Annual MLK events set

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is hosting its 17th annual breakfast Saturday at the Clovis High School Cafeteria. The breakfast is part of the celebration of King’s efforts for civil liberties. A walk commemorating demonstrations from the civil rights movement in the 1960s is scheduled for Monday. […]

Jan. 9 Cannon Community

Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast — 8 a.m., Monday, The Landing. Tickets are available for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast. The cost is $8 for club members and $12 for non-club members. To RSVP call Airman 1st Class Marilyn Cruz at 784-7707 or Senior Airman Michael Saechao at 784-6817. Free Lobo tickets — […]

Local residents march in tribute to civic leader

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Members of the Clovis community take part in a symbolic walk Monday morning during the 16th annual celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday in Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chautauqua Acy and Mary Graham stood before the Martin Luther King Jr. monument at Potter Park reading the names […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities and closings

CNJ staff Activities Monday Clovis Symbolic Walk — 9 a.m., Roy Walker Community Center in Clovis, ends at Pattison Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Portales March — 11 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Tree on the ENMU campus by the fountain Lunch — 11:30 a.m. for all marchers Invoacation — 1:10 p.m., by Galen Isaacs […]

Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay contest second, third place winners

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Isaiah Houston, Second place, Highland Elementary Second place Julie Estes 11th grade Clovis High School Why Not Just Sleep In? When someone says the name Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the images and words that come to mind are amazing. Words like “brilliant,” “inspiring,” and “helpful” are very common when associated with Dr. King. The […]

Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay contest first place winners

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Jailen J. Gallegos-Pollard, First place, Highland Elementary High School First place Aarti Attreya Clovis High School 11th grade The Display of Value Throughout history, many great souls have worked for the progression of humankind. Among them was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his relentless, yet peaceful, efforts, he helped to achieve equality amongst all […]

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Emanuel Daniels, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, sings the national anthem at the memorial breakfast. Cannon Air Force Base The Cultural Observance Committee at Cannon Air Force Base hosted a breakfast Tuesday at the Landing in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which is Jan. 17.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings

CNJ Staff The following will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: • All banks • Baxter-Curren Senior Center • Clovis-Carver Public Library • Clovis city offices • Curry County offices, including the Courthouse • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • CRSMA Senior Diners Club • 9th Judicial District […]

Dreams on display

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India Cooper of James Bickley Elementary School finished first in the Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school poster contest, sponsored by organizers of the city’s annual observance. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) The essays below were the winning entries in an essay contest sponsored by organizers of the 15th annual Clovis Community-Wide Observance of […]

Residents march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rodney Hendricks Jr., 8, stood outside the Legacy Life Family Church in the cold wind Monday morning as he listened to the words of Rev. Phillip Landers during a rally in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The words were written decades […]

MLK breakfast commemorates civil rights leader

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Col. Dolores Forrest, with the 27th Medical Group, was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Saturday at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A young, black girl stood on top of a box, silent, while her white classmate spoke to the […]

Area to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the […]

Riddle, Charles M. Jenkins

Charles M. Jenkins Riddle Services: Have been held. Charles Monroe “Charlie Tuna” Jenkins Riddle, 49, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 27, 1955, Orleans, France, to Luther and Liselotte Wilser Jenkins. He attended school in Austin, Texas, and Clovis. He joined the U.S. Air Force […]

The dream lives on

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County Manager Dick Smith, left, Commission Chairperson Ed Perales, center, and Selmus Price, who serves on the Clovis Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, lead the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Walk on Monday morning. (Photo: Tova Fruchtman) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer About 100 Clovis residents, young and old, large and small, black and […]

Where do you stand in times of controversy?

Freedom Newspapers “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King III is today 8 years older than his father was when he was assassinated at age 39 in 1968. But even as the younger King ages, his father’s cause of racial […]

1/9 Organizations, Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday

Bridge Open Pairs Section A 1. Johnnie Brown, Clovis; Norma Orwin, Clovis 2. Jerry Beck, Clovis; Art Lydick, Clovis 3. Jo Ann Vickers, Portales; Estelle Jones, Portales Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Dec. 9 at the Sundance Restaurant for their Christmas Party with 19 members and 1 guest attending. Following a very […]

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 […]

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 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 […]