Education digest — Dec. 16

Schools on holiday schedule Clovis Municipal Schools will begin a holiday schedule after the end of classes Friday, according to a news release. Elementary classes end at 11:30 a.m. and secondary at noon Friday. All school offices, as well as administration, student support center, maintenance and transportation, will close at 2 p.m. There will be […]

Military pay increases guaranteed

Military members are guaranteed at least a 1.4 percent pay raise effective Jan. 1, even if a bitterly divided Congress can’t pass a defense authorization bill. What almost certainly will end, however, is an 11-year string of annual military pay increases that exceeded private sector wage growth by at least a half percentage point. The […]

In tribute: Pastor remembered for loving nature

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Courtesy photo Longtime Texas and New Mexico pastor Roy Roach died Sept., 8 at 85 of congestive heart failure. Kevin Wilson Roy Roach trusted people enough to not need a contract, and he trusted his congregation enough to show up without any outreach beyond his personality and love. They did. The longtime Texas and New […]

Other ways to facilitate relief in Haiti

Freedom New Mexico As relief efforts have continued in Haiti following a Jan. 12 earthquake that killed an estimated 250,000 people, criticism has arisen that United Nations funds have not been spent properly. “The United Nations has quietly upped this year’s peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going […]

First person: Passion for saving lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Elliott spends most of her time working, according to her co-workers, but said she enjoys golfing and reading. Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She […]

Our people: Keeping stories going

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Don Criss has worked at KENW-TV for 36 and a quarter years. He said he’ll remain busy after retirement by telling stories at church and getting a ham operators certification. Name: Don Criss Birthday: Jan. 7, 1943 Hometown: Portales Profession: Director of Production Services for KENW-TV Family: Wife of 42 years […]

Garrett re-elected as municipal judge

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jan Garrett easily won her third term as municipal judge, taking 1,456 votes in a three-candidate field. “I’m pleased, I’m blessed,” Garrett said. “I like to have a job when I get up in the morning.” Garrett took 66.8 percent of the 2,180 ballots cast Tuesday. Steven L. Garcia […]

1-29 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Jan. 14 an officer responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic dispute in progress. A caller told dispatch screaming and banging could be heard coming from the neighbor’s residence. […]

U.S. realizing pitfalls of big governemnt

Freedom New Mexico Quitting must be a cool new trend among leading Democrats. Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter became the latest, announcing Jan. 5 he won’t seek re-election next fall. He cited family concerns, but maybe he considered a re-election bid futile. It should be a great time to be a Democrat. One of the left’s […]

Individual freedoms core of U.S.

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist On Jan. 3, just after “Meet the Press,” NBC-TV broadcast a radio address by President Obama. While I have become nearly pessimistic, even cynical, about expecting anything uplifting from politicians these days, I think there could be some reasons for hope, and there have been a few. I […]

Jan. 3 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: No school. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, tasty tatter tots, grand green beans and chocolate pudding. Thursday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, sunshine corn, fresh fruit and almond cookie. Friday: […]

Jan. 3 On the shelves

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Library. Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East by Dennis Ross examines long-held, damaging fallacies and presents a concise and far-reaching set of principles that can help America set an effective course of action in the region. The Silent Spirit: A […]

Jan. 1 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400

Free Internet access customer drawing card

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Electra Charles, 19, of Clovis, surfs the Web on Monday at Java Loft. Charles said she comes to Java Loft two to three times a week. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Restaurants offering free Internet have been popping in recent years, but in 2010 they will be as common […]

Education digest: Holiday break starts Friday

Holiday break starts Friday Clovis Municipal Schools holiday break begins Friday. Elementary schools dismiss at 11:30 a.m., secondary schools at noon and school offices will close at 2 p.m. All other offices such as the administration office, Student Support Center, maintenance and transportation will close at 2:30 p.m. Classes will resume Jan. 6. The administration […]

Education digest: Five middle school students selected for All State choir

Five middle school students selected for All State choir Five students from Marshall and Yucca Middle School were selected by auditions for the 2010 New Mexico All State Youth Choir, according to a news release. The choir is make up of students from seventh through ninth grade. Selected students will travel to Las Cruces for […]

January 2009 obituaries

The following people with area ties died in January, according to obituaries submitted to the newspaper. Allen, Robbie Lizabeth, 96, of Portales, Jan. 8 Black, Susan, 59, of Clyde, Texas, Jan. 7 Boney, Brent, 44, of Clovis, Jan. 22 Brown, Annie, 62, of Clovis, Jan. 2 Brown, Martha, 94, of Alto, Jan. 31 Buzard, Oleta, […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Club Notes

Clovis BPO Does The Clovis BPO Does No. 108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 17 at the Elks Lodge to install new officers for 2009. Bea Martel served as deputy supreme installing president and Linda Catanzaro served as deputy installing conductor. Kaye Parrish was the installing chaplin and the installing musician was marsh shade.

Jan. 31 Legislative Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 49

Jan. 30 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 22 through Wednesday: • Jose M. Sanchez Jr., 46, to Yolanda F. Sanchez, 47, both of Clovis • Mario Junior Zaragosa, 18, of Muleshoe, to Nellie Vanessa Gomez, 19, of Clovis