Education Digest: Osburn recognized by administrators

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Cindy Osburn, executive director of student support services for Clovis Municipal Schools, received the Administrator of the Year Award from the New Mexico Council of Administrators of Special Education, according to CMS officials. She will be recognized at the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators Conference in July. Udall […]

June 23, 1943

The family of Sgt. Sam Prince, 501 Hinkle, was mourning his death at the hands of the Japanese in the Philippines. … A correction in the Clovis News-Journal reported bathroom fixtures advertised in the previous day’s classified section were not really $1,500. They were $150. … Eubank & Son Home & Auto Supply in Clovis […]

June 12, 1941

Prospects for federal aid in developing Clovis’ airport “appear to be excellent,” according to a telegram from U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch, formerly of Clovis. … More than 90 representatives of Clovis civic clubs gathered to discuss ways to “clean up Clovis to combat a plague of mosquitoes,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Mayor E.E. Kraus proclaimed […]

Blackmail affects Clovis citizen

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Arthur E. Curren, first newspaper publisher in Clovis, told a strange story that happened in Clovis in its early days. Curren had come to Clovis from California in 1929. He came to celebrate the joining of his old Clovis News to the Clovis Journal and creating the Clovis Evening News-Journal. Arthur […]

Education Digest: Briseno tapped for education group

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor David Briseno, executive director of federal/bilingual programs and community relations for Clovis Municipal Schools, was elected to a three-year term on the executive board of the National Association for Bilingual Education, according to a CMS news release. The Washington, D.C.-based group is devoted to representing English language learners and […]

Military Feature: Portales Marine returns from Iraq

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Courtesy photo Portales High alumnus Lance Cpl. Kody Ashmore spent almost nine months in Iraq. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Memorial Day was especially poignant for one Portales couple whose son was home on leave from a tour in Iraq. Kody Ashmore, 20, a U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal and Portales High School graduate, returned […]

Education Digest: Schmidt succeeds Isham at CCC

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Michael Schmidt becomes vice president for information and educational technology at Clovis Community College July 1, according to a college news release. He succeeds Eleonore Isham, who retires June 30 after a 27-year career with the college. Schmidt is director of management information systems/institutional research and has worked for […]

Business Digest: Ground broken for cancer center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A $90 million cancer treatment center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is expected to open in early 2009, according to a UNM news release. The 190,000-square-foot University of New Mexico Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility will provide comprehensive cancer care and access to world-class diagnosis […]

Education Digest: Upward Bound continues at ENMU

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Upward Bound Program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been re-funded for five years, according to an ENMU news release. The Department of Education approved a grant of $348,146 for each year, totaling more than $1.7 million. Susan Cramp, director of the Upward Bound Program at […]

Education Digest: Wal-Mart honors teacher of the year

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Doug Schwartz, a Mesa Elementary School teacher, is one of several New Mexico teachers honored by Wal-Mart as a teacher of the year, according to a Wal-Mart news release. He receives a $1,000 grant for the school and $100 gift card to buy classroom supplies. One teacher has been […]

Business digest — May 8

Forum set for findings on Clovis’ economy The University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research will present the findings of its assessment of Clovis’ economy at a public forum hosted by Clovis MainStreet, according to a Clovis MainStreet news release. The forum will be from 10 a.m. to noon May 22 in […]

Newspapers pick up 22 Panhandle Press awards

CNJ Staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico picked up 22 awards on Saturday at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest. The Clovis News Journal captured the General Excellence honor in the large-newspaper division for the second year in a row. In all, the CNJ earned 13 awards, the Portales News-Tribune had six and the Quay […]

Dairy worker killed in vehicle rollover

By Freedom Newspapers A 25-year-old Portales dairy worker died in the early morning hours Friday after his pickup truck rolled over on State Road 206 about seven miles south of Portales, according to officials. Javier H. Ramirez was traveling south shortly after 1 a.m. when he lost control of his truck attempting to pass another […]

Education Digest: Local students receive Texas Tech scholarships

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Six Clovis High School graduating seniors and two Farwell High School students have been awarded Cotton Simms Scholarships at Texas Tech University, according to an alumni association news release. The following Clovis High School students received scholarships: Conner R. Best, Laura Stephanie Evarts, Brittni D. Jimenez, Jessika G. McGarvey, […]

Business Digest: Cotton grower receives honor

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Ryan Williams of Farwell was recognized by Bayer CropScience for producing more than 2,000 pounds of lint cotton per acre with its cotton seed, according to a Bayer news release. Williams was one of 78 growers honored for achieving one-ton yields on at least 20 acres in Texas and […]

Dow Jones average hits all-time high

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Dow Jones industrial average passed 13,000 Wednesday for the first time. Some experts didn’t see the news as all good, though, because many big corporations’ earnings were made overseas, and rising energy costs, a slumping housing market and a possible credit crunch still cause worry. Local financial advisors […]

April 27, 1971

La Debonair at 510 Main was offering all of its wash and wear wigs for $7.99 each. … A woman at 207 Thornton had reported her record player was stolen while she was on vacation. The phonograph was valued at $90. … The Clovis News-Journal reported two “hippie-type men” were in Curry County Jail following […]

April 25, 1940

The city of Clovis was providing trucks to haul off trash from residential alleys and back yards. More than 100 truck loads of trash had been taken to the city dump and burned during the “Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up” campaign. … A Wheaties cereal advertisement in the Clovis News-Journal featured 38 grocers offering “good luck” wishes […]

April 24, 2007 Business Digest

Tornado assistance offered through DUA Federal assistance, including special Disaster Unemployment Benefits (DUA), is available to workers and self-employed individuals who became unemployed as a direct result of March’s tornado, according to a New Mexico Labor Department news release. Applications must be made by May 7. Claims may be filed by calling the state Labor […]

Cannon Airmen trek to New Orleans with a desire to make a difference

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From left to right are: Chaplain (Maj.) Tom Kadera, Staff Sgt. Matt Teets,Senior Airman Joshua Jordan,holding the sign is Master Sgt. Mark Baughman,Capt. Tim Jeffries,Master Sgt. Mark Croke, and in the rear Staff Sgt. Eric Liebert. Master Sgt. Mark Croke Aug. 29, 2005 is a day most Americans will never forget, at least those who […]