First person: Retiree keeps busy

kg2c4c-36caroleeggleton.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carole Eggleton says she came to Clovis 30 years ago and loves the city for the warm, friendly, good people that live here. CNj staff Carole Eggleton, 76, stays active by swimming three days a week and volunteering with the Curry Resident Senior Meals and Meals on Wheels programs. She […]

Food bank adds office space

kf8s0r-218foodbankaddition1.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Patricio Garcia, left, and Adam Garcia of Bennett Trucking lift the building off beams Tuesday in front of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. The former Cannon Federal Credit Union building will be used for office space. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It seems no matter where Sheila […]

Prosecutors want trial moved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Prosecutors want the trial of a Clovis man charged with more than 100 counts of child molestation moved to Portales because of publicity, according to court records. A motion filed in the 9th Judicial District Court on Thursday cites prejudicial news coverage and statements made by the defendant’s brother […]

Education feature: Student test dates pushed back

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Education Department has moved state testing periods to three-and-a-half weeks later beginning in the 2008-2009 school year. According to a department press release, the move was in response to educators and legislators requesting more time to work with students prior to the test window for […]

Former residents describe Ruidoso flooding

Staff and wire reports Clovis native Bruce DeFoor, who retired and moved to Moon Mountain in Ruidoso two years ago, said flooding in Ruidoso was a shocking surprise after steady but gentle weekend rains. “It had rained Saturday, on and off most of the day, but it was just a real light rain,” DeFoor said. […]

He’s missing the plains

Richard Lopes, a longtime Project: Reader Reaction participant brought to eastern New Mexico by Cannon Air Force Base, e-mails to report the military has moved him to Las Vegas.

‘Brokeback Mountain’ star Heath Ledger found dead

The Associated Press NEW YORK — On a day meant for celebration in Hollywood, Heath Ledger, one of film’s bright young stars, was found dead at age 28, his promising career extinguished just as it was reaching full expression. Hours after the Academy Award nominees were announced, pomp and circumstance gave way to the sad […]

Pet of the day: Herman

1200345208-petherman.jpg

Name: Herman About: Herman is a beta fish. He is tough. He has been with me for more than two years and moved half-way across the country. For most of the time he lived in a fishbowl mounted on the wall but now he lives in a vase on a desk in the office. Owner: […]

Holmberg Jewelry closing doors

1194927258-1113holmberg.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Yvonne Mercadante of Clovis helps the staff retag and reorangize inventory Monday at Holmberg Jewelry. Mercadante, who has worked at the store off and on since 1960, said the store closure is “absolutely devastating.” CNJ staff One of Clovis’ oldest jewelry stores is going out of business. Holmberg Jewelry, which […]

Family survives fire, dust bowl, depression

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The Miller family first consisted of Vernon and Elma (Forbes) Harrison; Vernon born in Kansas in 1891 and Elma was born in Tennessee in 1895. They were married in Clovis on June 29, 1916. They first lived in Albuquerque where Vernon was in the grocery business. They moved back to […]