Lady Cats record first win

Eric Butler ROSWELL — A lopsided loss in the fifth-place game failed to put a damper on a day that included Clovis’ first win of the soccer season. The Wildcats defeated Las Vegas Robertson 4-2 on Saturday in the consolation semifinals, which also gave first-year coach Larry Jones his first win. Freshman Jordan Garrett scored […]

Krattiger, Helen

Helen Krattiger Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen Edna Krattiger, 78, of Clovis, a clerk, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in St. Vrain, to Thomas and Helen Davis Miller. She was a telephone operator, a business owner and a store clerk. She […]

Public Record 8/29

Compiled from court records from Aug. 21 through Wednesday: Marriage licenses • Jeremy John LeClear, 25, and Tina Louise Clayton, 36, both of Clovis • Brian Joseph Teichmann, 25, and Misty Angel Strickland, 22, both of Clovis • Barry Dewayne Jones, 41, and Helen Sue Conner, 44, both of Clovis • Matthew Keith Wilkerson, 44, […]

Penalty kick sparks NMMI’s 2nd-half surge

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NMMI’s Victor Rico and Eluid DeLeon battle for a loose ball during Tuesday’s match at Yucca. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White The New Mexico Military Institute Colts finished the match the same way they started it — undefeated and unscored upon. Lawrence Paustian scored two goals as NMMI beat the Clovis Wildcats 4-0 […]

Lady Cats’ squad growing under new coach

By Dave Wagner Slowly but surely, the Clovis High girls soccer roster is growing. First-year coach Larry Jones started practice on Aug. 11 with less than 20 players, meaning that even fielding a junior varsity team was in some jeopardy. By the end of the first week, the number grew to 22. Now the Lady […]

Texas 11 not exactly roughing it at hotel

By Ned Cantwell Texas lawmakers are in New Mexico for an extended stay. These guys, like true American patriots before them, have grit. They have guts. They have determination. They have first class room service. They have found, like most Texans, New Mexico is a fun place to spend the summer. The 11 Texas Democratic […]

City’s dry spell broken

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Danny Acosta, 10, rollerblades as he enjoys the rain Sunday outside his home in the 600 block of Gidding Street in Clovis. This was the first measurable rainfall Clovis has received in more than a month. Photo by Eric Kluth. Freedom Newspapers Clovis officially ended an historic dry spell on Sunday, recording its first measurable […]

Depth worries Lady Cats

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Clovis High School girls soccer head coach Larry Jones demonstrates how to trap a ball on your chest to freshman Cassie Belford Wednesday during practice a Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Their numbers are down significantly and they have plenty of holes to fill. Still, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats […]

Jones, Rachel

Rachel Jones Services: Have been held. Rachel D. Jones, 77, of Wolfforth, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at her home. She was born on Feb. 1, 1926, in Matador, Texas. She moved to Clovis in 1939. She married Carl Murtis Jones on Aug. 17, 1946, in Clovis. She was employed by the city of […]

American bows late

By Dave Wagner Pitcher Ryan Padilla delivered a tie-breaking RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning Tuesday night as Albuquerque Eastdale North defeated Clovis American 5-1 in the winners bracket final of the state 9-10 Little League baseball tournament at Dickenson Field. Eastdale North advances to Wednesday’s championship round of the tournament, while […]

First-year Clovis coach no rookie

By Eric Butler Larry Jones Jr. has coached soccer before — just not at the high school level. He has coached girls before — just not at the high school level. He’ll get his chance to do both this fall after being named the girls soccer coach at Clovis High. Jones succeeds Tamara Spradlin, who […]

Dillas sign ENMU’s McMann

By Dave Wagner After a record-setting four-year career at Eastern New Mexico University, Dallas McMann is getting his feet wet in professional baseball this summer with his hometown Amarillo Dillas. McMann signed a contract with the Class A Dillas last week as a backup catcher. He dressed for a home game Thursday night, then left […]

Area melts with mini heat wave

CNJ staff Clovis, Portales, Melrose and Tucumcari hit 100 degrees on Sunday, the first day in 2003 that temperatures climbed that high, according to the National Weather Service. With that number, Clovis tied a record high temperature set in 1937, said NWS representative Kerry Jones. Also, the century mark broke a record in Tucumcari of […]

Farmers already feeling effects of disappearing water supply

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Donald Jones of Farwell said lack of water and increased costs have driven him out of farming. By Haley Rice and Dave Gragg Donald Jones has been farming 29 years, but he has had enough. He loves farming and would continue, but said he’s running out of water on his Farwell farm. And Jones is […]