Longtime PHS coach Stockton inducted into Hall of Honors

CNJ staff Longtime Portales volleyball coach Brenda Stockton was one of three inductees into the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Honor this week. Stockton, former Mayfield, Moriarty and Estancia football coach Michael Draper and former Cimarron basketball coach Eloy Brazil were inducted on Thursday in Albuquerque. Stockton coached the Lady Rams from […]

Family holds yearly reunion at Border Town Days

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lindsey Seales, left, and cousin Bethany Utzman look over auction items Saturday at the Texico Senior Center during the 59th annual Luce family reunion. Liliana Castillo A birthday celebration for a widow became a 59 year — and counting — tradition for the Luce family. For the 59th year, the […]

Police blotter — Aug. 1

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. July 14 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence to be there while a social worker took a child into custody. The worker told the officer a judge had issued an order three days prior, giving the state custody […]

Weekly update — Aug. 1

Fugitive convicted of child molestation A St. Louis jury has convicted Jerry Klinker of child molestation. Klinker, wanted as a fugitive by St. Louis authorities, was captured in Curry County in April 2009 in the home of then-superintendent of Clovis Christian Schools Steven Schultze. Shultze was investigated but never charged with any wrongdoing. He and […]

Officials: Bond election would also provide money for existing schools

Liliana Castillo Leaders at Clovis Municipal Schools say if a special school bond election isn’t approved by voters Aug. 31, it would not only mean no new middle school but no money to expand or repair many existing school buildings. If passed, the $16 million bond issue would leverage almost $57 million in state tax […]

Officials: Middle school will make space for incoming students

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo About 1,200 Clovis Municipal Schools students are housed in 70 portable classrooms district-wide. The district plans to move sixth graders from the elementary level to the middle level to help handle overcrowding. Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools officials are expecting almost 2,000 new students to jam already near capacity school […]

Reunion — Aug. 1

The Field Community Reunion is being held Aug. 13, 2010, at the Field Fire Station. Fellowship will begin at 1 p.m. The business meeting and program will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal at 6 p.m. for $7.50 each. Everyone who has lived or is now living in the Field community is invited […]

Leslie Pattison helped build Curry County

Leslie Pattison died in 1979. He was a gentle man, soft spoken, one of the kind who helped build, as did his brothers and father, Curry County. Leslie came to Curry County with his folks the year New Mexico was made a state. His father was Will H. Pattison. They came from Indiana. There were […]

Book review — Aug. 1

“Apache Captive” by N.C. Ware, $10.95, available at Hastings, online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or call 799-7263. This fiction story of a little white girl, taken captive from a wagon train during the mid 1800’s. It chronicles her life growing up in the beautiful mountains , living as an Indian and during the captive […]

On the shelves — Aug. 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “How to Build a House” by Larry Haun teams up with Habitat for Humanity to offer the best construction expertise in an easy-to-understand handbook that shows step-by-step how to build a simple, energy-efficient, and affordable home, from choosing its location to the final step of installing […]

Seed cooking, beaded jewelry featured

Information on speed cooking, finishing a storage chest and making decoupage art will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri will share two five-minute recipes in a segment she calls “Speed Cooking.” Her company is The Healthy Housekeeper Inc. in Overland Park, Kan. Bruce Johnson is […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 1

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Stroud Ronnie and Carolyn Stroud of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2010, in Lubbock. The celebration was hosted by Greg Stroud, Pamela Savage and Ronda Rupe. The couple was married July 29, 1960, in Clovis. They have two children and five grandchildren. He is owner of S&S Drywall. She is an […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dance at Friendship Center in Clovis. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 Free blood pressure and […]

Education, not politics, should be schools’ priority

Priorities. I am trying to teach my grandson Jason about priorities, and even Mikayla my granddaughter, to whatever extent that concept can be grasped by a 6-year-old. One of my favorite classroom observations comes from my friend John, a middle school Spanish teacher in Florida, who reinforces with each group of students that “My primary […]

Internet big part of my lifestyle

When I first dipped my toes into the Internet nearly two decades ago I figured it was likely just a fad. I think my first clue that it had become more than a fad was when my mother expressed an interest in getting online. These days there are a few holdouts who don’t use the […]

Our people: Happily ever after

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Carolyn and Frank Sherman were named the Ambassadors of the Year by the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for 2009, where they volunteered together for 21 years. Frank and Carolyn Sherman of Clovis volunteered together as Chamber Ambassadors for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for […]

Letters to the editor: This particular angel was blonde

This particular angel was blonde How do you say thank you to an angel? Recently when I was ready to go to church, I couldn’t find my car keys. I hunted frantically thinking I should remember where I put them. I finally found the extra set I had hidden. (Wait until you get my age […]

Courthouse no longer adequate

The Ninth Judicial District Court would like the citizens of Curry County to be appropriately informed as to the needs of the court in properly administering justice and providing equal access to justice for all citizens. Curry County has a statutory duty to provide and maintain safe, adequate, and accessible facilities for the District Court. […]

Arizona law harms state’s legal taxpayers

In Mexico they call it “la ley del odio” — the law of hate. Indeed, President Felipe Calderon had publicly condemned the act and Mexican border governors had said they would boycott a planned conference before it was moved from Arizona to New Mexico. To many people, Arizona’s anti-immigration law that went into effect last […]

Start of school inching closer

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Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Brown Early Childhood Center secretary Tanya Baca works at her desk Friday at the school. The Brown secretaries returned to work for the new school year this week. Argen Duncan Decorating bulletin boards, installing landscaping, going to meetings, ordering food. School employees in Clovis and Portales are getting ready for […]