Dec. 14, 2006 Cops and Courts

A 38-year-old convenience store clerk was beaten and kicked Dec. 7 by a customer, according to police reports. Around 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to Allsup’s at 301 N. Prince St. for a report of battery. The clerk, who was helping customers when they arrived, was bleeding from the ear and seemed dazed, the report […]

Death penalty motion OK’d

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James Smith,right, is escorted into the court room of Judge Joe Parker at the Curry County Courthouse Monday afternoon by Transport Officer Cliff Chilcoat. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Content in this report may be offensive to some readers. A district judge ruled Monday probable cause exists […]

Cops and courts: Party crashing ends in brawl

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 22-year-old Clovis man suffered head injuries and a vehicle sustained $10,000 in damage when he and five friends became involved in a dispute with three males who crashed a party, police reports said. Police responded to a call of public affray about 6 a.m. Sunday in a parking […]

Education Digest: Head start openings available

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eastern Plains Start program is recruiting for preschool and Early Head Start, according to a Head Start press release. Children ages 6 weeks to 3 are eligible for the programs. Head Start is a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities or from low-income homes, the release reads. For […]

Holidays bring about nostalgia

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Whenever the yuletide season rears its evil head, I’m always reminded of my world-class journalistic enterprises. In fact, I get all teary eyed and go looking for Kleenex tissues with wintry scenes printed on them. Back in olden times I reported for the Denver Post, and my city editor, a […]

Reading volunteers dwindle

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Cynthia Tubbs of Clovis volunteersfor a student-reading program at James Bickley Elementary called HOSTS. Tubbs said she loves working with children. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When the morning session is done, little Sapphire Romero — clumps of hair astray from her pony tail — hugs her mentor. “Thank […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats record 11th victory

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Clovis High’s Luis Esparza (12) and Roswell Goddard defender Cheyanne Salazar drive toward the goal during Tuesday’s match. Goddard goalkeeper Pedro Melendez grabs the ball just before Esparza could get to it. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys soccer team has now reached one milestone this […]

Head-on collision takes lives of mental patients

By Don McAlavy: local columnist Six people were killed and three others critically injured in a head-on collision three miles east of Fort Sumner on Highway 60 on the night of Nov. 16, 1950, the Clovis News Journal reported the next day. Five apparently died instantly and the other was dead on arrival at Clovis […]

Head Start program accepting applications

CNJ Staff The Texas Migrant Council, Inc. is accepting applications for the Migrant/Seasonal Head Start Program. The deadline for applications is July 17 and the program is open to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. There is no cost for services but parents must be migrant or seasonal workers who meet income guidelines. […]

Snap judgements frequently lead spirit awry

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This Father’s Day weekend, I remember a talk I had with my father when my attitude was less than Christianlike. It was years ago and all the teenagers were sitting at the back of the church. As my minister father walked to the pulpit, a strange man stepped into the […]

May 25, 2006 Education Briefs

Clovis Head Start recruiting students The Clovis Head Start Program is recruiting students, according to a Clovis Head Start press release. Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old are eligible for the Early Head Start and preschool, the release said. Facility tours and information about services are available at 901 Martin Luther King Jr. […]

CHS looking to fill coaching positions

CNJ staff Clovis High athletic director Brian Stacy said Thursday he hopes to begin interviews for open coaching positions next week. CHS is seeking head coaches in cross country, girls soccer and boys tennis. Stacy said principal Jody Balch will try to do interviews for teaching positions on Monday. “I’d like to do (coaching) interviews […]

Morales, Arnold

Arnold Morales, 57, of Morton, Texas, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Palestine, Texas. He was born Nov. 10, 1948, in Morton to Alfredo Morales and Anita Barrera. He lived in Morton all his life. He was a self-employed construction worker for several years and worked as a welder for the oil industry. He was […]

ENMU to name new Zias coach Monday

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled a press conference Monday at Greyhound Arena to announce its new women’s head basketball coach. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Friday three candidates were brought in this week for interviews, but he and other school officials declined to release names. The school announced the […]

Cardenas, Consuelo

Consuelo Aguirre Cardenas, 64, died March 8, 2006, in Morton. She was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Dallas to Felix Aguirre and Petra Santigo. She married Ridolfo “Rudy” B. Cardenas Sr. on Sept. 7, 1972, in Clovis. They moved to Morton in 1997 from Georgia. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother, family members said. […]

CHS’ Watters honored

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Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters was recently names the 2005 Southwest Sectional Coach of the Year for girls basketball by the National Federation of State High School Association. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Miles Watters is modest about his coaching success, which includes 12 New Mexico girls state basketball titles. […]

Witness: Disrespect inspired shooting

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A witness to Clovis’ most recent homicide told police he saw Robert Macias shoot at Wilfred Salas’ car at least two times just before Salas was killed, court records show. Salas, 19, was killed by a single shot to his head on Jan. 15. Macias is charged with an […]

11/24 Education Digest

Hernandez earns Head Start honor Teacher Cesarea Hernandez was named Clovis Head Start Center Employee of the Quarter, according to an organization press release. The award is “given to an employee who excels in their work and whose conduct in displayed in a professional and positive manner,” the release said. Head Start is a federally […]

Bush policies not in line with limiting government

Freedom Newspapers It’s not exactly news that President George W. Bush has pursued policies that are far from the ideals of limited, constitutional government that we endorse on the editorial pages. But the president’s performance at his Rose Garden news conference Tuesday was unimpressive even by our rather low expectations. Asked about the potential avian […]

9/22 Education Digest

Clovis Head Start recruiting students The Clovis Head Start preschool and Early Head Start is recruiting students, said Head Start supervisor Margie Tapia. The public is invited to tour the facilities on 901 Martin Luther King Blvd. and receive Head Start information, she said. The official start of the preschool year was August, Tapia said, […]