City official hopes grassroots effort saves post office

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis city commissioner is hopeful that a public effort can save the Gidding Street post office like it helped save Cannon Air Force Base. In the days following the second public meeting about the post office, which the U.S. Postal Service wishes to close for financial reasons, Commissioner […]

Rep. Crook: Hosting state meeting helped put face on community

CNJ staff This week’s Legislative Finance Committee meeting in Clovis was informative and educational but more than anything, it put a face to the community, according to state Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis. “When the other legislators have the opportunity to be in your community and see exactly what we are and what we’re about, it […]

Area students take FFA honors

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FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez From left, Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler examine soil outside Dora High School. The trio took first place in the homesite evaluation contest during the recent New Mexico State FFA Career Development Event in Las Cruces. FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of […]

First person: Christmas crooner

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kourtney Anthony has been a member of Joni’s Sandia Carolers for seven years. Kourtney Anthony, 15, said her life is filled with music. She has sang with and helped organize her mom’s group of Christmas carolers, Joni’s Sandia Carolers, for seven years. Anthony participates in choir and band and can […]

Older neighbor helped with other areas of growing up

Glenda Price Every young girl needs an older lady friend/advisor – specially if she lives way out in the country. A girl’s own mother doesn’t qualify because she’s got too much invested in her offspring’s hoped-for successful life. The girl’s friend/advisor, unlike Mom, doesn’t give advice the usual straightforward way. (“If you don’t leave those […]

ENMU squad pleased with home rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third-place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first place, […]

Humor helps in tough times

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist There is nothing like a good sense of humor to carry you through the experience of birth. This week, humor and irony, helped to make it through a c-section, some health issues and welcoming our sixth child, a little baby girl. This was my fifth c-section and even though I […]

Good lawyers never escape memory

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I have known a lot of lawyers in Clovis and mingled with many of them. Here are some of the lawyers that have helped me: A great friend, Wesley Quinn, was a Republican, as was my father. I’d asked Quinn if he could help me with my father’s will after […]

Golden Gloves gears for weekend action

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Bill “Ski” Maiejewski, left, and Ken Krause of Clovis place covers over a turnbuckle in the boxing ring on Thursday at Roy Walker Community Center. They were helping prepare the facility for this weekend’s New Mexico Golden Gloves tournament. By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent On Thursday afternoon, a variety of […]

Blackmon earns MVP honors

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon closed out her two-year career at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, by earning most valuable player honors for the 2007-08 Western Junior College Athletic Conference basketball season. Blackmon, who helped Clovis High to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A girls state championship in 2005, averaged […]