Vixens play giant killer

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Ft. Sumner junior Julie Wood spikes the ball between two Lubbock Christian players during their game at the 2004 Clovis Volleyball Invitational Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ photo by Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Buzz isn’t usually created around a fifth-place tournament finish. But, in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament, much of […]

Hounds’ comeback falls short

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Former Floyd six-man standout scored a pair of touchdowns in his first varsity start for the Hounds. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — If it could, Eastern New Mexico University would take a mulligan on the first 25 minutes or so of Saturday night’s season opener against Central […]

Area football summaries

CNJ staff Friday Melrose 54, Hondo 6 Hondo — Carlos Ruiz rushed for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another as Melrose routed Hondo 54-6 Friday in the season-opener for both teams. James Walker added a pair of touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder to Ruiz in a game that was halted at halftime by […]

Curry County Literacy Coalition off and reading

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A grant from the New Mexico Literacy Coalition is funding a new organization in Clovis — the Curry County Literacy Coalition. The coalition, which received the grant last week, will be headed by Clovis resident Terri Tafoya who has volunteered with the adult literacy program at Clovis Community College. […]

Weddings/Engagements/Anniversaries

• Engagements Maggio-Warrick Bill and Becky Ingram and Don and Jannette Maggio of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Allyson Maggio of Clovis, to Clifford Warrick of Portales, son of Mark and Debby Warrick of Corrales. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2004, at First United […]

‘Service pack’ installation could be confusing

By Tom Difrancesca: Internet Safari The long awaited “Service Pack 2” for Windows XP has finally been released, not without problems though. If you’ve got a good bit of computer experience, then installing the service pack shouldn’t be all that difficult. For most typical users though, it could end up being a royal pain. There […]

Local personal histories needed

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This article had its genesis in a conversation with my mother-in-law. I bought her a book, which was really a compilation of articles from the Santa Fe New Mexican, spanning the paper’s inception in the mid 1800s until the 1950s. This got her to thinking and talking about some of […]

Hungry for life: Football player fights cystic fibrosis

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Clovis Christian senior Corey Hastings prays before the start of a game against the New Mexico School for the Deaf on Thursday at Jim Hill Field in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor When Corey Hastings was 4, his father ordered him an adult’s steak-finger basket at a Dairy Queen. […]

Community mourns homicide victim

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Brothers Andre and Lamont Dixon, of Clovis, hug each other as Tony Parker is lowered in to his grave Friday during the burial service at Mission Gardens Cemetery in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Hundreds gathered Friday afternoon at the First Church of God in Christ to mourn the […]

Mayor pushing for smoking ban

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Clovis Mayor David Lansford said the city tried to ban smoking in public acess building five years ago. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis Mayor David Lansford is spearheading an effort to ban smoking in all public access buildings, including restaurants. The issue has smokers clawing to keep their “rights” intact. Lansford said the […]