Seefeld selected for All-Star game

CNJ Staff Former Clovis Wildcat Jason Seefeld is making an All-Star return. The 2004 graduate of Clovis High School has been selected as an infielder for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game Monday at Texas Christian University’s Lupton Stadium. The game begins at 6:05 p.m. (MDT) and will be televised live by Fox Sports Net […]

May 2, 1941

Clovis had received more than 4 inches of rain in the past 10 days. The Pecos River bridge near Roswell had washed out and traffic between Clovis and Roswell had to be rerouted. … A 7-year-old Clovis boy was back home after a short hospital stay. He “fell from a fast-moving car,” the Clovis News-Journal […]

A-AA all-stars named

CNJ staff Eight players from Texico and Fort Sumner were selected to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association North/South Senior All-Star football game this summer. Fort Sumner’s Tell Montoya, Shawn Perkins and Vincent Sena were selected as defensive lineman on the Class 1A North team along with Josh Pachecoat at linebacker and […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Former Melrose man named to advocacy panel

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A former Melrose resident is adding tax advocate to his resume. Steve Fulkrod, a 1978 graduate of Melrose High School, has been selected to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Members of the Federal Advisory Committee are selected by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to an agency news release. […]

Maintenance honors awarded

BY CNJ Staff The Clovis Municipal School District is a recipient of a state award that honors school maintenance departments. Also honored is an employee of their maintenance department. The Clovis district is among 15 of 89 in New Mexico selected to receive the 2006 Ben Lujan Maintenance Achievement Award, according to Les Martinez of […]

Reporter’s notebook: Singer chosen to represent state

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer ZANESSA DODD SAID SHE watched the mail daily anticipating the letter from the National FFA Chorus. The Melrose High School senior, who has been a member of the Melrose FFA chapter for six years, has been selected to sing in the 2006 National FFA Chorus Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis. […]

Zia earns LSC weekly honor

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University junior volleyball player Jessie Macknicki has been selected as the Lone Star Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts at the Colorado Christian Tournament last weekend. Macknicki helped ENMU post a 2-2 record on the weekend, with 71 kills and 45 digs. She posted a .231 hitting […]

Boys’ State offers hands-on lessons in government

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Instead of learning about local and federal government by reading textbooks and sitting through lectures, students who attend Boys’ State this week at Eastern New Mexico University will have the chance to experience democracy first-hand by creating a mock city, county and state. “It gives (the students) the […]

Baskett agrees to deal with Vikings

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Clovis High School alum Hank Baskett III talks to his agent on his cell phone from the floor of his home in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Hank Baskett III watched and waited for 14 hours over two days as 255 players were picked in the National […]

Clovis’ Baskett still in NFL draft limbo

CNJ staff writer Clovis High School graduate Hank Baskett will have to wait another day to learn his NFL fate. Baskett, an all-conference receiver at the University of New Mexico, was not selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. Rounds four through seven are today. Jim Ivler, Baskett’s agent, said of course […]

5/26 Education Digest

ENMU student selected for Domenici internship Eastern New Mexico University junior Autumn Moore of Portales was selected for an internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M, according to a press release from Domenici’s office. Moore, a business administration major, was chosen from more than 100 applicants. The internship began May 23 […]

School board narrows list of applicants

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ public school board members on Monday selected five finalists for the superintendent’s position, but declined to name them publicly. School board members Max Best and Mark Lansford said the board selected the finalists. Lansford said board members plan to announce the five on Friday after board President Terry […]

Yucca, Clovis High selected to perform

By CNJ Staff The Yucca Junior High School Chorale and Clovis High School Band were selected to perform on the honors concert at the All-State Music Convention in Albuquerque. The honors concert will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday at the University of New Mexico’s Popejoy Hall. To prepare for the concert, the choir […]

Local business briefs

• Local men chosen for leadership group Clovis businessmen Blake Curtis, co-owner and manager of Curtis & Curtis Inc., and Wes Graham, chief executive officer of RE/MAX First Place Realtors Inc., have been selected to participate in a series of classes aimed at deepening their understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing New Mexico, according […]

City manager selected in Portales

By Tony Parra PORTALES — Debi Lee of Hobbs has been selected city manager in Portales. She is expected to begin in mid-December. “We selected her unanimously,” said city council member D.K. Shafer. “I believe she really likes Portales. She’s got a boy at Eastern (New Mexico University) and a girl that is coming back […]

Southwest Cheese Company hopes to begin construction within months

Eric Butler Engineering, architectural and construction firms have been lined up as work on a $200 million cheese processing plant south of Clovis is expected to begin within the next three months. And a name for the plant, which will provide around 200 permanent jobs when operational, has been selected. Officials hope that the Southwest […]