Barber shears five generations

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Blake Curtis, 15 months, sits on his grandfather Blake Curtis’ lap Wednesday for his first haircut at Ellison’s Barbershop. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Blake Curtis held his 15-month-old grandson in his lap in the barber’s chair as Ellison Green snipped at the child’s hair. With the younger Blake’s [...]

Kiser drives in five runs as Clovis gains split

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Elena Wimberly tags out Roswell’s Amber Sosa as she slides into third base CNJ staff Jarod Kiser drove in five runs as Clovis beat Hobbs 11-5 in the second game of a summer league doubleheader Thursday at Bell Park. Hobbs won the opener 19-5. Kiser’s bases-loaded triple keyed a [...]

May 31, 1942

Pop Jennings, a Curry County resident since 1907, was the first to announce his candidacy for sheriff. … Dollar Day values at Mandell’s department store included: two ties for $1, five pair of socks for $1, four bath towels for $1. … Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland were starring in “They Died With Their Boots [...]

Zias in precarious position after pair of losses

CNJ staff PORTALES — Two weeks ago, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team appeared to be a virtual lock for one of four South Division berths in the upcoming Lone Star Conference tournament. Now, after losing five of six in division play, the Zias are hanging on by a thread and probably need a [...]

CHS grad Davis sets strikeout mark for Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High grad Darren Davis broke Wayland Baptist’s school single-season strikeout record on Thursday, fanning seven hitters in pitching the Pioneers t o a 17-3 Sooner Athletic Conference win over Southern Nazarene. Davis raised his total for the season to 100, five better than the previous mark of 95 set [...]

Division-leading Wildcats complete sweep of ENMU

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior right-hander Brian Kennedy tossed a four-hitter in the opener and second baseman Thomas Bumpass keyed a five-run fourth with a two-run single in the nightcap as Abilene Christian completed a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University by beating the Greyhounds 6-1 and [...]

Zias avoid sweep at Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Finally, after scoring only two runs on 19 hits — two doubles and 17 singles — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats broke out on Saturday. It almost wasn’t enough. The Zias, who had already dropped the first three games of their Lone Star Conference South Division series with Texas Woman’s, [...]