Couldn’t miss vintage grand prix

Although I am not in the category of car fanatics, I want to start this week’s column with a block of information for those of you who are. PVGP means Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and if you go to their website, you will be able to find out more about them. Indeed, if you are […]

Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools miss AYP

Liliana Castillo Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, the Public Education Department reported Friday as it announced plans for replacing the federally-mandated system for rating schools. A total of 720 schools, or 86.6 percent, failed to make “adequate yearly progress” under the federal No Child Left […]

Birther bills: Swing and a miss

Maybe I’ve been wrong. I’ve rhetorically asked before, why has President Obama not shown us his long-form birth certificate? Maybe there’s something embarrassing in that documentation. Maybe he was actually born somewhere else, and he’s thus ineligible to be president, as a growing portion of Republicans have convinced themselves. According to a CBS/New York Times […]

Portales family has near miss with fire

Alisa Boswell The Grubbs family of Roosevelt County had a close shave with Sunday’s fire. Scott Grubb said he and his wife had only been home for 30 minutes when they realized there was smoke nearing their house. Grubbs said he stepped into the back yard to look and realized the fire was nearing them. […]

Empty stocking fund: Miss M

Today’s focus: Miss M Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Miss M. is a single mother. Due to the health issues that she is experiencing, she has missed a lot of days at work, meaning less money to pay bills. Her holiday hope: Wants to have a good Christmas and feel well. Clothing needs: […]

Empty stocking fund: Miss S

Today’s focus: Miss S Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstance: Miss S’ daughter and grandchildren have been living with her ex-husband. When he lost his job, her daughter and grandchildren moved back in with her. Now she has extra people this Christmas living with her. Her holiday hope: To enjoy being with her grandchildren. […]

Benefit team roping event scheduled

CNJ staff A benefit team roping event for Kaycee McDaniel of Lovington is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Curry County Events Center. McDaniel was named Miss Rodeo New Mexico 2011 at the annual Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant begins her reign on Jan. 1. She is the daughter of Gary and Denise McDaniel of […]

First person: Miss New Mexico to perform at Clovis Music Festival

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Courtesy photo: Frank Frost Nicole Miner of Albuquerque was crowned Miss New Mexico in June. She will be in Clovis ito perform at the Clovis Music Festival Sept. 10-13. Nicole Miner of Albuquerque figured this was her year. She’s run for Miss New Mexico for the past four years, each year ending as a runner […]

More than half of Clovis schools miss AYP mark

Staff and wire reports More than 50 percent of Clovis schools and all of Portales schools failed to meet AYP goals, according to a report released today by the

Portales Municipal Court temporarily closed

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Court will be closed today through Aug. 8 to allow staff to attend training, according to a press release from the court. Persons with a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized. Court will reopen on Aug. 11 and those who miss a date should check […]

Clovis artist demonstrated natural talent

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Miss Orpha Appleman, a little, gray-haired lady with a shy voice, was one of Clovis’ most prolific, creative artist. She was originally from Butler County, Kan. Her father moved the present house (located at 922 Wallace) to Clovis when Clovis was first founded. We are indebted to the late Kathryn […]

First Person: Crowning moment

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Courtesy photo Kimberley Eaton-Parmenter of Clovis took home the Miss Plus America crown as the second-oldest contestant. Clovis resident Kimberley Eaton-Parmenter, 46, won the title of the Ms. Plus America last week. The week-long Ms. Plus America competition awards titles for different categories based on age. Eaton-Parmenter, the second-oldest contestant, said she was shocked when […]

Clovis resident wins pageant

CNJ Staff Clovis resident Kimberly Parmenter was named the winner of the 2008 Miss Plus America contest, held July 1-5 in Dallas. She also won the Optional awards of Runway Model and Spokesmodel. She was awarded the Miss New Mexico title in September 2007 and has been preparing for the Miss Plus America Pageant for […]

Miss Rodeo New Mexico candidates

By Keely McDowell: CNJ Staff Writer Young ladies have traveled from across New Mexico to compete in the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant this week. The pageant is part of Pioneer Days, and competitions have been scheduled thoughout the week.

Housing woes not affecting Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Home prices in Clovis rose 9.3 percent in 2008. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local and state marketers are optimistic the housing crisis gripping the nation is not likely to affect New Mexico, and could possibly miss Clovis. According to numbers released Tuesday from the Realtors Association of New […]

Jan. 1, 2008

argushamilton.com Argus Hamilton BEVERLY HILLS — God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The San Francisco Zoo was termed a crime scene after a tiger attacked zoo patrons. It doesn’t seem possible. The cat had to jump a 15-foot moat and a 20-foot-high fence, and that was just to get into the United States from Mexico. […]

Clovis resident in national Rodeo pageant

CNJ staff The next Miss Rodeo America could be from Clovis. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University senior Ashlee Stallings headed to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the 53rd annual Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Pageant. The pageant at the Orleans Hotel and Casino starts Saturday. Stallings, who earned the Miss Rodeo […]

July 25, 1961

Rhythm Shop school of dancing at 1316 Main offered dancing lessons for children. … Mrs. William Conn, mother of Miss Clovis, was a passenger on an Eastern Airline plane that was hijacked and forced to fly to Cuba. … The Clovis News Journal reported that President Kennedy’s report to the nation would air live at […]

July 10, 1935

Men’s wash suits were $2.67 at J.C. Penney, which was located at 415 Main. … The Lyceum Theatre was host to West Texas and eastern New Mexico women competing for Miss Clovis, Miss Curry County and Miss Eastern New Mexico. … R.D. Sinclair was buried in Clovis after being shot in Littlefield, Texas. Officials said […]

Pioneer Days schedule

Today 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Wednesday 8 a.m. — Pageant speech competition at Clovis Civic Center. Noon — Rodeo barbecue kick-off at Bender Dodge 7 p.m. — Fashion show/buffet and auction at Clovis Civic Center Thursday 8:30 a.m. — Miss Rodeo New Mexico horsemanship competition. 2-4 p.m. — […]