Melrose man pleads guilty to child abuse

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Melrose was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to abusing his 3-month-old daughter. Phillip Holmes is required to serve an additional two years of parole upon completion of his sentence and participate in mandatory counseling, according to a press release from the District Attorney Matt Chandler. Holmes […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Ex-CHS point guard helping McMurry

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer McMurry University junior point guard Bud Willis did more than hone his basketball skills at Clovis High School. Under the tutelage of Wildcats coach J. D. Isler, Willis also learned his true calling in life was coaching. “When I see him coach, he teaches you how to play ball, […]

CCC’s 20th commencement graduates 110 students

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Philippa Holmes is greeted by her sons Gregory Holmes, 12, at left, and Gregory Holmes 10 after receiving her degree in early childhood multi-culture education from Clovis Community College Friday. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For Philippa Holmes, the evening was monumental and emotional. Holmes received her diploma Friday evening […]

Barry honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Kiernan Cole, Nichele Hyman, Colton Martin, John Rabang, Dalton Roberts A/B: Ashlee Browning, Blake Capati, Malik Chevry, Johnny Keys, Skylar LeClear, Ariel Lindeman, Bianca Navarro, D’Anna Pleasant, Claire Shetler, Jacob Stackable, Andrew Vannes, Brandon Walston Fourth Grade A: […]

2/4 Barry honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Blake Capati, Malik Chevry, Kiernan Cole, Skylar LeClear, Colton Martin, Dalton Roberts, Claire Shetler, Conner Williams A/B Honor Roll: Nichele Hyman, Taylor Moulton, Bianca Navarro, D’Anna Pleasant, John Rabang, Jacob Stackable, Janae’ Travier, Brandon Walston, Jimmy Wenger Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Navarra Benton, Savannah Ellis, Geoffrey Holmes, Kyla Myers, […]

Limiting taxes, government helps free society

Freedom Newspapers In mid-April of each year, anyone with more than a modest income must make a reckoning with the federal and state governments. Most of us groan about it, but how often do we contemplate why we must pay such high taxes — which for most people range from 40 percent to 50 percent […]

Ranchvale student wins Clovis Soap Box Derby, trip to nationals

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Jared Womack, 12, of Clovis, left, and Stephanie Martinez, 14, of Clovis, race down Sycamore Street during the 3rd annual Soap Box Derby Saturday in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham: CNJ correspondent Eight-year-old Geoffrey Holmes could not contain his excitement Saturday morning as he stood with his mother and awaited the […]