EPAC: Wolverines top Dora, seek 3-peat

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Texico senior Patrick Burns passes to the outside as Dora junior Casey O’Conner plays defense during an EPAC Tournament matchup Friday at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The Texico Wolverines are on the verge of their third straight EPAC championship. With 19 points from Aaron […]

Fire guts bridal shop

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Clovis firefighters work Sunday to control a fire at Freeman’s Bridal Shop and Formal Wear on Main Street. The fire left a hole in the building’s roof. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff photo The downtown shop Marjorie Noble owned and operated for more than 30 years was severely damaged in a […]

Officials urge citizens to party responsibly

Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff writer Out with the old and in with the new. Area residents will be celebrating the start of a new year tonight, and local officials are urging citizens to “party responsibly.” Lt. James Schoeffel, public information officer for the Clovis Police Department, said New Year’s Eve will be safe and fun […]

Scout’s honor: City airport benefits from Eagle project

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For his Eagle Scout project, Jay Burns, 16, helped replace the Clovis Municipal Airport sign. Burns said his main role in the project was working with architects, local business owners and contractors. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Looking for a sign? Clovis Municipal Airport needed a new one. Eagle Scout […]

9/1 Student Profile

Mary Cate Burns is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of James Burns and Katie Haynes. If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place? I would give everyone food, shelter, and access to and education. What is your favorite smell? Brewing coffee. Who […]

Weather dampens fair attendance

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Trucks bearing carnival rides from last week’s county fair began pulling out from the Curry County Fairgrounds on Monday afternoon. Fair officials believe poor weather hampered the turnout at the fair this year. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The first week of school and a series of evening thunderstorms contributed […]

North beats sloppy South all-stars

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The North’s Clint McPeek (27) has the ball slip between his fingertips on a pass in the end zone as the South’s Chris Gallegos defends during Friday night’s all-star game in Albuquerque. (AP photo: Greg Sorber) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Don’t try to tell Clovis’ Jason Burns that it was a meaningless […]

Police plan for busy holiday

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis will celebrate the Fourth of July with red, white — and a lot of extra blue — with local police on full alert, said Sgt. James Schoeffel of the Clovis Police Department. “No officer that I know of has the day off,” said Schoeffel of Monday, explaining the […]

Haynes Sr., Dr. Allan L.

Dr. Allan L. Haynes Sr. Services: Have been held. Dr. Allan L. Haynes Sr., 90, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Morgantown, Ky., to Alonzo Lucien and Meriam H. Gillen Haynes. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. […]

Burns Sr., Rodney W.

Rodney Wayne Burns Sr. Services: Have been held. Rodney Wayne Burns Sr., 69, of Clovis, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Clovis, to Matt and Elva Burns. He married Diane Curry Hays in 1983. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1954 and […]

Muleshoe burn victim critical

CNJ staff A 78-year-old Muleshoe man injured Saturday in a house fire in Muleshoe was still in critical condition Wednesday night, according to hospital officials. Larry Hall was taken to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock on Saturday night where he was treated for burns covering about 30 percent of his body, […]

Skarda, Kathryn B.

Kathryn Burns Skarda Services: Have been held. Kathryn Burns Skarda, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 25, 1915, and graduated in the first class from Sacred Heart School in Clovis. She attended Mount Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan., and obtained her registered […]

Burns, Rosemary

Rosemary Burns Services: Have been held. Rosemary Head Burns, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on April 14, 1915, in Santa Rita, to Elam L. Head and Elva Schmidt Head. She was the oldest of five children. She was raised on a ranch, […]

Racially targeted champ deserves pardon

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Jack Johnson was a black man who often spent his days beating up white men and his nights making love to white women. This, in the first years of the last century. So you can understand why he was a polarizing figure, why newspapers inveighed against him and the government conspired […]

Two Wildcats picked for first team 5A All-State

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Clovis senior Phillip Williams rushed for 1,860 yards and 17 touchdowns. (CNJ staff photo) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Players and coaches for the Clovis football team said having two players named to the Class 5A All-State team was a testament to the team mentality that led to a state championship game berth. Seniors […]

Christmas trees take care

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Christmas trees line the parking lot of Allsup’s during Thanksgiving weekend in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Christmas tree is a venerated and centuries-old symbol of Christianity and the holiday season. Not to mention a beacon of joy for children come Christmas day. But it can also be […]

Clovis to play for state title

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Clovis sophomores, left to right, Chris Wall, Garrett Draehn, Shad Durham, and Drew Spears cheer on the Wildcats during the third quarter of their Class 5A semifinal game Saturday against Highland at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Defensive end Jason Burns said Clovis’ football coaching staff never […]

Cold and wind Clovis allies

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Clovis seniors Phillip Williams, left, and Jacob Jones were dressed for the cold weather during practice Thursday at the high school. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth Rick White: CNJ managing editor The Clovis Wildcats have long considered the cold and the wind their allies — Mother Nature’s test of guts on the gridiron. They know that […]

Fire damages downtown business

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Clovis firefighters battled a blaze Saturday at 120 Connelly for about two hours after semi trailers and packing crates caught fire in the yard next to Moberly Moving and Storage. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A fire fueled by wooden packing crates swept through a storage area of a downtown moving […]

Fire wipes out China Star

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Clovis Fire Department Capt. Karen Burns, left, and fire investigator Jeff Allen look over damage near the entrance to the China Star restaurant on Sunday afternoon. (Staff photo: David Stevens) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Fire gutted the China Star about 9:30 on Sunday morning, closing one of Clovis’ more popular restaurants indefintely. Fire officials […]