‘Ranch-raised’ columnist begins today

We have a new online column today. Glenda Price, a contributing editor to New Mexico Stockman magazine since 1982, will write about her “ranch-raised” life and times. Today she’s focused on “Some big guys I’ve known.” Her column will be posted each Friday in the “Opinion” section.

Melrose kicks off Relay fundraiser

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Melrose school teacher Cheryl Henrichs holds up a banner awarded to students who organized last year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Melrose. The students raised about $10,000, which is equivalent to $133 per student. Their efforts put them i By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Madeline Wymer sat […]

Fast facts: Kiwanis Pancake Day

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CNJ photo illustration: Liliana Castillo More than 700 people were served at Saturday’s Kiwanis Pancake Day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Noon Day Kiwanis Club held its 58th annual Pancake Day at Clovis High School’s cafeteria Saturday. Volunteers from high school Key Clubs and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and […]

Charity raises $46,501 this holiday

CNJ staff The Salvation Army raised $46,501 with its Christmas projects this year, according to Capt. Tammy Ray. The Red Kettles and bell ringers, which are the most visible community-wide Salvation Army program, raised $36,273 compared to $31,000 in 2006. According to Ray, the results from the coins and bills put into the kettles provides […]

Paul campaign contributors prove power of people

By Freedom New Mexico If this doesn’t get the attention of the mainstream media and the Republican establishment, it’s difficult to figure out just what would. And it’s likely that even more dramatic developments in Ron Paul’s run for the presidency are yet to come. The big news is that Paul, the 10-term Republican congressman […]

Clovis Relay raises $100K

CNJ Staff The 2007 Clovis Relay for Life has raised more than $100,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society, according to event organizers. This year’s effort has brought in the most donations since the fund-raiser began in 1996, according to event co-chair Rebecca Holt. More than $80,000 was raised at May’s annual Relay for Life […]

Sept. 6, 1918

The Clovis Journal reported A.E. Signer, who had farmed southeast of Clovis for nine years, had “the best crops this year” that he had ever raised. … Secretary Rufus Jones of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce was asking area businessmen to be careful “in subscribing to the various war charities which are soliciting throughout the […]

Company says feet already wet on fish farm

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Aquaranch president Garth Watson said plans to convert the former Swift/Frozefruit plant on Curry Road K south of Clovis to a $4 million-a-year fish farm have already begun. Although the project still needs state approval, Watson told county commissioners Tuesday workers are reroofing the building, fixing the water systems, […]

Concert to benefit tornado victims

CNJ Staff More than 20 R&B, hip-hop, rap and Latin artists will perform tonight at the Clovis Civic Center. According to event organizer Joe Sena, the concert will benefit those affected by the March 23 tornado. “All the money raised will go to Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico or the Lighthouse Mission,” Sena said. […]

April 1, 1915

A subscription to The Clovis News cost $1 per year. … The Clovis Rifle Club was “preparing to have some good target matches soon,” The Clovis News reported. … The Clovis National Bank promoted itself as “better than the law requires.” … Streets were filled with wagon loads of wheat, maize, kaffir and feterita, mostly […]

Monkey mom keeps close contact

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Cindy Arnold feeds the spider monkeys Tuesday afternoon at the Hillcrest Zoo. Arnold raised one of the zoo’s spider monkeys after his mother abandoned him at birth. (CNJ staff photos: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The rules of the zoo are smashed by Cindy Arnold. She presses her face against the metal […]

To avoid time in jail, heed mom’s advice

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Recently I met Leslie Johnson, warden of the Curry County Detention Center. In chatting with her, thoughts about jail and prison came to mind; some inspired by movies, some by my own experiences. I’ve often pondered hard time in the hoosegow. It started when I was a kid watching Burt […]

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker, 55, of Temecula, Calif., died Sept. 8, 2005. He was born and raised in Clovis. He spent the latter years of his life in California where he was a western-wear salesman and store owner. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Tucker. He is survived by a son, Jason Tucker (and […]

Battle against poverty needs your help

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist There is an insidious movement under way in New Mexico, one that clear-thinking state citizens need to reverse. Now. It’s time to take to the streets and demand our traditional values be maintained, that our fixture atop the lists of one of the poorest states in the nation be cemented. […]

Extended United Way campaign still short

CNJ staff There is a 20 percent gap between the goal of the Eastern New Mexico United Way 2005-2006 Fundraising Campaign and the funds raised to date, according to a Eastern New Mexico United Way press release. The campaign goal is set at $482,005 and about $374,256 has been raised thus far in Curry and […]

United Way campaign on track

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer United Way of Eastern New Mexico has raised less than half its goal for the campaign, but the organization’s executive director said she is not too concerned. “This is always the nail-biting time of the year,” Erinn Burch said on Friday. “I would say that I’m anxious but I […]

Joe Burford

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Joe Burford Date of birth: Feb. 8, 1920 Dates of service: May 1942 to Dec. 1945 Hometown: Friona Theater and location of […]

Relay for Life revving up with more than 75 teams

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A luminary dedicated to retired UPS package driver John Ortiz was decorated by Mary Rose Paterson. Ortiz, who worked for UPS for 30 years, died of liver cancer in 2004. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer What began in 1985 as one man’s 24-hour walk around a Tacoma, Wash., track has […]

Former gang member shoots straight

(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Anthony “Tre” Ravenel speaks to students Tuesday at Clovis High School about his life growing up in Compton, Ca., in gangs and drugs. Ravenel, who turns forty in a couple days, spent half his life in prison. Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Anthony “Tre” Ravenel, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, black […]

Reporter’s notebook: Bella Vista aids tsunami victims

CNJ staff The students at Bella Vista Elementary school were discussing New Year’s resolutions three weeks ago, and one of them brought up the tsunami victims in Asia. After doing some Internet research on what happened the students decided they needed to help. “Right away they asked, ‘What can we do to help? We need […]