Clovis man in custody after stabbing

CNJ staff A 57-year-old Clovis man is in police custody after police say he stabbed another man early Sunday morning. James Goodwin Jr. is charged with aggravated battery and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held in the Curry County Detention Center on a $6,000 cash-only bond. Gordon Pierce, 53, sustained at least one […]

Teacher’s lessons left their mark

A couple of weeks ago we got to know B.J. Pierce, world Champion tiedown calf roper. This week I’d like you to meet B.J. Pierce, gifted school teacher. After about 13 years of solid rodeoing, B.J. retired from rodeo, and began teaching school. He taught sixth grade — “whatever classes needed teaching,” and began training […]

Weddings — Aug. 8

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Crosby Joanna Pierce of Portales and Blake Crosby of Beardtown, Ill., were married July 18, 2010, in Allenspark, Colo. Rev. Mike Michelon performed the outdoor wedding. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Madeline Pierce of Portales. Her grandparents are deceased. The groom is the son of Rita A. Crosby of Beardstown. His grandmother […]

June 15, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Values: Recapturing What America Once Stood For by James Owen was given by Jerry and Doris Wallace in memory of Sue Pierce. Living by the code of a simpler time that centered on honesty, loyalty and courage, the working cowboy personifies bedrock values that […]

March 23, 2008 Engagement

Pierce-Whitehead Bill and Peggy Pierce of Midland, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leslie Pierce to Clay Whitehead, both of Midland, Texas. He is the son of Joe and Jill Whitehead of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. May 17, 2008, at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, in Midland. […]

Reporter’s notebook: High Plains Soccer wins Hyundai

Portales resident Robert W. Pierce is getting a kick out of driving a brand new Hyundai Santa Fe. Pierce, regional referee coordinator for the American Youth Soccer Organization, is one of several board members who was awarded the use of the sport utility vehicle. Region 319 High Plains Soccer was the winner of a contest […]

10-30 Club Notes, Engagments, and Births

Club Notes Delta Kappa Gamma Delta Kappa Gamma met Monday in the Ingram room of Clovis Carver Library. Cheryl Hinrichs, president, opened the meeting with the collect. Hostesses served refreshments as members Jodie Boyd, Peggy Ingram, Mary Lee Rogers and Linda Riley arrived. District Attorney Matt Chandler presented a very informative program on drug use […]

Youth groups protest tobacco ads

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A woman on horseback whipped around the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena on Friday night, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. flag she held flapping almost regally in the wind. As a sponsor of the Pioneer Days Rodeo, the company is entitled to the display, said Dewey Pierce, captain of […]

Pioneer Days Rodeo begins tonight

By Eric Butler Fifty bull riders, 64 barrel racers and 49 calf ropers. That’s just the beginning of a steady stream of cowboys and cowgirls that will go in and out of the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena over the next three days. The 35th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, a PRCA-sanctioned event, will begin tonight […]

When the winter chill comes, area farmers leave the fields to play dominoes

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(CNJ staff photo: Tova Fruchtman) Charlie Fields, left, Paul D. Barnes, center, and Jay Boone get ready to start a new round at the Curry County 42 League Monday night meet between the Pleasant Hill and Center-Aucutt teams. Tova Fruchtman The clanking of the dominoes hitting one another overshadows the 20 men’s voices. Their table […]

Rodeo highlights Pioneer Days

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Jubal Pierce, left, of Melrose and Matthew Glenn, of Clovis, paint numbers on the steps of the seating boxes Saturday afternoon at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Balloons, pageants and a parade will accompany the usual sights and sounds at three nights of rodeo […]

Engagements 4/4 – Poe-Sanchez, Pierce-Dorman

Poe-Sanchez Susan and Rick Poe of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rachel Donnell Poe of Clovis, to James Edwards Sanchez of Clovis, son of Herminia Sanchez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on April 10, 2004, at the Chapel in Clovis. The bride-elect is a 1999 […]

Organizations 3/28

Pleasant Hill Woman’s Club The Pleasant Hill Woman’s Club met on March 19 with 10 members present. The program given by Stan Jones, Curry County Extension Agent, was on Xeriscape. (Using limited water.) He showed an informative film, with a question and answer time. The noon luncheon was provided by hostesses, Alice Pierce, Donna Donahey […]

Hicks, Winona Pierce

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Winona Pierce Hicks, 88, of Clovis died Nov. 27, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 6, 1915, in Hollis, Okla., to Rueben Garfield and Ivy Lee Burrows Pierce. She moved to Clovis in 1934 from Hollis and married Jason Hicks on July 20, […]

Birthdays 11/23

GLADYS PIERCE Gladys Pierce of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at Parkland Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by her children and grandchildren. She was born on Nov. 7, 1913, in Athens, Texas. She has two children; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. […]