Press release: Greg Skarda Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Leadership Clovis

CLOVIS, NM – The 2010-2011 Leadership Clovis Class’ Annual Golf Tournament – in memory of the late Greg Skarda, an alumni of Leadership Clovis – will be held at Chaparral Country Club, Saturday April 16th with registration beginning at 8:00 am and a shotgun start at 9 am. The cost for this 4-person scramble is […]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Courtesy photo Hill and his family spent time together at a park near Portales. Pictured are Hill, left, his daughter Morgran, top left, wife Debbie and son Jordan. Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and […]

Police investigating hit-and-run

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating a hit and run that injured a 30-year-old Roswell man. According to a police report, Greg Nielson was walking in the area of Sycamore and Sharondale streets around 9 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a dark colored car headed northbound on Sycamore. Nielson suffered injuries to […]

Advice would still ring true today

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Greg Southard doesn’t have to guess what his father the editor might say if he’d been here Tuesday to award the annual Bill Southard Scholarship to a communications student at Eastern New Mexico University. “Since I worked at the paper for him as a kid, I know […]

Gubernatorial candidate starts campaign early

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a view from under the pew: amos encounters greg the groundhog

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist Editor’s note: As Groundhog Day nears, Amos recalled the first time he met a strange creature named Greg the Groundhog, who had issues with his more-famous counterpart. Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he […]

12-11-07 It’s their business

Leslie Candy Co. Name: Leslie Candy Co. What they do: Manufacture and distribute candy in 16 states as well as operate a small candy store in Clovis. Who’s in charge: Greg Southard Employees: 14 How long in business: Since 1949 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Contact: 763-3990 or www.lesliecandy.com Of note: […]

College update: Wayland hurler craves competition

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis standout Darren Davis transferred to Wayland Baptist after two years at Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa, Colo., to be close to family and because of the competitiveness of the program. “The region is known in the NAIA as a tough conference,” Davis said. “You’re always playing […]

The winners are…

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Kevin Wilson, left, and Greg Price agonize to make their Oscar picks. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) Oscar night always promises at least one awkward speech, one winner you expected, and many you didn’t. The days before promise piles of Oscar picks columns from people who spend careers watching movies. Kevin Wilson and Greg Price […]

CCS flip-flops Thursday games

CNJ staff Clovis Christian has announced that times for its District 4-1A basketball games against House on Thursday will be flip-flopped. Athletic director Greg Darden said the boys’ game will begin at 5 p.m., with the girls’ contest to follow around 6:30 p.m.

COLLEGE UPDATE: Seefeld glad to be back in area

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer It wasn’t the mild climate, the bustling campus life, or the baseball team for that matter. For Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld, leaving the University of Arizona was all about returning to his roots. After a productive freshman year at the Pac-10 school in which he batted above .300 […]

Self, Leo W. “Bud”

Leo W. “Bud” Self Services:2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Leo W. “Bud” Self, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 2, 1911, in McKinney, Texas, to Frances Rosetta and Floyd Evert Self. He married Mae Bell Earwood on Sept. 30, 1933, in Hugo, […]

Dorough, Bertha

Bertha May Dorough, 85, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Carefree Living Facility in Albuquerque. She was born on May 2, 1919, in Gainesville, Texas, to J.C. and Fannie Stovall. After graduating from Plainview High School, she attended Wayland Baptist College for a year on a scholarship. She married Gerald Dorough in 1937. […]

amos encounters greg the groundhog

Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos encounters greg the groundhog boss i am so happy to see january melting away surely february will […]

Brown, Greg

Greg Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Greg Brown, 48, of Portales died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. A lifelong resident of Portales, Brown was born Oct. 23, 1956, to Gordon and Mary Lela “Pete” Brown. He graduated from Portales High School in 1974. While in high school, he started working at Bishop […]

The wounded are casualties of war, too

by Leonard Pitt Jr. Let me tell you about Greg. I met him in 1985, back when I was still a pop music critic. A guy named Paul Hardcastle had a hit that year called “19,” all about the toll the war in Vietnam exacted on a generation of American soldiers. It inspired me to […]

Candy company, families part of history

Don McAlavy Commercial candy making in Clovis began in 1926 when Kalie H. Saykally established the Saykally Candy Company at 512 Second St. Saykally was born in Beirut, Syria, in 1885. He came to America in 1893 and settled in Chicago. He came to Clovis in 1926 and married Hedrick Schoelz that same year. Their […]

Kizer, Melvin

Melvin Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. Melvin Kizer, 67, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Lingo, to Ivy and Bill Kizer. He grew up in Lingo and Hiway. At age 16 he went to work in the oil fields around Hobbs. From […]

Frankie Avalon is a secret homewrecker

Greg Garcia After a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to score some “Grease Live” tickets for Wednesday’s show in Amarillo, you can imagine my excitement to hear there were also some shows in Lubbock — with plenty of good seats available. The wife had asked for “Grease” tickets — and only for “Grease” tickets — for her […]