Man anticipated risk in Vietnam

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Pfc. Jimmy Hohstead was approaching the end of his scheduled duty in Vietnam when he was killed in action on Oct. 9, 1967, according to his sister, Donna White. Hohstead’s death came as a blow to his sister. The two had just a few years before suffered the […]

Fort Sumner enjoys twin track titles

By Dave Wagner Mario Martinez knew that, barring something way out of the ordinary, his Fort Sumner boys track team would repeat its Class 1A state championship over the weekend in Albuquerque. Winning four of five finals on Friday put the Foxes in a nearly unbeatable position, but they did what they could to prevent […]

Don’t hide behind other people’s influences

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist During my early college days, I had many excellent college professors and then I had some who were not so good. Furthermore, I had one professor in particular who was very intimidating. It was my sophomore year. I needed an English literature class in my degree plan so I had […]

Uneducated drivers roam Clovis streets

Letters to the Editor After reading Friday’s letters to the editor regarding traffic citations issued at Commerce and Prince streets, I have come to the conclusion that everything is the fault of something else, not our own fault. Did those who were ticketed ever consider yielding the right of way or letting another go first? […]

Lasiter, Tim “Patch”

TIM LASITER Services: Have been held. Mr. Tim “Patch” Lasiter, 33, of Clovis, a water technician, died Nov. 30, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 14, 1970, in Roswell, to Tim and Debbie Proctor Lasiter. He was a resident of Texico, where he graduated from high school in 1988. […]

Father always knew where to find friend

From the editor’s desk Several months ago, I asked readers to share family stories. Several did, and I’ll try to pass them along before the end of the year. This one is from Peggie Callaway of Melrose. She wrote about a friend of her father’s who accompanied her family when they moved to California from […]

Nebraska junior leads ENMU to strong finish

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Eastern junior Karrisa Huskey led the Zias with a fifth-place finish. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Karissa Huskey had just finished running the race of her life, and she looked like she was ready to go again. Huskey placed fifth overall with a time of 23:44.6 over 6 kilometers to […]

You never know where you will find your calling

Judy Brandon There was a time in my life when I thought I would be a junior high schoolteacher forever — or at least until I retired. Yet, after seven years of junior high school days filled with spit wads, students sent to the office with disciplinary notes, early morning pep rallies and hall duty, […]

Victim’s sister: ‘Part of me’ gone

Darrell Todd Maurina Police said an ongoing “situation” throughout the day on Tuesday may have led to Clovis’ latest homicide, but they offered no details. James Rogers, 42, was charged with open murder on Wednesday in connection with Tuesday evening’s shooting death of David Michael Wilt, 47, outside a home at 4220 North Prince. Police […]

Report: Inmate wanted to protect mother

By Darrell Todd Maurina Martin Smith told a jail officer he swallowed a packet of methamphetamine on Saturday night because he didn’t want his mother to find out on Mother’s Day that he had been arrested for drug possession. The Clovis man died early Sunday morning from complications related to the meth ingestion, officials said. […]