Clovis survives Goddard

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Michael Lewis absorbs contact from Goddard center Peyton Cometti on the way up on a shot in the third quarter of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Lewis was fouled and hit the free-throw for the 3-point play. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ bus didn’t roll into town […]

Curry County 4-H hands out awards

CNJ staff The 2006 Curry County 4-H Awards were presented Sunday at the Extension Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds. 2006 Project Awards Winners Achievement Lynnae Allen, Melrose Mandy Rush, Grady Makenzee Starbuck, Clovis Kirsty Forrest, Clovis Agriculture Lynnae Allen, Melrose Avery Jones, Grady Mandy Rush, Grady. Trenton Jones, Grady Baking Makenzee Starbuck, Clovis Lynnae […]

Sentenced handed down for molestations

CNJ Staff A Curry County man will serve 20 years in prison for sexually molesting two children, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Jesse Ray Jones, 37, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal sexual penetration of a minor under the age of 13 and criminal sexual contact of […]

Youngsters learning game of football

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Cowboys quarterback Juan Gutierrez take the snap and looks to pitch to his running back during Saturday’s afternoon game against the Sundevils at Jim Hill Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Wrapped in a warm blanket with his family, Jack Jones looks on as his 10-year-old grandson Michael Petersen […]

Impact report suggests airspace increase

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Training airspace near Cannon Air Force Base could be expanded by the end of November, according to Air Force officials. A report on the impact of increasing airspace near Cannon was officially released Wednesday. Before the Air Force can make a decision on whether to expand airspace, federal environmental […]

CHS FOOTBALL: RB helps Bulldogs top Cats

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Artesia quarterback Landry Jones gets pressure from Clovis defensive tackle Michael Cohen on a pass play during Friday night’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior linebacker Cade Wheeler said the Wildcats knew about Artesia running back Jeremy Duran. Still, seeing is believing, […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Balanced Bulldogs bounce Cats

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Clovis High’s Michael Lewis sacks Artesia quarterback Landry Jones early in Friday’s matchup at Leon Williams Stadium. Jones passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns in Artesia’s 34-26 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High defense was bracing for Artesia’s vaunted passing attack, led by junior quarterback […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Ends prepare for test

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Clovis High linebacker Cade Wheeler (26) and Derrick Phillips hit Cibola quarterback Jonathan Mader, forcing him to lose control of the ball during Saturday’s game in Albuquerque. Mader was able to recover the fumble. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Luke Masters is big. Not Notorious B.I.G. big, but big. […]

Plea reached in 2005 Portales slayings

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryJerry Fuller, center, flanked by defense attorneys Jeffrey Jones, right, and Bill Stanton appears Thursday at a plea hearing. Fuller accepted a 127-year sentence for the 2005 slayings of Odis and Doris Newman. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Jerry Wayne Fuller avoided a possible death sentence Thursday in connection with […]

Local agents feel Dow rise a good omen

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Local agents are suggesting investors stand pat and enjoy the ride after the Dow Jones Industrial average closed Thursday at a record high for a third straight day. Dean Turvaville of Edward Jones Investments in Clovis said the Dow’s gains are the rewards for investors who put faith in […]

Safety grows at camp

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksTech Sgt. Charles Derflinger of the Cannon Air Force Base Fire Department guides Candice Vineyard of Melrose through fire and fire safety practices Thursday afternoon at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The program was By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As the flames leapt through the metal grate, the spooked 8-year-old flinched […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats drop opener to Frenship

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Clovis High senior Britni Montague goes up for a tip at the net during the Lady Wildcats’ season-opening loss to Frenship at Rock Staubus Gym on Tuesday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Darrel Ray knew his Clovis High volleyball team was at a disadvantage Tuesday night as far as […]

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 […]

Sorenson Birth

Sorenson Garrett Lee Sorenson was born June 20 to Josh and Erica Sorenson of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Gene Jones and Jody Sorenson Jones of Clovis. Great-grandparents are David and Linda Jackson, stationed at Aviano Air Force Base, Italy.

New mission, new market

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocksales consultant Eric Hall shows Betsy Matthies the inside of a Ford Expedition on Tuesday at Hamilton Ford on Prince Street. Matthies and her husband, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, ordered a Ford Focus. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Auto salesman Eric Hall said he is reaping […]

Official: Air Force submitted proposal

CNJ staff The Air Force Special Operations Command is the only agency that has submitted a proposal for the use of Cannon Air Force Base, according to Lt. Col. Gary Jones of Cannon. Despite the lone proposal, “no decision has been made,” in regards to the future of Cannon at this time, said Jones, who […]

Jones, Margaret “Peggy”

Margaret “Peggy” Jones, 88, of Clovis died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1917, to Frederick and Edith Greaves in Buxton, England. She married Eddie Jones and moved to Post, Texas, in 1946. They moved to Clovis in 1947 and operated House of Color Paint Store until his death […]

Grady embraces heritage

By Marlena Hart: CNJ staff writer Schedule • What: Grady Centennial Celebration • Where: Grady Park, 410 E. Franklin St. • When: 3 p.m. Saturday • The centennial celebration will include games, prizes, food and dancing. The woman who mops the floor with a tattered rag embodies the fierce independence that also colors her town. […]

Letter carrier helps save life

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A Portales rural letter carrier is being credited with helping to save the life of an elderly Roosevelt County woman two weeks ago after she fell at home. According to co-workers at the Portales post office, Charles “Chuck” Jones was the first to notice something was wrong at the home […]

Tucumcari boy dies after being swept into irrigation canal

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State and local officials search a Tucumari irrigation canal for Agustin Montiel, 12, who was swimming before the currents swept him away. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMACARI — Dive teams found the body of a 12-year-old boy Friday night after nearly 24 hours of searching in a Tucumcari irrigation canal. […]