Group honors state centennial with parade float

Derek Saiz' eyes lit up Friday afternoon as he drilled screws into the wooden beams of a trailer behind the Clovis hospital. CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Derek Saiz, left, Phillip Ulibarri, center, and John Sharp of the Plains Regional Medical Center Plant Services Department lift a model of the New Mexico centennial coin onto […]

Expectations run high for Wildcats

In his first season as Clovis High boys basketball coach, Matt King led the Wildcats to last spring's Class 5A state semifinals. With six of their top eight players back, the Cats will be disappointed if they don't get beyond that this time. "I think the expectations are high, but they're always going to be […]

Clovis woman gets 18 years despite emotional plea

Guadalupe Flores, eyes welling and her voice cracking, pleaded for mercy at her sentencing Friday for killing Brandon Vann, a man she called her best friend. District Judge Stephen Quinn's response was 18 years in prison — a dozen short of the maximum 30 years District Attorney Matt Chandler sought after successfully convicting Flores, 27, […]

Thursday area prep summaries – Nov. 29

Citizens Bank Border Shootout At Texico Boys Thursday's quarterfinals Farwell 65, Melrose 18 Friona 55, Dimmitt JV 32 Logan 57, Grady 31 Texico 63, Floyd 29 Friday's semifinals Consolation Melrose vs. Dimmitt JV, 11 a.m., junior high gym Grady vs. Floyd, 12:45 p.m., high school gym Championship Farwell vs. Friona, 4:15 p.m., junior high gym […]

Area girls prep basketball capsules

CLOVIS CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES Coach: Pam Sealey, 1st year Last year: 9-12 (3-5 District 2-B, reached Class B semifinals) Returning starters: 2 Key players: Amanda Fly, Sr. (5-4, G); Katlyn Cook, Sr. (6-1, C); McKall Sealey, Sr. (5-3, G); Alexa Riley, Sr. (5-8, F) Outlook: For a team that started its district schedule last year […]

Wolverines host Tularosa in semifinals

Texico and Tularosa have been regular combatants in the Class 2A playoffs in recent seasons. The teams will meet for the fourth time in the last six postseasons in a 7 p.m. kickoff today at Texico, with the winner advancing to next week's title game. Tularosa (9-2) has won the last two meetings, in the […]

A View from Under the Pew: life in a matchbox or amendments to solomon s proverbs

Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. life in a matchbox or amendments to solomon s proverbs life is a paradox boss it s a little like humility the moment […]

God can do great things with willing hearts

Corrie Ten Boom, the Nazi concentration camp survivor, said: "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." In my studies this past week I came across two Biblical women who had to trust their unknown futures to a known God. Mary and Jochebed are examples of women we can admire. Mary […]

Religion feature: Couple aims to make service exciting

Scott and Christina Caldwell had not considered living in Clovis although they had driven through the city many times until three years ago, when prayer led them to a job opening at New Life Assembly. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Caldwell Ministries pastors Scott Caldwell, left, and Christina Caldwell, open their service at New Life […]

Cass named state’s best

Kamal Cass already holds single-season Clovis High records for rushing yardage and touchdowns and, with another year left, he's well within range of career marks. Cass capped a stellar junior season on Thursday when he was named the 2013 Gatorade New Mexico high school football player of the year. The 5-11, 165-pounder was a major […]