School board holding work session

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board will hold a public work session Oct. 23 regarding building a career and technical institute, according to Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. School officials invited community members to a meeting Wednesday to discuss the need for a vocational institute. “The purpose of the meeting was to talk to a large […]

Fresh Faces: New police officers must learn ropes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Officer Johnny Zamora uses his computer and radio Thursday to search for information. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department has had an infusion of youth with the hiring of eight officers 24 and younger, three of whom are attending the police academy. New officers […]

Career Expo deemed success

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Caroline Holman of Clovis talks with Ron Appling, left, and Dave Richmond, center, of Wayland Baptist University on Saturday during the Career Expo at the Clovis Civic Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Despite a lower than expected turnout, employers, job seekers and organizers called this weekend’s Career Expo at […]

County has history of stardom

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of Curry County residents had a small taste of fame when the movie “Believe in Me” was filmed in the area in October 2004. More than 600 locals were used as extras for crowd scenes and about 20 landed small speaking roles, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]

Dual school program debuts

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Lura Zamora, left, a fourth-semester nursing student, demonstrates how to dress a wound to Yucca Junior High School ninth-graders Sashia Kimberly, center, and Madison Robbins at Clovis Community College on Thursday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Apprentice-style education is making a comeback. Through a Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis […]

Singing legend Hank Williams remembered on stage

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Kenny Maines said in researching and preparing for his role as country music legend Hank Williams he learned a great deal about Williams’ impact on country music. Maines is star of a two-hour musical filled with humor and darkness that portrays Williams through his rise from his early days to […]

Cannon captain remembered in service

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Perneatha Evans, the wife of Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr., weeps during a memorial service Friday afternoon at the Cannon Air Force Base Chapel. Evans died Dec. 3 in a helicopter crash in Iraq. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr. wasn’t smiling, you knew something was […]

Zias improve to 3-0; face West Texas A&M tonight

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Heather Brown scored 16 points and moved into 11th place on the school’s career scoring list and the Zias stayed unbeaten by beating Adams State 68-36 on Friday in the Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M. Sophomore guard Laura Vote hit four […]

Enlisted promotion pace levels out

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Career enlisted members in the Air Force and Navy have drawn surprisingly near to their Army and Marine Corps peers in speed of advancement to higher grades and higher pay. Enlisted promotion data gathered from the four services under the Defense Department show some remarkable changes from fiscal 2000 to […]

Lady Chaps defeat Zias in four games

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Mike Maguire’s 20-year tenure as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach went out quietly on Tuesday night. The Zias finished the season on a 15-match losing streak, falling to Lubbock Christian 30-14, 30-20, 29-31, 30-19. The Lady Chaps (18-19) jumped in front early in each of the three games they won […]

Oct. 17, 2006 Business Digest

Career workshop coming Friday to CCC A workshop for individuals interested in exploring career options will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Clovis Community College, according to a United Way of Eastern New Mexico news release. The Career Exploration and Transition Workshop will use advanced techniques to help participants select career pathways that will lead […]

Former patrolman acheives goal as chief

Dan Blair started his tenure as chief of the Clovis Police Department Saturday, taking the reins over from the retiring Bill Carey. Blair has never worked for another law enforcement agency, spending all 21 years with the CPD. He spent most of his years working with the department’s Special Response Team, and has since risen […]

Q & A: Lance Pyle’s days packed with challenges

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Lance Pyle was elected mayor of Melrose in March and is assistant Curry County manager, responsible for the indigent health care functions, human resources and risk management. Born in Muleshoe, he earned an associate’s degree at Clovis Community College and bachelor’s at Eastern New Mexico University. He was appointed […]

Career grocer takes reins of commissary

By Tom Philpott: Military Update After 140 years, the tradition of a career military officer being in charge of commissary stores, and how groceries are stocked and sold on base, is over. Patrick B. Nixon, a career grocer and a senior civilian executive of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) since its formation 15 years ago, […]

Lid kept on thespian career

By Bob Huber: Guest Columist Today’s lesson is “Hollywood,” and what can be done about it. Of course, any mention of Hollywood always takes me back to my own thespian career —a fleeting moment when I won my black belt in high drama and joined ranks with such epic performers as Larry, Moe and Curly. […]

Fighter wing has history with Cannon

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleTech Sgt. James Elmore hopes he will remain at Cannon Air Force Base after the 27th Fighter Wing is decommissioned. Elmore is the wing’s historian. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer The sleeves of his stiffly starched camouflage uniform are adorned with two stripes. The navy blue double lines identify Coty […]

5/14 Artist of the month

Burch Wanda Burch has been selected as the artist of the month for May at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Her paintings are on display in May during regular library hours. According to Burch, her early life provided a stong foundation for her fine art career. She grew up on a farm west of Clovis, and […]

Pizzitola, Sonya

Sonya Eubank Pizzitola, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Houston. Born Aug. 22, 1935, in Breckenridge, Texas, to Ross and Velma Eubank, she was raised in Clovis and moved to Houston in 1956. After raising her children, she began a career in residential real estate. An art enthusiast, she was a very talented artist, […]

Former ENMU standout cherishes college days

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Former Eastern New Mexico University football standout Michael Sinclair played 12 seasons in the NFL. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Former Eastern New Mexico University football player Michael Sinclair had his No. 72 jersey retired by the school during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s basketball game. Sinclair played at […]

EDUCATION FEATURE: Class teaches career skills

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Marshall Junior High School freshman Kyree McField will work at the Rib Crib restaurant this summer. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer By Marlena Hartz CNJ STAFF WRITER marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com For years, Keith Ingram has tried to impart his students with the career skills they need to survive in the workplace. […]