Weekly update — Oct. 17

Opening ceremony scheduled for overpass A ceremony for the opening of the Hull Street Overpass will be coming in November, but likely long after the first car passes over the new structure. “We’re hoping to start laying asphalt at the end of next week,” City Engineer Justin Howalt said. The target completion date is Nov. […]

Blessing of animals in fourth year

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CNJ file photo Three area churches plan to hold a pet blessing ceremony Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church on West 21st Street. Sharna Johnson Organizers are hoping to have a zoo Saturday on the lawn of the Trinity Lutheran Church. The fourth annual pet blessing ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and will bring together pastors […]

Habitat for Humanity holding groundbreaking ceremony

CNJ staff report Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties has scheduled the groundbreaking ceremony for its ninth house for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 310 E. Kaywood St. The ceremony is open to the public, and attendees can meet the family who is to help build and receive the home. The house is the […]

Portales ceremony commemorates 9/11

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry speaks to a crowd at the annual 9/11 ceremony Friday morning at James Polk Stone Community Bank. “9-11 made heroes out of normal, everyday people,” Berry told the crowd. Jared Tucker Local leaders and business owners voiced their opinions about current governmental issues while […]

9/11 memorial ceremony set

CNJ staff report The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. today, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank […]

Education digest: JROTC summer orientation wrapping up

JROTC summer orientation wrapping up The Clovis High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp summer orientation will finish 10 a.m. Friday with a graduation ceremony. The graduation will include 20 cadets who spent a week learning the basics of the program. The ceremony will include a small demonstration of marching skills and each […]

Nearly 200 set to graduate from CCC

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students will be making the next step with graduation this week. The college is set for its 24th convocation, with a 6 p.m. Friday ceremony at the Clovis Civic Center. Lisa Spencer, director of marketing for the college, said there are tentatively 198 students set to […]

Press release: More than 350 students graduating Saturday from ENMU

PORTALES–Approximately 366 students will graduate when Eastern New Mexico University hosts its 118th commencement convocation on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in Greyhound Arena in Portales. The ceremony also marks ENMU’s 75th anniversary. Immediately following the ceremony, the ENMU Alumni Association and Academic Affairs will host a commencement reception to honor the spring 2010 […]

Education digest: JROTC holds awards banquet

JROTC holds awards banquet The Clovis High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps held their annual awards banquet over the weekend. The group also announced the corps leadership for next year. The change of command ceremony will be held at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at the JROTC drill pad at the high school. The ceremony is […]

Flexible employers to be recognized at National Guard ceremony

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For the fifth-straight year, Clovis is providing an opportunity that National Guard and Reserve members don’t get in their everyday service — the chance to say thanks. This weekend’s Guard/Reserve Awards and Recognition Banquet is expected to draw about 150 to Clovis on Friday and Saturday. Attendance includes National […]

Education digest: Muleshoe school honored

Muleshoe school honored DeShazo Elementary School in Muleshoe was named one of the 2009 Just For the Kids Higher Performing Schools in Texas for Mathematics, according to a news release. The award was given by the National Center for Educational Achievement, the release said. The school uses a math curriculum called Math that Works. An […]

Officials holding groundbreaking

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the Hull Street Overpass. The ceremony is 10:30 a.m. on the north side of the overpass site, closed since June 2008. RSVP to the city manager’s office by Friday at 769-7828.

Base commander to speak at Portales Veterans Day ceremony

Courtesy photo: Joe Blair Don Paschke sings “The Star Spangled Banner” at a past American Legion Veterans Day ceremony in Portales, while other dignitaries listen. The event is occurring for the 63rd time this year. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “…The land of the free and the home of the brave.” The 63rd annual […]

Ceremony will mark anniversary of Petty’s death

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of famed record producer Norman Petty’s death.The ceremony is 10 a.m. Saturday at Mission Gardens Cemetery, the site of Petty’s grave.Petty, who produced records for Buddy Holy, Roy Orbison and others, died Aug. 15, 1984, from leukemia.

Official: Military honors option available for veteran burials

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Veronica Goff, left, receives a flag from Senior Airman Nathan Rogers of Cannon Air Force Base at the conclusion of Thursday’s military funeral honors for her father, Henry Sanchez of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Henry Sanchez loved dancing, his guitar and his harmonica, family members said. And […]

UAV squadron activating at Cannon

Freedom New Mexico The 33rd Special Operations Squadron will be activated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. The squadron will operate the MQ-9 Reapers Unmanned Aerial System, which is a medium altitude, multi-sensor platform that can locate, identify and destroy enemy positions. Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini will command […]

Cannon change of command ceremony scheduled

CNJ staff A change of command ceremony for the 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled for 10:27 a.m. today at Cannon Air Force Base. Base officials said Col. Stephen Clark will assume command of the 27th SOW from the current commander, Col. Timothy Leahy, whose next assignment will be special assistant to the commander, U.S. […]

Clovis Air Force JROTC will hold final change of command ceremony

The Wildcat Corps of the Clovis High School Air Force JROTC will hold our FINAL Commander’s Call of this school year this Wednesday, 6 May starting promptly at 0730.

Feb. 8, 2009: Club Notes

Clovis BPO Does The Clovis BPO Does No. 108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 17 at the Elks Lodge to install new officers for 2009. Bea Martel served as deputy supreme installing president and Linda Catanzaro served as deputy installing conductor. Kaye Parrish was the installing chaplin and the installing musician was marsh shade.

Obama ready to tackle tasks that await him

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps befitting the times, it was a sober, almost subdued speech, capping a ceremony that was serious and sober. President Obama called for “a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world.” In recognition of the […]