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Clovis junior pitcher A.J. Wright prepares to throw to first for a putout during the second game of the Lady Cats’ doubleheader on Saturday against Portales at Lady Wildcat Field.

Clovis rallies to win nightcap

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — There’s situational hitting, and then there’s situational hitting. With the first raindrops of a deluge coming, Clovis High sophomore Mariah Chavez stepped to the batter’s box. She was 0-for-5 when she stepped in, but she didn’t have two outs and teammate A.J. Wright on third base in […]

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Easter time to think about forgiveness

By David Stevens Editor My favorite part of the Easter story happens a few days before the angel asks, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” I realize the resurrection was the most important part, that without it Jesus was just another innocent state-sanctioned murder […]

Tesla gamble worth payout

By Tom McDonald State columnist It happens all the time. A manufacturer starts looking around the country for a place to locate a new plant and the states fall all over themselves to accommodate them in every way possible. Sometimes deals are made on the down-low, away from any media attention. Other times the company […]

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Egg hunts take a community

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com   Eggs — lots and lots of eggs — just might land Clovis in the Guinness World Records book.   Wally Yeager, a youth and families pastor at Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene, said he hopes to someday break the world record of number of eggs at […]

Amos the Churchmouse — the rose of suffering love

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s Note: As Easter nears, Amos, the poetic churchmouse, has been intensely reviewing the devastating events of the first Good Friday in history. The agony of the Savior in Gethsemane, the kiss of betrayal by one of His own, the mockery and injustice of a kangaroo court, the beating, the taunting and […]

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