Freedom takes first in journalism contest

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — The (Texas) Panhandle Press Association on Saturday awarded the Clovis News Journal its General Excellence award for the third consecutive year. The General Excellence honor is the press association’s top prize, awarded in two circulation categories. The CNJ competed in the largest circulation category. The Clovis paper also won the award […]

Accusations get more attention than retractions

Freedom Newspapers Army Capt. James “Yousef” Yee and former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill might seem to have little in common. But both have recently felt the sting of high-profile accusations from high government officials — only to have the accusations turn out to be nothing but hot air or headline-hunting. Unfortunately, while the accusations generally […]

Base’s kindness shows community spirit

I moved to Clovis almost a year ago from California and almost every day I am amazed by the people here. It is completely different here; everyone is so friendly. If events reported in the story about the pilot who made the emergency landing at Cannon Air Force Base had occurred in southern California, the […]

County’s change of heart is encouraging

David Stevens Welcome to the new Curry County, where government officials say they have nothing to hide. We’ve heard the words before. Now those words have been backed up with some action in the past 10 days. Last month, the Clovis News Journal requested salary records from Clovis’ public schools, Clovis Community College, the city […]

Workshop to inform on free info

Michelle Seeber Attorneys who work for the state of New Mexico will hold a workshop on the Open Meetings Act and the Inspection of Public Records Act on Friday in Clovis. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Attorneys presenting the workshop are from New Mexico’s […]

Free flights, new drug give Clovis man hope

Reporter’s Notebook Gary Flintom of Clovis, who was diagnosed Jan. 15 with pancreatic cancer, is being treated in San Antonio, Texas, with a new experimental drug that can shrink tumors 70 to 80 percent, he said Friday. His wife, Shyla, said Rubeticin is the name of the new drug. Gary said he is only the […]

Volunteers save day for nonprofits

By Michelle Seeber ‘Free’ labor helps agencies provide services to clients. April is Volunteer Month in Clovis and Curry County. In celebration of Volunteer Month, the Curry County United Way will honor a volunteer each day of April, said Erinn Burch, Curry County United Way executive director. On April 29, the United Way will hold […]

Take me out to the ballgame

By Clyde Davis The wind, blowing warm out of the southwest, fits the relaxed atmosphere. It’s a place where you can, if needed, get up, go and do some work, and then come back. The games will last all afternoon and nobody will look at you crossly for disturbing his/her concentration. You can dance with […]

Engagements 3/28 – Kirkland-Bradley, Cortese-Autrey

Kirkland-Bradley Duke and Rhonda Kirkland of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andi Kirkland of Farwell, to Lance Bradley of Clovis, son of Walter and Debbie Bradley of Albuquerque. The couple will exchange vows on April 17 at the Terrazza Garden at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. The reception will […]

Weddings 3/28 – Sweet

Sweet Keri Kristine Schneider of Whiteboro, Texas, and Kane Sweet of Lubbock were joined in marriage on Dec. 20, 2003, at the Woods Street Church of Christ in Sherman, Texas. Tracy Fleet officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Billy and Jimmie Schneider of Whitesboro. She is the granddaughter of Eric and Pat […]

Birthdays 3/28 – Franklin

Franklin Loyd Franklin of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. April 3 at the West 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by his children, George Franklin of Clovis, Kerry Franklin of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Paula Franklin Churchman of Amarillo. He was born on […]

Births 3/28 – Casanova

Casanova Tonya Wilson and Dave Casanova of Grants are the parents of an 8-pound, 5.6-ounce boy, Alex John Casanova, born on Dec. 23, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. His grandparents are Keith and Uvonne Robertson of Clovis and Larry and Peggy Casanova of Ramona, S.D. His great-grandparents are Wade and Julia Roberts […]

Graduates 3/28

Wayland Baptist University — Clovis Campus Area students received degrees during spring commencement exercises conducted by Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus, held at Central Baptist Church. Students receiving master’s degrees include: William R. Bumphrey, education; Robert W. Elliott, education; Brian Fletcher, education; Marvin Christopher Frazier, business administration; Stephanie Renee Colbert Palmer, education; and Vee Lucas, education. […]

Organizations 3/28

Pleasant Hill Woman’s Club The Pleasant Hill Woman’s Club met on March 19 with 10 members present. The program given by Stan Jones, Curry County Extension Agent, was on Xeriscape. (Using limited water.) He showed an informative film, with a question and answer time. The noon luncheon was provided by hostesses, Alice Pierce, Donna Donahey […]

School Menus 3/28

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Macaroni and cheese, celery sticks with peanut butter, roll rosey applesauce, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese, juice, milk. Lunch — Fish sticks, fries, pickle spear, cornbread, fruit jello, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, juice, milk. Lunch — Sausage and egg […]

Senior Happenings 3/28

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m., Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m., HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m., Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m., Bingo; 1:30 p.m., Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo. Friday: 9:30 a.m., Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m., ice cream social; 7 […]

Rezoning request, variance voted down by commissioners

By Jack King Zoning issues and a discussion of growth in Clovis dominated much of Thursday’s City Commission meeting. The commissioners unanimously voted down a request by Joseph Riccardi of Portales to rezone property at 600 W. 14th St. in Clovis from a single family to a multi-family residential designation. Planning Administrator Louis Gordon said […]

Research backs up city employees’ claims of being underpaid, says consultant

By Jack King In a recent survey, Clovis city workers indicated they feel they are underpaid — and research validates their feelings, a human resources consultant told city commissioners Thursday night. Mike Swallow of Personnel Systems and Service has been hired by the city of Clovis to do a wage and benefits study. As a […]

CCC president interviews at Austin Community College

By Michelle Seeber Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, on Wednesday and Thursday was in Austin, Texas, interviewing and answering questions as a finalist for the president’s position at Austin Community College. She could not be reached for comment Thursday. McClure, CCC president for the last five years, is vying for the Austin CC […]

No. 8 Fort Hays knocks off Greyhounds

CNJ STAFF LIBERAL, Kan. — Fort Hays State jumped on Eastern New Mexico University starter Jimmy Wells early and took advantage of four Greyhounds errors for a 9-3 victory Thursday afternoon. The Hays, Kan.-based Tigers (21-5), ranked eighth this week in NCAA Division II, extended their winning streak to nine games in a contest played […]