Lady Cats dominate Artesia

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Clovis guard Tori Northcutt grabs a rebound during the first half of Friday’s game against Artesia. The Lady Cats blew out Artesia 61-27. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls were revved up Friday night. An anticipated showdown with Artesia, ranked third in the Albuquerque Journals’ Class 4A […]

Socks key in yearly predictions

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Here at the Horoscope Symposium of Oz it’s time once again for our annual Zodiac report to see what’s up your flagpole for the coming year. Which just naturally dredges up concern for folks who believe that success and happiness can be nurtured by the heavens. Frankly, I’m not convinced, […]

Part 2: John Childers, killer who came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist We learned in part one John W. Childers Jr. survived a long court trial down in Las Cruces for killing a prominent attorney. Money and power behind the scenes caused Childers to be acquitted. His rich and powerful father and attorneys, with the help of three famous New Mexicans, aided […]

Clovis should consider scenic biking routes

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Like a line or theme from an alternative country song, this idea started in Austin. We’ve only been there twice and hope to go back this October. It seems that Austin is a valid place for worthwhile ideas — like worthwhile music — to come to life. This particular idea […]

Bedbugs bite nobly in pursuit of world peace

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — New York City is being eaten alive — literally — with a bedbug epidemic. Yes, those infamous creepy creatures of nighttime rhyme have infested the Big Apple, where they’ve been chewing their way through town worse than those squirmy worms depicted in cartoons. Alas, you may ask, why […]

1/29 Clovis High Honor Roll

Tenth Grade Danielle I. Adams. Tyler L. Albracht. Alicia K. Archangel. Emily C. Aulson. Kanisha L. Beachum. Aleck M. Beaulieu. Tyler Berry. Christopher M. Boyce. Aaron D. Boydstun. Sarah M. Brady. Kelsey E. Britt. Victoria Bryant. John A. Burns. Jack O. Carpenter. Gamaliel Carrera. Nathan A. Carver. Dominique D. Chairez. Lauren Chase. Anny Chen. Mark […]

1/29 Choices Honor Roll

Tenth Grade Eugene A. Anaya, Alysha D. Ramos, Kirstie B. Rayburn, Trynesse T. Robinson, Ashley Romero, Dustin D. Rush, Chase M. Sloniker, Patrick Trujillo Eleventh Grade Veronica Armendariz, Gabriel Chacon, Andrew Marhefka, Tina L. Olmos, Randall T. Parson, Michael D. Ruth, Everardo Salazar, Paul A. Segura, Saul Sierra, Jonathan Sorto, Johnathon L. Trujillo Twelfth Grade […]

1/29 Mesa Elementary Honor Roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Emily Alley, Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Julio Garcia, Tanner Geisler, Josh Harris, Robyn Howe, Dalton Kroeger, Taylor Lund, John Massey, Marshall Moore, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Josh Pyeatt, Kyle Schwartz, Mackenzie Smith, Aaron Stansell, MacKenzie Taylor, Nellie Toliver, Myca Ward, Courtney Warner, Shaylee Warner, Devon Weselek, Destiny Williams, Siani Winslow […]

1/29 Gattis Junior High Honor Roll

Seventh Grade Leanna S, Aguilar, Anthony D, Anaya, Veronica Anguiano, Taisha Bosque, Gabriel A, Caban, Christopher J, Carr, Mercedes A, Chancy, Andronica C, Chavez, Rebecca C, Davis, Leonardo R, Facio, Jaclyn B, Gonzales, Stephen R, Gutierrez, Jacob E, Hall, Amanda L, Ivy, Gabrielle R, Keller, Kevin R, Krum, Brandon A, Landrus, Amy V, Leyva, Kasondra […]

1/29 Engagements

Price/York Mike and Dayna Hare of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Price, to Jon York of Sidney, Ohio. Tiffany is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Hastain and the late Dr. Gerald Hastain of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 1989 graduate of Clovis High School. She is employed at […]

1/29 Births

Byrd Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis are the parents of Kendal Don Byrd, a girl born on June 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She has one sister, Emily, 2. Grandparents are Don and Shery Reid, Karl and Barbara Koscla, all of Clovis and Eddie and Sue Byrd of Abilene, Texas. […]

1/29 Honors

Jerramy Wilber of Clovis graduated in the 2005 fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University. He received a certificate of Occupational Training and Auto Body/Detail with honors. Lacie Young of Clovis graduated in the 2005 fall semester at Amarillo College.

1/29 Organizations

BPO DOES Clovis BPO DOES #108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 14, at the Elks Lodge to install the 2006 officers. Kaye Parrish served as Deputy Supreme Installing President, Tosalie Crowley was installing Conductor and Linda Catanzaro was installing Chaplin. The following officers were installed: President-Gaylynn Essary First counselor-Gwen Williams Senior counselor-Georgia Urioste Junior […]

1/29 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance information. Tuesday: 10:30 — Indoor exercise. Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 5 p.m. — Social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Art […]

Clovis man charged in teen’s slaying

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A 30-year-old Clovis man already in custody in connection with a Christmas shooting was charged Thursday with an open count of murder for the Jan. 15 slaying of 19-year-old Wilfred Salas Jr., according to the district attorney’s office. Police say Robert Macias fired multiple shots from the front yard […]

Officials hoping to book first events for civic center in April

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Javier Madrid Jr. works on the airduct system Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. Officials said the center is near completion and has already booked events for May. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Civic Center is welcoming the arrival of its air-conditioner units as well as three new […]

Aptitude test makes some students wary

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A military-sponsored career aptitude test administered annually at Clovis High School is gaining notoriety among students. When it was administered Wednesday, roughly 50 students opted not to take it, and others did so begrudgingly, students said. “They think that if you take it, then military people will come calling, […]

Texas trooper remembered for love of job, green thumb

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Myrick of Clovis said the hardest part about his son’s accidental death was not being able to say goodbye. Matthew Myrick’s four children did the best they could. They wrote letters to their father, a Texas state trooper who was killed while on duty Jan. 20 in a […]

1/27 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 19 through Wednesday: • Jose Luis Contreras, 24, to Deborah Trejo Contreras, 38, both of Lubbock • Manuel Parrilla Veloz, 50, to Adela Tagle Trevino, 49, both of Clovis • Terry Leon Obenhaus, 57, of Muleshoe, to Mary Richardson Webb, 57, of Dimmitt, Texas […]

Bill to speed up tax cuts shelved

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A proposal to speed up the phase-in of personal income tax cuts was derailed Thursday by a House committee on a party-line vote. The measure by Rep. Justine Fox-Young, R-Albuquerque, would lower the top marginal tax rate to 4.9 percent this year rather than waiting until 2008 under the […]