Salas accused in attack

By CNJ Staff An 18-year-old serving a juvenile sentence for murder is now accused of attacking a guard with a pencil. According to KOB.com, guards went to Orlando Salas’ cell at the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center in Albuquerque. Officials told the station said Salas bit a guard’s hand, and then stabbed him three times […]

February 26, 2008 Military Digest

Madrid Air Force Airman Fabian J. Madrid has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Sylvia Madrid of Clovis. Madrid is a 2006 graduate of Clovis High School. Thompson Air Force Airman Crystal A. Thompson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air […]

City personnel pay discussed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A city committee is comparing city employee salaries with cities similar to Clovis to see if the pay and benefit of some city employees need adjustment. But Employee Compensation Review Board committee member and city commissioner Robert Sandoval said the committee will have to take the city’s budget into […]

March 26, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a home in the 1400 block of Edwards for a harassment report. A man said he had gone to a restaurant on Prince Street after seeing a commercial advertising a special. He said the […]

March 26, 2008 Local Roundup

Ag meeting set for April 10 The U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold a public meeting at 1 p.m. April 10 at the Best Western, 2912 Mabry Dr., according to a news release. The USDA Farm Service Agency is proposing changes to the program that would allow managed haying or grazing no more than once […]

Building plans put on hold

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city might have to wait until the next legislative session before it receives funding to start any work on a $5.2 million emergency operations facility. City Manager Joe Thomas told members of the 400 Mitchell Street Task Force that the $350,000 capital outlay request approved in the legislative […]

EPCOG head reinstated following investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Parents turn son in for burglary

CNJ staff Three Clovis boys were arrested Tuesday morning for burglary after one of the suspects’ parents discovered the boys had broken into a family member’s home, according to police reports. The parents called police to a home in the 1200 block of Lexington about 3 a.m. to report they had found their son and […]

3-26 Happy Birthday

The following people celebrate birthdays today:• Ernesto Apodaca• Serena Claire• Gerald D. Cortese• Snowman Devenport• Lynette Nosim• Payte Parker• Mauricio Urioste

March 23, 2008 Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Circle Eight Squares

March 23, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Blue Ribbon Country Cookbook: Timeless Recipes and Foolproof Cooking Basics by Diane Roupe was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Margaret Opal Lethgo. Nearly 1,000 award-winning recipes from the winner of 99 ribbons at the Iowa State Fair are presented in […]

March 23, 2008 Club Notes

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met March 14 at Cheyenne Meadows. Hostess was Betty Grabowski. Martha Watkins called the meeting to order, and Jean Hardin read the minutes of the last meeting. Roll call was answered by how members’ spring had started. Members made small Easter baskets with foam fun material and afterward […]

March 23, 2008 Engagement

Pierce-Whitehead Bill and Peggy Pierce of Midland, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leslie Pierce to Clay Whitehead, both of Midland, Texas. He is the son of Joe and Jill Whitehead of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. May 17, 2008, at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, in Midland. […]

March 23, 2008 Honors

Wayland Baptist University Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus recently released its list of 37 students who have been named to the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the 2007-08 Winter Term.Twenty-six area students achieved distinction on the President’s List. They include: Kathy Adams, Summer Black, Jamie Cooper, Renee Dettman, Darla Falkner, Thanongsak “Charlie” Gentry, Ivan […]

March 23, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activitiesTuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; 1:15 p.m. – money bingo and refreshments.Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; 1 p.m. – bingo and refreshments.Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; 1 p.m.-Loteria (Spanish bingo), and refreshments.Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities.Daily: daily coffee and socializing, […]

Take time to remember abuse victims

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist They used to lock her in the closet for as much as an hour at a time, then send her to bed without supper. They said it was good for her soul. Next time, they said, she would listen better. Whippings were not uncommon, though in truth they never hit […]

Spirituality cannot be forced

By Clyde Davis They used to lock her in the closet for as much as an hour at a time, then send her to bed without supper. They said it was good for her soul. Next time, they said, she would listen better. Whippings were not uncommon, though in truth they never hit her anywhere […]

Any Clovis fans out there?

Clair Zarges is a relative newcomer to Clovis, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community.

Firefighters preparing for height of fire season

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia A sign outside Portales indicates the level of fire danger each day. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area fire departments are preparing for what they consider the height of fire season. High winds and low precipitation are contributing to the high fire danger in Roosevelt and Curry counties, officials […]

Local airport’s runway to undergo resurfacing

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city’s airport will need a facelift before undergoing a major operation, according to Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers. The Federal Aviation Administration said the city airport will have to hold off on extending the main runway, which was planned this year, until the runway is repaved. “We’re put […]