Boy Scouts take to sidewalks to learn about local religious groups

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cub scout Jason Scioli, right, and his brother Matthew Scioli look over a prayer book Saturday at Saint James Episcopal Church during the scouts Ten Commandments Hike. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Local Boy Scouts took to the sidewalks Saturday to learn about Clovis’ various faith groups in the […]

Boy Scouts plan Ten Commandments hike

CNJ staff The El Llano Grande Boy Scouts District is planning a Ten Commandments hike on May 1. The hike will last from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be introduced to a variety of faiths and houses of worship. Scouts will hike to churches, avoiding major traffic areas. Each stop will be approximately […]

Pinewood derby to raise money for Boy Scouts

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo El Llano Grande District Commissioner Gene Weber and his granddaughters Autumn Weber, left, and Trysten Weber play with Pinewood Derby cars outside the Scout Center on Norris Street in preparation for Saturday’s event. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Pinewood Derby scheduled for Saturday is for adults this time. […]

3-28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon March 9 an officer responded to a school in the 500 block of 14th Street for a report of child abuse. A child services worker told him she had received a report of a child that had bruises on his […]

3-7 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to Clovis Municipal Court for assistance with a juvenile. The judge told the officer she was having trouble with a 14-year-old she had assigned community service for numerous traffic tickets. She said she noticed […]

Musical talent landed boy in USO show

By Don McAlavy: County historian Before Chick Taylor Jr. died he sent me an email. It read: “Dear Don, yes I remember Tommy Thompson and very much enjoyed your column about him and his kids. Thank you Don for all the great work you have done in your columns and all the other historical documentation. […]

Young Don McAlavy took winding career path

By Don McAlavy: County historian Coming from the country this farm boy had a lot to learn about town life in Clovis. I was enrolled in the 7th grade at Clovis Junior High in Miss McCasland’s home room. The first thing after an hour, a bell rang in the hallway and everyone jumped up and […]

Boy Scouts fixing bicycles for badges

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CNJ staff photo: KevinWilson Rocky Martin, a coordinator of charity events for High Plains Harley Davidson of Clovis, brings a pair of bicycles into the Scout Center of the Matt 25 Hope Center Thursday night. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Boy Scouts Troop 333 will earn merit badges for community service by fixing […]

Poet’s interest in Cowboys has roots in childhood

By Don McAlavy: Local historian Don McAlavy has written poetry since he was a farm boy at his family’s home 16 miles north of Clovis. He fell off the first horse he rode, herding “woolies” with his father. As a gangling long-legged youth he worked on the Joe Bailey ranch in the Frio Draw and […]

Residents share weight loss successes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maurine Thomas, co-leader of the Clovis chapter of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, eyes her weight during the group’s weekly weigh in. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Kimmie Davis has done it all. She got married, raised a family, went back to school to finish her degree. She did boy […]

9/27 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer responded to the area of 16th and Axtell streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. A woman said a 10-year-old boy ran in front of her from between two parked cars […]

9/23 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Sept. 5, an officer responded to the police department in the 300 block of Connely Street for a report of an unconscious subject. A woman said she had found a teen boy unconscious in the area of North and […]

Visiting speaker saved Clovis Boy Scouts program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist A brief article in the Clovis News of Dec 23, 1920, said, “Boy Scouts organized in Clovis by Rev. Polston at the Christian Church. Sixteen boys are meeting regular.” This troop was evidently short lived as nothing else was found about it. Clovis was active in helping organize the Council […]

Portales boy survives battle with cancer

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PNT Staff Photo: Eric Butler Lance Fletcher, 9, relaxes with mom Carol and sister Lindsey at their Portales home. Fletcher, diagnosed with cancer just over a year ago, is a poster child for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe […]

Newspaper boy still keeping up with news

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Clovis newspaper boy Morris Callwell, spent a lot of his spare time with horses raising them when he wasn’t bringing the paper to your door at age 13, same age as ye old timer me, Don McAlavy, who was throwing newspapers on Clovis porches. Morris Callwell and his parents, Mr. […]

Teen held as stabbing suspect

CNJ Staff A 14-year-old boy police believed stabbed another teen at the Curry County Fair Wednesday night is being held on a probation violation. The boy has not been charged with the stabbing and the investigation is ongoing, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Thursday. At the fair, deputies discovered a 16-year-old with multiple lacerations and minor […]

Clovis boy is hit-and-run victim

CNJ staff Police are investigating a hit-and-run Wednesday that left a Clovis boy with a broken leg. It happened in the alley behind the 100 block of Sandpiper around 5 p.m. An 11-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, records show. Audra Childers, 13, said she was among a group of […]

Clovis mother charged after cocaine found in baby

Dona Ana authorities are holding a 37-year-old Clovis woman after her 10-month-old boy tested positive for cocaine. Las Cruces police say Cecelia Lynn Aranda was charged with one count of negligent child abuse Friday and is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond of $15,000. Police and the New […]

Boy’s fate complicated decision

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Daniel Hauser is at the center of a heated controversy that pits his parents against the state of Minnesota in a question of life, death and freedom. Hauser, a 13-year-old boy from Sleepy Eye, Minn., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, this past January. His parents, Anthony […]

Editorial: Budget cuts at Congress’ disposal

Boy, oh boy, he sure sounded like the stern avatar of fiscal responsibility. “We can no longer afford to spend as if deficits do not matter and waste is not our problem,” President Obama said. “We can no longer afford to leave the hard choices for the next budget, the next administration — or the […]