Curry County Literacy Coalition off and reading

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A grant from the New Mexico Literacy Coalition is funding a new organization in Clovis — the Curry County Literacy Coalition. The coalition, which received the grant last week, will be headed by Clovis resident Terri Tafoya who has volunteered with the adult literacy program at Clovis Community College. […]

As new season kicks off, glory days remembered

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George Powell, an employee with Clovis Municipal Schools, cuts grass on Thursday afternoon at Leon Williams Stadium as Clovis football players John Props, right, and Terrance Walker walk to practice. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Steve Graham took over a Clovis High football program in 1959 that had suffered years […]

Horse rides help special needs children

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Valdemar Ortiz, 10, left, of Portales, pets Peanut at the Mini-blessings Horse Show. Volunteer Gwen Regnier, 15, prepares to lead Peanut on their ride Thursday at the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Fairgrounds provided the stage to showcase some of Clovis’ most unlikely horseback […]

8/15/04 Club Notes

Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis met for its regular program on Monday at Muffley’s Back Door. Hostesses were Margie Reisiger, Beverly Fitz, and Sylvia Bean. They served dinner to the club at 6 p.m. The program was presented by Ricky Burns, a junior at Texico High School. He shared his […]

It’s easy to access MSN Messenger at a public Internet terminal

Tom DiFrancesca The folks at Yahoo have tried to provide local information in the past. This time, I think they’ve been successful. Go take a peak at local.yahoo.com and then give the updated service a test run for yourself. As you’ll remember, the Google people are attempting to do the same thing at local.google.com That’s […]

Clovis schools, Boy Scouts partnering again

By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ staff writer Four schools will continue to use a supplemental academic program thanks to donations from two local companies. Boy Scout District Executive Director Scott Kilian told the Clovis school board on Tuesday he has secured $15,000 in funding for a character-building program owned by the Scouts. “Learning for Life,” is […]

CHS’ Perkins gears for Junior Olympics nationals

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Kim Perkins works on her starts in the 400 hurdles this week as she practices for Junior Olympics national competition in Eugene, Ore. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Kim Perkins didn’t know she’d be working so hard in track this summer. Perkins, who will be a junior this fall at Clovis High, finished […]

Play Inc. still helping kids: Q and A

By Emilie Hornack: CNJ Correspondent Four decades ago a group of parents suggested a need within the Clovis community for youth football and basketball leagues. From that came Playing League Athletics for Youth, or Play Inc. as it’s become known. Serving hundreds of youngsters through a variety of programs, the non-profit organization continues looking to […]

Clovis gets money to combat crime: Cops and Courts

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor The Clovis Police Department will receive $30,185 in federal funds to help fight crime in the city, U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici announced in a press release Thursday. Clovis qualified for the funds because of a high number of violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) in the city, […]

Struggling Social Security program hurts golden years

CNJ Editorial It seems Americans have caught a break on Social Security. According to a recent Congressional Budget Office report, the program isn’t going broke as fast as people thought. CBO estimates the so-called trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2052. That’s a decade beyond the estimates of Social Security trustees. Unfortunately, the most likely […]

July 11, 2004

TODAY AARP/55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program — Clovis Community College, Room 103, preregistration is necessary. Cost is $10 per person made payable to AARP/55 Alive; for pre-registration call Carolyn Tabor 742-2384. Next class scheduled for July 20 and 21. 8 a.m.-noon. Senior Community Service Employment Program — Job opportunities to Senior citizens 55 and older. […]

Community college seeks space for burgeoning health programs

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Clovis Community College is looking to expand. CCC officials are asking for a 25,000-square-foot health care education facility. Cost of the facility would be about $3 million, officials estimated. College trustees on Wednesday authorized school officials to request funding through the state’s Commission on Higher Education. The proposed building would […]

Girl scout program getting off of ground

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist What is this new thing going on at Delta and Second Street off of Grand Avenue? How can I get involved? What are they doing that seems so interesting and fun? Maybe you are in luck. Maybe you are a girl between the ages of 7 and 16, which makes […]

Federal agency helps disabled purchase homes

Ralph Gallagher’s lifetime dream was to own a home, said Tammy Lewis, executive director of Alliance Behavioral Health Services, a private, for-profit agency that helps the developmentally disabled. A long-time client of mental health service providers, Gallagher never earned enough money to pay a mortgage, she noted. This is where Clovis Secton 8 Homeownership Program […]

Fathering tough from behind bars

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Two-year-old Kreed Goldsmith calls the big building surrounded by razor wire “Daddy’s house.” There, the toddler gets to visit every few months with the father who lives 400 miles away. “We’ve all had some sort of victims; we’ve all hurt somebody,” said Bryan Goldsmith, a former […]

Letter-writing campaign aimed at re-opening IRS, state taxation offices

By Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER Curry County commissioners are sending letters to state and federal legislative representatives protesting the closing of federal Internal Revenue Service and state Taxation and Revenue offices in Clovis. Letters will go to U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Pete Domenici, R-N.M., U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-Santa Fe, as well […]

Banquet honors more than 100 seniors for their service

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Some like volunteering with children. Others with the poor. Many with the elderly. Harold Burris teaches a driver’s safety course at Clovis Community College. He gets a kick out of some of the stories he’s heard, like the time an elderly lady told him she wouldn’t drive in a […]

Officials: Recognition indicates Downtown Revitalization on track

By David Arkin: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Clovis’ Main Street program was recognized statewide on Tuesday as one that has set a vision rolling for the city’s downtown development. The Clovis Downtown Revitalization Program was among nine programs statewide to be named a “certified Main Street Community,” by the National Main Street Center. This was the first […]

Clinical Pastoral Education could expand horizons

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Shirley Rollinson, a chaplain, talks about the Clinical Pastoral Education program at the nurses station at the medical unit Thursday at Plains Regional Medical Center. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center is offering an intensive training program to assist local pastors in doing hospital ministry. […]

Thomas named CHS softball coach

By Dave Wagner Brandi Thomas didn’t foresee a head coaching job coming open at this point in her coaching career, but when it did she was ready. Thomas, a 1994 Clovis High graduate and an assistant in the program the past four years, was hired this week to replace Larry Trower as the Lady Wildcats’ […]