CCS’ Bell wins 1A triple jump, second in high jump

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Freedom correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore BreeAnna Lucero cleared 4-9 on Friday to take the Class 1A girls state high jump title in Albuquerque. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis Christian Eagles junior Keeson Bell beat his personal best by more than two feet to win Class 1A state boys triple jump competition on Friday […]

“We Have Given Our Hearts Away”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist In one of Jan Karon’s delightful “Mitford” books, the winsome Episcopal priest Father Tim Cavanaugh shares with his dear old organist some lines from the sonnet (1807) by Wordsworth: The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see […]

CHS BASEBALL: Errors costly at Tascosa

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Tascosa took advantage of Clovis fielding miscues to score four first-inning runs Tuesday en route to a 7-2 victory over the Wildcats. The game, originally scheduled for Clovis, was moved to Amarillo because of unplayable conditions at Bell Park. Tascosa’s first-inning outburst put the Wildcats (6-3) in a hole from which […]

Student Profile: Bell

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Bailey Bell is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Gary and Julie Bell. Extra-curricular activities: Cheerleading, drama, track, art Hobbies: Theater, tap dancing, making jewelry, collecting Elvis Presley stuff, MySpace Future plans: Go to college to pursue an acting career, get married and have […]

Feb. 9, 1920

Long Bell Lumber Co. (telephone number 15) pledged to provide its customers with quality lumber and “sound business counsel.” … Miller-Nash Motor Co. of Clovis reported tractor use was rapidly increasing across the nation – from 132,000 produced in 1919 to an estimated 315,000 in 1920. … Clovis Police Chief Dick Moye was being credited […]

Jan. 22, 1969

Clovis High’s varsity was preparing to open its district basketball season later in the week. The team’s leading scorer was Lewis Thomas, who also led the team in rebounds. … Tom Lee had joined the staff at Bell Real Estate, 1808 W. 21st. … Sherwood Mortuary promoted itself as “Clovis’ only 100 percent home owned […]

Season for giving

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Janine Summerville, of Clovis, takes donations for the Salvation Army outside Albertsons on Tuesday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The ring-a-ling of bells can be heard at stores throughout the area. The sounds aren’t a sign of Santa’s imminent arrival, but instead a Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is […]

WT rallies for victory over Hounds

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ENMU quarterback Michael Benton runs through the tackle of West Texas A&M’s Lee Orrduring the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Wagon Wheel will remain in Canyon for at least more year, and West Texas A&M remains undefeated for […]

AREA PREP FOOTBALL: CCS notches first victory

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Will Genitski and Keeson Bell combined for five touchdowns and Clovis Christian scored its first victory in 8-man football with a 56-0 rout of Menaul on Friday night. Bell caught touchdown passes of 10 and 21 yards from Genitski, and also scored on a 1-yard run. Genitski, who finished 9-of-12 passing […]

Hands-on approach fits local workers

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleLuis Saenz, 17, of Muleshoe steams a hat Friday to help in the cleaning and shaping process at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis. Luis learned everything he knows about hat creasing through hands-on experience at the store. Freedom Newspapers Editor’s Note: The following is a series of profiles of people in […]

Buffs’ Rush sets state mark

Melrose’s Cedar Rush leads during the first lap of the 800 meters. Rush won the event in a record time of 1:58.53. (De Baca County News: Scott Stinnett) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Melrose senior Cedar Rush normally doesn’t run the 800. On Friday, he ran it and he ran it well. Rush won the 800 […]

Bell, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Bell, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1922, to Clayton and Martha Ryan Reed in Clovis, she married Maurice “Fud” E. Bell on July 17, 1937, in Farwell. She was the owner and manager of the Mirador Apartments on 21st Street. She was a member […]

Singletery, Edmarena “Mema”

Edmarena “Mema” Singletery, 82, formerly of Brownfield, Texas, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, in San Angelo, Texas. She was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Vera, Texas, to James Edward and Velma Wood Messenger, she married Hubert Arden Singletery March 17, 1941, in Swensen, Texas. She was the owner of the Carol Lee Donut Shop for […]

3/26 Weddings

Garcia Sharon Garcia and Gilbert Garcia, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage Jan. 21 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Sotero Sena performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Shirley Carroll of Clovis and the late Charles R. Bell of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Marcelino Garcia and […]

Nicholas, Louise

Louise Nicholas, 92, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 at her home. She was born July 8, 1913, in Graham, Texas to John Henry and Ollie James Lasater. She married Harlon Nicholas on April 13, 1936. They ranched n the Kenna community for more than 50 years.She was a charter member of Kenna Community […]

Bikers use bells to ward off evil spirits

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(CNJ Illustration: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Even seasoned motorcycle riders share a superstition, a belief that there are road gremlins who cause mechanical failures and accidents. To ward off “evil road spirits,” bikers dangle bells near the front wheel. The “freedom” or “spirit” bells are steeped in bike lore and tradition. […]

Brown, Jeffrey J.

Jeffrey J. Brown, 57, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Punta Gorda, Fla., following a lengthy illness. He was born June 1, 1948, in Portales to J.J. and Betty Brown. A 1966 from Portales High graduate, he attended Eastern New Mexico University from 1966 to 1967, and graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock in 1972 […]

Bell, Maurice “Fud”

Maurice “Fud” Erwin Bell, 93, Clovis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1912, in Texico to William Austin and Louisa Minnion Bell. He was raised in Clovis. He married Mary Elizabeth Reed on July 17, 1937, in Farwell. He was a co-owner of Elliott-Bell auto supply, […]

Mother was tough shopper

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist My mother was the epitome of rough, tough Nebraska stinginess, but she always made a special trip to Denver just before Christmas to show me the holiday decorations. On these trips she also bought pigs’ feet. Besides being cheap, they provided hours of winter fun for the family as we […]

Bell, Marvin

Mr. Marvin J. Bell, 78, of Clovis died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 21, 1927, in Blacktower to Barnett and Hettie (Brownlow) Bell. He married Lena B. Williams Nov. 7, 1944, in Farwell. He Bell served in the U.S. Navy and later worked for the Santa Fe […]