Commander focuses on housing issues at meeting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Housing continues to be a big concern for Cannon Air Force Base as personnel relocate to the region and staffing numbers rise. With more than 1,000 personnel still headed to Cannon, base housing is at 82 percent occupancy and local housing options are slim, commander Col. Stephen Clark told […]

Commander focuses on housing issues at meeting

Housing continues to be a big concern for Cannon Air Force Base as personnel relocate to the region and staffing numbers rise. With more than 1,000 personnel still headed to Cannon, base housing is at 82 percent occupancy and local housing options are slim, commander Col. Stephen Clark told members of the Military Base Planning […]

Dora roper eyes national event

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dora’s Jesse Clark had a time of 13.76 seconds on his first go in the tie-down calf-roping event Thursday during the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association finals held at the Curry County Events Center. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Jesse Clark of Dora has been waiting all year […]

Change of Command ceremony for 27th SOW

By 27th SOW Public Affairs There will be a change of command ceremony for the 27th Special Operations Wing at 10:27 a.m. on May 27. Col. Stephen Clark will assume command of the 27 SOW from the current commander, Col. Timothy Leahy, whose next assignment will be special assistant to the commander, U.S. Special Operations […]

Golden Corral closes its doors

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Low profits and rising expenses are reducing dining options in Clovis by one. Golden Corral is closing its doors. Franchise owner Jim Clark said he closed the restaurant Wednesday. “It was kind of a bittersweet day,” said Clark who also celebrated his 50th birthday that day. He said the […]

Detention center mistakenly releases Texas prisoner

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Courtesy photo A warrant was issued Tuesday for Willie Windom, a Texas prisoner, who was mistakenly released in September from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A warrant was issued Tuesday for a Texas prisoner mistakenly released in September from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Willie Windom, 46, […]

Reporter’s notebook: Residents organizing slipper drive

Two local residents are organizing a slipper drive to help senior citizens in Curry County keep their feet warm this winter. Jo Eyster and Kimberly Clark are taking donations to purchase slippers and hope to be able to purchase and deliver 4,500 pairs by Dec. 15. Slippers will be given to seniors in retirement homes, […]

City feels conference’s economic impact

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Jim Clark didn’t notice too many new customers in the two Clovis restaurants he owns, but he just needed to see Clovis’ streets to know the impact of the New Mexico Municipal League. “I’ve seen the buses just running around all over town,” said Clark, who owns Dakota Steakhouse […]

Ordinance not for all

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Where people see junk, county resident Alvin Clark sees his livelihood. Clark, 70, a scrap metal dealer, told members of the county’s Land Use Committee on Thursday that a countywide nuisance ordinance now under discussion would be the end of his livelihood. “I have junk on my property. I […]

Hounds’ big man has breakout night

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Hounds’ senior Kendall Clark throws down one of several dunks during Tuesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds beat New Mexico Highlands 86-67 in their home opener. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After sitting out last season with a leg injury, Eastern New Mexico University junior […]

Oct. 5 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 27 through Wednesday: David Cantu, 50, to Cinthia Marie Barros, 46, both of Clovis Mark Allen Hancock, 38, to Carole Deanne Schmitt, 40, both of Clovis Steven Michael Dement, 17, to Sassha Victoria Rose Foster, 20, both of Portales John B. Evans, 46, to […]

Airman working to find voice

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon airmen may sometimes wonder who they can talk to or voice their opinions about things they would like on base or would like to see done differently. For those situations airmen should seek the help of the Cannon Junior Enlisted […]

Making waves on Main Street

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Staff photo: Sharna Johnson Morning visitors to downtown Clovis are greeted with a wave and a smile from Don Clark. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Over the years, Don Clark’s unflappable routine has made him something of an icon and part of downtown Clovis. Without uttering a word, Clark has wished countless people “good […]

CHS FOOTBALL: NMAA’s seedings in 5A playoffs on hold

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats will have to wait a little longer to find out their seeding in the Class 5A state football playoffs. The parents of 19 Las Cruces High players have filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Activities Association, according to a press release by the NMAA. Clovis […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats survive at Carlsbad

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer CARLSBAD — Jordan Mendoza and Bryce Hill took advantage of a second chance. Mendoza’s 19-yard pass to Hill on fourth-and-9 kept alive a key drive, and Brian Mead scored on a 6-yard run a few plays later as Clovis survived a scare to beat Carlsbad 20-13 on Friday at […]

Aug. 25, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 17 through Wednesday: • Michael Todd Prestage, 41, to Shelley Leanne Prestage, 38, both of Clovis. • Alexander Lamar Wynn, 36, to Ester Kristine Blood, 38, both of Clovis. • Scott Alan Nelson, 51, to Marilyn Jean Cleaver, 51, both of Clovis. • Luis […]

Robinson, Shirley M.

Shirley Mae Robinson, 73, of Lake Arthur, died Monday, June 12, 2006, in Lake Arthur. She was born Nov. 20, 1932, in a farm house on the mesa near Floyd to James Walter Thomas and Eliza Jane (Davis) Thomas. On Nov. 22, 1952, she married Delbert R. Robinson in Houston. She was a secretary and […]

Ferrell, J. P. “Jake”

J. P. “Jake” Ferrell, 86, of Portales, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born April 28, 1920, in Forrest to Helen and Perry Ferrell. In 1929, the family moved to a farm near Portales. He quit school as a teen during the Depression to help support his family. On […]

Clark, Gertrude

Gertrude Clark, 97, of Spiro, Okla., died Friday, March 31, 2006, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Oct. 25, 1908, in Cowlington, Okla., to Melvin Cicero and Barbara Allen Cole Neal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Clark. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Scott of Poteau, Okla.; three sons, […]

State should gamble future on better things

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Stay out of our bedrooms, you busybody feds. While you’re at it, stay out of our kitchens, and living rooms, and workplaces. Most of all, keep your grubby hands off our casinos. If we want a giant jackpot machine beckoning visitors as they cross into our state on I-25 or […]