Head of superintendent search confident he can find candidates

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Moses By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The man who is leading the effort to find a new superintendent for Clovis schools says finding candidates for the job won’t be a problem. Mike Moses, chief of School Executive Consulting Inc., was in Clovis on Wednesday to brief the school board in a three-hour executive session. […]

Song leads to cravings for steak

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Ever get a song stuck in your head with no hope of shaking it? Lately for me it’s been the Zac Brown Band’s song “Chicken Fried.” You can’t miss the tune if you listen to a country music station longer than 15 minutes these days. “You know I like my […]

Playoff beard not winning move

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Whether personal or political, the things that came to my head for this column didn’t quite stretch into the space I must fill. So here’s a small shot of each: • The playoff beard returned, and left. Consistent fans of my column, which may or may not include more than […]

Students head for FCCLA national finals

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From left, Jessica Farkas, Hayley Hoggard, Austin Miller and Autumn Powers. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Yucca Middle School student Autumn Powers planned a wedding from top to the bottom. She compared prices of three vendors for everything from the tuxedo rentals, gowns, and flowers. Her attention to detail in planning the wedding and […]

12-20 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. Dec. 4 officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Fourth Street for a domestic dispute. A man met them outside the residence, bleeding from a wound on his head. He told them he had been drinking […]

Despite surroundings, we can all bloom

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist As a columnist, from time to time I get tipped off to things that leave me scratching my head. What can I do with this little nugget? This past week I had one of those calls. A reader whom I know personally called me up one evening and told me […]

Terror from home invasion spree still lingers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A small noise startled Donna Foster awake. As she looked around her dark bedroom, she saw the outline of two heads in the doorway and as she realized someone was standing beside with a gun pointed at her head. Quickly the man pulled the covers up and over, holding […]

Animals can be just as stubborn

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When our two daughters were in 4-H they bought a few good ewes, mostly Suffolks and Hampshires, planning to raise their own show lambs. They needed a good ram, of course, and some folks down the road had a high-powered Suffolk. He was big and long and had muscles in […]

Safe summer travel advised

By Troy Gilliard: 27th SOW Antiterrorism Officer The weather is warm and the kids are out of school, so what are your summer plans? Many of us are dreaming of baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, but others are likely planning on where they will spend their summer vacations. Perhaps basking in the sun on […]

CEO of Freedom Communications to head Playboy

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Scott Flanders became chief executive officer of Freedom in January 2006. By Mary Ann Milbourn Scott Flanders, chief executive of Clovis News Journal’s parent company, Freedom Communications Inc., confirmed Monday he is leaving the company to head Playboy Enterprises Inc. Flanders, 52, said he will quit his Freedom post June 30 and become CEO at […]

Public reception for ENMU basketball coaching candidate on Thursday

There will be a public reception for Richard Davis, candidate for head men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Laguna Room of the Campus Union Building.

Mother’s job is to be overly cautious

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling […]

Head bumps scary

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

Ticket feature: Killer Tumbleweeds movie comes to Clovis

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Killer Tumbleweeds, a movie produced by Bovina natives Ben and Butch McCain, comes to Clovis for its New Mexico premiere. Freedom New Mexico Tumbleweeds are attacking Middle America. More than 150 citizens are dead, 10,000 head of livestock destroyed and 300,000 children are suffering Killer Tumbleweed Trauma. Rumor has it that Middle American University scientists […]

Bingaman praises nomination of New Mexican to head Bureau of Reclamation

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today praised the White House for announcing its intention to nominate New Mexican Michael L. Connor to lead the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR).

Stabbing, shooting on Ross Street

CNJ staff A Clovis man and his stepfather were in stable but serious condition at a Lubbock Hospital Wednesday after stabbing and shooting each other, according to police. Ricky Johnson, 45, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, while his stepfather Hezekiah Shirley, 61, received a stab wound to the neck. Both men live in […]

Editorial: Head of drug council should bring change

President Obama is reported to have settled on Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, taking the position commonly referred to as “drug czar.” It would have been preferable to abolish the position and transfer the 100 or so employees the “czar” supervises to other departments or to […]

Trying to keep my head above water

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I’d make the Mafia more efficient. It’s probably not good to say such things when everybody’s looking to save a few pennies. But it’s true. If the Mafia decided to take me for a swim, they wouldn’t need a bag to put me in. Or rocks for the bag. Or […]

Autopsy: Homicide victim shot in head

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Honduran national shot to death in Texico nearly two months ago died of a single gunshot to the head, according to an autopsy performed by the New Mexico Medical Investigator’s office. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera was shot Nov. 25 during a home invasion. There have been no arrests and police have […]

Three dead, one injured in head-on collision

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A two-car head-on collision blocked a portion of NM highway 209 Wednesday. CNJ staff Three Clovis men were killed, and another was injured in a head-on collision Wednesday on N.M. 209 north of Clovis, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. According to Glascock, the three killed were: […]