Education feature: Clovis Municipal Schools honors alumni

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Courtesy photo Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, who graduated from Clovis High School in 1967, is now the senior appellate judge in active service in Texas. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools is honoring notable graduates for the first time this year. The program, called the Hall of Honor, is an […]

In tribute: Athlete strived for perfection

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Courtesy photo Cecil Davis, a 1950 graduate of Clovis High School, went on to play baseball and basketball at Wayland Baptist University and professional baseball in the Detroit Tiger and Cincinnati Reds organizations. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis native Cecil Davis aimed for perfection in every sport he played and every job he […]

Tribute to a golfer

Cecil Davis, a 1950 Clovis High School graduate and one of the region’s all-time great athletes, died Aug. 8 in Albuquerque. Davis, a multi-sport star who played minor league baseball and was inducted into the Wayland Baptist University Athletic Hall of Honor, was an avid golfer — and still a good one — well into […]

Nov. 4 Engagments

Cross, Waggoner Nora Cross of Clovis and Keith Cross of San Jose, Calif., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alexis Cross, of Clovis to Bryan Waggoner, of Clovis. He is the son of Mike and Roberta Waggoner of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 22, 2009, at the Sunken Gardens. The […]

Former Clovis students to gather for golf tournament

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Two amazing athletes are still amazing the Clovis High School graduates of 1950. Most of our graduates are over-the-hill when it comes to athletics, including yours truly, who in Clovis Junior High tackled a bigger football player than himself and got a mouth full of a boot and some broken teeth. […]

Beavers, Deborah A.

Deborah Ann Beavers, 49, of Davis, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Friday, June 2, 2006, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Davis. Born Sept. 4, 1956, in Muleshoe to Cecil and Rebecca M. (Carter) Beavers, she lived most of her life in Clovis, where she attended school. She had resided in Davis […]

Taylor, Cecil

Cecil Taylor, 76, of Lubbock, and formerly of Portales, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Hale Center, Texas, to Stella Ann and Amzy H. Taylor, he grew up on the family farm in Dimmitt, Texas. Following high school graduation, he was drafted into the Army to […]

Mayo, Cecil

Cecil Mayo, 88, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis following a short illness. He was born July 6, 1917, in Wise County, Texas to Herbert and Callie Mayo. The family homesteaded in Catron County in 1930. He attended school in Mountain View. He married June Griffith […]

Egerton, Sarah

Sarah Egerton Services:Have been held. Mrs. Sarah Jo Egerton, 60, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 25, 1944, in Fort Sumner, to Cecil and Gertrude Trinkle. She married Jack Egerton on April 14, 1967, in Amarillo. They moved to Clovis in 1985 […]

Blanton, Geraldine J.

Geraldine J. Blanton Services: Have been held. Geraldine J. Blanton, 65, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005 in Lubbock. She was born Oct. 26, 1939, in Newton Grove, N.C., to Thomas and Ina Jones. She was the youngest of seven children. She married Manis Blanton on Dec. 11, 1976 in Clovis. She loved playing bingo, was […]