Police Blotter 3/24

Staff at a Clovis alternative school called police about 6:30 p.m. March 17 to report that five females left on foot and had not been seen since 5:45 p.m. Police took down the names and descriptions of the five girls, aged 13 through 17, and filed a missing persons report. • • • About 3:15 a.m. Thursday, […]

Birthday 3/21 – Davis

Davis Ruby Davis of Clovis celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 27, 2004, in Roswell. She was born on Feb. 27, 1914, in St. Joseph, Mo. She has three children; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. The reception was hosted by her son, Harold Dean (and wife, Sue) of Roswell and attended by many.

Anniversaries 3/21 – Smith, Crook

Smith Don and Herma Loy Smith of Brenham, Texas, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2004, at Volare’s Restaurant in Brenham, Texas. The celebration is hosted by their children, Lisa Smith and Shay Ballew. The couple was married on March 30, 1964, in Portales. They have four children; and seven grandchildren. He […]

April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Jack King In Curry County, 450 children a year suffer some form of abuse or neglect, according to the Ninth Judicial District’s Family and Children’s Court Services. The abuse can range from lack of food, decent clothing and shelter to physical and sexual victimization, said Marsha Gilliland, executive director of CASA, the Court Appointed […]

Anniversaries 3/14 – Collins

Collins Dwain and Pauline Collins of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in April with a trip to Nashville, Tenn. The trip to Nashville is hosted by their children and grandchildren, Bruce and Julie Collins, Alex Collins and Matthew Collins, all of Pampa, Texas, Harold and Susan Collins, Taryn Collins and Alyssa Collins, all […]

God can identify his children

By Curtis Shelburne GOD CAN IDENTIFY HIS CHILDREN During one of the more famous battles ever fought, the World War II “Battle of the Bulge,” the Germans made use of a battalion of men under the command of Major Otto Skorzeny, “the most daring commando in the German army.” According to author Stephen Ambrose in […]

Free gun locks can put the safety on

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David Cresap of Crosshair Gun Shop discusses gun safety and how to install cable-style gun locks at his store Monday. CNJ staff photo: Jack King. By Darrell Todd Maurina Three Curry County law enforcement agencies will receive free gun locks today from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The agencies will then offer them for distribution […]

Police Blotter 3/5

A mobile home park manager called police at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27 regarding criminal damage to the office window. Police observed a hole consistent with a BB that shattered the tempered glass window without passing through the window pane, causing an estimated $350 damage. • • • Police responded to a stolen vehicle report about […]

Movie ignites ‘Passion’ in Clovis

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Some responses: “While I haven’t had the opportunity to view this epic yet, I think the question on everyone’s mind as a result of the movie is ‘Who killed Jesus?’ “If you type this phrase into the […]

Anniversaries 2/29 – Romero, Sandoval

Romero Eddie and Darlene Romero of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24, 2004, with a family celebration. The couple was married on Feb. 24, 1979, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is employed with Nick Griego Construction. She is a housewife. Sandoval Lucio and Mary Ann Sandoval of […]

It takes passion to gamble on a make-or-break film

By Tom DiFrancesca III The death of passion, or so it appears; mediocrity seems to be overtaking society. Now, when someone does something with passion that is intended for the positive, he’s criticized, insulted, and slandered. It seems like most folks these days aren’t passionate about anything — not even their work, and that used […]

Readers feel teachers are shortchanged

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if public schoolteachers are being paid enough. Some responses: “Inadequate teacher salaries has been a national disgrace for more than two centuries. I attended a one-room school house in rural Kansas for six years, and the schoolmarm taught all eight grades, plus music, and was […]

‘The Passion of the Christ’ heads to Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to a group of anonymous donors, Mel Gibson’s new film, “The Passion of the Christ,” will be coming to Clovis on the film’s Feb. 25 opening day, which is Ash Wednesday on the church calendar. According to the movie’s promotional material, the film is a graphic presentation of the last […]

Bradburn named Pintores’ March artist of the month

Anita Lucille Fulton Bradburn has been selected as the Pintores Artist of the month for March. She was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colo. She married George Bradburn in 1948 and they moved to Clovis and attended Eastern New Mexico University. They have four children and six grandchildren. She was interested in art from […]

Birthday celebrations 2/22

Luckett Nina Luckett of Clovis celebrated her 102nd birthday on Feb. 12, 2004. She enjoyed all the phone calls she received and cards and letters. She was born on Feb. 12, 1902, in Fort Scott, Kan. She has four children; and numerous grandchildren. Collins Ara Jordan Byrd Collins of Clovis celebrated her 90th birthday on […]

Help children keep their healthy teeth

By Carol Hisel: Guest Columnist February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. In 2000, the Surgeon General of the United States published a report stating that childhood dental disease is of epidemic proportions in the nation. This is a tragedy that will affect many children into adulthood. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. By […]

Birthday 2/15

Sandoval Carmelita Sandoval of Clovis celebrated her 97th birthday on Feb. 10, 2004. The celebration was hosted by her children, Virginia (and husband, Manuel) Quintana of Clovis, Rita Romero (Levy) of Albuquerque, Pauline Nino (Benny) of Amarillo, Carmen Rael (Severo) of Clovis, Manuel Sandoval (Tina) of Albuquerque and Trennie Lucero and Lorrie Sandoval, both of […]

Anniversaries 2/15

Snipes Bernie and Bertie Snipes of Clovis will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2004, at the West 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married on Feb. 14, 1964, in Clovis. They have three children; and […]

Blue jeans appropriate for teaching

Letters to the Editor I am a former Clovis resident who still has close ties with the community, I want to comment on the directive from school Superintendent Neil Nuttall prohibiting teachers from wearing blue jeans. Large professional corporations have long recognized jeans as appropriate business casual attire. Think Steve Jobs (Apple Computer) and Michael […]

Aniversaries 2/8

McCormick Van and Betty McCormick of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 until 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2004, at the Texico Community Center, 215 North Griffin. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Eddy McCormick of Clovis, Vanna Blackerby of Lexington Park, Md., and Veta McCrain of Greeley, Colo. The […]