Cats outlast Carlsbad, Hobbs for district golf title

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Clovis High junior Travis Reid struggled on a couple of early holes Monday and could never quite recover, but his Wildcats teammates were able to pick him up. Reid’s two bad holes left him with a round of 42-38 — 80 in the District 4-5A golf tournament at Carlsbad’s Lake Carlsbad […]

Wolverines bid for regional title

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Burly senior first baseman Bryce Bailey is batting .608 for the season and shares Texico’s team lead in home runs with seven. Photo by Mike Linn By Dave Wagner Texico senior Justin Loven admits he’s got a few butterflies heading into the Wolverines’ first postseason baseball appearance today, but he wouldn’t have it any other […]

Sims, Ed

Ed Sims Services: Have been held. Ed Sims, 82, of Muleshoe, died April 30, 2004. He was born on April 18, 1922, in Quitaque, Texas, to Samuel E. and Millie Lee Sims. He married Mary M. Cameron on July 7, 1949, in Las Vegas, Nev. He and his family moved to the Needmore community in […]

Very Important Players league helps special needs children

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Gloria Olp, center, jokes with Bobby Neuman, right, and her son Ryan during halftime of Saturday’s VIP league soccer game. CNJ staff photo: Ryan Lengerich By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Ryan Olp scored the first goal in Saturday’s soccer game. With a shoulder-wide smile he smacked hands with a teammate, gave a shout to […]

School board member resigns

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education member George Banister resigned Friday, saying he no longer enjoys holding the position. Banister delivered a letter to Board President Lora Harlan indicating his resignation as District 2 board member effective immediately. “I have enjoyed the several years I have served and have […]

Airmen enjoy explosive vocation

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Staff Sgt. Wes Leaverton likes to blow things up. Or, perhaps more important — he likes making sure things don’t blow up when they’re not supposed to. “It’s a little different from the normal everyday Air Force,” he said. “Our mission is so […]

Lady Mules’ Withrow qualifies for state in two events

CNJ STAFF ODESSA, Texas — Muleshoe junior Jessica Withrow will have a chance to defend her Class 3A state championship in high jump after winning in regional competition over the weekend at Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium. Withrow also qualified for the Lady Mules in the 300 hurdles, an event in which she placed second at state […]

Military Digest 5/3

Walters Army Pvt. Tim L. Walters has arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., to complete the track vehicle mechanic advanced individual training course. Walters is a 1999 graduate of Clovis High School Ship dropped two bombs in Fallujah Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Beau T. Altman, whose wife, Jaelynn, is the daughter of Malinda […]

Family hit by cancer now angels opposing it

Rebecca Holt: Guest columnist The Clovis News Journal will be running columns written by Relay for Life participants this week in preparation for this weekend’s event. Relay for Life has been a new challenging but very rewarding experience for me. I feel so blessed to be able to help others whose lives in some way […]

SUVs a scapegoat for traffic deaths, bad drivers guilty

Freedom Newspapers The statistics at first sound alarming. A new government report shows the number of U.S. traffic deaths rose nearly 1 percent last year, reaching a 13-year high of 43,220. Some headlines attributed the increase in fatalities to the favorite whipping boy of everyone, it seems, but consumers — the SUV. Last year saw […]