Clovis shows support

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Gary Reid of Clovis and Jim Dendy of Portales show their support of Cannon Air Force base Monday morning across the street from the town hall meeting at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gagulinski: CNJ staff writer They showed up by the hundreds. Some carried hand-made signs. Others just offered […]

Reaction to BRAC closing ranges from shock to apathy

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Clovis hairstylist Kristal Hailey said “in a way I care, in a way I don’t” about the possibility of Cannon Air Force base closing when asked Saturday at the Clovis Wal-Mart. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Some Saturday Wal-Mart shoppers had more on their minds than hamburger meat and cottage […]

ENMU tuition going up

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a raise in tuition and board along with pay increases for school staff during a meeting Friday in Ruidoso. Regents approved an $83 increase in tuition per semester for resident and non-resident undergraduate students. Regents also approved a $93 increase in […]

Reporter’s notebook: Resident takes active role in honoring police

Clovis resident Ray Jackson knows the value of emergency services. On four occasions the 68-year-old has been transported to Lubbock for heart problems. That’s why he has taken an active role as vice president of the area Fraternal Order of Eagles in recognizing firefighters and police officers. “I know exactly what they are good for,” […]

Ackley, Thomas

Thomas Ackley Services: No services have been held. Mr. Thomas Daniel Ackley, 39, of Clovis, died Dec. 17, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on June 24, 1965, at Clark Air Force Base in the Phillipine Islands, to Donovan D. and Mitsue Ackley. He married Mary Hazelton on Aug. 17, 1990, […]

Police Blotter 4/11

Staff at a Clovis elementary school called police about 4 p.m. Monday to report that a 9-year-old male student had stolen a basket of candy from a teacher’s locker and had also stolen items in the past at school. Several students at school had also been observed with candy and they said the student had […]

Farwell resident turns 100 today

Reporter’s Notebook Mae Purselley will reach the century mark in age today. The resident of the Farwell Convalescent Center is a sweet lady who enjoys watching television and engaging in the occasional joke session, said Christine Garcia, a nurse at the center. “Once in a while she jokes around. Everybody just loves her. She’s a […]

Candidates file for city offices

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By Jack King Ten candidates registered Tuesday to run for Clovis mayor and City Commission positions in the March 2 election. Tuesday was the only day to register for the race. The mayor’s position and one chair in each of the four commission districts are up for election. Randal S. Crowder was the only candidate […]

Dunn, Faye

Faye Dunn Services: Have been held. Faye Dunn, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo. A resident of Security, Colo., since 1996, she was a former resident of Clovis. Mrs. Dunn was born on Aug. 25, 1918, to DC Francis Decker and Nellie Lucretia Stufflebeam Decker. She married Tom […]

Police Blotter 8/28

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A shop foreman from a Clovis business called police Friday morning to report an employee had stolen about $300 worth of punch and die sets that had been placed in a trailer used to collect scrap iron for recycling. The business was […]

Fleming, Junetta

Junetta Fleming Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Mrs. Junetta Fleming, 92, of Las Vegas, Nev., a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003. She was born March 10, 1911, in Cleveland, Okla. She was a resident of Las Vegas since 1988. She is survived by a son, Charles A. Fleming; […]

Police Blotter 6/27

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Responding to a report of two people unconscious outside the 2100 block of Grand on June 18, police contacted a 39-year-old woman who said she had been knocked down when she came out of her apartment to break up a fight […]

Police blotter 6/25

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded about 2:30 a.m. on June 15 to the 1300 block of Hickory where a pregnant woman reported that her ex-boyfriend broke into the house and began yelling and pulling her hair with her children present. — Police arrived at […]

Durham, Yvette

Yvette Durham Services: Have been held. Ms. Yvette Durham, 73, of Idalou, Texas, died Monday, June 16, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Piedmont, W. Va., to Olen Boyd and Dorothy Brown Cleveland. She married Neil S. Durham on May 3, 1958, in Santa Fe. She was an amateur artist […]

Police blotter 6/8

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A fight outside a Clovis bar on May 30 led to an aggravated battery report to Clovis police. According to the police report, after a 21-year-old Clovis resident left the bar, he was punched in the back of the head by […]

Doose, Clymena

Clymena “Mini” Doose Services: Have been held. Mrs. Clymena “Mimi” Doose, 86, of Clovis, a seamstress, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at the Senior Citizen Resident Center in Clovis. She was born on June 27, 1916, in Carnegie, Okla., to John and Beatrice Peters. She had been a resident of Clovis since 1941. She was […]