Merritt, Peggy J.

Peggy J. Merritt Services: Have been held. Peggy Jane Merritt, 69, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 5, 1935, in Encino, to Ted and Ruth (Birchfield) Young. She was raised and attended school at Encino, graduating with the class of 1954. She married Neuman Merritt […]

American eliminated at state meet

CNJ staff TAOS — Clovis’ American All-Stars were ousted from the double-elimination 11-year-old state tournament on Monday in a 15-1 los to Los Lunas Enchantment. The game ended in four innings on the 10-run rule. American’s only run was scored by Scott Lyberger, who singled, reached third on a single by Ethan Dennie and was […]

School size does matter in testing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER Superintendent Patricia Miller is new to the Fort Sumner school district. But when adequate yearly progress results from the New Mexico Public Education Department reached her desk Monday, and the district received a big AYP thumbs up, she was ecstatic. “There was much hand-clapping and a dance of joy,” […]

Statewide tax-free event targets back-to-school shoppers.

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Jenny Railsback helps her son Michael try on a shoe Monday at Randy’s Shoes as her daughter Brittany (right) and employee Lindsay Lease (left) watch. CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer The rest of the state is finally catching up to Clovis when it comes to back-to-school shopping. New Mexico […]

Oceana backers defend base

By Sue Lindsey: The Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Navy has found no better location for a master jet base on the East Coast than Oceana Naval Air Station, members of a commission considering closing the installation were told Monday. Accompanied by Virginia officials, four members of the Defense Base Realignment and Closure […]

Seven Clovis schools fail to meet federal proficiency standards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER Seven schools in the Clovis Municipal School District failed to meet federally designated 2005 proficiency levels for student performance, or “adequate yearly progress,” according to information released Monday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Therefore, the district as a whole failed to meet proficiency standards federally mandated by […]

Evil men still seek power to destroy us

By Mona Charen: CNJ columnist With bombs exploding in Iraq on an almost daily basis; with nearly 1,800 American soldiers dead; with London braced for more terror attacks; and with bitter recriminations emanating from liberals in Britain and America over Downing Street memos, yellow cake from Niger, Gitmo, Valerie Plame, Abu Ghraib, the Patriot Act, […]

Pleasant, Doris

Doris Pleasant Services: Have been held. Doris Lee Pleasant, 78, of Clovis, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on July 23, 1927, in Covington, Va., to Jesse and Dorothy Empy Davis. She worked at Clovis Hotel, Holiday Inn and the American Legion Post 117. Her life’s work […]

Steers making changes

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Farwell senior defensive end Roper Smith practices a “swim move” on senior defensive end Colton Sudderth as Steers head coach Jacob Thompson looks on during group defensive drills in Monday’s season-opening practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like their counterparts throughout Texas, the Farwell High School football team got […]