A ROPER’S BEST FRIEND: Good calf-roping horses hard to find

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Kim Williamson of Farmington has won six world championships with the help of her horse Cutter. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer World champion calf roper Kim Williamson said she owes much of her success to her faithful steed. “I’ve had him since he was five,” said Williamson, who finished […]

3/24 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 16 through Wednesday: • Michael Robert Garcia, 23, to Renaee Ethel Phillips, 33, both of Clovis. • Randy George Rubisch, 23, to Dominique Frances Miller, 20, both of Clovis. • Jonathan Adam Lentz, 24, to Merinda Lynn Rousseau, 28, both of Clovis. • Jose […]

Writers, fans flock to Portales for annual lectureship

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Science-fiction experts traveled Thursday to Eastern New Mexico University to praise living legend Jack Williamson for his nearly eight decades of writing. Because of his health — Williamson turns 98 in April — his attendance at the lectureship named in his honor was in doubt. When he arrived […]

Sci-fi lectureship honors Portales Legend

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales will be the center of the science-fiction world Thursday when experts join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of views,” Rick Hauptmann of Portales said. Hauptmann, a friend of […]

Cats finish season with win at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — After learning his team did not make the state playoffs, Clovis boys soccer coach Shaun Gill said he was concerned about Tuesday’s season finale against New Mexico Military, a team the Wildcats had drubbed 8-2 early in the year. “I was a little worried about how we would approach the game […]

Sci-fi lectureship set for Thursday

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Jack Williamson, who turns 97 in March, still works to pique sci-fi readers’ interests. While he usually does this through his writing, Williamson also is part of a lectureship series in its 29th year at Eastern New Mexico University. “I enjoy the lectureship,” Williamson said. “It gives me […]

Sci-fi legend lectures locally

By Tony Parra PORTALES — Space, the final frontier: An everyday cliche for Star Trek fans, a creative compartment in the mind of Jack Williamson. Space exploration will be in the minds of those participating in the Jack Williamson Lectureship luncheon, titled “Space Opera — Then and Now,” which takes place today in the ballroom […]

Woman attacked in car

By Darrell Todd Maurina One man is in jail following a Wednesday night beating of a passing motorist, but a second suspect escaped from the Clovis police station. Police said Johnny J. “J.J.” Chavez, 20, escaped from police custody while another suspect was being interviewed. According to police reports, Chavez had been handcuffed and left […]

Scott, Ruth

Ruth Scott Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Scott, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Laurel High Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 25, 1915, in Milnesand, to Ada Bell and Albert E. Williamson. She was the first baby recorded born in the Milnesand community, where she attended […]

Williamson, James

James Williamson Services: Have been held. Mr. James “Willie” Williamson, 66, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 11, 1937, in Roswell, to Clara Mae and Thomas Leo Williamson. He grew up in Roswell, and graduated from Roswell High School in 1955. He joined the Navy in […]

Williamson, Betty

Betty Williamson Services: Have been held. Betty McCorkle Williamson, 67, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 22, 2003. She was born on Nov. 29, 1935, in Alamogordo to Robert R. and Vina McCorkle. She graduated from Taos High School in 1954. She married Bud Williamson in 1956. They moved to Albuquerque in 1959. She graduated from […]