Lt. Gov. Denish to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

Relay for Life kicking off

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Colorful balloons, candles and a gender-bending beauty pageant are just a few of the activities planned during the American Cancer Society’s 11th annual Relay for Life. Hundreds are expected to walk overnight Friday and Saturday at Ned Houk Park to raise funds for cancer research, education and patient support, […]

Ground broken for events center

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Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, takes part in a calf-roping contest during the groundbreaking for the Special Events Center Saturday at Curry County Fairgrounds. Harden did rope the mechanical calf for a score. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Elected officials from the state and county gathered Saturday at the Curry County […]

4-9 Engagements

Cain/Peabody Randy and Elaine Cain of Pleasant Hill announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelsi Cain, of Lubbock, to Mark Peabody, also of Lubbock, son of Jim and Libby Peabody, of Pleasant Hill. The couple will exchange vows on May 27 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a reception […]

4-2 Engagements

McCasland/Layton Lisa Jo McCasland and Ellis McCasland, of Clovis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carli Jordon McCasland of Lubbock, to Lance Eric Layton, also of Lubbock, son of Keith and Julie Layton, of Sudan, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 24 at the home of Layne and Shelly Norris and a reception will […]

3-12 Wedding

Chancy/Foskey Stephni Chancy and Addison Foskey, both of Clovis, were married Jan. 26 at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nev. The double-ring ceremony was performed in the presence of 22 close family members. The bride is the daughter of Kim and Charlie Roberts and Steve and Michele Chancy, all of Clovis. […]

Engagements: Dickerman-Bright (11/13 week)

Scott and Bett Dickerman of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Dustie Dickerman, to Seth Bright, son of Gary and Gennifer Bright of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Melrose. Reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is […]

More than 400 seniors graduate at CHS

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Clovis High School senior Nathan Cordova, center, hugs fellow seniors Abril Rosas, left, and Amber Thompson after Saturday’s Clovis High School Commencement ceremony at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Graduation was old mortarboard for Kathy Adams, who watched her third of four children graduate Saturday during Clovis […]

Cultural performance draws crowds to street

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Bella Vista fifth-grader Colleen Campos performs the Folkorico dance “Las Perlitas” during the second annual Brickroad to Cultural Friendship Saturday on Main Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The sidewalks along Main Street were bulging with onlookers Saturday as students from 13 Clovis elementary school sashayed, twisted, and spun across […]

Crystal-clear love

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By David Irvin, CNJ staff writer Meredith Wavey Bender took great care not to tear the paper wrapped around each of her gifts as she opened them at her retirement ceremony Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. After nearly 42 years of civil service at the air base in the 27th Medical Group, her actions […]

12/5 Birth, Birthday, Engagements and Wedding

Birth Moehrig Adam and Shante Moehrig of Floresville, Texas are the parents of a 7-pound, 6-ounce boy born July 9, 2004 at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Nathan Cade Moehrig has one brother, Deron James. Grandparents are Rich and Connie Burger of Floresville and Richard and Vickie Moehrig of La Vernia, Texas. […]

Clovis cadets earn nation’s highest ranking

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Members of the Clovis High School Junior ROTC Color Guard retire the colors during their commander’s call Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School Air Force JROTC has been named a distinguished unit. That’s the highest-ranking given by the JROTC program nationwide. It means […]

Clovis grad draws guard duty for escorting of Reagan’s body.

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ STAFF WRITER A Clovis High School graduate and U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard member stood guard as former President Ronald Reagan’s flag-draped casket was escorted from California to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Brian Wanzor guarded the Boeing 747 used to transport Reagan’s body from Point Mugu, Calif., for national memorial services to […]

Soaring to new heights

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A warning system on Capt. Christina Hooper’s F-16 fighter jet was destroyed by a lightning strike in the first few days of the Iraq war. Courtesy photo. By David Arkin: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Christina Hopper has weathered some storms in her life. One of them — when lightning struck the F-16 fighter jet she was flying […]

Ceremony honors local veterans

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By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ News Journal As nearly 300 people gathered outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library for a Memorial Day ceremony dedicating Curry County’s new veterans memorial, several family members of deceased veterans being honored enjoyed a reunion after spending years apart. Tommy Hohstadt said he was surprised to see Nancy Young Wright when […]

Texas cemetery opens for American Indians

Don McAlavy: Local columnist MORTON, Texas — This story began in the late 1950s when a wooden box containing human bones was found in the old Cochran County Museum in Morton. Morton is about 30 miles south of Muleshoe. The box was labeled “Indian bones — part of skeleton found in southern Cochran County.” Maxine […]

New boss to take command today

By Darrell Todd Maurina Cannon Air Force Base personnel will mark a transition between commanders with a change of command ceremony at 3 p.m. today. The incoming commander, Col. John Posner, was most recently stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. The next assignment for the outgoing commander, Col. Robert Yates, will be to […]

City officials sworn in

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From left, Randal Crowder, Lunell H. Winton, David Lansford, Fred Van Soelen and Robert Sandoval sign their oaths of office. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. By Jack King Two new City Commissioners, two incumbents and Mayor David Lansford took the oath of office Monday in a brief ceremony in the North Annex of Clovis-Carver Public […]

Cheese plant to boost state dairy industry

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In this aerial photo of the future Southwest Cheese plant location south of Clovis, dignitaries speak to a crowd of about 200 people Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jack King With construction begun on a 54-acre, $190 million cheese plant, Curry County is poised to become a power in the cheese-making world, Gov. […]

Cheesy does it

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Crews move dirt at the site of the Southwest Cheese Plant Jan. 30 south of Clovis, located near the intersection of Curry County Roads 4 and K. Groundbreaking is at 2:30 p.m. today. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Gov. Bill Richardson, city and county officials and company officers will attend a groundbreaking […]