George Hicks

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. George Hicks Date of birth: Sept. 7, 1924 Dates of service: April 1945 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Lady Bulldogs deal Zias first loss of season

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The fast start came to an abrupt end Thursday night for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias shot only 25 percent, including 5-of-27 from 3-point range, and absorbed a 73-46 shellacking at the hands of Southwestern Oklahoma in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Senior […]

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: Trojans pursue perfect finish

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mayfield’s Jim Bradley, still fiery after nearly 50 years coaching in high school and college, said he’s never gone into a season where he didn’t think his team could win every game. “Well, that’s not true — I did coach at New Mexico State,” he quipped. The senior-laden, top-ranked […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Cats’ Moore battles back

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Clovis seniors Jonathan Sweet, left, and Jordan Moore talk during a break in practice Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High senior linebacker Jordan Moore was worried his year might be over when he dislocated his shoulder in the Wildcats’ season-opening loss at Mayfield. […]

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: 1985 Wildcats made history — barely

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A manager at an Albuquerque employment agency, former Clovis Wildcat Sam Dickey spent this week talking smack. His target was a co-worker from Mayfield. The topic was who would win Saturday’s Class 5A state-championship game. It’s the same competitive fire that made Dickey a standout center and linebacker on […]

12/2 Local Roundup

Two hospitalized in stabbing Two people were stabbed about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Sheldon Street, Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey said. Two people were hospitalized after a fight erupted, and it’s unclear who the suspects are in the stabbing, Carey said. “I’ve got all my detectives out investigating three crime scenes […]

12/2 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 17, through Wednesday: • Jonathan Johann Johnson, 20, to Laura Perales, 30 both of Clovis. • Jonathan Joseph Gerlach, 23,to Morgan Maree Curry, 21 both of Clovis. • Lynn Edward Maddox, 63, of Big Spring, Texas, to Janet Earlene Stork, 53, of Clovis. • […]

Residents give gift of sight in Africa

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Clovis residents George and Diana Franklin are the founders of the nonprofit organization SEE Ministries, established in 1998 for the purpose of providing eyeglasses to rural Africans. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A story in the Gospel of Mark features a blind man named Bartimaeus. According to the biblical story, Jesus and […]

12/2 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks, except dashes and hyphens. monkey talk boss i can t help but marvel at the mess you humans often get into just judging by the stories in your […]

Aunt’s good stewardship shows Christmas spirit

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist This time of year, I invariably receive anonymous letters because I write about Christmas. They chastise me for giving credence to the pagan holiday of Christmas. Well I am bracing for a new batch of anonymous letters because I have four columns lined up all about Christmas. At Christmas we […]