Board holding reception for superintendent

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is hosting a community reception for Superintendent Terry Myers from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the administration building board room. The board chose Myers as superintendent July 7. Myers is expected to begin his duties in Clovis on Aug. 1.

Fire damages Portales home

By Clarence Plank Fire apparently ignited by a television damaged a home Saturday at 720 South Dallas Avenue. The fire was contained in one room of the house, said Battalion Chief Lance Hill. “It started in the living room,” Hill said. “The majority of the damage was from smoke and heat…damage was very minimal.” Portales […]

Police blotter — June 27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. June 16 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of domestic battery. A woman said her children’s father battered her because he was angry he was going to have to keep […]

School board meeting to interview superintendent finalists

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in executive session next week to interview finalists for the position of superintendent. The meetings are 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the administration building board room. The meetings are closed to the public.

Melrose graduates cheer classmate

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melrose School board secretary Taz McAlister hands Jordan Beard her diploma during Saturday’s graduation ceremony at Melrose High School. Beard was in a car accident in August and missed her senior year but the school wanted her with her class at graduation. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The room […]

Police: Former Clovis chief victim of extortion plot

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon was the victim of an extortion scheme and robbery at an Albuquerque hotel early Wednesday morning. Three men have been arrested, court records show. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Albuquerque Metro Court, the three admitted hatching a plan to blackmail Mondragon, threatening to ruin […]

Republican candidates agree on issues

By Karl Terry: FNM correspondent Eastern Plains residents got their first taste Thursday of Republican challengers for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by Democrat Ben Ray Lujan. The opportunity came at a standing-room-only forum at the Masters Centre sponsored by the High Plains Patriots organization. The candidates each gave opening and closing statements and […]

Baskett visits Eagles

CNJ staff Fox television news in Philadelphia is reporting Clovis native and pro football receiver Hank Baskett will be in the city Friday to speak with the Eagles about open roster spots. Baskett has been a free agent since March 4 after the Indianapolis Colts failed to re-sign him to a contract. Baskett has played […]

Meetings watch: City public works

The Clovis Public Works Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the City Hall assembly room. Agenda items include: • Roadway prioritization. City Engineer Justin Howalt said at a previous city commission meeting that 14 roadways needing improvements will be prioritized in preparation for seeking money to complete the projects. • Discussion of access management. • […]

12-31 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Dec. 20 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Jones for a report of a vicious dog. The resident said he shot his dog because it attacked him. The 61-year-old said he got up from […]

Ticket feature: Lighthouse hosting Christmas party for needy

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File photo Last year’s Children’s Christmas Party at the Lighthouse Mission provides presents for 700 children. Organizers say this year’s party will be bigger. Freedom New Mexico In a room filled with six Christmas trees, some children will have their only Christmas. The Lighthouse Mission will host its annual Children’s Christmas Party Saturday. Director Jerri […]

Flawed angels still messengers of God

On top of the entertainment center in our now-decorated living room, there sits an angel with a red dress, bare feet, and flyaway auburn hair which cascades over her shoulders. About 10 inches in size, and purchased at the after-Christmas sale two years ago, she quickly won my granddaughter’s heart and is, arguably, Mikayla’s favorite […]

Daughter will get support needed

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist This week ‘an official evaluator’ informed me that my daughter Eva could have a learning disability related to her auditory processes and possibly including language. She then added that perhaps Eva doesn’t have a learning disability. Maybe she’s too young and we need more tests to figure out what’s going […]

Business feature: Shop returning to roots with addition of Christmas room

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Patsy Liston glues on a piece on a gingerbread house Monday at the Christmas shop she and her daughter Jaqque Johnson built next to the family craft business west of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Just on the edge of Clovis, a small lighted Santa Claus waves to […]

Meetings watch: CCC board approves name for health building

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning at Room 512 of the college. • The board approved a resolution to name Phase II of the the Allied Health Center the Joe and Charlyne Sisler Allied Health Building. The Sisler Foundation is planning a donation tp assist construction of the center. • The […]

Base running out of room in 801 housing

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico If anyone asks “What’s the 801?,” it doesn’t have anything to do with an area code or an information service via telephone. For more than 250 families in the Clovis and Portales area, the number represents housing Cannon personnel have access to in the neighboring communities. It’s a chance […]

Police: Malnourished girl locked in room, denied access to bathroom

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Mern Shepherd By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A 10-year-old Portales girl was forced to eat meals quickly, by herself, then locked in her room at night “to prevent her from getting up and eating food,” according to a police incident report. The girl was also forced to wear pull-up diapers, denied bathroom access and […]

ENMU Regents to meet October 2

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING Regents Room—Admin. Bldg.—Portales Campus October 2, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

9/23 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Sept. 5, an officer responded to the police department in the 300 block of Connely Street for a report of an unconscious subject. A woman said she had found a teen boy unconscious in the area of North and […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Community College

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets 8 a.m. Wednesday at Room 512 of the college. Agenda items include: • Approval of the summer graduation list. • Discussion of employee benefit plans. • Action items regarding the college’s strategic plan, labor management relations board and equal employmet opportunity policy.