11/4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9 a.m. Tuesday, a woman reported her vehicle had been burglarized in the 600 block of Seventh Street. Missing items included a stereo, DVD player, TV and cell phone. The estimated worth of the missing items was more than $1,200. The […]

William “Bill” Howard

William “Bill” Howard Date of birth: May 14, 1924 Dates of service: 1943 to 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific: Hawaiian Islands Branch: Navy CBs (Construction Battalion) Rank: Machinist Mate 3rd Class Unit: 575 Construction Battalion In his words: Stationed in the Hawaiian islands, Howard lost his taste for […]

11/4 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2: • Juan Carlos Olivas Lopez, 28, to Amy Laisa Caldera Delgara, 24, both of Clovis • Jeremy Don Jackson, 29, to Holly Ann Hays, 31, both of Clovis • Jeremy Shane Harrell, 28, to Rachael Ann Searcy, 31, both of […]

Sometimes we need to simply step outside and look up

By Curtis K. Shelburne I love where I live. I know. It’s Muleshoe, not Malibu. It’s the high plains of Texas, not a resort on the Riviera. The Virgin Islands it’s not! But I love it. I don’t mean to be obnoxious about this. I’ll bet where you live is a good place to live, […]

Cars leave tracks on memory lane

Grant McGee: Local Columnist There was some show on public TV the other night; some in-depth news thing about high crimes and misdemeanors in Peru. In one of the shots of the Peruvian Palacio de Justicia in Lima, a Bajaj motorcar zipped past. Bajaj is an Indian vehicle manufacturer. They make three-wheeled cars and scooters. […]

Menudo: Grandpa’s perfect goodbye

Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist When it starts feeling crisp outside with a cold snap in the air, I think of the cozy fires Dad will kindle in his woodburning stove. Then my stomach churns, thinking of the ollas of menudo he’ll brew. When I think of his savory menudo — a stew of tripe, pork, […]

Past mistakes are catching up with our present

CNJ Editorial One could view President Bush’s speech on avian flu cynically without much difficulty. He was, after all, coming off what one could characterize as the worst week in his presidency. He first announced a respectable Supreme Court nomination, then asserted he is on top of the avian flu threat — and as is […]

ENMU science building evacuated due to bomb scare

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Military and university police carry evidence out of Roosevelt Hall on Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University after a search for explosive materials. The military unit used robotics to aid in the investigation. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — An Eastern New Mexico University chemistry student was arrested by […]

Fungus invades Clovis High School classrooms

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Water damage and mold cover the back side of a cabinet that was removed from the wall of a Clovis High School classroom. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Behind the walls of Clovis High School Building E, black fungi flourish, dotting cabinets and once-hidden surfaces. The building was closed in […]

Bailiff helps keep courthouse in order

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Looking into a wooden cabinet with a TV displaying 12 split screens, Bill Askew monitors everyone coming, going and moving around the Curry County Courthouse. For the last five years, Askew, 41, has been a handcuff- and mace-bearing bailiff in charge of security. He sits at a desk beyond […]

Combined agencies still haven’t meshed

Freedom Newspapers After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the Bush administration insisted that, to preclude further attacks, it needed to centralize many agencies into a new Department of Homeland Security. The department was established on Nov. 25, 2002, almost three years ago. It consolidated immigration, Customs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies. […]

Vigil’s resignation breath of fresh air

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist State Treasurer Robert Vigil resigned his position. We must remember Vigil is innocent until proven guilty. Vigil resigned last week. At that precise moment it felt as if a white dove flew gracefully overhead while a gentle breeze carrying the faint scent of floral spring deodorizer wafted through the New […]

Social Security laying ground for conflict

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist I cringe with disgust when I hear politicians say, “We’re doing it for the children.” What’s worse is so many Americans mindlessly fall hook, line and sinker for the hype. Judging by our actions, Americans could not care less for future generations, and future generations will curse us for it. […]

11/3 Education Digest

Company says private loans growing fast Private student loans are the fastest-growing form of higher education student aid, according to a press release from the Lumina Foundation for Education, an Indianapolis-based private foundation which aims to expand access to education beyond high school. The press release cites a College Board annual survey which reports 22 […]

11/3 Student Profile

James Gant is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Wes and Ellen Gant. What is your favorite part about school? My favorite part about school is having fun and getting to know other students. Who is your hero and why? My hero is anyone who can stay strong to their […]

Adrian Vandevender

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. Adrian Vandevender Date of birth: May 5, 1925 Dates of Service: Sept. 1944 to May 1946 Hometown: Grady Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

ENMU set for basketball exhibitions

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Fresh off scrimmage outings, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are preparing for exhibition games this weekend. The ENMU men host Fort Lewis College of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in a 7 p.m. contest on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The women face Division I foe Texas-El […]

Clovis seeking next AD

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ search for a new athletic director is in full swing and Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm says it is going well. “We have about six to eight applications and we are expecting more before the deadline,” Seidenwurm said. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. Current athletic director Dale Fullerton […]

Parents protest proposed school modifications

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The letters, petitions, passionate pleas and shared prayers carried one resounding message: Please do not change my school. A brigade of parents voiced concerns Tuesday over proposals to alter three elementary schools during a Clovis school board meeting held in the Marshall Junior High School Auditorium. The school board […]

Dewey Langston, Nathaniel “Nat” Walker

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. Dewey Langston Date of birth: July 17, 1920 Dates of service: 1942 to 1982 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and location of service: […]