2/4 Highland honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: John Ainsworth; Sydney Allen; Braden Chancey; Nicole Chapman; Alicia Duran; Dakota Faircloth; Gerald Fritz; Santana Garcia; Logan Hartman; Kevin Mount; Alexus Pelley; Hannah Borden; Danielle Coffey; Katelynn Cupp; Cassidy Downing; Tristan Hancock; Garry Howard; Hanna Langan; Shea Mahan; Hunter Miller; Micah Morris; Alanis Rodriguez; Taylor Sanders; Matthew Valero; Hank Dropps; […]

Elbert Sanders

Sharna Johnson Large red letters said “extremely urgent” on the draft letter that pulled Sanders away from his new wife… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Elbert Sanders Date of […]

Clovis group enjoys bowhunting

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Paul McAlister, center, and Lonnie Pickel, right, practice at the Clovis Bowhunter’s range north of Ned Houk Park. In the summer the Clovis Bowhunters practice at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Staff photo: John Eisel By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For someone not used to firing an arrow, the pressure bulges in the collar bone, biceps […]

Sanders, Bobie

Bobie Sanders Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bobie Sanders, 72, of Port Arthur, Texas, died Friday, April 22, 2005, in Port Arthur. She was born on Nov. 3, 1932, in Portales, to Mary and William Cole. She grew up in Portales, and was raised by Leo and Mary Stinnett. She married Elton Sanders on April […]

Curnutt, Loretta

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Ms. Loretta Curnutt, 62, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Dimmitt, Texas to L.J. and Hattie Ragland Stapp. She had been a long-time resident of Clovis. For many years she worked for the New Mexico Human Resources Department. She was a member […]

Long-standing Clovis tradition, calf roping, ‘great family fun’

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Dave Eastlake of Amarillo finishes his tie during the first round of the inaugural Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping competition Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Shorty Sanders of Capitan said it’s more American than baseball. Organizer Scot Stinnett […]

Clovis grad to appear on national TV

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer One of Clovis’ own — author and motivational speaker Tim Sanders — will appear Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s TODAYShow. The 1979 Clovis High School graduate said the unique faces and places of Clovis were a source of inspiration for his new book, “The Likeability Factor: How to Boost […]

Friend says Odis, Doris Newman provided fond memories for lifetime.

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Suspect may have used Newmans’ debit bank card. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor David Sanders will never understand why anyone would want to harm Odis or Doris Newman. “They were the kind of people that would open the door to anybody,” he said. “They figured if somebody knocked on their door, they needed something, so […]

Murrell, Arthur

Arthur Murrell Services:Have been held. Arthur Scott Murrell, 78, formerly of Las Cruces, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the home of his sister in Clovis. He was born on June 19, 1926, in Belen, to Mary Davis “Mayme” and Joe T. Murrell. He moved to Clovis in 1928 with his family and graduated from […]

Speaking of war

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Sgt. Shane Sanders, left, posing with his mother Charmain Howard, center, and stepfather Joe Howard, spent 15 months with the U.S Army’s 501st Military Intelligence in Iraq. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Army linguist spent time in two of Saddam Hussein’s palaces. Surrounded by marble walls, Army Sgt. Shane Sanders […]

Sanders hoping for shot in NFL

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Former ENMU receiver Cale Sanders is hoping to still get a shot at the National Football League after dealing with a pair of severe injuries over the past two seasons. File photo By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed […]

Bedinger, Ken

Ken Bedinger Services: Have been held. Ken Bedinger, 60, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1943, in Portales to Lillie and Andrew E. Bedinger. His family moved to Portales in 1960 and he graduated from Portales High School in 1961. In 1962, he joined the […]

Zia student to hold bow assembly

Reporter’s Notebook The shooting of an apple off a person’s head with a bow and arrow is a familiar scene in many movies set in medieval times. But Zia Elementary School student Ryan Sanders, who has been shooting bows since age 3, will tell teachers, parents and his peers that safety is more important. Ryan, […]

Organizations 3/14

Grady Alpha Club The Grady Alpha Club met on March 2, 2004, at the Grady Senior Citizens with Maxine Grau and Margie Woods as hostesses. The program was bow making by Linda Brown. Katy McKechnie, president, called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m. with 10 members present. Prayer requests were honored. The Nite Owls, […]

Setting their sights…

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Kerrie Beevers, of Clovis, takes aim at a Raptor dinosaur target while shooting Friday at the Clovis Bow Hunters Range north of Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler They’re not a bunch of straight arrows. Not all of them anyway. About 50 people make up the Clovis Bowhunters Club, according to president […]

ENMU special teams have been just that

Dave Wagner Senior Eric Mims didn’t have to rush home Saturday night after all to give his first sermon on Sunday in his father’s church in Amarillo. The starting cornerback for the ENMU football team suffered a dislocated shoulder in practice on Thursday and is expected to be out four weeks, coach Bud Elliott said. […]

CIDC director named state’s top developer

Jack King The vision and determination of a legendary economic development director live on in Chase Gentry, officials said Thursday. Gentry, who was given his first economic development job by Portales development executive R. Dallan Sanders, became the third person to receive an annual award named in Sanders’ honor Thursday. The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation […]

Teen of the Week

Ashley Sanders is the daughter of Rick and Dorothy Sanders and is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s so great about your favorite sport? “Cheerleading is really fun to be in because I’m with my friends everyday and I love being in front of the crowds at games. People say it’s not a sport, […]