Clovis hosts Eldorado in crucial series

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Alamogordo’s Steven Hobbins scrambles back to the bag as Clovis first baseman Ryan Denton snags the throw from catcher Mark Replogle in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. CNJ photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Clovis High’s District 4-5A baseball series this weekend against Eldorado at Bell Park boils down to a best-of-three playoff. […]

4-5A softball: Everybody chasing Cavegirls

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Clovis sophomore Valarie Morris works on her batting forum by hitting a ball from a tee during Wednesday’s practice a the Clovis softball complex. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner If there’s a year where the Clovis High Lady Wildcats could unseat Carlsbad in District 4-5A softball, this may be it. The Cavegirls, […]

Religion briefs 3/26

Fellowship hosting free seminar this weekend House of Prayer Fellowship in Clovis is hosting a free financial seminar this weekend with Brian Lockhart of Legacy Ministries. According to David Lombrana, pastor of the church, Lockhart is a certified financial planner with a bachelors degree in business administration who has been in private practice since 1991 […]

Zias sustain injuries in loss at ACU

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — The weekend of promise turned into a nightmare for Eastern New Mexico University’s women. Playing for a chance at a surprising Lone Star Conference South Division championship going into the weekend, the Zias absorbed their two worst losses of the season, including Saturday’s 75-42 setback against Abilene Christian. The win […]

Clovis soccer players getting kicks indoors

By Eric Butler They practice in junior high gymnasiums and a barn north of Clovis. As strange as it may sound, it makes perfect sense for eight Clovis soccer teams that just wrapped up the fall season of indoor soccer in Amarillo. The season began in the first weekend of November for teams ranging in […]

Birthdays for Week of 10/19

Rubie Carmichael of Portales celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. A party was hosted by her daughter, Chloe, family and friends. She was born on Nov. 7, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla. She has one child; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Q and A: Native New Mexican defends people’s rights

Gary Mitchell Monica Casias, 26, was recently hired as an assistant public defender with the 9th Judicial District public defender’s office. Q: When were you officially hired as an attorney with the public defender’s office, and when did you start work here? A: I began working in this office on Sept. 17 as a law […]

Zias peaking at right time?

Dave Wagner NOW THAT LONE STAR Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time South […]

Summer’s last fling

By Gary Mitchell Ernie Kos was struggling with a dilemma for the Labor Day holiday. But it was a pleasant dilemma. “I was torn between going to the lake or to the mountains,” said the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The mountains won out when we checked with the weather man and found […]

Zias battling injury bug

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Sophomore Adrienne Sena returns a serve during Wednesday’s Zia volleyball practice at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — A young Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball squad got even younger with injuries to their only two returning starters. Senior outside hitters Margie Goble, who spent her first three seasons as ENMU’s setter, […]

Tax-Free Days deemed success

By Gary Mitchell North Plains Mall merchants say they were pleased with the turnout to their version of the Texas tax-free weekend shopping spree. “It was wonderful,” said North Plains Mall manager Cindy Banister. “All four of our major department stores here were very pleased with the weekend sales. The customer traffic was great all […]

Water needs to be conserved drop by drop

Don’t water your lawn every day. Don’t wash your car every weekend. Don’t use your dishwasher until it’s full. Save water whenever you can. Those are common-sense ideas to follow any day in the arid West, but they take on more urgency today. If we don’t follow them, we may have serious water shortages in […]

Rally shows off different kind of hog

By Gary Mitchell Like the fabled Phoenix rising from its own ashes, the Badlands Street Party has the makings of success after its earlier demise, organizers say. “We’re pretty pleased,” said Brent Capshaw, an event organizer. “For something that was belly-up and canceled about six months ago, it’s coming along well, thanks to the effort […]

Offices close for Independence Day holiday

CNJ Staff All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Independence Day holiday. Specifically, the following city offices will be closed Friday and Saturday: Clovis City Hall, Public Works, the Clovis Area Transit System, the Friendship Center, Baxter-Curren Senior Center and Clovis-Carver Public Library. The Friday night dance […]

Pioneer spirit lives on

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Candra Allison, Miss Rodeo New Mexico 2004, from Las Cruces, visits with Milie Harris Friday at the Laurel Plains Health Care and Rehabilitation (formerly High Plains). The rodeo queens, along with rodeo clowns, were visiting patients at area nursing By Janet Bresenham Ten-year-old Keaton Reed found it difficult to narrow down his choice for what […]

Local squad going for AAU boys crown

By Dave Wagner Last weekend, two Clovis-based teams captured AAU girls state basketball championships in competition here. This weekend, the New Mexico Wildcats, a team made up mostly of up-and-coming Clovis High talent, will try to pick up a boys title when they travel to Manzano High School in Albuquerque for the state AAU 16-and-under […]

June a busy month for CHS basketball

CNJ STAFF June is a busy month for the Clovis High boys basketball program. Nine members of the Wildcats participated in the Cibola team camp in Albuquerque over the weekend. The Cats posted a 6-2 record, losing only to the host Cougars and Rio Rancho. Their victories were over St. Pius, St. Michael’s, Santa Fe, […]

75-plus years of ministry: Church to celebrate anniversary

Gary Mitchell It took a couple of starts, but the second start took root. As a result, First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., will celebrate its 75th-plus anniversary of ministry to the Clovis community with a Homecoming Weekend May 30 through June 1. The theme for the Homecoming 2003 Weekend is “Celebrating […]

Lady Cats set for doubleheader

By Eric Butler The Clovis High softball team, with most of its main ingredients still underclassmen, may have much to look forward to next year. And, with prom night scheduled for Saturday, that day is sure to be filled with anticipation as well for team members. So, putting all expectations aside will be the goal […]