CCC student speaker plans on nursing career

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File photo The CCC Spring Commencement is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Liliana Castillo About 150 students will graduate Friday from Clovis Community College. Of those, 101 will graduate with a diploma and 55 will be awarded a certificate. Clovis resident Kristie Hawk, 20, was chosen as the student speaker. […]

CCC board approves reduced budget

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Community College board of trustees and incoming president Becky Rowley haven’t come to an agreement on her contract yet. The board planned to meet in executive session to discuss the contract Wednesday during a regular board meeting but the executive session was pushed to the June meeting. Rowley, CCC’s executive vice […]

City GRT proposal not necessary

Water is the lifeblood of civilization, and something that is in short supply in eastern New Mexico. It should go without saying that most members of the High Plains Patriots (a local tea party group) are in favor of securing a renewable water source for our community. This fact has somehow been distorted in the […]

Brass quintet performing Tuesday

CNJ staff Metales M5 Mexican Brass quintet will perform Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, according to a press release. The band was founded in 2005 in Morelia. Since then, Metales M5 has performed hundreds of concerts throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. M5’s programs break the barriers […]

Forrest community reunion planned

Freedom New Mexico A reunion is being held May 28 for the Forrest community. A lunch will be held with a $10 charge for adults and $5 for children. The deadline to RSVP is Sunday with checks payable to the Forrest Everybody’s Club. Contact Mary Sours for information: (575) 458-6635.

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gears up for weekend

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File photo The Our Lady of Gualdalupe annual fiesta will take place this weekend at 108 North Davis. The three-day event will feature live music, food, games a car show and more. Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, […]

Public invited to discussion on terminal illness

Freedom New mexico Patricia Trevino, community education representative for Vistacare Hospice, will be a featured speaker at Tuesday’s Friendship Rebekah Lodge meeting. The public is invited to the 2 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Odd Fellow Hall on 405 Main, where Trevino will discuss options for people with terminal illnesses. Information: Vicky Howard, 762-4843.

Editorial: Community firefighters deserve thanks

Some 400 firefighters and dozens of other public safety folks from eastern New Mexico and west Texas stepped up to battle Sunday’s massive wind-driven fire that burned at least 17,000 acres of grasslands and three homes across Curry and Roosevelt counties. About 80 percent of those firefighters were volunteers — sales clerks, cowboys, railroad workers, […]

Chamber seeking community event submissions

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is publishing a 2011 Summer Events brochure highlighting area community events that are open to the public. Send information from events from May to September to Rana Terry at rana@clovisnm.org. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Information: 763-3435.

Our people: Nicole Thornton represents Portales as the city’s community affairs coordinator

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Nicole Thornton worked as the community affairs coordinator as well as the Portales Main Street manager. Nicole Thornton was the Community Affairs Coordinator for the city of Portales until Friday. Her husband received orders from the Air Force back to Florida so the couple will be returning home. Thornton said […]

Weekly update —

Civic center holding anniverary open house The Clovis Civic Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary Friday with an open house, reception and program. The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and an anniversary program scheduled for 4:45 p.m. The city-owned, 29,000-square-foot […]

Mesalands chooses new president

Freedom New Mexico The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Mildred Lovato will succeed Phillip O. Barry as the next president of Mesalands Community College, effective July 1. Board Chairman J. Bronson Moore emphasized that Barry is still the acting college president. Lovato takes over July 1. Lovato has worked as vice […]

Clovis Community College picks Rowley as president

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley, left, receives congratulations Wednesday from President John Neibling, center, and Board Chair Charles Guthals on being chosen as the next president of the college. Neibling is retiring in August. Liliana Castillo The Clovis Community College board of trustees Wednesday selected Becky Rowley […]

CCC board to offer presidential contract

CNJ staff The agenda for Clovis Community College board of trustees indicates plans to offer a contract of employment to the next president of the college. The offer is one item on the board’s agenda for a monthly trustees meeting today. The board is working to replace retiring President John Neibling who announced in February […]

Business digest — April 5

Banker honored by association Gordon Morris, CEO of American Heritage Bank, was recognized as the Ag Lender of the Year by the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico. Morris has been working in the banking industry for 29 years. He, along with other local investors, founded American Heritage Bank in 2000 to provide community […]

Texico schools gather to celebrate success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico kindergartners Angel Salas, left, and Aviana Hall applaud for their fellow students Friday during the schoolwide Assembly of Success in the Educational Complex. Liliana Castillo The entire Texico school population and community members took part in a 12-year school tradition Thursday morning. Once each semester, Texico schools gathers together […]

First person: Community cop

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Daron Roach is the Clovis Police Department’s new community relations officer. The Clovis native has been with the department since 2006. Officer Daron Roach has spent a lifetime getting to know Clovis. Now he’s trying to do the same on behalf of the Clovis Police Department. Roach is in his […]

CCC board meeting

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College board of trustees will be meeting behind closed doors today to discuss the college’s plans to replace retiring President John Neibling. Neibling announced in February that he will be retiring in August after five years at the college’s helm. Board Chairman Charles Guthals said he feels the board “needs […]

Literacy programs merging

Liliana Castillo The Curry County Literacy Council is being absorbed by the Adult Basic Education program at Clovis Community College. The New Mexico Coalition for Literacy’s budget was cut 57 percent by the Legislature. That means the coalition will be providing limited funding to each of the 26 literacy councils in the state. By combining […]

ENMU offering helping hands with Eastern in Action

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File photo Eastern in Action volunteers do yard work during the group’s service day last year. With the program, Eastern New Mexico University students and employees volunteer to do various jobs around Portales once a year to give back to the community. Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is offering many pairs of helping hands […]