Tough road ahead for Cats

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Senior running Phillip Williams (left) and senior quarterback John Props are two key returning players for the Wildcats. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White State runner-up. Traditional Texas Panhandle power. Track team in pads. Undefeated state champion. And that’s just the first four weeks of the season. Skilled but dangerously thin at key […]

Vixens poised for state-title run

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Texico junior Lori Richardson looks to tap the ball during practice Thursday at Texico. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Many observers at last year’s state tournament felt Fort Sumner was more than capable of winning the Class 2A or even 3A title. Only one problem for Fort Sumner: Those observers […]

Improved Cats grab second in tourney

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Clovis sophomore Jayme Mauman battles Artesia’s Jose Ramirez for a free ball during Friday’s game at the Yucca soccer complex. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White The Clovis Wildcats nearly matched last year’s win total in the first weekend of the season. But Alamogordo scored twice in the first five minutes of the […]

Find refuge in Jesus in good and bad times

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist It seems that it has been raining so much lately. One minute the clouds are rolling in and the next minute, a torrent of rainfall. Lately, it hasn’t been uncommon for Clovis to get an inch of rain in just a short period of time. Anyone who has lived in […]

Man shot dead near apartment complex

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Clovis Police Officer Timothy Marshall stands in the doorway as detectives seach for evidence at Clovis Apartments at the scene of Saturday’s homicide. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 31-year-old Clovis man died early Saturday morning after suffering several gunshot wounds, police said. Officials said Tony Parker was shot about […]

Clovis family shows traveler kindness

Sally Pringle, Guest Columnist Clovis’ heroes are not all in the military. Here are some I recently met: Lisa and Christopher Alvarez, ages 8 and 7, and Marie Hall, night manager of a Clovis retail store. Lisa and Christopher are the children of Robert and Juana Saucedo of 1114 South Prince. Two weeks ago, while […]

Hairy therapy: Pets help heal local elderly

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sometimes a friendly face and furry back is exactly what the doctor ordered. That is what Dorothy Nelson, 52, of the American Cancer Society believes. She just certified her personal pet, Mookie, as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International and joined the local chapter of Therapaws, which uses […]

Tracking hurricane made easy with Internet

By Tom DiFrancesca: Internet Safari A few months ago, when I started telling folks in Clovis that I was moving to Florida, almost invariably one of the first responses would be “But what about all of the hurricanes?” My response was always “What hurricanes?” For at the time there was nothing brewing in the Gulf […]

‘Save the Hubble’ squeaks deserve no more grease

Freedom Newspapers We don’t have anything against the Hubble Space Telescope, per se. We count as a success its mission to peer deeply into space and give astronomers and cosmologists a close-up view of objects once only imagined, as well as clues about the origin of the universe. But when NASA and the Bush administration […]

Clovis culture night coming

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I really am at a loss when it comes to what some words mean. Now, don’t tell me to go get a dictionary. Remember I am an English teacher; I frequently tell others to go get a dictionary. What I mean is, after I have seen the word defined, I […]

Engagements, weddings, anniversaries

Engagement Noblett-Fergus Alton and Jennifer Noblett of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Olivia Noblett of Thornton, Colo., to Christan Fergus of Clovis, son of Don and Claire LaBelle of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 12, 2004, in Lubbock. The reception will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. […]

Junior livestock sale brings in big money

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Lainey Widner, 13, of Melrose, laughs as she looks to the audience before bidding starts on her lamb Curley during Friday’s junior livestock sale at the Curry County Fair. Curley sold for $1,500. Curley during Friday Junior Livestock Sale at the Cur By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Fair’s junior livestock sale […]

Clovis well ahead of pace to surpass average rainfall

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Jacob Sivers, 16, of Ignacio, Colo., is reflected in a puddle as he leaves the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena after a practice round Saturday for the Curry County Fair Arenacross event. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff reports Clovis is on pace for its wettest year in more than a decade after an early-morning […]

Community shows its appreciation for base

By David Irvin: CNJ staff reporter Eastern New Mexico said thanks to Cannon Air Force Base personnel on Friday, with games and $6,000 worth of giveaway prizes highlighting the 15th annual Cannon Appreciation Day. Events included a dunking booth, a bouncy castle for the kids, horseshoes, a tug of war and volleyball contest as Air […]

Albuquerque man pleads innocent in Realtor’s slaying

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — A 27-year-old Albuquerque man has pleaded innocent to shooting a well-respected real estate agent in the back of the head and leaving his body in a closet inside a home he was trying to sell. Mario Lucas Chavez entered his plea Friday, the same day family members buried 74-year-old […]

Public Record, 8-22-04

Compiled from court records from Aug. 12 through Aug. 18 Marriage Licenses James Reese, III, 25, of Hinesville, Ga., and Elizabeth Marie Landers, 18, of Clovis. Daniel William Fazio, 19, of Holbrook, N.Y., and Yachira Marie Ostolaza, 19, of Oxford, Ala. David Ray Bock, Jr., 25, and Shelly Lynn Carroll, 22, both of Clovis. Duane […]

Chavez, Gilbert R.

Gilbert R. Chavez Services: Have been held. Gilbert R. Chavez, 80, of Lubbock, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 15, 1923, in Matador, Texas, to Santos and Maria Ramirez Chavez. He moved to California where he worked as an independent contractor and for Hunsucker Construction. He retired and […]

Ramirez, Patricia

Patricia Ramirez Services: Have been held. Patricia Ann Ramirez, 44, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in San Jose, Calif., to Raphael Ramirez and Alicia Perez. She was a resident of Deming for more than 14 years before moving to Clovis […]

Former CHS hoop star ‘lucky to be alive’

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Cisti Greenwalt helped Clovis win back-to-back state titles in 1999-2000. By Rick White: CNJ sports editor One minute Cisti Greenwalt was driving back to school after spending the weekend with her family. The next she was trapped in her mangled SUV in the middle of a cotton field and wondering if she would live. Greenwalt, […]

Officers receive wanted pay hike

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis city commissioners gave a group of police officers the pay raise they were excluded from in June. But with that raise came some harsh words for the roughly 35 officers who signed a petition to form a union. The commission approved the pay raise by a 7-1 vote, […]