In search of ponies: Vegetarianism not a crusade

Sharna Johnson No turkey for me. No green beans with chunks of ham. No brown gravy. No bacon-garnished this or that. But I’m fine with your fridge full of leftover bird. Really. And I don’t begrudge you the leftover ham sandwiches you’ll be eating next week either. Now before you glance at the bacon on […]

Ham radio operators gather for mock emergency

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Jeff Hardy points out what could be bad incoming weather moving into Clovis/Curry County on Wilhite Road. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock emergency Saturday and Sunday […]

Hamming it up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo This ham radio allows members of Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club to tune into a conversation anywhere in the world. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer It’s a small world after all — at least for amateur radio users. Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club members said they are […]

Oct. 27, 1971

Craig Ham, a 14-year-old Yucca Junior High student, was the winner of the Clovis News-Journal’s weekly football contest. … A three-bedroom, one-bathroom home located at 1021 W. Seventh St., could be rented for $80 a month. … And Derek Cockrell, a financial planner, was born in Charleston, S.C.

Kids go on shopping spree

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A huge bone-in ham topped the Christmas list for one local youngster. The 12-year-old boy was one of 102 local children who were treated to an early morning Christmas shopping spree by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The large group — made up of Eagles members, adult volunteers and […]

Two charged in relation to Tucumcari drowning

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Two Tucumcari residents have been accused of supplying alcohol to minors in connection with the May 19 drowning death of 12-year-old Augustine “Augie” Montiel. Crystal L. Cochran, 18, and Fred Jaramillo III, 23, both of Tucumcari, were arraigned Tuesday in the Quay County Magistrate Court. Both face a […]

Boy’s death raises concerns about canal safety

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — On the city block adjacent to First Street and Charles Avenue lies a fence enclosing an irrigation canal. Many in Tucumcari now think of it as the place where they came to hope and pray Agustin “Augie” Montiel would survive. In the place of those people are now […]

Tucumcari boy dies after being swept into irrigation canal

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State and local officials search a Tucumari irrigation canal for Agustin Montiel, 12, who was swimming before the currents swept him away. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMACARI — Dive teams found the body of a 12-year-old boy Friday night after nearly 24 hours of searching in a Tucumcari irrigation canal. […]

Pets lend helping hand at some workplaces

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Sara Olivarez works with two dogs on her desk Monday afternoon. She said Jasmine, right, and Veronica are a good addition to the office. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The furry and feathered fixtures found at two local businesses create a pleasant environment for employees. Veronica and Jasmine, two Japanese […]

Goff leads Aggies to victory

CNJ staff HONOLULU — Former Clovis High golfer Rober Goff shot a 54-hole score of 214 to take individual honors and lead New Mexico State to the team title in the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate tournament on Wednesday. The Aggies took the team title with a score of 7-over-par 871, leading from start to finish in […]

Lady Buffs’ field looks balanced

By Dave Wagner FIRST-YEAR MELROSE volleyball coach Melissa Ham is figuring on a wide-open battle for the championship when her team hosts the annual Lady Buffs Invitational on Saturday. “I don’t know if (Melrose has) ever won the tournament, so it would be nice,” Ham said. “I think the brackets are matched up pretty even. […]

Lady Buffs work under new coach

By Eric Butler When Melissa Ham became the new Melrose volleyball coach this year, the hiring brought with it a nickname. “Everybody called me mish-mash; some of them still call me mish — because they’ve known me that long,” says Ham, whose name was Melissa Misch when she graduated from Melrose in 1984. “Outside they […]