Family knows ‘inz and outz’ of Clovis

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist One of the oldest families settling near the soon-to-be Clovis in 1904 was the Joel C. Faris family of eight. A farmer who raised cotton, horses and mules in Texas, Joel Faris was also a carpenter, building the first homes when Clovis began. He built the first real estate building at […]

Chavez struggles on final day

CNJ STAFF ORLANDO, Fla. — Clovis High’s Guillermo Chavez struggled badly on Friday’s final day of the 72-hole American Junior Golf Association HP Boys Junior Championship golf tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Country Club & Lodge, shooting an 88 to finish at 318 and in a tie for 51st place. Robert Gates Jr. of […]

Chavez shoots another 76

CNJ STAFF ORLANDO, Fla. — Clovis’ Guillermo Chavez fired his second consecutive round of 76 on Thursday and is currently in a five-way tie for 42nd place at 230 after three rounds of the American Junior Golf Association’s HP Boys Junior Championship Golf Tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Country Club & Lodge. The tournament […]

Chavez makes cut in Florida golf event

CNJ STAFF ORLANDO, Fla. — Clovis High senior Guillermo Chavez shot a four-over 76 Wednesday and just made the cut after two rounds of the American Junior Golf Association’s 72-hole HP Boys Junior Championship golf tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Country Club & Lodge. Chavez, who shot a 78 on Tuesday, finished the day […]

Sometimes even officers ‘duff’ it

By Ned Cantwell There are any number of obscure words and phrases associated with the game of golf, a pastime that involves otherwise intelligent people forking over 50 or 60 bucks to a guy who lets them walk on his grass while swinging a stick, an activity you can do pretty much for free at […]

Former ENMU athlete doing well as sports agent

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Steve Loy By Dave Wagner Former Eastern New Mexico University football player and golfer Steve Loy has carved out a solid career for himself in the sports world since his playing days. The 52-year-old Albuquerque native spent several years as a successful college coach and administrator, and now serves as managing partner/president and CEO of […]

Residents know how to spend the holiday

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Kamron Canchola, 5, of Clovis, takes a swing at a junk car during a car bash Sunday at the Smoke on the Water celebration at Greene Acres Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Whether relaxing with friends, visiting out-of-state relatives, working in public safety jobs, or working to keep […]

Beautiful explosions cover Clovis skies

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By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent A brief rainstorm threatened the annual Fourth of July celebration at Greene Acres Park on Sunday. But the sky cleared in time, the winds calmed and the Big Dipper was visible in the northern sky when the Smoke on the Water fireworks show blasted off about 9:15 p.m. A local […]

Hobbs, Max

Max Hobbs Services: Have been held. Mr. Max Hobbs, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Vista Care Hospice in Lubbock, TX He was born on July 24, 1925, in Portales, to Alma Lee and Add Hobbs. He graduated from Portales High School in 1943. He served in the Army Air Corps during […]

Fort Sumner course a unique golfing experience

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Course owner Carl Vick tracks his putt on sixth green last month as Rufus Stewart and the rest of the “Alligators” look on. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White FORT SUMNER — Carl Vick muscles his tee into the hardened ground, addresses the ball, and smacks a shot toward a red flag off […]