Wolverines claim EPAC boys title

Texico’s Joe Zaikowski grabs a rebound over Floyd’s Eric Padilla. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Thirty-nine points won’t win many high school basketball games. It was more than enough for Texico in Saturday’s EPAC boys championship game. Playing suffocating defense throughout, the Wolverines eventually got a few of their own […]

Auditions for the Floyd Jamboree set

CNJ Staff Report The 54th Annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree will hold auditions at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Floyd Community Building. These are auditions, not training sessions, Lions Club officials say. Each group or solo artist should have two traditional country/western or gospel songs to audition with. The Lions Club will also […]

EPAC Thursday summaries, bracket

CNJ STAFF At Texico Boys Fifth place Grady 56, Dora 48 Dora (2-8) — Travis Belcher 6, Clayton Stokes 11, Tyler Wilhoit 6, J.R. Gonzales 4, Zach Morrow 6, Casey O’Conner 3, Brent Hays 12. Totals 18 4-14 48. Grady (4-10) — Jarrod Lindsey 14, Colt Grau 6, Domingo Diaz 2, Robert Windham 8, Steven […]

Wednesday EPAC summaries, capsules

CNJ STAFF At Texico Second round Girls Fort Sumner 66, Melrose 32 Melrose (3-9) — Zanessa Dodd 1, Schuyler Cochran 3, Allison Cochran 10, Audrey Hemminger 18. Totals 12 7-14 32. Fort Sumner (8-3) — Keri Ann Gammill 2, Shannon Wilson 4, Tobea Patterson 6, Sandy Fortner 25, Lindsay Mansell 7, Kelly fortner 12, Laurel […]

Grady cruises in opener

Grady’s Heather Blackburn drives past Floyd’s Jewlie Paiz during Tuesday EPAC game in Texico. Blackburn was fouled on the play by Paiz. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler TEXICO — Grady was burned once by Floyd’s Corina Mendoza. They weren’t about to let it happen again. Mendoza hit six 3-pointers in their first […]

EPAC girls’ race could be wide-open

By Dave Wagner After a six-year domination by Texico and Elida, the 2004 Eastern Plains Athletic Conference girls tournament has a more wide-open feel to it. While Texico (1998-2001) and Elida (2002-03) have combined for the last six EPAC girls titles, several others could challenge in this year’s 10-school event which begins today at Texico […]

Williams, Al

Al Williams Services: Have been held. Al Williams, 53, of Clovis died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, in Berkeley, Calif. He was born on July 12, 1950, in Ponca City, Okla., to Floyd and Mrtyle Williams. He was the seventh son of 13 children. He moved with his family to Oakland, Calif., in 1962. He was […]

Pettus, James

James Pettus Services: Have been held. Mr. James Pettus, 61, of Portales, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Oct. 16, 1942, at Owensboro, Ky., to Rose and Ed Pettus. When he was 13 the family moved to Carlsbad where they lived about two years until moving to […]

Hare, Floyd

Floyd Hare Services: Have been held. Mr. Floyd Hare, 82, of Wylie, Texas, died Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2003, at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas. He was born on June 28, 1921, in Throckmorton, Texas, to Lula Bell and Austin Hare. His early years were spent in Throckmorton. While he was in high school, the […]

Cast, Floyd

Cast, Floyd Services: Have been held. Floyd “Sonny” Cast, 68, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born in Quay. Mr. Cast lived his life as a rancher. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cast of Tucumcari; two daughters, Teresa Hampton of Tucumcari and Patty Lindsey of Datil; one sister, […]

Area high school football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT TEXICO (7-0) AT EUNICE (2-6) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: Texico 1-0, Eunice 0-1. LAST WEEK: The Wolverines, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, shut out Loving 33-0 at Texico. Eunice lost at Jal 28-7. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico cruised to a 41-0 victory over the Cardinals at […]

Buffs ride four TDs from Ruiz to win over Broncos

Emanuel Carrillo tries to fight his way to end zone while Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz tries to save a touchdown Friday night in Melrose. Carrillo was tackled inside the Melrose 5-yard-line. Photo by Mike Linn By Tony Parra MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes defeated the Floyd Broncos 42-26 in a six-man District 3 game on Friday […]

Public Record 10/17

Compiled from court records from Oct. 9 through Wednesday Marriage Licenses Ty Jason Moyers, 25, and Rachael Noel Roberts, 24, both of Clovis Floyd Anthony Queeley, 33, and Carla Lois Floyd, 27, both of Clovis Crandon Loi Dillard, 21, and Paulette Marie McLaurin, both of Clovis Robert Chris Cason, 44 and Donna Michelle Clevenger, 35, […]

Shirley, Reba

Reba Shirley Services: Have been held. Reba Shirley, 78, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Lockney, Texas, to Vera and Clarence Hullum. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1942. In May 1943, she traveled to California and […]

Gossett, Travis

Travis Gossett Services: Have been held. Mr. Travis H. Gossett, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Ryan Jefferson County, Okla., to Ida and Charlie Gossett. His family settled in Roosevelt County west of Floyd when he was 8. He served in the […]

Nash, Mildred

Mildred Nash Services: Have been held. Mildred Nash, 91, died Thursday evening, June 26, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Indiahoma, Okla., to Willie and Alex Key. The oldest of nine children, she graduated from Hagerman High School in 1930. She married Leon Nash on Sept. […]

Fuqua, Imogene

Imogene Fuqua Services: Have been held. Mrs. Imogene Fuqua, 89, of Bethel, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on June 7, 1914, in Gaines County, Texas, to Maudie and Mike Jones. She grew up near Seminole, Texas. She married “Dunk” Fuqua on Jan. 14, 1931, in […]

Brown, Joseph

Joseph Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Joseph William “Jake” Brown, 74, of Jal, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. He was born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Cogar, Okla., to Myrtie and John Brown. He was a 1947 graduate of Floyd High School. He married Coralie Nell Mullins […]

Jenkins, Abagail

Abagail Dawn Jenkins Services: Have been held. Abagail Dawn Jenkins, an infant, was born June 24, 2003, and died the same day at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Survivors include her parents, Chad and Autumn Jenkins of Texico; her maternal grandparents, Devon Lenon of Clovis and Larry Lenon of Callahan, Colo.; her paternal grandparents, […]

Coleman, Margaret

Margaret Coleman Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Fern Coleman, 63, of Farwell, a business owner, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Sundown, Texas, to Lewis and Hazel Matthews Lauhoff. She graduated from high school in Floyd in 1959. She married Jim Coleman on April 30, […]