CHS TENNIS: Lady Cats topple Portales

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis High’s girls defeated Portales 6-3 on Wednesday in their final tuneup before the District 4-5A tennis tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Billie Merritt knew her Clovis High girls tennis squad didn’t face the full Portales “A” team on Wednesday at CHS, but she said the Lady Wildcats […]

CHS TENNIS: Carlsbad too much for Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Tiffany Romero serves as doubles partner Kelsey Ashmore waits for a return against Carlsbad at Clovis High on Saturday morning. CNJ staff Clovis High’s tennis coaches knew their teams had their work cut out against Carlsbad in a District 4-5A dual on Saturday at the CHS tennis courts. […]

CHS TENNIS: Clovis teams get into swing

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Clovis High senior Tiffany Romero prepares to hit a backhand return during Lady Wildcats practice on Wednesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like many spring programs, Clovis High’s tennis squads got off to a slow start because of the January snows. CHS girls coach […]

CCC candidate profiles

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Position 1 Candidate: Gayla Brumfield Occupation: Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker and owner Experience: Brumfield has been a Clovis Community College Trustee since 2005. She helped establish the CCC Cultural Arts Committee and served on the CCC Foundation, a group that distributes scholarships and purchases art for the […]

CCC candidate forum Q&A

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The following is a summary of the Q&A portion of Tuesday’s forum. Questions and answers have been edited for brevity and clarity. Candidate answers were limited to one minute. The election is March 6. Early voting runs weekdays through March 2 and is held from 8 a.m. […]

“Toothfully” speaking, local dentist age a concern

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Dr. Michael Wood practices as a dentist in Clovis. Wood, 56, said the high age of dentists in Clovis and the lack of candidates to replace them means, “We’re headed for a crash.” (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Demand for dentists in Clovis has kept octogenarian Dr. O.T. Rozzell […]

CHS tennis teams sweep Raton

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Clovis High sophomore Zach Witmyer returns the ball during his singles match against Raton’s Joey Roberts Tuesday at the high school courts. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys and girls tennis teams made short work of Raton on Tuesday in tennis duals at the CHS courts, the CHS boys winning […]

Lady Cats have high hopes for state meet

By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer After finishing in the lower half of the girls team standings the past few seasons in Class 5A state cross country competition, Clovis High coach Brian Stacy has high hopes for the Lady Wildcats in today’s 11 a.m. state competition at Gallup. “I think we can get between second […]

Farmer, Reva

Reva Farmer Services:Have been held. Mrs. Reva G. Farmer, 92, of Bovina, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona. She was born on July 8, 1913, in Hedley, Texas, to W.F. and Martha Youngblood. She married Earl G. Farmer on June 19, 1933, in Fort Smith, Ark. They moved to […]

Merritt, Peggy J.

Peggy J. Merritt Services: Have been held. Peggy Jane Merritt, 69, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 5, 1935, in Encino, to Ted and Ruth (Birchfield) Young. She was raised and attended school at Encino, graduating with the class of 1954. She married Neuman Merritt […]

Clovis bows out at state tennis tourney

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Patricia Gallegos pretty much had the same kind of day when the state singles competition got under way Wednesday at Albuquerque Academy. As in 2004, Gallegos won her first match before falling in the quarterfinal round. The Clovis High senior defeated La Cueva’s Janelle Otero 6-2, 6-2 in […]

CHS senior volleying for third-straight state berth

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Clovis High senior Patricia Gallegos competes April 16 against Carlsbad at CHS. Gallegos finished 4-1 in District 4-5A play. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Patricia Gallegos would like to have some company this year at the state tennis tournament. The past two years the Clovis High senior has been the […]

Gallegos stays perfect in 4-5A

CNJ Staff Clovis senior Patricia Gallegos clinched at least the second seed in the District 4-5A tennis tournament Saturday with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 win over Caitlin Allen of Carlsbad. Gallegos improved to 3-0 in district play with the win during a match at the Clovis High tennis courts. “We’re glad for her to get […]

Board votes to reduce energy costs

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board voted unanimously Tuesday to contract with a firm that specializes in reducing energy costs in school districts. Energy Education, Inc. said the projected savings to the school district is $1.6 million in the next seven years. The program focuses on correcting the habits of faculty, […]

Texas transfer goes from JV to top boys seed for Clovis

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Clovis High School senior Michael Adams returns the ball during practice Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Jason Goolsby probably didn’t fully realize the implications when his family moved to Clovis just before his senior year of high school. Last year in Lubbock, Goolsby was a decidedly […]

Running for school-board seat more about time than money

by Ryan Lengerich, CNJ staff writer Ken Merritt survived four elections during his 16-year run on the Clovis school board. Though two were unopposed, he battled six candidates in his first campaign. Merritt chose to forgo re-election in District 1 and Tuesday five residents declared candidacy for his spot. “With five on the ballot, it […]

Veteran Clovis school board member forgoing re-election

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis school board member Ken Merritt said Tuesday he will forgo re-election in February after 16 years on the board. “I just felt like it was time to step down and let somebody else bring some new ideas,” Merritt said. Merritt, 57, has been involved in the hiring of […]

Missouri junior college hiring Clovis schools superintendent

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By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Neil Nuttall said presiding at a college is something he always prepared for as he pursued his doctorate degree. The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent agreed Monday to chase what he called a “new dimension” in life by accepting a position as president at North Central Missouri State in Trenton, […]

Clovis schools boss finalist for college job

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Neil Nuttall is in his eighth year with Clovis schools By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The superintendent of Clovis schools would like to forward his career beyond K-12 education, a desire confirmed by his recent interest in the president’s job at North Central Missouri College. Officials at the Trenton, Mo.-based college are interested in […]

Gallegos gunning for another trip to state

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Clovis senior Patrick Jones will play in the singles bracket this weekend at the District 4-5A tournament in Hobbs. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner When Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos begins play Friday in the two-day District 4-5A meet at Hobbs, she’ll go in with high expectations as the tournament’s No. 1 […]