“Hardest-working” title fit self-reliant Brown

By Freedom Newspapers It was almost a shock to hear that James Brown was only 73 when he died on Christmas morning in Beech Island, S.C. It seemed as if the self-styled — but accurately so — “hardest working man in show business” had lived through enough to fill at least three or four ordinary […]

Clovis High students question extra school period

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Clovis High School students Lorraine Archibald, left, and Caleb Negrete wrote letters to the Clovis News Journal about a proposed seven-period schedule at the school. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis school officials are considering switching from a six-period day to a seven-period day at the high school in […]

County Commission enters new term

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Albin Smith and Frank Blackburn were tabbed by fellow Curry County Commissioners to lead the five-person governing body during Wednesday’s meeting. Smith, a local dairy owner, was unanimously elected as chairman. He replaced Tim Ashley. “Thank you. I appreciate it,” Smith said after switching seats with Ashley. “I look […]

Clovis High students given extra lunch time as grade incentive

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Adapting an old adage, Clovis High officials are hoping the best way to a student’s brain is through their stomachs. Effective upon the release of report cards later this month, Clovis High School students with grades of C or above will be released 20 minutes early for lunch. Those […]

Orchestra honors military with special performance

By Casey Peacock:Freedom Newspapers Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will present a salute to America’s military, with the “America at War” series at 7 p.m. (MST) Jan. 12 and 13 at the Civic Center Theatre in Lubbock. The performance is part of LSO’s 60th anniversary celebration. Guest conductor will be Jeffrey Pollock, Fort Worth, Texas, Symphony Orchestra […]

EPAC capsules, box scores

CNJ staff Boys Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points for Fort Sumner, which outscored Grady 29-10 in the fourth quarter. Grady’s Brian Blackburn led all scorers with 21 points […]

Floyd staves off Grady

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Floyd’s Blair Jaramillo, left, loses the control of the ball to Grady’s Katarina Grau during Tuesday’s first-round game of the EPAC tournament at Texico High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — A steal with almost six minutes to play usually isn’t considered a game-sealer. But, in a matchup of young […]

Sluggish start hurts Lady Cats

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — The first half was a case of extremes. Mayfield’s Madison Spence was red hot, and the Clovis Lady Wildcats ice cold. Spence scored 21 of her game-high 31 points in the first half, and Mayfield held on for a 59-46 win Tuesday over the Lady Wildcats. Tori Northcutt led Clovis […]

Weary Cats prevail

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Despite feeling the effects of playing their sixth game in 11 days, the Clovis Wildcats had enough energy left to hold off Amarillo High 61-49 Tuesday in a back-and-forth contest. The Cats piled it on in the third quarter and shut Amarillo down with excellent defense, Clovis coach J.D. Isler said. […]

Governor pushes methane gas initiative

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Local dairy farmers support the idea of turning manure into electricity, and now that Gov. Bill Richardson wants state incentives to encourage the idea, they say it’s more feasible than ever. “Local dairies here have been wanting to do some projects, but we need help,” said Art Schaap, a […]