Dinner, dance to benefit young cancer patient

CNJ staff A dinner and dance is being held Saturday night at the American Legion Post 25 to benefit a 6-year-old Clovis girl suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. Anastacia Bustamante is at a Lubbock hospital and will require chemotherapy and extensive medical treatment, according to her great aunt, Teresa Chavez. Chavez said her niece, Jennifer Chavez, […]

Shooting victim remembered as thoughtful, caring

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Courtesy photo Melissa Ward was shot and killed while traveling in a van last week in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite living a hard life, shooting victim Melissa Ward had a big heart, according to residents in the Lubbock neighborhood where she lived. Ward, who was shot and killed while traveling in […]

Lubbock Christian downs Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lubbock Christian, ranked No. 24 in NAIA volleyball, continued its hot streak Tuesday night with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Chaps (18-1), extended their match winning streak to 12. The last six of those have been by 3-0 counts. Still, they […]

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Two shot to death in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Brandon Parker said he heard two gunshots and saw a speeding vehicle crash into a cinderblock wall on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Thursday night. Two people were found shot in the crashed van. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man and a Lubbock woman were shot […]

ENMU squads finish seventh at Texas Tech

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Sophomore Logan Robertson and freshman Yared Gamiz led Eastern New Mexico’s cross country squads to seventh-place team finishes Friday in the Texas Tech Jackrabbit Open. Robertson finished 43rd in a field of 109 men’s runners, posting a time of 28 minutes, 11.32 seconds over eight kilometers. Senior Derek Henio and […]

Sept. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local youth showed respect, talent I operate a baseball league in Lubbock. Coach Drooper Greenwalt, Jay Kelley and others got a group of 11-and-under boys together from the Clovis area to play in our league. They were wide-eyed youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 12 and in height from 4-foot-nothing to nearly 6 feet. […]

Cannon airman injured in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff An airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base is in critical condition at a Lubbock medical facility after being involved in a motorcycle accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Clovis, according to a base press release. Additional information will be released pending notification of the next of kin, the release said.

Family feud lasted 40 years

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I was up at the Loring filling station at 21st and Main in 1978 when a furniture truck pulled in and the two men got out and inquired of me where Oakhurst Street was. I gave them directions and then made a few inquires of them, seeing the sign on […]

Clovis man in stable condition following stabbing

A 22-year-old Clovis man is in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital after being stabbed twice in the chest Saturday. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said around 8 p.m. Saturday police responded to the 400 block of Manana Boulevard where they found Isaac Solano suffering two wounds to his chest. Whitney said Solano was airlifted to […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Engagements

Brown-Rodriguez Chuck and Rachael Brown of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Danielle Brown of Clovis, to Teofilo J. Rodriguez of Portales. He is the son of Reofilo and Inez Rodriguez of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. […]

Church conference in Lubbock

Roundup 2008, a day-long workshop sponsored by the Northwest Texas, New Mexico and Rio Grande Conferences of The United Methodist Church, is set for Aug. 23 at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock.

Blackmon to play at LCU

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon has signed to continue her basketball career next season at Lubbock Christian University. Blackmon, who helped the Lady Wildcats to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A state championship in 2005, played the past two sesons at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, earning Women’s […]

Dora native Hays leaves coaching behind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a career record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]

May 2008 Obituaries

The following people with area connections died in May according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Armijo, Felix Jerry, 55, of Clovis, May 29 Baker, Oleta, 87, of Portales, May 30 Banister III, Sylvester, 58, of Ithaca, Mich., and formerly of Portales, May 14 Beltran, Katie Mae, 73, of Clovis, May 4 Boreing, […]

Lubbock landing

LUBBOCK, Texas — An Air Force T-1 Jayhawk assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base’s (Del Rio, Texas) 86th Flying Training Squadron landed short of the runway near Preston-Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas, shortly before 10 p.m. tonight. The pilots were completing a leg of a routine training flight around Lubbock.

Laughlin aircraft lands short of runway

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Two Air Force captains were taken to a local hospital for observation after they landed their T-1 Jayhawk in a field just short of the runway Wednesday night at Preston-Smith International Airport here last night, according to an Air Force press release. The two are assigned as T-1 instructor pilots with […]

Tech’s Seefeld adjusts to first base

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Jason Seefeld is enjoying his final season of college baseball at Texas Tech. He only wishes the Red Raiders were doing a little better as a team. Playing first base most of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee in October, the 2004 Clovis High grad is carrying a […]

Brown captures lone win for ENMU tracksters

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Sophomore Diedra Brown captured Eastern New Mexico University’s lone event win in Saturday’s Red Raider Relays at Texas Tech, taking women’s javelin competition with a throw of 123 feet, 5 inches. The top finish for the ENMU men came from junior Derek Henio, who placed second in the 10,000 in a […]

April 6, 2008 Engagements

Kern-Whitaker David and Judy Kern of Clovis announce the engagement of their daughter, Barri Kern, to Jeff Whitaker, both of Lubbock. He is the son of Mark and Karen Whitaker of Hobbs. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. May 10, 2008, at Trinity Church in Lubbock. A reception at the church will follow. […]