Hounds beat Illinois Tech for third

CNJ staff HAYS, Kan. — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson scored 15 points, including six in a row in the final 2 1/2 minutes to put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good, and the Greyhounds turned back Illinois Tech 72-65 Saturday for third place in the Westlink Classic men’s basketball tournament. Jackson’s layup with 2:05 […]

11/20 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 2:45 a.m. Thursday, a 43-year-old Clovis woman was arrested and detained for driving while intoxicated, her third offense. An officer pulled over the suspect at the intersection of Eighth and Prince streets for turning without signaling. The woman failed a field […]

School merger passes

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Clovis school board member Lola Bryant, second from left, and other school board members listen to Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm during Tuesday’s school board meeting at Marshall Junior High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Easy to overlook, he stood on the edge of a group of parents and teachers, barely […]

11/15 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, a store owner in the 1500 block of Pile Street called police to report more than $2,700 in merchandise was stolen between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. The owner said more than 200 compact music discs were […]

Transparency increases good for local schools

CNJ Editorial Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will consider consolidating elementary schools at its 5:30 meeting tonight at Marshall Junior High auditorium. The board will decide two hot-button issues: Should Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy be merged with Bella Vista, and should Ranchvale students be moved to Barry and Sandia schools? We’re confident the board members […]

Board faces difficult, necessary decision

By Rhonda Seidenwurm: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Marshall Junior High to consider school consolidation. The meeting will be open to the public. As the superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools, I have presented our Board of Education with one of the toughest […]

Jackson, Bruce O.

Bruce Ogden Jackson, 85, formerly of Clovis and Tucumcari, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in Lubbock, Texas after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1919 in Electra, Texas. He married Gladys McIntosh in Tucumcari on Nov. 29, 1939. He farmed for many years in the San Jon community and later worked for the […]

11/11 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clovis police went to a vacant home in the 1200 block of Prince Street after a neighbor to report a possible burglary. Police spoke with another neighbor, who said an unknown male approached her that day asking if […]

Lincoln-Jackson School began with only two students

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Lincoln-Jackson School, a segregated school, had its beginning in 1924 in the Patterson Chapel Church which was then located at 609 West 1st Street. Miss Marjorie Ford was the first teacher. She came from Temple, Texas to teach two students, Ray Love and Herman Dillard. Mrs. Ida O. Jackson replaced Miss […]

E-networking: Internet offers new ways to connect to people

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Lucas Jackson sends a message to a friend using his MySpace account. Jackson has nearly 46,000 “friends” connected to him through the site and he belongs to 72 groups, including a fan club he created for himself as a joke. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers On the surface, it’s meant as […]

Cats begin bid for playoffs at Hobbs

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Clovis quarterback Devin Sweet releases a throw during practice Thursday at the high school. Clovis travels to Hobbs today in the Wildcats’ District 4-5A opener. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The fun and games are over, it’s time to get down to business. Healthy and rested after a bye […]

10/6 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: • At 4:30 a.m. Sunday, neighbors reported they heard a possible gunfight in the 400 block of Debra St. Police found a few blood drops on the door knob, but none of the 10 people in the house were injured. According to […]

Parents oppose proposed school merger

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Clovis resident Bruce Pollard spoke to parents, school officials and other community members Monday night at Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy reminds Nick Chavez of the comforts of home. “In my Hispanic family, we gather around the kitchen. It’s the warmest spot in the […]

School merger talks center on jobs

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This is Rosa Soria’s second year as the cafeteria manager at Bella Vista Elementary School. Though she has worked within the school district for 13 years, she isn’t sure she will have the same job next year. “My concerns are for my job — that I will lose it,” […]

Superintendent proposes possible restructuring of district

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Ranchvale Elementary Attendance Secretary Cheryl Forrest works in the office Tuesday afternoon. “This school is cool. I am going to miss it … I truly love this school,” said Forrest about its possible closure. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Ranchvale Elementary teachers and staff wore black to Tuesday’s school board […]

Cannon Airmen bring leadership skills to the football field

Melanie Salazar Football begins at an early age for some eastern New Mexico children, as Clovis’ PlayInc. is kicking off its summer football league this week for children ages 3 to 12. But it’s not only the kids who will be filling their remaining summer days with first downs and tackles. Many Cannon Airmen will […]

Texico’s Parmer signs with ENMU for track

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Amber Parmer admits she has a little trouble separating which sport she likes best — volleyball, basketball or track. After signing recently to run on the Eastern New Mexico University track team, the recent Texico High School graduate thinks she’s made the right choice. “I’ve always wanted to do […]

Beat it: Jackson acquitted of all charges

By Linda Deutsch: The Associated Press SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A jury acquitted Michael Jackson on Monday of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch — exonerating the pop star who insisted he was the victim of mother-and-son con artists and a prosecutor with a vendetta. Jurors also acquitted Jackson of getting the […]

Jackson, Mary J.

Services: Have been held. Mary J. Jackson, 89, of Dallas, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Texas. She was born on Jan. 18, 1916, in Grier to John and Zula Snowden Bender. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester C. Jackson. Survivors include three daughters, Judith Jones […]

Reporter’s notebook: Resident takes active role in honoring police

Clovis resident Ray Jackson knows the value of emergency services. On four occasions the 68-year-old has been transported to Lubbock for heart problems. That’s why he has taken an active role as vice president of the area Fraternal Order of Eagles in recognizing firefighters and police officers. “I know exactly what they are good for,” […]