March 8 – Cowboy candles

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Kim Howard, left, of Texico peruses the many hand-made pens at Ken Petree’s table at Saturday’s Spring Arts and Crafts Fair at the Civic Center. Petree is a resident of Clovis and makes hand-made pens, candles and does leather work. He takes his 88 scents of candles, pens and leather work to over 25 shows […]

Eastern Plains Council receives housing grant

CNJ staff The Eastern Plains Council of Government of Clovis has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici R-N.M. The $115,728 awarded will provide rental assistance for 10 to 13 individuals or families, Shelter Plus Care Program Manager Lori Howard […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Howard Marvin and Velmeta Howard of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2008. The couple was married Jan. 1, 1948. They have four children, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is a retired jeweler. She is a retired LPN. Hughes George C. and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, […]

‘Sootable’ profession

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo For Bruce Howard, soot covered hands and climbing houses are daily issues as part of his work with his company, Four Seasons Chimney Service. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bruce Howard sees a view of Clovis not many people see. He climbs ladders, wire bushes in hand, onto the […]

HPJRA Finals comes to end

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sterling Smith of Post, Texas, zeroes in on his target during Saturday’s short-go in the 16-19 calf roping competition in the HPJRA Finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Smith finished first in the short-go competition with a time of 8.67 seconds. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Figuring out the […]

Cliff overwhelms Elida in semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Based upon results in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A girls basketball tournament, Elida’s followers might suspect that their Tigers would stand a pretty even chance with Cliff in the semifinals. But everything’s an inexact science in the state’s smallest classification, where teams from different corners […]

Girls state semifinals preview

CNJ staff Today Class 2A Semifinals No. 3 Texico vs. No. 2 Navajo Prep 8 a.m. at Santa Ana Star Center Records: Texico 25-4, Navajo Prep 20-1 How they got there: Texico beat Tularosa 47-34 in the round of 16, and defeated Eunice 52-27 in the quarterfinals. Navajo Prep beat Pecos 61-23 in the round […]

Class 1A capsules

Girls Quarterfinals No. 6 Fort Sumner vs. No. 3 Hagerman When: 5 p.m. today. Where: Rio Rancho High School Records: Fort Sumner 18-8, Hagerman 24-4. How they got here: Fort Sumner beat Temple Baptist 58-29. Hagerman beat Carrizozo 75-47. Last state title: Fort Sumner won the Class 1A title in 2005. Hagerman has never won […]

Elida girls hold off Floyd

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Floyd girls basketball coach Cody May said his Lady Broncos just dug themselves too deep a hole to crawl out of Friday night against Elida, and not even a late rally could save them. But they sure tried. The Floyd girls outscored Elida 24-12 in the fourth period, […]

Weather, time off affects EPAC

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today and over the next five days at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it […]