Slogans leave room for flexibility

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Since Willie Nelson and I don’t have the support of fat casino cats in our Green Tea Party candidacy for the Oval Office, we are hawking bumper stickers for Super-Six-Pack contributions. Even though as minors we bootlegged patriotic brands like Lone Star and Texas Pride, we are not jingoistic about imports. While our slogans are […]

Willie makes great running mate

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I’m running for president on the Green Tea Party ticket. Since we also support Willie Nelson’s Tea Pot Party, I’ve asked him to be my running mate. With Gary Johnson as our campaign manager, our “Tea for Three” platform advocates legalizing partying between consenting liberals, moderates and conservatives — and outlawing stoning old hippies for […]

Weed photo contest results

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Submitted by Bennie Adams And the winner of the CNJ Tallest Weeds in Clovis contest is … Zia Elementary School third-grader Willie Newman, 8, shown in the midst of weeds measuring more than 9 feet tall. Willie is staying with his grandfather, Bennie Adams, on east 21st Street and Adams snapped the photo in a […]

Muleshoe police investigate fighter’s death

CNJ staff Muleshoe police are investigating the suspicious death of a 28-year-old professional mixed martial arts fighter whose body was found on the steps of the Catholic Church Rectory Sunday morning. Rolando Willie “Shadow” Scott had been shot, according to Chief Brian Frieda. Police have not yet classified it as a homicide, Frieda said, pending […]

Arrests ‘just part of life’ for some

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I saved a newspaper clipping from 1994 when Willie Nelson was busted while taking a nap at a Texas roadside park.

Singer tied to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Jack Ingram is scheduled to perform tonight at 9 at the Curry County Fair. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Jack Ingram recently released “This Is It,” an album containing several hit songs including “Wherever You Are,” “Love You” and “Lips of an Angel.” Ingram, who will perform tonight at 9 at the […]

Quick thinking saves swimmers’ lives at unforgettable picnic

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist “There was an air of excitement in the group for we had planned a big picnic for several weeks,” said Lucille Matlock. “We departed for a far-off destination, Cottonwood Grove, about 10 miles west of Melrose. We all felt a great adventure was in store for us that day. If […]

Robinson, L.C.

L.C. Robinson, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, in Kannapolis, N.C. She was born on Aug. 26, 1916, in Coolidge, Texas, to Eddie and Minnie Page Johnson. She married Robert Robinson in 1939 in Coolidge. She worked in housekeeping for the Civil Service at Cannon Air Force Base and was a member of […]

Mitchell, Willie M.

Willie May Mitchell, 92, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Jan. 5, 1913, to Willie and Lizzie Green Woods in Carbondale, Texas. She was a laundry worker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers […]

Fred J. “Coach” Hinger

Fred J. “Coach” Hinger, 96, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born Dec. 28, 1908. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Willie Terrell Hinger; a sister, Ruth Condit, and several nieces and nephews Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by French Mortuary in Albuquerque.

Ronquillo, Willie

Mr. Willie Ronquillo, 72, of Texico, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 29, 1933, in Los Ojitos. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1959 and in the Army National Guard from 1959 to 1979. He was the city marshal of Texico in the […]

War memories make for exciting walks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Editor’s note: Bob Huber’s column will move to Tuesdays beginning next week. Before the days of retirement homes, my grandfather Opa lived with us a few years as part of an autumn quest in his life. He wanted to spend his remaining days with his five far-flung sons, one at […]

Hall, Dorothy

Dorothy Hall Services:Have been held. Dorothy Hall, 79, of Portales died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born June 2, 1926, in Nashville, Ark., to Florence and Leldon D. Medlock. She grew up in Arkansas. On Dec. 27, 1945, she married Willie Davis. The couple had five children. He […]

Willie Nelson concert today

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Country music artist Willie Nelson will be rolling into town today for a concert at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Billy Joe Shaver, country music singer/songwriter, will start the show at 7:30 p.m. and Nelson will follow, according to promoter Bruce Williams. “Things […]

Residents eagerly await Willie Nelson concert

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — People of all ages from Portales are eagerly awaiting the arrival of country music legend Willie Nelson to Portales. Nelson will be in concert on Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with Billy Joe Shaver as the opening act. Faith Triumphant Christian […]

Ennis , Willie

Willie Ennis Services: Have been held. Willie Clinton Ennis, 77, of Norman, Okla., formerly of Tucumcari, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Coalgate, Okla., to Arson and Evelyn Ennis. He married Roxie Williams Townsend on Jan. 24, 1945, in Ada, Okla. He was preceded in […]

Smith, William Ted

William Ted Smith Services: Have been held. William Ted Smith, 93, of Farwell, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born Nov. 11, 1911, in Hassell to Grover and Willie Bell Smith. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a rancher and of the Protestant faith. […]

Willie Nelson coming to ENMU

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials confirmed Tuesday country music legend Willie Nelson will appear in concert May 11 in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building. Tickets will be go on sale starting Thursday for ENMU students and staff and Saturday for the general public. School officials are […]

Hall , Henry Jr.

Henry Hall Jr. Services: Have been held. Henry “Sugar Daddy” Hall Jr., 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 9, 1938, to Henry and LeAnna Bell Hall in Grace, Miss. In 1957 he married Katie Mae in Greenville, Miss. He worked for the […]

Cody, Shelley Lynn

Shelley Lynn Cody Services: Have been held. Shelley Lynn Cody, 4 months, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 6, 2004, in Lubbock, to Archie Dale Cody Jr. and Tracie Lynn Garrett. Survivors include her mother and father, both of Clovis; two grandmothers, […]