National charities accepting donations for Japan relief

Kevin Wilson Local organizations contacted haven’t taken up large donation efforts for last week’s earthquake in Japan, but say many of their national affiliates are. The official death toll from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake was at 2,800 Monday, but officials fear deaths may top 10,000. Diana Cordova, director of multicultural affairs at Eastern New Mexico […]

Religion digest — Sept. 17

Ministry hosting worship event Agape Love Ministries is hosting a event called Fire in the Park from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park, according to a news release. The event will include food and games and features Voices of Harmony, Sevin, La Tonya Henry, Hezekiah Sherley, and Rosalind Sanders Jones. Information: 799-4923 Religion […]

Education digest: Texas student named a National Merit finalist

Mark Moore Academy senior Nathan Mowery of Rhea, Texas, was named a National Merit finalist.Mowery intends to attend LeTourneau University to study electrical engineering and computer science. Mowery was awarded a full tuition scholarship by the school.Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:lcastillo@cnjonline.com

Death penalty repeal has favorable callers

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican People who have contacted the New Mexico Governor’s Office about the death penalty since Friday have supported repealing capital punishment by better than a 3-to-1 margin, according to a statement from the governor’s office on Tuesday. Gov. Bill Richardson has until midnight today to act on a […]

Suspected Internet predator arrested

On Tuesday, February 3, 2009, Matt Rish, a 26 year old from Albuquerque, was arrested by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and charged with five counts of Child Solicitation by Electronic Device, a 3rd degree Felony. Rish contacted an undercover internet chat profile representing an underage female from the Clovis area.

Fugitive Noe Torres calls newspaper again

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Noe Torres is wanted in connection with a 2005 homicide in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Fugitive Noe Torres admits he was in the company of convicted child-killer Edward Salas the day 10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot. He denies being anywhere near the scene of the killing. The 29-year-old homicide suspect called a […]

Escapee attempting to negotiate surrender

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jail escapee Michael England is trying to negotiate a surrender, but meanwhile, he may be hiding in the Clovis area disguised as a woman, according to law enforcement officials. District Attorney Matt Chandler said England contacted investigators this week via an attorney and said he would turn himself in […]

May 22, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 p.m. May 15 an officer on duty at a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore was contacted by staff regarding drugs in school. The principal said he received information a student had marijuana in school and when confronted, the […]

March 23, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Monday an officer was contacted by officials at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo for a disruptive student.Four teachers submitted written statements that a 14-year-old boy was a constant disruption in class. […]

It’s Their Business: A-1 Alignment

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A-1 Alignment By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: A-1 Alignment Location: 620 Commerce Way What they do: The offer automotive services, including computerized front and rear alignment, computerized balancing; brake, shock and strut service; and c.v. boot and joint overload springs. They also carry and sell tires and perform complete front end auto repairs. […]

Dec. 23, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 9 a.m. Dec. 13 an officer on duty at a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way was approached by an injured student. The boy said he wanted to see the nurse because his head hurt, and […]

It’s Their Business: Joy’s Costumes

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Joy’s Costumes By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Joy’s Costumes Location: 510 W. 7th St. What they do: They have costume rentals and sell costume makeup and accessories. Who’s in charge: Oneda Dotson Employees: Three How long in business: 25 years Hours: They will be open today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 […]

Oct. 26 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around noon Oct. 17 an officer on duty at a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street was contacted about a student suspected of smoking marijuana. The 17-year-old’s probation officer said he had information the youth had smoked […]

It’s Their Business: The Sewing Basket

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The Sewing Basket By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: The Sewing Basket Location: 1605 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell sewing machines, fabric, notions and embroidery supplies. The business also offers sewing instruction with the purchase of sewing machines and sewing machine repair. Who’s in charge: Kerri Forrest and D’Aun Barnes Employees: Three […]

10-11 Education blotter

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: About 9 a.m. Sept. 27 an officer was contacted at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus in regards to a disruptive student. In an e-mail, a teacher told the officer the student had been a constant disruption and was defiant […]

Sept. 6 Education Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded, according to reports: Around noon Aug. 20 an officer responded to a report of a fight after lunch between two male students at Marshall Middle School. The principal said they had been “talking smack” and began exchanging punches, putting […]

It’s their business: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center Location: 108 N. Sycamore St. What they do: Sell products for do-it-yourselfers, including appliances, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, lighting, toilets, tubs and showers, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Who’s in charge: Leroy Romero is the manager. Employees: Six plus the manager. How long in business: since […]

Knee-jerk cries of discrimination insulting

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist Six imams got on a plane in Minneapolis. Accounts vary, but it seems they were speaking in Arabic before boarding of their disgust with the U.S. war in Iraq and with American policy in general. One was heard to declare he would do whatever was necessary to fulfill his obligations […]

Game show’s appeal lost on viewer

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One joy of living in the Mountain time zone is the two-hour difference with Eastern time, upon which most of the world runs. Monday night football games that start too late for the average New Yorker end here right before the evening news. And then there’s morning baseball. There’s […]

4/19 Local roundup

Division asks other groups be contacted The Clovis Vector Control Division does not normally respond to bee complaints, and recommends residents contact private pest-control companies, according to a press release from the division. Only in an emergency should the Vector Control Division be contacted regarding bees, the release said. The division specializes in vectors, or […]