Pioneer women remember old days at annual breakfast

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Lou Snyder, left, and Mary Lee Rogers, both born and raised in Clovis, visit after the fifth annual Pioneer Woman of the West breakfast Friday at Chapparal Country Club. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Mary Ballow began teaching in 1932, America was in the grips of the Great Depression. […]

Summer events listings

CNJ staff Clovis May 27-29 — Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Hillcrest Park. May 30-June 4 — Pioneer Days. Contact: 763-3435. June 4-5 — CSA Pepsi Challenge Softball Tournament. Contact: www.cloviscsa.com June 11— Clovis Fire Department Poker Run. Contact: TBA June 11-12 — 5th Annual Myers Electric “Lil Custom” Youth Softball Tournament. Contact: www.cloviscsa.com June […]

Prairie chicken activists going overboard

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist So many New Mexicans take for granted the wealth of cultural, educational and celebratory events offered by communities that strive to broaden the horizons of our citizens. And why is that? I’ll tell you why. It is because lazy New Mexicans would rather sit on their butts complaining about nothing […]

Plant officials pleased with turnout

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Southwest Cheese officials hope to have the bulk of their hiring done by the time the plant is scheduled to open in October. However, hiring will continue through the end of the year, according to Southwest President Maurice Keane. The $200 million plant will employ 225 when fully operational, […]

4/19 Business Digest

Farwell community members recognized The Farwell Chamber of Commerce recognized several community members at Saturday’s annual banquet. The top winners were: • Woman of the Year: Teresa Messman; • Man of the Year: Marlon Inman; • Agriculturist of the Year: Ron Anderson; • Students of the year: Samuel Billingsley and Danielle Cargile. Keys to the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Elk Foundation holds annual banquet

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 11th annual banquet on Saturday is the group’s primary fund-raiser of the year, according to member Allan Myers. “We typically have an attendance of over 400 people at our annual event,” he said. “People from all over the country attend our banquet. ” But due to high security at Cannon […]

It’s all a matter of the batter

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Kiwanis Club member Kevin Mitchell flips pancakes during the 54th annual pancake day held by the Noon-day Kiwanis Club on Saturday at Clovis High School. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer In a break between pouring and flipping pancakes, Kiwanis Club of Clovis member Gary Hoadley took a little time […]

Banquet to celebrate momentum

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Past presidents of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be honored at this year’s annual banquet set for Friday night at the Landing on Cannon Air Force Base. The event will open at 6:30 p.m. with a past presidents’ reception to honor those who laid the foundation for […]

Health should be personal responsibility

By Tibor Machan Reuters news service recently reported that a study from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University states: “With current trends of increasing overweight and obesity afflicting all age groups, urgent preventive measures are required not only to lessen the burden of disease and disability associated with excess weight but also to […]

Clovis grad performing benefit concert

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Jana Stanfield will bring her music with meaning to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico residents at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Farwell. Stanfield, a Clovis High School and Eastern New Mexico University graduate, will sing her music of faith and conduct free workshops before the concert. There will be […]