Operation: Celebration

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Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisleErnie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, hangs a patriotic ribbon at the Clovis Civic Center Friday in preparation for today’s “Operation Kept Cannon” celebration. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer The anticipation surrounding today’s “Operation Kept Cannon” celebration was too much to bear for Linda Jackson. On […]

Custom Classic has unwritten rules

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Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisleFlorence Jackson of the Clovis Benchwarmer swings at a pitch Friday during the 23rd annual Custom Classic softball tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex in Clovis. The tournament drew 126 teams. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Ask before taking the last slice. Don’t date your friend’s sister unless you plan to […]

Jackson, Dolores

Dolores Winona Jackson, 76, of Redlands, Calif., formerly of Fort Sumner and Amarillo, died Sunday, May 14, 2006. Born April 16, 1930, in Elk City, Okla., she married Donald L. Jackson on March 12, 1950, in Fort Sumner. She worked as a secretary for civil services. She belonged to the Church of the Nazarene. Her life […]

3/19 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At an unspecified time on Saturday, police responded to a call about a store on the 700 block of Thornton Street and arrested a Clovis man, 19, for writing worthless checks. The checks for more than $200 were written from the man’s […]

Box, Thomas

Thomas Leon Box, 70, of Clovis, died Friday, March 10, 2006. He was married to Genevieve K. Jackson for 35 years, and they were longtime residents of Grady, where they farmed and ranched. They attended the Broadview Church of the Nazarene in Broadview. He was very passionate about his children and grandchildren as well as […]

Education feature: Lincoln-Jackson easing into transition

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Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy will merge with Bella Vista Elementary in the fall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The costumes, museum artifacts and literature Sara Hennessy uses to teach her fifth-grade class about the Colonial era have been packed away in a box. The Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy teacher finished the unit […]

Clovis plans parent academy

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Former and future students will be seated at desks a few miles away at the Bella Vista Elementary campus, but Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy will not be vacant when the next school year begins, school administrators said. Plans to transform the arts academy into a hub for programs aimed at […]

Hounds win in OT to make LSC tournament

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson’s baseline jumper with 1.4 seconds left in overtime Saturday lifted Eastern New Mexico University past Midwestern State 84-82 in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South’s fourth and final berth in next week’s LSC tournament. The Greyhounds (12-15, 6-6 South) will travel to face […]

Police blotter: Feb. 23

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 2:30 a.m. Feb.15, police responded to the 2600 block of Seventh Street in reference to an armed robbery. Police arrived at the business after a silent alarm was set off by the store’s clerk. The clerk told police the unidentified suspect […]

Hounds rally past Wildcats, improve postseason chances

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette, right, reaches for the ball as Abilene Christian’s Demarcquez Rembert, left, pulls the ball away in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With only 24 points at halftime on Saturday, the Eastern […]

Kerley, Kyle K.

Kyle Kevin Kerley, 37, of San Angelo, Texas, and formerly of Ruidoso and Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in San Angelo. He was born Sept. 23, 1968, in San Angelo. He graduated from Clovis High School and Trade School College in Roswell. He was preceded in death by his father in 1985 and his […]

Jackson, Jeanne

Jeanne B. Jackson, 80, of Safford, Ariz., died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Mount Graham Regional Hospital in Safford, Ariz. She was born March 21, 1925, in Clovis, to William and Edna Burgett. She worked for Mountain Bell. She went to Benson’s Business School and then worked at Cannon Air Force Base as an analyst […]

2/12 Weddings

Jackson/Brooks Kelly Jackson and Jeffrey Brooks, both of Albuquerque, were joined in marriage Jan. 7, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. The Revs. Donna Kay Jackson and David Okerberg performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Douglas and Rev. Donna Kay Jackson of Edgewood, NM The groom is the […]

Hounds ride defense to win over Kingsville

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Greyhound senior guard Jolen Montoya drives past Texas A&M-Kingsville post Juan Launaze in the first half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan got the defensive effort he wanted to […]

Police blotter — Feb. 2

CNJstaff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 700 block of Weatherford Street in reference to a stolen gun. The resident told police a homeless acquaintance was living with him and took the 40-caliber, semi-automatic pistol sometime on Thursday. • • […]

Cannon pharmacy keeps meds on the move

Airman 1st Class Charles John, Cannon pharmacy, demonstrates how pharmacists and technicians use recipes to “cook” on the job. Janet Taylor-Birkey On this day, more than 210 prescriptions wait to be filled by the Component Health Care System (CHCS), a computer system for prescriptions at the Cannon pharmacy, and the clinic staff have not seen […]

1/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a vehicle was stopped by police for undisclosed reasons on the 200 block of Sheldon Street, and a juvenile passenger was arrested on a warrant out of Bernalillo County for violating probation. The 17-year-old female from Farwell […]

Officials eyeball capital outlay requests

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer State legislators climbed aboard a school bus Friday morning to learn more about a Clovis Municipals Schools funding request. School board members and school officials are requesting capital outlay funds for the creation of a performing arts building at the Bella Vista Elementary School campus. School officials estimate it […]

Honor Roll: Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy

CNJ Staff Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Amanda Myers, Hailey Skelton, Robert Acuna, Lillian Lee. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Esperanza Baca, Isaiah Callahan, Faith Cano, Tyler Clark, Erica Colon, Albert Devenport, Elisa Dixon-Scott, Jamani McClendon, Richard Ramirez, Britney Ross, Andrew Sena, Jesus Uribe. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll – […]

Young talents abound in Nutcracker

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers A Christmas tradition is continuing for a pair of local schools, as audiences have four chances to catch “The Nutcracker,” starting tonight and running through Monday. Clovis’ Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy has the first performance, tonight and Friday. Sunday and Monday finds dance classes at Eastern New Mexico University’s Extended Learning […]