Jesus’ love constant

By Judy Brandon It is getting that time again. May always brings graduation and suddenly parents feel the pinch of an empty house. This only verifies that time passes and sometimes it hurts. The passing of time is like playing with bubbles. I ran into a sale the other day and stocked my “bubble cabinet” […]

Franklin, Loyd

Loyd Franklin Services: have been held. Loyd O. Franklin, 90, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at his home. He was born on April 3, 1914, in Turkey, Texas, to William B. and Ellen Franklin. His family moved to Amherst, Texas where he graduated from Amherst High School in 1931. He joined a group […]

Clovis defense dominates


Clovis senior Phillip Williams rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns in the Wildcats 15-7 win over Mayfield Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Slowly but surely, Clovis squeezed the life out of Mayfield’s offense like a boa constrictor on steroids. The more the Trojans squirmed, […]

Wildcats pound Carlsbad in district opener


Clovis junior Tanner Ficking scores the game’s first touchdown, a 3-yard run late in the first quarter. CNJ Staff Photo: Rick White Rick White, CNJ managing editor Carlsbad — Clovis junior offensive lineman Aaron Simon wasn’t complaining. He just wished sometimes he had more time to catch his breath between Phillip Williams’ forays into the […]

Prep football: Cats blank Goddard


Clovis senior Phillip Williams is tackled by Goddard’s Josh Nine during Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. (Roswell Daily Record: Andrew Kroeckel.) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — It was a story of two defenses and two defensive philosophies. The difference was Goddard’s aggressive, stunting defensive scheme worked for about a […]

La Cueva puts it to Cats late


Clovis junior Tanner Fickling tries to turn the corner on La Cueva senior Frankie Baca during the third quarter of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis forced La Cueva to do some things it hadn’t done so far this season — such as […]

Mayfield humbles Wildcats


Jason Burns (left) and Juan Gutierrez of Clovis stop Mayfield’s Seth McKinney for a short gain. (CNJ photo by Rick White) By Rick White Mayfield coach Jim Bradley lost track of time watching his second-ranked Trojans manhandle the Clovis Wildcats. With his team hogging the ball with a brutish ground game, Bradley wasn’t even aware […]

Bug club sending enthusiasts to the street


Casey Masterson paid $6,200 for his 2003 Volkswagen dune buggy — then started a Volkswagen club. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich There is just something about an air-cooled Volkswagen. Whether it’s the rough vibrations and off-road style of a dune buggy or the immediate recognizability of a hard-top beetle — when there’s no […]

Back to school means trip to mall

By Helena Rodriguez With less than two weeks before area school bells ring, shoppers crowded retail outlets this weekend for back-to-school supplies and clothes. Although New Mexico did not have a statewide tax-free weekend like neighboring Texas, many Clovis retailers held their own tax-free days, offering discounts and specials to keep people at home. School […]

Residents pumping for joy


Joe Johnson, who said gas in California is still more than $2 a gallon for regular unleaded, fills up Sunday at the Shell station at the corner of Prince and 21st streets. CNJ photo by Loretta Kos. By William Thompson Clovis’ gas prices last week dropped to their lowest levels in three months, with most […]