Zias fall in LSC opener

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Tia Doss goes up for a layup in the first half of Monday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — West Texas A&M came out with a rush Monday night. The Lady Buffaloes used aggressive pressure defense to dominate the first 10 […]

Clovis resident wants city filled with music, again

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Jason Kidd, left, who produces mostly hip-hop and R & B music, has helped new recording artists “Shotime,” center and “K.P.” right, record under the Lost Sol Records label. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Jason Kidd said he fell in love with music as a child living in England. Kidd, […]

Rogers, Fern

Fern Rogers Services: Private family services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Fern Rogers, 77, of Clovis, a secretary, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 17, 1927, in Cimarron, Kan., to John and Thelma Naylor Petty. Family members said her time was spent with her beloved […]

Hancock Fabrics to open in near future

By Eric Butler Hancock Fabrics to open in near future The sign is in place for Hancock Fabrics. Now, store managers are working on inventory. David Gilbert, district manager for Hancock, said the Clovis store located next to Hobby Lobby will open its doors in “three to four weeks.” The chain has 450 stores nationwide. […]

Charity motorcycle tour makes pit stop in Texico

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Lance Meyers, 6, gets his racing dirtbike signed by NASCAR driver Jeff Green of Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday at the Texico Town and Country during the 10th-annual “Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.” CNJ photo by Rick White. By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ STAFF WRITER Kyle Petty, other NASCAR drivers lead cycle ride for charity. TEXICO — […]

Town hall has light turnout — one guy

By Michelle Seeber Clovis’ city officials held their first town hall meeting Friday to explain their request for a quarter-percent increase in the gross-receipts tax. Aside from media and city officials, only one man showed up. He was from Friona and is unable to vote in the March 2 election. Alvin Petty, 55, said he […]

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Clovis resident is honored at museum Dale Petty of Clovis was honored with 24 other founders of the New Mexico Farm and Heritage Museum in Las Cruces in a ceremony on Jan. 16. Petty’s name is listed with the others on a bronze plaque that was dedicated in front of the building. The founders include: […]

Old hospital may become resource center

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Matt. 25 project members Gary Bender, David Petty, Sid Strebeck and Tammy Willard look at the old Memorial Hospital building Thursday afternoon. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Builder David Petty shook his head at the massiveness of the project. Petty has been involved in the building of large churches, a school gym […]

Buddy Holly, Norman Petty at the heart of the ‘Clovis Sound’

Don McAlavy In 1949, Hank Williams was all over the radio, as were a dozen cowboy, western and hillbilly singers. A few years later, Elvis Presley came out with his first hit, “That’s Alright, Mama,” and popular music would never be the same again. Then came Buddy Holly, who in 1957 soft-rocked the world with […]