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Articles from the September 4, 2004 edition

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Southeastern posts 45-21 win over Hounds

DURANT, Okla. — Senior quarterback Drew Beard ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 295 yards and three scores Saturday night, setting a school and Lone Star Conference single-game total offense record in the process, to lift...

 

ENMU soccer teams sweep Colorado Christian

PNT Sports LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore forward Johnathan Holman collected two goals and an assist Friday as Eastern New Mexico stayed unbeaten in its first season of competition with a 4-1 victory over Colorado Christian. Keith Vargas scored... Full story

 

Big first half carries Broncos past defending state champs

FLOYD — Floyd’s Bryan Johnson didn’t have a particularly good second half throwing the ball Saturday, going just 2-for-11. It didn’t really matter, though — the senior quarterback went 7-for-7 in the first half, including three for scores,...

 

Lady Tigers split weekend matches

GRADY — The Grady Lady Bronchos rallied from two games down to edge Elida 18-25, 20-25, 25-11, 27-25, 17-15 Saturday afternoon. It was the third match in three days for the Lady Tigers (2-1), who beat San Jon in four games on the road on Thursday...

 

Faith Triumphant absorbs loss to El Paso opponent

El Paso Faith Christian scored the game’s final 52 points Friday and the Lions roared to an 82-52 win over Faith Triumphant in the Conquerors’ home football opener. Junior running back Steven Lopez accounted for nine touchdowns for Faith... Full story

 

Readers debate smoking ban

Lisa Morrow of Clovis smokes as she studies for her real estate exam Thursday night at Dave’s Coffee Shop. Morrow, who does not smoke in her house, was at Dave’s so she could study and smoke. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Project Reader Reaction A re...

 

Experts say fall best time for planting

If you want a spring garden blooming with flowers and green lawn grass now is the time to get digging, experts say. It may seem like it is too early to be thinking about a spring garden, but experts say the fall is the best time to plant. “I think...

 

Rams top Tularosa, go to 2-0

BLACKWATER DRAW — Early on, the Tularosa Wildcats had Portales High on its heels. But they weren’t able to deliver a knockout punch, and Rams senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford took over in the second half to lead Portales to a 33-12 win on...

 

Arts festival in Clovis special

The next couple of weeks are going to bring an annual transformation to the streets of Clovis, especially the area around Main Street. It's a transformation that is near and dear to my heart. I am talking about the annual arts festival, which we...

 

Group trying to compile Clovis Web sites

Tom Difrancesca: Internet Safari H ave you heard of “The Clovis Experiment”? It’s an endeavor to locate and catalog every single Web site that is associated with Clovis. That my friends is a massive endeavor, even for a small community. As the... Full story

 

Weddings, engagements, anniversaries

•••Anniversaries Dickson John and Margie Dickson of Clovis, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2004. The couple was married on Sept. 3, 1954, in Clovis. They have three children, Delynda Hendricks (and husband, Jodie), Johann... Full story

 

Salary lists show citizens where money is going

CNJ editorial T he five-page salary report in today’s paper unveils no huge treasure chest of new informa- tion. It mostly illuminates the usual. However, the findings also tell us that women in many local leadership roles ranked among the top 50...

 

Smoking ban idea lighting fire in Clovis

Letters to the editor I read with disbelief and anger about Clovis Mayor David Lansford’s proposal to ban smoking in public buildings, including restaurants in Clovis. Shame on him! I then read the editorial in Thursday’s paper and say,...

 

Gambling would revitalize downtown

Letters to the editor The subject of what to do with Hotel Clovis has been a discussion for many years now. We have had various groups trying to get it so that they might restore it to its former glory. Problem: None of them have had enough...

 

Judge’s job is never dull

District Judge Stephen Quinn enjoys mending fences. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) For 15 years, Judge Stephen Quinn has presided over a myriad of cases in 9th Judicial District Court. Boredom, he said, is as rare as the steaks at a cattlemen’s... Full story

 

‘It takes everybody doing the job’

Gloria Mares has worked for the school system for 28 years. She said most custodians leave because they cannot adjust to the once-a-month pay. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Adriana Corrales has gotten used to the screaming, the kicking and the...

 

County administrator loves job

Twila Rutter-Wooley, the Curry County grant writer and grant administrator, talks with Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper during a meeting Wednesday at the Curry County courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Twila Rutter-Wooley is a Clovis native who...

 

Professor finds new challenge

Becky Rowley: Still teachers an English class. Becky Rowley has been on both sides of the fence — a nine-month faculty member and now a top administrator. The Clovis Community College executive vice president is second in the administrative hierarc...

 

Teachers resigned to lower wages

Matthew Seltzer, band director at Yucca Junior High School, directs the band during class Wednesday at the school. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) While Clovis schools’ administrators are making more money than the teachers working for them, one teacher...

 

Some top administrators have vehicles provided

Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Taxpayer-bought automobiles, free memberships to Gym X and tuition waivers are the main incentives — besides paychecks and benefits — for public employees working in Curry County. Most of Curry County’s high-ranking...

 

Some city jobs come with long hours

"We need to add police and firefighters and we need to add sanitation workers to speed trash pickup, and employees to do upkeep on our alleys." Raymond Mondragon, city manager Clovis officials say overtime and longevity are the most important... Full story

 

Extras for public employees include health insurance, retirement plans

Editor’s note: A summary of benefits offered employees of Curry County’s public entities: City of Clovis The city offers its employees three health-insurance plans, life insurance and two retirement plans. The city pays between 61 percent and 84...

 

Educators top pay scale

From the first day of classes to the last day of finals — and the hot summers in between — top-level educators in Curry County are charged with running our schools. They sit atop education’s vast pyramid, and are the highest-paid public... Full story

 

Clovis' own unsolved mystery

He flashed wads of cash, was quick to speak his mind, and his auto-salvage yard was guarded by a feisty mule. By all accounts, J.C. Tucker was a colorful character. That may have been what got him killed. Tucker, 67, was found dead in his office at...

 

Derailed train car killed worker

The cause of death of a Clovis railroad worker moving a tank car is still under investigation, according to city and railroad officials. Glen A. “Skip” York II, 26, an employee with Burlington Northern and Santa Fe rail yard, was killed Thursday...

 

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