First Person: World traveler returns to roots

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Retirement for David Griffin means taking care of his honey-do list. Liliana Castillo David Griffin traveled across the world while serving in the Air Force. He enjoyed England, where he met his wife, the beaches in Spain and California. But when he retired out of Cannon Air Force Base, he […]

Americans deserve to hear results of airline survey

By Freedom New Mexico NASA can shoot people into space, but it’s not shooting straight with millions of Americans who fly closer to home. How else to explain the space agency’s refusal to release data that suggest safety problems in aviation occur far more often than previously known? The unprecedented survey of about 24,000 commercial […]

HPJRA finals: Short-go puts wraps on rodeo

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Abby Medlin races to the finish line after running her horse through the poles in the 9-12 age group in Saturday’s short-go of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent In essence, the last day of the High Plains […]

Griffin, Charles

Charles M. Griffin, 57, of Portales died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crockett, Texas, to Gladys and Melvin Griffin, he moved to Portales in the early 1970s following a brief time in the Army.  For several years he worked at Cissell Moving and Storage Co. […]

Pruit, Carolyn

Carolyn Pruit, 60, of Portales, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1945, in Portales to Mattie and Carroll Boland, she grew up in Lovington where she attended school. She attended Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. She had worked for Levi Strauss and also […]

Longley, Harold

Harold Longley, 67, of Clovis died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Claude, Texas, to Jay Allen and Mary Alice Loving Longley. He married Wilma Jean Wilkerson on June 28, 1958, in Tucumcari. He was a self-employed truck driver and member of the Apostolic Truth […]

Church spreading Word through rubber wristbands

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Mike Griffin wears four wristbands, including one that glows in the dark. “My problem is selling them; I just give them away.” said Griffin, referring to the wristbands that are sold for $2 apiece. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rubber wristbands: Trendy fashion accessory or clever way to spread a […]

Greathouse, Spencer

Spencer Greathouse Services: Have been held. Mr. Spencer Dwayne Greathouse, 62, of Hereford died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at home. He was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Clovis to Spencer S. and Pauline (Kirby) Greathouse. He worked at Hereford Auto Parts for many years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Elk’s […]

Griffin , James

James Griffin Services: Have been held. James Edward “Jim” Griffin, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1929, in Stamford, Texas, to Noah Anderson and Amanda Corrine Jones. He was baptized in the First Christian Church and graduated in 1947 from Breckenridge High School in […]

Letters 7/3

Ex-publisher’s conviction not newsworthy now I was disgusted by Wednesday’s article (“Former CNJ publisher dies at 75”) regarding the death of former Clovis News Journal Publisher Jim Griffin. He was convicted of a crime and served his time; I do not understand how that could be considered newsworthy now. I don’t recall any other residents […]