Let’s be Clovis

Clovis’ Steve Gershon was stationed at Clovis and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during his military career.

Being Clovis resident has its perks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I have recently returned from spending a few days visiting The Lady of the House’s family in her hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. I’ve heard there are some Air Force folks who are a bit anxious about giving up their home there on Florida’s Emerald Coast to be posted […]

Weddings – Walton-Hicks

Natalie Ann Walton of Texico and Kenneth David Hicks of Ringgold, La., were joined in marriage June 17 at Springhill Baptist Church in Ringgold. The Rev. Gary Haylor performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Debbie Walton of Texico. She is the granddaughter of Marvine and Aloma Walton and Raymond and […]

Military provides money, melting pot atmosphere

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleAbove: In Fort Walton Beach, Fla., tourism and the military jockey for space. Below: A mural dedicated to the memory of Sept. 11 is on the side of a building on Miracle Strip. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. —Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast has more to boast […]

Military, business jockey for space

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleIn the shadow of the Brooks Bridge, Terry Hall of Tulsa, Okla., fishes Monday in the Santa Rosa Sound in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Hall lived in Fort Walton Beach before moving to care for family and plans to return. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — […]

The Beginning, and the End of Wal-Mart?

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Sam Walton was born in Kingfish, Okla., on March 29, 1918. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1940. From there he began his career by opening the first of several Ben Franklin franchises in Arkansas. Finding that he couldn’t manage these franchises as he thought best, he gave […]

DWI offender sentenced to three years

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Christian Heller Jr. was wheeled out of the courthouse, sobbing, before a sentence was handed down Wednesday to the man who made him a paraplegic. Ninth Judicial District Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Timothy Walton, 46, to the maximum of three years in prison for driving while intoxicated and causing […]

Rams looking to reverse early-season loss

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — There’s no question that the Portales Rams are going to be home next weekend. The question is whether or not they’ll be playing a football game or be done for the season. Due to playoff histories, third-seeded Las Vegas Robertson and 14th-seeded Shiprock owe Portales a game, guaranteeing […]

Special teams play helps ENMU survive

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The offense had a solid day, and the defense made big plays. Still, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds’ special teams were as responsible as anyone for Saturday’s 33-30 win at Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for […]

Raton remains undefeated with win against Rams

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales junior Cruz Ontiveros is tackeld by Raon defensive back Lance Trujillo on a second-quarter run in Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Raton had the start no team would dare dream about — one offensive play and a 14-point lead. But it was no […]

Texico students spend morning doing manual labor

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Texico High School senior John Schueler, right, pulls up a fence post with the help of Glen Neie on Thursday. “To tell you the truth, I would rather be doing this than be in school,” said Schueler (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Texico senior Natalie Walton had the sleeves […]

Hounds won’t stop running

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Lone Star Conference’s top rushing team in 2004, Eastern New Mexico University expects to put together another potent flexbone attack next fall despite the graduation of quarterback Steven Hinson. ENMU averaged just over 220 rushing yards a game last year led by the elusive Hinson, who […]

Hounds have three-way battle for QB

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Finding a replacement for two-year starter Steven Hinson at quarterback is one of the top priorities during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring practice. It figures to be a three-way battle between redshirt sophomore Michael Benton of Everman, Texas, redshirt freshmen Matt Palmer of Lovington and Rocky Hartline of […]

Hitchhiking is not entirely a bad thing

by Grant McGee There are plenty of opinions and stories about the pitfalls of picking up hitchhikers. If I decide to give someone a ride I guess it’s because I think “that could be me there.” I don’t think hitchhiking is entirely a bad thing. Wal-Mart’s Sam Walton allegedly engaged in what I’d call hitchhiking […]

Hounds set camp for youth

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Eastern New Mexico University senior quarterback Steven Hinson, shown last fall in a game against Angelo State, is one of several Greyhounds football players scheduled to take part in a free camp for area youth in Portales on Aug. 9. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner With the start of football practice just around the […]

Wreck leaves cab driver in critical condition

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Christian Heller, the driver of a Buick station wagon at right, sustained a punctured lung following a wreck Saturday night. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis City Cab driver remained in critical condition Monday following a Saturday night crash at a busy intersection. Christian Heller Jr., 24, was […]