New band causes chatter

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle: Jim Bailey, foreground, practices at the microphone with other Cause + Effect band members Taylor Borden, left, and Zach Gerzon during hearsal for the Clovis High School talent show at Rock Staubus Gym. By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The combined age of Jim Bailey, Taylor Borden and Zach […]

Muleshoe lands ethanol plant

CNJ staff DALLAS — A Dallas-based energy company announced Wednesday intentions to build a 100-million-gallon-per-year biomass-fueled ethanol plant northwest of Muleshoe, according to a company press release. Panda Ethanol officials said the proposed facility will generate the steam used in the ethanol manufacturing process by gasifying more than 1 billion pounds of cattle manure a […]

Bailey County farmer found dead

CNJ staff The Bailey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of a 25-year-old farmer in a small community about 75 miles northwest of Lubbock, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Jonathan Kindle was found dead in his Maple home at about 5:10 a.m. Thursday after someone found his body and called 911, Bailey County Sheriff […]

Texico thrashes Carlsbad JV

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Texico freshman Seth Bailey breaks the tackle of a Carlsbad junior varsity defender in the second quarter en route to his second punt return for a touchdown in Thursday’s game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Freshman Seth Bailey return two punts for touchdowns in the first […]

Dust bowl days stuck in memories

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGrace and Foy Bailey were married in 1933 during the Great American Dust Bowl. They have lived in the area most of their lives and are among the few eastern New Mexico residents who lived through the Dust Bowl. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traces of their frontier life are […]

Royse, Roma “Jean”

Roma “Jean” Royse, 75, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1930, to Beauford A. and Eva Butler Bailey in North Hollywood, Calif. She married William J. Royse on April 8, 1950, in San Fernando Valley, Calif. She was retired from Farmer’s Insurance Group, where […]

Bailey, Harvey

Harvey Ray Bailey, 65, of Temple, Texas, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. He was born Aug. 12, 1940, in Newkirk to J.C. and Hattie Bailey. He was a graduate of Fort Sumner High School and the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo. He married Patricia Louise Lindsey […]

Kinsall, Michael L.

Michael Lee Kinsall, 49, of O’Fallon, Ill., died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his residence. Born Sept. 30, 1956, in Carmi, Ill., he was a principal for a total of 19 years in three school districts, including Tucumcari Public Schools and Roswell School District. For the last 12 years, he was principal at Estelle Kampmeyer […]

Whitaker, Kayla V.

Kayla V. Whitaker, 51, of Clovis died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 24, 1953, to Joe H. and Sonya Green Whitehurst at Cannon Air Force Base. She was a licensed vocational nurse and a member of the West 21st Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in […]

Lady Wolverines stymie Vixens in EPAC semis

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Fort Sumner senior Amber Sena struggles through two Texico defenders during an EPAC Tournament matchup Friday at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Texico girls coach Keith Durham wanted to see a wire-to-wire effort for his team in Friday’s EPAC semifinal matchup with Fort Sumner. The […]

Year in review: Area recovering from BRAC process

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Gabriel Bryant of Clovis shows his support for Cannon when members of the Brac Commission visited Clovis in June. (Staff photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Remnants of the Base Realignment and Closure process linger around eastern New Mexico. Posted outside several businesses are thick, plastic banners. They were designed months ago in a […]

Lady Wolverines beat Eunice in regionals

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Texico’s Lori Richardson tips the ball over Eunice’s Jenny Pearson during their Class 2A Region C championship game Saturday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — With their trip to state already in the bag, the Texico Lady Wolverines made things a lot easier on themselves. Playing […]

Lady Wolverines beat Dexter, gain state tourney berth

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Texico’s Stephanie Bailey hits the ball past a Dexter defender during Friday’s Class 2A Region C tournament semifinal match at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Now that the pressure is off, Stephanie Bailey hopes she and her Texico teammates will relax. Bailey pounded out 19 kills […]

Texico captures district volleyball title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — After more than a week layoff, the Texico volleyball team got back to business on Saturday and took care of business by winning the District 6-2A championship at home. Texico swept Santa Rosa 27-25, 25-7, 27-25 to host a regional round this weekend. The Lady Wolverines will play […]

Lady Cats coast past Goddard

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Clovis’ Janell Gallegos attempts to block the ball during Thursday’s match against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer While senior outside hitter Aimee Hilburn struggled Thursday night, several of her Clovis High teammates stepped up to lead the Lady Wildcats past Roswell Goddard. With […]

The sky is calling: Pilots take to flight early

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By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It starts like this. “I want to become a pilot. I think it’s awesome. I want to be a fighter pilot. My second choice would be a commercial pilot. Then a stunt pilot. Then a test pilot,” said Andres Gallegos of Albuquerque. His aspirations, at this stage, are simply […]

Estancia posts win over Lady Spikers

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — A pair of teams expected to make a run for the Class 2A state volleyball team hooked up for a battle Tuesday night. And, no surprise here, it took five games to decide things between host Texico and Estancia. In the end, the Lady Bears took a 25-16, […]

Seven area girls tabbed for 1-2A all-star volleyball clash

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Area members participating in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s 22nd annual Class 1-2A North-South All-Star volleyball match admit they slept well Sunday night. And probably Monday night, too, after two, two-hour practices each day. The 1-2A match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center on […]

Cotton crop damaged by hail

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Todd Lingnau stands over his ruined crop of cotton on County Road 3 east of Farwell. Recent hail storms totaled the field, which Lingnau said should have been budding by now. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of acres of cotton have been damaged or destroyed by hail damage in […]

Steele, Joseph “Jo Jo”

Joseph “Jo Jo” Steele Services:Have been held. Joseph Grayum “Jo Jo” Steele, 19, of Dunlap, died Friday, March 18, 2005 in an automobile accident in Lincoln County. Mr. Steele was born April 9, 1985 in Roswell to Joe and Karen Steele. He grew up on the family ranch in Dunlap and was a 2003 graduate […]