County Commission District 4 Profile: Seth Martin

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Courtesty photo Seth Martin is a District 4 County Commission candidate Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted. Seth H. Martin Party affiliation: Republican Age: 35 Occupation: Farmer/ small business […]

April 24, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. Saturday an officer responded to an apartment building in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard for damage to a vehicle. A man said he was asleep when he heard multiple gunshots. When he came outside, he said […]

Former Giant walks for recovery workers

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a giant off the field. Martin is walking across the country, more than 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. He passed his journey’s […]

Challenges can be rewarding

By Clyde Davis 1. Lance Mackey 2. Jeff King 3. Ramey Smyth 4. Ken Anderson 5. Martin Buser

‘Big Boy’ Martin defended his father’s honor

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Marvin “Big Boy” Martin was born Nov. 8, 1885, in Calloway County, Ky., and because of his father’s ill health (asthma), his family came to New Mexico on Nov. 12, 1906. His father, Richard “Uncle Dick” Martin homesteaded near Blacktower, southeast of Field. “My father built and ran a hotel […]

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 […]

Ride safety top priority

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Riders get spun around in the “Freak Out” amusement ride during the Curry County Fair By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sandra Martin watched, wide-eyed, as her wards from the New Visions group home were picked up 70 feet in the air, swung back and forth, and spun like a […]

Rugged religion

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Jim Hunsucker, right, watches Travis Odell drain water from a pot of potatoes Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. Odell and Hunsucker prepared food for the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The picnic tables filled as close to 100 people filed through the line with […]

May 18, 1939

Clovis officials were making plans for the fifth annual Pioneer Days Celebration … Frank Martin’s Shop, at 1109 W. Seventh, specialized in sharpening lawnmowers, axes and knives. … Clovis Livestock Sales were promising a horse, mule and cattle sale every Wednesday. … And Clovis’ Chris Dudley, a retired sales clerk, was born in Arrey, near […]

Calf roping under way at Mounted Patrol Arena

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Richard Gray of Smyer, Texas, shows his calf-roping skills Friday afternoon in Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Gray is 70 and has been roping calves since was 8. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Dirty cowboy hats and dusty saddles […]

Texico preps for early tip with Eunice

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Texico junior Bryn Mayfield, right, snags a rebound in the EPAC tournament in January. The Lady Wolverines play Eunice 8 a.m. today in the Class 2A state quarterfinals. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Faith Martin is a little concerned about today’s 8 a.m. start time for the […]

Police: Portales man out on bail after shooting

Freedom Newspapers A 22-year-old Portales man is out on bail after being arrested Friday for shooting at an occupied motor vehicle in Portales, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office. Ollie Fitts admitted to firing four shots from a 22-caliber rifle Thursday night at Marcus Martin, who was driving a 2002 […]

Playing the point

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Texico junior point guard Faith Martin has had a basketball in her hands for as long as she can remember. Martin leads the Lady Wolverines with 12 points and five assists per game. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Junior point guard Faith Martin played libero for Texico’s 2006 volleyball […]

King supporters march through cold

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Sherrine Shaw, 12, and Jonathan Johnson, 13, huddle with Jacqueline Pinkett-Smith while waiting for the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative walk Monday in Clovis. Temperatures were in the low 20s. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Pink cheeked and bright eyed, Connor Salazar seemed unaffected by the frigid […]

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 […]

Rights movement continuous process

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers My sister Julie jokes that the national holiday on Jan. 15 is in honor of her birthday. Sorry Julie! Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and it falls on Monday this year, the date of the legal observance. Since 1986, the United States has rightfully honored King, a […]