Clovis High student wins FCCLA office

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Farkas Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Jessica Farkas won one of 10 offices in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Executive Council. Farkas, who joined FCCLA five years ago, said she was once shy. “I thought it would never be me and all of a sudden it is. It hasn’t quite […]

Sesame Street stopover

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Clarisa Valdez, 7, gets a hug from Cookie Monster. Liliana Castillo Five-year-old Natalie Whitson was disappointed that Elmo didn’t shake her hand but she enjoyed the Sesame Street live show anyway. The show came to Cannon Air Force Base last week to present three free shows. Dawn Whitson said the […]

Board names Terry Myers superintendent

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Myers Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education named Terry Myers as the new superintendent Wednesday. The board announced their selection after a three-hour special session. Myers, superintendent for the Mount Pleasant (Texas) Independent School District, was offered a three-year contract with a base salary of $151,000. Wichita Falls (Texas) Independent School District […]

Police blotter — May 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 p.m. May 4 an officer responded to a restaurant in the 200 block of Seventh Street for a report of theft. A clerk told the officers a group of five young children ordered $46 in food. She said when she […]

Clovis High student arrested on child porn charges

CNJ staff A Clovis High School student was arrested Monday on charges of child exploitation and possession of child pornography. Shawn Peterson, 18, is charged with five felony counts of sexual exploitation of children and five counts of possession of child pornography, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. He is being held at the […]

Ministry more of a calling than a career

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Twenty-five years. Easter Sunday was for my wife and me our 25th anniversary. “Interesting,” someone might say, “since three of your four sons are older than 25. Glad you got around to tying the knot.” Now did I say it was a wedding anniversary? No, I did not. But, though […]

State: Boil water advisory continues throughout weekend

By Cannon Connections staff State environmental officials will likely keep a boil water order in place for Cannon Air Force Base through the weekend. NMED spokeswoman Marissa Bardino said Friday the order will probably be lifted Monday. In the meantime, residents of Cannon and Chavez Manor housing are still advised to boil water for five […]

Cannon water advisory still in effect

CNJ staff State environmental officials will likely keep a boil water order in place for Cannon Air Force Base through the weekend. NMED spokeswoman Marissa Bardino said Friday the order will probably be lifted Monday. In the meantime, residents of Cannon and Chavez Manor housing are still advised to boil water for five minutes if […]

Developers encounter obstacles

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive another 1,300 personnel over the next five years, and it’s working on privatizing the homes it already owns. Add an expansion at the Southwest Cheese plant, and new jobs expected from the proposed Tres Amigas electricity project and complementary power plants. It […]

Officials say options limited for helping builders

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Frankie Lopez of Double I Construction plumbs a post Thursday for a picket fence at a home under construction on Ralph Boone Drive in northeast Clovis near the Cannon Air Force Base 801 housing for personnel. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive […]

Zias pick up five games this weekend

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University will play five softball games this weekend in Edmond, Okla., after a tournament in Fort Hays, Kan. was canceled because of expected inclement weather. The Zias (3-8) will play a noon doubleheader Friday at University of Central Oklahoma. ENMU will play three games Saturday at Del […]

Retirement

Danny Padilla By Patsy Padilla: Special to the CNJ Thirty-five years ago my husband Danny Padilla was looking for his career. A persistent man he was indeed. He would go to the UPS Center on North Prince every morning just to see if they were hiring. He knew at the time they were not but […]

Board hires facilitator for superintendent search

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Ross By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School board makes one personnel decision; hiring the superintendent. For the first time in five years, the board has to make that decision and they’ve hired long-time Clovis educator G.C. Ross to help with the process. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced in mid January she will […]

Pair sentenced for meth trafficking

CNJ staff A 38-year-old man will serve three years in prison and a 38-year old woman five for trafficking methamphetamines in Clovis. James Metzger and Anna Goodwin pleaded guilty Jan. 26, to trafficking meth, accepting partially suspended sentences in exchange for their pleas, court records show. The pair was arrested in June 2008. Each will […]

1-13 ENMU/Abilene Christian basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenAbilene Christian (7-8) at ENMU (5-9), 8 p.m. today in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: ENMU lost on Saturday at Northeastern State 72-60. Abilene Christian posted its first road win of the season (1-4) with an 86-79 victory over East Central at […]

Family biking to Alaska

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Courtesy photo: Harrison family The Harrison family take a break to look at some wind generators in Texas. The Harrison family are biking through New Mexico in the coming weeks on their way to Fairbanks, Alaska. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A family of five is partaking in a long journey to Alaska by […]

First person: Barry teacher helps enrich learning experience

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sharon White teaches her grandchildren with educational games and toys. CNJ staff Sharon White has been in charge of the Enrichment Lab at Barry Elementary School for five years. Students attend the lab in 30 minute increments to get one-on-one help with their class work. Planting the seed: We had […]

Education digest: Five middle school students selected for All State choir

Five middle school students selected for All State choir Five students from Marshall and Yucca Middle School were selected by auditions for the 2010 New Mexico All State Youth Choir, according to a news release. The choir is make up of students from seventh through ninth grade. Selected students will travel to Las Cruces for […]

Birthday announcement

Milom Oca L. Milom of Clovis celebrated her 100th birthday with family Saturday at Retirement Ranch. Oca Milom was born Oct. 18, 1909 in Crowell, Texas. She has two children, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Obama given Nobel to spur hopes of peace

Freedom New Mexico Well, President Barack Obama is not the first, shall we say, nonobvious and, indeed, rather eccentric choice by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Nobody knows exactly what guided the five-member committee selected by the Norwegian Parliament; deliberations are kept secret for 50 years. So, we can […]