School board hopefuls file for candidacy

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three acting Clovis Schools Board of Education members are running unopposed for re-election. Lora Harlan in District 3, Mark Lansford in District 4 and Terry Martin in District 5 filed for candidacy unopposed Tuesday. Seventeen other candidates for Curry County school board positions filed Tuesday at the Curry County […]

Sewer line creates ‘inconvenience’ for school

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The collapse of a sewer line at a Clovis junior high school has stirred up inconvenience, but little else, according to school officials. Officials discovered a main sewer line at Gattis Junior High School had collapsed about a week ago when cafeteria sinks at the school clogged, according to […]

Blowing in the wind

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent West Texas might be right on the heels of eastern New Mexico in expanding its economic base with wind farms and biodiesel plants. Energy companies have expressed interest in building wind farms in Parmer and Bailey counties, according to local economic development officials. Bailey County has also been named as […]

Learning means transition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleKathi Shaw teaches 4-year-olds at Cameo Elementary School. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer In a little more than two weeks, area students will return to school. Awaiting some are significant changes. Here is a closer view of alterations in area school districts. Clovis High School Tradition returns — in the […]

Fire departments concerned about liability

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Residents living in Roosevelt County wishing to perform a controlled burn must have fire departments on standby as part of the ban that was kept intact by Roosevelt County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. Local area fire departments are concerned with the issue of standbys primarily because of liability. “It’s […]

Fire near Floyd burns about 4,500 acres

CNJ staff A fire started by lightning Friday burned approximately 4,500 acres of grassland about 16 miles east west of Floyd, according to Floyd Fire Chief Leland Terry. Terry reported no injuries or structure damage from the fire, which started about 2:30 p.m. “With the hot and dry conditions and the lightning, this has been […]

5/28 Letters to the editor

Cutting teachers poor answer to budget Why does the superintendent of Clovis schools blame the elimination of 14 educational assistants, three other full-time and two other part-time positions on the state-mandated raises? Teachers deserve a raise for their work with and among the children. The teachers have agreed to relinquish their planning period, which means […]

World War II bomber revived as ‘living memorial’

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The Pacific Prowler, a restored World War II B-25 bomber, was in service from 1944 to 1958 before it was decommissioned. Since that time it was used in the films “Flight of the Phoenix” and “Memphis Belle.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a San Antonio junkyard, the B-25 Pacific […]

Whitworth, Jeffie

Jeffie Whitworth, 89, of Santa Fe and formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Casa Real Nursing Home in Santa Fe. She was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Bronco, Texas, to Etha and Jefferson Davis Hunter. As a small child, she moved with her family to Portales. They built and owned the Traveler’s […]

Jones, Constance E.

Constance Ealy Jones, 95, of Clovis died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 191, in Caldwell County, Texas, to Walter Edward Lawler and Mary Lona Field Lawler. She owned and operated Ealy Furniture for 67 years from 1939 to 2006. She was a member of First Baptist […]

Country singer produces unique, appealing sound

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Some dreams can be followed from anywhere, be it Clovis, Anchorage, Alaska, or Punxsatawney, Pa. If one is a writer, one can send one’s work to where it needs to be for publication consideration. If one is an artist, unless the work is site specific, it can go anywhere; the […]

Buffs’ Rush sets state mark

Melrose’s Cedar Rush leads during the first lap of the 800 meters. Rush won the event in a record time of 1:58.53. (De Baca County News: Scott Stinnett) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Melrose senior Cedar Rush normally doesn’t run the 800. On Friday, he ran it and he ran it well. Rush won the 800 […]

Price, Blanche

Blanche Price, 75, of Portales, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Oct. 22, 1930, in Floyd, to Virgie and Moses B. Hawkins, she was a 1948 Floyd High School graduate. While she was still in high school, she was a school bus driver. After graduating from high school, she […]

Terry-Burkett, Musette

Musette Terry-Burkett, 88, of Portales died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Mexia, Texas, to Burr and Maggie Nichols Kennedy. She married Bob W. Terry Aug. 26, 1933, in Portales. They lived, farmed and operated a dairy west of Portales. She was employed by […]

Military feature: Guard making changes

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The National Guard units in Clovis and Portales hope to double in size in the next two years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Plans are in place that would change the duties of Army National Guard units based in Clovis and Portales over the next two years, from air defense […]

1/6 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4: • Aaron Joe Sellers, 36, of Clovis to Dena Lorin Gisomo, 35, of Lubbock • Terry William Batchelor, 44, to Tammy Dawn Batchelor, 40, both of Clovis • Tony Lee Hutchins, 25, to Dalyna Kay Wood, 19, both of Clovis […]

San Jon girls hang on late to post victory

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — In her first experience as a basketball coach, San Jon’s Kristi Cargile learned the game, like many other sports, can be one of inches. Danielle Lee led the visiting Lady Coyotes with 19 points, and San Jon held off a dominant performance from Dora senior Rana Terry for […]

Pulliam, Howard M.

Howard M. Pulliam, 81, of Greenville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at a nursing home. He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Bellview to Sterling and Polly Mitchell. He married Avice Clayton in Portales March 31, 1944. He worked for John Deere for 32 years and also served in the U.S. Army. He was […]

Terrance John “Terry” Haun

Terrance John “Terry” Haun, 63, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born April 16, 1942, to Leland Tague and Iva Ellen Roll Haun in Fresno, Calif. He was a self-employed classic car restorer and avid hot rod builder. He was preceded in death by his parents and […]

Area Farm Service Agency offices under consideration for merger

By Marlena Hartz A federal initiative to modernize the Farm Service Agency could lead to a merger of the Portales and Clovis offices. The agencies serve as federal program liaisons for thousands of local ranchers and farmers. According to an FSA press release, the consolidation is a result of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns initiative to […]