For love and community

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George Lees and Millie Goslin’s relationship has flourished since meeting through AARP. The couple received the state’s AARP Andrus Award as a pair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer It all started with a prescription drug forum in Portales. As liaison to the state office for the non-profit organization AARP, George […]

Cannon wins installation excellence award

By David Irvin: CNJ staff reporter Cannon Air Force Base is this year’s recipient of the Commander-in-Chief’s 2005 Installation Excellence Award for Air Combat Command, according to a Cannon press release. The award recognizes efforts of airmen at Department of Defense installations who have most efficiently used their resources to support the mission, the release […]

Clovis CPR instructor wins Heartsaver Award

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Denise Baldwin of Roswell teaches CPR classes three times a week in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Denise Baldwin lost both of her parents to cardiac arrest — each time no one performed CPR. “They just stood there,” Baldwin said. Baldwin — who had taught CPR at the Red […]

Clovis professionals earn state honor

CNJ staff Two Clovis community leaders were honored at the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award annual dinner on Thursday in Albuquerque. David Briseno, principal of La Casita Elementary, and Ken Huey Jr., chief financial officer of AccessBank in Clovis, were among 15 honored statewide. The NMDPSA recognizes New Mexicans for their “outstanding contribution to […]

AccessBank CFO earns honor

By Tova Fruchtman Ken Huey Jr., chief financial officer of AccessBank in Clovis, was surprised to open a recent letter stating he would receive the 2004 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award (NMDPSA). “I didn’t know (I was nominated), but it’s great. It’s nice to see the good things that you do are appreciated,” […]

8/15/04 Honors

Guillermo Chrisalbeth J. Guillermo is a recipient of the fourth annual Scholarship for Military Children Program awarded at Cannon Air Force Base Commissary. This scholarship was initiated in 2000 to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors or college-enrolled students. Guillermo is the daughter of Alpha and Cris Guillermo of Vallejo, Calif., and is enrolled […]

Junior ROTC wins distinguished award

Reporter’s Notebook The junior ROTC unit at Clovis High School has won a distinguished unit citation, according to Col. Philip Frazee, senior aerospace science instructor at the high school. Frazee received the award May 11 at the Clovis Municipal School Board meeting. “This is the highest award the corps can get,” Frazee said. “It’s a […]

Cannon maintainers win top Air Force award

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Air Force Headquarters announced Thursday afternoon that the maintenance group at Cannon Air Force Base has been named the best in the Air Force for the year 2003. The 27th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group includes a number of different units responsible for repairing airplanes and keeping them ready to fly. “I am […]

Shelter-rescued dog earns recognition for heroism

By Jack King, CNJ STAFF WRITER Jenny darted between owner and a rattlesnake. Jenny, a mixed-breed dog who died after shielding a Clovis second-grader from a rattlesnake, has received an international animal heroism award. The Elisabeth Lewyt Award for Heroic and Compassionate Animals, presented to 50 dogs and cats since 1999, is a collaboration of […]

Honors 4/25

United States Achievement Academy The United States Achieve-ment Academy announced that Jarrod Lindsey of Grady has been named a United States National award Winner in mathematics. He attends Grady High School and was nominated for this award by his teacher, Melissa Bone. He is the son Lynn and Brenda Lindsey of Grady. His grandparents are […]

Hero dog nominated for award

Reporter’s Notebook Jenny, a mixed-breed dog adopted from the Clovis Animal Shelter who died saving her master from a rattlesnake, has been nominated for the Elizabeth Lewyt Award for Heroic and Compassionate Animals, said Merrit Clifton, editor of Animal People, a Clinton, Wash.-based animal newspaper. The purpose of the award, presented to 50 animals since […]

Honors 4/11

Program of Academic Exchange Kari Hunt of Clovis has been appointed Community Coord-inator for this region by PAX, Program of Academic Exchange. PAX is a non-profit educational organization which invites international high school students to the United States for an academic homestay. Hunt said, “All PAX students have been carefully screened, speak English, have full […]

Award-winning teacher says newspapers are great instructional tool

By Ryan Lengerich Cameo Elementary third-grade teacher Mary Finifrock de Parez remembers when as a little girl her dad taught her to read the newspaper. “I wanted my students to have the same joy,” she said. “I’ve had a grandmother tell me she wanted to thank me for letting her granddaughter read the newspaper.” Finifrock […]

Clovis mayor to take flight with USAF

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis Mayor David Lansford will take flight on Tuesday, courtesy of the United States Air Force. The mayor’s flight will be in a two-seater F-16 jet normally used for training purposes at Cannon Air Force Base but also used for orientation flights. The most recent mayor to receive an orientation flight […]

Freedom takes first in journalism contest

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — The (Texas) Panhandle Press Association on Saturday awarded the Clovis News Journal its General Excellence award for the third consecutive year. The General Excellence honor is the press association’s top prize, awarded in two circulation categories. The CNJ competed in the largest circulation category. The Clovis paper also won the award […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Scholarship fund gets $1,200 at meeting

A scholarship fund started five years ago in memory of the former owner of High Plains Federal Credit Union received more than $1,200 due to donations and silent auction receipts at the credit union’s annual meeting on Saturday. According to Daniel Lofton, marketing director for the credit union, the Raymond McClain Scholarship is given each […]

No flair, big award

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — They don’t usually wear uniforms. They don’t identify themselves by rank. They don’t allow their photographs to be taken. Most of the time, they’re operating without a lot of public fanfare, and that’s the way they want it. But in February, that veil of anonymity lifted […]

Cannon engineers capture award

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Members of Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Fighter Wing civil engineer squadron install an electrical circuit box while deployed in Kuwait last year. Courtesy Photo By Darrell Todd Maurina Civil engineers from Cannon Air Force Base racked up a long list of combat achievements during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Last month, they picked up a prestigious […]

Allsup family honored for largess

Reporter’s Notebook 2/6 While many individuals made donations of hundreds of dollars to United Way and some people and businesses made donations in the thousands, one family made a far larger contribution and received a special award at Thursday night’s United Way annual award banquet. Lonnie and Barbara Allsup, owners of the Allsup’s chain of […]

Hartley House, namesake win big at banquet

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2004 Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce President Jay Neff holds the rudder from 2003 President Blake Curtis during the passing of the rudder Friday at the 2004 Clovis/Curry Chamber banquet at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Glen Seeber Mary Carol Hartley, a community leader who died Oct. 16, 2003, was still […]