Blue Knights hosting dinner fundraiser

CNJ staff The Blue Knights are hosting a dinner and dance to raise money for United Way and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program. Set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6, the event will be held at the Underground Embassy in Clovis. Entertainment will be provided by Will Banister and The Mullberry Band with food catered […]

Education digest: Graduate accepted into music corps

Graduate accepted into music corps Clovis High School graduate Alec Blazek has been accepted into the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2010 season, according to a news release. Blazek will spend the summer touring North America with the group, the release said. Members of the corps receive intense instruction in music, dance, […]

June 26 Religion Digest

Knights of Columbus make donation The Knights of Columbus Council 4205 of Clovis donated $10,000 to Archbishop Michael Sheehan on June 2 in Albuquerque. Deputy Knight Antonio Gutierrez said the money was raised from twice-weekly bingo games from the past year. Gutierrez said the group donated the money to the archbishop to train new preachers. […]

Knights enjoying tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gilbert Salguero, coach of Gil’s Knights, shouts encouragement to his team from the dugout on Saturday during the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is in its 25th year in Clovis, and Gilbert Salguero has been a […]

Oasis fund-raiser sold out

CNJ Staff A dinner and dance fund-raiser on Saturday to benefit Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center is already a great success, the sponsoring group’s president said. Tickets have sold out for the dinner, but there are still raffle tickets left, according to Randy Rhue, Clovis chapter president of the Blue Knights, which is hosting the event. […]

Reporter’s notebook: Musicians to perform on ESPN2

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Chris Mondragon describes drum and bugle corps fans as insane because of their loyalty. He’s witnessed their enthusiasm firsthand. For the second summer, the 20-year-old Clovis native traveled the country as one of the 135 members of the Blue Knights of Denver. Mondragon can be seen in the Drum […]

Cats advance to finals

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Clovis junior Rishard Matthews looks for room during the second half. Matthews scored on a 44-yard pass and a 35-yard run. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — It took the Clovis High defense a while to figure out Onate’s powerful option attack in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal […]

Onate making its mark in 5A

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just three years ago, Onate High in Las Cruces won a state football championship, beating Roswell Goddard in the finals … in Class 4A. This fall, increasing enrollment pushed the Knights into Class 5A, where they’ve already earned respect as one of the state’s elite in any classification. “They played […]

Skydiving team taking flight over Cannon Air Force Base

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth U.S. Army Sgt. Hector Ceja, left, and Sgt. First Class Paul Sachs, right, prepare for their jump along with other members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights aerial demonstration black team Friday in the skies. Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The take-off wasn’t as graceful as you might imagine. The C-27 […]

Fonteno, Francis

Francis Fonteno Services: Have been held. Francis “Frank” Fonteno, 80, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, in Clovis. He was born in Lake Charles, La., to Cristobal and Mary Clara “Emily” Fontenot. He married Maria Margarita Gonzalez on July 3, 1962, in San Benito, Texas. He was a member of the United States Air […]