CCC board seats open

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis Community College Board of Trustees seats are up for grabs. An election to fill District 1 and District 4 positions will be held in March, according to a resolution passed Wednesday by CCC Trustees. Trustees serve six-year terms, according to the resolution. The seats are held by […]

Flying J Wranglers gallup into town

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Flying J Wranglers will ride into Clovis once again on Dec. 16 to perform a benefit concert at the Lyceum Theatre. For the second year in a row, the popular Western music group’s performance will benefit the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant, according to Joe Rhodes, owner of […]

Education Digest: Head start openings available

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eastern Plains Start program is recruiting for preschool and Early Head Start, according to a Head Start press release. Children ages 6 weeks to 3 are eligible for the programs. Head Start is a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities or from low-income homes, the release reads. For […]

Student profile: Ouellette

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Sarah Ouellette is a Clovis Christian School senior. She is the daughter of Roy and Christy Ouellette. Extra-curricular activities: Drama and art Hobbies: I love NASCAR, old musicals, movies, tap dance, MySpace, playing card games, cooking, reading the Bible, shopping and making people laugh. Future plans: Get married and […]

Memorial fund created

Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for the non-profit […]

Dec. 6, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. M”

Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is a single mother who is trying to make her paycheck stretch. She receives little help from her child’s father because he was in a bad accident. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt […]

Vets memorial suffers damage

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Damage done to the Veterans Memorial at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A circle of monuments stand outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library in honor of local veterans. The area around the memorial is manicured and inviting — a place where residents can reflect on the […]

Officials getting pay hike

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners approved a 12 percent salary increase for elected officials Tuesday during a regular meeting. The increased was approved unanimously after a motion by Curry County Commissioner Tim Ashley for a 15 percent salary increase failed. Commissioners Kathrynn Tate and Albin Smith opposed the 15 percent hike. […]

Mother fondly remembers son

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Margaret Evans said she plans to keep a promise her son made to his wife when they were married. “We have to try to keep that smile on her face. He promised her he would keep her smiling,” she said. Capt. Kermit O. Evans, 31, a Cannon airman serving […]

Memorial funds

By CNJ staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations […]

More charged in deer beheading

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two additional Clovis men have been charged in connection to the slaying, beheading and dumping of five deer in Curry County two years ago, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Brothers Trey and Treven Sprinkle were arrested Monday on charges related to the out-of-season slaying in January […]

Reporter’s notebook: Work with youth rewarded

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A LATE CLOVIS resident was honored Tuesday for her lifetime commitment to a program that encourages youth participation in agriculture. DOROTHY MARKS, who died in 1988, was inducted posthumously into the New Mexico State University 4-H Hall of Fame at the college campus Tuesday afternoon, according to Janis Hallem, […]

Cannon captain killed in Iraq

Staff and wire reports A Cannon Air Force Base captain was among four military personnel killed in a helicopter crash Sunday in Iraq, Cannon officials announced in a news release Tuesday. Capt. Kermit O. Evans, 31, was a U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance flight commander assigned to Cannon and deployed to the 332nd […]

Lodger’s tax funds frozen

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Funding for a proposed Clovis sporting event has been denied until organizers show it isn’t a waste of taxpayer money. Clovis Commissioners froze the release of $4,000 to revive the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament in Clovis at a Commission meeting Nov. 16. Funds for a 2007 tournament would have […]

Dec. 5, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. B”

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a single mother who can barely make ends meet financially. She and her family recently experienced an electrical fire and have been staying with friends and relatives. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice present. Clothing needs: Girls […]

Memorial fund for pilot’s family established

By CNJ Staff A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Air Force pilot Troy Gilbert, whose F-16 jet crashed Nov. 27 in Iraq. Maj. Gilbert’s wife, Ginger, is a Clovis native. Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune […]

Air Force: F-16 pilot killed in action

By CNJ staff & wire reports The American pilot whose F-16 fighter jet crashed Nov. 27 in Iraq was listed as killed in action following DNA analysis of remains recovered at the crash site, the Air Force said. Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, 34, was supporting troops fighting about 20 miles northwest of the Iraqi capital. […]

Local Roundup: Police bust two meth labs

By CNJ staff Police shut down two methamphetamine labs last week and made one arrest, according to a press release from Clovis Police. Searches conducted by agents from the Region V Drug Task Force on two Clovis homes revealed items used in manufacturing methamphetamine, the release said. John King, 39, of 1309 North Lea St., […]

Realtor awards presented

By CNJ staff Annual awards were handed out and a new board of officers installed last week by the Clovis Board of Realtors. The 2007 officers are: President Tammy Goodman, President-Elect Niki Harmon, and directors Bonnie Wright, Gayle Telshaw, Lonnie Mitchell, Maureen Burns and Marge Chalker. Honored at its yearly banquet, held Thursday night at […]

Ag Sense: Consortium looks to increase dairy business

By G. Robert Hagevoort: ENMU diary specialist Eastern New Mexico and West Texas have seen tremendous growth in the dairy industry in the last several years. New Mexico ranks seventh in the nation in milk production, and will soon take over the No. 6 spot behind classic dairy states such as Wisconsin, California and Pennsylvania. […]