Portales drops district tilt to Lovington

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier looks to get by Lovington senior Eric Guerrero during Friday’s game in Lovington. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON —The Lovington Wildcats (2-7, 2-0) took control of District 4-3A with a 21-point second half, beating the Portales Rams 27-20 Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. The […]

Rains fell swiftly to flood some areas

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On Thursday, as the runoff from the fields got stronger and spilled into the swollen Plaza Larga Creek, a small waterfall rushed along Quay Road AF. (Freedom Newspapers: Chellie Delaney) By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Just when you thought there was a drought, it rains six inches and starts flooding. Wednesday night’s steady showers, […]

Boyd Sr., Odeis

Odeis Franklin Boyd Sr., 87, of Oklahoma and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at home. Born in Strawn, Texas, he graduated from Wewoka High School in Oklahoma in 1939. He was a 27-year Clovis resident. He retired from the Army. He married Averil Isabel Rozel of Oklahoma in 1944. They had five […]

Taylor, Cecil

Cecil Taylor, 76, of Lubbock, and formerly of Portales, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Hale Center, Texas, to Stella Ann and Amzy H. Taylor, he grew up on the family farm in Dimmitt, Texas. Following high school graduation, he was drafted into the Army to […]

Clovis senior Moore ties for sixth

The Associated Press Mayfield’s Brett Jones parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Albuquerque High’s Joey Gorance for the individual title at the Class 5A boys state tournament Tuesday. Mayfield, with its four top players all shooting in the 70s on the par-72 New Mexico State University course, won the team title by six shots […]

That’s Moore better: CHS senior wins district title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior Jordan Moore started the District 4-5A tournament with six straight pars. Then, on hole No. 7, Moore hit his drive out of bounds and finished with a double bogey. Moore said he carried some of his disappointment with him to the tee box on the eighth hole. […]

Vernon, Ollie

Ollie Vernon, 88, of Portales died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ethel and William A. Moore, she grew up in Dell City, Okla. She married D.C. Vernon on July 16, 1934. In 1936 they moved to a farm southwest of Portales […]

Clovis senior takes first, Lady Cats win team title at triangular

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Clovis senior Jordan Moore gets ready to hit with an iron during Thursday’s Clovis Triangular at Municipal Golf Course. Moore shot a 74 to win the boys individual title. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Jordan Moore wasn’t smiling much when he came in from his round in Thursday’s Clovis triangular […]

Former coach fondly remembered

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Benny Stockton is remembered as a fierce competitor, a great coach, a practical joker, and a loving father. Stockton died on Thursday. He was 68. He was a boys basketball coach at Dora and Portales High Schools, was the athletic director at PHS for 15 years and, after […]

ENMU won’t retain women’s coach Buzard

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Dan Buzard’s contract as women’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University will not be renewed, university officials announced on Tuesday. ENMU Athletic Director Mike Maguire said the move is an attempt to kick-start the program. “We looked at our program’s record over the past few seasons,” Maguire […]

Cats capture season-opening tourney

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High senior Jordan Moore is off to a flying start. Taking the leadership role on the Wildcats’ golf team after the graduation of five-year veterans Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez, Moore posted a two-under-par round of 35-35 — 70 on Monday for the day’s top score, pacing the Cats to […]

Moore, Clarence J. “Cherry”

Clarence J. “Cherry” Moore , 93, of Clovis died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 5, 1913, in Eastland County, Texas, to Houston Wheeler Moore and Ellen Redwine Moore. He grew up on a farm in Goree, Texas, and started a career in business in 1932. He […]

Moore, Joann “Granny”

Joann “Granny” Moore, 68, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born March 8, 1937, in Litchfield, Ariz. to Pete and Ruth Simmons. She was raised in the Ranchvale and Clovis area. She married Billy Ray Moore on Feb. 1, 1956, in Clovis. She was a bartender […]

Businesses deride minimum wage

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Mickey Simms, owner of Wash O Mat Coin Operated Laundry in Clovis, joined other local business owners Friday for a press conference regarding the recently proposed minimum wage increase. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Taco Box owner Tom Martin said the price of a taco will increase by 50 […]

State notebook: Wildcats stall after TD

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Mayfield quarterback David Bustillos celebrates a 77-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass that gave he Trojans a 17-7 lead. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In the regular season, the Wildcats were only down at halftime twice, against La Cueva and Hobbs, and came back to win both games. On Saturday, Clovis came […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Cats’ Moore battles back

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Clovis seniors Jonathan Sweet, left, and Jordan Moore talk during a break in practice Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High senior linebacker Jordan Moore was worried his year might be over when he dislocated his shoulder in the Wildcats’ season-opening loss at Mayfield. […]

Moore, Syble

Mrs. Syble Moore, 92, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born July 15, 1913, in Derden, Texas, to Susan and George L. Blackshear. She married Curtis Moore on Dec. 23, 1928, in Baileyboro, Texas. They moved to Portales in 1942. She worked as a substitute […]

Moore, Robert L. “Bob”

Robert Lee “Bob” Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Aug. 3, 1918, to Charles Oscar and Lockey Ola Clayton Moore in Dimmitt, Texas. He married Elizabeth Bell on Feb. 24, 1940, in Clovis. He was a manager at Arrow Gas Company and farmed […]

Roberts, Bessie

Bessie Roberts, 97, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born Aug. 29, 1908. She married Jadie Roberts in 1927. She retired from Rockwell Industries in California and moved to Clovis in 1969 with her husband. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Family members said she loved her […]

Moore, Dean

Dean Moore Services: 2 p.m., Wednesday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. Dean Moore, 73, of Portales, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 5, 1932, in Baileyboro, Texas, to Syble and Curtis Moore. The Moore family moved to Portales from Morton, Texas, in 1942. […]