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Clovis senior Devin Sweet will need to have a big game today when the Wildcats go on the road to face Roswell High (15-3). (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In basketball, height isn’t everything, but it’s a lot. It’s the reason Sam Bowie was drafted ahead of Michael Jordan. […]

In tribute: High school junior remembered for aspirations

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Cory Holcomb had plans. He wanted to be an expert in automotive mechanics. He enjoyed heavy metal music and wanted to start a band. He aspired to be a professional body builder. Holcomb, a junior at Clovis High School, died Dec. 28 in a two-vehicle accident at a county […]

Ebony helped create a different world

By Leonard Pitts: CNJ columnist “Why is there an Ebony? If some white guy started a magazine called Ivory, you blacks would riot in protest.” Give me a dollar for every white guy who ever asked me that and I’d be too rich to write columns for a living. The point of the question, of […]

Pinkert, Guy

Guy Pinkert Guy Pinkert, 65, of Logan, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at his home. He was born in Clive and lived in eastern New Mexico most of his life. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a machinist for more than 15 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded […]

June best month by far — for me, anyway

By Bob Huber June is my lucky month. It has Father’s Day, my wedding anniversary, and my birthday all rolled into one long cigar. I’ve always held June in high esteem. One thing that makes me feel so good about June is the fact that I was born this month as a boy instead of […]

Kendall, Guy

Guy Kendall Services: Have been held. Guy Kendall, 86, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, in Muleshoe. He was born on April 14, 1919, in Gage, Okla. He married Elsie McConnell on March 19, 1943, in Woodward, Okla. He lived in Muleshoe since 1955, moving from Ellis County, Okla. He served in the U.S. […]

Guns have place, but not at my place

By Grant McGee I was kicking back in Elida with my good friend Kent, bard of the Pecos. We were having iced tea, talking about his return to this small outpost of Roosevelt County. During a lull in the conversation, my mind wandered to the rifle by the door. There weren’t any firearms in my […]

Defiance for defiance’s sake is for young

By Grant McGee While most of us are going about our daily business here in Clovis, legal battle lines have been drawn over an area resident and the stickers on his car. On one side is a man who indicates he is asserting his First Amendment right of free speech. On the other side it’s […]

Strangers to each other, but not to God

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I can still recall the man who used to roam the streets of Clovis. Our children named him the “strange guy.” The first time we noticed him was on one of our usual trips to the grocery store. He was peculiar, we thought, as he held his chin high, holding his […]

Companies hope expensive ads pay off in revenue.

CNJ staff and wire reports NEW YORK — There were plenty of tried-and-true techniques used in this year’s Super Bowl ads — talking animals, Clydesdale horses, celebrity cameos. But then came Gladys Knight as a rugby player, an airborne ’72 Impala and a “Mama’s Boy” action figure who was somehow plugging anti-perspirant. Clovis resident Charles […]

Change: Like it or not, it’s a matter of attitude

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist It finally happened. Last Friday at 1:47 p.m. Something I’ve been dreading for ten years or so. I finally hit the optometric wall. Bifocals. Every time I’d see the guy, once every year or two or whenever his nurse would strong-arm me into coming in for an actual appointment […]

State should focus on ‘important’ issues

By Ned Cantwell New Mexico is revving up her legislative engine once again, our esteemed reps and senators ready to work their particular brand of magic. Other than political junkies like me, no one is going to pay much attention. You know why? You guys induce yawns. Oh, you have your frivolous moments, like when […]

Apartment life is more than location

By Grant McGee I moved out of my groovy disc jockey pad last week. The pad was a one-bedroom apartment smack dab in downtown Clovis. Some of my compadres wondered at my choice of living quarters because of its location. “Look,” I said, “there’s new carpet, a new hot water heater, new refrigerator, it’s been […]

There’s always a critic in every crowd

Ned Cantwell, State Columnist A reader asked recently whatever happened to my friend Barney from New Jersey. I told him Barney and I had a falling out of sorts. Barney is this couch-potato guy who spends all his time reading newspapers and magazines. He finds out what he thinks is wrong with New Mexico and […]

Offering life advice a dangerous business

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist It amazes me how brilliant I am about so many things and why folks don’t more often seek my counsel. My wife Marilyn used to say, “Maybe you should stop trying to solve world problems and straighten out your own life.” I miss her wit. But to show what I […]

Kansas City signs former Hounds hurler

By Dave Wagner Gabe DeHoyos was a mainstay in the starting rotation during his days at Eastern New Mexico University. In his third season of professional baseball, the 6-foot, 220-pound right-hander has made a successful transition to closer. The Kansas City Royals signed the Artesia native to a contract on July 16 and sent him […]

Clovis native headed to Comedy Central station

By Helena Rodriguez A former Clovis man is laughing his way to success, all the way up to Comedy Central TV network’s “Premium Blend” show. Jason Holman, a former Clovis Community College student and graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, is slated to take his 12-minute standup comedy act in front of the Comedy Central […]

Coleman, Guy R.

Guy R. Coleman Services: Have been held. Mr. Guy R. Coleman, 56, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 18, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, to Thyra Lee and A.J. “Jack” Coleman. He spent his early childhood in San Antonio, Texas. He then moved […]

Beauty and the Beast Are Engaged!

By Curtis K. Shelburne Well, now it’s official. The Hulk is engaged! Our second son, Jeffrey, the one who when he was a little guy we we always thought would stay a little guy — it turns out we didn’t have any little guys — the one who somewhere in his growing up years mutated […]

Daily naps can be helpful, refreshing

So are you one of those folks who take a nap or one of those folks who don’t? I’m a nap taker, and proud of it. I wake up from a mid-day siesta and I’m refreshed, ready for round two of … whatever. It was my father who introduced me to daily napping. He probably […]