Engagements 8/1/04

Richard and Phyllis Davidson of Clovis announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Amber Norton of Clovis, to Mikael Ouellette of Grandfalls, Canada, son of Marise Desrosiers and Allen Shannon of Grandfalls, Canada. The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 Central Christian Church in Clovis. The reception will be the Clovis Inn. […]

Fahsholtz, Gulley help South take All-Star tilt

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Not only did recent Clovis High grads Scott Fahsholtz and Steven Gulley finally got a chance to play side-by-side, but they helped the South dominate the second half of Friday’s 61st annual New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 4A-5A football game. Although their South team would go on to […]

Underage sex videos land three adults in jail

By Mike Linn Three Clovis residents are in jail on charges stemming from a series of sexual encounters with three underage females. Authorities said the incidents, which involve prostitution, were videotaped and photographed at a Clovis home. Rockey Fleming, 40, a staff sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, paid three girls — ages 13, 15 […]

Wireless networking a booming business

By Tom DiFrancesca It used to be, just a few years back, that if there was a computer in a home, it was a unique situation. Then the Internet went and got popular. All of a sudden people started flocking to stores to purchase new computers, just so they could surf the Web. Eventually, it […]

Fire damages downtown business

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Clovis firefighters battled a blaze Saturday at 120 Connelly for about two hours after semi trailers and packing crates caught fire in the yard next to Moberly Moving and Storage. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A fire fueled by wooden packing crates swept through a storage area of a downtown moving […]

Customer service not to be faked

By Clyde Davis Some things simply cannot be faked. They have to be a matter of heart. If there is no heart, there is no way to bluff your way through it. Sports might be a good example. If you are just putting in an appearance, it shows. If you are playing just for fun, […]

Zia takes state opener

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Clovis Zia shortstop Aadam Anaya unsuccessfully attempts to turn a double play as Raton’s Adrian Serna arrives at second base during their 11 year-old state tournament game Saturday at Beachum Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis Zia coach Dewey Patton hopes his team got by its New Mexico 11-year-old state Little League […]

Unregulated water usage a concern to citizens

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer The Ute Water project wasn’t the only local water issue to come before last week’s meeting of a legislative interim committee. On Thursday morning, two state representatives spoke to the Water and Natural Resources Committee at Clovis Community College to explain the concerns of local residents over the […]

Burlington Northern unsure if expansion will include Clovis

Staff and Wire Reports FORT WORTH, Texas — Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. said profit rose nearly 25 percent in the April-June period on record shipments and higher prices, and they will hire 2,300 new employees this year to handle anticipated growth. Burlington Northern officials have not decided where those employees will work […]

Homicide cases wait on DNA results

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor A long wait for DNA evidence is a common point in Portales’ two homicide investigations. Seven weeks after the June 14 stabbing death of Jorge Prado of Clovis, no murder charges have been filed and police are still waiting on results of DNA tests conducted on knives and blood […]

Kerry’s campaign fails to connect with audience

Freedom Editorial D emocratic presidential nominee John Kerry had more than 50 minutes to make his case to the public, and to show a more human side that even his supporters say is lacking, yet put in no better than a passable effort. In the beginning of his acceptance speech on Thursday, and at a […]

Water rate plan receives mixed reviews

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for commentary related to New Mexico American Water company’s plan to raise water rates. Some responses: “IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER. The rates will be raised because the (Public Regulation) Commission will see the figures submitted and determine the company needs the raise to make money. We need the […]

Prerecorded programs ignore the news

Letters to the Editor I was very disappointed in our emergency response (on Wednesday) night. It was 30 minutes after the “gustnado” was spotted before we even heard an alarm. I was one of the spectators that spotted the funnel forming and I immediately called the police. Then I called (two local radio stations) and […]

Athlete was inspiration to hold on to faith

By Judy Brandon: CNJ correspondent Sporting events are really in the news this summer. Lance Armstrong just won his sixth Tour de France. Within two weeks, the summer Olympics will begin in Athens. Preparations have been under way for several years to accommodate the great influx of athletes, media and spectators at that event. There […]

Amos goes to new mouse city

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ correspondent Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   Of late, Amos has become obsessed with the thought of missions. One day, he walked across […]

Methodist reverend’s focus: youth ministry

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The Rev. Wayne Salguero of Trinity United Methodist Church hopes that his church will be a place of healing, love and hope. . CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer When the Rev. Wayne Salguero came to Clovis in mid-June, Trinity United Methodist Church wasn’t the first congregation he’s served. […]

A rough childhood turned Baptist preacher to Christ

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Sandia Baptist Church’s new pastor Jason Schwope wants to reach out to Clovis residents who may not have a church home. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Some Southern Baptists expect their ministers to be lifelong Baptists whose fathers and grandfathers were deacons or even pastors. That doesn’t describe […]

Pastor exchanges for business suit for clergy cloth

Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Bonita Knox hopes to help church members reach out in service to the community. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Although she’s a lifelong Lutheran, Pastor Bonita Knox never planned to enter the ministry as a young girl. In fact, before going to seminary she […]

Hospital looking for local art

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Ginnie Seifert prepares her painting for an art show tonight at the Main ARTeri. Plains Regional Medical Center officials are hoping to find local art to display in the hospital. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Empty, drab hallways at Plains Regional Medical Center will soon give way to art. And […]

Test reveals Zias’ coach has cancer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — A pathology report released on Thursday determined that a brain tumor which hospitalized Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard over the weekend is cancerous. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Thursday night that an MRI was done on the 36-year-old Buzard earlier in the day, the results of […]