Ready, set, cook

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Amanda Sandoval unwraps a chocolate bar to melt for her chocolate covered no-bake cheesecake with berry coulis. Five students in her culinary arts class attended the ProStart New Mexico Invitational competition Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer While mincing parsley, Kaylie Kemp never took her […]

Hoop shoot set for Sunday

CNJ Staff The Fraternal Order of the Elks is holding its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Middle School. Children between the ages of 8 and 13 are eligible. The winners advance to the state competition. Information: Dean Marney at 693-6898.

Students hold worldly competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary fifth-grader Emma Clemmons answers a question during the third round of Monday’s geography bee at Mesa Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Lane Kelley said he has a map of the U.S. in his head. If he is asked where something is, he closes his eyes […]

CHS band progress continues

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Roger Wygant is a member of the Clovis High Band Booster Club. His son is in the band. By Roger Wygant: Guest columnist The Clovis High School Band continues to collect musical awards as they move indoors for the winter season. They recently completed a marching band season in which […]

Former Greyhound recalls Olympic competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Former ENMU Greyhound distance runner Rex Maddaford looks through photo albums containing images of his participation in the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City at his home near Tucumcari. Maddaford helped ENMU win the National Championship. By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing […]

WR competition heats up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University receiver Jesse Poku prepares to make a catch during Saturday’s practice. The Greyhounds open their 2008 season on Aug. 30 against Southern Nazarene at Bethany, Okla. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With the Eastern New Mexico University football team going to a four-wideout, […]

Git a rope

More than 60 teams competed in the Route 66 Festival team roping competition in Tucumcari over the weekend.

Competition won’t hurt rodeo

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CNJ file photo Sean Higgins of Socorro rides a bull during the 2006 version of the Pioneer Days Rodeo at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. This year’s event begins Thursday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent

Students learning leadership

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist For Savannah and Kayla, one of the key elements is competition. They like the part about Orlando, they like the Sea World plans, but the drawing card is the chance to compete. No, they aren’t Clovis Municipal Schools athletes, nor band members — at least not in this context. The […]

‘Lit’ didn’t happen this time

Guess who won the annual Word Worm competition sponsored by the Curry County Literacy Council?

Floyd cheerleaders take first in 1A, Texico second in 2A

Floyd claimed top honors in the state spirit competition, held this weekend at The Pit in Albuquerque. FHS claimed 669 points over the two-day period,

ENMU holds Iron Chef Competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Laura Robbins, right, of Portales, mixes ingredients Thursday for a banana peanut butter pie, while Katy Force of Portales works on other items. The two were competing in the Iron Chef competion at Eastern New Mexico University. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Reality TV came to Eastern New Mexico […]

Wildcadettes claim national win

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three months, 156 hours of practice and three routines combined to give Clovis High School’s dance team, the Wildcadettes, first place at a national competition in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Because the group participates in national competitions only every three years, the Wildcadettes competed in the novice class at […]

Clovis girl looks for bee repeat

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Beagles may be more popular after the Westminster Dog Show last week, but “schnauzer” was the buzzword during Saturday’s Curry County Spelling Bee. Christina Benitscheck will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee in Canyon, Texas, after correctly spelling the German dog breed in the final round of the competition. […]

Searching for Mrs. Clovis

The search is on for Mrs. Clovis 2008 The Mrs. New Mexico-America Pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Clovis to represent her community in the 2008 pageant states Sheree Channel, Executive State Director. Once selected, the lucky lady will advance on to compete in the 2008 Mrs. New Mexico – America Pageant to be held on June 21 at the […]

Daughter needs support

Anita Doberman This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of a competitive […]

Columnist supports daughter’s choice

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of […]

Petersen claims second place

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Master Sgt. Steve Petersen took second place in two categories at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters competition held in Anaheim, Calif. Petersen, who serves as 712 MXS Weapons Section Chief, took second in the Master’s deadlift and Class One deadlift. Both wins were in the […]

Lelei 21st in regional meet

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. —Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 32 minutes, 20.1 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday to finish 22nd in NCAA Division II South Central Regional men’s cross country competition. ENMU, which sent only a men’s team, was 15th of 16 teams with 331 points. Host Missouri Southern took men’s and women’s […]

Firefighters put their rescue skills to test

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Firefighter Jarod Baldwin drags Rescue Randy during a competition Thursday between firefighters. Randy, a training dummy, weighs 180 pounds. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Chad Healer ran from challenge to challenge, his teammates chanted his name along with words of encouragement. He climbed a 70-foot ladder, carried […]