Thomas, William

William Thomas Services: Have been held. William Walter Thomas, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 16, 1928, in Blue Mountain, Miss., to Luther and Pearl Thomas. He married Adeline Charizia on Nov. 1, 1949, in Cheverly, Md. He enlisted in the […]

Larvae threatens wheat crop

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Thanks to a soggy summer and unseasonably cool fall temperatures, the area wheat harvest is being threaten by a pre-beetle grub that feasts on the plant’s roots. The cool weather for the last month and above average rainfall in eastern New Mexico created prime soil conditions for wheat diseases […]

Experts say fall best time for planting

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer If you want a spring garden blooming with flowers and green lawn grass now is the time to get digging, experts say. It may seem like it is too early to be thinking about a spring garden, but experts say the fall is the best time to plant. “I […]

Zias sign four from Midland

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary […]

Education Calendar 4/29

Today • Lockwood (3,4) Spring Program at 1:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lockwood Multi-Purpose Room. • Parkview (5,6) Spring Musical at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Parkview Gym. • Cameo (3,4) Spring Concert at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Sunday • High Plains Chorale Spring Concert at 2:30 p.m at Clovis Community College […]

Swann song for CHS grad

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Former Clovis standout Amanda Swann was a three-time junior college All-American. Courtesy photo. By Dave Wagner Now that she’s healthy, Clovis High grad Amanda Swann hopes to wrap up her collegiate track career with a flourish. The University of New Mexico senior, bothered in her two years with the Lobos by foot problems, ran a […]

Volunteers help clean Clovis in trash trek

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J Harden, of Albuquerque, looks to see if he hit the bell as he takes a shot at the strength test during the 2004 Prariedoggapalooza Saturday at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Volunteers from all over Clovis picked up almost two tons of trash Saturday morning […]

Education Calendar 4/22

Today • Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy “Spring Musical,” (grades 1,3,4) at 7 p.m. at Clovis Community College Town Hall. • Yucca Junior High Band Clinic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school band room. • Sandia Elementary “Spring Musical” (3,4) at 6:30 p.m. at the school gym. • La Casita Elementary lower grades “Spring […]

Lady Cats’ Curry bidding for state

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Clovis High senior Andrea Curry, shown during District 4-5A competition last spring at CHS, has posted a 14-4 record in singles competition so far this spring and is 9-4 teaming at No. 1 doubles with Patricia Gallegos. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Andrea Curry came painfully close to qualifying for the Class 5A […]

Area players could help ENMU this fall

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Their numbers are relatively small overall, but several area athletes could make noteworthy contributions to Eastern New Mexico University football next fall. First-team All-Lone Star Conference linebacker Jeff Howard of Portales and defensive end Larry Roybal of Fort Sumner, both of whom will be seniors, are already proven commodities. But veteran […]

Eastern’s Cobb getting battle for starting position

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Aaron Payne (right) tries to block Mark Smith during a running play at Friday’s Greyhound football practice. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Even though he started all 11 games at left offensive tackle last fall for the Eastern New Mexico University football team, T.J. Cobb knew his job would be up […]

Education calendar

Today • Ryan Sanders, 12, will discuss bow and arrow safety at a Zia Elementary assembly at 2 p.m. • First and second grade musical at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Elementary gymnasium. Friday • Enchilada dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bella Vista Elementary. • Character counts assembly at 8 […]

Break time is over, it’s back to school

By Michelle Seeber Students in Clovis and throughout the area return to school today after a week of spring break vacation. Here is what some of them and their parents had to say about time away from school. ——- Pauline Sena, 17, a junior at House High School: “I didn’t do anything. I just hung […]

Solid returning nucleus has Texico thinking playoffs

By Dave Wagner After narrowly missing out on a playoff berth last spring in its first year of eligibility, the Texico High baseball team entered the 2004 campaign with high hopes. The Wolverines remain optimistic, but the job has been made tougher by the fact that three players they were counting on this spring are […]

Hounds get a look at younger players

CNJ STAFF BLACKWATER DRAW — Several veterans are nursing injuries during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football drills, but coach Bud Elliott and his staff aren’t too concerned. It just gives them more opportunity to look at less experienced players. The Greyhounds, who have been practicing for three weeks, had an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning […]

as the worm churns

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and the dashes. spring is about to spring on me soon boss here i am glowing in the warm […]

Hudson, Jean

Jean Hudson Services: Have beenheld. Jean Hudson, 79, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 15, 1924, in Texana, Okla., to James and Mary Lee Dorris. She moved to Clovis when she was 4 and became orphaned at the age of […]

ENMU spring football begins today

By Dave Wagner J.J. Jennings is a busy man. In addition to classes, the Eastern New Mexico University freshman is running track for the Greyhounds. And he’s one of about 90 prospects scheduled to begin spring football drills today. A 5-foot-8, 185-pound speedster, Jennings helped Everman High School win back-to-back Class 3A state football championships […]

Transition to soccer smooth for Roberts

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This is Clovis senior goalkeeper Dewayne Roberts’ first year in net for the wildcats after running cross country last year. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Former cross country runner Dewayne Roberts had plenty of experience in the net before he became the Clovis High boys soccer team goalkeeper this season. Sure, if you […]

ENMU’s Johnson switches sports

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Randy Johnson used up his college eligibility in basketball last spring at Eastern New Mexico University, but he wasn’t ready to give up sports. So he approached ENMU’s football coaches about the possibility of playing this fall. Given the chance during spring practice, the coaches liked what they saw […]