Program seeks to educate preteens about drinking

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Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman speaks to James Bickley fifth-graders Thursday morning in their classroom about alcohol use and its effects. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The words scrawled in red across the board at the front of the classroom asked a sobering question: Why do kids drink? “Because parents […]

Sandia honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Shelby Jones, Marisa Michael, Jeff Searcy, Cory Taylor A/B: Miriam Alcocer, Thomas Andrews, Blake Beevers, Tate Eppler, Brian Finch, Audrey Gabaldon, Brady Harlin, Richard Hernandez, Coby Knight, Jonah Lucero, Patrick Smith Fourth Grade A: Andrea Aguilar, Aryn Alexander, […]

Bella Vista honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Denicia Aragon, Kenny Castillo, Sarita Martinez, Maria Perez, Deja Robinson A/B: Teddy Bargas, Christian Barrazas, Lendel Brown, Shianne Diaz, Marquese Gaither, Delicia Garcia, Gabriella Loniewski, Vidal Morales, Joshua Rodriguez, Joseph Salazar, Israel Sena Fourth Grade A: Ayana Anderson, […]

New York dance troupe stopping in Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A group of dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a little New York City flair Sunday to Clovis Community College. Ailey II will perform at 4 p.m. at Clovis’ Marshall Auditorium as part of the Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College and Plains Regional […]

2/4 Bella Vista honor roll

Third grade A Honor Roll: Denicia Aragon, Lendel Brown, Mariah Chavez, Marquese Gaither: Delicia Garcia, Anthony Gutierrez, Sarita Martinez, Deja Robinson, Josh Rodriguez, Jaime Sierra. A/B Honor Roll: Devyn Alvarado, R.J. Alvarado, Angel Anaya, Whitney Anderson, Teddy Bargas, Kenny Castillo, Shianne Diaz, Terry Hill, Janae Horton, Tiarah Light, Gabriella Loniewski, Vidal Morales, Candace Oborny, Aaliyah […]

Mendoza, Valentin V.

Valentin V. Mendoza, 74, of Roswell, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 14, 1932, in Mesilla to Pete Mendoza and Juana Valencia Mendoza. He also lived in Hobbs. He married Esperanza “Hope” Rosales on March 26, 1991, in Roswell. He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and […]

‘Urban Ballet’ comes to Clovis

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Courtesy Photo: Geoffrey Tischman “Of Dust and Bone,” which will be shown during tonight’s Urban Ballet at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, is inspired by New Mexican poet Levi Romero. Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though it’s a New York City dance troupe, the visitors to Clovis Community College have a flavor that is decidedly New […]

Clovis ‘Wishes’ to air next week

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Jacob Mendoza, left, and his dad, Rene, relax as they watch television Thursday at their home. Jacob and Rene were part of a baseball team that had their wish fulfilled on the television show “Three Wishes.” (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Mendoza has been keeping a secret for over […]

9/16 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 7-14: • Marc Anthony Cavalier, 20, of Clovis, to Catherine Rose Sciurba, 20, of Buena Park, Calif. • Francisco Hernandez, 40, to Eva Fatima Urban, 36, both of Clovis • Moses Guadalupe Bryan, 56, to Mary Helen Sena, 56, both of Clovis • Jose […]

Family Dollar store opens in Farwell

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Folks in Farwell have another shopping choice for household items. The Family Dollar store opened Thursday at 501 Ave. A to join the Family Dollar family of 5,700 shops nationwide, according to store manager David Mendoza. Family Dollar specializes in a wide array of merchandise for the household and […]

Chavez, Maria

Maria Chavez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maria I. Chavez, 67, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 28, 1937, in Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a resident of Clovis for the past two years after moving from Chihuahua. She was a member of the Catholic Church.      She […]

¡Celebramos el Cinco de Mayo!

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “The Fifth Of May,” commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It has become increasingly popular in the U.S. among those with a Hispanic background. It’s celebrated by family and friends through Mexican culture […]

Lunasa brings Irish music to Clovis

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Sean Smyth and other members of the Celtic band Lunasa play the music of their fathers and their fathers’ fathers. “It’s the music that we would have grown up with as kids,” Smyth, who plays fiddle, said. Clovis residents can experience the Irish band’s music on Saturday at the […]

Business owners: Inspections necessary but sometimes too harsh

By Jack King Is the building inspections process a necessary evil or a bureaucratic roadblock on the business highway? Opinions vary depending on a person’s experience and perspective. Some contractors are among the first to defend the process. Mike Mendoza is owner of Guadalajara Restaurant, 916 L Casillas Blvd. He opened a delicatessen branch called […]

Grady cruises in opener

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Grady’s Heather Blackburn drives past Floyd’s Jewlie Paiz during Tuesday EPAC game in Texico. Blackburn was fouled on the play by Paiz. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler TEXICO — Grady was burned once by Floyd’s Corina Mendoza. They weren’t about to let it happen again. Mendoza hit six 3-pointers in their first […]

Mendoza, Javier

Javier Mendoza Services: Have been held. Mr. Javier Mendoza, 52, of Rio Rancho, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in San Ignacio, Mexico, to Maria and Jose Guadalupe Mendoza. He settled in Portales around 1970. He married Sophia Lopez on April 12, 1975. […]

Alien Production (Ticket 12/11)

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Mark Schmidt, playing Jim, gets his memory erased by aliens in “Tales of the Lost Formicans” Tuesday at Clovis Community College. Aliens, from left, are played by Mary Ann Prior, Criselda Leal, Edward Anton Yankovich, and Caleb Mark Brandon. By Helena Rodriguez What do aliens, The American Dream, Alzheimer’s Disease and a dysfunctional family have […]

Honors

Bryant Cindy Bryant, of Carrollton, Texas, recently completed degree requirements for the master of business administration at Amberton University in Garland, Texas. 28th Annual Pintores Art Show Best of show: Adeanna Carlysle Pastels: 1. Ingrid McNamara; 2. Randy Wray; 3. Ginnie Siefert Merchant Award – Ginnie Siefert; Merchant Award – Liz Eisenbraun Drawing: 1. Scott […]

Throwing the ball no longer a passing fancy

By Kevin Wilson James Mendoza figured if hundreds of Texas teams and a few New Mexico state champions were doing 7-on-7 football, he could get a few local teams to follow suit. An idea turned into a series of phone calls, and through months of planning Mendoza and six high schools have joined together for […]

Residents enjoy Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Janet Bresenham A festive mood filled the American Legion Post #25 Saturday night, as people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a Cinco de Mayo festival with music, dancing and food. The evening was organized as a fund-raiser for the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. “It’s supporting the cultural arts,” said CCC Cultural […]