Pages past — April 29

On this date … 1951: Clovis High School was preparing to graduate 126 students, according to Principal Dave St. Clair. Gov. Edwin Mechem was the scheduled speaker for commencement at the Marshall Junior High gymnasium. Sherman Williams was class president. Jackie Murphy was vice president. 1951: An Oklahoma City man was jailed “for safekeeping,” the […]

Archery program aims to sharpen minds

Staff photo: Douglas Clark
Clovis Christian Schools fifth-grader Obed Blanco takes aim at the target during archery practice in the school’s gymnasium. The Eagles’ elementary archery team will compete at nationals in Louisville, Kentucky next month.

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Focus and discipline are key elements that contribute to success in the classroom while the same can also be said with regard to athletic achievement. To that end, the Clovis Christian Schools archery team has managed to deploy bows and arrows with an eye toward helping students maximize academic […]

Opinion: Gattis’ Spring Fling showcases learning

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist Recently, the opportunity to catch up with Gattis goings-on presented itself. Definitely the highlight was the Gattis Middle School annual “Spring Fling.” Spring Fling is an evening event to showcase student learning, to involve the community and parents, and to provide a fun opportunity to get together. Over the last […]

Opinion: Opportunity, encouragement at the Closet

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Danielle Swopes may have one of the most satisfying jobs in eastern New Mexico.  As overseer of the Successful You Career Closet in Clovis (a direct service of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico), she regularly sees women’s lives transformed with something as simple as a new outfit. For […]

ENMU staff receive awards

Staff report Members of Eastern New Mexico University’s Communication Services received awards recently for their work in media publications. Desiree M. Cooper, new media coordinator at ENMU, received her third consecutive Doris Gregory Scholarship, worth $750, at the New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) State Conference at the Bosque Retreat last weekend in Albuquerque. She was […]

Events calendar — April 28

Today Matt 25 Hope Center banquet — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4400 Ribbon cutting — 8 a.m. Olive and June Boutique, 3608 N. Prince St., Suite B., Clovis. Friday Dance and Cheer Force dance recital — 6 p.m. Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way, Clovis. Information: 575-693-1060 ‘Til Death Do […]

Meetings calendar — April 28

Today Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose.. Information: 575-253-4274 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Master Center, conference room, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955 Friday “How to Survive QuickBooks” seminar — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clovis Community College, room 610, 417 Schepps Blvd. Clovis. Information: […]

Pages past — April 28

On this date … 1966: Montgomery Ward was selling 21-inch console color TVs for $449. A “new-type tube with a rare-earth element” made colors brighter, according to newspaper advertisements. 1946: The employees of Barnes Cleaners in Clovis had hosted a surprise chicken-fry supper at Hillcrest Park in honor of their boss, Buck Barnes. Employees’ families […]

Man arrested following alleged Wednesday morning stabbings

Robert Sena

STAFF REPORT A Fort Sumner man was arrested Wednesday morning in Fort Sumner, about six hours after Clovis police allege he stabbed two people. Robert Sena, 26, is at the De Baca County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. He faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery on a household member, aggravated battery, aggravated fleeing of a […]

Clovis school board tables decision on supporting lawsuit

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonine.com Citing a desire to have full board input, the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday tabled a decision to support a lawsuit filed against the New Mexico Public Education Department and the State Legislature. Yazzie v. State of New Mexic, brought by the New Mexico Center on […]

In tribute: Church founder led by example

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com W. Charles Green wasn’t a boisterous man by any means. But friends and family members said the example he led spoke volumes. “He always had a prayer for everyone,” son Wendell Green said. “He told me when you see ladies, always tip your hat. Wear certain clothing, talk a […]

Clovis Senior Citizen Resident Center closing

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Senior Citizen Resident Center Health Service Aids Lari An Clark, left, and Lou Guerra prepare for the facility’s closing and begin the search for new jobs. The facility will close its doors June 1.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Just when they thought they were settled down to live out their retirement years, residents at the Clovis Senior Citizen Resident Center are looking for new homes. The nonprofit Christian-based community is shutting down on June 1, more than six decades after it opened. “We have sold the property […]

Cannon Appreciation Day slated for Saturday

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The Cannon Appreciation Day event starts Saturday at 3 p.m. near ENMU’s Tau Alpha fraternity house north of Greyhound Arena.

Staff report Saturday will see the return of Cannon Appreciation Day in Portales. According to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry, the event is a day in which military personnel from Cannon Air Force Base can “relax with their friends and get to know Portales better,” and community members can “let them […]

Police blotter — April 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 12:25 a.m.: Driving under the influence, 21st and Norris streets. • 3:08 a.m.: Burglary, aggravated. • 7:03 a.m.: Fail to yield at private drive, 4700 block of Mabry Drive. • 7:18 a.m.: Possession of […]

Events calendar — April 27

Today Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 Thursday Matt 25 Hope Center banquet — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4400 Ribbon cutting — 8 a.m. Olive and June Boutique, 3608 N. Prince St., Suite B., Clovis. Friday Dance and […]

Meetings calendar — April 27

Thursday Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose.. Information: 575-253-4274 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Master Center, conference room, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955 Friday “How to Survive QuickBooks” seminar — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clovis Community College, room 610, 417 Schepps Blvd. Clovis. Information: […]

Pages past — April 27

On this date … 1976: Authorities were investigating a series of attacks against ducks at Hillcrest Park Lake in Clovis. Dr. Jack Murphy, a veterinarian, was treating a duck that had been stoned and suffered cuts on its back. Murphy said two ducks were killed in the violence, including one that had its neck wrung. […]

No structures damaged, no injuries in Saturday fire

Courtesy photo: Dan Lindsey
Firefighters needed 45 minutes to put down a trash fire near the grain elevators at Mabry Drive and Prince Street  on Saturday night.

Staff report Clovis firefighters needed about 45 minutes to knock down a trash fire at Ross Street and Curry Avenue on Saturday night. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the fire near the grain elevators close to downtown  was reported about 7:45 p.m. While the cause of the fire was not determined, Gershon […]

Lone Star Enchantment Alliance hopes to blur state border

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The border dividing New Mexico and Texas will be virtually blurred today and Wednesday — at least that’s what the Lone Star Enchantment Alliance hopes to accomplish during its two-day expo. “We have these amazing industries and sectors in one state or the other, but we really don’t link […]

School board to discuss education lawsuit

Staff report The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will discuss whether it wishes to support a lawsuit filed against the Public Education Department and the State Legislature. The board is scheduled to discuss Yazzie v. State of New Mexico, brought by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, during its 5:30 p.m.  meeting […]