In Tribute: Teacher left mark on peers, students

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer By the time Sylvia Burgett retired as a teacher, she’d taught students in kindergarten through high school for more than 40 years around the world, including more than 18 years in Texico. Burgett died July 12 at 89. Born and raised in Grady, she graduated in a class of […]

Three charged in burglary case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police have arrested one Clovis man and issued warrants for two others in connection with the June 30 burglary and arson of a Cannon Air Force Base master sergeant’s home, according to Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Warrants were issued by Clovis Detective Waylon Rains three days after the […]

Just passing through

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Who: David Glahn of San Antonio was travelling with his family. Going to: Mesa Verde Thoughts on Clovis: “We went to the New Mexico Visitors Association. I think we’re going to camp tonight at Lake Sumner. “It seemed like a nice place. One of the people I work with, […]

Newmans’ daughter spreads message of forgiveness

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Though it will continue in the state department of corrections, life goes on for Stanley Bedford. As it will for everybody affected by the conviction of Bedford, 43, for his role in the deaths of Doris and Odis Newman of Portales. Most parties hope some type of lesson […]

First Person: Judge parts from judicial system

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Judge Fred Hensley, 70, worked for 35 years in the local judicial system, spending the last decade as officer of the Curry/Roosevelt Domestic Violence Office. He is retiring June 29. Hensley talked with the CNJ about his experiences. The early years: I was planning […]

Local health care offered online

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITER sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com The Internet is making it possible to visit the doctor’s office without leaving your home. Using the newly launched “Pres-e-Care” Web system, patients of Plains Regional Medical Center doctors can check lab results, refill prescriptions, schedule appointments and even consult with their […]

Cosmetic surgery not instant fix for life’s every problem

Anita Doberman A few days ago, I was waiting for an aerobics class to start when I casually started chatting with a woman standing next to me. Thirty seconds into our superficial conversation, my new friend couldn’t contain her excitement, and told me that in two days she would have some “work” done, and energetically […]

Daughter’s pursuit of degree inspiring

The graduates are on their way. The diplomas have been handed out, now it’s on to the next stage. For some it’s more schooling, for others it’s a job; some waited for that diploma to get married, others will be going into the military and some will go into the family business. This is a […]

Eastern holds 112th commencement

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Mario M. Chavez of Clovis adjusts the tassel on his mortarboard Saturday after graduating with a master’s degree. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University welcomed back a graduate as commencement speaker and 368 students received diplomas during the school’s 112th commencement Saturday at Greyhound Arena. New […]

CHS GIRLS STATE TRACK: Lady Cats eye repeat

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Senior Kacee Escobar leads a strong contingent of throwers representing Clovis High’s girls in the Class 5A state track meet, starting today in Albuquerque. Escobar will compete in shot put and discus this weekend. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Looking for back-to-back Class 5A girls state track titles, Clovis […]

Tornado doesn’t slow seniors

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Not even a tornado can stop a group of Clovis senior citizens from their dance and social programs. That’s what Baxter-Curren Senior Center Program Coordinator Brenda Hankins learned after a March 23 tornado temporarily robbed them of their social hub. She said the programs have been scattered to the […]

Time capsule opening

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: The contents of a time capsule buried in 1957 will be revealed. The event is part of a year-long celebration of Clovis’ 100th anniversary. When: 2 p.m. today Where: The time capsule was buried in front of what was then the Clovis City Hall and what is now […]

CHS GOLF: Cats top Rams in playoff for team title

CNJ staff LOVINGTON — For the first time this spring, the Clovis High boys golf team put everything together. Led by sophomore Tyler Fontenot’s 3-over-par 74, the Wildcats shot a four-man total of 305 and won a playoff with Portales on Wednesday for the team championship in the Lovington Invitational tournament. Artesia was third in […]

Q&A: Former player at helm of Play Inc. board

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Charles Lott grew up with days of football and nights of basketball at Play Inc. Now as the president of the board he tries to give the same positive sports memories to today’s participants. He’s been a board member since 2003. Q:What are your earliest memories of Play Inc.? […]

Youthful Wolverines take on Pecos

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Texico Wolverines entered the season with little experience. However, juniors Courtland Luscombe, the team’s leading scorer at 18 points per game, Daniel Schueler and Josh Murray stepped up for the fourth-seeded Wolverines, who face No. 5 Pecos (15-8) today in the Class 2A state quarterfinals at the Santa […]

Military Feature: Going the distance

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Her husband’s decision to enter the military was a choice they made together, Christina Moreno said. The high school sweethearts knew it would likely mean time apart; however, it was a choice they made for their future, she explained. While Army Spc. Victor Moreno serves his country in Iraq, […]

Clovis preps for ’07

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Clovis first baseman Parker Wood is late applying the pickoff tag to Portales baserunner Brandon Adkins during Saturday’s scrimmage at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Seventh-year Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger isn’t sure what to expect from the Wildcats this spring. With only about five players […]

Wedding really reunion in disguise

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I thought it was going to take another funeral to get our familia together again, but low and behold, my sister’s wedding in Vegas this weekend is becoming an unplanned Rodriguez-Madrid family reunion. My sister Becky and her fiancée, Billy, are tying the knot in Vegas this weekend — Las […]

ENMU chooses volleyball coach

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Kim Falkenhagen is from the upper Midwest, but she’s no stranger to this part of the world. The 33-year-old Falkenhagen was named Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach on Tuesday. She replaces longtime coach and current athletic director Mike Maguire, who stepped down from coaching after six […]

Ag Expo going bilingual

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Ag Expo is going bilingual. A three-hour dairy seminar presented in Spanish will focus on presenting information to dairy managers and workers as part of the first day of the 15th annual Expo Feb. 27-28 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The seminar features three presentations that will […]