Anniversary — Roman

Jimmy Roman and Helen Roman are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 14, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas. They have four daughters, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. All friends are invited to honor them at a come and go reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 7 North Village […]

Coyotes’ second-half rally subdues Cats

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Clovis High senior Taylor Sanders battles Roswell High’s Fernando Sanchez for control of the ball in the midfield during the first half of Tueday’s season-opening boys soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. Sanchez had a pair of goals as the Coyotes rallied for a 4-2 win.

By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com With his team already down two goals, Roswell High senior Fernando Sanchez pulled the Coyotes back into contention with a near-impossible shot from a tough angle late in the first half. That momentum carried over, and the Coyotes dominated the final 40 minutes to post a season-opening 4-2 […]

Meetings watch: Public Works Committee — Aug. 20

The Public Works Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday to discuss the following:  Discussion of Schepps Boulevard relating to the road’s quality in front of Clovis Community College.  Discussion on a potential construction project on Llano Estacado east of Norris Street.  Discussion and recommendation regarding bridge construction at the landfill. Discussion regarding traffic […]

Cats’ Wagener assuming leadership role for CHS soccer

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Members of the Clovis High boys soccer team run the stairs at Leon Williams earlier this week before practice. The Wildcats, who finished 11-10 overall last season and were District 4-5A champions, will take on Roswell High at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the stadium in their season opener.

By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High senior Adam Wagener is more than happy to help the Wildcats’ football team as a placekicker, but he leaves no doubt where his sports passion is — soccer. Wagener is in his second year of juggling the two sports. He is one of three returning defenders […]

Hounds get early scrimmage

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Clovis High grad Marshall Winn fights off a defender during Eastern New Mexico University’s intrasquad football scrimmage on Saturday morning at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds open the season at home on Sept. 7 against New Mexico Highlands.

By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Second-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn got a good early look at his squad in semi-game conditions on Saturday. ENMU wrapped up its first week of drills with an intrasquad scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium, running just over two hours in length. “This […]

Supreme Court can end obscure state marriage statues

— The Santa Fe New Mexican The New Mexico Supreme Court has a thorny case before it as the great national debate about marriage equality comes to New Mexico. The court is being asked to require county clerks across New Mexico to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples. Many argue that because New Mexico’s statutes […]

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Second ain’t so bad

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Marin Smith rolls down her driveway in a demonstrative dry-run. Smith will practice on the racetrack on Friday to get ready for the derby on Saturday.

Soapbox racer would rather continue racing than win. By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Marin Smith likes racing Soapbox Derby cars so much she wants to lose. Smith is one of 15 kids who will compete on Saturday in the 12th annual Clovis Soapbox Derby, sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club. If a racer […]

What’s happening — June 13

Today Blood drive — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Clovis Carver Public Library, Donor Coach in parking lot. Information: 769-7840. Children’s hour — 10 a.m., Clovis Carver Public Library. For children 3 -6 years old. Information: 769-7840 .   Saturday 11th annual Soapbox Derby — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sycamore Street to 14th Street. Winner will […]

Anniversaries — June 9

Tivis: 50th Delbert and Pearl Tivis of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married June 9, 1963 in Floyd. They have four children, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   Richter: 60th Edward and Ruby Richter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple was married June 6, 1953. They […]

Anniversaries — June 9

Tivis: 50th Delbert and Pearl Tivis of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married June 9, 1963 in Floyd. They have four children, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   Richter: 60th Edward and Ruby Richter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple was married June 6, 1953. They […]

Mission trip shows harsh reality of Mexico

Wendel Sloan column Portales resident Jody Bailey recently volunteered with nine men from Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis for a five-day mission to build a large girls’ restroom at Bethel Orphanage in Juarez, Mexico. Bethel serves approximately 100 kids, age 2 to 21. “Several have been sexually assaulted and left to die or fend […]

There is hope to change harsh social realities if we work together

"Nobody livin' can ever stop us, as we go walkin' that freedom highway." — Woody Guthrie, from "This Land is Your Land." The all-American troubadour, poet and protest singer Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie is familiar to many because of his song "This Land is Your Land." He was born on July 14, 1912, and came […]

Join the Clovis/ Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks at the park

For those expecting satire or a wrestling match with critics, I apologize for today's column. I am inviting everyone on the High Plains to come to City Park on South Abilene in Portales at 2 p.m. this afternoon for the second "Meetup" of the "Clovis/Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks." This is for real. Born from a […]

Engagements April 21, 2013

Stone– Waller Gary and LaWana Stone of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sherry Stone of Clovis, to Shayne Walker of Clovis, son of Mike and Shanna Walker of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 22, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Wayland Baptist University. She is employed […]

Thursday area prep summaries – Jan. 3

Thursday Boys Grady 81, Gateway Christian 60 Grady (5-4) — Adam Lunsford 16, Kolby Valentine 13, Trenton Jones 10, Rayn Bone 2, Trenton Lee 11, Jay Faust 10, Tucker Northcutt 19. Totals 34 7-13 81. Gateway Christian (3-6) — Andrew Meeks 22, Abel Gayton 4, Caleb Raney 2, Anthony Sanchez 3, Tucker Bruns 3, Cort […]

Wildcats cruise past Harmony to open tournament

The fans at Rock Staubus Gymnasium got exactly the play they wanted when the second half started with a lob pass, caught and finished by a thunderous two-handed stuff from Clovis guard D.J. Blackmon. Turned out, that was the kind of play visiting Harmony Science Academy wanted to see as well, and the host Wildcats […]