First person: Local nurse put family before dream

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Jennifer McKinney of Clovis traded her dream of being a physician for having a family. Sixteen years later, she has no regrets. She splits her time between her three children and her home health patients as a nurse for Plains Regional Medical Center. McKinney […]

Come see Mexico’s most popular award winning export!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this special cultural event is the final performance of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Founded in […]

Nurse hoping to raise awareness with cancer education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Adams changes a bag of medicine for one of her patients at Plains Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After years helping cancer patients, an award-winning nurse is planning ways to educate people about cancer at next month’s Relay for Life cancer-research fundraiser. Kim […]

KCLV Radio to award Character Counts! Scholarship

March 11, 2009—KCLV Radio is partnering with the New Mexico Broadcaster’s Foundation to award the Pete V. Domenici Character Counts! Scholarship.

EEI honors Xcel Energy with ‘Emergency Assistance Award’ for outage restoration help

The Edison Electric Institute today honored Xcel Energy with the association’s “Emergency Assistance Award” for outstanding efforts to assist fellow utilities in restoring electricity during 2008. The award is presented annually to U.S. and foreign-based member companies to recognize outstanding efforts in restoring electric service that has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other […]

Sunland wins marketing award

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Sunland Inc. employee Carmen Manquero watches jars being filled with peanut butter at the plant Tuesday. Sunland is New Mexico’s 2008 Agriculture Marketer. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Working for peanuts has earned a Portales company top honors. Peanut processor Sunland Inc. is the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s […]

School foundation to consider grant proposals

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation is preparing to award its first round of teacher grants for the 2008-2009 school year. The foundation’s board of directors will hear the grant subcommittee’s presentation Nov. 11. Clovis schools superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, who holds the position of secretary on the board, said the […]

Nov. 4 Business Digest

PRMC administrator receives nursing excellence award A clinical coordinator at Plains Regional Medical Center received an award Oct. 25 from the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence, according to a press release from PRMC.Kim Adams received the ambulatory nursing award, which is one of 24 awards given at the 2008 Nursing Excellence Awards in Albuquerque. […]

Sept. 18, 2008 Education Digest

Energy manager recognized for energy saving measures Clovis Municipal Schools District Energy Manager Mike Thomson was honored Wednesday as the 2008 Energy Manager of the Year Award. The award was given the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers. Joel Shirley of CMS said that Thomson has saved the district $880,000 in energy costs over the […]

Sept. 9, 2008 Business Digest

Clovis native wins entrepreneurial award Clovis native and New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network Director Roy Miller received the PNM Entrepreneurial Advocate Award for his support of minority- and women-owned businesses, according to a network press release. The award is a joint effort of the Public Service Co. of New Mexico and the Women’s […]

Sept. 2, 2008 Business Digest

Clovis native receives advocate award Clovis native J. Roy Miller, State Director of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center network, has received an Entrepreneurial Advocate award for his support to women-owned and minority-owned businesses, and has been included as a “Power Broker” in the New Mexico Business Weekly’s annual Power Book edition to be […]

July 29, 2008 Business Digest

Alltech waiting on permits to build Clovis facility An international animal food supplement producer is waiting on state permits to begin construction of its Clovis facility, according to spokeswoman Laura Hadley. Officials announced in August 2007 plans to build a Clovis site in the fall. Hadley said the permitting process has delayed the project. Alltech […]

July 15, 2008 Business Digest

Clovis Suddenlink Center receives safety award The Clovis Suddenlink Communications Center was one of 73 Suddenlink systems that received the Gold Safety award Friday from the Society of Telecommunications engineers, according to a news release from Suddenlink Communications. Gold-level awards are given to operators with incident rates 50 percent below the industry’s national rate or […]

Commissioners approve pay increase for county manager

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Commissioners and Curry County administrators toured the Special Events Center Tuesday morning after the county commission meeting. Work on the center is about 85 percent complete according to project supervisor Randy Kamradt. By CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners decided to award County Manager Lance Pyle a $14,500 […]

June 19, 2008 Education Digest

CHS swim coach receives award Vincent de Maio will be honored Tuesday during the Clovis Municipal School Board Meeting with the New Mexico School Board Association’s Excellence for Student Achievement Award, according to a press release. De Maio has been Clovis High School’s swimming coach since 2004.

May 25, 2008 Honors

Altrusa Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis received the Distinguished Club Award at the District 10 Conference held May 1-3 in Clovis. The Distinguished Club award recognizes a club’s activity and productivity at every level of program involvement. Mary Weigl, vice president said some of the programs local Altrusans were involved in are “First Time Mothers,” […]

ENMU to graduate 355 students

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University will award 355 college diplomas during Saturday’s 110th annual commencement. Jose Mike Jimenez of Roswell will receive his master’s degree in English following a first career as an insurance adjuster and a 20-year hiatus from any kind of classroom. “The Eastern experience here was incredible. […]

April 22, 2008 Business Digest

Music Festival award runner-up The Clovis Music Festival was the runner-up April 17 for a 2007 Tourism Industry Association Recognition Award, according to a Tourism Association of New Mexico news release. The festival came in second to Carlsbad’s Christmas on the Pecos in the Outstanding Event category. High Plains Harley honored Clovis’ High Plains Harley-Davidson […]

Sandia teacher chosen for award

By CNJ staff Jimmy Marez of Clovis, a student teacher at Sandia Elementary School, was named Student Teacher of the Year in the state’s southern district by the New Mexico Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Marez, 43, is currently an undergraduate at Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus and is studying elementary education and was […]

Freedom New Mexico receives honors

By CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal picked up 15 awards Saturday, including the top two prizes, at the 98th annual Panhandle Press Association’s convention in Amarillo. The staff earned the General Excellence award overall in the Division II category for larger newspapers. CNJ also picked up the Community Service award and its $250 cash […]