Mills, Mildred “Millie”

Mildred “Millie” Mills, 79, of Logan, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Born May 19, 1926 in Claude to Joseph Eugene and Eleanor Lena Bentley Tucker, she graduated from Pleasant Hill High School where she was class valedictorian. She lived most of her life in Curry County. She married Marvin […]

No students injured in school bus accident

CNJ staff A bus carrying seventh- and eighth-grade Portales basketball players collided with another vehicle on Tuesday, causing a three-vehicle accident, Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said. None of the students were injured in the accident, but three people in the vehicle struck directly by the bus were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, Schoeffel […]

Officials: No students injured in bus crash

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A green, Ford Galaxie 500 sits in the middle of Norris Street after being involved in an accident with a bus carrying 27 Clovis High School students home from school Thursday afternoon near Glenarm Drive. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff No students were injured in a school bus accident Thursday afternoon, according to police […]

Unbelief barrier wall from freedom of knowing Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist In 1968, a friend I knew during my college days took a summer trip to Europe. She toured France, Germany, England, Austria, Luxembourg and Spain. She told me her experience in Germany and seeing the Berlin Wall made the greatest impact. Although the Cold War is over, at that time, […]

Winter chill grips area

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Clay Burch, the industrial pretreatment coordinator at the Clovis wastewater treatment plant, makes a routine check on the equipment Wednesday afternoon as he monitors the condition and the operation of the plant. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Area residents awoke Wednesday morning to single-digit temperatures and, and found their yards […]

National security not valid excuse to trample rights

Freedom Newspapers The longer the frustratingly indeterminate “global war on terror” goes on, the more threats to American freedoms present themselves here at home. This is an unfortunate but inevitable byproduct of any war, especially one with such hazy objectives. (Does anyone believe terror as a tactic of the weak in political struggles can be […]

Police searching for suspects in marijuana find

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police are searching for multiple suspects they believe were attempting to transport a large quantity of marijuana on a passenger bus. Clovis Police discovered more than 54 pounds of pre-packaged marijuana in two suitcases Monday afternoon at the Greyhound Bus Station on Pile Street. The estimated street value of […]

Texico bus drivers gearing up for return to school

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Vicky Henry, Tammy Fraser and Dawn Whitehead check the fluids in a bus during bus driver training at Texico High school. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the Texico high school parking lot, To and From Bus Company owner Brent Queener directed the men and women who operate Texico’s buses. […]

Country life marred by bad roads

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The charms of country life are instantly evident. The German Shepard pads around the yard regally. There is no leash to restrict his movements, so he follows closely behind three tow-headed children. A little girl sits on the cement steps, under a big, blue sky, and her brothers run […]

Tourism perk of full-immersion learning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Hola amigos, from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. I’m coming to you from a half continent away, ironically, to learn something I probably could have learned while growing up as a child there in P-Ville. Myself and a group of students from Eastern New Mexico University have said hasta la […]

Bombs kill at least 40

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A wounded person is taken to an ambulance at Kings Cross station, where several explosions tore through the London subway Thursday during the morning rush hour. (KRT photo: David Parry) The Associated Press LONDON — Four explosions rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending […]

Portales to provide buses to June hearing in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — At least 16 buses will be on hand June 24 to take Portales residents to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis, according to the Portales “Operation Keep Cannon” committee. Members also discussed Tuesday plans for distributing tickets to the hearing, set for 8:30 a.m. at […]

5/11 Letters to the editor

Sports, church shouldn’t be tough decision I recently signed up my 7-year-old daughter to play softball for the Clovis Girls Softball Association. I was charged $40 to have her play a minimum of 14 games that last approximately 90 minutes each. She was given a T-shirt and a schedule five days before the start of […]

N.M. music scene exploding

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis bass player Brannon Luscombe says it’s a little-known secret — the New Mexico music scene is exploding right here in Clovis. Those who flocked to Saturday’s Prairiedoggapalooza may have gotten wind of that fact — or at least they would have by the time they left. A gathering […]

C-SPAN school bus visits Clovis High School

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C-SPAN marketing representative Toni Williams, left, talks with Clovis High School sophomores about the network’s educational opportunities aboard the organization’s tour bus Tuesday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The bright yellow bus in front of Clovis High School on Tuesday was no ordinary school bus. […]

An armchair guide to traveling by bus

by Grant McGee Last weekend’s snowy Saturday, waiting at the light at Prince and First, I had bus trip memories. It was all because two TNM&O buses were at the same intersection. One’s destination placard read “AMARILLO,” the other read “EL PASO.” Going by bus is one of my favorite ways to travel. People ride […]

Bus driver training a rigorous process

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Advertising works. Cory Adair proved it on Monday, dressing up a 1949 school bus with a help wanted sign and parking it at a local restaurant. “It just said, ‘School bus drivers needed, three hours a day, $600 a month,’” said Adair, the school bus contractor for the Clovis municipal […]

Clovis residents share stories about their fathers and his importance in their lives.

Project Reader Reaction Project: Reader Reaction participants were asked to share stories about their fathers. Some responses: “My father is one of the best when it comes to being a family man. I have never known him to lose his temper with any of us, no matter how upsetting we could be. It was just […]

Simpson, Evelyn

Evelyn Simpson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Evelyn “Dinger” Simpson, 85, of the Bethel area, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Jal. She was born on Jan. 19, 1918, in Portales, to Mary and Benjamin T. Miller. She grew up in the Bethel community, working with the rest of […]

The rules on the bus…

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Clovis school district buses line up to wait for students Wednesday afternoon to depart Clovis High School. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Transportation officials for Clovis schools and Adair Inc. will observe “School Bus Safety Week” from Sunday through Oct. 25. Gov. Richardson encouraged citizens “to exercise courtesy and caution concerning school […]