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 […]