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Articles from the August 17, 2005 edition

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Curry County Commission

Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Highlights from Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: - The La Casa Senior Center requesting funding to improve services for area senior citizens. The commission would accept bids and serve as contractor if the...

 

Collins, Bobbie

Bobbie Collins Services: Have been held. Bobbie L Collins, 68, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005. He was born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Clovis. He attended his first year of school in Clovis and later moved to Grady with his family. He...

 

ENMU offers soccer clinic

The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will conduct a clinc for youngsters age 6-13 at 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the ENMU soccer practice field. Zias coach Travis McCorkle and players will conduct the clinic. Youngsters are asked to... Full story

 

Area coach wins 2,500

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent CLOVIS — When asked about his prolific amount of victories as a softball coach, Guy Leeder has a relatively simple explanation. It’s not a superb expertise in men’s slow-pitch softball, according to Leeder, but... Full story

 

CCC names new president

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Becky Rowley was named interim president of Clovis Community College during Wednesday’s special meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Regents voted to approve the motion to name Rowley to the position. Four...

 

Revenue paid to state entities

Commissioner of Public Lands Patrick H. Lyons announced that for the fiscal year of 2005 the New Mexico State Office’s beneficiaries were paid $471 million, or $92 million more than fiscal year 2004, according to a press release. “Oil and gas...

 

8/18 Obituaries

Elwanda Mieas, 70 Services: Memorial services are planned in Lubbock. Elwanda Williams Mieas, 70, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 6, 1935, in Portales, to Clifton and Ineta...

 

Crash leaves woman, new born son dead

The woman who died in Tuesday's crash on South Prince Street was pregnant, officials said. Guadalupe Esquibel, 27, of Clovis, and her unborn son perished in the crash that involved a 1993 Pontiac and semi-tractor trailer. Three passengers remained in... Full story

 

Floyd welcomes new faces

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — Floyd School students headed into the hallways of their school on Wednesday greeted by new faces from the teaching staff and a new face at the top. For new Floyd School Superintendent Paul Benoit it was his... Full story

 

Remaining entities press on with project

Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor TEXICO — As the eight remaining entities of the Ute Water Project move forward, their respective members continue to work to make sure the loss of four entities doesn’t set them back. Many of the issues brought... Full story

 

Leeder passes 2,500-win mark as coach

When asked about his prolific amount of victories as a softball coach, Guy Leeder has a relatively simple explanation. It’s not a superb expertise in men’s slow-pitch softball, according to Leeder, but that he’s merely outlasted almost...

 

Cats set to make move up

Clovis high school junior goalie Josh Bussen clears a corner kick in front of junior teammate Luis Miranda during practice Wednesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Fourth-year Clovis High boys soccer coach Shaun Gill thinks...

 

Anchors' roles changing in United States

The death last week of Peter Jennings, the debonair longtime anchor for ABC’s evening news program, prompts some thoughts on the changing condition of journalism in the United States today, especially electronic journalism. The last year has seen...

 

Curtis, Johnny

Johnny Curtis Services: Have been held. Johnny Mack Curtis, 57, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 11, 1948, in Hickory, N.C., to Cloyd and Mamie Curtis. He married Pauletta Guss on Dec. 26, 1967, in Portales. He was the... Full story

 

TSA screenings do not benefit security

Maybe I am seeing things, but my impression from going through hundreds of airports since Sept. 11, 2001, is that too many Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are plainly gung-ho. Yes, they perform their jobs eagerly, often...

 

Ebony helped create a different world

“Why is there an Ebony? If some white guy started a magazine called Ivory, you blacks would riot in protest.” Give me a dollar for every white guy who ever asked me that and I’d be too rich to...

 

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