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Lee [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Garrett Shannon Lee of Portales has won one of the four Mary Johnston Scholarship $1,000 scholarships this year. The scholarship is is sponsored by the The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). Garrett plans to major in animal science at New Mexico State University. He is the grandson of OOIDA member […]

Cowboys pick Jason Garrett as new coach

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Garrett re-elected as municipal judge

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jan Garrett easily won her third term as municipal judge, taking 1,456 votes in a three-candidate field. “I’m pleased, I’m blessed,” Garrett said. “I like to have a job when I get up in the morning.” Garrett took 66.8 percent of the 2,180 ballots cast Tuesday. Steven L. Garcia […]

Former CHS softball standout signs to play for Division I school

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Courtesy photo Former Clovis High standout Jordan Garrett signed to play Division I softball for the University of Tennessee-Martin. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Not too long ago, former Clovis High standout Jordan Garrett was mentally preparing herself for life after softball as her time at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee was coming […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Births

Cottone Landyn Garrett Cottone was born Aug. 5, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to Mike and Rebecca Cottone of Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounces. He has a brother, Trey, 8 years old. Grandparents are Gilbert and Arla Ferran of Abiquiu and Howard and Maureen Orgass of Logan.

Student Profile: Garrett

Jordan Garrett is a graduate of Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Danny and Kathy Garrett. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Softball has so many positives. I love the adrenaline rush it offers but also the friendships and teamwork associated with it. What do you envision your life being like in […]

North wraps up series sweep

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’s Jordan Garrett waits for her turn at the plate during Saturday’s finale of the NMHSCA all-star softball series at Lady Wildcat Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In her last game at Lady Wildcat Complex, Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett went out with a bang. Unfortunately for her South […]

Two Clovis players on South all-stars

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Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett throws first base during the all-Star practice Thursday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jordan Garrett and Sonia Chavez are happy to have one more opportunity to play at Lady Wildcat Complex. The two recent CHS graduates will represent the Lady Wildcats on the South […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats open with invitational

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Clovis High’s Lynnae Logan, left, Laura Gulley, center, and Valerie Gallegos cheer as a teammate makes a hit during a team scrimmage on Thursday at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Clovis High softball team made its first appearance in the Class 5A state tournament last year, […]

Student profile: Abby Garrett

By CNJ Staff Abby Garrett is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Skip and Ginger Garrett. Garrett has a 3.0 GPA. Extra-curricular activities: Basketball, FCA Hobbies: Welding, horses, playing pool and hanging out with friends. Future plans: Going to New Mexico State University to study agriculture. Note from student: Dream […]

‘Horsing’ around

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleCindy Vaughan of Clovis competes in the halter division of the showmanship event at the state Special Olympis Equestrian Games Friday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Tonya Fennell and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With poise and confidence, Cindy Vaughan slowly led her horse into the arena at the […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats try to reverse losing atmosphere

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Clovis High senior Brittni Jimenez, left, and freshman Cynthia Madrid get some extra work in after practice on Wednesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. The Lady Wildcats host a six-team invitational this weekend. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ correspondent Changing a losing atmosphere can be one of the hardest tasks a coach […]

Sorenson Birth

Sorenson Garrett Lee Sorenson was born June 20 to Josh and Erica Sorenson of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Gene Jones and Jody Sorenson Jones of Clovis. Great-grandparents are David and Linda Jackson, stationed at Aviano Air Force Base, Italy.

Fort Sumner to celebrate ‘The Kid’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Two dozen eggs, eight cake mixes and six pounds of powdered sugar will go into the cake Parilee Moore is baking. It is a cake to feed 200 people. It’s not for a birthday or a wedding; it’s to commemorate a death. And people everywhere are invited to the […]

Drawing right calf can make all the difference in roping

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Joshua Garrett of Gugdell Farms of Logan said 222 calves will be used in this weekend’s event. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Although it’s random, calf ropers know drawing the right calf can be the difference between a average run and a big payday. At Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping this […]

4-2 Yucca honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Rosstin Ahmadian, Jonathan Amaya, Zachary B. Anderson, Tyler C. Ash, Raymond L. Beachum, Quinton S. Beaulieu, Corbin R. Best, Joshua D. Biggs, Hannah D. Bocox, Britney D. Boersma, Whitney M. Boersma, Bethany Bonner, Bria S. Bradford, Dalton S. Britt, […]

Lady Cats win finale in own tourney

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Clovis High shortstop Jordan Garrett applies the tag against a sliding Lovington baserunner during Saturday’s matchup in the Clovis Invitational round-robin tournament at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats struggled to score on the first day of their four-team, round-robin invitational, plating […]

Lady Cats top Portales for first-day tourney split

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brandi Thomas didn’t want to end the day on a sour note. Freshman pitcher Tisa Forrest made sure she and the rest of her Clovis High teammates wouldn’t, pitching the Lady Wildcats past Portales 4-1 Friday night for a first-day split in the season-opening Clovis Invitational round-robin softball tournament […]

Curry County district court jurors to serve shorter time

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Judges and lawyers agree justice will be better served now that Curry County jurors serve less time in the 9th Judicial District. The adjustment from three months to one month was made by Curry County District Court Clerk Dianna Hunt because of increased court traffic, and has resulted in […]

Police detective cleared in pedestrian fatality

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis police detective involved in a pedestrian fatality while on duty last month has been officially cleared of any wrongdoing, according to a state police report made public last week. Investigators determined the fatal injuries Delores Jacks, 71, received Dec. 12 when struck by a police car being […]