Issues or causes should not take God’s place in our lives

Curtis Shelburne Tell me, if you please, does the name Wayne B. Wheeler ring any bells for you? It didn’t for me, either, until I read Daniel Okrent’s fascinating book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Wayne Wheeler died in 1927, less than a paltry 100 years ago. At that time, the editors […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 19

Class 5A Quarterfinals La Cueva 21, Clovis 14 Las Cruces 28, Eldorado 27 Mayfield 21, Cleveland 13 Class 4A Quarterfinal Belen 54, Los Lunas 0 Class 2A Semifinals Tularosa 41, Texico 19 Class 2A Division I Muleshoe 14, Breckenridge 0 Class 1A Division II Farwell 27, Wheeler 7

Firefighters monitoring blaze at Curry County dairy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis firefighters Nate Joy, left, and Jim Austin attempt to contain a fire Thursday at the South Pole Dairy north of Texico. The fire started in a hay barn and the wind spread the fire to a silage pit, according to Capt. Reed Wheeler of the Texico Fire CNJ staff […]

In tribute: Friend’s helping hands will be missed

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Friends and family agree — Rocky Horton would give you whatever help you needed, whether it was a hand, some money, or even a toilet. On Dec. 23, he gave his life. Horton, 44, died in an accident while doing plumbing for a friend in need in Farwell. Childhood […]

Bovina man killed in wreck

CNJ staff A two-vehicle accident Monday morning claimed the life of a Bovina man. Leroy Scott Gober, 78, of Bovina was killed on impact when the pickup he was driving collided with an 18-wheeler at about 9:15 a.m. (CDT) at the intersection of State Highway 86 and Third Street, according to Bovina Police Chief Leon […]

Student profile: Wheeler

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Cade Wheeler is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Mike and Paige Wheeler. He was selected as the CHS Teen of the Week for March 19-23. Who is your hero and why? My dad. He has been a great role model for me in […]

Cats topple Hereford

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler slides into third as Hereferd’s, 32, waits to catch the ball at Bell Park on Thursday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Ice packs taped to his right arm, Clovis senior Cade Wheeler talked about the importance of staying calm on the mound. Wheeler had […]

Clovis preps for ’07

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Clovis first baseman Parker Wood is late applying the pickoff tag to Portales baserunner Brandon Adkins during Saturday’s scrimmage at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Seventh-year Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger isn’t sure what to expect from the Wildcats this spring. With only about five players […]

Wheeler seeking to build on tradition

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Clovis High linebacker Cade Wheeler (26) and La Cueva’s Jeron McIntosh (10) dive on a fumbled kick return at Leon Williams Stadium on Friday, September 8, 2006. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Winning a Class 5A state championship is not the only thing that motivates Clovis High senior linebacker […]

CHS FOOTBALL: RB helps Bulldogs top Cats

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Artesia quarterback Landry Jones gets pressure from Clovis defensive tackle Michael Cohen on a pass play during Friday night’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior linebacker Cade Wheeler said the Wildcats knew about Artesia running back Jeremy Duran. Still, seeing is believing, […]

Mead helps Cats cage Bears

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Clovis High running back Brian Mead runs through the tackle of La Cueva’s Richard Bohlken during the third quater of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After going scoreless in the first half, the Clovis Wildcats exploded in the final two periods en route […]

Rufus George

Rufus (J.R.) George Jr., 67, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Lubbock. Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Afton, Texas, to Alyne and Rufus E. George, he grew up in Burley, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1957. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970 and Master’s […]

Graham, Eddie S.

Eddie Scott Graham, 44, of Pottsboro, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Pottsboro. Born May 24, 1962, in Tucumcari to Wesley and Darla Graham, he was raised in Clovis. He worked for Excel Corp. for 18 years before becoming a self-employed carpenter. Family members said he enjoyed oil painting, drawing […]

Clovis, Portales gain semifinals

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Clovis’ Jonathan Ware pitches to a Levelland hitter during Friday’s Clovis Invitational tournament at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Cade Wheeler didn’t get off to the kind of start on Friday that he’d hoped for on the mound. Leave it to an older hand to help him […]

Clovis sweeps Shallowater

CNJ staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — Parker Wood collected five hits, including a two-run homer run and two doubles, leading Clovis past Shallowater 7-4, 12-3 Tuesday in a summer baseball doubleheader. Andrew Gilliard added pair of hits for Clovis in the opener. Jonathan Ware, Cade Wheeler and Wood combined to limit Shallowater to five hits. Clovis […]

Jackson, Dolores

Dolores Winona Jackson, 76, of Redlands, Calif., formerly of Fort Sumner and Amarillo, died Sunday, May 14, 2006. Born April 16, 1930, in Elk City, Okla., she married Donald L. Jackson on March 12, 1950, in Fort Sumner. She worked as a secretary for civil services. She belonged to the Church of the Nazarene. Her life […]

Acosta, Oscar

Oscar Acosta, 49, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a car accident. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy; two daughters, Melissa Acosta-Lee of Roswell and Amanda Acosta-Harris of Clovis; a son, Ryan Acosta of Safety Harbor, Fla.; his mother, Connie Acosta of Portales; […]

Cats rally to beat Roswell

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Clovis second baseman Omar Sosa throws to first base in an attempt to turn a double play during Clovis first game against Roswell High Tuesday at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats broke a five-game losing skid with a late-inning comeback win against Roswell Tuesday […]

Cats beat Valley, get rematch with Rio Rancho in finals

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team got a power surge from an unlikely source Friday, and it propelled them into the finals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Junior Jonathan Ware blasted a grand slam home run, highlighting a six-run first inning that lifted the Wildcats past Valley 10-5 in a semifinal […]

Cats hold off Rio Rancho for Invite title

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Clovis third baseman Jared Powers looks to second base after tagging Rio Rancho baserunner out on a squeeze attempt during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational championship game at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team made efficient use of limited offense Saturday night. Held hitless for […]