Boy, Cub Scouts offer invitations

Officials with the El Llano Grande District of the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are inviting Clovis, Portales and Cannon Air Force base first- through fifth-grade boys to join the organization, according to a news release from the local Boy Scouts organization. Scott Kilian, the senior district executive, said he is looking forward to two […]

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 […]

Holding Scouts responsible OK, if not opportunistic

Freedom Editorial T he federal government and state of Utah have decided to sue the Boy Scouts of America for $14 million to recover the costs of fighting a 2002 wildfire that members of one troop are suspected of inadvertently setting. That smells suspiciously like scapegoating to us. It’s not necessarily out of line for […]

Scarelt Pimpernels alert for porch lights

Bob Huber: Local columnist When the Freedom of Information Act brought to light World War II super heroes known covertly as the Scarlet Pimpernels, it exposed a dark world of espionage, bravery, and thankless hardship. The group’s name was derived from a movie by the same name staring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon, which played […]

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 […]

Boy Scout learning program helps teachers

Reporter’s Notebook Several Clovis schools are using a supplement provided by the Boy Scouts of America for teaching about ethical decisions, character building, interpersonal relationships, practical living skills and participating citizenship, said Boy Scouts District Executive Scott Kilian. Kilian said the “Learning for Life” program is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Scouts. Teachers at […]

Magness, Chester Leon

Chester Leon Magness Services: Have been held. Chester Leon Magness, 75, died Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in Electra, Texas. He was born on Dec. 12, 1928, in Vernon, Texas, to Chester Luther and Amy Daniels Magness. He married Margaret Stacy on Aug. 6, 1948, in Electra. He lived in Electra for over 50 years where […]

Girl scouts promote camaraderie, skills for life

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Samantha Chambers, 17, is nearing the end of a Girl Scout journey that began when she was in Brownies. The Clovis Scout is also starting over as she […]

Boy Scouts striving to keep teenagers in uniform

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Like most other youth-oriented associations, the Boy Scouts of America has a problem keeping kids in the group when their teenage years roll around. But Clovis’ Ryan […]

The woman in the sunbonnet leaves legacy that will never die

By Jack King Teola Artman was a mainstay in Clovis-area scouting for more than 50 years. Artman, who moved to Clovis in 1930 with her husband Emery, a signal supervisor with the Santa Fe railroad, became a den mother in 1937, when her son, Neil, joined the Cub Scouts. Later, she became a troop leader […]

Cats’ Seefeld getting look in front of scouts

CNJ STAFF LONG BEACH, Calif. — Clovis High senior Jason Seefeld is the only New Mexico player participating in the 17th annual Area Code Baseball Games this week. Seefeld, a shortstop-pitcher for the Wildcats, has been playing shortstop this week for the Cleveland Indians, one of nine teams participating in the week-long circuit at Long […]

Clovis, Muleshoe sets Memorial Day observances

Gary Mitchell Memorial Day has a significance that local veteran Larry Frappier and his colleagues want to make sure the nation doesn’t forget. “It’s a day you’re honoring your fallen comrades,” said Frappier, who serves as secretary for the Joint Veterans Council in Clovis, the sponsor of the community’s annual Memorial Day Observance. “It’s always […]