Injured soldier awarded Purple Heart

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Courtesy photo: Cassie Smith Army Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins presented a Purple Heart to 5-year-old Cadence Smith, standing with her mother, Lindsey Smith, on July 30 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., for her father Dale Smith Jr., who was wounded July 15 in Afghanistan. Sharna Johnson When Cadence Smith accepted [...]

Clovis High graduates 370

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Friends Molly Walker, left, and Janie Balch take another photograph of themselves with help from friend Sujel Delahoz as they wait for the graduation ceremony to begin. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The old gym at Clovis High School was a flood of Wildcat purple caps and gowns as [...]

‘Purple man’ unmasked?

A letter from a thankful grandmother in Sunday’s Clovis paper referenced a “purple man.” Nora Cross’ 5-year-old grandson credited this stranger with helping him cross a busy 21st Street on his adventurous way to school last week.

Woman thankful for ‘purple man’

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may [...]

Education feature: Miniature Mozart

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Sarah Jo Samora, 8, of Clovis plays Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” on her guitar Wednesday afternoon at her home. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sarah Jo Samora balanced an electric guitar that was almost her size while playing the opening chords to Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the [...]

Nov. 21, 1973

The Clovis News-Journal reported that Dr. Lynn Abshere, the only obstetrician and gynecologist in Clovis, would be leaving soon and there would be no one immediately available to replace him. … Several students from Clovis High School offered to pay the expense of cleaning a six foot-tall eagle that stood in front of Hobbs High [...]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats prepare for Taos’ mix-match defense

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Although the Purple Pepper Shootout isn’t a tournament in the traditional sense, with a championship presentation or all-tournament team, both Clovis and Taos are taking the two-day event seriously. The Wildcats (13-1) will square off against Taos (9-7) at 7:30 p.m. today at Rock Staubus Gym. Roswell High plays [...]

New shades of pain unpleasant discovery

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Pain comes in many colors: • the bright blinding white of smashing your thumb with a hammer; • the somber black blanket of depression. • and a new one I’ve got from my current woes — it’s sort of a darkish purple, not unlike a fetid bruise or [...]

12/23 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the discarded ornaments attic boss while strolling around in the attic the other day i stumbled into a sea of christmas tree ornaments there were red ones gold ones blue ones green ones and [...]