Anniversary —

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple was married on March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. They have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a retired air force airman and printer at Hollands. She is retired from school food service.

Birthdays —

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Bjerke [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Kevin Bjerke of Clovis celebrated his 46th birthday Jan. 20 during a private party hosted by his family. Kevin was born Jan. 19, 1965, in Dallas, Texas. He has six children and one grandchild. — Submitted by Morayma Bjerke

Hounds beat OPSU, extend streak to six

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior forward Curtis Wilkinson shot 10-of-11 from the floor en route to a season-best 20 points off the bench and Eastern New Mexico University’s men extended their winning streak to six games Saturday night with a 98-84 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Wilkinson led five players in […]

Injured soldier showing improvement

Kevin Wilson Just a few months ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr. had no problem walking. Or running. Or seeing. Or carrying on a conversation. That hasn’t been true since July 15, when the 1999 Clovis High graduate sustained a gunshot wound to the head during battle in Afghanistan. But family members are […]

Clovis man sentenced for probation violation

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced to serve six years in prison for violating probation that stemmed from a burglary conviction, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Bernardo Rodriguez Jr., 41, was found guilty Sept. 8 of breaking and entering, resisting an officer and concealing identity and was placed on […]

Not all war injuries visible to eye

Sixty-six percent of the most seriously wounded soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have “invisible” injuries of brain trauma or post-traumatic stress, which their families and society will be dealing with at great cost for decades, said Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the Army’s vice chief of staff. “The truth is, because we don’t see these […]

Commissioners hold last study session on districts

Kevin Wilson With six weeks of minimal feedback, and an empty meeting room Thursday evening, Clovis city commissioners reached a conclusion that residents would be fine with whatever they did regarding redrawing city commission districts for the next decade. Six weeks after Research and Polling of Albuquerque presented the commission with four plans for new […]

Texico residents top State 42 tournament

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Submitted by Jerry Whitney Bill Myers of Melrose, left, and Dewey Pierce of Texico won second place at the High Plains 42 Aug. 6th at A-Me-D’s Diner in Texico. The double championship weekend was a success. Results of the first High Plains 42 Championship. This first time eight-game championship was a success with 11 teams […]

July six degrees hotter than average

Kevin Wilson July’s normally hot in Clovis. But there’s six degrees of separation, literally, between this July and the average one. The previous month, according to historical data from Accuweather.com, is the eighth-hottest July in New Mexico since data was collected in 1911. A typical July in Clovis will see a high of 91 throughout […]

Six-word summaries say a lot

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Six-worders arrived on the scene a few years back. The six-worder brevity grasps a life story or current condition or philosophy. Column readers were invited to offer their own, did so with creativity, and the invitation is repeated. Here is a current crop of mine: She is a Tea Party […]