Hobbs edges Wildcats in overtime

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior Austin Turner scored 33 points and hit six counsecutive free throws in the final minute of overtime, lifting Hobbs past Clovis High 96-94 in the District 4-5A and regular-season finale for both teams Friday night. Despite the loss, the Wildcats (16-8, 3-1 district) were already assured of the regular-season title. […]

Cats nail down regular-season district title

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Clovis’ Jason Roberts looks to pass the ball as he drives to the basket during the second half of Tuesday’s District 4-5A game against Carlsbad at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Junior guard Cody Thornsbury brought back memories of Christian Laettner Tuesday night. Thornsbury did his […]

2/4 James Bickley honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Erick Granillo, Ananda Lewis, Taylor Jones, Tyler Rogers, Rynea East A/B Honor Roll: Janell Stroud, Savana Nelson, Rachel Webber-Eichem, Mariah Chavez,Hank Lopes, A’lexus Apodaca, Alejandro Perez, Veronica Lopez. Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Caitlin Campbell, Emilio Romero, Chase Loomis A/B Honor Roll: Andres Garza, Samantha Lucero, Treyshanna Mathis, Omar Shaikh, […]

Christ’s sacrifice Is indeed all-sufficient

By Curtis K. Shelbure: Religion columnist A friend e-mailed me a few days ago for help in finding the source of a quotation from C. S Lewis.   Whatever the source, it’s vintage Lewis: “When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When […]

Letters to the editor: Rural roads deserve county’s attention

After reading the Curry County Commission’s wish list for next year, I wish someone would explain why we would spend $3 million-plus on an events center that has dubious use and ignore the county’s rural roads. I live on County Road Five and even though the road, at some points, is hard panned it is […]

Wildcats pull away from Rebels in second half

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Clovis guard Jaden Isler and Amarillo Tascosa’s Marquise Bryson struggle for a loose ball during Wednesday’s first round game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Against an undermanned and winless team, an eight-point lead at halftime is cause for concern. The Clovis Wildcats were never threatened […]

Zias stay unbeaten

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Riikka Lehtonen poured in 11 of her game-high 18 points off the bench during a decisive second-half run as Eastern New Mexico University remained unbeaten by beating Fort Lewis 71-50 Saturday in the SBC/Coca-Cola Thanksgiving Classic. Senior Tiana Bryant added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Zias (4-0) while […]

ENMU weekend basketball capsule

CNJ staff All Times MST Men Adams State (1-0) at ENMU (2-1) When: 7 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmu.edu. Notes: Adams State dropped its opener to ENMU 72-67 last year at Alamosa, Colo., and proceded to go 0-18 before breaking through for its first win. The Grizzlies finished […]

Pet owners seek ways to help animals weather winter

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Chica, a 7 year old miniature Pinscher, licks her owner Al Lewis Monday afternoon at Al’s Pets in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer This week’s cold weather has residents bundling up in sweaters and winter coats. Parents have started adding mittens and scarves to their children’s wardrobes while […]

Kuni, Samuel “Noodles”

Samuel “Noodles” Kuni, 12, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 2, 1993, to Neil Dwight and Cynthia Gamble Kuni in Waukegan, Ill. He was a member of Faith Christian Family Church and was very active in the Youth Group. Family members said he loved […]

Fort Lewis notches win over Hounds in exhibition

CNJ staff Junior forward Tim Bieri had five 3-pointers and scored 26 points Friday night to lead Fort Lewis to a 94-63 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a men’s exhibition basketball game at Greyhound Arena. Only guard Gerald Bryant joined Bieri in double figures with 16 points for the Skyhawks, but eight other […]

9/2 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 24 through Aug. 31: • James Jackson Fuller, 62, to Patsy Marie Fuller, both of Antlers, Okla. • Cole Jack Bartlett, 27, to Jennifer Adell Stoval, 24, both of Clovis • Jonathan Dale Petty, 25, to Shea Lyn Ferguson, 28, both of San Angelo, […]

Floor plans presented for event center

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Jim Lewis of Schlegel Lewis Architects came armed with floor plans Wednesday for the proposed Curry County event center. Event center committee members looked over sketches for the center’s site plan with no major opposition or, apparently, obstacles. After county officials said several projects involving the event center could be […]

Crook, James

James Crook Services: Have been held. Mr. James Arthur Crook, 62, of Clovis, Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 9, 1943, in Clovis, to Clarence and Bessie Crook. He married Jean Pace in August of 2002 in Clovis. He was a graduate of Clovis High School. He worked as […]

‘Vets’ appreciate local rodeos

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Quinton Ellis hangs on during the 9-12 year old steer riding competition Thursday at the High Plains Junior Rodeo. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Kids like Dana Lewis and Jared Eshleman, both of Clovis, are getting to the age where they can now appreciate rodeos that take place near their […]

County OKs events center plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Paul Barnes imagines a special events center on the east side of the Curry County Fairgrounds, he envisions a sea of problems. “The east side is too congested,” said Barnes, who traced the inception of the project to the 1970s, recalling a time when he served as a […]

Gregory, Lewis

Lewis Gregory Services:Have been held. Mr. Lewis Gregory, 81, of Portales, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1923, in Floyd, to Dessie and Walter Gregory. The family moved to Roswell when he was 2 years old and to Floyd in 1935. He married Bertha Fowler on June […]

Roping becoming young man’s sport

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Clint Cooper went head-to-head with world champion Monty Lewis in roping contest Sunday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Plenty of the cowboys at Sunday’s calf-roping event at the Mounted Patrol Arena were less than a quarter-century old. According to old hands and young ones alike, that’s the […]

Roping competition draws pro cowboys

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1950s, some of the best calf ropers in the world competed in Clovis. World champions including Toots Mansfield, Lovington’s Troy Fort, House’s Glen Franklin would shell out $500 to enter. Clovis’ B.J. Pierce won the event one year. “The arena would be plumb full,” said Pierce, who […]

Event center proposal faces land issue

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A new proposal for an events center at the Curry County Fairgrounds is awaiting a resolution of a land issue before being sent to the County Commission for approval. The plan calls for an enclosed 75,000-square foot metal building that could seat 3,500 to be built on the north […]