PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Eagles face tough task on road

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Christian Eagles are making their first appearance in the state football playoffs since becoming a full-fledged New Mexico Activities Association member three years ago. On paper, the draw they got isn’t a good one. Still, the eighth-seeded Eagles are hoping to soar when they play top-ranked and […]

Competitor prefers cowgirl label

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleCassie Cotton, left, 7 of Clovis and Tristyn McDaniel, 7 of Clovis, watch the team roping event Wednesday at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at the Mounted Patrol Arena. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Tristyn McDaniel rides a white horse — an animal that has often been fodder […]

High Plains, high returns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksOwner Ron Waters, front, and employee Adrian Largo of ShyAnna Leather of Gallup get ready Monday for this week’s High Plains Junior Finals Rodeo in Clovis. ShyAnna Leather makes custom leather items. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent If ever there was such a thing as a traveling, summer rodeo camp for […]

Lady Cats optimistic about repeat in ’07

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Despite some key graduation losses, Clovis High girls track coach Darrel Ray believes the Lady Wildcats are reasonably well-positioned to repeat the Class 5A state championship they won last weekend in Albuquerque. State champions Aimee Hilburn (javelin) and Kim Perkins (300 hurdles) graduate, but the Lady Cats return state […]

Shorthanded Lady Cats take fifth in Amarillo

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis girls track team almost didn’t send a team to Amarillo. They ended up sending only four girls, but managed to get 56 points, good for fifth out of 16 teams on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays. Kim Perkins finished first in the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles, and […]

3/3 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 23 through Wednesday: • Jared Wood Smith, 27, to Carlita Michelle Vicars, 24, both of Clovis. • Marcus Dwan Brown, 25, to Natalie Yvette Gomes, 23, both of Clovis. • Donald Henery Young, 58, of Plainview to Phyllis Dianne Stidham, 44, of Tulia, Texas. […]

McDaniel, Ida

Ida Mae McDaniel, 94, of Ennis, Texas, died Jan. 24, 2006, at the Ennis Care Center in Ennis. She was born July 25, 1911, in Barry, Texas to Sidney Lee and Sarah Myrtle Mitchell. She attended school in Barry, Texas, and lived there and in Corsicana, Texas, until she married Lawrence McDaniel of Texico on […]

J.A. “Mac” McDaniel

J.A. “Mac” McDaniel, 89, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born June 17, 1916, in Forkville, Miss., to Neacie and Ben McDaniel. He attended Delta State University on a basketball scholarship and entered the Army as a lieutenant during World War II. While stationed at Clovis Air Base, he […]

Energy conservation results in savings

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Clovis High School Principal Jody Balch turns off his printer and computer Wednesday afternoon in his office at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rising heating and energy costs led a school district in Minnesota to enact a $25-per-appliance annual fee, meaning teachers have to pay to use […]

Gift cards can make fast food even faster

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McDonald’s and Sonic have launched pre-paid, debit-style cards for purchasing food. (Staff illustration: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The fast-food experience seems to be getting faster with the inception of a new payment option at two local restaurants. McDonald’s has launched The Arch Card, while Sonic is calling its version My Sonic […]

Mustangs battle Quanah in 1A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer No one can accuse veteran Quanah football coach James McDaniel of overselling his football team as the Indians prepare for today’s 5 p.m. (CST) second-round Texas Class 1A playoff game against Bovina at Amarillo’s Dick Bivins Stadium. Quanah (8-2) is coming off a 39-14 first-round win last week over […]

Wolverines, Foxes try not to look ahead

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Texico senior running back Carlos Meza tries to escape the reach of Questa’s Michael Cordova during last week’s Class 2A quarterfinal game. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With business to tend to in tonight’s semifinals, Texico coach Mike Prokop and Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel are trying to keep […]

Roberts, Lillian

Lillian Juanita Glidewell Roberts Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Mrs. Lillian Juanita Glidewell Roberts, 83, of Santa Fe died Aug. 30, 2005 at her son’s residence in Santa Fe. She was born May 8, 1922, in Evansville, Ark., to Fred and Eula Pierson Denton. Family members said she moved to Santa Fe from […]

Parents’ concerns weighed by school board

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Budget concerns and community emotions are heavy on the minds of school board members Monday at the end of the first round of community meetings designed to collect feedback on the proposed consolidation of three Clovis elementary schools. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm proposed the school board close […]

Edwards, Donna

Donna Edwards Services:Have been held. Donna Edwards, 49, died August 6, 2005 in Waco, Texas. She was born Oct. 21, 1955 to Cecil “Glen” McDaniel and Juanita Hunt McDaniel in Midland, Texas, and was raised and educated there. Edwards had worked as a bookkeeper for Swartz & Brough, Inc. in Midland before moving to San […]

Clovis tweet for birders

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer If anyone says Clovis is for the birds — they’re right. At least according to the 2005 Great Backyard Birdcount. This eighth annual event racked up 35 species — and nearly 6,000 birds — for Clovis alone. The findings are based on area volunteers’ checklists compiled Feb. 18-21, the […]

Nibert, James

James M. Nibert, 70, of Roswell, died Friday, March 25, 2005. He was born on May 2, 1934, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Charles Lewis and Rose Aippersbach Nibert. He married Elaine A. LeGrand on Nov. 3, 1956, in Roswell. He served in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Walker Air Force Base. […]

McDaniel, Phyllis

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Phyllis Ingram McDaniel, 74, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 11, 1930, in Clarendon, Texas, to Roy and Myrtle Ingram. She was an elementary school teacher for 23 years. Family members said she enjoyed playing cards and traveling. She was a member […]

McDaniel, Tyrone

Tyrone McDaniel Services: Have been held. Tyrone McDaniel, 32, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in El Paso, Texas. He was born on March 20, 1972, in Amherst, Texas. He attended school in Sudan, Texas, where he graduated in 1991. He married Laura Davila. He lived in Clovis where he worked for Marquez trucking […]

Truck driver killed in crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis truck driver was killed Nov. 18 near Alamogordo in southern New Mexico when he lost control of his rig coming down a hill, police said. Tyrone McDaniel, 32, was traveling with two other trucks when the accident occurred at 2:50 p.m. State police told the Alamogordo Daily News that McDaniel’s truck […]