Fontenot’s memory honored in tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hunter McLemore watches his tee shot from No. 4 during Saturday’s Tyler Fontenot Memorial tournament at Municipal Golf Course. Dave Wagner Municipal Golf Course is scheduled to be closed later this year, but on Saturday it hosted a four-person scramble honoring the memory of former Clovis High golfer Tyler Fontenot. […]

Perimeter shooting should be Hounds’ strength

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU junior forward Aaron Edwards, left, tries to block freshman center Logan Turnbow’s layup during practice on Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tyler Jefferson was a focal point for opponents of the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team last season. The 6-foot-6 senior forward […]

Police academy graduate follows in father’s footsteps

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Allen Perez, left, Chris McCasland, center and Tyler Marney graduated from the state police academy and will serve in local police departments. Perez will join the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office while McCasland and Marney will serve in the Portales Police Department. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Law enforcement runs […]

Official: Swine show entries up

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FNM correspondent: Karl Terry Clay Lieb, left, and Weston Whitecotton trade information during the swine show Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fair. The fair continues through Saturday. By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent Kasyn Creighton may have already forgotten judge Tyler Dewey’s Tuesday night comments about her Hampshire hog but she and dozens of other Roosevelt […]

Lake Brownwood drownings rare

The weekend drownings of Clovis’ Tyler Fontenot and Farwell’s Joe Haseloff were the first in almost four years at Lake Brownwood, according to the Abilene Reporter News.

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part I

ames of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade A Honor Roll: Emilio Armijo, Maria Amaro, Yailin Arevalo, Veronica Baiza, Rachael Candelaria, Dalton Fulcher, Trenton Gaither, Emma Godbey, Mariah Griego, Joshua McLauren, Esther Mendoza, Rachel Mendoza, Albert Ortega, T.J. Richardson, Brianna Sena, Isabella […]

Students take dramatic turn

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed […]

CHS students take to stage with production of “The Elephant Man”

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed by […]

Oct. 16 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Tyler Army National Guard Pfc. Thomas L. Tyler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Tyler is a 2006 graduate of Clovis High School. Gemma Army National Guard Pfc. Chris Gemma has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He […]

Oct. 2, 1983

The Clovis News-Journal reported the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler was the No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot Record Hits. … Roden-Smith advertised that it sold Hello Kitty accessory items. … Ted Hare was named as president of the Clovis Board of Realtors at the Board of Realtor’s annual banquet.

Record day at fishing derby

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Sarah Hernandez, 12, fishes Saturday while her dad, Richard, unhooks a fish his son, Richard Jr., just caught during the Optimist Club of Clovis’ annual fishing derby at Ned Houk Park. By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Young anglers from the Clovis area reeled in 933 pounds of the scaled creatures […]

4-2 Yucca honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. 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, Bria S. Bradford, Dalton S. Britt, […]

Thelma Henderson

Thelma Henderson, 89, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2006 in Athens, Texas. She was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Windham, Texas. She worked as a nurse and lived in Tyler, Texas, for 14 years. She also served as the director of nurses at the Clovis Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott […]

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 […]

Peanut Valley Festival features mixture of vendors, entertainment

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Huge crowds took the opportunity to get a head start on their Christmas shopping Saturday at the 32nd annual Peanut Valley Festival in Portales. “We’ve bought lots of things: dolls, jewelry, I got a flu shot,” said Sylvia Shot, of Clovis. “We don’t (ever) miss it, we really enjoy it.” […]

Cordova has busy weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tony Cordova admits he was a tired man Sunday night. Cordova coached two Clovis teams in the USSSA national youth rec slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex — and both won championships. His 16-and-under girls team, Fear This, breezed through pool and bracket play in the three-team tournament, […]

Future journalists worthy investment

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Let me tell you about Lara Kennedy. Lara Kennedy is a Clovis High School kid. She is a prime example of what would happen if we freed our schools from the thugs and let the teachers concentrate on students who care. Lara Kennedy cares. So do the other dozen students […]

Honoring past, moving on to future

By Leslie Radford: CNJ STAFF WRITER For more than 10 years, Clovis has been celebrating Juneteenth, an event that began in Texas to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in America. Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement, according to Candice Tyler, an event coordinator for Clovis’ Juneteenth celebration. “It’s […]

Pioneer Days offers hands-on look at roping, riding

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Wild Bill Cathey, of Dora, left, demonstrates to Dalton Wren, 9, of Texico how to spin a rope Thursday during the Curry County Mounted Patrol’s rodeo encounter at the county fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Staff writer It wasn’t Holly Tyler’s first time on a horse — she rode one in […]

Tivis, Bailee

Bailee Tivis Services: Have been held. Bailee Tivis, 3, of Portales, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 28, 2002, in Clovis, to Kristy and Kie Tivis. In November 2003, he was well enough that he and his mother were able to move to Virginia to […]