Jan. 13, 2008 Honor

Jackson Kelsey Jackson of Clovis graduated cum laude from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with a degree in exercise science, athletic training option. More than 200 Fort Lewis College students received their undergraduate degrees at winter commencement.

Dec. 20, 1952

Eddie Jackson, a Clovis resident, was reported to be in critical condition after being struck in the head with an ax by a man who was being held in county jail on charges of aggravated assault. … A dial system with 600 telephone lines for the Clovis Air Force Base went into effect. … A […]

Nov. 26, 1980

Linda Ronstadt’s “Greatest Hits Vol. 2” or the Doors “Greatest Hits” albums or eight tracks could be purchased at Gibsons, 1200 W. 21st St., for $5.88. … Harvey Cleve Teague, former assistant city manager, filed a $250,000 federal suit against the city of Clovis, alleging he was fired without due process. … The Clovis Business […]

Business Feature: Call center changing location

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks American Medical Alert Corp. Operations Manager Nichelle Davidson oversees an operator training session Monday afternoon with Christina Ortiz, left, and Omar Molette. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s easy to see how American Medical Alert Corp. would get missed in the shuffle of Clovis businesses. It’s currently borrowing office […]

Nov. 14 Military Digest

Lucio Army Pvt. Luis A. Lucio has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Dora Lucio of Clovis. Lucio is a 2006 graduate of Portales High School.

Custom Classic draws 50 teams

CNJ staff The sixth annual Lil Custom youth softball tournament is slated for this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex, with 50 teams in 10 divisions scheduled to compete. Play begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the final games scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tournament co-director Roger Jackson said the field is considerably larger than […]

Education Feature: Teacher marches to music’s beat

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Janet Barnard, a music teacher at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista, sits next to third-grader Jordan Castillo while she plays an instrument. Barnard is retiring after 27 years of teaching at Clovis elementary schools. By Wren Abbott: CNJ Correspondent Long before research demonstrated the “Mozart effect” — the relationship […]

Military Digest: Tucker

Army Pvt. Tanya O. Tucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News Service press release. She is the daughter of Rosita Morehead of Clovis and Scott Morehead of Benton, La. Tucker is a 2004 graduate of Benton High School.

Clovis softball legend key in local development

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Guy Leeder, who for decades was synonymous with Clovis softball, died Monday night at 64. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Junior High Auditorium. Leeder, a state softball hall of fame inductee, was called the cornerstone of the state’s Amateur Softball Association by its director, […]

Five Cats named to AP all-state squads

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Clovis’ Brian Mead, left, shattered the Wildcats career records for rushing yards (4,250), touchdowns (59) and carries during his career. He helped Clovis reach the state playoffs three straight years. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — After a record-breaking season, Clovis running back Brian Mead was named to the Associated […]

Pressure on Cats’ defense

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Clovis offensive/ defensive linemen Michael Cohen is a part of a Clovis defense assigned to contain Sandia runningback/quarterback Derris Jackson today. Cohen has two sacks on the year. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Versatile seniors Derris Jackson and Michael Scarlett put the big play in Sandia’s offense. Jackson, a […]

ENMU’s Jackson fighting through injuries

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Much to his chagrin, Eastern New Mexico University junior Donnell Jackson will have to be an assistant coach today when the Greyhounds end their Southwest Soccer Conference and regular-season schedule against rival West Texas A&M at the ENMU pitch. One of several players remaining from the original […]

Softball tournament earns $3,055 for children’s charity

Reporter’s Notebook A slew of softball players stepped up to the plate last weekend to raise funds for the Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. Clovis Softball Association tournament coordinator Roger Jackson said $3,055 was raised through the “Batting Out Child Abuse” tournament. The two-day tournament at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex featured 31 adult teams. “We […]

Lincoln-Jackson adds new chapter to history

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleNew Mexico Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia speaks at Saturday’s Lincoln-Jackson Family Center Open House. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Education is a three-piece puzzle, according to Clovis Municipal Schools Community Relations Director David Briseno. Under the roof of a building rich with history those three pieces — parents, students […]

ENMU frosh relative newcomer to rodeo

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Dakota Rasberry of West Texas College gets his hand stuck after being thrown from his bull at the College Daze Rodeo on Thursday at ENMU’s Lewis Cooper Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Cole Jackson stands tall next to his horse “Shaq” […]

Hounds post shutout win over Missouri Southern

CNJ staff PORTALES — It may not have been a perfect outing, but the result was just fine with the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team. The Greyhounds made a first-half goal by junior defender Donnell Jackson stand up for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Missouri Southern on Sunday at the ENMU […]

Sept. 15, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 7 through Wednesday: • Bruce Len Colson, 42, to Sabrina Lynn Lansford, 39, both of Clovis. • Howard Lavanda Jones, 53, to Elizabeth Colleen Allen, 48, both of Clovis. • Ryan Michael Bass, 19, of Douglas, Wyo., to Kathryn Louise Jackson, 19, of Clovis. […]

Births 8/13

Sorenson Garrett Lee Sorenson was born June 20 to Josh and Erica Sorenson of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Gene Jones and Jody Sorenson Jones of Clovis and David and Linda Jackson, stationed at Aviano Air Force Base, Italy. Great-grandparents are Juanita Plumb of […]

Learning means transition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleKathi Shaw teaches 4-year-olds at Cameo Elementary School. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer In a little more than two weeks, area students will return to school. Awaiting some are significant changes. Here is a closer view of alterations in area school districts. Clovis High School Tradition returns — in the […]

School evolves again

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Lincoln-Jackson evolved from a segregated school for black students, to an integrated school, to an arts academy. These days, it is undergoing another evolution, into a family center. The arts academy has changed locations and merged with Bella Vista Elementary. And in turn, Lincoln-Jackson has become home to a […]