Student says his homework not intended to cause chaos

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The list of ingredients inside Michael Morrissey’s 30-inch burrito — steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa, red peppers, and jalapenos — was impressive. But Morrissey never imagined a burrito would attract so much attention. Morrissey, an eighth-grader at Marshall Junior High, said his teacher encouraged him to create a commercial advertising […]

Roping competition draws pro cowboys

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1950s, some of the best calf ropers in the world competed in Clovis. World champions including Toots Mansfield, Lovington’s Troy Fort, House’s Glen Franklin would shell out $500 to enter. Clovis’ B.J. Pierce won the event one year. “The arena would be plumb full,” said Pierce, who […]

Clerk predicts flood of bankruptcies

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer If anyone is gonna go for broke, they’re gonna do it now. At least that’s what U.S. Bankruptcy Court clerk for New Mexico Norman Meyer predicts will happen in droves from now until Oct. 17 when a new bankruptcy law goes into effect. Officially called the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention […]

Reporter’s notebook: Miss Clovis moving on to Miss New Mexico pageant

For the third year in a row, Aleiha Applegarth has been crowned Miss Clovis. She said the pageant, held March 13 in Las Cruces, was something she “just fell into” after receiving a flier at work. With the encouragement of her co-workers and friends, Applegarth entered her first pageant competition. “I figured ‘why not?’,” she […]

Aucoin, Edward

Edward Aucoin Services: Have been held. Mr. Edward Donald Aucoin, 68, of Clovis, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo. He was born on Nov. 28, 1936, in Henniker, N.H., to Wilfred and Therese Favreau Aucoin. He married Norma Nudd on Dec. 28, 1963, in Henniker, N.H. He served […]

Faith-based group tries to turn abandoned hospital into place of hope

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Volunteersof the Matt 25 project, led by Rev. Steve Brown, are trying to resurrect this abandoned hospital at 12th and Thornton streets in Clovis into a location where people in need can get help. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer To look at the old, abandoned building at 12th and Thornton […]

Amos 4/29

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a nightmare trauma boss you should never eat day-old pizza slices leftover from a church youth party it creates strange visions – and not those of the biblical sort last night i […]

Signs there to show correct road to take

By Judy Brandon Many of us go through the times of our lives disregarding God and his existence in our lives. Realizing this, two or three years ago an attempt was made by some in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to bring God back into the awareness of the general population. Consequently, an advertising agency launched a […]

Birdie blitz propels Wildcats

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Clovis High School senior Guillermo Chavez watches his putt on the back nine during the Clovis Invitational Golf Tournament on Thursday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Chavez shot a 71 to win. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys golf team struggled to get going Thursday, finding its […]

Struggling Wildcats try to stay positive

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s “wait til next year” for the Clovis High and Cibola baseball teams. Both have already been eliminated from the District 4-5A race as they prepare for a three-game weekend series, starting with today’s 4 p.m. single game at Cibola. While the defending Class 5A state runnerup Wildcats (7-13, […]