New star shines in command at Cannon

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27th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Ray Clark stands next to his wife Victoria as he is sworn into office by Col. Jeff Harrell, 27th Fighter Wing vice commander. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals There is a new star on Cannon Air Force Base and Chief Master Sgt. Ray Clark received that star when he […]

Student profile: Brian Clark

CNJ staff Brian K. Clark Jr. is a senior at the Clovis High School. He is the son of Brian Clark Sr. and LeeAnn Clark. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? Past: “Hollywood Squares, Go Whoopie.” Present: “Sports Center.” Who is your hero and why? My Dad. He is the smartest person […]

Causey residents concerned about unsolved homicide

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Arthur Boyd looks out on the porch of his home in Causey Saturday evening. Boyd’s home is one of only about 20 in the close-knit community. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Six months have passed, but no one has been charged with the shooting death of an elderly Causey rancher. […]

Clovis High junior dies in crash

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New Mexico State Police Lt. Gary Ross, left, and Curry County Deputy Larry Garrison investigate the scene of a fatal vehicle crash Thursday at the intersection of Wilhite Road and County Road G. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis High School junior was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident […]

Area students find home at ENMU

By Tonya Parra: Freedom Newspapers Landri Rush of Melrose High School graduate will be among the 38 area students receiving a degree during Eastern New Mexico University’s fall graduation ceremony Saturday in the Greyhound Arena. Rush, who attended New Mexico State University for a year before transferring to Eastern, will receive a bachelor’s degree in […]

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 […]

Behind-the-scenes workers backbone of Curry County Fair

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Jan Riley, center, Jodi Clark, to Riley’s left in the ticket booth, and Peggy Burns, left, sell wristbands Saturday for the arenacross event during the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lemonade guzzlers and soda slurpers may not spend hours pondering the origin of ice cubes, and the […]

Clark, Patricia

Patricia Clark Services: Have been held. Patricia Ann “Alexander” Clark, 60, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Laurel Ridge Care Center. She was born July 16, 1944, in Houston, to Dick and Maxine Alexander. She was reared and attended school at Roswell, graduating from Roswell High School. She attended Eastern New Mexico University […]

Some seek overhaul of military retirement

By Tom Philpott: Military Update At least one member of the Joint Chiefs supports alternatives to the military’s prized 20-year retirement plan, urging adoption of more modern ways, found in industry, to compensate ambitious, skilled workers. Adm. Vern Clark, chief of naval operations, said the 21st Century Navy needs to protect its “intellectual capital’’ of […]

Local umpire retires after 46 years

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Clovis American Little League President Sherry Best thanks Bobby Light for his 46 years of service as an umpire before the start of his final game Wednesday at Dickenson Field. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The first game Bobby Light worked as an umpire was by accident. And there almost […]

Dixon, Lenna

Lenna Dixon Services:Have been held. Lenna Dixon, 89, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Pleasant Hill. She was a resident of Clovis and Albuquerque most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis and was employed by First Federal Savings and Loan […]

Robinson pulls upset; Wildcats finish fourth

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Tanner Fickling, left, helped Clovis take fourth in the 800-meter relay Saturday at the state track meet. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis senior Damian Robinson gave himself a little birthday present Saturday. He also helped elevate the Wildcats to a fourth-place team finish in Class 5A state […]

Clark , Della May

Della May Clark Services: Have been held. Della May Clark, 75, of Clovis died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Sept. 15, 1929, to Kenneth A. and Mary Margaret Janckycki Miller in Mishawaka, Ind. She married Leonard Clark on Dec. 22, 1951, in Yuma, Ariz. She was a LPN […]

Clovis runners sign with Eastern

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Clovis senior Megan Willis, right, seen here running with Clovis sophomore Tori Northcutt in 2004, signed Wednesday to run cross country at Eastern New Mexico University. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After a one-year hiatus, Melissa Clark and Megan Willis will be back together running cross country. Clark, a 2004 […]

Goddard, Barbara

Barbara Goddard Services: Have been held. Barbara Mae Goddard, 66, of Chandler, Texas, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 1, 1939, in Anson, Texas, to Holbert and Blanche Wallace Shirley. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was employed as a manager in the fish market […]

Clark, Mary

Mary Clark Services: Have been held. Mary F. Clark, 95, of Montrose, Colo., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Heidi’s Chateau in Montrose. She was born on July 2, 1909, in Kevil, Ky., to Eligah and Laura Bell Eminiser Freeman. She spent her childhood in Kentucky and Oklahoma, and attended Waynoka High School in Oklahoma. […]

Clovis beats Highland, will host La Cueva for state championship

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Clovis junior Tanner Fickling tries to get a couple extra yards as he is tackled by Highland junior Jerrell Miller, bottom, and senior Phillip Harrison during the first half of the Class 5A semifinal game Saturday in Clovis. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis is a tough place to play catchup football on a […]

Clovis faces healthy Highland with berth in title game at stake

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Clovis junior Devin Sweet tackles Mayfield quarterback Ryan Hooker for a loss during the Wildcats 15-7 Class 5A quarterfinal Saturday in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Rick White: CJN managing editor Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley can think of two big reasons why Highland is a more dangerous team than the one the […]

Highland’s Wing T predictable for Cats

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Clovis senior Jose Guiterrez tries to get around the block of senior Johnathan Fails during practice Thursday at the high school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Highland’s Wing T offense is about as mysterious as a teenage romantic comedy. Boy meets girl. Hornets run sweep. Boy and girl fall in […]

Hounds’ comeback falls short

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Former Floyd six-man standout scored a pair of touchdowns in his first varsity start for the Hounds. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — If it could, Eastern New Mexico University would take a mulligan on the first 25 minutes or so of Saturday night’s season opener against Central […]