Portales falls in season opener

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Robertson Cardinals erased a two-touchdown Portales lead and beat the Rams 20-15 Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Robertson quarterback Adrian Martinez threw two first-half touchdown passes to receiver Chris Ellis, followed by a third-quarter connection from Jake Martinez to Jesse Estrada to complete the comeback. “We just didn’t […]

Clovis Christian falls to Gateway

Gateway Christian 70, Clovis Christian 6 Records: Gateway Christian 1-0, Clovis Christian 0-1 Difference: “We had nine kids (playing in) their first varsity game, so we had a lot of inexperience and it kinda showed,” said Clovis Christian Coach Jason Swann. “They are a great team and great teams take advantage of situations like that.” […]

Wayland graduates celebrate

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clifton McFadden feeds his daughter Nadia a strawberry after his graduation Friday at Wayland Baptist University. McFadden, a vehicle mechanic at Cannon Air Force Base, earned his bachelor’s degree in management. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recognized for their personal sacrifice and challenges overcome, more […]

Plane crashes near Tucumcari

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Freedom Newspapers:Thomas Garcia Two Yuma, Ariz., residents, Gary Mayer and Kathryn Blohm, were injured in the crash of this Beech airplane Friday outside of Tucumcari, according to reports from the New Mexico State Police. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A single-engine plane crashed early Friday afternoon in a field six miles east of […]

Police: Clerk robbed at video rental store

CNJ Staff A clerk at a Clovis video store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night of an undisclosed amount of money, according to police records. Police received a call just before 10:30 p.m. from Hollywood Video at 4017 North Prince St. that a man wearing a ski mask had entered the store and demanded money, […]

Sept. 2 Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m. Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 769-7908. Circle Eight Squares — 9 p.m., first and third Fridays, La Casa Senior Center, 12th and Cameo. Information: 762-1349. Clovis Community Band — 7 p.m. Mondays on Marshall Middle School Auditorium stage. Clovis Community Orchestra rehearsal — 7-9 p.m. Mondays in the […]

Size doesn’t always matter

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about breast implants – specifically, my desire to have a larger bosom. I seriously considered the option of breast enhancement and went as far as making appointments with two highly recommended plastic surgeons. Before even speaking with them, I made up my […]

Labor Day showcases workers’ pride

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist “The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on Sept. 5, 1883.” — U.S. Department of Labor Web […]

Sept. 2 Engagements

Gates-Gibbs Jerry and Denise Adams Sr. of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Gates of Clovis, to Donald Wayne Gibbs of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 8, 2007, at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Clovis High […]

Sept. 2 Weddings

Reeves-Lemon Christine Reeves of Clovis and Jake Lemon of Portales were joined in marriage Dec. 30, 2006, at Kingswood United Methodist Church. The bride’s father, Dr. Brad Reeves, performed the double-ring ceremony. Reeves was assisted by Josh McAlister, minister of discipleship. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Brad and Sherrie Reeves of Clovis. She […]

Sept. 2 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry sausage pancake on a stick, juice and milk. Lunch — Nachos, salad, Spanish rice, diced peaches, graham crackers and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Hawaiian chicken, steamed rice, peas, Jell-O cake, roll and milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Egg […]

Sept. 2 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. blood sugar checks; 1 – 3 p.m. – bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Thursday: […]

Sept. 2 Club Notes

Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension met at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 in Sharon Ragland’s home. There were 12 members present. A report on the council meeting was given. Hosts for the rest of the year were selected. Members were reminded of the membership dinner, which will be held Sept. 11 at the Extension Building. The […]

Sept. 2 Library Books

The following books and DVDs are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Kiss Me Deadly by Mickey Spillane was given by Vicki Dryer in memory of Inez Williams. Although friends and enemies alike warn Mike Hammer to drop his feud with the Mob, he defies the police and the FBI to settle his personal score […]

Professor dedicated life to music

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Harry Barton spent 39 years as a music teacher to thousands of Clovis High School students. He was one of the best known and beloved teachers in high school, a gentleman all the way. Harry E. Barton was born Aug. 22, 1901, at Plymouth, Ind., and came to Clovis in […]

Prep Football: Here we go again

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School senior corner Jaden Isler returns a punt during Thursday afternoon’s practice session. The Wildcats open their season today against defending 5A champions Mayfield High School. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor It only seems right that the Clovis Wildcats get first crack at ending the Mayfield Trojans’ […]

Tucumcari man suspect in wife’s stabbing death

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Tucumcari woman is dead and her husband is in jail. Eppie Vigil, 55, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center, accused of stabbing his wife, Lucy Vigil, 46, to death, according to court documents. Eppie Vigil was charged with an open count of murder and with tampering […]

Aug. 31 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 p.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a home in the 1400 block of Gidding Street for a harassment report. A woman said she had sent a text message announcing her recent marriage to […]

Aug. 31 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 23 through Wednesday: Oscar Francisco Torres, 32, to Arabella Vargas, 32, both of Clovis James Douglas White, 37, to Laura Louise Loflin, 33, both of Clovis John Robert Navarro, 25, to Sabrina Michelle Romero, 25, both of Clovis Trung Thanh Nguyen, 20, of Fort […]

Cops and Courts: Police report clerk robbed at gunpoint

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis hotel clerk was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, according to police reports. A clerk told officers a man came into the office of the Rodeway Inn at 1616 Mabry Drive around 11 p.m. and pointed a black rifle or shotgun at her, the report said. He told […]