For Clovis’ cutest couple, it was love at first sight

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Bob Vivian, back in 1978, gave me a 1924 Clovis High School “All-Band” photo. What appeals to those who see it in the Curry County History book, page 77, at the Clovis library, is Selecta Cumpton, the band’s mascot, whom everyone called Midget. As a child she was so small […]

Influenza causes downfall of great men, women

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I’m convinced that influenza is the curse of great men. It was undoubtedly the root cause of Napoleon’s Waterloo, Noah Webster’s misspellings and Custer’s — well, the Little Big Horn was no place to sneeze, because Sioux Indians in those days could hear an antelope sniffle five miles away. Anyway, […]

Jana Stanfield gives benefit concert at Portales High School

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Her voice carries with it the assurance that you, too, can be as grounded and centered as she is. Her voice carries with it the confidence that, since she is an ordinary, everyday person who has come to this level of awareness, you can achieve that same level. Her stage […]

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 […]

PREP VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS: CCS seeks deep run in postseason

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Clovis Christian volleyball coach Ceil Boatman gives her team a pep talk during Thursday’s practice. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Before the Clovis Christian volleyball team even began practice this season, coach Ceil Boatman sat her players down with some paperwork. The questions were simple, with the main one […]

PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Eagles face tough task on road

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Christian Eagles are making their first appearance in the state football playoffs since becoming a full-fledged New Mexico Activities Association member three years ago. On paper, the draw they got isn’t a good one. Still, the eighth-seeded Eagles are hoping to soar when they play top-ranked and […]

Texas prep football capsules

CNJ staff All Times CST Farwell at Bovina When: 7:30 p.m. today Records: Farwell 5-3 (1-1 District 4-1A), Bovina 5-3 (1-1). Coaches: Farwell, Mark Anglin; Bovina, Hector Guevara. Last meeting: 2005, in a game of field goals, the Mustangs won at Farwell 6-3 on James Lara’s 40-yarder as time expired. Last week: Bovina lost at […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats shoot for 4-5A title

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer With the Class 5A state playoffs looming, Clovis will attempt to lock down the District 4-5A title and a top seed as the Wildcats hit the road today to face Carlsbad at Ralph Bowyer Stadium. With a win in their regular-season finale, the second-ranked Wildcats will capture their fourth […]

City Commission OKs service rate hikes

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor As expected, the Clovis City Commission voted Thursday to raise fees for library, inspections, animal control, wastewater and garbage services. Commissioners accepted the hikes recommended by the Revenue Review Committee, except for wastewater fees —they voted to raise them 21.45 percent instead of the recommended 26 percent. Effective April […]

County picks construction manager

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer DAVTEK Corp. of Clovis was chosen Wednesday to serve as construction managers for the county’s Special Events Center. As construction managers, DAVTEK will be responsible for keeping the $6.8 million county project within budget, monitoring progress, maintaining safety regulations, managing subcontractor bids, and permitting and licensing of the project, […]