North Plains parent company files bankruptcy

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File photo Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES – The nation’s second-largest shopping mall owner, including Clovis’ North Plains Mall, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in a tough bargaining move to restructure its $27 billion in debt. Shoppers at its malls will not be affected by its bankruptcy filing, according to General Growth […]

Clovis set for state NAACP conference

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The New Mexico NAACP will hold its state conference Friday with a theme on voting, according to State Chapter President Sam Bone. Held at the Mabry Inn, the conference includes workshops discussing the issues raised during the presidential campaign, he said. The State National Association for the Advancement of […]

Riders’ final destination: Helping wounded warriors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Local riders from the American Legion Riders will join riders from the state and Arizona for a ride from Carlsbad to San Antonio to escort a truckload of toiletries such as soap, shampoo and shaving supplies to soldiers at Brooks Army Medical Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Johnny […]

Portales seniors graduate

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Tanya Gossett gets a hug from from guidance counselor Carolyn Van Wettering as she crosses the stage to receive her diploma during Friday’s Portales High School graduation held at Greyhound Arena. She was among 159 graduates. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico It was a ceremony that commemorated the end […]

May 18, 2008 Club notes

The Beta Phi Chapter of ESA met May 5. The meeting was called to order by President Collene Baldwin, who recited the opening ritual. The meeting was attended by seven jewel pin members, two pledges, one reinstalled member and one guest. Hostess was Suzy Moore. A state convention was held in April in Las Cruces […]

Airmen’s food drive will feed hundreds

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USAF courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Airman 1st Class John Encomienda and Airman Natalie Mcleod, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, stand next to two of the 12 Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) food drive boxes they built. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico A recent trial community service project at Cannon Air […]

Authors of state flag salute honored

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Ross stands with a portrait of her grandmother, Lora Vale Oldham, in her home. Oldham fought for Hazel Petty’s unofficial salute to the New Mexico flag to be adopted as the official salute. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Nearly a half century after a Portales organization recognized the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Vigil will honor lost children

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis mother whose infant son died from a medical complication and others who bear the grief of losing a child will hold a candlelight vigil Sunday. The vigil is held annually around the world in remembrance and honor of children who have died at any age from any […]

Leaving teaches lesson in love

Anita Doberman: Local Columist Goodbye is a powerful word. By saying it we close a chapter, a relationship, and move on to something else. It’s great if we are the one who really wants to say it, but not so wonderful if we are the one left behind. I have a long list of goodbyes […]

June 4, 2006 Club Notes

The El Portal Chapter of NSDAR (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution) met May 13 at Clovis High School. Chapter Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the business meeting. Special guest Sharon Mulrey of Albuquerque presented an informative program about Civil War-era dress. She modeled two dresses she had made, following instructions that […]

Meetings watch: Clovis school board

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday evening at 1009 Main Street. The following is a summary of the meeting: • Clovis High School seniors Amanda Flanagan and Matthew Sena were recognized as Board of Education Scholarship Recipients. • Yucca Junior High School Family Consumer Community Leaders of America students, and their advisor, […]

Local Altrusa chapters honored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Two local chapters of Altrusa International have been honored for making a difference in their communities. The Clovis and Tucumcari chapters of the service organization are recognized in USA Weekend, which appears in today’s Clovis News Journal, for “good deeds” performed last Oct. 22 on Make A Difference Day. […]

3-12 Organizations

Beta Phi Beta Phi chapter of ESA held their meeting with hostess President Carman Richard. She recited the Opening Ritual. Chaplain Patsy Lorenz read, “God Bless our Native Land” by Abe Lincoln. Secretary Mary Ann Vinson called the roll and read the minutes from the previous meeting. Correspondence was received regarding ESA NM State Council […]

12/25 Organizations

El Portal Chapter The El Portal Chapter club met at 6 p.m on Dec. 10 at the Territorial Restaurant in Portales. The program focused on Christmas traditions. Nine members of El Portal Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and 10 guests held a formal evening of dining. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over a […]

12/18 Club notes

Beta Phi Beta Phi members held their December business meeting with hostesses Carman and Joy Richards. Carman, chapter president, called the meeting to order and recited the Opening Ritual and gave the devotional. Mary Ann Vinson, recording and corresponding secretary, read the minutes and letters received for chapter news. Treasurer Collene Baldwin also distributed her […]

Organizations

CNJ Staff El Portal The NSDAR El Portal Chapter met at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at 104 E. 17st in Portales. The hostess was Carolyn Thompson. The program subject was Washington, D.C. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the meeting. Members present were Cori Snobble, Carol Nash, Vicky Stratton, Wanda Dunn, Bess Jones, E. C. […]

Members of the Red Hat Society return to CCC to keep learning

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Ione Wood, left, and Valerie Benedix, right, are members of the Clovis Community College Red Hat Society or also known as the Frivolous Floozies. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The classes the women take aren’t conventional, and neither are the women. Nancy Bartholomew exercises in the Clovis Community College swimming […]

Clovis music book continues after co-author’s death

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1997 my musician friend Larry Buchanan discovered that Waldo O’Neal, who moved to Clovis and is buried in the W. 7th cemetery, had written five songs which were recorded by the famous Blue Yodeler, Jimmie Rodgers. Larry and I decided to write a book on music made in and […]

Reporter’s notebook: Altrusa chapter receives grant

Kathy Travis works daily to ensure hundreds of people across in New Mexico have a hot, nutritious meal. Travis is the president of Clovis chapter of Altrusa, a volunteer service organization that founded the food bank and Meals on Wheels. The Clovis chapter, which serves nine counties, recently received a $10,000 grant from ConAgra Foods. […]

Clerk predicts flood of bankruptcies

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer If anyone is gonna go for broke, they’re gonna do it now. At least that’s what U.S. Bankruptcy Court clerk for New Mexico Norman Meyer predicts will happen in droves from now until Oct. 17 when a new bankruptcy law goes into effect. Officially called the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention […]