Sept. 4, 2008 Education Digest

Rowley selected for leadership program Becky Rowley, executive vice president of Clovis Community College, is one of 48 leaders from across New Mexico who were selected to participate in the 2008-2008 Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program, according to a press release. Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program sessions are designed to address the various issues facing […]

Education feature: Student test dates pushed back

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Education Department has moved state testing periods to three-and-a-half weeks later beginning in the 2008-2009 school year. According to a department press release, the move was in response to educators and legislators requesting more time to work with students prior to the test window for […]

Urban, “Voice of the Wildcats,” dies at 71

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CNJ file photo John Urban laughs as he tries on a Clovis Wildcats hat during a 2004 Kiwanis club meeting. Urban died Wednesday morning at 71. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The “Voice of the Wildcats” fell silent Wednesday. John Urban, the longtime public address announcer for Wildcat football games, died Wednesday at Plains […]

No injuries reported in KFC shooting

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Interim police chief Mike Ingram arrives on the scene Wednesday afternoon of a shooting at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. CNJ staff Shots were fired, but no injuries were reported during an incident at Clovis’ Kentucky Fried Chicken on Wednesday afternoon. A KFC manager said the shooting occurred near the restaurant’s […]

Sept. 4, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Hurricane Gustav weakened as it made landfall Monday, saving New Orleans. Thank goodness the levees held. The water broke through in some places, but that was just Sarah Palin and her daughters obeying God’s command to be fruitful and multiply. • Charles Barkley announced Tuesday he will have […]

ENMU men’s soccer opens with homestand

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Even though he’s inheriting a team from previous coach Carlos Elizondo, Eastern New Mexico University’s Harold Munoz isn’t exactly coming into the season blind. The Greyhounds open their season on Friday, beginning a five-match homestand against St. Edward’s. Munoz, a former ENMU men’s graduate assistant under Elizondo, […]

Food ministries change names

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Outreach food ministries in Portales and Clovis have changed providers and will no longer operate under the name Angel Food Ministries. The Portales program is now called the First Baptist Church Food Ministry. The Clovis program will operate as Fruitful Spirit Ministries. The ministries offer discounted food packages that […]

Buddy from the block

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks A 40-pound block of cheddar cheese is made to look like the image of Buddy Holly Tuesday at the Southwest Cheese Factory. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Whether Buddy Holly ever had positive feelings toward the Green Bay Packers is a matter of conjecture. But one thing’s for sure now: […]

Commission taking wait-and-see approach on jailbreak

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County residents may be talking about the Aug. 24 escape from the Clovis jail, but the issue is not dominating discussions during County Commission meetings. The issue may not even come up at today’s 9 a.m. meeting, unless a department head chooses to address it. And that’s as […]

More than $41,000 raised locally for MDA

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico More than $41,000 was raised in August in eastern New Mexico to aid in the research for muscular dystrophy, according to officials. The funds were being raised in conjunction with the 43rd annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. The Portales Fire department raised more than $9,000 through a […]