Weddings —

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Ward [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Miller of Logan announce the love and marriage between Mariah Jai Ciemny, daughter of Maretta J. Miller and Rick L. Ciemny, of Wellington, Kan., to Justin Dwayne Ward, son of Suzy R. Carpenter Young of Brownwood, Texas, and Marshall E. Ward of Merkel, Texas. The […]

Birth —

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Kobyn Ward All snuggled in, Kobyn Ward is the son of Amberly and Jordan Ward of Clayton. Grandson of Marlynda and Ronnie Williams of Clayton. He is the great-grandson of Betty and Bob Dunn of Clovis.

School staff prepare to welcome back students

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melissa Ward works as bus driver, assistant manager and sometimes janitor at Adair Transportation Inc., which runs bus routes for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Getting 43 buses and their drivers ready to drive 34 routes carrying 2,200 children to school daily can only […]

Shooting victim remembered as thoughtful, caring

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Courtesy photo Melissa Ward was shot and killed while traveling in a van last week in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite living a hard life, shooting victim Melissa Ward had a big heart, according to residents in the Lubbock neighborhood where she lived. Ward, who was shot and killed while traveling in […]

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Riders’ final destination: Helping wounded warriors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Local riders from the American Legion Riders will join riders from the state and Arizona for a ride from Carlsbad to San Antonio to escort a truckload of toiletries such as soap, shampoo and shaving supplies to soldiers at Brooks Army Medical Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Johnny […]

Events honor Clovis’ rock ‘n’ roll history

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Norman Petty Recording Studio Curator Kenneth Broad said he donated a sizable amount of artifacts including musical equipment and photos to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum. The museum has an inventory of about 400 items. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sitting in a beach chair […]

Election results: Brumfield elected mayor; Alcohol to be sold on Sunday

CNJ staff The final, unofficial results of the election according to city clerk’s offices: All regional New Mexico results reported; All area Texas municipalities have reported with the exception of Bailey County Clovis votes include all absentee votes and polling locations with a total voter turn out of 33 percent. Mayor • Tim L. Ashley […]

Preparing the polls

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis City Clerk Leighann Melancon gathers items that need to go into the polling boxes for today’s election. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Surrounded by piles of new voter registration cards, old pens and municipal election guides from past years, Clovis City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon worked at a rapid […]

Nov. 3, 1968

Sonny Hester, 822 Gidding, reported to police that 17 stereo tapes had been stolen from his locked car, parked in front of his house. … Tricycles were on sale at Montgomery Ward for $10.97. … Lance Cpl. Frederick E. Madera, son of Helen Madera, received the Bronze Star medal with a Combat “V” for heroic […]