Outdoor incidents not at all uncommon

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It’s been almost two weeks since the news broke that Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his hunting buddy, Harry Whittington, while they were traipsing through the brush and mesquite of south Texas looking for quail. Stuff can happen when you go into the great outdoors. I think most folks […]

Scout’s honor: City airport benefits from Eagle project

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For his Eagle Scout project, Jay Burns, 16, helped replace the Clovis Municipal Airport sign. Burns said his main role in the project was working with architects, local business owners and contractors. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Looking for a sign? Clovis Municipal Airport needed a new one. Eagle Scout […]

Disc golf comes to Clovis

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Clovis High School senior Brian Croke,17, plays disc golf at Ned Houk Park. Croke was at the park recently with fellow members of the Clovis cross country team. (CNJ staff photo Eric Kluth) Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Some people are wondering about those metal things sticking out of the ground at Ned Houk Park. […]

Scout refurbishing park to earn Eagle Scout badge

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Ryan Waters’ goal is to refurbish Pocket Park, a small niche between Hotel Clovis and the Chamber of Commerce, in time for Saturday’s annual Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. Waters, 13, is using the project as a means of earning his Eagle Scout badge. Waters said he and […]

Curry County volunteers get ‘thank you’ from community

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Staff writer National Volunteer Week honors those who help others Clovis has more than 50 volunteer organizations — 20 under the umbrella of United Way of Eastern New Mexico — and dozens of other church, social, sports and veterans clubs. As diverse as their causes and backgrounds, they all have one […]

Cub Scouts celebrate 75th anniversary

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers More than 500 boys and girls in Curry and Roosevelt County celebrated a birthday on Tuesday, and the celebration is set to continue the rest of the month. Tuesday marked the 75th anniversary of Cub Scouts, one of three scouting organizations of the El Llano Grande district, which incorporates the […]

Cary, Virgie

Virgie Cary Services: Have been held. Virgie Cary, 75, of Bovina, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at her home. She was a Bovina resident since 1974 when she moved from Lubbock. She married Kenneth Cary on May 13, 1947, in Clovis. She was the office manager of Bovina Pump Co. for many years. She was […]

Girl scout pioneer honored

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(Left to right) Gwyn Del Toro, Art Cane and Judy Matthews look at the Teola Artman memorial that was unveiled Saturday afternoon. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspaper The late Teola Artman, who dedicated over 50 years of her life to area Girl Scouts, was honored yesterday at Hillcrest Park with a […]

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 […]

Scouting for the Lord

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John Schonberger can often be found volunteering with his young charges in the Boy Scouts. Some of the boys created this poster for him, showing a mock tax form in which people list their filing status. (staff photo by Darrell Maurina) By Darrell Todd Maurina John Schonberger says he has a simple reason for being […]