Lady Cats roll into tourney finals

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Clovis sophomore Jessica Russell looks to release the ball over St. Michael’s Kourtney Sexauer during the first quarter of Tuesday’s semifinal game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White If Clovis isn’t careful it might have trouble finding enough teams to play in next year’s […]

Clovis downs Tigers

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Clovis senior Justin Pinckney scored a game-high 23 points against Las Lunas on Tuesday in the Milk Cow Classic. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner After a one-year hiatus, the Clovis High boys are back in the finals of the Milk Cow Classic basketball tournament. The Wildcats played a dominating first half and […]

Sisson, Donna M. Cooper

Donna M. Cooper Sisson Services: Have been held. Donna M. Cooper Sisson, 60, of Lubbock, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born July 21, 1943, in Springfield, Ill., to Roy and Lorraine Alice Garecht. She was raised in Needles, Calif., and had lived in Clovis for 29 years. She married Dan Sisson […]

Gonzales, Alfonso Junior

Alfonso Junior Gonzales Service: Have been held. Alfonso “Junior” Gonzales, 37, of Clovis died Dec. 24, 2003, west of St. Vrain. He was born Nov. 8, 1966, in Clovis to Alfonso and Mary Aragon Gonzales. A graduate of Clovis High School, he worked for Valley Cabinet Shop for 11 years, then went to work for […]

Wheat, Ron

Ron Wheat Service: Have been held. Ron Wheat, 64, of Portales died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at his home. Born July 15, 1939, in Alva, Okla., to Freda and Blaine Wheat, he joined the National Guard, then the Army, and later the U.S. Marine Corps, for whom he was bulldogger on the rodeo team. Discharged […]

Dunn-Slough, Ruby

Ruby Neville Dunn-Slough, 84, of Clovis died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 10, 1919 in Lakeview, Texas, to Emmitt and Lillie Mae Crabb Harper. She married Troy Dunn in Memphis, Texas, and he preceded her in death in 1949. She then married Robert Edward Slough in […]

Ryan, Betty Lou

Betty Lou Ryan Service: Will be held at a later date. Betty Lou Ryan, 71, a retired Avon representative, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at her home in Clovis. She was born July 16, 1932, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., to Harold and Bernice Bonnett Green. A family member said Mrs. Ryan was involved in […]

Jones, Lottie

Lottie Jones Service: Have been held. Lottie Jones, 96, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at her home at the Buena Vista Retirement Center in Clovis.  She was born Nov. 25, 1907, in Hardin County, Tenn., to Ludlow and Bertha Sisson Barris. She married Jesse VanBuran Jones on Oct. 11, 1924, in Oklahoma. A […]

CHS holiday tournament summaries

CNJ STAFF Boys Milk Cow Classic Quarterfinals Los Lunas 71, Amarillo Tascosa 61 Tascosa (5-8) — Kellen Morgan 11, Nick Gardner 8, Jason Harris 9, Josh Spencer 10, J.R. Scott 5, Jeffery Gilmore 5, Ben McColloch 9, Lonnell Edwards 4. Totals 22 9-13 61. Los Lunas (4-6) — Isaiah Herrera 21, Ron Ortiz 6, Richard […]

2003: More business than usual

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad began the expansion of its railroad yard in Clovis this year, promising to add at least 80 jobs to the economy. CNJ FILE PHOTO By Jack King By all accounts, 2003 was a banner year for business in Clovis. Officials said commerce across the board grew at a record pace […]