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 […]