Dedication and ribbon cutting marks opening

Clovis Community College will officially open Phase I of the Allied Health Center at 10 a.m. on October 29 with a dedication, ribbon cutting, open house, and reception. The building will be dedicated in honor of longtime Clovis residents and friends of the College, Don and Gustenia Bonner.

Staff memories of Michael Jackson: Greatest entertainer of my lifetime

By Tony Bullocks: CNJ photographer My sister Jeannette and I would get on the bus to ride across town to see Michael Jackson and his brothers at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Every time they came to the city, we went to see them. Later when they became the Jacksons, they would play at [...]

Longtime Clovis pastor appointed to state Baptist council

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pedro Escobar grew up in El Salvador and came to the United States in 1978 at the age of 30 to follow God’s call to pursue the ministry. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Longtime Clovis pastor Pedro Escobar has been selected to join the Baptist Convention of New Mexico [...]

He’s missing the plains

Richard Lopes, a longtime Project: Reader Reaction participant brought to eastern New Mexico by Cannon Air Force Base, e-mails to report the military has moved him to Las Vegas.

Volunteers find unmarked graves in Texico cemetery

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Long-time friends Marcia Leavell, left, and Margie Crooks became involved with Texico’s cemetery after attending Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral and being embarrassed by the tall weeds that covered the headstones. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Marcia Leavell and longtime friend Margie Crooks attended Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral at the Texico cemetery [...]

Longtime band leader plays on

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Norvil Howell, 74, of Clovis teaches his grandchildren Jake, left, and Hannahto play the trumpet. Jake has taken lessons from his grandfather since he was 4. Hannah is just starting to make sounds on it. (Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Kind but stern, longtime Clovis High band director Norvil Howell taught discipline [...]

June B. Ezell

June B. Ezell, 90, died Dec. 22, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Ponce Inlet, Fla. She was born June 1, 1915, in Clovis, and was a longtime Portales resident.

Loretta Faye Dudley

Mrs. Loretta Faye Dudley, 59, of Clovis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Portales to Clemmons and Annie Capps Swann. She was a longtime resident of Clovis, from Portales as a young girl. She was a member of Prince Street Baptist Church and family members said [...]

Anchors’ roles changing in United States

Freedom Newspapers The death last week of Peter Jennings, the debonair longtime anchor for ABC’s evening news program, prompts some thoughts on the changing condition of journalism in the United States today, especially electronic journalism. The last year has seen longtime anchors at all three major networks leave. Does this mean the passing not only [...]

Choate, Verba Ann

Verba Ann Choate Services: Have been held. Mrs. Verba Ann Choate, 86, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born March 24, 1917, in Erath County, Texas, to Albert Oliver and Martha Ann Burton Lewis. A longtime Curry County resident, she worked for Dr. Crawford as a dental technician [...]