Gossip can be as destructive as flames

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Words can be very destructive. Gossip can be devastating. James compares the tongue to a fire. He says, “Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.” (James 3:5) Put another way, gossip spreads like wildfire and is just as destructive. Great lessons can be learned […]

Press release: Man gets 18 years for trafficking cocaine

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that James Sneed Jr., age 43, of Clovis was sentenced to eighteen (18) years in the Department of Corrections for Trafficking Cocaine, a second degree felony. The charges stem from March 29, 2009, when the Region 5 Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at James Sneed’s […]

Col. James Slife assumes command of 27th Special Operations Group

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Base commander Col. Stephan Clark, left, Col. James Slife, center, and Col. James Cardoso stand at attention during a change of command ceremony Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. Slife assumed command of the 27th Special Operations Group from Cardoso, who will become the vice commander serving under Clark. By […]

Col. Slife assumes command of the 27th Special Operations Group

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Base commander Col. Stephan Clark, left, Col. James Slife, center, and Col. James Cardoso stand at attention during a change of command ceremony Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. Slife assumed command of the 27th Special Operations Group from Cardoso, who will become the vice commander serving under Clark. By […]

Students send Flat Staley to travel world

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Courtesy photo James Bickley Elementary School fourth-grader Jonathon Jovett sent his Flat Stanley to his grandfather in Guam who took Flat Stanley scuba diving. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections He went scuba diving in Guam and to the opera in England. His name is Flat Stanley. He is a creation of third, fourth and fifth […]

Education feature: James Bickley teams take top spot in problem-solving competition

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Courtesy photo Two James Bickley Elementary School Destination ImagiNation teams won first place in their division, both led by Gifted and Talented teacher Carol Littlejohn, far left. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For the third consecutive year, James Bickley Elementary School’s Destination ImagiNation teams took first place at a state tournament held in Albuquerque […]

The Kid Boss

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Photos courtesy of Nita Stewart Haley Jim Cook as a young man. Cook, a reputed gunman who was also known as an aggressive, overbearing range foreman, married Leta Easley, neice of the Winfrey brothers who owned the H-Bar Ranch. Cook lived the life of a rover traveling the country and Canada. Cook also wrote a […]

Flute recital offers variety of musical styles

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist F irst there was Ian Anderson, the driving force behind Jethro Tull. Then there was James Galway, and after that came Paul Horn. These, in order of my awareness of them, were the musicians who drew my attention to the music of the flute. Flute music, played with excellence and […]

Press Release: Clovis man faces 18 years in prison for drug trafficking conviction

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James Sneed Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that James Sneed Jr., age 43, of Clovis was found guilty by a Curry County jury of one count of Trafficking Cocaine, a second degree felony, and one count of Possession of Marijuana, misdemeanor. Sneed now faces a sentence of up to 18 […]

St. James celebrates century

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rev. Benjamin Wright looks through scrapbooks made by Cindy Lakin to commemorate the church’s first 100 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer By Liliana Castillo CNJ STAFF WRITER lcastillo@cnjonline.com When Cindy Lakin finished the daunting task of making scrapbooks to commemorate St. James’ Episcopal Church’s first 100 years, she […]

Religion digest: Church hosting book sale

St. James’ Episcopal Church is hosting a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church at 1117 N. Main. Martha Fuller with the church said proceeds from the event will benefit missions and outreach projects. The sale will include gently used books, DVDs, and CDs. The Women of St. James’ will […]

Board of Education to meet

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will hold a visitation meeting at James Bickley Elementary (500 W. 14th Street). Agenda items include: • A workstudy session on strategic planning. • A requestion for permission for Gifted and Talented program students from James Bickley and Ranchvale elementary schools to travel to the Destination Imagination Global […]

March 19, 2009 Education digest

Ranchvale and James Bickley students win state gifted and talented championship Sixth grade Destination Imagination Teams from Ranchvale and James Bickley Elementary schools won the state championship in Albuquerque on March 14. Seven students from Ranchvale and 15 from James Bickley took the title. Destination Imagination is a program for gifted and talented students that […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Rollins continues the adventures of America’s favorite globe-trotting, treasure-hunting, wisecracking archaeologist as he enters the Amazon jungle on a desperate rescue mission inside a kingdom forgotten by time. Spies for Hire: The Secret World […]

Tribute honors local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Joe Blair, a World War II veteran and commander of American Legion Post 31 in Portales, unfurls an American flag during the veterans tribute. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections American armed forces are ordinary citizens doing their duty, Col. James L. Cardoso, commander of the 27th Special Operations Group, told […]

Ballot bites

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Voters lined up Saturday at the Clovis Police Department’s Community Sub-station at the North Plains Mall for the last day of early voting. Ballot boxes will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. Compiled by CNJ staff The CNJ polled 20 fifth-graders at James Bickley Elementary School on the presidential election. • […]

Inmate charged in drug smuggling attempt

CNJ staff A Curry County inmate was charged Friday with conspiring to smuggle drugs into the jail, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Sergio James, 31, orchestrated the delivery of the drugs for distribution within the facility, Waller said. James is still an inmate at the detention center. His bond was increased by $50,000, Waller said. […]

Police seize active meth lab

CNJ staff New Mexico State Police arrested four Clovis residents Friday in connection with an active methamphetamine lab, according to officials. Anna Goodwin, 35, Wilbur Stejskal, 33, and James Metzger, 36, were arrested as they were “cooking” the drug, according to state police public information officer Andy Tingwall. Charges include trafficking, manufacturing and conspiracy to […]

Monument honors Melrose veterans

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Courtesy photo The Memorial Wall lists 225 veterans from the village of Melrose. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Melrose Veterans Committee has a new venue for its Memorial Day service. Melrose Veterans Committee Chairman James Townson said today’s Memorial Day service will be held at Baxter Park, where a Memorial Wall listing 225 […]

April 29, 2008 Business Digest

CNJ Staff Clovis business owners named Entrepreneurs of the Year James and Sharon Perry received the Clovis Community College Small Business Development Center’s Entrepreneurs of the Year award Saturday in Santa Fe, according to a New Mexico Small Business Development Network news release. The Perrys opened J&S Machining, a engine and farm equipment repair business, […]