Clovis native chats with president on national TV

A Clovis native sat on a four-person panel with President Bush on Wednesday during a campaign stop the president made to Rochester, Minn. Asked by Bush to tell her story, former Cameo Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jill Wooten said she grew up in a little town in eastern New Mexico called Clovis. She told the president […]

Salon inexpensive for public, practice for students

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Clovis Community College cosmetology student Natalie Salaz of Portales adds highlights to fellow student Blanca Ramos’ hair last week during class at the college. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The salon looks professional with a full product line, a waiting area and posters of beautiful models with perfect hair. It […]

State defending ballot wording

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Secretary of State’s office is standing by a Spanish translation on the inner envelope of the state’s absentee ballots. The translation has been questioned by a Curry County woman claiming an incorrect translation causes confusion to whether the votes will be counted. Maria Cheverez of Clovis […]

Call center could add 600 jobs to Clovis

By Eric Butler: Freedom Correspondent Clovis may be close to landing a new call center that would employ 600 people. Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Director Chase Gentry said Wednesday the building that once housed the ClientLogic call center is close to finding a new client. The center, vacant since MCI withdrew from the site in […]

Producers calling all extras

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer John Manulis, producer of “Believe in Me,” met with members of the community and the Clovis Chamber of Commerce on Monday to figure out how to get Clovis residents to participate as extras in this weekend’s basketball scenes. The solution: Give people a chance to win a new Ford […]

County manager applications due

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Curry County officials say they will review applications for a new county manager on Monday and hope to begin interviews for the position two weeks later. The deadline to apply for the position is 5 p.m. on Friday. The position became open in September when County Manager Geneva Cooper announced her resignation […]

Education Digest

by Ryan Lengerich Report cards to be released Friday The Clovis Municipal School district will release report cards Friday at all education levels throughout the district. Report cards are issued each nine weeks during the school year. Elementary school students are required to have the report cards signed by a parent or guardian. Bank to […]

Pet food company to open in Clovis

CNJ staff A pet food company based in Waco, Texas, will open a cattle-processing plant in Clovis that will initially employ five or six people, company officials said Wednesday. Champion Pet Food Inc. of Waco is moving into the former New Mexico Processing plant at 802 S. Hull, which closed this summer. Officials said they […]

FrozFruit will close its doors at the end of October

CNJ staff A longtime frozen fruit manufacturing company in Clovis will close its doors at the end of the month. FrozFruit, with its 18 full-time and 15 part-time employees, will close its Clovis branch because the plant has aged too much, said Lesley Bartholomew, public relations manager for Wells’ Dairy. Wells’ Dairy, a national ice […]

Bush jokes with former Clovis elementary teacher

by Mike Linn President Bush took a light-hearted jab at Clovis on Wednesday during a campaign stop in Rochester, Minn., a Clovis native who sat with the president said. Asked by Bush to tell her story, a former Clovis fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary, Jill Wooten, said she grew up in a little town in […]