Mason jars more secure than banks

I got to know Amos several years ago. He had a fairly fancy house in town, but spent most of his time at what he called his homestead. I drove to his homestead expecting to see a crusty, bedraggled old fellow, but an urbane gentleman with wavy white hair and a twinkly grin greeted me […]

Congress oversees too many issues

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I wrote a column for the Chicago Tribune in 1992 that is even more pertinent now, with the recent publication of George Mason University economist professor Bryan Caplan’s book, “The Myth of the Rational Voter.” Here is the gist of my column, only slightly edited: From various celebrities […]

True love begins with triple

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Janet Mason met her husband Rodney at a softball game. She smashed a triple and the rest is history. See Mason’s story on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style

Celebration spans states

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Mason Ketcherside, 6, of Farwell makes his way to the top of a 24-foot rock-climbing wall Saturday at the Farwell City Park during Border Town Days. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mason Ketcherside, 6, of Farwell inched higher and higher as his mother, Kristen Tunnell, coached him from about […]

George Mason coach shaped team

George Mason University’s basketball team broke into national prominence, going all the way to the NCAA Final Four, but losing to the red hot University of Florida Gators. The Patriots’ stellar performance this season is emblematic of the entrepreneurship and risk taking that long has been a feature of the university. In 1980, when I […]

Mules take on Borger in 3A regional

CNJ staff MULESHOE — Muleshoe’s boys hope to advance farther than any team in coach Ralph Mason’s previous 11 years at the school tonight when they face Borger in a Texas Class 3A regional round game at Amarillo High. The Mules (18-13) have beaten Perryton and Seminole in the playoffs so far. Mason said his […]

Howard M. Mason

Howard M. Mason Services:6 p.m. Friday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Howard M. Mason, 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Jasper, Ala., to Howard and Gertrude Norris Mason. He married Trena Wilson on Sept. 23, 2004, […]

There’s music coming from The Hole

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer It was just another weekend in Clovis for many music lovers who gathered Friday at The Hole to rock out to the sound of heavy metal with a twist of punk. Bands such as Clovis’ Deer Tic, Albuquerque’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, Semi-Automatic Bunny and The Oktober People play […]

Floyd jamboree kicks off to country stylings

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — There was a thumping and sounds of guitars, fiddles and vocals echoing from an old high school basketball gym in Floyd on Thursday night. A Floyd tradition, the 55th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree, kicked off a four-day run on Thursday. Country music vocalists sang selections from Merle […]

Some people collect stories about people

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Some folks collect coins or stamps or stuffed animals. I collect people profiles. I have maybe 100 people profiles – individuals’ answers to dozens of questions that range from “Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party?” to “How did you meet your spouse?” – in my collection. Some of the […]

Gore, Harold

Harold O. Gore, 92, long-time Clovis attorney, died Friday, April 9, 2004, in Clovis. He was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Belen to Bert and Bertha Gore. He graduated from Clovis High School, the University of New Mexico and George Washington University Law School, passed the bar at age 21, and at age 25 was […]

Buffs hope to be contenders next year

By Dave Wagner SO CLOSE, AND YET SO far for the Melrose Buffaloes in Saturday’s state six-man football finals at Tatum. The Buffs finished off a 9-3 season in the title game. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get past the unbeaten state champion Coyotes, losing 57-40. In fact, Tatum handed Melrose all three of its losses this […]

Mason, William

William Mason Services: Have been held. Mr. William “Billy” Mason, 17, of Clovis, a student, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on May 25, 1985, at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, to Bob and Bonnie Mason. He was a student at Clovis High School. He was a member of Boy […]

Student killed in one-vehicle crash

Jack King A Clovis High School student was killed in a one-car accident Thursday at the intersection of Curry Road 11 and Curry Road N. According to a New Mexico State Police report, William R. “Billy” Mason, 18, was traveling east on Curry Road 11, a dirt road, shortly after noon in a 1985 Honda […]