Bovina ends 43-year drought against Friona

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina coach Kent Torbert gambled, and as a result the Mustangs beat county rival Friona on Friday night for the first time in 43 years. After being given a second life by an offside penalty, Josh Guevara scored a two-point conversion to give Bovina a 15-14 overtime victory. “The […]

Clovis teams win own cross country invite


Clovis’ Caitlin Waters, left, finished first and Michelle Schenck, right, second in the Clovis Invitational cross county meet on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The competition wasn’t what was anticipated, but Clovis High cross country coach Brian Stacy hopes his teams at least picked up some confidence in […]

Friday prep football capsules, scores

CNJ staff Bovina 15, Friona 14 Records: Bovina 2-1, Friona 2-2 Impact: Mustangs gained revenge from 20-7 loss a year ago. Difference: Josh Guevara ran for a two-point conversion in overtime. Two-timers: Michael Ortiz of Bovina and Eddy Ortiz of Friona each scored two touchdowns. Bovina’s Trent Quintana passed for two touchdowns. Santa Rosa 20, […]

3rd & short — Safety haunts Bovina

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer News and note from last week’s area prep football games. Leading Morton 7-0 late in the fourth quarter, Bovina faced fourth-and-forever deep in its own territory. Bovina elected to take a safety instead of giving Morton potentially great field position. But the move backfired when Morton quarterback Brandon Eubanks […]

Sudderth, Obereta

Obereta Sudderth Services: Have been held. Obereta Sudderth, 90, formerly of Bovina, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at Prairie Acres in Friona. She was born on June 9, 1915, in Grandfield, Okla., to John H. and Ina Perkins West. She moved to Parmer County in 1918 from Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma Lane in 1933. […]

Disability doesn’t slow roper down

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Roping cattle may be nothing new in West Texas — but doing it with only one arm, like David Bishop does, could be something to write the homestead about. The Parmer County resident does not rope one-armed just to show off. He was born with half his right arm […]

Carpenter, Marcia

Marcia Carpenter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marcia Janice Carpenter, 60, of The Colony, Texas, a juvenile detention officer and homemaker, died Friday, April 1, 2005, in Plano, Texas. She was born on April 22, 1944, in Clovis, to Clifford and Julia Leake. She attended high school in Bovina, and at the age of 17, […]

Serna, Felicitas

Services: Have been held. Felicitas Serna, 80, of Bovina, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 30, 1924, in Donna, Texas, to Gervacio and Isabel Marroquin Olivares. She was a Bovina resident since 1962, moving from Weslaco, Texas. She married Luis Serna Sr. on Dec. […]

Cary, Virgie

Virgie Cary Services: Have been held. Virgie Cary, 75, of Bovina, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at her home. She was a Bovina resident since 1974 when she moved from Lubbock. She married Kenneth Cary on May 13, 1947, in Clovis. She was the office manager of Bovina Pump Co. for many years. She was […]

Engagements, Wedding, Birth

Wedding Norton-Ouellette Amber Jean Norton of Clovis and Mikael Daniel Ouellette of New Brunswick, Canada, were joined in marriage Dec. 18, 2004, at Central Christian Church in Clovis. Kenneth Broad performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is a daughter of the late Tracy Ford and Rusty Norton of Fort Pierce, Fla. The bridegroom is the […]

Area Scores

Friday FOOTBALL Prep Playoffs New Mexico The Associated Press Class 5A Round 1 Highland 20, Rio Rancho 14 La Cueva 61, Eldorado 0 Class 4A Round 1 St. Pius 42, Kirtland Central 20 Texas Class 3A Division II Region I Snyder 42, Muleshoe 12 Basketball Prep Boys Clovis Christian 70, Plainview (Texas) Christian 39 Ascension […]

Parmer County election day precincts

Precincts and voting locations in Parmer County for the Nov. 2 election are as follows: Precints Precinct 101 Calvary Baptist Church 1500 Cleveland Friona, Texas Precinct 201 Bovina EMS Building 109 3rd Street Bovina, Texas Precinct 202 Friona Community Center 601 W. 15th Street Friona, Texas Precinct 203 Rhea Community Center Rhea Community Highway FM […]

Football prep capsules

CNJ Staff District 2-3A Muleshoe (6-2, 1-1) at Brownfield (4-4, 1-1) 6:30 p.m. Friday Last week: Muleshoe lost to Cooper 28-13. Brownfield lost to Levelland 24-6. Last meeting: 2003, Brownfield won 22-15. At stake: The Mules are fighting for the last playoff spot in District 2-3A after losing last week. Scouting report: Brownfield is an […]

Friday’s prep football scores

Staff and wire reports Prep Area Mayfield 35, Clovis 0 Melrose 54, Hondo 6 Farwell 27, Plains 13 Morton 34, Bovina 6 Muleshoe 24, Friona 0 Fort Sumner 46, Hagerman 6 State Clayton 19, Questa 6 Deming 33, Fabens, Texas 13 El Paso Bel Air, Texas 13, Alamogordo 7 Hatch Valley 54, Albuquerque Academy 21 […]

Rodriguez, Guillermo

Guillermo Rodriguez Services: Have been held. Mr. Guillermo M. Rodriguez, 78, of Bovina, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Dinero, Texas. He ws a longtime resident of Bovina, and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ausencia Rodreguez. […]

Hawkins, Frances M.

Frances M. Hawkins Services: Have been held. Frances M. Hawkins, 79, of Bovina, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 17, 1924, in Kado, Okla. She married Lloyd Gober on Dec. 19, 1946, in New Mexico. She married Erith Hawkins in 1995, in New Mexico. She […]

Muleshoe’s Withrow, Bovina’s Ortiz earn runnerup finishes

CNJ STAFF AUSTIN, Texas — Muleshoe junior Jessica Withrow wasn’t able to defend her Class 3A girls state high jump championship over the weekend, but she did pick up a pair of second-place finishes for the Lady Mules in competition at the University of Texas. Withrow went 5-8 in high jump on Friday to finish […]

Bovina police get leads from search

By Darrell Todd Maurina Tuesday night’s police search through Bovina for a fleeing subject may have been much ado over very little, according to Bovina Police Chief Leon Sadler. “We had a loud noise call with a bunch of teenagers and in the course of identifying them, one subject didn’t have any identification whatsoever,” Sadler […]

Police, deputies search for subject

CNJ STAFF Bovina police and Parmer County deputies spent much of Tuesday evening hunting for a man who fled police for unknown reasons, according to Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries. “The (Bovina) chief of police was dispatched to some disturbance; he was talking with a bunch of kids and was outnumbered quite a bit, so […]

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Girls Clovis 62, Amarillo Tascosa 21 Tascosa (4-13) — Averi Raleigh 0 1-2 1, Briley Miller 0 0-0 0, Jordan Allen 0 0-1 0, Courtney Bragdon 0 0-0 0, Michelle Taylor 0 0-0 0, Lindsey McNeely 0 0-0 0, Heather Lopez 0 0-0 0, Courtney Sanders 2 1-2 7, Jasmine Johnson 0 0-0 […]