Committee considers facility management

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Civic Center steering committee is considering several ideas for managing the $6 million facility once it’s complete, including establishing an independent Civic Center Board and hiring a center director. The city-funded center is located at Seventh Street and Schepps Boulevard. “It’s an exciting time,” said Jay Gurley, […]

Music contributes to well-being

By E.C. Schaeffer: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of in a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Music has been a vital part of my life since my earliest piano lesson at age 5, through high […]

2/24 Education Digest

Domenici offering summer internships U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s Washington, D.C., office is accepting applications for summer internship positions in his office. There will be two internship sessions from May 31 to July 1 and July 5 to Aug. 5. Students must be New Mexican residents or attending a two- or four-year school in New Mexico […]

Howe, Kenneth

Kenneth Howe Services: No services are planned. Kenneth William Howe, 83, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 7, 1921, in Casstown, Ohio, to William Amasa and Anna Mae Barnhart Howe. He graduated from Springfield Ohio High School on Jan. 25, 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. […]

Social Security: Lies, unkept promises

by Walter E. Williams: CNJ columnist President Bush’s call to allow Americans to take a portion of the money they pay as Social Security taxes to set up private retirement accounts has to be a good idea. Why? The more of what a person earns that’s in his pocket and under his control, the better […]

Cats in control

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Clovis senior Tigg Bunton drives past Carlsbad’s Jermaine Barksdale for two of his 32 points in Tuesday’s 77-57 Clovis win. (Staff photo: Rick White) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior post Tigg Bunton poured in 18 points in the first quarter and 32 overall as the Wildcats forged a three-way tie for second […]

Ex-felon voting issue for states, not the feds

CNJ staff There is an undeniable aura of partisan gamesmanship in the call by New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and other Democrats to make election day a federal holiday to encourage more people to vote, and to allow ex-felons to vote. A higher percentage of registered Republicans than Democrats tends to vote, and these proposals […]

Apathy puts First Amendment in danger

By Carol Singletary: Guest Columnist Apathy is killing the First Amendment. This according to the results of the recent Knight Foundation’s report on the state of the First Amendment among high school students and educators. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation commissioned researchers from the University of Connecticut to question more than 100,000 […]

Lady Wildcats cruise in Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Clovis moved within a game of a perfect regular season by beating Carlsbad 61-26 Tuesday in a District 4-5A game. The Lady Cats (25-0, 7-0) host Sandia (18-4, 6-1) Friday in a showdown for the district title. At Carlsbad, Clovis erased any doubts of an upset bid by holding the Cavegirls […]

Upcoming wedding not result of love

By Leonard Pitts Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau have set a date. Middle of April, according to their online wedding gift registry. You can search it out on macys.com. Among other things, the kids would like a Delonghi Retro 4-Slice Toaster Oven — $99.99, in case you’re feeling generous. There is speculation that the […]

ENMU clarifies missing funds

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — An Eastern New Mexico University official said Tuesday that most of the money alleged to have been embezzled by a former university employee came from the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Association. Tammy Jo Garcia, 32, is charged with embezzling $138,314 from a NMHEAA fund and $1,359 from ENMU, according to […]

Tucumcari school receives bomb threat

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A bomb threat forced students to evacuate Tucumcari High School for about 90 minutes on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and students were back in class by 11:45 a.m. Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar made the decision to evacuate students and staff about 10:15 a.m. after a threatening note […]

2/23 Business Digest

Blockbuster in Clovis shuts down The Blockbuster video store on North Prince Street shut down about two weeks ago, said Cindy Banister, North Plains Mall manager. She said they moved out because they just weren’t productive in Clovis. “We’re looking to get a restaurant in that building,” she said. She added while many prospective renters […]

Music remains vital part of life and living

By John Posner: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of in a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. E.Y. Harburg once said, “Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes […]

Gilbert, Theodore

Theodore Raymond “Teddy” Gilbert, 23, of Albuquerque, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born on May 1, 1981, in Lubbock. He is survived by his mother, Gladys Paulk of Clovis; a sister, Anastasia Herold (and husband, Matthew) of Clovis; three brothers, James Selman of Purcell, Okla., Michael Gilbert of Lubbock, and Richard […]

Fort Sumner, Floyd advance in District 3-1A

Freedom Newspapers Fort Sumner — Junior Jeremy Gauna scored on a drive with 40 seconds left to put Fort Sumner in front for good as the second-seeded Foxes escaped with a 52-49 win Tuesday in the first-round of the District 3-1A tournament. The Foxes (18-9) rallied from five points down in the final 3 1/2 […]

Board votes to reduce energy costs

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board voted unanimously Tuesday to contract with a firm that specializes in reducing energy costs in school districts. Energy Education, Inc. said the projected savings to the school district is $1.6 million in the next seven years. The program focuses on correcting the habits of faculty, […]

Muleshoe splits 3A playoff games

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent HEREFORD — If Muleshoe’s boys basketball team could have picked one player to have a cold shooting tonight – and have it come true – the Mules might now be preparing for another round in the postseason. But Canyon’s Kyle Lovorn was as far from cold as you can get […]

2/23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were notified Sunday that a yellow 2003 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from the front yard of a residence in the 1300 block of South Prince Street. A press release from the police department showed that the bike has a black seat […]

Cross is symbol of life, hope

By Curtis Shelburne Picture, if you will, a young man, a very decent sort, but a young fellow who wants to assert his individuality a bit, along with his right to dress as he wishes. He pokes good-natured fun at his stodgy ol’ dad, a businessman who regularly boards airplanes and flies to meetings with […]