Community shows support

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Rabiah Memon with ENMR Plateau paints a henna tattoo on fellow Plateau Relayer Sandy Albright during Friday’s Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park. Memon was offering the traditional eastern body art as a fundraising effort for the event. By Alisa Boswell Excitement and cheers filled the air at Ned […]

First person: Sideline supporter

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis High junior Kelsie Schwartz first joined the cheerleading squad as a sophomore. When a group of Clovis High cheerleaders was asked Thursday who was the best representative among the group, all indications pointed to junior Kelsie Schwartz. The cheerleading crew, coached by B.J. Burnett, worked shifts throughout the holiday […]

In tribute: Businessman found strength in faith

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In his 31 years, Marcus Grau built a successful business and had a short college basketball career. However, his proudest accomplishments weren’t the points he scored or the sales he made, but the wife and children he came home to every day. “His family always came first,” said Marty […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats drop heartbreaker

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Clovis High’s Juan Gonzales, left, battles for possession of the ball with Carlsbad’s Wesley Burnett during Wednesday’s District 4-5A boys soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With their best record in years, the Clovis High boys soccer team entered District 4-5A competition with high […]

King, J. C. (Clint)

J. C. (Clint) King, 89, of Portales died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Scottland, Ill., to Mahree and John T. King. He lived in Illinois and Indiana until 1980, when he retired and settled in Portales. He graduated from high school in […]

Cats hold on for win at Artesia

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Clovis junior Brian Mead rushed for 265 yards and two touchdowns. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ARTESIA — In a back-and-forth game that featured more than 1,000 yards of offense, a hustling play on special teams in the game’s final minutes proved to be the difference. Clovis never trailed in […]

Artesia overwhelms outmanned Rams

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — With a shorthanded squad and a road trip to face one of New Mexico’s top programs, a moral victory was all most expected for Portales. The Rams got that, while Artesia took an easy victory on the field. With nine starters out with either injury or suspension, Portales was […]

Burnett, Edna

Edna Burnett Services: Have been held. Mrs. Edna E. Burnett, 103, of Portales, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 9, 1902, in Waco, Texas, to Charles and Mary Belle Wortham. She moved to Causey in 1906. She married Arther Edward Burnett on May 5, 1928, […]

Smith, Frances

Frances Smith Services: Have been held. Frances Estelle Brown Smith, 97, of Glencoe, Okla., formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Pawnee, Okla. She was born on Nov. 30, 1907, in Austin, Texas, to C.L. and Ella Brown. She married Tom Burnett and later Roy Smith, who preceded her in death. She attended […]

Burnett , Jessie

Jessie Burnett Services: Have been held. Jessie “Ralph” Burnett. 82, of Peoria, Ariz., died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1922, in North Curry County, near Rosedale, to John and Ella Simpson Burnett. He married Virginia A. Mitchell on June 21, 1941 in Clovis. He served in the […]