Lady Cats third in Artesia

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ARTESIA — For Clovis, a third-place finish in the Lady Dog Invitational seemed worthwhile, especially in light of the tough pitching the Wildcats faced in the semifinals and a comeback win in the third-place game. Clovis (10-4) began the tournament on Friday by clubbing Roswell 12-2. That put the ‘Cats […]

Wildcats swept at Artesia after beating Levelland

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Clovis senior John Props pitched three innings and was credited with the victory in Clovis’ 6-4 win over Levelland Friday at Bell Park. This was Props’ first outing on the mound this season. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Freedom Newspapers Pinch-hitter Devin Sweet delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth and the Clovis […]

Mayo, Ora Mae

Ora Mae Mayo Services: Have been held. Ora Mae Mayo, 76, of Artesia, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Artesia General Hospital. She was born on Feb. 6, 1929, in Weaver, Texas, to A.E. and Nannie Young Copeland. On Jan. 23, 1948, she married George Oliver Mayo in Clovis. She came to Artesia in January […]

2-25 Prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 63, Sandia 52 Santa Rosa 51, Texico 48 Fort Sumner 61, Melrose 43 Muleshoe 59, Pilot Point 51 Alamogordo 31, Gadsden 25 Artesia 46, Albuquerque Academy 44 Belen 52, Onate 51, OT Deming 70, Silver 67 Hobbs 66, Carlsbad 58 Lovington 49, Ruidoso 46 Mayfield 78, Los […]

prep scores 2-4

Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Local Texas Muleshoe 58, Levelland 51 New Mexico Carlsbad 51, Cibola 40 Farmington 51, Aztec 42 Grants 66, Cobre 25 Kirtland Central 50, Piedra Vista 42 La Cueva 59, Albuquerque High 45 Lordsburg 44, Tularosa 43 Mayfield 66, Alamogordo 33 Moriarty 44, Albuquerque Academy 38 Pecos 44, Mora 31 Rio […]

Rodriguez, Sally

Sally Rodriguez Services: A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Sally Rodriguez, 68, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 22, 1936, in Artesia, to Victoria and Trinilado Rodriguez. She grew up in the Artesia area. In 1965 she moved to […]

Friday basketball scores

CNJ Staff Basketball New Mexico Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 71, Lubbock Coronado 62 Sudan, Texas 44, Texico 43 Aztec 56, Bloomfield 34 Cliff 43, Cobre 33 Del Norte 52, Belen 34 Des Moines 57, Questa 40 Grady 74, Gateway Christian 16 Laguna-Acoma 54, Estancia 14 Mayfield 80, Silver 53 Ruidoso 43, Artesia 39 […]

Wildcats coast into Artesia championship

CNJ staff Before his team left for the Artesia City of Champions Classic, Clovis coach J.D. Isler wasn’t sure how much he would get out of senior Tizrick Phillips, who was battling the flu. But it was the Artesia Bulldogs who were feeling a little sick Saturday night when Phillips poured in a career-high 18 […]

McFarden, Nancy A.

Nancy A. McFarden Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nancy A. McFarden, 63, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 29, 1940, in Frisco, Texas, to Hollis J. and Billie O. Wilson. She married Jack McFarden on Oct. 22, 1958, in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in […]

Davis, Verlon Whitaker

Verlon Whitaker Davis Services: Have been held. Verlon Whitaker Davis, 88, of Artesia, died in Roswell on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004. He was born on March 10, 1916, in Clarendon, Texas, to J. Emmit and Ellen Williams Whitaker Davis. He graduated from New Mexico Highlands in 1940. He took a job in Forest, teaching school […]

Teel, George

George Teel Services: Have been held. George Olin Teel, 87, of Hope, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in Artesia. He was born on Nov. 21, 1916, in Hope, to George Samuel and Elna Stem Teel. He married Madie F. Reeves on Feb. 12, 1941, in Elk. He was a rancher and member of Hope United […]

Gunn, Harry

Harry Gunn Services: Have been held. Harry L. Gunn, 74, of Portales, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1929, in Caddo, Texas, to Wayne and Orleena Gunn. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1951 with a degree in petroleum geology. He worked as an independent consulting […]

Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier track results

CNJ STAFF Boys Team standings: 1. Clovis 118; 2. Carlsbad 58; 3. Lovington 57; 4. Loving 51; 5. NMMI 46; 6. Hobbs 42; 7. Artesia 32; 8. Portales 22; 9. Jal 17; 10. Eunice 6. Field events High jump: 1. Gabriel, Portales 5-10; 2. McBee, Lovington 5-7; 3. McBride, Lovington 5-7. Shot put: 1. Caudillo, […]

Cats sweep Artesia to improve to 8-1

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Clovis senior shortstop Jason Seefeld gloves the ball in the hole during the second game of their double header against Artesia Saturday at Bell Park. Seefeld juggled the ball and was late with the throw to first base. Photo by Eric Kluth Rick White Robert Riggins picked up a save even though he was no […]

Miller, Helen E. Mapes

Helen Miller Services: Have been held. Helen E. Mapes Miller, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at her home in Roswell. She was born May 13, 1912, in Iowa City, Iowa, to C.M. Fountain and Mabel G. (Miller) Fountain. She moved to Roswell in 1937 from Iowa, and then to Artesia in 1940. On May […]

Farwell man, Artesia woman separated by about 180 miles for nearly 60 years

By Eric Butler When R.C. Davis Jr. of Farwell lost track of his older half-sister in 1945, the nation was fighting wars in Europe and the Pacific Ocean simultaneously and 4-year-old “Junior” — as he was called — was just learning his ABCs. More than a half century later, R.C. realistically knew that June, six […]

Clovis falls into losers bracket

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Clovis American League All-Stars ran into a tough southpaw on Saturday and fell into the losers bracket of the state 11-12 year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park. Artesia’s J.T. Bean scattered five hits and took advantage of some early scoring by his team in a 5-2 win […]