Lady Tigers still perfect

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Clovis Christian’s Jennifer Schaap jumps to try to block Britnie Jasso’s ,right, spike in a 3-0 loss to Elida at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Thursday. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Even though Elida has beaten Fort Sumner three times this season, the Vixens won’t get any sympathy from Lady Tigers […]

Hunger hits home

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Leon Sweat, left, and Joe Taylor load a truck with donations for a Clovis resident at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The number of people visiting food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters is growing, according to the executive director of the Food […]

Keeping power of NSA in check no easy task

By Freedom Newspapers Last week’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Diggs Taylor in Detroit, holding that the National Security Agency’s unwarranted surveillance program on U.S. residents in contact with suspected terrorists overseas is unconstitutional and illegal, may not stand up in the course of the appeals process for various reasons. Nonetheless it is […]

There’s no ‘I’ in mom

By Anita Doberman: Local Columnist USAToday published an article about a freelance writer, Helen Kirwan-Taylor, who wrote an essay on how her children bore her to death, and how she would rather do anything than spend time with them. Having five children, I had many thoughts after reading this article, not all of them nice. […]

Taylor, Lori

Lori Dawn Taylor, 40, of Texico, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1966, in Clovis to Tom and Stephanie Cox. She married Leonard F. Taylor on Feb. 4, 1988. Family members said she was a loving wife, mother, grand-mother, sister and aunt. Her life revolved around her husband, […]

Taylor, Cecil

Cecil Taylor, 76, of Lubbock, and formerly of Portales, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Hale Center, Texas, to Stella Ann and Amzy H. Taylor, he grew up on the family farm in Dimmitt, Texas. Following high school graduation, he was drafted into the Army to […]

Highland honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Ashley Barnett, Karlie Bojorquez, D’Lanor Briggins, Kayla Eaton, Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Stephanie Gulley, Zach Hays, Sammy Hopkins, Autumn LaPlante, Matthew Lopez, Lexi Montano, Kasia Olguin Mady Petner, Brittney Ross, Valon Smith, Michael Tenorio A/B: Allyson Dugan, Dakota […]

Mesa honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Julio Garcia, Tanner Geisler, Cydney Lakin, John Massey, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Kyle Schwartz, Mackenzie Smith, MacKenzie Taylor, Nellie Toliver, Myca Ward, Courtney Warner, Shaylee Warner, Devon Weselek A/B: Isaiah Forkum, Jordan Holguin, Lauren […]

Taylor, Dixie

Dixie Irene Taylor, 61, of San Antonio, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, in San Antonio. She worked in the banking industry for 29 years. She was also employed as a certified nursing aide and worked in the printing industry for the last decade. Family members said she was a loving wife and grandmother. Survivors […]

2/4 Yucca honor roll

Seventh Grade Rosstin Ahmadian, Jonathan Amaya,Zachary B. Anderson,Tyler C. Ash, Raymond L. Beachum, Quinton S. Beaulieu, Corbin R. Best, Joshua D, Biggs, Hannah D. Bocox, Britney D. Boersma, Whitney M. Boersma, Bethany Bonner, Christopher R. Boulanger, Bria S. Bradford, Dalton S. Britt, Taylor Brooks, Adam M. Burns, Alejandra V. Chavez, Adriana M. Clark, Carlos Cobos, […]

1/29 Mesa Elementary Honor Roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Emily Alley, Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Julio Garcia, Tanner Geisler, Josh Harris, Robyn Howe, Dalton Kroeger, Taylor Lund, John Massey, Marshall Moore, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Josh Pyeatt, Kyle Schwartz, Mackenzie Smith, Aaron Stansell, MacKenzie Taylor, Nellie Toliver, Myca Ward, Courtney Warner, Shaylee Warner, Devon Weselek, Destiny Williams, Siani Winslow […]

12/18 Engagements

Garcia/Taylor The late Charles R. Bell of New York and Shirley M. Carroll of Glendale, Ariz., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sharon J. Taylor of Clovis, to Gilbert P. Garcia, also of Clovis. He is the son of the late Marcelino and the late Mary C. Garcia of Clovis. The couple […]

Tim Taylor

Mr. Tim Taylor, 48, of Portales, died Oct. 30, 2005, at the Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 4, 1957, in Lovington to Sunny Jo and Charlie N. Taylor. The Taylor family moved to Elida when Tim was a little boy. He graduated from Elida High School in 1975. He worked […]

Honor Roll: Yucca Jr. High

CNJ Staff Yucca Junior High School Seventh Grade Honor Roll: Rosstin Ahmadian, Jonathan Amaya, Zachary B. Anderson, Raymond L. Beachum, Ii, Quinton S. Beaulieu, Corbin R. Best, Joshua D. Biggs, Hannah D. Bocox, Britney D. Boersma, Whitney M. Boersma, Bethany Bonner, Christopher R. Boulanger, Bria S. Bradford, Dalton S. Britt, Taylor Brooks, Bree A. Burger, […]

Honor Roll: Mesa Elementary School

CNJ Staff Mesa Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll- Tanner Akin, Emily Alley, Isabelle Boulanger, Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Ali Edwards, Isaiah Forkum, Julio Garcia, Alena Gonzales, Robyn Howe, Dalton Kroeger, Cydney Lakin, Dylan Lane, Taylor Lund, John Massey, Marshall Moore, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Nicole Rizer, Kyle Schwartz, Amanda Sellers, Julia Simmons, Mackenzie […]

Dunlap, Jackie

Jackie Dunlap, 72, of Fort Phantom Lake, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born May 12, 1933, in Dunlap to Robert Cecil Dunlap and Hyla Vee Arnold Dunlap. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in the Korean War. He was a repairman for Mountain Bell Telephone […]

Power company workers return from Texas, Louisiana

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Randy Mitchell of Clovis’ Powerline Inc., top, and an unidentified co-worker repair a damaged power line during Hurricane Rita relief efforts. (Courtesy photo) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer After restoring power to homes in Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Rita, representatives from a Clovis power company came home Friday. Randy Mitchell, […]

Food bank donations exceed expectations

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Stacy Foster, 14, of Clovis, picks up a bag of cans Saturday in Clovis for the 2005 Holiday Canned Food Drive benefiting the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents pulled everything from cereal to canned beans from their pantries Saturday for the Food […]

Food Bank collecting items

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is asking Clovis residents to leave out more than their trash today. Volunteer drivers will cover Clovis looking for bags of non-perishable food by mailboxes and curbs, for the food bank’s third annual holiday canned food drive, according to Food Bank director […]

Silvia Wagner

Sylvia (Susie) Faye Wagner, 59, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 15, 1946, in Clovis to Sylvester (Vester) Banister and Faye Morgan. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two daughters, Heather Wagner of Clovis […]