Amos: a view from under the pew

by Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos the churchmouse: a trip to valley forge willifred the white rat came by yesterday boss to see […]

Woman busted in search of hit man

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A former Bovina chiropractor has been arrested on charges she paid an undercover Clovis police detective to kill her ex-husband and his father. Shannon Hollister, 34, of Mount Vernon, Wash., was arrested Saturday without incident in Mount Vernon north of Seattle after she wired $5,000 to the undercover detective […]

Bigger-is-better approach not always intelligent

The bigger-is-better mentality is alive and well in Washington, in spite of ample evidence that quantity and quality don’t necessarily correspond, and sometimes even have an inverse relationship. President Bush in an executive order last month required the Central Intelligence Agency to double the number of agents in its clandestine service, that small but critical […]

Hounds wounded going into opener

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan thinks once Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team recovers from a rash of preseason-injuries the Greyhounds can contend for another conference title. In the meantime, the two-time defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion Greyhounds enter tonight’s season-opener against Lubbock Christian shorthanded — particularly in the […]

Corsey, Benjamin W. “Mickey” Sr.

Benjamin W. “Mickey” Corsey Sr. Services: Have been held. Benjamin W. “Mickey” Corsey Sr., 71, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Amarillo. He was born on Sept. 5, 1932, in Woodbury, N.J., to William Washington and Idella Elizabeth Gibson Corsey. He married Mary Ann Harth on July 8, […]

Washington St. edges Lobos

Washington State’s Alex Teems (21) breaks up a pass to New Mexico’s Hank Baskett during the second quarter of Friday’s game at University Stadium in Albuquerque. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High grad, caught nine passes for 165 yards in the Lobos’ 21-17 l The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Josh Swogger passed for three touchdowns and […]

Washington’s money: Strings always attached

Freedom Editorial This election season, as in all others, candidates are running television and radio ads that tell voters what they’ll do once in office or question their opponent’s record. They all do it and no one is particularly worse than any other. The short 15- or 30-second commercials are little more than soundbites with […]

Committee of 50 dates back to 1948

By Don McAlavy Toward the end of 2003, Doc Stewart was recognized for his many years of dedicated and faithful service to the community of Clovis, Cannon Air Force Base and the Committee of 50. He deserved all the applause and thanks he received. The Committee of 50 was organized before Stewart arrived in Clovis, […]

Wacky word definitions increase humor

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist A few weeks ago the Washington Post published its annual Pulitzer Prize winning list of wacky word definitions. It was a slow news week. But I enjoy lists like that. This particular file was sent my way by Maurice and Ethel Trimmer of Santa Fe, because as old friends they […]

Muleshoe man part of Reagan goodbye

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer A Muleshoe man said he felt he was part of history when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to see the casket of former President Ronald Reagan as it lay in state in the nation’s capital. Gil Rennels, a fifth-generation Texas Republican and co-owner of Gil Lamb Advertising/Channel 6 in […]

Reagan’s funeral brought America together Friday

Whatever anyone may feel about the Reagan presidency, we came together as a nation Friday to say our final good-byes to America’s 40th president in a ceremony that celebrated his life, his patriotism, his tenderness and forcefulness, his home-spun humor and his achievements as a national and world leader. Television once again delivered to us […]

Landsford, Verhines to present Ute project in Washington

CNJ STAFF REPORTS The Clovis City Commission voted at a special meeting Monday night to send Mayor David Lansford to Washington D.C. this month to request funding for the Ute Water Project. Lansford, chairman of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, and Project Manager Scott Verhines will make the trip, which could take place […]

Even to critics, Reagan was larger than life

By Thomas M. DeFrank: New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Camp Liberty Bell, South Korea, 1983. Ronald Reagan is saddling up after a quick visit to the demilitarized zone, where he has just stared through goggles across the barren border between the two Koreas at a Potemkin village to the north and dismissed it as […]

Everyone, no one to blame for Sept. 11

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Syndicated columnist Not to trivialize a serious matter, but the hearings of the Sept. 11 commission have begun to remind me of one of Smokey Robinson’s less famous hits. It’s called “Who’s Gonna Take the Blame.” Over the last month, the men and women in the hot seat have spent as much […]

Washington, Quincy

Quincy Washington Services: Have been held. Quincy Washington, infant, of Clovis died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 2004, in Clovis. Survivors include his mother, Patricia Washington; father, Ben Jones Jr.; four sisters, Monique Ploughman, A’Deja Washington, J’Vonna Washington and Tre’Jonna Washington; two aunts, […]

Hounds returning solid core from LSC South champs

Junior Jamal Washington was one of the Greyhounds key reserves this season. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner From four wins in his first season to the first NCAA Division II tournament bid in 11 years, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball program has made steady progress under fourth-year coach Shawn Scanlan. […]

a trip to valley forge

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. willifred the white rat came by yesterday boss to see if i wanted to travel back in […]

Hunnicutt accepting challenge

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt is starting to accept a preseason challenge by his coach to step up his game. Hunnicutt scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his latest solid effort as Eastern rallied from an eight-point deficit late in the second half and beat Midwestern State 79-76 on Thursday […]

Washington, Rosa Darlene

Rosa Darlene Washington Services: Have been held. Rosa Darlene Washington, 56, of Earth, Texas, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in Littlefield, Texas. She was born on July 24, 1947, in Clovis, to Robert D. Williams and Bessie Johnson. She attended public schools in Clovis. She married Marvin Washington on Dec. 22, 2000, in […]

Metler, Virginia

Virginia Metler Services: Have been held. Virginia Metler, 86, of Kyle, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at her daughters’ home in Kyle, Texas. She was born on Sept. 14, 1917, in Washington, D.C., Walter Goldsworth and Corina Phillips Knowlton. She was born and raised in Washington D.C. She married David Metler […]