Buzard to coach at Unifest

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard will coach a team of regional players, including one from his own squad, in the Bajan Unifest Tournament June 20-29 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The eight-player squad includes ENMU guard Laci Lee of Portales. Buzard’s assistant coach will be Brandi Thomas, a former ENMU […]

Lady Cats win at Hobbs

CNJ Staff HOBBS — Help came in a big way Tuesday night for the Clovis High girls track team. Buoyed by the addition of several junior high runners, the Lady Wildcats won 11 of 19 events and rolled to victory with 174 points in the eight-school Hobbs Qualifier track meet. The host Lady Eagles were […]

Reid tastes victory

By Dave Wagner Travis Reid and the Clovis High boys golf team were close enough to Class 5A individual and team state championships last year that they could taste it. The Wildcats had a five-stroke lead after the first day of state competition at Tanoan Golf Course in Albuquerque, but faded on the final 18 […]

Davis, Cordova to sign at Trinidad

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High baseball team, Darren Davis and Matt Cordova, plan to sign letters of intent this morning to play next season at Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. Davis, a pitcher-outfielder, and Cordova, a second baseman, have helped put the Wildcats on the verge of a second consecutive […]

Dora beats Texico

CNJ Staff DORA — T.J. Cathey drove in four runs, including three on a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and the Dora Coyotes rallied past Texico 11-8 Monday to clinch the District 7-1A/2A baseball championship. Dora (10-5, 7-0 district) rallied from 6-1 and 8-5 deficits, with Cathey’s home run the key item in […]

McMann, Mariner named greatest

CNJ Staff Dallas McMann, a senior catcher on the baseball team, and Christabell Mariner, a senior middle blocker on the volleyball team, have been accorded Eastern New Mexico University’s “Greatest Greyhound” and “Greatest Zia” honors for the 2002-03 school year. The awards were presented Tuesday night at the school’s annual athletic banquet at the ENMU […]

Brownlow, Ruth

Ruth Brownlow Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Marie Brownlow, 72, of Santa Anna, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Louis and Susie Pittard Dowell. She married William Buford Brownlow on Oct. 5, 1946, in Portales. She worked […]

Shipley, Donald

Donald Shipley Services: Have been held. Mr. Donald Shipley, 89, of Dimmitt, Texas, a retired service manager, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Quality Care Nursing Center in Waco, Texas. He was born on Dec. 20, 1913, in St. Vrain, to John and Nancy Shirley Shipley. He was a resident of Dimmitt since 1977. He […]

Rogers, Mable

Mable Rogers Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mable C. Rogers, 87, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 29, 1916, in Sugar Grove, Ark., to Charles “Pop” and Ida “Mom” Maines. She was a resident of Clovis for most of her life. […]

Sena, Gwen

Gwen Sena Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Gwendolyn Sena, 45, of Amherst, Texas, died Saturday, April 27, 2003, at her home. She was born on July 23, 1957, in Roswell, to Myron Eugene and Melbalene Ruth Benton Morris. She graduated from Fort Sumner High School. She worked as a medical records clerk in a […]

Henry, Porter

Porter Henry Services: Have been held. Mr. Porter Davis “Pat” Henry, 61, of Portales, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 25, 1941, in Carlsbad, to Madge and A.P. Henry. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1959. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, graduating with a […]

Cross, Imanuel

Imanuel Cross Services: No services will be held. Mr. Imanuel Don Cross, 70, of San Antonio, Texas, died Thursday, April 24, 2003. He was born on July 30, 1932, in Dessark, Ark., to Clara and Andy Cross. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, LaDonna Cross of Clovis. He is survived […]

Turpin, William

William Turpin Services: Have been held. Mr. William J. Turpin III, 57, of Logan, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, in Logan. He was born on May 19, 1945, in Clovis. He worked for Swift and Company in Clovis for 15 years, for Honetreat Company for 10 years and owned and operated Turpin Lawn and Tree […]

Bilberry, Trey

Trey Bilberry Services: Have been held. Trey Bilberry, 3, of Kenna, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 5, 1999, in Roswell, to Cheree and Jeff Bilberry. Family members said he loved life and people. He was an outgoing little boy, and independent. He was fascinated […]

Ethanol plant escapes fines for dumping

By Mike Linn Scientific test results show an ethanol byproduct spill in Melrose in mid-September contaminated the area’s soil, forcing a local ethanol manufacturing company to clean up the mess. High Plains Ethanol officials dug up the soil and disposed of it at a licensed landfill and received no fines for the mishap, said Christina […]

Clovis liquor establishments stung

By Gary Mitchell A minor working with area law officers was able to purchase alcoholic beverages from half of the Clovis businesses he visited on Saturday, the Department of Public Safety says. The man, 20, was able to purchase alcohol in eight of the 16 businesses he visited, officials said. “This is not good,” said […]

Second man arrested in double slaying

By Gary Mitchell A Clovis man was arrested and charged Wednesday with two open counts of murder in the February shooting deaths of Alex Rodriguez and Wesley Griest. Dominic Murphy, who turned 25 on Tuesday, was also charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm, three counts of tampering with evidence and […]

Rasco signs with Eastern

By Dave Wagner When Muleshoe’s Shani Rasco was diagnosed with diabetes as a seventh-grader, the thing which most bothered her was that “I might never get to play basketball again.” She admits she’s had to prove to some people that she could play despite the disease, but Rasco — whose first name is pronounced “SHAW-nee” […]

Prep roundup

CNJ Staff ODESSA, Texas — Led by sophomore standout Jessica Withrow, the Muleshoe High School girls track team accomplished something this weekend which may have been a first at the school — win a regional team track championship. Withrow qualified in three individual events and anchored the Lady Mules’ 1,600-meter relay team to victory in […]

Annual Relay to kick off

By Janet Bresenham This weekend, people from throughout the community will come together to raise money for cancer research, while enjoying food, games and activities during the eighth annual Curry County Relay For Life. “It’s all about having fun and remembering cancer survivors, those who are fighting cancer and those who have lost their lives […]