Coach remembered for compassion off field

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It was a passion for sports that made Bruce Scroggins a coach. But those in his field said it was his compassion for the athletes that set Scroggins apart. Scroggins, 59, was a coach for numerous schools in New Mexico and Texas, a state champion many times over and […]

Cats have questions up front

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Matthew Martinez (74) is in the running for the starting right guard spot. The Wildcats will likely field five new starters on the line. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor The Clovis Wildcats’ biggest question heading into the season will likely take a while to answer. The Wildcats […]

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Three Clovis area students were named to the dean’s lists at Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell for the fall 2005 semester. The students are Amanda M. Fogerson, Tammy M. Green and Mary J. Scroggins.

Conference seeks to educate state’s future educators

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SueB Bracksieck compares drawings with Michael Hatch of Portales High School during a communication workshop at Friday’s Future Educators of America conference at ENMU. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — There was a common theme expressed Friday and Saturday among high school students attending the 2005 Future Educators Association State […]

In Tribute: CHS grad remembered for easy-going ways

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By David Irvin: CNBJ staff writer A sociable sort, Charles “Gus” Williams was often smiling, spun humorous tales and had a hankering for good conversation, family members said. His brother Ronnie Williams wishes he could have witnessed those traits more often — especially after college. “I wish to God I would have went back and […]

Wildcats football notebook

By Rick White Bruce is back Three decades after he started his coaching career at Gattis Junior High, former Texico, Bovina and Alamogordo head coach Bruce Scroggins is back at Clovis. He is coaching the defensive ends and tight ends. “The kids like to be around him and he likes to be around the kids,” […]

Bell, Patsy

Patsy Bell Services: Have been held. Patsy Bell, 57, of Lubbock died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. She was born on June 20, 1946, in Borger, Texas, to Paul B. and Lena B. Scroggins. She graduated from Tascosa High School and attended Amarillo Community College. She married Willie A. Bell on Dec. 8, 1966, in Vega, […]

Rogers, Estelle

Estelle Rogers Services: Have been held Estelle C. Rogers, 70, of Wayside, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 4,2003, in Amarillo. She was born on Aug. 4, 1933, in Amarillo, to Asa and Elsie Patterson Wilcox. She married C.D. Red Rogers in Amarillo in 1961. She was a longtime resident of Wayside. She was active in the […]