Clovis women win $50,000 each

Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery.Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler.Patton said she plans to pay off her car loan, the lottery said.Lujan said she may buy a new car […]

Education feature: Miniature Mozart

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Sarah Jo Samora, 8, of Clovis plays Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” on her guitar Wednesday afternoon at her home. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sarah Jo Samora balanced an electric guitar that was almost her size while playing the opening chords to Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the […]

Tomato purge playing it safe

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Heston: Actor, activist leaves lasting legacy

Freedom New Mexico Charlton Heston was famous for playing such larger-than-life historical roles as Moses, Michelangelo, Andrew Jackson, Buffalo Bill, Cardinal Richelieu, and Ben Hur, a fictional character who seemed more real than life in his portrayal. Heston may have been Hollywood’s last real star, instantly recognizable with that stentorian baritone voice and imposing presence. […]

March 3 – Playing indoors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo MacKenzie Keith, 4, colors a rabbit purple in her coloring book Monday at Hasting’s Hard Back Cafe. MacKenzie, her father, Darren, and brother Maddox decided to play indoors because of Monday’s harsh weather.

Billiard boys

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jerry Judah aims for the four ball Wednesday at Baxter-Curren Senior Center. “That’s the cowboy way to shoot,” Bud Johnston said as Judah sank the ball in the side pocket. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amid the clack of billiard balls, laughter and wisecracks, four old friends try to […]

Nov. 22, 1934

The Clovis High School Wildcat football team and 150 fans and students were scheduled to leave the following day via train to Carlsbad where the Wildcats were playing Bowie High of El Paso, Texas. … “The St. Louis Kid,” featuring James Cagney, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an adult admission of 20 cents. […]

Floyd High gridders teach lesson for all: Just keep playing

By Freedom New Mexico Coach Rafael Roybal was not oozing confidence when his Floyd High School football team traveled to Roswell to play two-time defending state-champion Gateway Christian on Saturday. When the teams played in September at Floyd, Gateway Christian won 62-0. Roybal knew his team had improved since then, rebounding to record its first […]

Nov. 9, 1955

Clovis Air Force Base personnel were preparing for departure to “Operation Sagebrush,” an Army-Air Force maneuver “fought” in an area surrounding Camp Polk, La. … “Daddy Long Legs,” featuring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, was playing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Folger’s Coffee claimed to have “More flavor per cup” in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement.

Singer tied to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Jack Ingram is scheduled to perform tonight at 9 at the Curry County Fair. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Jack Ingram recently released “This Is It,” an album containing several hit songs including “Wherever You Are,” “Love You” and “Lips of an Angel.” Ingram, who will perform tonight at 9 at the […]

Military Feature: Emergency situations simulated

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Courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Randi Flaugh Members of a Special Weapons and Tactics team simulate the rescue of “hostages” during an exercise. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Military and civilian agencies faced a simulated hostage situation, mock biological, chemical and nuclear crises, and personnel with realistic-looking injuries — all in the interest of keeping […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Player has passion for piano

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD DAVID BROSFEAU has played piano for more than half his life, earning accolades including a third-place finish at the state competition of the Piano Music Teachers of New Mexico. He’s also performed before such dignitaries as Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Brosfeau said he was introduced to the piano […]

Classic caters to young and old

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Staff photo: Rick White Lock N Load shortstop Frank Martinez hustles out a double Saturday in the 24th annual Custom Classic. Lock N Load beat the Clovis Reds 13-8 in a Men’s E division elimination game at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The sound of bats clinking and fans […]

June 22, 1960

More than 500 children and adults had turned out for free swimming lessons at the Hillcrest Park pool. … About 45 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Clovis were attending a district assembly in Fort Worth. … Walt Disney’s “The Sign of Zorro” was playing at the Lyceum theater. Admission was 65 cents for adults, 25 cents for […]

Texico overtakes Pecos

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO — Courtland Luscombe scored 19 points and Casey Crist and Seth Bailey each added 17 to lead Texico to a 56-51 win over Pecos in the boys Class 2A quarterfinals on Wednesday. Texico (23-5) trailed by eight points at halftime and one at the end of the third period, patiently […]

Boarding the train game

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A group at the Portales Senior Citizens Center enjoys a game of “Mexican Train” on a recent Thursday afternoon. Players are, clockwise from left, Estelle Jones, Billie Reagan, Earl Busby, Ralph Little and Judy Riddle. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A version of dominoes fans say has the ability to tighten […]

Lady Cats making strides

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Clovis High’s Janea Eshleman, center, fights for control of the ball with two Portales defenders, including Dallas Russell, left, in Tuesday’s girls game at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats posted a 51-37 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two seasons removed from a 30-0 record and a Class […]

Playing the point

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Texico junior point guard Faith Martin has had a basketball in her hands for as long as she can remember. Martin leads the Lady Wolverines with 12 points and five assists per game. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Junior point guard Faith Martin played libero for Texico’s 2006 volleyball […]

CHS grad bringing leadership to college team

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Newman University coach Mo Rohleder said former Clovis High standout Jessica Hohn brings more to the team than skill. “She brings a lot of energy,” she said, “and leadership.” Hohn, a 6-foot junior outside hitter, helped the NCAA Division II school in Wichita, Kan., to a 19-16 record and […]

Jan. 10, 1972

A woman at 305 W. Yucca reported someone stole two hubcaps from her vehicle. … Glenn Ash, a “hilariously funny one man riot,” was preparing to perform at the Holiday Inn’s Red Carpet Lounge. … Gary Campbell, a 1956 Clovis High graduate, was playing the assistant district attorney on the television drama “Secret Storm.” The […]