Prosecution rests in Novak trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The prosecution ended its case in the first-degree murder case against Airman Basic Edward Novak II on Friday morning with the testimony of a forensic psychologist, who testified in general terms about memory and how it is affected by trauma. The defense’s first move […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Engagement

Casaus/ Dillehay Johnny and Lucy Harris of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Carla Casaus of Clovis to Mark Anthony Dillehay of Clovis, son of Mark Allen Dillehay of Maricopa, Ariz., and Ruby L. Zuniga of Canyon, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Feb. 9, 2008, at the […]

Hounds post record-setting romp

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — As anticipated, Eastern New Mexico University’s football finale on Saturday was a relative walk in the park. The Greyhounds broke five school records — two by senior quarterback Michael Benton — and rolled to a 52-0 victory over winless Oklahoma Panhandle State, snapping their own six-game losing streak. Benton rushed […]

Hounds test unbeaten Buffs

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Jason Walker stiff-arms Angelo State defensive back Terrell Lee on a third-quarter run in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds face West Texas A&M today in Canyon. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo thinks this year’s West Texas A&M football team is […]

Business Digest: Ag center giving root system demo

CNJ staff The New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis is planning a crop root demonstration Wednesday. “Most folks are familiar with the above-ground portion of plants,” extension agronomist Mark Marsalis said in a release, “but have little knowledge of what is happening below ground.” The demonstration of root systems is scheduled for […]

Sept. 16 Wedding

Kos-Spriggs Jeannette Kos of Clovis and Philip Spriggs of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 3, 2007, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of Bryan and Louise Kos of Melrose. She is the granddaughter of Rosemary Smithhisler of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Steve and Debbie […]

Board approves school rezoning

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Barry Elementary School attendance zone has been expanded to encompass a section of the zone previously assigned to the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. The Clovis school board approved the rezoning at Tuesday’s meeting. The Barry school zone is extended from 21st Street south to be in line […]

CHS grad Davis sets strikeout mark for Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High grad Darren Davis broke Wayland Baptist’s school single-season strikeout record on Thursday, fanning seven hitters in pitching the Pioneers t o a 17-3 Sooner Athletic Conference win over Southern Nazarene. Davis raised his total for the season to 100, five better than the previous mark of 95 set […]

Greyhound assistant heading to Adams State

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Mark Murdock, former Greyhound assistant, is the new men’s basketball coach at Adam State College in Alamosa, Colo. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Greyhound assistant basketball coach Mark Murdock is going north. Following five years as the top assistant to Shawn Scanlan, Murdock has accepted the head coach position at Adams State College in […]

ENMU grads to match wits in NCAA tourney game

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Creighton’s Dana Altman and Nevada’s Mark Fox have more in common than leading their teams to the NCAA tournament. They both played basketball for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Their teams will collide in the first round of the South Regional on Friday in New Orleans. Nevada […]

Cruising timeless pastime across U.S.A.

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were heading north up Main Street last Friday night just after 10 o’clock when we found ourselves in a gaggle of pickup trucks with too-wide tires and shiny cars filled with young folks yelling and gesturing at each other. They all lined up […]

Clovis swimmers notch season-bests at state

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Miles Ware lopped almost two seconds off his qualifying time in 100-yard backstroke Friday in the preliminaries of the New Mexico state swimming and diving championships. It wasn’t quite good enough as three swimmers passed his mark in the final heat and knocked Ware out of […]

Can you guess who?

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist With the thrill of elections just around the corner, it’s time to play “Who Said It?” which is a test of how smart you are about government and who said what about it. The game reveals whether or not you can cast your ballot without asking your wife’s opinion. All […]

No celebrity relationship greater than one with Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist According to family records and oral family history, my cousin has long maintained that we are related to the famous writer Mark Twain. As a child, I was always thrilled to tell that I was related to him. In grade school once we were reading a short story by Twain, […]

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker, 55, of Temecula, Calif., died Sept. 8, 2005. He was born and raised in Clovis. He spent the latter years of his life in California where he was a western-wear salesman and store owner. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Tucker. He is survived by a son, Jason Tucker (and […]

Pinkston, Mary

Mary Lou Pinkston, 83, of Melrose died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Trent, Texas, to Issac Allen and Ida Kelly Bright. She was a longtime resident of the Melrose community. She married J.B. Pinkston on Dec. 9, 1945. in Melrose. She and her husband […]

Unbelief barrier wall from freedom of knowing Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist In 1968, a friend I knew during my college days took a summer trip to Europe. She toured France, Germany, England, Austria, Luxembourg and Spain. She told me her experience in Germany and seeing the Berlin Wall made the greatest impact. Although the Cold War is over, at that time, […]

Hall, Mark

Mark Hall, 58, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born May 10, 1947, in Clovis to L.S. and Jean Luna Hall. He attended school in Clovis and Portales. He graduated from ENMU with a degree in business and accounting. He had been in real estate […]

Chavez Jr., Mark

Mark Angelo Chavez Jr., 2, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 31, 2002, to Mark Angelo Chavez and Victoria Falcon. He is survived by his mother and father; two sisters, Amanda and Esperanza Falcon of Alamogordo; grandparents, Raymond and Gloria Falcon of Alamogordo, Dana and Peggy Bauder of […]

Craig, Helen

Helen Craig Services: Have been held. Helen Craig, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 10, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Lela Wyson Summers. She married Clyde Craig on August 21, 1936, in Belen. Her family members said she was […]