No. 3 Rambelles pound Zias twice

CNJ staff PORTALES — The third-ranked Angelo State softball team more than lived up to its lofty spot in the NCAA Division II poll on Sunday. Sophomore Carly Peters homered in each game of the series and the Rambelles needed just 10 innings on Sunday to pound out 35 hits — 13 for extra bases […]

Cowboys loyalty part of childhood

Since I grew up in legendary Cowboys quarterback “Dandy” Don Meredith’s hometown of Mt. Vernon, Texas, and hauled hay for his parents, it is illegal for me not to be a Cowboys fan. As a youngster, I rode 100 miles to a Dallas-Green Bay pre-season game at the Cotton Bowl with my father and his […]

No. 17 Rambelles pound Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State ran off the final 10 points of Game 1 to set the tone and the 17th-ranked Rambelles cruised from there to beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-11, 25-15, 25-13 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Debbie Ohl had eight kills and three block assists […]

Clovis boxer wins in Lubbock

Bryan Ramirez of Clovis boxing team won the 72-pound division last weekend at the regional Golden Gloves championships in Lubbock. Ramirez defeated Samson Mireles of Littlefield, Texas, on Friday in his first match and Gabriel Perez of Littlefield on Saturday. Gabriel Armijo of Clovis split a pair of matches in the 141-pound division, beating Angelo […]

Clovis man facing felony drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Clovis man is facing felony drug charges after task force agents seized nearly a pound of marijuana Monday in a raid at his house. Brandon Johnson was released on $31,000 bond Monday night, jail officials said. He is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine […]

Clovis Soap Box Derby scheduled for Saturday

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File photo The Clovis Soap Box Derby is scheduled for Saturday. Drivers are competing for a chance to race in the national championship in Akron, Ohio. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Saturday is race day, as 230-pound combos of car and racer battle for a trip to Akron, Ohio. The block of Sycamore Street […]

Scrap metal prices falling

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Clovis Recycling Manager Jesus Chavarria fills a crushing machine with aluminum cans. He said the recycling operation is producing less as residents are waiting for scrap metal prices to rise. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Following the financial slowdown, scrap metal prices have fallen and local recyclers are feeling the pressure. Maria Chavarria, who […]

Jan. 22, 2008: Shela

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Name: Shela About: Shela was a pound puppy that I saw on CNJonline.com’s “Pet of the Week” and instantly fell in love. She’s at least part Red Healer and has “adopted” my daughter Meghan as her mom. In this picture, she is checking out our new Alpaca Socks from Windrush Alpacas and I’m not sure […]

Recipe of the day: Bacon and Spaghetti

This is a quick, delicious and cheap meal. This is also great the next day, if you have any left. Bacon and Spaghetti 3 or 4 slices bacon, chopped 1/2 to one onion, chopped (depends on how much you like onion) 2 cloves garlic, crushed I pound spaghetti 1 large can tomato juice Salt and […]

Chocolate-dipped strawberries

16 ounces milk chocolate chips 2 tablespoons shortening 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Make sure the strawberries are completely dry. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture. Turn […]

Dec. 2 Birth

McMath Ryan and Nicole McMath of Clovis are the parents of a 6 pound 4 ounce boy born Oct. 26, 2007 at Plains Regional Medical Center. Kolten Ryan McMath has one brother, Brennen, 21 months. Grandparents are Linda Dornak of Clovis, Pat and Nancy Bishop of Clovis and Archie and Anne McMath of Portales. Great-grandparents […]

Nov. 6, 1953

A 425-pound safe belonging to Dr. Michele DeMaio was discovered in a plowed field northeast of Clovis, with $300 in cash missing. … A three-room house at 718 Wallace could be rented for $40 a month. … Boyd’s Brake and Clutch Shop announced a temporary closure so its employees could attend a Hydrovac and power […]

Oct. 14 Birth

Landers Crystal Bailon of Fort Sumner and Ben Landers of Clovis are the parents of a 7 pound, 7 ounce girl. Alazia Elise Landers was born Sept. 7, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Greg and Susan Bailon of Fort Sumner, Sandy and Cindy Landers of Clovis and Paula Johnson […]

God walks with us all along life’s journey

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist I just saw something I thought I’d never see — but this week I’ve already seen a wad of things in that category.   I’m presently in the air over northern Africa. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a light flash on outside the window. The […]

Sept. 9, 1969

Jackie Linton, a 174-pound junior, was named Clovis High’s winner of the first “Bad Cat” award, which was presented weekly to an outstanding football player. … Woody’s Taco Bell meat burritos were 40 cents each. … An adult education class in speed reading was scheduled to begin at Clovis High School with Mrs. Chaney Merritt […]

July 26, 1965

Cannon Air Force Base Capt. Harold Tom Godfrey and Jack Winton, of Clovis, escaped injury when the light airplane they were in crashed while attempting to land on a sod runway one mile north of Enterprise, Okla. … A Clovis News-Journal classified advertisement listed a house at 920 Meriwether for rent at $55 a month. […]

Two Wildcats in Golden Spread games

CNJ Staff Two Clovis High seniors are playing this weekend in the Golden Spread All-Star Games. Guard Cody Thornsbury and center Michael Lewis are playing for the West All-Stars in tonight’s game against the North. The game is 7 p.m. (MDT) at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, Texas. The team will play in […]

STATE GOLDEN GLOVES: Champions split in semifinal bouts

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Joey Andrist of Clovis, right, lands a punch on Sammy Espinoza of Clovis during their age 14-15 match at 141 pounds on Saturday in the New Mexico state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It was a split decision, of sorts, for […]

All animals deserve love, care

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist She was lovable, but not trainable, the factor that proved to be her downfall in the end. Of the five or six canine friends I’ve had, she was the only one who would not respond to any of the tricks that shape obedience. This, then, is her eulogy, because last […]

March 15, 1939

A 700-pound steel safe taken in the burglary of Clovis Food Market, 416 Pile, was found abandoned about eight miles north of town. The safe had been pried open and officials said “several hundred dollars” had been removed. … Clovis stayed “wet,” voting to continue its current system of licensing liquor sales. The vote was […]