Virtual trip can help before actually traveling the miles

By Tom DiFrancesca III, columnist I was driving back to Clovis a few weeks ago, ending what had become a 3,000 mile trek across the country. Somehow (well, I needed gasoline for the Dodge), I ended up in Post, Texas. While filling up the truck’s fuel tank and while grabbing a bite to eat at […]

CCC to hold annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Legion Post

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Holiday commemorates victory by ragtag Mexican army over French forces in 1862. In the mood for a party? Clovis Community College invites the pubic to its second annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 25. Food from some of Clovis’ best restaurants will be […]

Brackney, Henry

Henry Brackney Services: Have been held. Henry A. Brackney, 67, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Southwest Regional Skilled Nursing Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Wellington, Kan., to Robert T. and Ruby Meekins Brackney. He married Marie Hurtado on Sept. 27, 1975, in Albuquerque. He had been a resident […]

Clovis sophomore 5A all-state

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Clovis sophomore Aime Hilburn was second on the team in scoring and assists and third in rebounding. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Brio Rode’s footprints are all over the Rio Rancho girls basketball program. The senior who seemingly has played a decades-worth of games for the Rams has had a […]

Former Lt. Gov. not interested in heading GOP

David Arkin Clovis native and former New Mexico lieutenant governor Walter Bradley says he would run for the state’s GOP Party leadership post as a “last resort.” The state’s GOP Republican Party has until April 17 to elect a replacement for Sen. Ramsay Gorham, who quit her post last week. She also has announced that […]

Brasser, Preston

Preston Brasser Services: Have been held. Preston Louis Brasser, 61, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 21, 1943, in Escanaba, Mich., to Irving and Vivian Keene Brasser. He came to Clovis in 1979. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant from the […]

Martinez, Fortunato

Fortunato Martinez Services: Have been held. Fortunato “Nato” Martinez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 31, 1925, in La Junta, Colo., to Vicente and Nieves Moreno Martinez. He served in the U.S. Army and family members said he received the Purple […]

Guzman, Louis

Louis Guzman Services: Have been held. Louis Guzman, 55, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, near Post, Texas. He was born on Nov. 3, 1948, in Snyder, Texas, to Porfirio Felix Guzman and Luz Guzman. He married Tomasa Gallegos on Jan. 12, 1969, in Muleshoe. He was a Vietnam War veteran and served in […]

Buffs, Bronchos meet in Class 1A Region B boys final

By Dave Wagner FLOYD — It’s nice to win a regional tournament, but in New Mexico it’s more important to get to the finals. Melrose and Floyd both accomplished that on Friday night, posting 14-point victories to assure berths in next week’s Class 1A state tournament in Albuquerque. The teams meet at 6 p.m. tonight […]

Lady Mules advance easily

CNJ staff POST, Texas — One down, five more to go in the Muleshoe Lady Mules’ bid for a Class 3A state title. Muleshoe reached the round of 32 in its first postseason game on Friday night, pulling away after a slow start to polish off Sweetwater 51-33 in the area round. The Lady Mules […]

Zias determined to return home

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Zia guard Laci Lee drives for a layup as Texas A&M-Commerce’s Amy Putman challenges the shot. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — As Dan Buzard prepped his team for its home finale Saturday, the second-year Eastern New Mexico stressed the importance of sending senior post Jereena Bosket out on a […]

Lady Cats earn share of 4-5A title

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Clovis sophomore Tori Quintana looks to pass the ball around Hobbs Lezlie Varner during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Hobbs 52-36. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Jessica Hohn’s smile said it all. After 2 1/2 years of frustration and close calls, Hohn and the Clovis […]

Two die in Texas crash

CNJ STAFF Two west Texas residents died Thursday afternoon in a crash just west of Post, Texas, according to preliminary reports from the Lubbock office of the Texas Department of Public Safety. A written accident report wasn’t available by press time, but Texas DPS officials confirmed that Tomasia Guzman and Luis Guzman, both 55, died […]

Lady Cats deep and determined

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Seniors Jessica Hohn (left) and Monique Walker have been mainstays for the Lady Wildcats the past two seasons. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Patience and determination. Those are the keys to this basketball season, Clovis girls coach Miles Watters said. That’s patience on Watters’ behalf to blend a sophomore class that is […]

Veterans Day breakfast annual Clovis tradition

By Darrell Todd Maurina Nearly 450 came to American Legion Dean Lucas Post 25 Tuesday morning for a Veterans Day breakfast that provided a free meal to veterans, firefighters, police, active duty military and their families. Post Commander Ricardo Hidalgo described it as a “fantastic turnout.” The Veterans Day breakfast has been an annual tradition […]

Local Roundup 11/11

Area businesses hold Veterans Day specials Here are today’s Veterans Day events scheduled in Clovis: > American Legion Post 25 breakfast, 7-11 a.m. > Free admission to Roller World Skating Center, 1-3 p.m. Amvets take home top honors in parade Here are winners from the 2003 Veterans Day parade held Saturday in Clovis: Vet organizations […]

Governor has no excuse for reckless driver

Ned Cantwell This Washington Post guy hung around with Gov. Bill Richardson for a week and wrote about it. It is not surprising that a reporter from one of the nation’s premiere dailies would want to spend a week with Bill. Everyone does. He is a national media darling. Tom Brokaw likes Bill. Wolf Blitzer […]

Jean Parish

Jean Parish Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jean Parish, 80, of Clovis, retired, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 10, 1923, in Clovis, to Herbert and Vivian Hodges. She was a member of the VFW Post 3280 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She […]

Veterans organization helps small town

Flags are important to veterans — especially at national holidays. So when the Wheatland Cemetery asked AMVETS Post No. 14 of Clovis to help replace the flags used to decorate veteran’s graves, the organization decided to help out by replacing every one of the miniature flags used at graves in the cemetery north of Grady. […]

Dowell, Uley Jr.

Uley Dowell Jr. Services: Have been held. Uley “Pappy” Dowell, 79, of Lake Sumner, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in an automobile accident at Lake Sumner State Park. He was born April 11, 1924, in Eldon, Iowa, to Uley Dewite Dowell Sr. and the former Grace Howard. He served more than 22 years in the […]