Marine recalls time served during Korean War

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Cannon AFB leadership class 06-D, honored Robert E. Simmons, by placing him on their “Wall of Heroes” in April of 2006 and presented him with a shadow box that displays his awards and decorations from the course of his 20-year career in the Marines. Clarence Plank Robert Simmons, 81, of […]

Hounds, Hardin Simmons play to weather-shortened tie

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University and Hardin Simmons played to a 1-1 tie in men’s soccer on Tuesday, withthe match cut short by lightning and looming darkness early in the first overtime. Trailing 1-0, the Greyhounds (7-3-2) pulled even when junior foward Emerson Rodrigues scored nearly 18 minutes into the second […]

April 19, 2009 Engagements

Abernathy-Simmons E.G. and Judy Abernathy of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Misty Abernathy of Clovis to George Simmons, of Amarillo, son of the late Delano and Dolores Simmons. The couple will exchange vows July 4, 2009 at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. A reception will follow. The […]

Clovis senior six shots off lead

The Associated Press Clovis senior Jordan Moore is six shots off the lead after notching a first-round 76 at the Class 5A state tournament at New Mexico State University on Monday. Moore started slowly, something Clovis coach George Simmons was worried about. “In the practice round he shot the same score,” Simmons said. “He just […]

Wall of Heroes inductee recounts Korea’s ‘Frozen Chosin’

Retired Marine 1st Sgt. Robert Simmons, who was inducted into the Wall of Heroes April 14, recalls his experiences during his 20-year career in the military which included service in the Korean War. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Every structure requires a firm, steadfast foundation and each piece of that structure relies on the foundation to […]

Cats settle for third in own invite

Clovis High junior varsity golfer Tim Vernon hits a tee shot during Monday’s Clovis Invitational at Chaparral Country Club. Vernon shot a round of 96. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s boys are off to a slower start this season than coach George Simmons had hoped. The Wildcats […]

Clovis golf team will have new look this spring

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Clovis High School golf bags litter the putting green as players practice Friday at Municipal Golf Course in preparation for Monday’s season-opening Tasker Invitational at Hobbs. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez around, Clovis High boys golf coach George Simmons always knew the Wildcats […]

Moore, Joann “Granny”

Joann “Granny” Moore, 68, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born March 8, 1937, in Litchfield, Ariz. to Pete and Ruth Simmons. She was raised in the Ranchvale and Clovis area. She married Billy Ray Moore on Feb. 1, 1956, in Clovis. She was a bartender […]

Simmons , William

William Simmons Services:Have been held. Mr. William Delano Simmons, 64, of Clovis, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 18, 1940, in Phoenix, to Otha and Ruth Cooper Simmons. He was a resident of Clovis since 1996, moving from Phoenix. Family members said he loved […]

Lady Cats shoot for state bid

CNJ Staff The Clovis High School girls golf team will try to qualify for Class 5A state competition in today’s Clovis Invitational, starting at 9 a.m. at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Teams need three legs to make it into the state tournament. “They’re looking to get their third leg for state, so this is a […]

Clovis run at Ruidoso ends at four

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Clovis senior Travis Reid made a late charge to earn his first tournament win of the season Tuesday at the Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. Reid birdied three of his last four holes, including No. 18, and shot a 1-over-par 73 at the Links at Sierra Blanca. His two-day total of […]

Wildcats’ streak of titles in jeopardy

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Clovis will have to make up 10 strokes on defending Class 4A state champion Los Alamos in order to extend its streak of titles at the Leroy Gooch Invitational. Bunching four players in the top 13, Los Alamos shot a 297 on Monday at Alto Lakes Country Club. Led by seniors […]

Wildcats second in Albuquerque

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis finished second Monday in the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational golf tournament on a day when 40 to 50 mph winds sent scores skyrocketing. Despite placing only one individual golfer in the top eight, Class 4A Los Alamos won the 13-team tournament by 15 strokes over Clovis with a 316 on […]

Clovis golfers believe they have talent to win title

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High boys golf coach George Simmons knows what he can count on from seniors and five-year varsity players Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez. If the Wildcats are consistently able to put a couple of good scores with them this season, they’ll be in business. Reid won the state title […]

Simmons, Gene

Gene Simmons Services:Have been held. Mr. Gene Simmons, 80, of the Dora community, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on June 7, 1924, in Post, Texas, to Maude and John Simmons. He moved with his family to the Dora area as a teenager. In 1945, just […]

Clinic helps child, mother see world

By Kay Arvizu My grandson Seth Simmons had a hard time learning to read. Therefore, he had a hard time learning everything else. His mother Tonda Simmons, having struggled all through school before discovering she had dyslexia, kept suggesting her son might also have this disability. Both his mother and father asked for help from […]

Cats face challenge from La Cueva

CNJ STAFF FARMINGTON — The Clovis High boys golf team has been in the running for a Class 5A state championship, only to come up short. With three veterans of state competition, the Wildcats think they have a shot at this year’s title in the two-day event beginning with today’s 8 a.m. teeoff at San […]

Brown president’s slavery claims a con

Thomas Sowell The president of Brown University has appointed a committee to look into the history of the connections of that institution to the slave trade. This is to be no academic exercise of scholarly research. There is obviously supposed to be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Brown University President […]

Wildcats golfers third at APS Invite

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis placed three golfers in the top six, but it wasn’t enough to overtake three-time defending Class 5A champion La Cueva Monday at the Albuquerque Public Schools’ Invitational boys tournament. Junior Travis Reid of Clovis tied for second at 1-under-par 71 and classmate Guillermo Chavez was a stroke back at 72 […]

CHS boys ready to challenge again in 5A golf

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High boys golf team hopes the third time is the charm. The Wildcats were Class 5A contenders in each of coach George Simmons’ first two seasons but came up short, finishing third both times. With senior Perry Jackson and juniors Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez all in their fourth seasons […]