New mission draws variety of volunteers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Billy Tate, auctioneer for Tate Auction Service of Clovis, makes a Monday inspection of items that will be auctioned off Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds Pavilion to provide funds for the Lighthouse Mission. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Area businesses are stepping forward to try and make a […]

Diabetes fails to slow Sudan, Texas, team roper

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kory Koontz and Keven Daniel had a time of 10.1 seconds in team roping during Friday’s performance of the PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It’s taken awhile for Kory Koontz to get into the swing of this year’s PRCA […]

12/7 Weddings

Turcotte Edith Creed-Roper of Clovis and Keith Turcotte of Clovis were joined in marriage Nov. 25 at WestBrook Baptist Church. The Rev. Fergus Tunnell performed a traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Tammy Roper of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Barbara Roper of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of […]

ENMU roper earns national crown

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Junior Kyle Roberts brought home Eastern New Mexico University’s first national rodeo title in 32 years. Roberts teamed with Corey Bramwell of Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas, to win the team-roping crown at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The duo roped four steer in 27.1 […]

ENMU team roper third

CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyrell Flewelling climbed to third in team roping after Thursday’s performance at the College National Finals Rodeo. With a time of 7.4 seconds in the third-go, the ENMU

It’s Their Business: Roper Vinyl Fence

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CNJ Staff Name: Roper Vinyl Fence Location: 321 Sycamore St. What they do: Sell and install vinyl and wood fencing and porch railing. Who’s in charge: Leonard Roper and daughter, Cheryl Roper. Employees: Three. How long in business: Five years. Contact: 742-1044. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Their Business […]

Church group protests N.M. funeral

Staff and Wire Reports RIO RANCHO — Members of a Kansas fundamentalist group that contends the deaths of U.S. soldiers are God’s punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality showed up at an Army soldier’s funeral. Flags around the state were flown at half-staff Thursday as family and friends honored Spc. Alexander Jordan, 31, who died […]

Church group believes war punishment for immorality

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Funeral services for Sgt. Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. are 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church. They spread a message of hate and condemnation without apology. In fact, members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., embrace the national animosity they have received and use it as […]

Controversial group plans protest at soldier’s funeral

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A controversial group known for protesting at the funerals of U.S. soldiers has planned an appearance Monday in Clovis. Those attending services for Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr. will see members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., holding signs bearing messages of morality, according to Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member […]

Drawing right calf can make all the difference in roping

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Joshua Garrett of Gugdell Farms of Logan said 222 calves will be used in this weekend’s event. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Although it’s random, calf ropers know drawing the right calf can be the difference between a average run and a big payday. At Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping this […]

Aviation only part of regimen for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

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Cadet Col. Michael Roper, 17, practices spinning his rifle Tuesday outside Clovis High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer As a sophomore at Clovis High School, Michael Roper enrolled in a course he thought was about aircraft and flight. He didn’t know he’d be wearing a uniform and embarking on […]

Davis, Frederick

Frederick Davis Services: Have been held. The remains of Christian Frederick “Sonny” Davis, well known area cowboy and steer roper, were re-interred in the Kenna Cemetery Saturday, June 12, 2004 with family and close friends present. He died April 14, 1991, at the age of 56, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born […]

Muleshoe pastor guided by God to help roper

By Rick White Steve Friskup will humbly tell you he didn’t know what to do, frozen by uncertainty as a crowd gathered around a fellow calf roper who lay sprawled in the dirt, felled by an apparent heart attack. Don West, who had just finished a run in an amateur roping event in Stephenville, Texas, […]