Cannon editor court martialled

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The editor of the Cannon Air Force Base newspaper will spend nine months in military prison, be demoted to the lowest enlisted rank, and receive a bad conduct discharge following his court-martial conviction Wednesday for carnal knowledge. Master Sgt. Stefan Alford of Cannon Public Affairs said […]

Girl scouts promote camaraderie, skills for life

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Samantha Chambers, 17, is nearing the end of a Girl Scout journey that began when she was in Brownies. The Clovis Scout is also starting over as she […]

House holds fond memories for daughter

Letters to the editor I am Ellen Artman Verner, daughter of Teola Artman. I grew up in Clovis and I have been following with interest all the stories about my mother and the Girl Scout Little House. Don McAlvay and Jack King both have written very nice tributes to Mother. The actual date of the […]

Legacy of girl scout icon should endure

Letters to the editor/Thank you letters In 1947, I came to Clovis as the first executive secretary of a new area in Girl Scouting. It consisted of Clovis, Fort Sumner, Tucumcari and Muleshoe. My office was in the Girl Scouts Little House and I have many pleasant memories of activities there — Girl Scout meetings, […]

Little House slated for demolition

1066537754-web-arson-fire6-10_19_03.jpg

Clovis firefighter Jeff Allen checks his mask as he gets dressed outside the historic Teola Artman house Friday before an arson exercise. City officials say they will demolish the building some time this winter. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon said last week the city probably will demolish the […]

The woman in the sunbonnet leaves legacy that will never die

By Jack King Teola Artman was a mainstay in Clovis-area scouting for more than 50 years. Artman, who moved to Clovis in 1930 with her husband Emery, a signal supervisor with the Santa Fe railroad, became a den mother in 1937, when her son, Neil, joined the Cub Scouts. Later, she became a troop leader […]

Births for 10/19

Byrd Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis are the parents of a 6-pound girl born on Sept. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her name is Emily Dawn Byrd. Her grandparents are Don and Sheryl Reid and Karl and Barbara Kos, all of Clovis, and Ed and Sue Byrd of Abilene, Texas. […]

Clovis man faces up to 33 years in state prison

Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man accused of having sexual contact with children failed on Wednesday in an effort to have his bail reduced. Billy Martin, 49, scratched his head and shuffled paperwork during his Tuesday afternoon video arraignment in Curry County Magistrate Court as he tried to persuade Magistrate Judge Doug Miller to reduce […]

Sex-crime suspect arraigned

Darrell Todd Maurina A woman whose husband is among those accused of multiple sex acts involving children said Wednesday the allegations are false. “It’s hard to believe. We had a good name and it’s ruined,” Jeanette Martin said. “All the stuff that’s gone on has messed up my name, and (my husband) worked hard all […]

Child injured in car/bicycle accident

CNJ Staff An 8-year-old Clovis girl is recovering at home from bruises after being hit by a car about 7:20 a.m. Thursday while riding a bicycle. According to police reports, a 52-year-old Clovis woman was driving eastbound on 21st Street approaching the intersection of Sycamore Street when the girl rode out in front of her. […]

Pride can damage many relationships

Judy Brandon Years ago, I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. There’s something unique about being at camp in the mountains. We checked into our cabins, got our personal things organized and headed out during free time to take a look around. At our cabin meeting, our […]