Charity light, music show offered

CNJ staff A Christmas music and lights show for charity will be a nightly feature at a Clovis residence. The 7-9 p.m. show, which features 7,000 lights, will be at 1024 Jeanie Dr. through Christmas evening. Music, broadcast through 107.7 FM, includes Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, The Boston Pops, The Carpenters, Harry Connick Jr., and […]

Local Roundup: Two convicted of armed robbery

CNJ staff Two Texas men were convicted by a Curry County jury Thursday of armed robbery, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Gregory Boston, 24, and Donald Davis, 20, were found guilty of the July robbery of two Kelley’s Bar & Grill patrons, the release said. The men approached two patrons […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens

Generosity makes Rockies top pick

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With Tom Brady throwing touchdown after touchdown for my fantasy football team and Kevin Garnett lacing them up for the Boston Celtics, I’m really happy with the way Boston sports are going. However, I can’t go for baseball’s Boston participant. Nothing against the Red Sox, but I’m rooting for […]

CCC vice president runs in Boston Marathon

CNJ staff BOSTON — Becky Rowley, executive vice president of Clovis Community College, was among the thousands of runners who competed in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Rowley, competing in the 40-49 age division, posted a time of three hours, 45 minutes, 36 seconds over the famous 26-mile, 384-yard route to place her 470th in a field […]

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 […]

Birdsong, Nilen E. “Bird”

Nilen Ellis “Bird” Birdsong, 73, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Hooks, Texas, to Fred and Beaula Triple Birdsong. He married Setsuko “Miko” Tomikawa Sept. 21, 1960, in Okinawa. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973 as a tech sergeant. […]

Clovis student sees future in forensics

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It began as bonding time — a chance for a single mother to spend time with her teenage daughter. But now it has blossomed into a potential career. In July, Gattis Junior High School graduate Amanda Leslie will spend 10 days at Boston’s Bentley College, studying forensics, an interest […]

Marshall coach setting sights on Boston Marathon

CNJ staff Although Marshall Junior High coach and teacher Jason Hennessy has completed only two marathon races, the 24-year-old Albuquerque native is on track in his desire to qualify for next year’s Boston Marathon. Hennessy ran in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Saturday in San Diego, finishing 583rd overall out of 20,410 runners with […]

‘Boston Legal’ equals Boston unjust

By Tibor Machan Having been a fan of courtroom dramas since my early childhood — I read 45 Perry Mason novels before I left Hungary at age 14 — I have a hard time denying myself the pleasures of a good legal squabble. So, I have watched TV’s “Law & Order” since it started and […]

Independence Day date is inaccurate

Jim Lee: Guest Columnist Happy Fourth of July or, more accurately, happy Independence Day. This is one of only two holidays that come to mind commonly called the date it occurs rather than the event it commemorates. The other is, of course, Cinco de Mayo. How often do any of us refer to Independence Day? […]