Honor rolls

National Honor Roll The following local high school students have been inducted into the Spring 2003 National Honor Roll: Bovina High School: DiAnna Mendoza. Clovis High School: Latara Fells, Blanca Flores, Natasha Hawkins, Christen Kos, Matthew Loewen, Christopher Maher, Carli McCasland, Whitney Shaw, Breanne Smith, Randy Stapp, William Stephenson, Adrianna Torres and Zachary Watters. Clovis […]

LETTERS: Bond decision needs to benefit teachers

On Tuesday, Clovis voters will have the opportunity to decide on a $5 million bond election with the money earmarked for school renovations and maintenance, and the addition of fiber optics in the Clovis schools. There will be much talk of the importance of this bond issue to ensure the continued excellence of education at […]

Reader Reaction: Blue denim issue is a red hot debate

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis school teachers should be allowed to wear blue jeans to work. Some responses: “THE FACT THAT (SUPERINTENDENT Neil) Nuttall and those in control actually spent their time … outlawing teachers in blue denim amazes me.” — Auggie Jones, Clovis “I SEE NO PROBLEM with jeans. An […]

EDITORIAL: Judges’ tough scrutiny a needed practice

A decision by federal Judge Audrey B. Collins in Los Angeles to strike down a portion of the sweeping anti-terrorism law passed in haste after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, looks like a heartening sign that the judiciary system might be ready to get back in the game of protecting the liberties of […]

Vixens continue to roll in District 3-1A

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Melrose’s Audrey Hemminger shots over Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson during the second half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Hemminger finished with a team-high 21 points. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Melrose’s size matched up reasonably well with Fort Sumner’s speed on Friday night — for a half. Then the Vixens broke […]

Foxes end Melrose’s winning streak

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Fort Sumner’s Ross Cortese tries to split Melrose defenders Caleb Doss and Harvey Park during the first half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Cortese was called for traveling on the play. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner MELROSE — No matter what Melrose did Friday night, the Buffaloes couldn’t get Fort Sumner to crack. […]

Late ACU basket sinks Zias

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Eastern senior Lauren Scarlett, battling Lynsie Blau for a rebound, finished with eight points and eight rebounds. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — A post-game conversation took an unusual turn in the corridors of Greyhound Arena Thursday night, with Abilene Christian coach Shawna Lavender apologizing to Zia coach Dan Buzard for […]

Hounds subdue Abilene Christian

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Eastern senior point guard David Hamilton drives past Abilene Christian’s Cliff Green. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan liked the way his two starting big men played Thursday night. Jamaal Hunnicutt recorded a triple-double and Travazz Buckley added a double-double as the Greyhounds beat Abilene Christian 87-61 in Lone […]

Vehicular homicide case recesses without verdict

By Darrell Todd Maurina The jury in the vehicular homicide trial of Harry L. Downey recessed without a verdict Thursday night after more than two hours of deliberations. Debates about basic facts and the interpretations of those facts have been frequent since the trial began Monday in the courtroom of Judge Stephen Quinn, according to […]

Reps clear Melrose bleachers

By David Arkin After more than 20 years of use, officials in the Melrose school district think it’s about time the bleachers in its gymnasium get replaced. And two local lawmakers agree. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, are putting their support behind a capital outlay request that would provide the […]

Heard, Charlton

Charlton Heard Services: Have been held. Charlton Heard, 61, of Littlefield, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in Charleston, S.C. He was born on Oct. 25, 1942, in Muleshoe to William Carl and Mattie Vaughn Heard. He was employed for the past 13 years as a ginner for the Amherst Cooperative Gin. Survivors include a […]

Women find fellowship by sharing their secrets

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Pastor David Dawson of Pure Heart Word Center and his wife, Evangelist Gerri Dawson, are hosting a women’s conference this weekend at Clovis Christian School. The Dawsons, who have seven children including their youngest, DeWayne Charles Dawson. By Darrell Todd Maurina Gerri Dawson has a secret, and she wants to share it this weekend with […]

Gideons spread the word to the world

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Wendell McClinton, former international director of the Gideons, tells Clovis-area pastors how their contributions for Bible distribution are used in foreign countries. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Pastors don’t always have an easy time relating their local ministries to what happens overseas, so local members of the Gideons organization sponsored […]

True endorsements come from first-hand accounts

Judy Brandon What is an endorsement? It is a testimonial that someone gives on behalf of a person, company, product or service. The person who endorses something may be a character admired by Americans or a successful athlete or renowned movie celebrity. Advertisers pay famous athletes and gold medal winners to endorse their shoes, tennis […]

Religion Calendar 1/30

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Girl I Got a Secret Women’s Conference — 6-9 p.m. at Clovis Christian School. For information, call Pastor David Dawson at 693-4739 or 742-1160. Saturday Bible Study […]

Public Records 1/30

Compiled from court records from Jan. 22 through Jan. 28. Marriage Licenses Kevin Joel Flores, 16, and Blanca Fabiola Flores, 17, both of Clovis. Jesse Vern Jackson, 48, and Tommie Jean Lindley, 44, both of Clovis. Joel Tonche Almaraz, 26, and Loralisa Loredo, 26, both of Clovis. Ronald Alan Hobbs, 20, of Hollyridge, N.C., and […]

Different goals could unravel democratic Iraq

Freedom Newspapers T he recent rallies held by Shiite Muslims led by Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani could presage the most serious problems yet for the troubled U.S. occupation of Iraq. If the situation is not handled deftly, the nightmare everybody fears but would rather not talk about — full-scale civil war — could become a […]

Religion and gays issue has run its course

David Stevens Few topics stir the human spirit more passionately than religion. Mix religion with homosexuality and you have some great newspaper stories, followed by a never-ending series of letters to the editor. I love it when the mail is sprinkled with letters from folks expressing their views on local issues of importance. But there […]

Clovis should respect country neighbors

Letters to the Editor How would you feel if someone pulled up into your yard, opened your gate, went in and started shooting birds? What if they drove by, pulled over and threw out a sack of trash or left an old recliner or a Christmas tree in your yard? How would you feel? Not […]

Homicide suspect found

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police announced late Wednesday that a man accused of a Jan. 13 slaying has been taken into custody. Steve Duran, 34, who had been wanted on a Curry County warrant for the death of Ricky Gallegos, was picked up at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following a tip to Albuquerque police, […]