CHS’ Watters honored

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Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters was recently names the 2005 Southwest Sectional Coach of the Year for girls basketball by the National Federation of State High School Association. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Miles Watters is modest about his coaching success, which includes 12 New Mexico girls state basketball titles. […]

Phillips, Charlene Graef

Charlene Graef Phillips, 69, of Clovis died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 1, 1936, to Clayton C. and Edith Williams Graef in Olton, Texas. She married Gene Phillips March 17, 1955, in Olton. She was a financial director for Mental Health Resources, a member of […]

Schools starting conduct crackdown

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Clovis schools will adopt the “The Pursuing Victory with Honor” program with hopes that the program will help to spread good sportsmanship to coaches, athletes and spectators. (File photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A plastic bottle was hurled across the stands. A coach flipped off a group of screaming fans. Curses are commonplace. […]

Gonzales, Aaron

Aaron Gonzales Services:Have been held. Mr. Aaron Steven Gonzales, 23, of Clovis, died July 24, 2005, in Curry County. He was born Feb. 8, 1982, in Clayton to Gilbert and Sharon Gonzales. He married Bethany DeFoor on Aug. 3, 2002, in Clayton. He graduated from Clayton High School in 2000. He had been a resident […]

School employees stepping into new roles

CNJ staff Several employees of the Clovis school district will step into new and expanded roles under the direction of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The changes take effect Friday. “While the main intent of this reorganization is to make for a more efficient running of the organization, we […]

Clovis schools superintendent makes changes in ranks

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rhonda Seidenwurm has been Clovis schools superintendent since June 1, but already she has made changes in the ranks. The retirement of Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent of business and operation, spurred the creation of a new position she’s called deputy superintendent. Ladona Clayton, formerly the district’s assistant superintendent of […]

Clayton, Jessie

Jessie Clayton Services: Have been held. Jessie H. Clayton, 85, of Morton, Texas, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton. He was born March 17, 1920, in Plainview, Texas. His grandparents raised him in Lingo. He graduated from Lingo High School in 1940. He married Waydia Green in 1941, and she […]

Board OKs student drug, sex survey

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board voted Tuesday to administer a survery that will gauge, among other things, the sexual, drug and alcohol habits of high school students. The anonymous survey, named the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, will be given to Clovis 10th-, 11th-, and 12th-graders in the fall. […]

Clement scores 23 as Texico rolls to 6-2A tourney title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Opponents tend to concentrate on Texico’s Braden Vaughan and Logan Brown, which is OK with Wolverines coach Rich Luscombe. Clayton held Vaughan and Brown under 10 points each, but the senior tandem of Tony Clement and Josh Pena stepped in to guide the Wolverines to a 63-42 win […]

Board addresses test issues

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis school board officials expressed reservations Tuesday about whether state tests that measure yearly progress are fair. Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Ladona Clayton delivered a presentation outlining why the district and six schools were rated as not meeting “adequate yearly progress.” Three of those school, Gattis Junior High, La […]

Clovis reinstates mandatory 8th-grade PE

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School Board approved a motion Tuesday to reinstate the requirement for physical education for all eighth graders starting in the next school year. Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Ladona Clayton said junior high principals and staff members had approached her about concerns for student well-being and wanting […]

Texico QB takes to air

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Texico senior Johnny Serrano outruns the Clayton defense on the way to his first touchdown in Friday’s game against Clayton. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — As if the Wolverines weren’t dangerous enough, Texico coach Mike Prokop decided to let out the passing game with freighting efficiency. Senior […]

Clayton, Maureen L.

Maureen L. Clayton Services: Have been held. Maureen L. Clayton, 89, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, in Denver, Colo. She was born on June 14, 1915, in Mount Vernon, Texas, to Hayden and Viola Dozier Bryant. She married Ollie Clayton in 1940, and they raised five children during his Air Force career. […]

State school ratings leave Clovis scoring well

By Mike Linn and Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff Fourteen of 17 Clovis schools met the state’s standards for performance and participation, according to ratings released Monday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Clovis High School, Cameo Elementary and Marshall Junior High School failed to meet the department’s yearly progress standards. Cameo failed to meet […]

Educator: New tests rejuvenate the state

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Local and state school officials admit the state-mandated testing system has had its fair share of critics, among them superintendents, teachers and parents. But school officials believe the number of people who attack the state’s measurement of knowledge will diminish in the upcoming year with a set of standards-based […]

Padilla, Frankie

Frankie Padilla Services: Have been held. Frankie Joe Padilla, 47, of Clayton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, in Clayton. He was born on Dec. 22, 1956, in Clayton, to Joe Jr. and Mary Nora Valdez Padilla. He married Linda Mae White on Dec. 27, 1975, in Tucumcari. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, […]

Stokes, Clayton

Clayton Stokes Services: Have been held. Clayton Stokes, 16, of Causey, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Roosevelt County. He was born on March 21, 1987, in Carlsbad, to Cathy and Jim Stokes. He grew up in Causey and attended Dora schools. He was active in both varsity basketball and baseball at Dora High School. […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries, state scores

CNJ STAFF Girls Class 1A Region A Championship At Grady Des Moines 45, Grady 40 Des Moines (26-1) — Emily Kennedy 4-5 2-2 11, Jodi Kibbe 4-10 3-4 11, Jamie Atwater 4-7 2-2 10, Annie Kennedy 1-7 4-6 6, Chasity Russell 0-1 3-4 3, Hanna Bray 1-1 0-0 2, Kelli Goodan 0-1 2-5 2. Totals […]

Clayton rallies past Texico

CNJ staff CLAYTON — Texico led virtually all the way until the final two minutes, but the Wolverines couldn’t hold off Clayton and lost 49-47 Saturday night in the Class 2A Region B boys championship game. Both teams qualify for state competition and will play at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Albuquerque at sites to be […]

Texico-Questa: Muscle vs. quickness

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The Texico Wolverines get fired up before the start of a game at the Farwell Invitational Basketball Tournament in December 2003. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Texico Wolverines wouldn’t mind another crack at District 6-2A rival Clayton in this weekend’s Class 2A Region B boys tournament at Clayton. For that to happen, […]