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Turner Steve Turner, a Clovis resident, was in a work-related accident on Nov. 9, resulting in the amputation of his lower right leg. Steve will be unable to work while he is recovering and the family is in need of financial help. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, an account has been […]

Press Release: Cannon’s Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

College halls dedicated to educators

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Gurley speaks Wednesday at Clovis Community College, where the Town Hall was redidicated as the Dr. Jay Gurley Town Hall. Also seated are James H. Turner, left, for whom the Business Service Center was dedicted, and Clovis Community College President John Neibling. CNJ staff report Clovis Community College dedicated […]

First person: Teaching natural path for Clovis native

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Blythe Turner grew up in Clovis and was named the teacher of the year in 2008 by the New Mexico Public Education Department. CNJ staff Blythe Turner grew up in Clovis with two teachers as parents. When she went to college, she decided to follow in her parents footsteps and […]

11/13 Education digest

CHS grad named teacher of year Clovis High school graduate Blythe Tuner has been named the 2008-2009 New Mexico Teacher of the Year by the New Mexico Public Education Department, according to a department news release. She is the daughter of Jim and Carolyn Turner of Clovis. Turner graduated from Clovis Community College and Eastern […]

Faith helps grandmother earn degree

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Long hours, miles of paperwork and countless hours of class and study time will soon pay off Saturday for the 368 Eastern New Mexico University students scheduled to receive diplomas. Commencement ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. Sandra Turner of Clovis has spent 27 years juggling […]

Local Roundup: Former president now hall-of-famer

By CNJ staff Clovis Community College retired President Emeritus James Turner has been inducted into the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Hall of Fame, according to a UNM news release. He is one of three alumni of UNM’s Robert O. Anderson School and Graduate School of Management selected as a 2007 inductee. Honorees are chosen […]

Denison, Vera Lee

Vera Lee Denison, 84, of Conestee, S.C., formerly of Clovis, Hassell and Encino, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Conestee. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Texas to Oscar and Evvie Turner Ranells. Her family moved to Hassell, where she married Carl Leslie Blackburn in Clovis. They moved to Subiaco, Ark., where he later […]

Lincoln-Jackson honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Robert Acuna, Erica Colon, Lillian Lee, Amanda Myers, Elisa Dixon Scott, Hailey Skelton A/B: Esperanza Baca, Isaiah Callahan, Faith Cano, Tyler Clark, Jamani McClendon, Richard Ramirez, Andrew Sena, Jesus Uribe Fourth Grade A: Samantha Cano, Victoria Fox, Kristian […]

Choices honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. 10th Grade Eugene A. Anaya, Keshia S. Holmes, Marina Lopez, Vanessa Lopez, Amy Jo P. Mckenna, Alysha D. Ramos, Kirstie B. Rayburn, Steven M. Robinson, Trynesse T. Robinson, Dustin D. Rush, Krystal N. Sepeda, Chase M. Sloniker, Manuel Vigil 11th Grade […]