Our people: Clovis pastor keeps busy

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LILIANA CASTILLO: Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident David Dawson has been a pastor for nine years. Clovis resident David Dawson has lived in Clovis for 38 years. He spends his time doing many things including being a singer, songwriter, producer, motivator and pastor. If you know Dawson, you’re wondering why he didn’t list coach. He […]

Egg processing plant on way

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer An egg-processing plant near Farwell will soon be operational. The Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods plant began construction in September 2007, and recently had its first delivery of baby chicks, said Tim Dawson, vice president and chief financial officer. The company hatches the chicks at its hatchery in Mendenhall, Miss., then […]

Work begins on Farwell egg plant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Construction crews are digging the foundation in Farwell for what will be one of the biggest egg-processing plants in the Southwest. Mississippi-based Cal-Maine foods started the initial work on the plant about three weeks ago after receiving building permits last month, said company Vice President and Chief Financial Officer […]

Clovis team wins AAU state crown in 12U division

CNJ staff Clovis New Breed captured the boys 12-and-under AAU state championship last weekend in Albuquerque, posting a 7-0 record. Coach David Dawson said New Breed (a moniker he said stands for “Never Ever Wonder ’Bout Rejection, Endure Every Dream”) was placed into a pool with the top three finishers from the 2006 tournament. Dawson […]

Business feature: Egg farm may be nesting in Farwell

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the breakfast tables and in the diners of America, millions enjoy eggs every day. In a few years, the citizens of Farwell may be enjoying them a little bit more. The Parmer County Commission recently gave a tax abatement to Cal-Maine Foods as incentive to construct a facility […]

Pastor wants God, not race, to be seen

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The Rev. David Dawson runs the Pure Heart Word Center in Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The identity and ministry of the Rev. David Dawson are not built around the color of his skin. “When it’s all said and done,” said Dawson, a silver cross and a whistle […]

Mustangs dominate Hounds

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ENMU’s Tristan Largent, left, drives to the basket past Midwestern State’s Chris Francois, right, at Greyhound Arena on Thursday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — If Eastern New Mexico University’s men are going to make the Lone Star Conference tournament for the fifth time in the last […]

Oct. 27, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 19 through Wednesday: • James Mark Cleveland, 49, to Victoria Julia Ortiz, 48, both of Clovis. • Brian Amando Hernandez, 24, of Mission, Texas, to Erica Villarreal, 29, of Friona, Texas. • Roberto Martinez, 24, to Thelma Yzaguirre, 31, both of Hereford, Texas. • […]

Hounds play tough in crunch time

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Joshua Jackson tries to create some room against Midwestern State guard Allen Houston in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Portales — Going up against one of the conference’s leading big men in Midwestern State’s 6-foot-9 center […]

Lady Bulldogs deal Zias first loss of season

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The fast start came to an abrupt end Thursday night for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias shot only 25 percent, including 5-of-27 from 3-point range, and absorbed a 73-46 shellacking at the hands of Southwestern Oklahoma in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Senior […]

Clovis ‘Wishes’ to air next week

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Jacob Mendoza, left, and his dad, Rene, relax as they watch television Thursday at their home. Jacob and Rene were part of a baseball team that had their wish fulfilled on the television show “Three Wishes.” (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Mendoza has been keeping a secret for over […]

Local 10U team third in nationals

CNJ staff The Clovis New Breed 10-and-under boys basketball team won four of six games over the weekend to place third in the Inland Empire AAU West Coast national boys basketball tournament, played at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. New Breed, coached by David Dawson, went 2-1 in pool play on Thursday and […]

Clovis team headed for nationals

By John Eisel: CNj sports writer While many of their peers were sleeping off nights of PlayStation2 and television, a group of elementary schools boys were counting off as they put up layups last week at Marshall Junior High School. When they stopped counting, coach David Dawson would add to the total. By the time […]

Rapping for God

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer When it comes to music, rap generally gets a bad rap — even if it is Christian-based, according to Clovis pastor David Dawson. “We, as parents and adults have gotten so wrapped up in what is bad for kids,” Dawson said. “It’s not the music that is bad for […]

Clovis team headed for national tourney

CNJ staff Third- and fourth-grade basketball players from Clovis will play in a nationally recognized tournament Saturday and Sunday at the University of Texas in Arlington. Their coach, David Dawson, said 20 players were called to tryouts recently and 11 were chosen. “We called 20 players we had seen playing in various local leagues,” Dawson […]

Clovis Head Start moves to larger location

Reporter’s Notebook Clovis Head Start has moved to a larger location and is inviting Clovis residents to an open house on Wednesday. According to staff member Amanda Dawson, the new location at 901 Martin Luther King Blvd. will be able to serve 164 children, compared to 130 at the old facility on 1115 W. 2nd […]

Ex-Clovis standout enjoying Liberty

Helped Clovis win 1999 state basketball title By Rick White Liberty University coach Carey Green said it’s impossible to talk about Aundrea Dawson the basketball player without talking about the former Clovis standout as a person first. Dawson, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, is trying to help Liberty advance past the first round of the NCAA […]

Women find fellowship by sharing their secrets

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Pastor David Dawson of Pure Heart Word Center and his wife, Evangelist Gerri Dawson, are hosting a women’s conference this weekend at Clovis Christian School. The Dawsons, who have seven children including their youngest, DeWayne Charles Dawson. By Darrell Todd Maurina Gerri Dawson has a secret, and she wants to share it this weekend with […]

Reason for the Season concert to feature music and ministry

By Helena Rodriguez There’s many ways to praise God, and musicians will be doing it with jazz, gospel hip-hop and Mexican cumbias during the “Reason for the Season” concert. The diverse night of Christian music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lyceum Theater, 411 N. Main in Clovis. The lineup of entertainment will include: […]

House moving a chore

By Don McAlavy House moving is not the most causal job in the world. In the summer of 1950, Homer Bennett and his six-man Clovis crew of house movers went to Dawson up near Raton to move the homes of 2,500 people. Bennett’s job was to jack up and move out all the buildings to […]