Preteens victims of sex ‘club’

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Clovis police believe the house at 700 E. 10th St. was the site of numerous sexual assaults against children. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Police say a Clovis home was used as a sex “club” between adults and at least 18 preteen girls. Reports show the case came to their attention […]

Remodeling presents family challenge

Bob Huber Here at the Consumer Institute (Slogan: We’re working to make your dollar worth a dime) we’re investigating two Roswell women who bought a rundown 16,000-square-foot warehouse, which they planned to remodel into a l6,000-square-foot colorful home that strangely resembles a rundown warehouse. In case you’re wondering, I have an insight into this investigation, […]

House, Tennie

Tennie House Services: Have been held. Tennie Cleon Baldock House, 85, of Roswell, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. She was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Denton County, Texas, to Walter C. and Ola Ritchie Baldock. She was a teacher in Bloomfield and was a member of the […]

House native loved pool

Eric Butler Lucille Powell proved it’s never too late to take up a new hobby. Powell’s hobby was playing pool and her billiards home was the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Clovis. She took up the game in 1966, when she was 55 years old. Powell, a native of House, died Aug. 13 at age […]

McWherter, Edith

Edith McWherter Services: Have been held. Edith McWherter, 90, of House, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital in Alamogordo. She was born on June 27, 1913, in House, to Frank and Lona Mae Dwight Kirchmeier. She attended school at House, graduating in May 1932. She married Glen E. McWherter on June […]

The soul needs more than whitewashing

By Judy Brandon Summer reminds me of the days spent with our cousins who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. Susie and I always looked forward to visiting there because it was just like going to a place that was hidden from the world. Our cousins always had so many great things to do. […]

Letters to the Editor 8/10

Beetles terrorizing New Mexico as well In regards to beetles, as reported in Monday’s Clovis News Journal: They are not confined to the Texas Panhandle.  I had to do a double-take when I spotted the photo of that pesky bug on the front page. They’re driving me crazy! They walk about 40 feet into my […]

Patriotism growing with house

By Clyde Davis The house is the one the left on the way to Lubbock. I cannot remember if it is east of Sudan, or just west of the small Texas town, but it’s somewhere in that stretch after Muleshoe and before Littlefield. I never noticed it before the Sept. 11, 2001, events, but since […]

Police Blotter 8/6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Friday to a Clovis rental business manager who said a Clovis resident signed a rental agreement for a mini-theater sound system, two speakers, and a 25-inch television. The business manager said he had made several attempts to collect payment on […]

We must protect rights in spite of inconvenience

The good news is that the U.S. House of Representatives is finally developing a little common sense (and perhaps even some latent respect for the Constitution) regarding the USA Patriot Act it passed in such haste after the terrorist destruction of Sept. 11, 2001. The bad news is that the U.S. Justice Department is so […]

Police Blotter 7/31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Clovis police arrested a Clovis man about 10 p.m. Sunday evening for shooting at a home on the 200 block of Torreon. After a neighbor called with a report of shots fired, police detained an intoxicated man who had been trying to […]

Blame it all on dog days now upon us

By Bob Huber Now in these dog days of summer, folks are looking in a mirror to decide if they ever want to go swimming again in public. Which brings up the subject of dog days, and why we even pay attention to them. Dog days occur from about July 3 to Aug. 11, and […]

gimme that mountain

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss when pastor leroy beetle preached on overcoming your mountains and obstacles for god i was ready to go i tell ya boss i was ready i was geared up i was pumped gimme that […]

House moving a chore

By Don McAlavy House moving is not the most causal job in the world. In the summer of 1950, Homer Bennett and his six-man Clovis crew of house movers went to Dawson up near Raton to move the homes of 2,500 people. Bennett’s job was to jack up and move out all the buildings to […]

Pressure rises to ease military pay law

By Tom Philpott House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and other Republican leaders are urging President Bush to drop his veto threat and allow Congress to further ease the century-old law that bans “concurrent receipt” of full military retired pay and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) disability compensation. Capitol Hill sources said career retirees who now […]

Fourth a good time for friends

By Clyde Davis Many will get together with friends over the upcoming patriotic holiday. Your best friend should be the one you sleep next to every night, but how about all those other friends and the web of relationships that we don’t even think about? A column on friendship could read like Jesus’ illustration on […]

Carport owners taking on City Hall

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Iola Battles stands in front of her carport on Tuesday that has been at the Battles’ home since 1997. The city wants homeowners like the battles’ to move their carports from their driveways. By Jack King Iola Battles doesn’t understand why the metal carport at her house is a problem and wants some answers from […]

Police blotter 6/25

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded about 2:30 a.m. on June 15 to the 1300 block of Hickory where a pregnant woman reported that her ex-boyfriend broke into the house and began yelling and pulling her hair with her children present. — Police arrived at […]

Possessions don’t lead to self-sufficiency

By Judy Brandon My great uncle Harris never married and lived all his adult life alone. During his lifetime, he existed only on the bare necessities. It wasn’t that Uncle Harris couldn’t afford a comfortable lifestyle, and it wasn’t that he didn’t have an income. Harris just didn’t believe in spending any money. He was […]

Police blotter 6/19

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: After receiving a 911 call Thursday afternoon reporting a fight in progress between two women at the 300 block of Sheldon, police caught up with one woman who said a second woman had stolen her purse. When the first woman refused […]