Season for giving

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Janine Summerville, of Clovis, takes donations for the Salvation Army outside Albertsons on Tuesday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The ring-a-ling of bells can be heard at stores throughout the area. The sounds aren’t a sign of Santa’s imminent arrival, but instead a Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats’ CB perseveres

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Clovis High senior cornerback Kolt Merren, left, is fourth on the team this season with 21 tackles. The Wildcats travel to Albuquerque to meet unbeaten (5-0) Cibola on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Wearing a gray shirt with green lettering and loose fitting jeans, Clovis senior cornerback Kolt […]

On the job: Clovis Fire Department

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Firefighter Dustin Oliver demonstrates the correct way to use the pole. The fire station on Mitchell Sreet. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The average Clovis firefighter is 31 years old, male, works 24-hour shifts, makes $25,500 a year and has been on the job between two and 16 years. “Ladder […]

Student profiles: Cory Thornsbury

By CNJ Staff Cody Thornsbury is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Ed and Karen Thornsbury. Who is your favorite entertainer? Will Ferrell, because he is great in all of his movies. What’s so great about your favorite sport? I love basketball because it is fun, exciting, and you never […]

LSC preseason polls: League does recount on football

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference has taken a recount. After releasing its annual football poll in mid-July showing defending West Texas A&M as the South Division favorite with 88 points, a recheck showed the Buffaloes with 78 points and thus coming in third behind Tarleton State (86) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (80). […]

Student profiles: Young, Sweat, Jones

CNJ staff Rachael Young is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Anthony and Kelly Young. What is your greatest hope? My greatest hope is that one day soon all the soldiers overseas would come home because the war would be over and world peace would be served. Who is your […]

Magness, Flora M.

Flora Mae Magness, 93, of Farwell died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 8, 1913, in Conway, Ark., to T. F. and Minnie Wyatt Wortham. As a teen she moved with her family to McAllen, Texas, where she graduated from high school. In 1933, she married Joe Willis Magness. […]

Student profile: Jeremy Dan Riley

Jeremy Dan Riley is a senior Clovis Christian School. He is the son of Jan and Danny Riley. What is so great about your favorite sport? Track is an individual sport. Your competing against yourself to improve times when running or improve distances when throwing. Tell us about a happy time: Some of the happiest […]

Photography technology gives new vision to local hobbyist

Mr. Chandler is a weekend photographer from the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron. Janet Taylor-Birkey While Rick Chandler spends his work day at the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron office, much of his free time is spent playing in a bluegrass band, doing leather work and taking shots at just about anything that will stand still. While […]

On the job: A look at the Clovis Police Department

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Shawn Gore has been on the Clovis police force for 14 years. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) Compiled by Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The CNJ asked these police officers to tell us a little bit about themselves and to answer a few questions: Shawn Gore, master police officer, traffic division Years of service: 14 What […]

In good company

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor They will leave Clovis as the school’s all-time leading scorer, passer and 3-pointer shooter. And with three wins this week at the state basketball tournament, they will win back-to-back Class 5A state titles. Starters since they were sophomores, Brittany Blackmon, Aimee Hilburn and Tori Quintana have been the core […]

Student profile: Kim Perkins

Kim Perkins is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Freddie and Mae Perkins. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? Past: “City Guys” and “Saved by the Bell.” Present: “7th Heaven” and “Gilmore Girls.” Tell us a story about your childhood: Since I was about 5 years old, […]

Clovis junior defensive stopper

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Tori Northcutt has played varsity since her freshman year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What Clovis High junior Tori Northcutt does better than most won’t show up next to her name in the scorebook. Northcutt relies on a combination of tenacity and a basketball IQ that’s off the chart to […]

Pink ladies: PRMC Auxiliary has been providing services for nearly 40 years

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Ramona Parker delivers balloon bouquets Tuesday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson Best known as the “Pink Ladies,” the Clovis Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary has been in Clovis for almost half a century. Beginning with 12 women, they now boast a membership of more than 100, performing a multitude of volunteer functions at […]

Municipal elections 2006: Candidate profiles

District 1 • Juan F. Garza Sr. Profession: Restaurant owner How do you think your education and career will benefit you in being a commissioner? “I apply some of the business decisions I make into helping the community. I work closely with the Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Industrial Development Corp.and other businesses.” Why are you […]

Student profile: Aimee Hilburn

Aimee Hilburn is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Mike and Becky Hilburn. What is your greatest fear? One day I’ll look (back) on my life and have regrets. Tell us about a happy time: When we won state in basketball. Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party, and […]

Faithful fan finally sees team in action

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Joe Martinez Sr. holds a signed Dallas Cowboys training camp flag in his “Cowboys” room Friday at his home in Clovis. Martinez, who is fighting cancer, saw his first Cowboys’ game in person. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Joe Martinez Sr. spends numerous hours a month at Plains Regional Medical […]

1/5 Student Profile

Joey Ferral is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Joseph and Cora Ferral. Tell us about your pets: I have a husky lab with two different colored eyes. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? “That 70s show.” Tell us about a happy time: When we won grand […]

Best gifts: Memories, friends and family

By David Stevens: Editor “I don’t know if you believe in Christmas “Or if you’ll have presents underneath the Christmas tree. “But if you believe in love, that will be more than enough “For you to come and celebrate with me.” — Kermit the Frog, from the album “John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas […]

Student profile: Micah Lansford

Micah Lansford is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of David and Debbie Lansford. What is your favorite TV show past and present? “Hang Time” and “Rocky and Bullwinkle” were my favorite shows about 10 years ago, but presently “Smallville” is most definitely the best. What do you envision your life […]