Scholarships — May 15

Cotton Simms scholarship The High Plains Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association announces the following students have been named as 2011 recipients of the Cotton Simms Scholarship as incoming freshmen at Texas Tech University in the fall. Clovis High School • Corbin Best • Tucker Martin • Bryan Wygant Farwell High School • Landry […]

Scholarships — May 1

Texas Alumni Association The High Plains Chapter of the Texas Alumni Association has awarded the following students Cotton Simms Scholarships:

Chamber votes against minimum wage increase

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has taken an official position to oppose increase in the minimum wage, according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ernie Kos. The decision was reached during the Chamber’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday. The current federal minimum hourly wage is $5.15. State legislators earlier […]

Simms, Grace E.

Grace E. Simms Services: Have been held. Grace E. Simms, 82, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, in McAlister to Brodie and Estell Lewis Webb. She married Jack D. Simms Feb. 23, 1952, in Yuma, Ariz. She was a clerk […]

Lady Mules advance to regional finals

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Muleshoe girls coach Shana Simms said her team just would not die. Despite trailing 12-0 to start the game, the Lady Mules fought back to beat Pilot Point 59-51 in the Class 3A Regional Quarterfinals. As been the custom this season, the Lady Mules had a furious fourth quarter, outscoring Pilot Point […]

Lady Mules advance easily

CNJ staff POST, Texas — One down, five more to go in the Muleshoe Lady Mules’ bid for a Class 3A state title. Muleshoe reached the round of 32 in its first postseason game on Friday night, pulling away after a slow start to polish off Sweetwater 51-33 in the area round. The Lady Mules […]

Lady Mules determined to end postseason blues

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Muleshoe’s Sara Benham, averaging 19 points and 8.5 rebounds, is drawing the interest of several Division I programs. CNJ staff photo by Rick White. By Rick White Muleshoe has fashioned an 82-18 record the last three seasons with an up-tempo style that batters teams into mental and physical submission. “Creative chaos” is what Muleshoe coach […]

Lockwood students sing and dance to celebrate academics

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Lockwood Elementary Kindergarten students Khasiano Martinez, left, and Vivian Miller join hands as they sing “God Bless America” during an Academic Pep Rally at the school Friday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Ryan Lengerich Motivating elementary students to learn is easy: Hold a pep rally — an academic pep rally. Lockwood Elementary students cheered, laughed […]

Johnson, Ruby Faye

Ruby Faye Johnson Services: Have been held. Ruby Faye Johnson, 88, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 25, 1915, in Purdy, Okla., to Sweeney Pike and Emma Rhetta Hogue Simms. She married J.D. Johnson on Feb. 27, 1937, in Walters, Okla. They moved […]

Simms, Helen M.

Helen M. Simms Services: Have been held. Helen M. Simms, 89, of Clovis, New Mexico died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003. Helen was born June 10, 1914 in Marlow, Okla., to R. A. and Effie Mitchell. They moved to Panhandle, Texas, in 1920. She married G. H. “Cotton” Simms on October 23, 1935. She graduated from […]

Lady Mules ranked fourth

Rick White Muleshoe coach Shana Simms knows being ranked fourth in Class 3A in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches preseason poll comes with a price tag. She knows every opponent will be gunning for the Lady Mules, who have won 27 games in each of the last two seasons and return all-state senior Sara […]

Johnson, J.D.

J.D. Johnson Services: Have been held. Mr. J.D. Johnson, 88, of Clovis, a restaurant owner/operator, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Hillsboro, Texas, to Tom and Lydia Johnson. He married Ruby Faye Simms on Feb. 27, 1937, in Walters, Okla., and later […]

Rasco signs with Eastern

By Dave Wagner When Muleshoe’s Shani Rasco was diagnosed with diabetes as a seventh-grader, the thing which most bothered her was that “I might never get to play basketball again.” She admits she’s had to prove to some people that she could play despite the disease, but Rasco — whose first name is pronounced “SHAW-nee” […]