First lady pays visit to Clovis

By Mike Linn CLOVIS — Against the backdrop of a hay-filled truck with a “Viva Bush” sign in its window, first lady Laura Bush told scores of eastern New Mexicans about her husband’s dedication to education, the economy and quelling the tide of terrorism. During a 20-minute speech at the Curry County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, […]

Choose your own adventure in rhetoric

By Kevin Wilson Trying hard to invalidate the flip-flop arguments? Or are you trying to prove that Bush is really turning the corner? Like John Edwards said, help is on the way. What follows is the only speech you’ll need this election season. When you come to the items in parentheses, cross out the first […]

ENMU junior named state fair queen

By Ryan Lengerich Ashlee Stallings spent Sept. 5 in bed in a battle with strep throat. There was no way she could compete for the state fair queen crown, she thought. If that was not bad enough, it was her 20th birthday. The Curry County fair queen representative fought the illness and made it to […]

Success at fair means returns for some events

By Tony Parra Good crowds will likely mean a return performance for the Spanish Musical Fair and Demolition Derby at Roosevelt County’s fair, officials said on Tuesday. Scott Tucker, Demolition Derby organizer, said there were approximately 2,500 people for the derby’s second year. Fair board president Kent Best said there were approximately 1,500 people for […]

State speech, debate tournament heading to ENMU

Tony Parra Young public speakers from across the state will flock to Eastern New Mexico University for the 2004 New Mexico State High School Speech Tournament from Thursday through Saturday. “This gives students the opportunity to learn more about Eastern and about us,” Dr. Anthony Schroeder said. “Judges can see the talents students have, their […]

Local reaction to Bush’s State of the Union address

“I thought it was an excellent speech myself. I thought he covered a lot of the things the folks in the United States are concerned about and would like to hear the president’s thoughts on. That’s the best speech I’ve ever seen him give. He used to kind of pause a little bit and fidget […]

Community honors the fallen

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Mike Linn People in every generation have a day they will never forget. This was the message Eastern New Mexico University President Dr. Steve Gamble presented to ENMU students and faculty on 9/11’s two-year anniversary during a 20-minute ceremony at noon near the campus fountain. For Gamble it was Nov. 22, 1963, the day John […]

Religion columnist writes to inspire

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Gary Mitchell When Joan Clayton retired from teaching school several years ago, she felt her days of usefulness were all but over. How wrong she was. Since then, the former elementary school teacher has now written and published seven books, 10 years’ worth of newspaper columns and numerous magazine articles. In April, a friend, Anna […]