Clovis AD adapting to new job

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy said his first six months as Clovis athletic director has been about what he expected. “The (overall) athletic program is going fantastic,” he said. “Just look at the number of teams that made the state playoffs. Even though (the New Mexico Activities Association is) going back from […]

Memorial day tributes planned

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VFW members Johnny Washington, left, and Donnie Wimberly, both of Clovis, place an American flag on a veteran’s grave Saturday at the Portales Cemetery. Washington is an Air Force veteran and Wimberly an Army veteran. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen […]

Detention center could gain new purpose

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The founder of a drug and alcohol rehab program is hoping to turn an old Albuquerque detention center into a secure, residential treatment facility for New Mexico addicts in the near future. Renovations of the old jail have yet to begin, according to Second Chances founder Rick Kenery. At […]

5/28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. May 18, an officer responded to a home in the 300 block of North Walnut regarding a marijuana pipe found on the porch of a vacant house. The officer said in his report he logged the item into evidence […]

Cops and courts: Three attorneys apply for open judge position

Three attorneys have applied for a newly created fifth judgeship position in the 9th Judicial District Court, according to the University of New Mexico Law School. Frances Elizabeth Schmuck Lindsey, Albert Julian Mitchell Jr. and David P. Reeb Jr. have submitted applications for the position created by the 2006 State Legislature, the release said. Persons […]

Texico soldier returning to Iraq on Memorial Day

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Tobis Askew is attacked by his daughter Taylor Askew and his nephews Matthew and Marquis Askew-Betts as they play in the pool during a family barbecue Saturday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer On a day when America recognizes its fallen soldiers, Texico’s Tobie Askew will be returning to […]

Pioneer Days kicks off Monday

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rodeo royalty, clowns and cowboys will be in attendance at the upcoming Pioneer Days. The six-day event will kick-off at 5 p.m. Monday with the coronation of the Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. According to pageant coordinator Wilma Fulgham, six girls ages 5 to 9 were judged on personality, appearance […]

Our gratitude to soldiers goes beyond words

Freedom Newspapers They say art imitates life. Perhaps that’s the reason it’s easy to find explanations of why men and women put their lives on the line for their country and their comrades. The season finale of the television show “ER” featured one of the characters being killed by a roadside bomb while he was […]

5/28 Letters to the editor

Cutting teachers poor answer to budget Why does the superintendent of Clovis schools blame the elimination of 14 educational assistants, three other full-time and two other part-time positions on the state-mandated raises? Teachers deserve a raise for their work with and among the children. The teachers have agreed to relinquish their planning period, which means […]

Congress subject to same laws as rest of us

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist The Bush administration has a habit of misreading the Constitution, pushing its powers as far as possible and expecting Congress to meekly go along. But now the House of Representatives has decided to fight back — not by asserting its rightful prerogatives, but by misreading the Constitution, pushing its powers […]

May 28, 2006 Honors

Clovis Christian Second semester honor roll Seventh grade — Josh Ashley, Kelby Bell, Chris Dang, Sarah Fallis, Cameron Hastings, Hannah Kearney, Ashley Klingler, Tyler Lewis, Kayla Luedke, James Martin, Kevin Mitchell, Jessica Neikirk, Cory Shipman, Kathryn Terry, Calvin Thomas and Wednesday Westbrook. Eighth grade — Preslee Aguilar, Nick Cody, Heather Cook, Hanna Davis, Christen Landry, […]

Grand Ole Opry legend dies

By Don McAlvay: CNJ Columnist A Grand Ole Opry legend dies; graduated from CHS in 1947 Billy Walker died May 21 in a wreck on an Alabama interstate. He was 77. His wife, Bettie, and two of his band members also died when a van they were riding in ran off Interstate 65 south of […]

May 28, 2006 Organizations

Nite Owl Extension Club The Nite Owl Extension Club met at the Extension Building on May 4 with 11 members present. The meeting was called to order by Charlotte Adams. Members agreed to hold future meetings at the Baxter-Curren Senior Citizen Center on the first and third Wednesdays. The door prize was donated by Arleen […]

May 28, 2006 Births

Skillern Brodie Garibay Skillern was born May 21, 2006, to Ernie and Suzanne Skillern of Longbeach, Calif. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. His grandparents are Ernie and Marion Skillern of Clovis, and Jerry and Bonnie Garibay of Longbeach, Calif. Great-grandmother is Mary Bogard.

High Plains offers plenty for travelers

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist Summer tourists will soon be flocking to the shores of California, unbending their maps and looking lost on New York City’s subways and even popping their heads into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While New Mexico has it made with places such as Santa Fe and Taos, until Julia Roberts wrecked it, […]

May 28, 2006 Senior Menus

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m.. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. — Spanish Bingo (Loteria); 2 p.m. — Refreshments. Friday: […]

Play born from childhood

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Growing up in Alamogordo during the Cold War era, Janeice Scarbrough heard it repeatedly as a child. From her mother, as well as others, the words echoed — “We will be among the first to be bombed, if and when it happens.”   The connection, of course, was Alamogordo’s, and […]

State mottos: Get ‘em while they’re relevant

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist Every state has an antiquated motto, usually a timely little statement such as “Don’t Tread on Me.” But no one understands them except local historians, and you know how they are. So as a public service we here at the Institute for Better Slogans are fostering more up-to-date expressions such […]

June 2006 Artist of the Month

Pat Weekley is the Pintores Art League artist of the month for June. Her paintings will be on display at the Clovis Carver Public Library in June. She has been a member of the art league for about 10 years and served as the recording secretary for the past two years. She has taken part […]

Cruce, Ulibarri sign with ENMU

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Clovis High’s Matt Ulibarri slides safely into third during a game against Roswell Goddard earlier this season. Ulibarri and teammate Sean Cruce have signed to play baseball next year at Eastern New Mexico University. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High graduates Sean Cruce and Matt Ulibarri are happy to be […]