Mock trial team ready for state competition

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Clovis High School senior Vincent Williams cross-examines a witness during the CHS mock trial team’s practice Saturday at the Curry County Courthouse. Williams and the team defended their case against practicing lawyers. (CNJ photo by Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich Clovis High School mock trial team sponsor Therese Pacheco compared the organization to an athletic […]

Very few benefits are worth their cost

Walter Williams The first concept an economics student learns is that for every benefit there’s also a cost — or, as my longtime colleague and friend Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman has put it, “There’s no free lunch.” While the person who receives the benefit might not pay or even be aware of the cost, as […]

Area students want to bee best in spelling competition

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Michael Martinez (left) will compete in the regional spelling bee on March 6 at Clovis Community College. The Tucumcari eighth grader won the regional bee last year and competed at the national championship in Washington. Photo: TV Hagenah. Ryan Lengerich Clovis students are sanguine about a chance to visit Washington, D.C. — and many of […]

Education Digest 2/5

Jessica Winstead, daughter of SSgt. Ray Winstead of Cannon air Force Base in Clovis, placed third in a competition of about 200 in a “Drill Down” competition held at Texas Tech in Lubbock this past weekend. She is member of the Clovis High School Air Force JR ROTC.

Couple ‘nails it’ at competition

Reporter’s Notebook For many a backyard handyman, a hammer, a nail and a high-stress situation would mean a sore thumb and the potential loss of a thumbnail. But for Everett and Donna Ewers, it meant a national championship for each of them, followed by trips to New York City and Hollywood to appear on television. […]

Win is music to ears of Wildcat band

By Jack King The Clovis High School Wildcat band beat 32 other high school bands from five states to win the Zia Marching Festival in Albuquerque on Saturday night, head band director Bill Allred said. The University of New Mexico, the festival’s sponsor, invites bands from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas to attend […]

Gymnasts do well in nationals

CNJ STAFF Katlin Luscombe of Texico and Ann Marie McLelland of Clovis were part of a team of ninth athletes representing Muleshoe-based Acrospirit Trampoline and Tumbling to participate in the USA Gymnastics National Championships from July 12-22 in Sacramento, Calif. Luscombe, who will be a sixth grader at Texico Elementary this fall, and McLelland, a […]

Bodybuilding detective

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Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum poses with his trophies and 28 cartons representing 504 eggs he ate while training for the Mid-USA/New Mexico State Bodybuilding Championships July 12 in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum has always enjoyed weightlifting and working out to stay in shape. But he […]

Fair planning winds down

By Jack King It’s almost time to load up those freshly canned pickles, secret recipe cookies and prized animals. The Curry County Fair is only four weeks away, plenty of time to plan to be at the Curry County Fairgrounds for a week of competition, entertainment and chances to learn about the latest in home […]

Aragon wrestles away title

By Kevin Wilson CJ Aragon admitted that he needed some luck. He had all he needed on Saturday night. Aragon, listed as competitor No. 7 in the Clovis Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo, got the run he needed with a time of 5.3 seconds to win the steer wrestling championship. “I was just trying to get […]