […]

ENMU baseball team goes 1-3 in opening tourney

CNJ STAFF STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Phil Clabaugh sounded almost as if he’d won all four games. His Eastern New Mexico University baseball team opened its season by going 1-3 in the Southwest Shootout hosted by Tarleton State. The Greyhounds were competitive on Sunday in splitting two games against quality opponents, including a 10-4 whipping of […]

Snowstorm’s tail end drifts through area

Michelle Seeber While the Midwest and East Coast were bombarded with deadly winter weather the past two days, Clovis and Portales residents awoke Monday to a much weaker brand of snowfall. Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the snowy weather, which brought little precipitation, didn’t adversely affect motorists. “There were four accidents […]

Cannon squadron deploys for training

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Captain Les Hauck, with the 522nd Fighter Squadron, climbs into his F-16 around 3 a.m. Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base. Hauck was one of 10 pilots that took off for a special training exercise with Arab Air Forces. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Six pilots and about 155 support personnel […]

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 […]

Hounds struggle to beat East Central

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Eastern junior Travazz Buckley pressures East Central’s Cale Simon. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — For the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds, Monday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game against East Central was like pulling teeth. With one starter out, another coming down sick at halftime and the team’s standout […]

Clovis’ grand estates still cropping up

By Don McAlavy Clovis’ big, expensive homes are an indicator of the growth of the city, most of which has been to the north and east after World War II. In the early days of Clovis, the big homes were primarily built on Gidding Street, from the 300 block to East Seventh Street. Maybe that’s […]

More planning needed for future military actions

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s surprise visit to Baghdad on Thanksgiving no doubt boosted morale in the 1st Armored Division and the 82nd Airborne, and perhaps throughout Iraq — as well as in the White House itself. But it did not change the reality there, which includes the fact that more than 60 U.S. troops were […]

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 […]

How Bush could secure second term

Leon Hadar The prevailing view in Washington these days is that the Iraq war and its aftermath have placed huge obstacles on President Bush’s path to a second term. Bush, argue the pundits, had outlined a scenario for Americans — one involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD), links between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda and […]

Police report of July 4 fatality

Editor’s note: The following is from a report filed by Clovis Police Officer Rodney Wallace. In the report, Wallace details events prior to Friday’s car crash that killed Bobbie Lynn Beaman Sandoval, who was attending a Fourth of July family gathering. On Friday 07-04-03 about 2141 hours I was patrolling in the area of 21st […]