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 […]

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 […]

171 Cannon Airmen selected for staff sergeant

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report The following Cannon Airmen were selected for promotion to the rank of staff sergeant: 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron Quianna Enang Erica Faria Carrie Powell Amy M. Seaton 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Eric Atkins Christopher Barnes Marvin Burton Erving. Camacho Chad Candiff Jonathan Cartwright Robert De La Rosa James […]

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, […]