Teens talk about issues they face as graduates

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Clovis High School seniors (from left to right) Rosamond Garcia, Aaron Rooks, Anthony Luna, and Kinsey Kleyn-Kennedy browse through a college guide magazine the school will provide for seniors who will graduate May 21. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Glances, shrugs, and turned down smiles are like a second language […]

Chambers, Corene

Corene Chambers Services: Have been held. Mrs. Corene Chambers, 75, of Portales, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 5, 1930, in Slaton, Texas, to Julia and Lenore Hill. She grew up in Texas and Arizona until the age of 12 when her family came to Portales. She married […]

Let’s hear it for the moms

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Christina Snell squeezes the cheeks of her son Austin Snell, 10, Thursday at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer They come from different walks and stages of their lives with a varied number of children, interests and manner of living. But they all have one thing in […]

Hill, Lucille

Services: Have been held. Lucille Hill, 100, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Hill was born April 15, 1905, in Dublin, Texas, to Emma and Samuel W. Irwin. She grew up in Erath County, Texas. Her family moved from Jacksboro, Texas, to Portales in 1927. She made her home with her […]

Hill, Betty Maye

Betty Maye Hill Services: Have been held. Betty Maye Hill, 61, of Deming, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mimbres Memorial Care and Rehabilitation Center in Deming. She was born on March 24, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to William R. and Ella Maye Stephen. She and her husband moved to Deming three years ago […]

Servatius, Lorado

Lorado Servatius Services: Have been held. Lorado Nettie Servatius, 84, of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 20, 1920, in Paducah, Texas, to T.M. and Janie Fincher Anderson. She was raised in Anton, Texas. She married Bob Servatius on July 12, 1941, in Vernon, Texas. After […]

Lady Rams return to title game

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Portales’ Bethany Self makes a move to the basket on Ruidoso’s Lynette Woodard during the second half of a Class 3A semifinal game Thursday at Rio Rancho. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams have made a habit of reaching the Class 3A girls state basketball […]

Portales pulls away against Wingate

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Portales’ Ashleah Richards is fouled on a shot during the first half of the Lady Rams’ 57-46 win over Wingate. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams advanced to the Class 3A girls state semifinals Tuesday night, pulling away in the second half for a 57-46 victory […]

Fly rod or fishing reel, that’s romance

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist A couple of years ago I was in a quandary concerning an appropriate Valentine’s Day gift for my wife Marilyn. Should I buy her a new fly rod or a miter saw? I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. All our married lives I never let Valentine’s Day slip by without lavishing […]

Keene goes long way for tournament

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In mid-October, Clovis sent a schedule out to St. Michael’s in Santa Fe to confirm its attendance at the Milk Cow Classic, which runs today through Wednesday. However, St. Michael’s found another tourney, leaving Clovis scrambling. Clovis got a call from Keene High School, a Class 2A school south […]

Truck driver killed in crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis truck driver was killed Nov. 18 near Alamogordo in southern New Mexico when he lost control of his rig coming down a hill, police said. Tyrone McDaniel, 32, was traveling with two other trucks when the accident occurred at 2:50 p.m. State police told the Alamogordo Daily News that McDaniel’s truck […]

Portales relying on junior trio

By Dave Wagner Juniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick believe they have a lot more to accomplish before they leave Portales High. “Megan’s and my goal is to get at least seven state championships before we graduate,” said Hill, a 6-foot middle hitter for the Lady Rams. They’re off to a good start, with two […]

Hill, Dorothy Lofton

Dorothy Lofton Hill Services: Have been held. Dorothy Lofton Hill, 76, of Wichita, Kan., died Sunday, June 27, 2004. She was born on Nov. 12, 1927, in Hollene. She was raised in Clovis and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., with a degree in recreational education. She was preceded in death […]

Rondell, Dixie

Dixie Rondell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dixie May “Diane” Rondell, 83, of Texico, died June 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born July 14, 1920, in Rifle, Colo., to Richard and Maudie Pigg Carlisle. Her parents moved to Safford, Ariz., when she was 9 years old. She married Leland […]

Historic land site gets new name

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Members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers present the flags at the beginning of Saturday morning’s ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Hill. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just […]

Mr. Robinson, the grandkids will be proud

CNJ Editorial Seldom do we stand on formality or political correctness. Most times the fans of those forms of group-think use them to stifle voices and opinions that disagree with theirs. However, a recently successful effort to change the racially insensitive and derogatory nickname of an eastern New Mexico landmark deserves loud applause. The site, […]

Black man wins fight to rename hill

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor PORTALES — This is the story of a group of black men who fought for their lives, and one black man who fought for their honor. It’s about soldiers who sought shelter, and a Portales man in search of a colorless society. It’s about a 50-foot hill near the […]

Whitehead paces older alums

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Eloy Hita, left, and Justin Pinckney battle for a rebound Friday during the third annual Wildcat alumni basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clay Whitehead figures he took more shots in Friday’s third annual Wildcat alumni basketball game than he has in his whole high school career. Whitehead, […]

Gossett, Betty

Betty Gossett Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery Mrs. Betty Raye Gossett, 75, of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 29, 2004 at Georgia Manor in Amarillo. She was born on June 24, 1928 at Pleasant Hill to Faye Lawson & Alma Mae Crume Davis. She had been a longtime Clovis resident moving to Amarillo […]

Organizations 4/25

Friendship Rebekah Lodge The Friendship Rebekah Lodge members met at the Sundance on April 20 for supper and then to the I.O.O.F. Hall for the regular meeting. It was the official visit of the Assembly President, Vianna Steffens. After the short business meeting, Erena Goar and Eveln Calder did a skit depicting the words of […]