Volunteers find unmarked graves in Texico cemetery

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Long-time friends Marcia Leavell, left, and Margie Crooks became involved with Texico’s cemetery after attending Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral and being embarrassed by the tall weeds that covered the headstones. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Marcia Leavell and longtime friend Margie Crooks attended Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral at the Texico cemetery […]

Jaden Isler improving

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy said Clovis High senior Jaden Isler was talking, coherent and hungry Saturday morning.“I think everything’s looking good,” Stacy said. Isler, who helped Clovis reach the Class 5A state title games in football and basketball this school year, collapsed and lost consciousness Thursday evening while attending a […]

Zias win 2 of 3 in crossover

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Catcher Lauren Rome went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and five RBIs Friday night as Northeastern State pounded out 17 hits in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 9-2 loss in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma. Earlier, the Zias (17-18) extended their winning […]

Hounds absorb loss in Abilene

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — First baseman Allen Smith hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving Abilene Christian the lead en route to a 14-8 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Smith and right fielder […]

Golden Gloves begins

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Alejandro Martinez, 14, right, misses a straight punch to opponent Cody Castaneda, 14, during Friday’s state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent While much attention has been turned toward mixed martial arts, in the world of fighting competitions, amateur boxing in New […]

Smith staunch, active citizen of Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I have very little history on C. Roy Smith of Clovis. His full name was Charles Roy Smith. For some reason, he is not in our history books, but he had a good keen sense of what to do with $5,600 in 1934. With two employees, without salary, but with […]

Scandal faces Mozzarella too

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I heard a lot of outrage about New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s alleged involvement with a prostitution ring and his fall from grace. Even my husband, who is originally form upstate New York and presently in Iraq, has followed the scandal closely and was very disappointed about this politician. I […]

March 30, 2008 Engagements

Mr. Keith Riden and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Pacheco announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alisha Riden, to Kris Everhart, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rodriguez, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows May 10, 2008 at Parkland Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School. […]

Cancer battle fought by many

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Relay for Life teams have been forming for months. Organizational meetings have been held, and soon the fundraisers will start. There will be carwashes, bake sales, auction items, garage sales and so on. All of these happen in service to the underlying issue — raise awareness, raise money, and raise […]

March 30, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St.

March 30, 2008 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met March 18 at the Extension building to entertain the Ranchvale Club. There were 18 Chaparral members, seven Ranchvale members and one guest, Mildred Hill from Amarillo, who attended. Sheryl Abdill greeted everyone and made introductions. The tables were decorated with Easter bunnies and plastic canvas baskets made […]

March 30, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:

March 30, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry sausage pancake on a stick, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, steamed broccoli, Jell-O, Italian roll and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, applesauce, whole wheat roll […]

Time to start getting yards, garden ready for spring planting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lavonn Guthals of Clovis prunes her rose bushes Thursday afternoon in her backyard. Guthals said that gardening is a hobby she has enjoyed for years. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Local gardeners recommend folks wait until after April 15 to start their spring planting. However, it’s not too early […]

Sunday alcohol sales already started in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The first Sunday of alcohol sales fell on Easter for Applebee’s. “It went really well,” said manager Dustin Barnes. He said the success of the sales was hard to gauge on a holiday that traditionally focuses on family gatherings. “People who didn’t have family to go to definitely enjoyed […]

Let’s be Clovis

Clovis’ Steve Gershon was stationed at Clovis and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during his military career.

Students, friends gather in support of Isler

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School senior Jade Smith signs a card Friday for Jaden Isler, who is in the hospital in Amarillo, Texas. Smith said Isler is a role model and a leader at the school and her prayers go out to him. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than 200 […]

Everything there is a season: A time to unplug

By: Curtis Shelburne: Religion Columnist These days it’s increasingly difficult to “unplug.” I like technology as much as anyone. More than most, I think. In fact, my nerdy tendencies concern me some. When Juana and I went to visit our kids in Amarillo awhile back, I pulled my laptop computer out of the backpack and […]

Apathy in Italy creates mozzarella tragedy

By Anita Doberman I heard a lot of outrage about New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s alleged involvement with a prostitution ring and this man’s fall from grace. Even my husband, who is originally from upstate New York and presently in Iraq, has not only followed the scandal closely, but couldn’t get over his disappointment about […]

March 28, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp Where: VH1 When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A wedding and bachelor party disrupts the boot camp.