Unopposed for City Commission District 3: Robert O. Sandoval

By Jack King Robert O. Sandoval Age: 67 Employment: Retired, formerly worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Contact: 763-5823 Political experience: Currently a city commissioner, 30 years of community service. What is your experience and background? I was appointed as commissioner in March 2003 when Commissioner Robert Moreno passed away. In the past year, I’ve […]

Schools fear caucus flier caused confusion

By Jack King Clovis Schools and county clerk office personnel said a sign sent by the state Democratic Party to Curry County voting sites created a small amount of voter confusion here Tuesday. A state Democratic Party spokeswoman said the sign was sent out to reduce confusion among voters in the statewide primary, but school […]

King, Laura

Laura King Services: Have been held. Laura King, 91, of Ruidoso, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Ruidoso Care Center in Ruidoso. She was born on Aug. 22, 1912, in Buffalo, Mo., to Lettie and B.F. Bennett. At the age of 4, her family moved to the Dora area where she attended school. She married […]

A walk to remember

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Members of the community, including Clovis Mayor David Lansford walk east on Grand Avenue on their way to Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy for the first stop during the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. walk on Monday in Clovis. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Saying “righteousness exalts a nation and a city,” speaker Benjamin […]

Locals say civil rights work remains

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A picture of Martin Luther King Jr. faces the audience as keynote speaker Pastor Davis Swann speaks at the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Saturday at Clovis High school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Although the civil rights movement has made great strides since the assassination of Martin Luther King […]

King’s message still rings true today, tomorrow

King’s message still rings true today We’re bound to hear all sorts of interpretations today of where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream stands. One needs only look around to see that anyone who wants success can achieve it today. The night before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., King told sanitation workers […]

Civil rights icon to be remembered in celebratory parade in Portales

By Tony Parra Portales will commemorate one of our nation’s most remembered civil rights leaders with festivities over the weekend. The 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade which begins on South Avenue O and Second Street to Abilene to the Memorial Building. Veda Urioste, the mistress of […]

Winners of MLK contest announced

By Jack King Seven Clovis students have won prizes for posters, essays and speeches in a contest connected to the observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday Jan. 19. Winners were announced at their schools Monday. Each won a $50 savings bond or a plaque, depending on the contest in which they participated. The observance is […]

Clovis students have a dream

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Paige Gardner, a fourth grader at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, waits for the judging to end after reading her speech Friday at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy during the Martin Luther King Jr. observance day contest. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King For Paige Gardner, a fourth grader at Clovis’ Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, […]

Clovis ready to celebrate civil rights icon

By Jack King Clovis’ observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday will kick off this evening with the judging of contestants in a speech, essay and poster contest at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, 206 Alphon St. The theme of this year’s observance is “A Day On, Not A Day Off! A continuous […]

Return of the King is edge-of-your-seat thriller

By Stacy Allen Show: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler Summary: All of the Lord of the Rings are tied together in the final chapter of Return of the King. Showtimes: 12:30, 4:30, 8:30 This is the first Lord of the […]

Gleaton, Joy

Joy Ann Gleaton, 74, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 13, 1929, in Fort Sumner, to Albert J. and Frona Conwell Foor. She married Sykes B. Gleaton on Nov. 2, 1947, in Fort Sumner. She was a homemaker and came to […]

Business digest 11/11

Mall outfitter gives gifts for a cause Maurices in North Plains Mall is selling a holiday ornament and donating the proceeds to charity. Tina Kruse, Maurices Clovis store manager, said the store will donate its proceeds to the Lighthouse Mission. Maurices 420 stores across the nation choose community organizations to which it donates the ornament’s […]

Church celebrates 50 years of serving turkey

By Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — Forty roasted turkeys, 24 tubs of dressing, 250 pumpkin pies, 80 gallons of green beans, 500 apples, 100 stalks of celery and 14 gallons of cranberry sauce. Sounds like enough to feed an army — or about 1,400-plus hungry people expected to attend the 50th annual First United Methodist Church […]

Better symbol needed for police brutality

By Leonard Pitts Maybe they should have beaten the crap out of Denzel Washington. I say that thinking of the time an Oprah Winfrey fan said she never fully appreciated the tragedy of slavery until she saw a picture of her idol dressed as human chattel, her body scarred by the whip. It struck her […]

Barton, Billy

Billy Barton Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy J. Barton, 73, of Portales, a retired telephone lineman, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Portales to Jewel and W.G. Barton. He grew up in Portales. As a young man, he worked with his father […]

Civil rights leader honored

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Area residents look at and take pictures of a monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday in Potter Park after the dedication ceremony. By Jack King Speakers at the dedication of a monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Clovis’ Potter Park on Saturday said the civil rights leader didn’t belong to […]

Baldwin, Eden

Eden Baldwin Services: Have been held. Eden Jade Baldwin, an infant, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 13, 2003, to Sarai and Michael Baldwin. She is survived by her parents; her maternal grandfather, Walt Mayne of Portales; her paternal grandparents, Anne and Keith Baldwin of […]

Business Digest

The city of Clovis is seeking applicants to serve as representatives from Districts 1 and 4 on its Economic Developent Tax Advisory Board, according to a city press release. The board meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. It makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding allocation of economic development […]

King, Oma

Oma King Services: Have been held. Mrs. Oma Little Akin King, 96, of Odessa, Texas, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at the Home Hospice House in Odessa. She was born on Aug. 3, 1906, in Gilmore, Ky., to Flint and Susan Little. She married Bo Akin in 1923 and she married Mike King in 1962. […]