Pheasant frenzy to begin

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Bill Bradford of Placitas has hunted pheasant for almost 50 years. Bradford said it should be a strong pheasant season in New Mexico, since cold weather has been sparse. “I have bird dogs and I enjoy watching them work,” Bradford said. “And certainly (pheasants) are good to eat.” The […]

Bovina falls to Quanah in playoffs

CNJ staff PANHANDLE, Texas — Senior running back Matthew Hill rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries and Quanah got what proved to be the winning score on a blocked punt return for a touchdown Saturday to edge Bovina 28-21 in a Texas Class 1A Division 1 bi-district playoff game. The Indians […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats survive at Carlsbad

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer CARLSBAD — Jordan Mendoza and Bryce Hill took advantage of a second chance. Mendoza’s 19-yard pass to Hill on fourth-and-9 kept alive a key drive, and Brian Mead scored on a 6-yard run a few plays later as Clovis survived a scare to beat Carlsbad 20-13 on Friday at […]

Engagements 8/13

Jones-Hill John and Becky Jones of Lazbuddie, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Jones, to Clinton Hill, both of Portales. He is the son of Mark and Dee Hill of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Kingswood Methodist Church. The reception will follow the […]

Ant colonies: Therapy for working man

By Grant McGee: local columnist Have you heard about that movie called “The Ant Bully?” It’s that age-old story of a little boy destroying an ant hill. The kid ends up being shrunk and having to help the ants rebuild their home. I think most of us have obliterated an ant hill with water, fire […]

Construction costs pump up Ute Water Project prices

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Like a summer traveler cringing at $3 a gallon for unleaded gasoline, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority is feeling pain with the pump. Fueled by higher energy and construction costs as a fallout from Hurricane Katrina and numerous other factors, the Ute Water Project’s price tag has […]

Clovis man dies in accident near Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Clovis man died in a late-night collision Monday at an intersection one mile east of Pleasant Hill, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. George Lopez died at the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said a truck driven by John Folsom, 29, of Milk Transport Services in […]

Hill, William Edward

William Edward Hill, 84, of Jal, Texas, and formerly of Portales, died Friday, May 26, 2006, in Winkler Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. He was born Jan. 28, 1922, in Bowie County, Texas, to Charlie and Effie Hill. He moved from Portales to Jal in 1949. He was a member of the Jal Volunteer Fire […]

Duncan, Charles “Charlie” E.

Charles “Charlie” Edward Duncan, 69, of Texico, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home. He was born May 23, 1936, to J.D. and Esther Singletary Duncan in Clovis. He graduated from Rosedale High School. He married Alice Mae Autrey on April 15, 1962, in Clovis. He was a lifetime resident of the Pleasant Hill […]

TV show reminder of youthful imaginations

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The public television station out of Portales, KENW, runs a kids show every weekday afternoon called “Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks.” It’s an animated show that originates from the United Kingdom. The show revolves around Piggley and his friends: Ferny the bovine, Dannan the duck, his sister Molly and […]

Hill, Lorraine “Lorrie”

Lorraine Ann “Lorrie” Hill, 61, of Clovis died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 25, 1944, to Stanley and Lottie Sobczak in Detroit, she grew up in a Detroit suburb and was of Polish decent. A nurse and an officer in the U. S. Air Force, she was a registered nurse in […]

4-2 Organizations

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met March 9 at the 21st Street Church of Christ with 15 members present. Roll call was answered with the question, “If you had one wish, what would you wish for?” Betty Jackson read “The Road to Success is Not Straight.” President Sheryl Abdill called the business meeting […]

Cats settle for third in own invite

Clovis High junior varsity golfer Tim Vernon hits a tee shot during Monday’s Clovis Invitational at Chaparral Country Club. Vernon shot a round of 96. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s boys are off to a slower start this season than coach George Simmons had hoped. The Wildcats […]

CLASS 3A GIRLS: Lady Rams run away from Socorro in finals

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Portales senior Morgan Hill fueled a strong start by the Lady Rams by scored 10 of her-team high 16 points in the first half. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — As Portales’ players lined up to receive their medals for winning the Class 3A girls state tournament on […]

Portales girls gain revenge in semifinals

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Portales freshman Tara Johnson drives to the basket in the Lady Rams’ win over Santa Fe Indian School in the Class 3A state semifinals on Friday at The Pit. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Posts generally don’t handle the ball too far away from the basket, but […]

Portales girls ready for state tourney

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Morgan Hill (32) tries to control a rebound in the second half of Friday’s game with Las Vegas Robertson. Hill controlled the rebound and Portales controlled the regional playoff game 64-20. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams dominated the Robertson Lady Cardinals in a way that […]

3/5 Engagement

Hill/Wright Arnold Freeman and Jeanette Winfrey of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, DeeDee Hill of Clovis to Joe Wright of Clovis, son of John and Bonnie Wright of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 22 at 6 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will be at Chaparral […]

Hough, Susie

Susie Hough, 96, of Melrose died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born May 12, 1909, in Haskell County, Texas, to James R. and Ollie Hill. She sold insurance, collected bills for the Rural Electric Company, operated the local motor vehicle office and was a notary public. The […]

Cats roll to win over Cavemen

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — For a couple of minutes, at least, it must have seemed like “here we go again” for the Clovis High boys basketball team. Lowly Carlsbad, which has given the Wildcats trouble on its home floor in the recent past, grabbed a 5-0 lead in the first couple of minutes in Tuesday’s […]

Right match key in recruiting

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Portales senior post Morgan Hill helped the Lady Rams win Class 3A state titles in 2003 and 2004. She signed in November to play basketball at Navy. (CNJ file photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer When Portales senior Morgan Hill received a letter from Navy in August, but didn’t think much of it. “You […]