CNJ employee dies in accident

CNJ staff Co-workers rarely recalled seeing Steve Aguilar around the Clovis News Journal office without an ear-to-ear grin or baseball cap atop his clean-cut brown hair. They also recalled his passion for sports. “I’m a (Chicago) Cubs’ fan,” CNJ Circulation Sales Manager Shaun Lynch said, “and he (Aguilar) was an L.A. Dodgers’ fan, so I […]

Going metric

Ryn Gargulinski : Local Columnist Summer is still a few days away, but that means nothing to New Mexico. Temperatures have already blasted well beyond the “comfort zone” defined by local meteorologists as 82.61347 degrees, and the High Plains has already seen high digits, often going triple. It’s a “dry heat” locals say, not as […]

In tribute: Wildcats fan remembered for dedication

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Neil Hutchins never played football; not even once. He couldn’t — he was born with an incomplete spine. In spite of his condition, Hutchins was a huge football fan. “He’s one of the biggest Clovis Wildcats fans that ever lived,” Larry Hutchins, Neil’s brother, said. Neil was born with […]

Overton, Marie

Marie Overton, 78, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Capitan. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Roaring Springs, Texas, to Pearl and Perry McWilliams. She spent her early years in Sudan, Texas, where she played softball and basketball. As a teenager, she moved to Portales. She graduated from high school […]

There are poor people in America, too

Letters to the Editor I am writing regarding Glenda Anspaugh’s letter in Thursday’s paper (“Citizens should have been prepared”): Is she kidding? Is she calling the people of New Orleans unintelligent because they didn’t have an emergency kit ready? Some of these people can hardly feed their families on a daily basis, much less stow […]

‘Jeopardy!’ wizard has nearby kin

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Ken Jennings, the man who has won more than $1.3 million on the game show “Jeopardy!”, has family ties to the Muleshoe and Lubbock areas. In Lubbock a group of about a dozen women regularly refer to themselves as the Ken Jennings Fan Club. And news that Jennings is related […]

Jackson is no ‘thriller’ in some minds

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for their thoughts on pop star Michael Jackson. Some responses: “I have never been a fan or tuned in to watch him perform. What little I have seen of his so-called performances — such as on newscasts when he is a news item because […]

Public exposure of Cubs’ fan was not fair

Bob Steele Sure, I’m a Cubs fan and I was bleeding Cubbies blue when they self-destructed in the eighth inning of game six of the National League playoffs. And, yep, I was upset with “the play” that rattled Wrigley. But I see no justifiable purpose for a public pillorying of the fan who got in […]

Gags can bring big laughs, desserts

Bob Huber It’s a freaky thing, I’ll admit, but I’m absorbed with gags. I pick them up at funerals, on bar stools, in church pews, the Internet, and even in the first class section of airliners, and the truth is I pilfer them with utter disregard for origins. Many of them sprout from scholars like […]