Calendar confusion must be corrected

By Jim Lee Welcome to 2004. Are we ready to start another year of wondering which months have 30 days and which have 31? It seems easy when we say long and short alternate, starting with a long one. It’s a matter of 31, 30 and so on, right? Well, not quite. There is the […]

Pair recalls miracles as children

By Angela Peacock TUCUMCARI — Some would say Lillian Dunn and Joe Liles were miracle children. Now they’re both senior citizens, living at Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Care Center, where they are regulars at the dominoes table. Their stories: “I got ran over when I was 5 years old in Clovis,” said Dunn, who is 80. […]

This Christmas learn to be still

By Judy Brandon In the past I have always seemed to feel a pressure around the Christmas season to meet the Dec. 25 deadline. In the past, store advertisements and great sales have tempted me to act on that special price in order to purchase just the right gift for those certain people. Get-togethers, school […]

One more thing … a savior was born

Leonard Pitts Jr. An excerpt from the Gospel according to St. Luke, revised and updated for the 21st century: “And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone […]

Replace mascot with one that moos

By Bob Huber It’s Christmas time again, and I’ve found a unique gift for my favorite college student. I’m providing her with a new mascot for her university. I’ll bet your favorite students are tired of jokes about their mascot too. You see, my student’s athletic teams are the “Greyhounds,” a bony, bald canine suitable […]

Local Marine saw gratitude in Iraq

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Marine Staff Sgt. Larry Long kneels beside a young Iraqi boy, Ali Abass, who enjoyed watching his Marine platoon doing vehicle check points. Courtesy photo. By Darrell Todd Maurina For Clovis native Larry Long, the order to deploy for Operation Iraqi Freedom was a first in his career as a Marine. After spending 11 years […]

Lady Cats lose heartbreaker to Cruces

CNJ STAFF LAS CRUCES — The Clovis High Lady Wildcats had Las Cruces High on the ropes Saturday night, but couldn’t quite close the deal. The Lady Bulldawgs rallied for a 25-19, 21-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13 win over the Lady Cats in Class 5A regional competition, thus advancing to the state tournament on Friday in […]

Texico trounces Panthers

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Jal’s Eric Samaniego reaches to pull in a one-handed catch for a touchdown over Texico’s Johnny Rivera during the second half of Friday’s game in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White TEXICO — Jal did something Friday no other New Mexico team has done this season. Score against Texico. Other than a little […]

Wolverines give up TD, but cruise past Jal

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Texico senior Johnny Rivera returns an interception down the sideline during Friday’s game against Jal at Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White TEXICO — Jal did something Friday no other New Mexico team has done this season. Score against Texico. Other than a little prick to the pride, though, it hardly mattered as […]

Five and counting for Wildcats

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams has rushed for more than 600 yards this season in five games. CNJ photo by Rick White. Rick White Phillip Williams has a way of making running the ball look and sound easy. Williams, who missed the first three games of the season because of an elbow injury, rushed for a […]

Slack, Bessie

BESSIE SLACK Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bessie Slack, 94, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Jan. 18, 1909, in Elida, to Sarah and Frank Miller. She lived in Elida until 1957. She married Wallace Slack on March 16, 1930. They moved to […]

Hotel Clovis: Eyesore and opportunity

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for opinions on what to do with Hotel Clovis. Some responses: “Tear it down. No one seems to plan on doing anything with it, and the cost to restore is outrageous. I realize that it is a part of Clovis’ history, but what good does […]

Creamer, Ross

Ross Creamer Services: Have been held. Mr. A. Ross Creamer, 82, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Baylor Hospital in Garland, Texas. He was born on July 21, 1921, in Dickens, Texas, to Joseph Wesley and Winnie Battle Creamer. He married Marie South on Feb. 2, 1941, in Portales. He was a veteran […]

Blind calf roper spreads message of never giving up

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Jerry Long of Capitan shakes the hand of Jonah Walls, 7, while talking to him and his mother Valda Walls, both of Texico, Tuesday evening at the Texico Educational Complex. By Gary Mitchell Jerry Long caught his friend by surprise a little more than four years ago when he said he […]

Cats’ Seefeld getting look in front of scouts

CNJ STAFF LONG BEACH, Calif. — Clovis High senior Jason Seefeld is the only New Mexico player participating in the 17th annual Area Code Baseball Games this week. Seefeld, a shortstop-pitcher for the Wildcats, has been playing shortstop this week for the Cleveland Indians, one of nine teams participating in the week-long circuit at Long […]

Rodeo promoters discus events center layout

By Jack King The arena floor is where you put on a rodeo — and if all the parts of the floor are there it doesn’t really matter what kind of building sits on top of it. That was the response of most of the rodeo promoters polled last week about the design chosen by […]

European Union is not growing old gracefully

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a certain sort of proud U.S. triumphalism was in vogue in intellectual circles. Our victory in the Cold War was seen as proof that after a long struggle between competing worldviews, American values had emerged supreme, and we were on our way to a planet in which liberal […]

Homans to focus on job creation

By Gary Mitchell State Economic Development Secretary Rick Homans said he will focus on job creation opportunities. Q: How long have you served as secretary of the state Economic Development Department? A: Since Jan. 1. When Gov. Bill Richardson got elected, I was his first cabinet appointment. Q: Prior to this position, what was your […]

Jackson, S.L.

S.L. Jackson Services: Have been held. Mr. S.L. “Tuney” Jackson Jr., 75, of Floyd, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his home. He was born on March 24, 1928, in Olton, Texas, to Betty and S.L. Jackson. He attended school in Olton for several years. He graduated from high school in Carisa Springs, Texas, in […]

Clovis senior has sights set on state records

By Rick White Stealth bomber pilots might not be the only ones taking flight this weekend in Alamogordo. High-flying Clovis senior Derond Jackson plans to put on an aerial show of his own at the Class 5A state track meet at Alamogordo High School. Heavily favored in the long and triple jumps, Jackson said he’s […]