Lady Cats end season on high note

Freedom Newspapers HOBBS — The Clovis High softball team was in championship form this weekend. Unfortunately, the Lady Wildcats had already been eliminated from postseason competition. Pitchers Paige Adare and Annie Tweedy tossed shutouts on Friday as the Lady Cats rolled to a 6-0, 11-0 doubleheader sweep of the Hobbs Lady Eagles. On Saturday, Clovis […]

Relay raises almost $45,000

By Janet Bresenham As the sun rose above Ned Houk Park Saturday morning, weary Relay for Life campers drank coffee, ate breakfast and recalled a night spent having fun and honoring cancer survivors, as well as those who lost their valiant fights against the disease. The Curry County Relay For Life, sponsored by the local […]

Corbin, Ollie

Ollie Fay (Flinn) Corbin Services:Have been held. Mrs. Ollie Fay (Flinn) Corbin, 72, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. She was born June 9, 1930, in Clovis, to Arilla and John W. Flinn Jr. Corbin lived in Clovis, Causey, Truth or Consequences and Albuquerque plus Morton and Dimmitt, Texas. […]

Clovis hopes to make playoffs

By Dave Wagner Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger doesn’t want to just settle for making the playoffs, he’s more interested in winning the district crown. The Cats (14-9, 6-3 district) enter the weekend tied for the district lead with Carlsbad (15-7, 6-3), but the Cavemen hold the tiebreaker after taking two of three in games in […]

Lady Cats set for doubleheader

By Eric Butler The Clovis High softball team, with most of its main ingredients still underclassmen, may have much to look forward to next year. And, with prom night scheduled for Saturday, that day is sure to be filled with anticipation as well for team members. So, putting all expectations aside will be the goal […]

Reid hits 64 to win Clovis Triangular

By Dave Wagner Travis Reid had to hit challenging shots on the first and last holes. In between, the Clovis High sophomore was as perfect as the weather. Reid shot a 7-under-par 64 Thursday to lead Clovis High’s boys to the team championship in a triangular tournament at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. The Wildcats posted […]

Commission considers closing Wheaton Street

By Jack King Residents from the Wheaton Street area argued heatedly Thursday the City Commission should postpone considering an ordinance that would close a portion of street to make way for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad expansion. Charging the expansion will put BNSF’s new tracks near their backyards and Curry County needs more time […]

Brownlow, Ruth

Ruth Brownlow Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Marie Brownlow, 72, of Santa Anna, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Louis and Susie Pittard Dowell. She married William Buford Brownlow on Oct. 5, 1946, in Portales. She worked […]

Shipley, Donald

Donald Shipley Services: Have been held. Mr. Donald Shipley, 89, of Dimmitt, Texas, a retired service manager, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Quality Care Nursing Center in Waco, Texas. He was born on Dec. 20, 1913, in St. Vrain, to John and Nancy Shirley Shipley. He was a resident of Dimmitt since 1977. He […]

Rogers, Mable

Mable Rogers Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mable C. Rogers, 87, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 29, 1916, in Sugar Grove, Ark., to Charles “Pop” and Ida “Mom” Maines. She was a resident of Clovis for most of her life. […]

Henry, Porter

Porter Henry Services: Have been held. Mr. Porter Davis “Pat” Henry, 61, of Portales, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 25, 1941, in Carlsbad, to Madge and A.P. Henry. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1959. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, graduating with a […]

Turpin, William

William Turpin Services: Have been held. Mr. William J. Turpin III, 57, of Logan, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, in Logan. He was born on May 19, 1945, in Clovis. He worked for Swift and Company in Clovis for 15 years, for Honetreat Company for 10 years and owned and operated Turpin Lawn and Tree […]

Clovis liquor establishments stung

By Gary Mitchell A minor working with area law officers was able to purchase alcoholic beverages from half of the Clovis businesses he visited on Saturday, the Department of Public Safety says. The man, 20, was able to purchase alcohol in eight of the 16 businesses he visited, officials said. “This is not good,” said […]

Second man arrested in double slaying

By Gary Mitchell A Clovis man was arrested and charged Wednesday with two open counts of murder in the February shooting deaths of Alex Rodriguez and Wesley Griest. Dominic Murphy, who turned 25 on Tuesday, was also charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm, three counts of tampering with evidence and […]

Clovis C beats Texico

CNJ Staff Daniel Cesarez hit a grand slam home run in an 11-run fourth and the Clovis “C” team rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Texico 16-15 at Bell Park Friday night to salvage a split of their baseball doubleheader. The Wolverines (8-4) won the opener 12-4, rallying for […]

Clovis sweeps Eldorado

By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Jason Seefeld rebounded from a rare bad outing on the mound Saturday in a big way, hitting a pair of early home runs and then picking up a win with three hitless innings in relief as the Wildcats beat Eldorado 8-4 to complete a sweep of their District […]

Carter, Ina

Ina L. Carter, 82, of Clovis, a ladies wear purchasing agent, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Conway, Mo., to William O. and Matie Stone. She married Thomas Carter on Oct. 15, 1982, in Mesa, Ariz., and they enjoyed traveling around the country and sailed […]

Savage, Claudia

Claudia Estell Savage, 81 of Clovis, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Roby, Texas, to Claud Justiss and the former Commie Chandler. She was raised and attended school at Roby. She married Dan Owen Savage on April 6, 1942, in Biloxi, […]

Celebrating a clean slate

By Jack King About 30 area residents, dignitaries, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, state and federal officials gathered at Santa Fe Lake on Thursday. Their purpose was to celebrate the transformation of the lake — a playa about one mile south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad yard in Clovis — from one of […]

Lowe’s store almost a done deal

By Jack King A spokeswoman for Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse said Thursday the company has closed a deal to buy a site in Clovis. Julie Valeant, the company spokeswoman, said partners in the deal are still completing final paperwork and she could not provide more details about the deal until the paperwork is finished. Developer […]