Local women sentenced for permitting truancy

CNJ Staff Two Clovis mothers will have to attend parenting classes and pay court fees after being convicted of allowing their children too many unexcused absences from school, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. A 42-year-old woman was ordered to ensure her child is in school the remainder of the school […]

The mayor was a mower

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his mother, Roberta, had to say: “Our David began his first job by mowing lawns. He and his brother would ride their bikes over to Mrs. Travis’ home and together they […]

Something to do on January 3

Clovis’ City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Library.

Wilson to host Farm Bill meeting

CNJ Staff Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will be in Portales Friday to host a roundtable about the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization bill currently being considered in Congress. The roundtable will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. The public is invited to attend.

Military clubs award scholarships

CNJ staff Cannon Enlisted Spouses’ Club and Cannon Officers’ Spouses’ Club honored 14 students and military spouses with scholarships totaling more than $13,000 according to a news release from the clubs. Eight Cannon OSC scholarships were awarded to the following students and spouses: Erin Bailey, wife of Maj. Jason Bailey, who is working toward a […]

Movie gets star treatment

By CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is rolling out the red carpet at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 at the Clovis Civic Center. The Hollywood-style event, which will feature champagne and hors d’oeuvres, is in honor of the Clovis premiere of the movie “Believe in Me.” “We (Chamber of Commerce) are hoping […]

Back in session

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Kasey Martinez cashes out Krista Montoya of Portales on Tuesday at the Clovis Community College Bookstore. Tuesday was the first day of the spring semester. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The first day of the spring semester started Tuesday at Clovis Community College By the numbers 5 Price in […]

Jan. 12, 1966

Workers were busy pouring concrete for a new post office at Fifth and Gidding streets. The federal building was going to cost $900,000. … Samuel Neff, James W. Messer, Allan Haynes and T.J. Glenn were among Clovis doctors planning to attend a medical conference in Santa Fe. One of the main speakers was to address […]

Clovis Christian keeps growing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Before textbooks are opened, before instruction begins, students in these classrooms bow their heads to pray. “All of our classes begin with a prayer,” said Max Kralicek, an English and geography teacher at Clovis Christian School. “We believe,” he said from his second floor classroom, “the Bible relates to […]

Boys’ State offers hands-on lessons in government

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Instead of learning about local and federal government by reading textbooks and sitting through lectures, students who attend Boys’ State this week at Eastern New Mexico University will have the chance to experience democracy first-hand by creating a mock city, county and state. “It gives (the students) the […]

5/14 Honors

Quintero Adam Matthew Quintero, son of Al and Debi Quintero, has received the National Scholars Scholarship, the University of New Mexico’s most distinguished scholarship award. This scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, and books for four years of study. Adam had attended Clovis public schools until moving to Albuquerque his senior year. He will […]

Tea honors nonagenarians

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Claire Burroughes, left, ties a velvet cape around Nina Luckett as she is crowned queen at a nonagenarian tea for seniors over 90 at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center Tuesday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer With some confined to wheelchairs and most dressed to impress, Curry County nonagenarians arrived at […]

Many students choosing to go to colleges close to home

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Clovis High School senior Andre Johnson checks the fit of his graduation cap. He ranks family and church among his top concerns, and he expects he will visit home every weekend while staying at a dorm. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Lured by the prospect of saving money and being close […]

Spring activities abound in area

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Residents afflicted with spring fever won’t have far to travel to assuage their symptoms with a plethora of events scheduled for the next weekend. Civic-minded individuals can enjoy some sunshine and clean up local streets by volunteering to participate in Keep Clovis Beautiful, which is part of the national […]

‘Killer’ bees discovered in Clovis

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A Portales pest control company official said a sample of bees found in Clovis “in the middle of town” has tested positive as being a strain of Africanized or “killer” bees. Lewis Hightower, owner of Southwestern Pest Control, said the sample was tested at the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

9/28 Business Digest

Public invited to attend meeting at City Hall The public is invited to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. today at City Hall to provide input and help shape future projects in the downtown area. The meeting will focus on the Metropolitan Redevelopment Area and the issues, goals and visions the public has regarding downtown’s […]

8-21 Honors

Chairez Anica M. Chairez, was nominated to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. She attends Yucca Junior High School, and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Mrs. Lena Willis, a history teacher at Yucca Junior High school nominated Ms. Chairez for the conference. Burdell Anneka Burdell of Clovis was the recipient of a […]

Some public offices plan skeleton crew

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Essential public services will be available during the Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing on Friday, but many public offices will operate on skeleton crews and others will be shut so employees can participate in the rally and events. “We have so many people who are just essential people, […]

5/26 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Magistrate Court: • Ginger Rodriguez, 29, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended or revoked, is ordered to serve 357 days supervised probation, attend the Aspen program and pay all fines. • Yvonne Romero, 26, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended or revoked, is ordered to […]

5/12 Student Profiles

Jeffe’ Gendreau Jeffe’ Gendreau is the daughter of Dave and Denise Gendreau. She is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pets? I have three wonderful dogs. Two Boston terriers and a long-haired Chihuahua. They are crazy. Without them here, I don’t think our family would have as much fun because our […]