Clovis school board meets Tuesday

Clovis Municipal Schools’ board members have called a special meeting at noon Tuesday after last week’s meeting was cut short because several board members had family and personal illnesses that prevented them from attending. Listed as action items on the agenda are: • The Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey, to be presented by Rhonda Sparks; […]

Health officials urge caution, not panic, in face of flu

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Gov. Bill Richardson spoke to a crowd of Clovis officials and media Monday morning at Clovis Community College. He said the reason for his visit was to bring the message of what the state is doing about the H1N1 virus. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New Mexico health officials […]

Clovis Air Force JROTC will hold final change of command ceremony

The Wildcat Corps of the Clovis High School Air Force JROTC will hold our FINAL Commander’s Call of this school year this Wednesday, 6 May starting promptly at 0730.

Local United Way names new board members

United Way of Eastern New Mexico has announced five new

NMAA suspends athletic events

Press release: Governor in Clovis Monday to talk swine flu

SANTA FE — Governor Bill Richardson and state health officials will travel to Clovis and Las Cruces tomorrow, Monday, May 4, 2009, to brief the communities on the latest H1N1 flu developments and the state’s efforts to track and stop the spread of the virus. Monday, May 4th 11:30am

Swine flu confirmed in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health Department announced today that New Mexico has its first confirmed H1N1 influenza case. The Department of Health received confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this afternoon on New Mexico’s first probable case in an 18-year-old male from Valencia County. CDC also reported that the 1-year-old […]

Angelo tops ENMU in opener

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior right-hander Kenny Elkind threw a complete game and Angelo State broke away late for a 10-4 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the opening round of the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament. The Greyhounds (28-27), seeded fifth in the six-team tournament, take on top-seeded Cameron in […]

Dora native takes first in 19 and under roping

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Courtesy photo Jesse Clark of Dora jumps off of his horse to tie up a calf during the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial last Saturday in Clovis. Clark won first place in the second round in the 19 and under age group. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Dora native Jesse Clark […]

Seven district schools qualify for state funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo La Casita Elementary School is set to be the first of seven Clovis schools to be renovated. Construction at La Casita is estimated to begin late summer with completion by July 2011. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Radio programs had large following

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Do you remember the two

No shame in being a ‘Digital Mom’

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist M y sister-in-law

Honorary Relay for Life chair counts on family for support

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Annette Garcia was diagnosed with leukemia January 18, 2008. She said she leans on her husband and daughter Destiny, 7, for support. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After three or four dizzy spells that prevented her from working, driving and even walking, Annette Garcia decided it was time to […]

5-3 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

May 3 Letters to the Editor

Main Street businesses needed I was glad to see the plans for the Hotel Clovis. (“Hotel proposal raises hopes,” Sunday’s CNJ). Perhaps if it contains apartment dwellers it will attract some necessary businesses to “Historic Main Street” that residents can patronize. One of the problems with “Historic Main Street” projects is

Support grows to eliminate Cuba embargo

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the most significant sign that U.S. policy toward Cuba might change beyond the lifting of restrictions on how often Cuban-Americans can travel to Cuba or how much money they can send to relatives there lies not in how enthusiastically President Obama shook somebody’s hand at a Latin-American summit — but in […]

May 3 Birth Announcements

Abel Paxton Robert Abel was born April 6, 2009, to Jeremy Abel of Everett, Wash., and Steffanie Michaels of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces. Grandparents are Mark Abel of Clovis, Gary Swinford of Clovis, Ted and Linda Pietrzak of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robert and Florene […]

May 3 Engagements

Sparks-Waggoner Jeanna and Michael Pace of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Sparks of Clovis, to Bryan Waggoner of Clovis, son of Michael and Roberta Waggoner of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 19, 2010, at their family home. A reception will follow. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate […]

May 3 Anniversaries

Lasiter Tim and Debbie Lasiter of Texico will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 9, 2009, at the Ingram Room in the Clovis-Carver Library. The celebration is hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married May 9, 1969 in Roswell. They have three children and five grandchildren. […]

May 3 Library Books

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Library: Your First Year as a