It’s Good To Be Under God’s Blanket

By Curtis K. Shelburne Because I just had a new book come out (the first in a series entitled Wing Whispers), and because the powers that be at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., happen to like my publisher, my wife and I got to go to the Pepperdine Bible Lectures a week or two ago […]

Wildcat golfers fourth

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Guillermo Chavez fired his second-straight sub-par round in tournament play, helping Clovis finish third at the La Cueva Invitational golf tournament Monday at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course. Chavez, a junior, shot a 2-under-par 70 and finished a stroke back of medalist Casey Caldwell of Albuquerque Academy. He shot a season-best […]

Highlands hammers Hounds

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Brian Fryer was a one-man wrecking crew. The senior center fielder went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer and four runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands routed Eastern New Mexico University 9-1 on Tuesday in college baseball. Fryer raised his season’s batting average to .492, driving in single […]

Honor Roll 1/29

Editor’s note: Honor-roll lists are provided by Clovis school officials. Names may have been withheld by the school because of privacy concerns related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Sandia Elementary School A Honor Roll Third grade: Heather Purdy, Lyndsi LeClear Fourth grade: Hazel Cunningham, Skyler Fogle, Kyleigh Knight, Breann Morrison, Shatia […]

Pine cones return to trees

By Jack King Katherine Vandevender said the idea came to her in the night: Why not let her fourth graders decorate pine cones to look like Christmas trees? Ideas like this often come to Vandevender, who describes herself as a crafter and a recycler. But, although she devotes a lot of time to thinking of […]

Lady Cats ride young guns past Portales

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn battles a Portales defender for a loose ball during the second half of Saturday’s game in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson Youth edged out experience Saturday at Portales, as Clovis won the first battle in what could be a season-long war. Sophomore Aimee Hilburn had a game-high 22 […]

Wildcats prove me wrong

Ramblin’ Rick C lovis has come a long way since September, when a 1-2 start left plenty of doubters — including yours truly. The Wildcats looked dreadful in a 32-7 loss to Mayfield in the season opener and not much better in the loss to Highland. A program built on running the ball and stopping […]

Cats pull away from Eldorado

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams rushed for 120 yards in Saturday’s 31-0 win against Eldorado. Photo by Rick White. By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — A 37-yard extra point. Nearly 100 yards in penalties — including an assistant coach flagged for being in the way of a referee on a kickoff. And a running back throwing a […]

Frosh push WT past Zias

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Jennifer Bullock executes a jump set in the first game of Tuesday night’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — West Texas A&M’s Lone Star Conference volleyball winning streak lives on. Barely. The Lady Buffs won their NCAA Division II record 77th consecutive match against conference opponents, dating to […]

Fun on the Fourth

By Helena Rodriguez Country spirit will not only be flowing in terms of patriotism this Fourth of July weekend, but will be overwhelming present in the form of entertainment. Just about every brand of country music, from classic to contemporary, from Texas to even Tejano country, will be represented at area Fourth of July celebrations, […]

Fourth a good time for friends

By Clyde Davis Many will get together with friends over the upcoming patriotic holiday. Your best friend should be the one you sleep next to every night, but how about all those other friends and the web of relationships that we don’t even think about? A column on friendship could read like Jesus’ illustration on […]

Fired up for the Fourth

By Gary Mitchell Three-time Grammy Award nominee Holly Dunn will perform in concert during this year’s Smoke on the Water Fourth of July Celebration in Greene Acres Park. “Holly Dunn will be singing at 8 p.m., followed by the fireworks display,” said Liz Eisenbraun, events coordinator for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. “If people […]

Fireworks fund needs more spark

By Janet Bresenham For nine years, Tom Martin and his wife Gail have been working to maintain a long-standing tradition in Clovis — the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. But Martin is quick to point out that his original year organizing the event he calls “Smoke on the Water” quickly put into proper perspective […]