Feb. 21 – Baseball and burgers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Keith Kiser, president of the Clovis High School Booster club, prepares hamburgers for the first day of the Clovis Invitational at Bell Park Thursday, Kiser said that the booster club will be cooking food for all eight teams during the tournament. The tournament runs today with semi-finals and concludes on […]

Feb. 20 – Swim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis junior Brandon Williams practices his breast stroke during swim team practice at Clovis Aquatic Center. The swim team will participate in the state championships this weekend in Albuquerque.

Feb. 19 – Tops In Blue

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A young girl watches Tops In Blue Monday night at Marshall Auditorium. Tops In Blue, an Air Force group, portrayed 60 years of Air Force service this year.

Feb. 17 – Little Miss Showoff

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Shelby Mayfield, 8, rides a bicksin gelding Saturday that her father brought to the Clovis Horse Sale to sell. Sylvester Mayfield said Shelby has been riding horses since she was a baby. Mayfield didn’t take the bid of $5,800 because he said the horse was worth closer to $7,000.

Feb. 16 – Watch it

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis first baseman Parker Wood watches the pitch and Chris Sierra Saturday during Clovis’ double header against the alumni team at Bell Park.

Feb. 15 – Sharkboy visits Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Actor Taylor Lautner visited Clovis Friday. An award-winning martial artist, Lautner made an appearance at American Karate Studio’s Children’s Fair at Clovis Civic Center. The studio had students on-hand to show off their karate skills. Dancers from the Clovis Dance Academy also performed. Lautner stands with Brandon Parra, from left, […]

Feb. 13 – Lance in tow

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dan Clay, 76, zooms around Clovis Wednesday in a motorized wheelchair almost every day with his pet poodle Lance in tow. The cart, intended to be hitched onto a bicycle, was modified by Clay for his pets to take a ride with him.

Feb. 12 – Ladies with mustaches

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico seventh-graders Lucia Torres, 13, left, Priscilla Gaytan, 14, middle, and Karen Solis, 13, play with one of the exhibits at the Texico High School science fair Tuesday. The display was about the effects of hair dye on hair structure.

Feb. 11 – Let’s play dolls

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Theresa Lucero, 66, makes dolls and all their accessories as a hobby. Thursday, she sits at La Casa Senior Center fixing up the on-site nurse, Margie Caballero’s first doll. Caballero received the collectable Alexander doll from her adopted parents when she was a little girl. Lucero said she made everything […]

Feb. 10 – Caught

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis guard Manuel Robles was caught in the flood of excited fans who stormed onto the court after Clovis beat Hobbs 92-74 Friday at the Rock Staubus Gym.

Feb. 9 – Just checking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jessica Pacheco meets with head coach Amber Daniels to make sure she’s received the signals correctly before she bats Saturday at the double header at Zia Field.

Feb. 8 – My Valentine

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Second Lt. Erin Retzler talks with eight-year-old David Hernandez at Mesa Elementary School Friday as he draws on his card to send to deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hernandez said the troops need Valentine’s Day cards “because they love.”

Feb. 7 – Baskett at basketball

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Hank Baskett took part in Thursday’s Wildcat basketball practice to help them prepare for their game against Hobbs Friday night.

Feb. 6 – Teamwork

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo JJ Cano, right, and Kenny Bardin lift wood up to another consruction worker at a house in Rain Tree Subdivision. The crew from MIssiledine Construction will be at the house three more days putting up the ceiling.

Feb. 5 – Caucus

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A couple helps each other with their ballots at the Democratic caucus at the Clovis-Carver Library on Super Tuesday. The chair of the Democratic Party of Curry County said 400 people voted in the first 90 minutes of the caucus.

Feb. 4 – Treasure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Addison Foskey, of Clovis, searches for buried treasure Monday at Hillcrest Park with a metal detector. Foskey said that he been digging for treasure for ten years and that its a fun hobby and have found coins, jewelry, and to many can tabs to count.

Feb. 3 – Woman of the year

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Faye Johnson tearfully accepted her nomination as the United Dairy Women’s Women of the Year at the Milk Lover’s Ball Saturday night. Johnson exceeded expectations working with United Dairy Women in 2007 to promote the group to the public, dairy producers and the industry as a whole, secretary Fathom McKeown […]

Feb. 2 – CHS court

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The Clovis High School Freshman Campus Basketball Homecoming Court BACK:  Trevor Jones, Colton Dant, Zach Anderson, Taylor Brooks and Tucker Martin FRONT:  Michaela Hulder, Char Cooper, Brytnee Ratledge, Jessica Montoya, and Ashlee Pierson Submitted by Diana Russell

Feb. 1 – Littlejohn wants to play

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lady Cat assistant coach Joshua Littlejohn’s son, Jude Littlejohn, wandered onto the court during half time. The fifteen-month-old boy wanted to play with the Artesia junior varsity girls who were practicing shots at the net.

Jan. 31 – Look Ma, I’m a binder.

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eleven-year-olds Brianna Jimenez, top left, and Trisha Gartner, top right, roll Maria Mata, bottom left, and Danielle Chafer, bottom right, away from each other as the group demonstrates a lever. The group of four decided to act out a binder as a lever because it’s something they use often for […]