Report card revise in works

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Report cards for Clovis elementary students may get more detailed, according to Clovis Municipal Schools administrators. Administrators said they are testing the water for new report cards that reflect state standards and benchmarks. A report card revision would allow “parents to see how their children are actually performing,” CMS […]

Realtor awards presented

By CNJ staff Annual awards were handed out and a new board of officers installed last week by the Clovis Board of Realtors. The 2007 officers are: President Tammy Goodman, President-Elect Niki Harmon, and directors Bonnie Wright, Gayle Telshaw, Lonnie Mitchell, Maureen Burns and Marge Chalker. Honored at its yearly banquet, held Thursday night at […]

Teaching 9/11 a challenge

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The school librarian has a tradition. Each September, Charlotte Weyant pulls several books from the shelves of the James Bickley Elementary School library. One details the tragedy of Sept.11, 2001; others celebrate the city of New York. The librarian places them on display for her students. Weyant does not […]

Soldier remembered

Memories of U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin: • Bethaney Beach said her brother was a music and sports lover. She said he enjoyed singing along with the radio and often said he would be Kenny Rogers or Garth Brooks if given the chance. • Beach recalled a teenage Kassin who coaxed his friends into […]

Rosado-Martin Marriage

Dr. Carlene Rosado and Lt. Wesley Martin were joined in marriage on May 6, 2006, at the Barksdale Air Force Base Chapel in Shreveport, La. The bride is the daughter of Lt. Col. Forrest and Arlene Carper of Shreveport, formerly of Clovis. The groom is the son of Shelby S. Martin of Buena Vista, Va., […]

Lil Bitt goes long way to stop break-in

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin WilsonLil Bitt, an 11-month-old toy dachshund, licks his owner, Jerry Martin of Texico. The doge alerted Martin to a break-in early Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer TEXICO — When Jerry and Elaine Martin first heard their toy dachshund barking excitedly about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, they dismissed it and tried […]

Business licenses June

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of June: • Quick Gym Clovis Type: Trinity Family Medicine Owner: 320 Health Club/Gymnasium Location: 810 E. 21 Street • Baron Telecom Type: Utilities Owner: Baron Telecom Inc Location: Houston, Texas • Marcia’s Massage Therapy Type: massage-therapeutic Owner: Marcia H. Trujillo […]

Fireworks fund $2,000 short of goal

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, the anxiety level over contributions for the annual Smoke On the Water fireworks display is also rapidly diminishing. On Wednesday event coordinators said they were within $2,000 of meeting their goal. According to Clovis businessman Tom Martin, the city’s businesses and organizations have […]

Fireworks show shy on funds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Smoke on the Water fireworks show is $10,000 shy of the $25,000 needed to fund the event, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials. With less than a month before the show blasts off, officials are hoping to raise the money from donations made by businesses and […]

Garrola, Manuel

Manuel Torres Garrola, 26, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 outside of Portales. Mr. Torres was born April 9, 1980 in Cevallos, Mexico to Mañuela and Manuel Torres Valenzuela. Mr. Torres lived in Mexico until about 10 years ago when he moved to Portales. During that time he worked at several local dairies. He was known […]

4-2 Engagements

McCasland/Layton Lisa Jo McCasland and Ellis McCasland, of Clovis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carli Jordon McCasland of Lubbock, to Lance Eric Layton, also of Lubbock, son of Keith and Julie Layton, of Sudan, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 24 at the home of Layne and Shelly Norris and a reception will […]

4-2 Gattis honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Chautauqua Acy, Felicia E. Aguilar, Leanna S. Aguilar, Anthony D. Anaya, Veronica Anguiano, Taisha Bosque, Gabriel A. Caban, Christopher J. Carr, Juan C. Ceniceros, Andronica C. Chavez, Celina Chavez-Rodriquez, Rebecca C. Davis, Geanna K. Estes, Leonardo R. Facio, Justin […]

Martin, Eugene

Eugene Harold Martin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. Born April 26, 1921, in Afton, Texas, to Minnie Lou and D.X. Martin, he grew up in the Dora area, where he attended school. He married Irene Cox on July 3, 1946, in San Francisco. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, […]

Initiative would add ministers

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A fledgling Clovis Municipal Schools initiative bridges schools and the church. The Chaplaincy Program will link school employees, students and families with chaplains, or church ministers. It should be ready for implementation by August. In a crisis such as the death of a family member or a house fire, […]

Donna Jean Wood Hamilton-Martin

Donna Jean Wood Hamilton-Martin died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Las Cruces. She was born Oct. 21, 1955, in Portales to Morris and Doris Wood. She graduated from Portales High School and received her Master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in elementary education. She taught school for two years in Globe, Ariz., two years […]

Maedelle Martin

Mrs. Maedelle Martin, 82, of Clovis died Jan. 16, 2006, at Retirement Ranch after a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 1, 1923, Fargo, Texas, to Charlie and Magdalene Glover. She attended schools in Pleasant Hill and Clovis, graduating from Benson’s School of Business and Commerce. She was a bookkeeper at Thompson’s Furniture in the […]

Martin, Lorraine C.

Lorraine Case Martin, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 4, 1926, to George and Mary Daffin Case in Bentley, Okla. She married Glynn B. Martin on June 27, 1949, in Amarillo. She graduated from Murray State University in Tishomingo, Okla. She was […]

Green, Gloria J.

Gloria Jean Green, 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Dec. 29, 1953, to Hildridge Green and Lois Faye Shaw in Clovis. She was a member of Triangle Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son, Homer (and wife, […]

Martin, Ervin Lester

Ervin Lester Martin, 71, of Odessa, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He was born May 30, 1934, to Aaron and Velma Martin in San Jon. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol; and son Andrew Martin of Odessa; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A family visitation will be held from […]

Businesses deride minimum wage

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Mickey Simms, owner of Wash O Mat Coin Operated Laundry in Clovis, joined other local business owners Friday for a press conference regarding the recently proposed minimum wage increase. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Taco Box owner Tom Martin said the price of a taco will increase by 50 […]