CNJ STAFF Game of the night The Clovis Christian girls played from behind almost the entire game, but hung close and finally pulled ahead for a 37-34 win at San Jon. Tied at 34 With 1:12 left to play, Sam Barnett found Jennifer Schaap for the game-winning bucket for the Lady Eagles (8-8, 2-1). Clovis […]

Texico tops Elida in girls final


Texico sophomore Faith Martin drives around Elida freshman Lindsey Bob Smith on Saturday during the EPAC tournament championship matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Texico Lady Wolverines ended the EPAC Tournament on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena looking more like a team ready for […]

Longhorns deny Texico’s EPAC 3-peat


Texico seniors Aaron Vaughan and Curtis Williams struggle for a rebound against Logan seniors Jake Abercrombie and Richard Liles defenders Saturday during the EPAC tournament championship game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior guard Drew Perez scored 25 points and Logan went on a 17-0 run in the […]

EPAC: Buffs ride defense to fifth-place finish


Grady’s Kat Grau tries to steal the ball from Logan’s Tiffany Hawkins during Thursday’s fifth-place game of the EPAC tournament in San Jon. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) CNJ staff SAN JON — Creating tempo with pressure defense, Melrose overcame an early seven-point deficit and beat San Jon 63-55 Thursday in the fifth-place game of the […]

Lady Wolverines one step from EPAC finals

CNJ staff The Lady Wolverines are one game away from the finals of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, but Texico coach Keith Durham does not want his team to get caught up in a mid-season tournment. “We’re just trying to get better every time we step out on the floor,” Durham said. “I […]

Wolverines, Vixens look to defend EPAC titles

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texico’s boys and Fort Sumner’s girls begin defense of their 2004 titles when play begins today in the 10-school EPAC basketball tournament. The first three days of the event will be hosted by San Jon, with games on Friday and Saturday scheduled for Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena […]

Dora starts season with win

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — Like the city they represent, the Coyotes are trying to make sure whatever success they have starts with a “D.” The host Coyotes held San Jon scoreless for a five-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and Dora got its season off to a rousing start with […]

San Jon girls hang on late to post victory

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — In her first experience as a basketball coach, San Jon’s Kristi Cargile learned the game, like many other sports, can be one of inches. Danielle Lee led the visiting Lady Coyotes with 19 points, and San Jon held off a dominant performance from Dora senior Rana Terry for […]

Jon S. Jonsson

Jon S. Jonsson Services: 10 a.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Jon S. Jonsson, 71, of Portales died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born June 17, 1934, in Isafjordur, Iceland, to Thorey Alberts and Jon Magnusson. He married his first wife, Margret, in Iceland in 1957. She died in 1962. […]

Jon Jonsson

Jon Jonsson Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Jon S. Jonsson, 71, of Portales died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born June 17, 1934, in Isafjordur, Iceland, to Thorey and Jon M. Jonsson. He married his first wife, Margret, in Iceland in 1957. She died in 1962. He […]

Frost, Lloyd

Lloyd Frost Services: Have been held. Lloyd W. Frost, 84, of San Jon, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 1, 1921, in Wheatland, to Frank and Ethel Frost. He married Mary Helen Rose on Oct. 22, 1938. They moved from Wheatland to San Jon in 1959. […]

6/12 Honors, Reunions, Organizations

Honors Schumpert Wade Schumpert of Clovis has been named to the Dean’s List at Lubbock Christian University for the spring semester of 2005. To qualify for the list, students must be taking a minimum of 12 semester hours and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the entire semester. Hale Roberta Ann […]

Parker, Louise

Louise Parker Services: Have been held. Louise Jane Dibble Parker, 89, of San Jon, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born July 19, 1915, in Quay County, to Homer and Lena Dibble. She was a member of the San Jon Baptist Church. She was the custodian for the […]

Flint, A.F. Frankie

A.F. Frankie Flint Services: Have been held. A.F. Frankie Flint Sr., 96, of Tucumcari, died Saturday April 9, 2005, at his residence. He was born May 17, 1908, in Bard to Martenia and Edna Flint. He lived in the Bard community most of his life before moving to Tucumcari five years ago. He was a […]

Ronald Sleezer , Ronald

Ronald Sleezer Services: Have been held. Ronald Everett “Ron” Sleezer, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Kansas, to Ernest Everett and Genevieve Veturia DeLong Sleezer. He was a bartender, and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his […]

Children’s language changing constantly

By Mona Charen The day is not far distant when I will not understand a word my children say. As it is, I’m moderately fluent in kid-speak, but losing ground all the time. My husband barely speaks the language at all and is often reduced to gaping at them over his morning coffee as they […]

Downey, Levi Trent

Levi Trent Downey Services: Have been held. Mr. Levi Trent Downey, 19, of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County. He was born on Dec. 26, 1984, in Tucumcari, to Dwain and Susan Downey. He graduated as valedictorian from House High School in May 2003. Family members said he was a fun-loving young […]

Reunions 8/1/04

Rosedale Reunion The Rosedale Reunion will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the Farwell Community Center. For more information, contact Geneva Richardson at 763-5966. Clovis High School The Clovis High School Class of 1994 will hold its reunion Sept. 24 – 25. For more information contact Dee Rae Timberlake, […]

New Mexico area district track results

CNJ STAFF District 6-2A meet Saturday at Tucumcari Boys Team standings: 1. Estancia 141; 2. Santa Rosa 88 1/2; 3. Tucumcari 87; 4. Clayton 69; 5. Texico 57 1/2. Field events Long jump: 1. Jorge Aguillon, Clayton 21-2; 2. Nemie Salvador, Tucumcari 19-0; 3. Victor Corral, Estancia 18-8 3/4. 5. Justin Garrison, Texico 18-3 3/4. […]

Lifelong rancher plans to focus on education if elected to Legislature

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A lifelong San Jon rancher seeking a seat in the state Senate has some definite ideas on how to improve New Mexico’s educational system. Democrat Bob Frost, 61, is facing Fred Sparks, D-Raton, in the June 1 primary for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, […]