Farwell senior will attend West Point

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Farwell’s Briana Anglin will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the fall. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Spurred by a sense of patriotism instilled by her parents and a love for a challenge, Farwell’s Briana Anglin will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West […]

May 11, 2008 Reunions

Wheatland Wheatland School will hold an all-school reunion at 8 a.m. May 24 at the Grady Senior Citizens Center. All former students are invited to attend and asked to bring a covered dish. Information: (806) 362-4524.

Rezoning meeting set

What: Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis Municipal School officials will hold an open meeting to discuss redesigning school zoning for students living in base housing.

Masons gathering for convention

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico Masons grand master Arthur Tunnell presides over the business of the lodge from a chair in the center of the stage. A new grand master will be elected at the fraternity’s annual convention. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer About 250 Masons are expected to attend this week’s […]

Local women sentenced for permitting truancy

CNJ Staff Two Clovis mothers will have to attend parenting classes and pay court fees after being convicted of allowing their children too many unexcused absences from school, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. A 42-year-old woman was ordered to ensure her child is in school the remainder of the school […]

The mayor was a mower

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his mother, Roberta, had to say: “Our David began his first job by mowing lawns. He and his brother would ride their bikes over to Mrs. Travis’ home and together they […]

Something to do on January 3

Clovis’ City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Library.

Wilson to host Farm Bill meeting

CNJ Staff Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will be in Portales Friday to host a roundtable about the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization bill currently being considered in Congress. The roundtable will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. The public is invited to attend.

Military clubs award scholarships

CNJ staff Cannon Enlisted Spouses’ Club and Cannon Officers’ Spouses’ Club honored 14 students and military spouses with scholarships totaling more than $13,000 according to a news release from the clubs. Eight Cannon OSC scholarships were awarded to the following students and spouses: Erin Bailey, wife of Maj. Jason Bailey, who is working toward a […]

Movie gets star treatment

By CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is rolling out the red carpet at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 at the Clovis Civic Center. The Hollywood-style event, which will feature champagne and hors d’oeuvres, is in honor of the Clovis premiere of the movie “Believe in Me.” “We (Chamber of Commerce) are hoping […]

Back in session

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Kasey Martinez cashes out Krista Montoya of Portales on Tuesday at the Clovis Community College Bookstore. Tuesday was the first day of the spring semester. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The first day of the spring semester started Tuesday at Clovis Community College By the numbers 5 Price in […]

Jan. 12, 1966

Workers were busy pouring concrete for a new post office at Fifth and Gidding streets. The federal building was going to cost $900,000. … Samuel Neff, James W. Messer, Allan Haynes and T.J. Glenn were among Clovis doctors planning to attend a medical conference in Santa Fe. One of the main speakers was to address […]

Clovis Christian keeps growing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Before textbooks are opened, before instruction begins, students in these classrooms bow their heads to pray. “All of our classes begin with a prayer,” said Max Kralicek, an English and geography teacher at Clovis Christian School. “We believe,” he said from his second floor classroom, “the Bible relates to […]

Boys’ State offers hands-on lessons in government

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Instead of learning about local and federal government by reading textbooks and sitting through lectures, students who attend Boys’ State this week at Eastern New Mexico University will have the chance to experience democracy first-hand by creating a mock city, county and state. “It gives (the students) the […]

5/14 Honors

Quintero Adam Matthew Quintero, son of Al and Debi Quintero, has received the National Scholars Scholarship, the University of New Mexico’s most distinguished scholarship award. This scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, and books for four years of study. Adam had attended Clovis public schools until moving to Albuquerque his senior year. He will […]

Tea honors nonagenarians

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Claire Burroughes, left, ties a velvet cape around Nina Luckett as she is crowned queen at a nonagenarian tea for seniors over 90 at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center Tuesday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer With some confined to wheelchairs and most dressed to impress, Curry County nonagenarians arrived at […]

Many students choosing to go to colleges close to home

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Clovis High School senior Andre Johnson checks the fit of his graduation cap. He ranks family and church among his top concerns, and he expects he will visit home every weekend while staying at a dorm. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Lured by the prospect of saving money and being close […]

Spring activities abound in area

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Residents afflicted with spring fever won’t have far to travel to assuage their symptoms with a plethora of events scheduled for the next weekend. Civic-minded individuals can enjoy some sunshine and clean up local streets by volunteering to participate in Keep Clovis Beautiful, which is part of the national […]

‘Killer’ bees discovered in Clovis

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A Portales pest control company official said a sample of bees found in Clovis “in the middle of town” has tested positive as being a strain of Africanized or “killer” bees. Lewis Hightower, owner of Southwestern Pest Control, said the sample was tested at the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Getting the most bang for your GI buck

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Airman planning to use their Montgomery GI Bill can realize a 2,900 percent return on their initial investment. Janet Taylor-Birkey Planning makes school bill an investor’s financial delight There are few ways to gain a 2,900 percent return on an investment, but tapping into Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits may allow military personnel to see […]