Nature of war affects medal count

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The changed nature of war — not command indifference or bureaucratic inertia as some critics allege — is likely the reason why only two Medals of Honor have been awarded to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Marine Corps officer told lawmakers last Wednesday. With remotely detonated bombs […]

ENMU receives broadcast grant

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]

Graduations 7/9

Megan Chisum Megan Chisum of Albuquerque was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. She is the daughter of Rex and Kim Chisum of Clovis. Ryan Hernandez Ryan J. Hernandez of Clovis was awarded an M.D. in Medicine from Boston University in Boston in […]

Reporter’s notebook: High Plains Soccer wins Hyundai

Portales resident Robert W. Pierce is getting a kick out of driving a brand new Hyundai Santa Fe. Pierce, regional referee coordinator for the American Youth Soccer Organization, is one of several board members who was awarded the use of the sport utility vehicle. Region 319 High Plains Soccer was the winner of a contest […]

2/12 honors

Daniele Baughman was awarded a master of occupational therapy degree Dec. 17 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She was awarded the degree after she completed her clinical fieldwork experiences at Advance Therapy Services in Fort Worth, Texas, and in Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Four Clovis students wee named to the South […]

1/31 Business digest

Plateau completes fiber installation Plateau Telecommunications of Clovis recently completed the installation of its latest fiber technology, according to a company press release. Jeff Moore, the company’s chief operating officer, said the company invested more than $5 million to bury fiber optic cable in the main business corridors of Clovis. He said the installation will […]

More than $1.4 million awarded for health care

CNJ Staff U.S. Senator Pete Domenici on Monday announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $1.4 million to La Casa de Buena Salud, Inc. to support health care services for uninsured New Mexicans in four southeast counties, according to a press release from the senator’s office. La Casa de […]

Marez, Joe R.

Joe R. Marez Services have been held. Joe R. Marez died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, of complications from a heart attack. He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Encino. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 16 and fought in the Korean War. He was wounded in the Battle of Chipyong-Ni and was given […]

Scholarships 2/5

The Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded approximately $7,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in courses relating to the medical field. Those receiving scholarships ranging from $300 to $500 for the spring semester are: Clovis Community College: La Wanda Chin, Jorge Cruz, Amy Draper, Caroline Gallegos, Nichole Rhodes, Codie Sotelo and Russell Whitehead; Eastern […]

Winners of MLK contest announced

By Jack King Seven Clovis students have won prizes for posters, essays and speeches in a contest connected to the observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday Jan. 19. Winners were announced at their schools Monday. Each won a $50 savings bond or a plaque, depending on the contest in which they participated. The observance is […]

Clovis teacher awarded PNM grant

CNJ Staff PNM awarded $1,000 to provide a Clovis teacher with additional tools for teaching about water use in New Mexico, according to a news release. The program funded was “A Report Card on Green Acres,” proposed by Terry Pipkin of Highland Elementary School. Students will investigate Green Acres, a collection spot for the community’s […]