Robinson humble despite Army accolades

Damian Robinson has received significant recognition for his accomplishments this month, but he insists it’s a team-first mentality. Robinson, a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School, is currently a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was named non-commissioned officer of the year at the conclusion of the four-day Expeditionary Sustainment Command competition at Camp Bullis, [...]

Noodles and notes fundraiser draws crowd

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Dozens of area residents poured into First United Methodist Church on Sycamore Street in Clovis Saturday afternoon to fill up on spaghetti and cupcakes. Clovis High School band students were holding their annual Noodles and Notes fundraiser to pay for various band expenses, such as instruments and repairs, [...]

Freshman Friday

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com For a long-standing tradition, the Lions Club Floyd Jamboree’s organizers love newcomers. Celebrating 64 years, Lions Club member Fred Patterson said new acts give the show and the house band a breath of fresh air. Friday night’s show featured two freshmen on the Jamboree stage among the mix of other veteran [...]

Merchandise dump drives local officials nuts

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Locals think there could have been better uses for the near million jars of peanut butter that were dumped in Clovis’ landfill. The criticized move was made to expedite the sale of Sunland Inc.’s peanut-processing plant to Golden Boy Foods Ltd. of Canada, a $26 million deal that is expected to [...]

Officials: 58 truckloads of peanut butter in Clovis landfill

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Locals think there could have been better uses for the near million jars of peanut butter that were dumped in Clovis’ landfill. The criticized move was made to expedite the sale of Sunland Inc.’s peanut-processing plant to Golden Boy Foods Ltd. of Canada, a $26 million deal that is expected to [...]

Lunchroom finger-scan system raises concerns

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CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Several parents are raising concerns they were not properly notified that two Clovis schools were testing finger-scan technology in the lunchroom. Among the concerns was that personal data could be collected. According to Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers, the system is being piloted at Gattis Middle School and the Freshman [...]

Lesser prairie chicken to be listed as threatened species

The prairie chicken population dropped nearly 50 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com In a decision the Fish and Wildlife Service admits isn’t appealing to governors of its five affected states, and a decision that local officials think may deserve an appeal, the lesser prairie chicken has been selected for placement as a threatened species. The decision by Fish and Wildlife [...]

Williams still state’s best

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By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com For the second consecutive year, the girls Gatorade state basketball player of the year resides in Clovis. And to think, she’s only a junior. Clovis High’s Danni Williams was named to the honor for the second consecutive year earlier this month, although she admits the award is somewhat [...]

Showcase presents ‘best of best’

  From improvisational acting to drill team demonstrations and a Quiz Bowl question and answer session, Clovis High School students will show off the best of the best next week in their second annual Spring Showcase. According to Alexa Pickel, CHS art teacher and one of the showcase organizers, the school will be open to [...]

Banquet celebrates helping gestures

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com When Portales churches banded together to help the 100-plus people laid off after Sunland Inc. filed for bankruptcy in October, local pastor Brad Morgan said the $7.60 donation of one 10-year-old boy spoke volumes of the community’s giving spirit. It was a reminder that no donation is too [...]