Clovis sweeps Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Brandon Gilliard and Josh Burrell pitched Clovis to a pair of wins Tuesday in a summer league doubleheader at Plainview. The left-hander Gilliard allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked one as Clovis beat error-prone Plainview 13-3 in the opener in a game shortened by the 10-run rule. Jordan […]

Cats rally to gain split

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Clovis’ Michael Sena collides with Plainview second baseman Ty Criswell during the first game of Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. Criswell jumped to catch a high throw, but couldn’t come down with it and landed on Sena. CNJ staff In a doubleheader featuring 49 runs, the Clovis Wildcats got the last […]

Day Trip: Plainview, Texas, display honors cattle drive

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One of 48 decorated cow statues in Plainview, Texas, hitches a ride in a color-coordinated vehicle. In addition to the painted bovines, the town also offers a variety of shops. (Courtesy photo) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers For a different twist on a cattle drive, head on over to Plainview, Texas, and take a drive […]

Feb. 4, 1923

Dorothy Tracy, De Aun Sammons and Fay Brandon were among students voted “favorite girl” in classes at Clovis High. … A professional baseball league was formed in Plainview, Texas, and Clovis was recommended as the site for one of the teams, along with Roswell, Lubbock, Amarillo, Plainview and Slaton, Texas. … J.S. Stockton, who lived […]

Plainview meet proves difficult for CHS harriers

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — The Plainview Invitational cross country meet was a lot tougher than Clovis High coach Mark Bussen remembered last time he was there. Despite last-place finishes by all four of his teams, Bussen said he wasn’t that displeased with the way the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats ran in the otherwise-all-Texas event. […]

Watson-Ketcherside

Rick and Joyce Ketcherside of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Preston Ketcherside, to Tiffany Watson, both of Lubbock. She is the daughter of Carrol & Karen Watson of Plainview, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at Plainview Baptist Church. The reception will be at the […]

CNJ earns top Panhandle Press Association honors

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal picked up 14 awards on Saturday, including the two top prizes, in the Texas Panhandle Press Association’s 2005 Better Newspaper Contest. CNJ staffers were honored with PPA’s General Excellence award for the fourth time in five years. The organization also presented its Community Service award to the CNJ for […]

Burch, Darrel

Darrel Wayne Burch, 63, of Lubbock, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. He was born March 26, 1942, in Clovis to Johnny Edward Burch and Nora Miller. He married Viola Verona Coplen on June 15, 1985, in Lubbock, Texas. He was a member of Skyline Baptist Church and a licensed Baptist preacher. He attended school […]

Mariah Saiz Gutierrez

Mariah Saiz Gutierrez, 3 months, of La Luz, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born June 23, 2005, in Alamogordo to Fernando Gutierrez of Clovis and Stephanie Saiz of La Luz. She is survived by her mother and father; grandparents, Roxanne and Sam Garcia of La Luz; a grandfather, Chris Moreno; a […]

Thrift, Virgil Harvey

>Virgil Harvey Thrift Services: Have been held. Virgil Harvery Thrift, 66, of Plainview, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Lubbock Health Care Center. He was born on March 24, 1938, in Waycross, Ga. The Rev. Roger Foote will officiate the services. Burial with military graveside services will be at Plainview Memorial Park Cemetary. Arrangements […]