April 23, 1944

A headline in the Clovis News-Journal proclaimed “Clovis High boys look good in spring football sessions.” … Joe Bosse led the CHS junior class to victory in the annual “tree climb” competition. … U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch and his wife Ruth were returning to their home in Washington after a weekend visit to Clovis Army […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Rodeo queen contestants sought

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer APRIL 30 IS THE DEADLINE for contestants who wish to enter the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen Pageant competition. The pageant is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. May 29 at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis. Contestants will be judged on appearance and personality. Horsemanship competition will follow at […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Area colleges hold ‘Apprentice’-style competition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer NOBODY WAS FIRED. But that didn’t make the competition any less intense. This week, three eastern New Mexico institutions of higher learning held a competition based on the hit reality TV show “The Apprentice,” which stars Donald Trump. TWO STUDENTS EACH from Clovis Community College, Eastern New Mexico University […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams in middle of pack

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s golf teams were lodged in the middle of the pack after Monday’s first round of the two-day Roswell Invitational golf tournament. Clovis shot 332 and was tied with Deming for ninth in a field of 20 boys teams who played at New Mexico Military Golf Course. The CHS girls […]

State Golden Gloves tourney starts tonight

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Elijio Sena trains at the Roy Walker Community Center on Thursday afternoon. Sena is scheduled to fight in the super-heavyweight division of the state Golden Gloves tournament this weekend. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Until the fighters start actually showing up, beginning this morning, Chuck Haas can never quite be […]

Education Digest: Late start cancelled due to testing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer There will be no late start Wednesday at Clovis High School as a result of a state-mandated testing schedule. All CHS juniors will take morning tests the week of Feb. 26. Questions regarding the tests and schedule should be directed to the CHS Guidance Office at 769-4350. Literacy council […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Speller will represent Clovis

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Accent marks were just as important as letters in this spelling bee. GUILLE VILLALOBOS outshone the competition Feb. 10 at the Clovis Schools Spanish spelling bee when he correctly placed the accent over the first ‘a’ in lampara (lamp in English). THE GATTIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL seventh-grader spelled impuesto […]

ENMU cross country teams cited

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s and women’s cross country squads have been named to the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association all-academic team, ENMU cross country coach Joel McMullen has announced. To be eligible, teams had to compile a collective 3.0 grade point average for the fall semester […]

Clovis High band plays on

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent From the first day of summer practice, Clovis High band members have one competition constantly on their minds: the Zia Marching Festival. Clovis and 31 other bands from New Mexico and neighboring states participate today in Albuquerque in the state’s premier marching competition. “This is what we aim for from […]

Letters to the Editor: Wildcat marching band deserves praise

We would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to the Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band. We attended the Tumbleweed Classic competition on Saturday in Denver City, Texas. The performance by Clovis was breathtaking and beautiful. The hard work these young people put into their performance was obvious and in our opinion they […]

Clovis American 10-11s eliminated

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis American 10-11 all-stars were ousted from state Little League competition on Monday in an 11-0 loss to Albuquerque South Valley. The first-round losers bracket game was postponed from Sunday night due to rain, and the start of Monday’s game was delayed 45 minutes by rain, American coach Ricky Wilson […]

Local girls succeed at pageant

By Kristelle Siarza: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Kalila Pack succeed at her goal to make friends at last weekend’s Miss New Mexico American Co-ed Queen pageant. A student at Clovis Christian School, Kalila also took home third place in the Sweetheart Division in her first pageant. “She’s a little diva,” said Elizabeth Pack, Kalila’s mom. […]

Clovis student eliminated from national bee

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — After more than three rounds of spelling such words as “spheterize,” “ibidem,” “lipogrammatism” and “obstreperous,” 46 elementary and middle school students remained Wednesday at the end of the first day of tense competition in the annual national spelling bee. The winner will be crowned Thursday night on national TV. […]

4/23 Honors

Montoya Jessica Montoya of Clovis has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics by the United States Achievement Academy, it was announced by the organization. The daughter of Jaime and Debbie Montoya of Clovis, she attends Yucca Junior High. Her grandparents are Pedro and Manuelita Montoya of San Antonio, Texas, and Alma […]

Area students moving to state Spanish spelling bee

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Three students from eastern New Mexico will face their fears of getting up in front of a big crowd Saturday as well as the best Spanish spellers in New Mexico. The New Mexico Spanish Spelling Bee competition is the ultimate goal for the student spellers who speak Spanish. The spelling […]

Golden Gloves time again

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Ricardo Alexander,17 of Las Vegas, N.M., trains Thursday at the Roy Walker Community Center for his upcoming fight in the Golden Gloves. Alexander will compete in the 165-pound weight class. (CNJ correspondent: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As the host site for the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition in 18 of the last […]

Forgiveness warms hearts — even on ice

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist The 2006 Winter Olympics at Torino, Italy, are now history. I like the Olympics, and I like the winter games best of all. I’d come down with an almost terminal cold and was still sneezing, sniffling, coughing and spluttering on the second Sunday of Olympic competition, but I still […]

Olympics take mind off state politics

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist I know. I know. There is just a lot of stuff going on in New Mexico about which I should be passionate. What could possibly distract from writing reams of copy about the recently concluded 2006 New Mexico Legislature? The 2006 Winter Olympics, that’s what. Who cares about a $6 […]

Born to run: Dog agility competitions catching on

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Maggie, a 2 1/2-year-old border collie, posted the fastest time in three events in her first competition. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Through a tunnel. Over an A-frame. Weave through poles. Lay down on the platform. Jump the hurdles. Good dog. Where dog shows are beauty pageants for pampered pets, […]

Counselor challenges schools, city to weight-loss contest

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Bob Pullings, school counselor at Gattis Junior High School, has issued a weight-loss challenge via email to faculty and staff of Clovis schools. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It began with Bob Pullings pondered New Year’s resolutions. “It’s just on everybody’s mind to lose weight” said Pullings, in his ninth year as school counselor […]