Uncertainty can plague students on their return from summer

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Clovis High School counselor Kathleen Penland, right, discusses graduation credits with Clovis High School junior Adriana Garcia Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It’s uncertainty that weighs on Sandra Padilla. Less than two weeks ago, the 15-year-old began her career at the Clovis High School. She [...]

Floor plans presented for event center

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Jim Lewis of Schlegel Lewis Architects came armed with floor plans Wednesday for the proposed Curry County event center. Event center committee members looked over sketches for the center’s site plan with no major opposition or, apparently, obstacles. After county officials said several projects involving the event center could be [...]

Lloyd W. Hinderliter, Charles Jones, Marshall VInson

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Lloyd W. Hinderliter Date of birth: Aug. 25,1922 Dates of Service: Jan. 19, 1943, to Nov. 13, 1945 Hometown: Waynok, Okla. Lives in: Clovis [...]

ENMU harriers looking for improvement

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports wrietr Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams were a bit disappointed with their finishes in last year’s Lone Star Conference meet — fifth for the men, ninth for the women. They hope to make amends this season, beginning with Friday’s season-opening Buffalo Stampede at Canyon, Texas, hosted by West [...]

9/1 Student Profile

Mary Cate Burns is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of James Burns and Katie Haynes. If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place? I would give everyone food, shelter, and access to and education. What is your favorite smell? Brewing coffee. Who [...]

Reporter’s notebook: Altrusa chapter receives grant

Kathy Travis works daily to ensure hundreds of people across in New Mexico have a hot, nutritious meal. Travis is the president of Clovis chapter of Altrusa, a volunteer service organization that founded the food bank and Meals on Wheels. The Clovis chapter, which serves nine counties, recently received a $10,000 grant from ConAgra Foods. [...]

New rules may help academy regain focus

Freedom Newspapers Sensitivity rates high on the list of contemporary American virtues, right up there with “diversity,” “economic justice” and “bilateralism” in international affairs. And by that measure, the U.S. Air Force Academy is about to become a more sensitive, and thus more virtuous place than in recent years, when the shadow of religious intolerance [...]

PREP VOLLEYBALL NOTES: Lady Spikers holding up well

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer YOU WOULD THINK THE Texico Lady Spikers might struggle with Class 2A all-state outside hitter Lori Richardson starting the season on the bench with an ankle injury. To put it mildly — they haven’t. They are undefeated in two matches into the season, not losing a game against Capitan [...]

9/1 Letters to the editor

Alcohol advertising in need of regulation While looking at the sports page, I saw a large beer, whiskey and wine advertisement. The longer I looked, the more I saw red. I read of one wreck after another about men, women, children and even babies being killed by drunken drivers. In the papers, I read, “The [...]

Clovis, Cannon deserve support of state

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist It was Clovis against the world. You think the La Cueva Bears are tough? How about the government putting a “closed” sign on Cannon Air Base and choking the town until it gasps for air? It’s a tough bunch, this Clovis gang, whether on the football field, at the coffee [...]