Walker, Joyce

Joyce Murial Walker, 69, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born in 1935. She married James Edward Walker. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Madding. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Edward Walker (and wife, Pat) of […]

Walker, Geno

Geno Walker Services: Have been held. Mrs. Geno Oliver Walker, 91, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Walnut Hill Place in Dallas. She was born on May 14, 1913, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Eugene and Edna Oliver. She attended public school in Clio, Iowa where she graduated as valedictorian of her high […]

Walker, Elvin

Elvin Walker Services: Have been held. Mr. Elvin Walker, 91, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Rogers, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Denton, Texas. He was born on July 14, 1913, in Red Lake, to Launa and Ellis Walker. He was raised in Phoenix and graduated from Rogers High School in Rogers. He married Johnie […]

Former Lady Wildcats contributing as frosh


Monique Walker, right, is third on the team in kills for South Carolina State while Jessica Hohn is starting for Newman University in Wichita, Kan. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Eric Butler, CNJ correspondent Two former Clovis High volleyball players are making a seamless transition from prep ball to collegiate competition as freshman. Monique Walker is […]

Walker, Forrest A.

Forrest A. Walker Services: Have been held. Forrest A. Walker, 74, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 8, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Mo., to Nieta and Forrest Walker. He grew up in Galveston, Texas, and later moved to Texas City where he graduated high school in 1947. […]

Horse rides help special needs children


Valdemar Ortiz, 10, left, of Portales, pets Peanut at the Mini-blessings Horse Show. Volunteer Gwen Regnier, 15, prepares to lead Peanut on their ride Thursday at the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Fairgrounds provided the stage to showcase some of Clovis’ most unlikely horseback […]

Hamilton, Joe

Joe Hamilton Services: Have been held. Mr. Joe Hamilton, 75, of Clovis, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Aug. 21, 1928, in Altus, Oklahoma to Houston and Vera Hamilton. He moved to Brownfield, Texas when he was less than a year old. He graduated from Brownfield High School […]

Committee of 50 dates back to 1948

By Don McAlavy Toward the end of 2003, Doc Stewart was recognized for his many years of dedicated and faithful service to the community of Clovis, Cannon Air Force Base and the Committee of 50. He deserved all the applause and thanks he received. The Committee of 50 was organized before Stewart arrived in Clovis, […]

All-star volleyball matches set for tonight


Clovis High’s Jessica Hohn goes low for a dig during a Lady Wildcats volleyball match last fall at Rock Staubus Gym. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner Although Monique Walker and Jessica Hohn plan to play volleyball in college this fall, the recent Clovis High graduates are trying to sharpen their games quickly this week […]

Walker, Jerry

Jerry C. Walker, 67, of Portales, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Methodist Hospital Baylor Debakey Heart Center in Houston. He was born on Feb. 2, 1937, in Fort Sumner, to Mary Ella and George E. Walker. He grew up near Taiban. He graduated from Portales High School in 1955. He served briefly in the […]

Study shows students more goal-oriented than 20 years ago.

By Mike Linn: CNJ NEWS EDITOR Lori Noland feels lucky she’s on the verge of landing a job in her field, just three weeks after graduating college. The 2004 Eastern New Mexico University graduate said she has been through the interviews, and if she gets security clearance, she’ll work as a contracting specialist for the […]

Young Lady Cats step up


Clovis High junior Cristin Vick cleared 9-6 on Friday to win the District 4-5A girls pole vault at Leon Williams Stadium. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Darrel Ray knew if his team performed well, it would certainly have a chance for a District 4-5A track title. The Lady Wildcats got most of the […]

Lady Cats expect stiff test from Eldorado

By Dave Wagner Clovis High girls track coach Darrel Ray sees a two-team battle for the District 4-5A championship this weekend at Leon Williams Stadium. And since the Lady Wildcats have already qualified most of what they want for next week’s Class 5A state meet in Albuquerque, he said they’re more focused on defending their […]

Lady Cats send Gallup packing


Clovis junior Melissa Roberts and Gallup’s Stephanie look to the official for a call after their first-half collision in Wednesday’s Class 5A girls state semifinal game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Jones was called for a foul. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — As Gallup reached the bottom of the ramp leading […]

Lady Cats state bound


Clovis senior Monique Walker grabs one of her game-high 10 rebounds. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Tori Quintana’s teammates made sure she’d play another game. Senior Monique Walker muscled her way to 15 points and 10 rebounds and Aimee Hilburn added 11 points and six assists as the Clovis Lady Wildcats […]

Olson, Barbara “Barb”

Barbara “Barb” Olson Services: Have been held. Barbara “Barb” Olson, 57, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. She was born on June 23, 1946 in Deluth, Minn. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence M. Kujawa; her father; an infant son; a brother; and a sister. Survivors include her husband, Randy […]

Zias keep pace in LSC South

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Heather Brown scored 10 of her career-high 25 points and hit two crucial 3-pointers during the final 3:49 Thursday as the Eastern New Mexico University Zias improved to 5-2 in Lone Star Conference South Division play with a 76-72 win over Midwestern State Thursday night. “The kids stepped up […]

Lady Cats fall short in 2 OTs


Hobbs’ Ty Como tries to block Clovis senior Jessica Hohn’s shot during Tuesday’s game at Tasker Arena. Hobbs News-Sun photo by Kimberly Ryan. By Eric Butler HOBBS — As they do after every home game, the Hobbs girls basketball team players invited Clovis on Tuesday into a postgame huddle where the participants all hold hands […]

Walker, Floyd C.

Floyd C. Walker Service: Have been held. Floyd C. Walker, 75, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Rogers to William “Paul” Walker and Cala Fraze Walker. He graduated from Dora High School in 1947 and attended ENMU. On Dec. 20, 1947, he […]

Clovis senior grows into leadership role


Clovis senior Monique Walker blocks out Manzano’s LaToya Jackson. CNJ photo by Rick White. Rick White Monique Walker has always played a good game. Now she’s talking one, too. A three-year starter, the 5-foot-9 senior Clovis post has stepped up her leadership role this season, according to Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters. Being more assertive […]