Ticket feature: Clovis Soap Box Derby taking place Saturday

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File photo The ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street. Freedom New Mexico Thirteen youngsters will gather Saturday for the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School. According to Director Larry Erwin, racers are ages […]

Clovis Soap Box Derby scheduled for Saturday

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File photo The Clovis Soap Box Derby is scheduled for Saturday. Drivers are competing for a chance to race in the national championship in Akron, Ohio. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Saturday is race day, as 230-pound combos of car and racer battle for a trip to Akron, Ohio. The block of Sycamore Street […]

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Racer sweeps Soap Box Derby

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Alex Collings, rear, races Kyra Bussen Saturday at the Clovis Rotary Club’s sixth annual Soap Box Derby. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Each under 6 feet long, each weighing 230 pounds, car and driver pairs could be seen rolling down Sycamore Street Saturday morning and afternoon. At the end of […]

Racers getting ready for Soap Box Derby

CNJ staff Young racers are revving up for the fifth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The event, which is sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street. According to Director Larry Erwin, 15 participants ages 10 to 18 will vie for the right to […]

Clovis Soap Box Derby to take place in June, featuring home-made hill

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Geoffrey Holmes, 8, leads Tara DeWitt as he heads to the finish line during the final race in the 3rd annual Soap Box Derby last year in Clovis. Holmes won the Derby and raced in Akron, Ohio. (File photo) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Back in 1960, 14-year-old speedster Larry Erwin fastened his Soap […]

Hill, Lucille

Services: Have been held. Lucille Hill, 100, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Hill was born April 15, 1905, in Dublin, Texas, to Emma and Samuel W. Irwin. She grew up in Erath County, Texas. Her family moved from Jacksboro, Texas, to Portales in 1927. She made her home with her […]

State helps Clovis schools balance budget

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis schools budget has been balanced — at least for a year. Clovis Municipal Schools administrators said changes in funding at the state level helped recoup most of a projected $1.3 million deficit officials reported during a budget workshop two weeks ago. “We came out much better than […]

Shults, Maybelle

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maybelle Elaine Shults, 96, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Dec. 28, 1908, Greenback, Tenn., to Rosa and W.E. Mills. She moved to Ranchvale in 1909 with her parents and two older brothers. She moved to Portales in […]

Clovis racers on their soap box

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Seventeen Clovis youngsters are signed up to race in this year’s Clovis Soap Box Derby, sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club. The winner of Clovis’ “Gravity Grande Prix” will join more than 400 other young racers for the 67th running of the American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs […]