Cats help South cruise to all-star victory

NEW MEXICO ALLSTAR FOOTBALL

Manzano’s Nicky Lawson goes over South defender Steven Gonzeles (32) of Mayfield for the North’s only touchdown in Friday’s Class 4A-5A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star football game in Albuquerque. (Albuquerque Journal photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — One recent senior from Clovis, Chris Finch, isn’t sure whether he’ll be attending […]

Home is where the heart is

By Anita Doberman: local columnist Experts say moving is one of the most stressful events in someone’s life. If that’s true, it’s a miracle my husband and I made it as long as we have. Like many military families, we have moved around, six times in five years to be accurate. If you have ever […]

First airplane to land in Portales, May 12, 1919

By Don McAlavy: local columnist The airplane under the active control of Lt. Smarling and Mechanic Johnson left Roswell Monday at exactly 9:30 a.m. and arrived at Portales at 10:30 a.m., the time of leaving Roswell having been wired to the stationmaster here, according to the Portales newspaper on May 12, 1919. The day was […]

You can get colds in the summer too

By Ryn Gargulinski: local columnist There’s a man rambling around town and he’s a real pain in the keister. He’s currently hitting the West Coast but, if he already hasn’t, will be moving inland sometime soon. He’s not a nice man to meet, for the first thing he does is bludgeon the skull so it […]

Being proactive best in medical matters

By Clyde Davis: local columnist Anniversaries are important, and not just the kind that involve a marriage. The calendar helps us to mark the journey of our lives, and if we move through this unaware, it can still sneak up on us. For example, some folks feel an unexplained sense of sadness at a particular […]

Don’t hold grudges, hold aggravations

By Bob Huber: local columnist Some folks carry grudges all their lives. They don’t leave home without them. They’re just not happy unless they’re blasting governments, churches, school boards or college football teams. They’re even against actors, neighbors, newspapers, television, lawyers and relatives. But the weirdest resentment I ever saw belonged to my wife, Marilyn, […]

Heisch-Simon wedding 7/30

Heisch-Simon Dana M. Simon and Rae A. Heisch, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage July 21 at the Hope Center. The Rev. Steve Brown performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debra Williams of Pennsylvania. She is the granddaughter of Marlene Williams of Pennsylvania. The bridegroom is the son of Stanley […]

Anniversaries 7/30

Hunt Coy and Gail Hunt of Alamogordo will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday at Melrose City Park in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by Russell and Sandra Wheeler and Keith and Judy Corbin. The couple were married Aug. 15, 1966, at the home of Jim and Billie Robberson in McAlister. They have two […]

Reunions 7/30

Clovis Class of ‘86 Clovis High School class of 1986 will celebrate its 20-year class reunion Friday and Saturday. The cost is $45 per person or $75 per couple. Registration is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Guadalajara Restaurant on the patio. On Saturday, a family picnic will be from 10 a.m. to noon […]

Keith birth 7/30

Maddox Robert Keith was born May 15 to Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He has one sister, MacKenzie Marie Keith, 2. Grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy, Andy Winton, Bernie Sternberg and Lunell Winton, all of Clovis; Richard and Liz […]

Engagements 7/30

Skipworth-Boney Buddy and Susan Skipworth announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Skipworth, to Michael Boney, son of Kim and Treca Boney, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate […]

Kendrick-Mercer Honors 7/30

Myashia Kendrick-Mercer of Clovis was among 220 graduates of Lubbock Christian University who participated in commencement exercises in May, according to a university news release. She graduated with a Master of Education degree in administration. She is the wife of Jason J. Mercer.

Baskett watch: Clovis grad making noise in Eagles’ camp

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Hank Baskett (84) was an all-conference wide receiver his senior year at New Mexico (www.philadelphiaeagles.com) CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett is trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent. Catching on Baskett is taking advantage of an injury to a veteran receiver to make an early impression. Rather than […]

Half-dozens Cats together one more time

Chris Finch, left, and Randy Cerda helped Clovis go 12-2 in 2005. (File photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Feeling slightly jilted he originally was an alternate to the South squad in Friday’s New Mexico High School Coaches Association North-South all-star game at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the former Clovis High […]

Des Moines star leads North to win

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Des Moines’ Ben Doherty got all the kudos, and deservedly so, after the North squad edged the South 82-81 in the Class 1A-2A All-Star basketball series Thursday night at The Pit. Doherty, with a game-high 27 points got hot when nobody else did, and helped the North to […]

CHS fills out coaching staff

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent As the new school year approaches, several coaches will get a shot at leading a Clovis High athletic squad. Shane Leatherwood has been hired to be the new Clovis girls soccer coach, replacing Larry Jones. Dan Replogle, an assistant on the girls basketball team, will take over in boys tennis […]

Clovis MainStreet honored

CNJ staff FARMINGTON — Clovis MainStreet was honored at the New Mexico MainStreet Summer Institute in Farmington with three awards and national accreditation, according to news releases from the New Mexico Economic Development Department, which sponsors New Mexico MainStreet. Clovis MainStreet received awards for Excellence in Fundraising— for the Clovis Downtown Cultural Arts Fest wine […]

Murder trial for Clovis man delayed

CNJ staff Next week’s first-degree murder trial for a Clovis man will be delayed almost six months, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Robert Macias was scheduled for a three-day trial starting Wednesday, but additional days were needed to accommodate more witness testimony than originally planned. The next available date that could be […]

Clovis resident elected Curry County Democratic chairman

CNJ staff Gordon Smith of Clovis has been elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Curry County, according to a news release from the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Patricia Doran of Clovis was elected county party vice chairwoman. Smith, appliance manager at McDaniel’s Home Furnishings, succeeds Jan Elliott, who resigned. Doran succeeds Drew Tarum, […]

Iraqi PM glossed over potential Middle East problems

Freedom Newspapers “Trust that Iraq will be the graveyard for terrorism and terrorists for the good of all humanity,” said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in an address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday that went reasonably well despite some grumbling in advance. “Iraq is the front line in this struggle, and history […]