Even world champs have bad days

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eight-time PRCA all-around champion Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, competed during the PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo Thursday in the tie-down roping and team roping events. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Trevor Brazile has had many good nights en route to Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association records of $4 million in […]

MMA: Cannon airman notches first pro win

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cannon AFB Senior Airmen Gilbert Cuhen got an armbar on opponent Derek Cansino while upside down during the first round of their mixed martial arts fight Friday during Fright Night Fights at the Clovis Civic Center. Cansino submitted to Cuhen 52 seconds into the first round. Gabriel Monte Gilbert Cuhen […]

Friday Night Fights 5.27.11 capsules

CNJ staff What: Evolution Combat Sports Presents: Friday Night Fights 5.27.11 When: 6 p.m. today Where: Clovis Civic Center Fights: Eight, including two professional and six amateur bouts. Area fighters: Gilbert Cuhen, Clovis; Raul Rosas, Clovis; Tommy Arguello, Clovis; Dominic Baca, Clovis; Dewyne Hightower, Portales. Cage facts: Clovis-based Evolution Combat Sport uses a 30-foot wide, […]

Professional Business Women of New Mexico looking to expand

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Leticia Zarate sets up for today’s Professional Business Women of New Mexico meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public. CNJ staff The Professional Business Women of New Mexico is looking at expanding its ranks to Clovis. An information meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to noon […]

Sewing tips featured on show

Information on professional sewing tips and the hunt for profit will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Janet Pray is going to share some of her trade secrets, including how to hold the fabric while sewing and how to sew curves, and talk about the importance of […]

Another baseball league interested in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Weeks after the Pecos League severed ties with Clovis, another league is trying to put professional baseball in the city this summer. Officials with the independent Southwestern States League are working on an agreement to lease Bell Park for 40 games, half of the 80-game schedule for the Clovis […]

Education column: Electives retooled for professional head start

Last week we reported on the remarkable culinary arts program, ProStart, at Clovis High School, offered through the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. For this week’s article, we revisited CHS to look at some of the other courses offered in the FCS department. In recent years administrators have taken a hard look at elective courses […]

Airman takes on professional body-building

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Eric Schmidt, center, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, stands among other winners after winning first place in his division and first place overall during the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders Arizona Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Pro Qualifier Competition on Aug. 28. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Bodybuilding: […]

Professional baseball league coming to Clovis

Kevin Wilson Professional baseball is coming back to Clovis. Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn said Thursday that one of the league’s eight teams will definitely be in Clovis in 2011. Most of the games are expected to be played at Bell Park, owned by Clovis Municipal Schools, though some may be at the city-owned Mike […]

Officials optimistic about setting up pro baseball team in Clovis

Kevin Wilson An effort to place a professional baseball team in Clovis seems ahead early in the count. Officials with the city and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, set to open play in May 2011, reported a positive meeting Friday afternoon. Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League, is trying to finalize […]

Engineering job seminar slated for Cannon

27th SOW Public Affairs Office A job information seminar for individuals who want to learn how to obtain civil service and contracting jobs at Cannon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing Zone. on Nov. 5. Career fields include engineering (professional & skilled), administrative, and contracting RSVP Shelly Schmidt at […]

Clovis PD seeking state accreditation

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The Clovis Police Department is one of nine state departments working toward accreditation. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department is taking a giant step to become more transparent. This month, the New Mexico Law Enforcement Professional Standards Council — the accrediting authority for the state — is evaluating the department’s application. […]

Retiree competes in pro bowling

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Retired Tech. Sgt. Doug Kirkman practices at Mainline Bowl in Clovis. Kirkman is a member of the Senior Professional Bowling Association. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico For Doug Kirkman the road to becoming a professional bowler has been full of holes, but he is making the best of the […]

Retiree competes in pro bowling

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Retired Tech. Sgt. Doug Kirkman practices at Mainline Bowl in Clovis. Kirkman is a member of the Senior Professional Bowling Association. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections For Doug Kirkman the road to becoming a professional bowler has been full of holes, but he is making the best of the journey. […]

Jury system imposing on business

I operate a small company with 14 employees. It is difficult for me to find professional, trained help, so each employee is vital to my business’ everyday operations. Panel jurists are not informed until after 5 p.m. whether they have jury duty the next day. Scheduling is impossible to plan, not knowing whether an employee […]

Commander monitors professional pulse

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Cannon Family Practice Element Leader Capt. Lorraine Rivera-Emmanuelli shows personnel information to Lt. Col. James Reineke, chief nurse and Medical Operations Squadron commander. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Lt. Col. Jim Reineke keeps his finger of the professional pulse of the nurses and medical technicians at Cannon Air Force […]

Commander monitors professional pulse

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Lt. Col. James Reineke serves as the chief nurse and Medical Operations Squadron commander, and does executive oversight for education and training of medical staff. Lt. Col. Jim Reineke keeps his finger of the professional pulse of the nurses and medical technicians at Cannon Air Force Base. For almost a […]

In tribute: Athlete strived for perfection

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Courtesy photo Cecil Davis, a 1950 graduate of Clovis High School, went on to play baseball and basketball at Wayland Baptist University and professional baseball in the Detroit Tiger and Cincinnati Reds organizations. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis native Cecil Davis aimed for perfection in every sport he played and every job he […]

Wine selection tips offered

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist You probably know by now that I am Italian, and I occasionally enjoy a good glass of wine. While I am not a professional wine connoisseur, I am going to share some basic tips, to help you pick a good bottle of wine, that my grandpa back in Italy has […]

A Country Rodeo

by Glenda Price Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through whatever kind of speaker system he can rig up. Often the local funnyman finds some baggy pants, borrows his wife’s makeup (which […]