Clovis MainStreet wins award

CNJ Staff Clovis MainStreet was recognized by New Mexico MainStreet at its annual award ceremony for its efforts in historic preservation and downtown revitalization, according to a news release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Clovis MainStreet received the Lt. Gov. Diane Denish Award in Partnership. According to Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien, […]

Aug. 7, 2007 Business Digest

Clovis woman wins sales award Jacqueline Davis of Clovis has been honored as a national achiever with Silpada Designs, according to a company news release. Davis earned the first-place “Personal Sales Award” that recognizes success in sales through home shows. She was selected for the award from more than 20,000 other Silpada Designs independent sales […]

Mondragon receives award for service

CNJ Staff Raymond Mondragón of Clovis has received the Bronze Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, according to a news release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Mondragón is chairman of the New Mexico Economic Development Partnership and director of area economic development for ENMR-Plateau. “In January 2002, I called […]

Year’s pioneer named

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry T.Z. Duncan, who has lived in Roosevelt County for 71 years, was named Pioneer of the Year. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers T.Z. Duncan, who came to Roosevelt County in 1936, was named Pioneer of the Year during a reception held Friday evening at the Memorial Building in Portales. Local musician […]

Quartet to perform today

CNJ Staff The gospel group Relations Quartet of Magnolia, Texas, will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at Central Christian Church, 1528 S. Main, Portales. The group has been touring for 29 years and is a winner of the South Texas Association Group of the Year award for 2001, 2004 and 2007.

Military Feature: Cannon secures Air Force safety awards

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base rose to the top of the Air Force in four award categories for the 2006 Air Force Safety Awards. Recognized for having the best flight safety program, Cannon received the Colombian Trophy last week. The award acknowledges the group with the lowest mishap rate, according to Cannon Public Affairs. […]

Education Digest: Students score numerous awards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis students dominated in a Santa Fe dance competition, according to Clovis Schools officials. The Gattis Junior High School Bear Essentials, Marshall Junior High Kitten Magic, Yucca Junior High Chap Dance, and Clovis High School Wildcadettes competed March 17 in the Santa Fe Ski Festival Dance Competition sponsored by […]

Melrose AD Black honored

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers For more than a quarter century he has argued on behalf of Melrose student-athletes to be honored for their actions in and out of their participation in sports, and now, in the twilight of his career, longtime Melrose athletic director Sid Black is the one getting recognition. Black was given […]

The winners are…

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Kevin Wilson, left, and Greg Price agonize to make their Oscar picks. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) Oscar night always promises at least one awkward speech, one winner you expected, and many you didn’t. The days before promise piles of Oscar picks columns from people who spend careers watching movies. Kevin Wilson and Greg Price […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Schools Board of Education

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Schools Board of Education met Tuesday. The following is a summary of the meeting. Board members: —Granted the Gattis Junior High School Choral and Seventh-Grade Mixed Choir permission to travel to the Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs. —Received results from the 2005 Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey […]

Jan. 30, 2007 Business Digest

Commission on Women taking award nominations The New Mexico Commission on Women is accepting applications for the 22nd annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women, according to a Commission news release. The award honors extraordinary women who give of themselves to make their communities and New Mexico a better place to live. This year’s […]

Teacher rewarded for exceptional instruction

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis teacher who aims to bring history to life has been honored by the New Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mike Rutledge has been named the New Mexico Citizenship Teacher of the Year for grades nine through 12 by the state veterans organization. He teaches social studies and […]

Local women earns 2006 AAU award

CNJ staff Jane Miner of Clovis, a long-time volunteer for AAU sports in New Mexico, has been chosen for a 2006 Presidents Leadership Award by the national organization. She received the award at an AAU convention in Honolulu in October. Miner has spent 21 years working in various roles for New Mexico AAU, most recently […]

Banquet honors best

Citizens of Clovis mingle and watch a slide show that celebrates Clovis’ 100 year anniversary before the start of the 2007 Annual Awards Banquet at the Clovis Civic Center Friday night. (CNJ staff photo:Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell Hundreds gathered Friday evening at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate leadership, a centennial and the accomplishments […]

Maintenance honors awarded

BY CNJ Staff The Clovis Municipal School District is a recipient of a state award that honors school maintenance departments. Also honored is an employee of their maintenance department. The Clovis district is among 15 of 89 in New Mexico selected to receive the 2006 Ben Lujan Maintenance Achievement Award, according to Les Martinez of […]

Oct. 31, 2006 Business Digest

Bank CEO to receive governor’s award Bank of Clovis President and CEO Randy Harris is one of 10 New Mexicans to receive the 2006 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award. Harris will join the other honorees Wednesday at the award ceremony in Albuquerque. The awards recognize government employees and private citizens for unusual contributions […]

Student profile: Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is a Clovis High School senior. She is the daughter of Kiran and Madhu Sharma. What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? I hope that I will be an established dentist or doctor, and I hope to have a family of my own. If money were no object, what […]

Student profiles: Cory Thornsbury

By CNJ Staff Cody Thornsbury is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Ed and Karen Thornsbury. Who is your favorite entertainer? Will Ferrell, because he is great in all of his movies. What’s so great about your favorite sport? I love basketball because it is fun, exciting, and you never […]

Pioneers honored at banquet

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Weldon and Vernell Reed are all smiles after being named Roosevelt County Pioneers of the Year at the Pioneer Banquet Friday kicking off Heritage Days in Portales. (Staff photo: Karl Terry) By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Weldon and Vernell Reed of Floyd received the 2006 Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year Award. They were presented […]

Clovis Chamber honored by commerce association

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has received the New Mexico Chamber of the Year Award by the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico and the New Mexico Business Journal, according to a news release from the local Chamber. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber was recognized for several initiatives, according to the […]