Class 1A capsules

Girls Quarterfinals No. 6 Fort Sumner vs. No. 3 Hagerman When: 5 p.m. today. Where: Rio Rancho High School Records: Fort Sumner 18-8, Hagerman 24-4. How they got here: Fort Sumner beat Temple Baptist 58-29. Hagerman beat Carrizozo 75-47. Last state title: Fort Sumner won the Class 1A title in 2005. Hagerman has never won […]

Clovis preps for ’07

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Clovis first baseman Parker Wood is late applying the pickoff tag to Portales baserunner Brandon Adkins during Saturday’s scrimmage at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Seventh-year Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger isn’t sure what to expect from the Wildcats this spring. With only about five players […]

“Toothfully” speaking, local dentist age a concern

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Dr. Michael Wood practices as a dentist in Clovis. Wood, 56, said the high age of dentists in Clovis and the lack of candidates to replace them means, “We’re headed for a crash.” (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Demand for dentists in Clovis has kept octogenarian Dr. O.T. Rozzell […]

Cannon captain remembered in service

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Perneatha Evans, the wife of Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr., weeps during a memorial service Friday afternoon at the Cannon Air Force Base Chapel. Evans died Dec. 3 in a helicopter crash in Iraq. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr. wasn’t smiling, you knew something was […]

Fires extinguised at school, home

CNJ Staff Clovis Fire Department firefighters extinguished small fires Friday at a Clovis school and residence that caused no injuries, according to officials. An electrical fire about 11 a.m. at Marshall Junior High School caused by a malfunctioning stove was put out with a fire extinguisher, according to Clovis Fire Department Public Information Officer Karen […]

Mules ousted from Texas 2A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer CANYON, Texas — David Wood knew his Muleshoe football team had its work cut out against Littlefield. Facing a powerful ground attack that he knew would be tough to stop, Wood hoped the Mules could get into a shootout with the Wildcats in Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 […]

Old rivals square off in Texas showdown

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For Muleshoe and Littlefield, Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 regional football matchup is a little like old times. After all, the teams were rivals for years in District 2-3A before both moved down a class this season. Muleshoe (9-2) and Littlefield (10-1) clash at 3 p.m. today at […]

Mules, Mustangs prep for playoffs

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Two area teams are set to begin play this weekend in the Texas high school football playoffs. In Class 2A Division I, Muleshoe (8-2) squares off against Panhandle (8-2) in a 4 p.m. (MST) start today at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo. On Saturday, Bovina (7-3) travels to Panhandle […]

Wood-burning stoves require more attention

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Now that cooler temperatures are creeping in like mice beneath a breadbox, I had to do something I’ve never done before. Use a wood stove. The only heating elements I’ve ever known include hissing radiators, steam from the rice pot that inevitably boils over and a portable heat fan I […]

First responders get thanks on morning of anniversary

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna JohnsonCentral Baptist Church deacons, from left, Dwain Collins, George Shuckman and Fred Birdsong fix a plate for patrolman Tim Marshall of the Clovis Police. The church hosted a breakfast for law enforcement. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As the sun dawned on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, nearly two dozen […]

Conservationists believe Ogallala Aquifer recharged through playa lakes

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Broadview rancher John Wood stands in the middle of the great saucer-shaped depression of the playa lake. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Birds dart toward the edge of the great saucer-shaped depression and disappear in a patch of yellowed grass. John Wood stands in the middle of his concave field, […]

Hobbs sweeps Clovis

CNJ staff HOBBS — Hobbs scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth on Saturday to hand Clovis a 6-1 loss in the first game of a summer baseball doubleheader. In the second game, the Eagles scored in all four turns at bat in rolling to a run-rule-shortened 15-3 win over the Wildcats (7-3). […]

Clovis sweeps Shallowater

CNJ staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — Parker Wood collected five hits, including a two-run homer run and two doubles, leading Clovis past Shallowater 7-4, 12-3 Tuesday in a summer baseball doubleheader. Andrew Gilliard added pair of hits for Clovis in the opener. Jonathan Ware, Cade Wheeler and Wood combined to limit Shallowater to five hits. Clovis […]

Reese, Ellen

Ellen Reese, 89, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 30, 1916, to Maude and David L. Fife in Weatherford, Texas, where she grew up. She married W.A. (Bill) Reese on June 23, 1946, in Yuma, Ariz. They made their home in California for a brief […]

5/7 Engagements

Schaeffer/Hunter Harold and Janet Schaeffer of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Crystal Schaeffer, to Bud Hunter of Gilbert, Ariz. He is the son of Earl and Deanna Hunter of Andrews, Texas. The couple will exchange vows May 27 at the Wright House in Mesa, Ariz,. with a reception following the […]

Resident crafts crosses

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clusters of crosses adorn the walls of Cheryl Burch’s quaint Clovis home. Religious symbols crafted of wood, metal and terra cotta decorate a pale yellow wall in Burch’s inviting living room. They vary in size with some bearing elaborate ornamentation. A short walk across shining wood floors reveals more […]

Langston, Dewey “Doc”

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific during World War II, and was awarded […]

Heading off developmental trouble early

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Lane Mains, 3, plays with Angel Laumbach-Kirk, left, an occupational therapist with ENMRSH Wednesday at My School Daycare in Clovis. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When their baby reached 16 months of age, Diane and Aaron Mains began to worry. He hardly ate and slept in fitful intervals. His attempts at speech were minimal […]

3/26 Honors

Northcutt Tori Northcutt of Broadview, daughter of Todd and Tammy Northcutt, has been named an All-American Scholar, it was announced by the United States Achievement Academy . Tori will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. She attends Clovis High School. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. La Roy Lockmiller of Clovis, and […]

3/19 In tribute

The following people with area connections died in February, based on obituaries submitted to the CNJ: • Alexander, Brandon Palady, 19, Ovilla, Texas, Feb. 14 • Baros, Manuel “Mandy,” 62, Clovis, Feb. 3 • Brown, Jeffrey J., 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., Feb. 3 • Brownlee, Billy Dene, 73, Portales, Feb. 4 • Burch, Darrel Wayne, […]