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 […]

Rider breaks wrist before rodeo

CNJ staff Savanna Winn of Seminole, Texas, broke her wrist in a crash before barrel racing Saturday at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals held at the Curry County Events Center. HPJR Association President Mike Macy of Post, Texas, said Winn’s horse slipped, fell down on her and broke her wrist. Macy said she was […]

Ticket feature: Junior rodeo finals starting next week

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File photo Students from across the high plains will travel to Clovis for the week-long High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals beginning Sunday at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals begins in Clovis Monday for the 36th year. The events are the pinnacle of the High Plains Junior […]

Bailey electric board meeting

CNJ staff The Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association Board of Directors are scheduled to meet 9 a.m. (CDT) Monday at the association’s office at 305 E. Ave. B in Muleshoe. The monthly meeting is expected to last through lunch. Information: 806-272-4504

Press Release: Chandler gets NRA’s A-rating

ALBUQUERQUE – Today New Mexico Attorney General candidate Matt Chandler announced his receipt of an “A” rating by the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “As a prosecutor and one who is lawfully licensed to carry a concealed firearm, it is with great pride that I announce that the National Rifle Association has […]

Investigation: Human error of Cannon crew blamed in 2009 crash

CNJ staff Human error was ruled in a November crash involving a Cannon Air Force Base crew and aircraft in Mali. According to information from the Air Force Association, and confirmed by the public affairs office of Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., an aircrew from Cannon’s 524th Special Operations Squadron failed […]

State school board association to meet in Clovis

CNJ staff The New Mexico School Board Association spring 2010 Region V meeting will be held Monday in Clovis, according to a news release. The meeting will be 5:30 p.m. at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. A majority or quorum of the Clovis Municipal Schools’ board of education may be present.

Ticket feature: Roping association expanding to New Mexico

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Courtesy photo The Original Team Roping Association plans to hold five team roping events at the Curry County Special Events Center between January and May. Freedom New Mexico Amarillo-based Original Team Roping Association is starting off the year by expanding to New Mexico. The group will be holding a team roping event Saturday and Feb. […]

Education column: Alumni Association planning hall of honor

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools So, the best part of my day is not attending meetings. But, I have to tell you about this one meeting I actually enjoyed attending. It was the Clovis High School Alumni Association meeting. You might think I’ve been drinking too much eggnog because I was excited about attending […]

Organizations provide trees for troops

Christmas trees are loaded onto a Fed-Ex truck for delivery on Nov. 10 to be shipped out to troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan from the Christmas Spirit Foundation. The organization is also planning to send trees to families at Cannon Air Force Base. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Christmas Spirit Foundation and Fed-Ex are […]

Nominees sought for Air Force Sergeants Association Pitsenbarger Award

Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Sergeants Association officials here are seeking nominations for the 2010 Pitsenbarger Award. The annual AFSA Pitsenbarger Award recognizes an Air Force enlisted servicemember who has performed a heroic act, on or off duty, that result in saving a life or preventing […]

Education digest: Students earn seats in honor band

Students earn seats in honor band Clovis High School band members filled 39 of 89 chairs available in the South East New Mexico Music Educators Association’s High School Honor Band after tryouts last Saturday. Students will travel to Hobbs Dec. 11-12 for the All District Band clinic and concert. Clovis qualifiers for SENMMEA honor band: […]

Tres Amigas founder asks for support in building electric superstation

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Courtesy illustration The Tres Amigas station would connect the country’s three primary electric grids. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With giant modern windmills visible on the horizon, during a day with ample sunshine, Grady was a site most apropos for presentations on renewable energy. At the second annual meeting of the Frio Ridge Energy […]

Five honored by ENMU Alumni Association

By Argen Duncan Two Portales residents, two teachers and a state senator stand to receive awards from the Eastern New Mexico Alumni Association at the ENMU Foundation 34th Annual Breakfast during homecoming Saturday. Sunland Inc. CEO Jimmie Shearer and late communicative disorders instructor Shirley Gail Ferguson will be given Distinguished Service Awards. Outstanding Alumni Awards […]

9-29 business digest

Freedom New Mexico Brumfield recognized as state’s top Realtor Clovis Realtor and Mayor Gayla Brumfield has been named as the 2009 Realtor of the Year, the highest honor given by the Realtors Association of New Mexico. According to an association press release, Realtor of the Year is awarded to “an outstanding leader who has committed […]

Curry County treasurer earns certification

CNJ staff Curry County Treasurer Bernice Baker recently received certification as a public official from the New Mexico Association of Counties.

Teachers union representative: School labor board unnecessary

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools creation of a labor management board Tuesday was in response to the National Education Association’s potential to seek collective bargaining, Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said. The National Education Association, a public sector union, came to Clovis in March to resurrect its following. Consultant Andres Becerra said […]

Music teacher not one to toot own horn

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Norvil Howell, Clovis schools music coordinator for many, many years, was selected the New Mexico Music Educators Association Music Educator of the Year in 1987.

Group seeks out veterans

Cannon Connections staff The 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc. is trying to locate veterans who have served in the division in the past 66 years. The association aims to to record those veterans’ stories. Anyone who served in the division is invited to contact the association. Combat is not a requirement. Contact: call Shirley Gossett […]

Teachers union recruits in Clovis

CNJ staff The National Education Association is meeting with members of the Clovis Municipal School District this week as part of a membership drive. According to the school employee union’s Web site, Clovis is the target of the union’s membership campaign. Representatives will also discuss state funding and other issues affecting school employees, according to […]