4/23 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage and biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Enchiladas, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, crackers and cold milk. Thursday: […]

4/23 Organizations

Altrusa Club Members of Altrusa of Clovis met April 10 for their regular program at Muffley’s Back Door. Hostesses for the evening were Patti Dobson, Margaret Blazek and Glenda Hileman. They provided a delicious meal before the program. Laurie Montgomery was welcomed as a new member. She has been attending meetings and has already participated […]

4/23 Engagements

Bizzell/Kuruvilla Brock Bizzell and Bincy Kuruvilla of Dallas announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows during a private ceremony June 16 at the wedding pavilion of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A reception will follow in the Epcot Living Seas Salon. The bride-elect and prospective groom are […]

4/23 Honors

Montoya Jessica Montoya of Clovis has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics by the United States Achievement Academy, it was announced by the organization. The daughter of Jaime and Debbie Montoya of Clovis, she attends Yucca Junior High. Her grandparents are Pedro and Manuelita Montoya of San Antonio, Texas, and Alma […]

Handmade animals help make trauma easier to bear

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Clovis Fire Department paramedic Dustan Jesko puts away a “Hugga-Bear” used to comfort children on ambulance rides and in hospitals. The hand-made bears are donated by the Roadrunner Club of Clovis and Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tucked away in fire trucks, ambulances and emergency rooms, the brightly colored bears are valuable tools […]

State health officials report ‘unconfirmed’ mumps cases

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A mumps outbreak which has blazed through the Midwest may be knocking on New Mexico’s door. The New Mexico Department of Health has issued a release stating that two “possible” mumps cases have recently been discovered in New Mexico, although the release is quick to add that New Mexico […]

Women gain empowerment at CCC women’s conference

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She settled into a seat in the front, hugging her oversized sweater closer in the chilly, air-conditioned classroom. Practical, with steady, dark brown eyes, Denita Wilson is planning for her future, so the topic of discussion in the chilly classroom, “Understanding your Finances,” fit. The finance session was one […]

4/22 Local roundup

Fugitive escapes PRMC on bike in hospital gown A 29-year-old Clovis man wanted on a bench warrant was arrested Thursday after he fled Plains Regional Medical Center wearing a hospital gown and boxer shorts, according to police. Alfred Sena was located by police about 20 minutes later pedaling a small, light blue girl’s bicycle on […]

Wind farm powering region with electricity

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Some aspects of operating the 120-megawatt wind farm can be as easy as doing it from a personal computer at home, that is if you are authorized and have a password from Edison Mission Group. Members of the Edison Mission Group held an open house at the San Juan Mesa […]

Day Trips: Legacy of early ranch life awaits visitors in Muleshoe

Compiled by William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The Muleshoe Heritage Center takes visitors back in time to the age of the cattle barons. The center has two early-20th-century ranch houses on-site as well as a cookhouse/bunkhouse, a small hotel from the early 1900s and even a log cabin. The main ranch house was built by […]

Grandkids formidable addiction

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here at the Great Thoughts Institute, we’re pursuing our never-ending quest for bliss in the American family. Today’s lesson is, “How to Avoid Grandchildren, and Is It Possible?” Ask any grandfather, and he’ll say it’s easier to give up tobacco and booze, even cussing, than it is to shuck our […]

Auxiliary proved women have place in military

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Not many people at the air base knew about the WAACs —Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, later known as WACs. The airmen at Clovis Army Air Field in June 10, 1943, had waited patiently for their arrival. At 6 p.m. that day, the first group of the WAACs arrived on the […]

Relay for Life fellowship, fun for good cause

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It was the first time that I remember seeing my father cry. It is probable that he had been crying, off an on, for two years. It had been that long since my granddad had been diagnosed and treated surgically for esophageal cancer. However, this was the night Dad came […]

April showers signal advent of spring workouts

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers April usually means flowers and showers — except, of course, in New Mexico — but the month also has another important classification attached to it. It’s time to prepare for bikini season. True, the High Plains don’t really have a lot of surf where one can loll around in the […]

4/23 Reunions

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association 2006 reunion is in Rapid City, S.D., Sept. 10-17 at the Ramada Inn, 1721 N. LaCrosse Street. Call (605) 342-1300 for reservations. Ask for the USS Long Beach reunion rate before Aug. 10. For information contact Don Shade, 299 Kiantone Road Lot 92, Jamestown, NY […]

4/23 Birthdays

Glaze Eunice Glaze of Clovis celebrates her 100th birthday today at Bee Hive Homes in Clovis. The celebration is being hosted by Bee Hive Homes. Born April 23, 1906, in Ponca, Neb., she has two children, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends are relatives are joining in the celebration.

Sprinkle, Denny

Denny Eugene Sprinkle, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at MD Anderson Center in Houston. Born Aug. 23, 1928, in Port Arthur to Carl Emerson and Dola Matthews Sprinkle, he married Betty Jean Fields on Jan. 1, 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He was a civil servant […]

Bell, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Bell, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1922, to Clayton and Martha Ryan Reed in Clovis, she married Maurice “Fud” E. Bell on July 17, 1937, in Farwell. She was the owner and manager of the Mirador Apartments on 21st Street. She was a member […]

Spikes, Johnnie “Jan”

Johnnie “Jan” Spikes, 65, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at her home. Born April 9, 1941, to Annie L. Turner and Andy Edwards Sr. in Hughes Springs, she taught at Barry and LaCasita elementary schools and Bovina Public Schools, retiring after a 34-year career. She was a member of Faith Christian Family Church. […]

Fisher, Dorothy

Dorothy Jane Farmer Fisher, 78, a longtime Clovis resident, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, in Scottsdale, Ariz. She is survived by her son, James Gallagher (and wife, Mei-Han), and a sister, Barbara Jean Sisson Williston. Arrangements are by Advantage Colonial Chapel, Phoenix.