Public apologies don’t right all wrongs

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Christians observed Ash Wednesday last week as the beginning of the six-week Lenten season, which precedes Easter. The manner in which this is observed may vary from place to place, and among denominations. I would venture to say that all Catholic communities, some liturgical Protestant communities and “others” mark this […]

Trial postponed

By CNJ Staff Due to inclement weather, the first-degree murder trial of a 31-year-old Clovis man scheduled Monday was postponed until today. Robert “Pelon” Macias is accused of shooting Wilfred Salas Jr., 19, in the head early in the morning of Jan. 15, 2006, as Salas drove on Merriwether Street. Salas was found with a […]

Commissioners endorse jail plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A corrective action plan put in place in the aftermath of an inmate escape last month earned the stamp of approval of the Curry County Commission. Warden Leslie Johnson detailed policy and procedural changes during Wednesday’s Curry County Commission meeting, which include mandatory visual head counts and better documentation. […]

Jan. 10, 1972

A woman at 305 W. Yucca reported someone stole two hubcaps from her vehicle. … Glenn Ash, a “hilariously funny one man riot,” was preparing to perform at the Holiday Inn’s Red Carpet Lounge. … Gary Campbell, a 1956 Clovis High graduate, was playing the assistant district attorney on the television drama “Secret Storm.” The […]

Officials: Inmate uses dummy to escape

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A jail inmate slipped through a broken door after he stuffed his bed with blankets, creating a dummy to fool guards during a head count, according to Curry County Adult Detention and court documents filed Tuesday. Guadalupe Rodriguez — an inmate tasked with kitchen duties — escaped sometime Saturday […]

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. […]