Birthdays —

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Lawson Millie (Mimi) Lawson of Clovis will celebrate her 50th birthday Dec. 22, 2011, at her home on Sheldon Street. The celebration will be hosted by family and friends. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1979. We love you very much 50 BABY! Millie was born Dec. 22, 1961, in Denton, Texas. She has […]

Cold-shooting Zias drop third straight

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University provided little scoring support for senior Precious Herrin and dropped a 51-44 decision Wednesday to Texas Woman’s. Herrin matched her season average with 19 points in the Lone Star Conference matchup, but only on other Zia (Kiara Tate, six points off the bench) had more […]

Pioneers thump Zias

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Freshman first baseman Kaylyn Vranich drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and sophomore Kayla Williams came within an out of an abbreviated no-hitter on Saturday as Texas Woman’s thumped Eastern New Mexico University 11-3 to take the rubber match of the three-game Lone Star Conference South […]

Pioneers take finale from Zias

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Freshman first baseman Kaylyn Vranich drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and sophomore Kayla Williams came within an out of an abbreviated no-hitter on Saturday as Texas Woman’s thumped Eastern New Mexico University 11-3 to take the rubber match of the three-game Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Zias split pair at Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Melissa Alderette and Kate Medrano each had three hits and right fielder Tessa Fioritti hit her first home run of the season Friday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University past Texas Woman’s 11-8 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. The Pioneers came back for a […]

Births — Dec. 19

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Denton Kayleigh Grace Denton was born Oct. 23, 2010, to Eric Denton of Clovis and Michelle Naughton of Dublin, Ireland, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Jill and Jace Denton of Clovis and Mary and Peter Naughton of Dublin, Ireland. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Maroy Bell […]

Zias post victory at Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Junior forward Precious Herrin’s jumper less than three minutes in put Eastern New Mexico University in front for good and the Zias went on to a 59-44 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover win over Texas Woman’s on Saturday afternoon. Herrin finished with 18 points and six rebounds for the Zias […]

Zias fall to Texas Woman’s in four

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Alyson Harlan combined 11 kills, 11 digs and five aces Thursday night to lead Texas Woman’s to a 25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Harlan led a Pioneers serving assault that included 15 total aces against just five service errors. Meantime, […]

Zias’ win streak snapped at seven

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s high-flying softball team got off to a fast start on Saturday. Then the Zias came crashing to earth. Texas Woman’s overcame an early 5-0 deficit to win the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader 7-5, then broke open the second game […]

Three-run homer keeps Zias rolling

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones drove in four runs, hitting a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the fifth, and junior pitcher Kristen Cruickshank made the lead stand up in Eastern New Mexico University’s 5-4 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory here Friday. The Zias (12-5, 1-0 South) extended […]

Texas Woman’s uses quick start to subdue Zias

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Senior forward Renee Renz scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Texas Woman’s bolted to a 13-1 lead in the first six minutes en route to an 86-71 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Saturday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Renz, who scored 63 points in […]

Zias notch win over Dustdevils, lose to Pioneers

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Sophomore Veronica Valdez had 18 kills and nine digs Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Texas A&M-International 17-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-23. The Zias then faced Lone Star Conference rival and host Texas Woman’s in a non-conference match and absorbed a […]

Sept. 17, 1947

A Clovis committee for education on alcoholism was organized, to wage a local campaign against alcoholism and its attendant social and personal problems. … The Treasury Department reported that Curry County residents purchased $36,198.50 worth of U.S. Savings Bonds during the month of August. … A Safe-T-Babe play pen could be purchased at Denton’s Furniture […]

July 20, 1951

Sisters Barbara and Shirley Boydston won sweepstakes honors in the annual Curry County 4-H Dress Revue. … MSgt. E.A. Nash Jr. was announced as the new Army and Air Force recruiter for Clovis. His awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross. … Dwight F. Denton, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Denton, received a […]

Tornado victim’s condition worsens

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The condition of a woman critically wounded Friday by a Clovis tornado has worsened, according to her daughter. Betty Denton of Clovis said her mother, Heleneta Blevins, is being treated at Plains Regional Medical Center and has fatal wounds, including brain trauma. “She’s not doing good,” Denton said Sunday. […]

Alamo takes pair from CHS

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — After bailing out the opener in the bottom of the seventh, Alamogordo made short work of Clovis High in the second game on Saturday. Clovis erased an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game twice before falling 5-4 on a leadoff home run by Tigers catcher Steve Hobbins in the seventh […]

Cats beat Valley, get rematch with Rio Rancho in finals

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team got a power surge from an unlikely source Friday, and it propelled them into the finals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Junior Jonathan Ware blasted a grand slam home run, highlighting a six-run first inning that lifted the Wildcats past Valley 10-5 in a semifinal […]

Cats hold off Rio Rancho for Invite title

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Clovis third baseman Jared Powers looks to second base after tagging Rio Rancho baserunner out on a squeeze attempt during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational championship game at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team made efficient use of limited offense Saturday night. Held hitless for […]

Wildcats fans gear up for title game

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Clovis High School senior Autumn Skinner, 18, draws a paw as fellow senior Kymberly Helton, 17, also works on a sign for the door of their Spanish III class Thursday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The hallways at Clovis High School are decked out in purple and white. The colors […]

Denton, William T.

William Travis “W.T.” “Bill” Denton, 87, of Logan, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Nov. 8, 1917 to Thomas and Sally Kerbo Denton in Mangum, Okla. After completing eighth grade in Mangum in the 1930’s, he helped on the family farm, and then worked in fruit […]