April 16, 1953

The annual Red Cross fund drive had collected $9,392.63. Officials were hoping to beat the record of $10,017.77 set in 1949. They’d already passed the previous year’s total of $8,961.28. … Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming were starring in Tropic Zone at the Sunshine theater. … Workers were installing 1,566 seats in Clovis’ new junior […]

Eagles soar into 8-man playoffs

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — The Clovis Christian Eagles soared in a 70-12 rout of the Floyd Broncos on Saturday, and punched their ticket to the New Mexico 8-man football playoffs in the process. The Eagles earned the No. 8 seed, and will face top-seeded Gateway Christian next weekend in Roswell. “We executed […]

First day of spring brings chill weather, wind

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Fruit trees blossom along Lew Wallace Street on Monday afternoon, signaling the onset of spring. Although Monday marked the first day of spring, temperatures stayed in the mid-to-low 40s. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer White, puffy clouds and a baby blue sky were somewhat deceiving signs. Yes, Monday was the […]

Cats hit road for lengthy trip to Aztec

CNJ staff The Clovis High boys basketball team will tune up for District 4-5A play with a couple of road trips this week, beginning with a long one to Aztec for a 6 p.m. contest today. The Wildcats (11-6) left on Monday afternoon for Albuquerque, where they planned to spend the night before completing the […]

Lady Cats hoping for speedy recovery

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Clovis senior Courtney Cole works on her headers during soccer practice Thursday at the Yucca Soccer Complex. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After a forgettable 2004 season, the Lady Wildcats are hoping a youth movement and quick legs will bring them a winning season and the second playoff berth in […]

Legislative breakfast yields requests

by Eric Butler Local city and county officials are requesting hundreds of thousands of state dollars to go toward projects ranging from expansion of the county jail to a proposed regional firearms range. Officials presented the proposed projects to local state legislators at a breakfast Thursday morning at Wells Fargo Bank in Clovis. Local legislators […]

Making every penny count

Mike Linn With members of the Curry County United Way hoping to raise at least 9 percent above last year’s sum, this year’s success may depend on donations as small as a penny — literally. To help meet a $392,500 goal, Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall is spearheading a friendly competition among teachers and students […]

Sanders hoping for shot in NFL

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Former ENMU receiver Cale Sanders is hoping to still get a shot at the National Football League after dealing with a pair of severe injuries over the past two seasons. File photo By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed […]

Eagles will be tested

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Clovis Christian coach Greg Darden goes over a play with junior Corey Hastings (left) and sophomore Chris Mitchell during Wednesday’s practice at Potter Park. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner With a talented senior class, Clovis Christian was a factor last season in area six-man football. The Eagles, in their second year of New […]