Cell Phone Etiquette and Centipedes

By Curtis K. Shelburne I just talked to Joshua, our youngest son, on the cell phone. Amazing. Yes, cell phones in general amaze me. I have a love/hate relationship with the gadgets. They are blessings when you own one (or if you need to reel in a teenager) and a blight when they own you. […]

Pioneers hand ENMU seventh loss in row

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Catcher B.J. Myers launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth on Monday and Wayland Baptist rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 11-8 in a non-conference baseball game. The Pioneers (21-25) hit four home runs and pounded out 15 hits in sweeping the two-game season series from […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis girls notch third state leg

CNJ staff Clovis High’s girls shot a four-person score of 372 to capture team honors on Monday in a triangular golf tournament hosted by CHS at Municipal Golf Course. The Lady Wildcats posted a score of 372, giving them the third and final leg needed to qualify for next month’s Class 5A state competition. Portales […]

CHS’ Northcutt signs with Zias

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CNJ file photo Clovis High senior Tori Northcutt, shown in a December game against Amarillo High, helped the Lady Wildcats reach the Class 5A state championship game for the third time in the last four seasons. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tori Northcutt won’t be going far from home to play college basketball, and […]

Era ending soon for family furniture shop

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CNJ Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Ronnie and Venita Brooks have run Shipley Furniture since 1980, when they purchased it from Venita’s parents, Fred and Ruby Shipley. The couple said the store will close within the next few weeks. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One day a customer, well past retirement age, entered Shipley Furniture […]

Man pleads guilty in son’s death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An 18-year-old Clovis man pleaded guilty Monday to intentional child abuse resulting in the death of his 4-month-old son. Prosecutors intend to seek adult sanctions against Benito Valdez, who was 16 at the time of his son’s death, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “The state will encourage the court […]

Forum scheduled for tonight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In an effort to acquaint community members with local resources available for crime victims, the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office is hosting a public forum tonight. A panel of representatives from multiple judicial and victims’ services in Roosevelt and Curry counties will be on hand to talk with residents […]

Roping event set for weekend

CNJ Staff Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Sunday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will […]

Individuals big part of self-defense

Freedom Newspapers The search for meaning, motives and culprits in the Virginia Tech shootings began even before all the next of kin were notified, as Americans again tried to make sense of the senseless. But we can almost guarantee that the self flagellations and legislative overreactions to come — are there doubts that we will […]

April 24, 2007 Business Digest

Tornado assistance offered through DUA Federal assistance, including special Disaster Unemployment Benefits (DUA), is available to workers and self-employed individuals who became unemployed as a direct result of March’s tornado, according to a New Mexico Labor Department news release. Applications must be made by May 7. Claims may be filed by calling the state Labor […]

It’s Their Business: Aucutt’s Paint Store

Name: Aucutt’s Paint Store Location: 2000 Mitchell St. What they do: Sell Benjamin Moore house paints, Dupont automotive paints, Coronado industrial coatings; specialty products such as swimming pool paints, potable water container coatings, and epoxy and urethane coatings; and Hunter Douglas window coverings. Who’s in charge: Tisha Brothers is the owner. Employees: Four plus Brothers. […]

We could have used better words

By David Stevens/CNJ Editor Our newspaper recently published a story about an F-16 pilot killed in Iraq last year. The story reported details about the cause of the crash. The main headline read: “Pilot error caused crash” The secondary headline was: “Air Force report: Pilot of Cannon F-16 died protecting ground troops.” Several readers have […]

CHS grad Davis sets strikeout mark for Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High grad Darren Davis broke Wayland Baptist’s school single-season strikeout record on Thursday, fanning seven hitters in pitching the Pioneers t o a 17-3 Sooner Athletic Conference win over Southern Nazarene. Davis raised his total for the season to 100, five better than the previous mark of 95 set […]

Clovis team wins AAU state crown in 12U division

CNJ staff Clovis New Breed captured the boys 12-and-under AAU state championship last weekend in Albuquerque, posting a 7-0 record. Coach David Dawson said New Breed (a moniker he said stands for “Never Ever Wonder ’Bout Rejection, Endure Every Dream”) was placed into a pool with the top three finishers from the 2006 tournament. Dawson […]

Division-leading Wildcats complete sweep of ENMU

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior right-hander Brian Kennedy tossed a four-hitter in the opener and second baseman Thomas Bumpass keyed a five-run fourth with a two-run single in the nightcap as Abilene Christian completed a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University by beating the Greyhounds 6-1 and […]

Zias avoid sweep at Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Finally, after scoring only two runs on 19 hits — two doubles and 17 singles — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats broke out on Saturday. It almost wasn’t enough. The Zias, who had already dropped the first three games of their Lone Star Conference South Division series with Texas Woman’s, […]

CHS TENNIS: Carlsbad too much for Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Tiffany Romero serves as doubles partner Kelsey Ashmore waits for a return against Carlsbad at Clovis High on Saturday morning. CNJ staff Clovis High’s tennis coaches knew their teams had their work cut out against Carlsbad in a District 4-5A dual on Saturday at the CHS tennis courts. […]

Aggies’ Reid shares 20th place in tourney

CNJ staff PROVO, Utah — Clovis High grad Travis Reid fired a career-low 6-under-par 66 on Thursday en route to a tie for 20th place in the Cougar Classic golf tournament, hosted by Brigham Young University. Reid, a sophomore at New Mexico State, came back with a round of 73 on Friday and 76 on […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats notch title at Alamo qualifier

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — Clovis High and Rio Rancho may be setting up a showdown for the Class 5A girls state track title. The defending 5A champion Lady Wildcats beat Rio Rancho for the first time this season on Friday, finishing with 112 points to 103 for the Rams in the Alamogordo qualifier meet. And […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats split with Carlsbad

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Saturday’s District 4-5A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex. The Lady Wildcats earned a split with the Cavegirls on Saturday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If nothing else, Clovis High’s senior softball players, playing their home finale on Saturday, will be able to graduate knowing they’ve beaten the beast of […]