Cross highest wisdom

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist You don’t have to be a fan of Charles Darwin to get a kick out of the Darwin Awards, those tongue-in-cheek awards that each year honor “people who ensure the long-term survival of the human race by removing themselves from the gene pool in sublimely idiotic fashion.” Some of […]

Business Digest: Veterinary hospital accredited

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Clovis Veterinary Hospital has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association, according to a news release. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management. Only 15 percent of all small animal […]

Business Digest: Governor’s awards nominees sought

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Nominations are being accepted until Sept. 17 for the Governor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards, according to a release from the awards group. Each year the group selects 10 people from cities, small towns and remote villages whose work-related public service has been notable and whose activities outside of work […]

July 13, 1976

Catalogs for the upcoming Curry County Fair were approved by the Curry County Fair Board. The catalogs listed rules and regulations for participants and a schedule of events. … Carl Jones and Ron Smith were recognized for outstanding service at the annual Clovis Evening Lions Club awards night. … Barbara Nuckols and her cousin Gary […]

Business Digest: Radio stations win broadcast awards

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis radio station KTQM-FM and Portales radio stations KSEL-FM and KSMX-FM were winners in the New Mexico Broadcaster’s Association Excellence in Broadcasting Awards, according to the NMBA Web site. In its division, KTQM earned awards for best complete newscast and best public service announcement for United Way of Eastern […]

Club Awards

Plains Regional Medical Center Plains Regional Medical Center held its annual awards luncheon March 20 at Holiday Inn, attended by 68 auxilians and Hoyt Skabelund, hospital administrator; Liz Crouch, chief operating officer and chief nurse officer, and Jim Peters, auxiliary state president. Ramona Parker gave the introduction and Joy Melton the invocation, with the welcome […]

Feb. 7, 1975

A paroled criminal was charged with murder in connection with the slaying of a convenience store clerk. Stanley D. Melton was ultimately convicted in Sarah Vineyard’s death. … Clovis drilled Roswell Goddard, 77-53, in a high school basketball game. All 11 Wildcats players scored. Willie Henry had 19 points and 18 rebounds as CHS improved […]

Nature of war affects medal count

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The changed nature of war — not command indifference or bureaucratic inertia as some critics allege — is likely the reason why only two Medals of Honor have been awarded to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Marine Corps officer told lawmakers last Wednesday. With remotely detonated bombs […]

Education digest: Award nominations being accepted

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An education foundation for the cable industry is accepting nominations for its annual awards, according to a press release. Teachers, school administrators, or anyone helping to improve and transform education for children in and out of school can be nominated for the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards, administered by […]

CNJ wins 14 awards

CNJ Staff The Clovis News Journal captured 11 first-place honors and three second-place awards Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. Two other Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, the Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, earned four first-place awards as well. First place for newspapers with under-10,000 circulation went to the Clovis News Journal […]

Clovis MainStreet honored

CNJ staff FARMINGTON — Clovis MainStreet was honored at the New Mexico MainStreet Summer Institute in Farmington with three awards and national accreditation, according to news releases from the New Mexico Economic Development Department, which sponsors New Mexico MainStreet. Clovis MainStreet received awards for Excellence in Fundraising— for the Clovis Downtown Cultural Arts Fest wine […]

Banquet slated to honor ‘unsung citizens

CNJ Staff A love of people was the driving force behind Ethel Shankle’s idea for the 2006 Legacy Awards, which she and her daughter, Denise Shankle, are sponsoring. According to Ethel Shankle, the black-tie awards banquet will honor the “unsung citizens” of Clovis. Shankle said she chose 14 individuals who have demonstrated good character through […]

5/7 Honors

Mansell Lindsay Mansell of Fort Sumner was one of 39 New Mexico teens and young adults honored for their community service work at the annual Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards ceremony. The awards are given annually by New Mexico Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of […]

Stanfield, Ronald

Ronald Dale Stanfield, 63, of Glendale, Ariz., died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Phoenix. He was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Prescott, Ariz., to Wellman and Mildred (Stanfield) Steele. After his mother died, he lived with his grandparents, Jim and Mae Stanfield of Grady, where he attended school. After graduating in 1961, he joined the […]

Academy Awards highlight films from smaller studios

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is tonight when the Academy Awards are presented. But Hollywood insiders are predicting low ratings for the ABC broadcast because four of five best-picture nominees did not have the benefit of a big studio’s big marketing budget. It’s a mixed bag for area […]

Chamber hands out awards

CNJ staff The following awards were handed out Friday at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber banquet: • Leadership Awards: Clovis Community College, Director of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission Hanson Scott • Ambassador Spirit Award: Norma Patterson • Ambassador of the Year: Jacque Ochs • Business of the Year: ENMR Plateau • Volunteer of […]

1/24 Business digest

Meatpacking plant plans still pending A Wisconsin-based meatpacker has still not announced plans for building a plant that would employ up to 2,500 people. Smithfield Beef Group sent representatives to Clovis in October to visit with local officials. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Smithfield Beef is the nation’s fifth-largest beef processor, according to the company […]

Melrose Old-Timers’ Day schedule

Melrose’s Old Timers’ Day 2005 Centennial Kick-Off Friday • 1-3 p.m. — Enter quilts, Melrose, cafeteria building. Open to hand quilting and machine quilting. • 7:30 p.m. — Old Timers’ music fest , Melrose P.E. Complex Saturday • 7-9 a.m. — Pancake breakfast, Senior Citizens’ Center • 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. — Registration, P.E. Complex, […]

6/2 Education Digest

CCC holding lifeguard training class A lifeguard training class will be held at Clovis Community College on June 6-11, according to a CCC press release. The two-credit course will offer lifeguard certification through the Red Cross. For more information call Clay Hawk at 769-4157 or log on to www.clovis.edu to register. Grady students earn national […]

FNNM papers awarded

CNJ staff The Texas Panhandle Press Association awarded seven plaques to the Clovis News Journal on Saturday for work published in 2004. The CNJ earned first-place awards for feature writing, front-page layout and headline writing. The paper received a second-place honor for news writing and third-place awards for editorial writing, sports photography and its lifestyles […]