Churches ready for communitywide service

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CNJ photo: Tony Bullocks The Rev. Margot Thompson from Trinity United Methodist Church is one of seven area pastors chosen to speak about the last seven statements of Jesus on the cross at tonight’s Good Friday community service. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Area pastors will join together tonight to take listeners on a […]

Defense tactics irk judge

Sharna Johnson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was the brunt of defense ire and sarcasm on Wednesday, accused of a botched and careless investigation in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II. Under cross-examination, OSI Agent Thad Payne took a verbal […]

Education Feature: State student testing revamped

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Education Department is remodeling standardized tests for high school students designed to map out their academic lives after graduation. State education officials say the tests will follow the progress of individual students, instead of comparing the progress of an entire class. Clovis school officials are […]

American Red Cross

Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for its disaster action team (training provided), office/administrative volunteers, and health and safety volunteers (training provided). Nicole Thompson, 763-4129 or thompsonn@usa.redcross.org

Local Roundup: Train strikes flatbed trailer

CNJ staff An eastbound train struck a flatbed trailer at the intersection of U.S. 84 and the New Mexico/Texas state line Friday night, police said. Emily Patterson of the Farwell Police Department said the accident occurred at 10:20 p.m. CST. The driver of a commercial pickup truck pulling a 35- to 40-foot trailer carrying heavy […]

Fire danger up during cold months

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo An apartment building at 1000 S. Oak St. caught on fire around 8 a.m. Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A half-dozen fires have displaced Curry County residents from their homes since Thanksgiving weekend, according to a local Red Cross official. It’s a reminder to think fire safety during […]

Nov. 4 Engagments

Cross, Waggoner Nora Cross of Clovis and Keith Cross of San Jose, Calif., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alexis Cross, of Clovis to Bryan Waggoner, of Clovis. He is the son of Mike and Roberta Waggoner of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 22, 2009, at the Sunken Gardens. The […]

Lelei places 7th in LSC cross country meet

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 25 minutes, 56.42 seconds over eight kilometers Saturday to place seventh in men’s competition in the Lone Star Conference cross country meet, hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce. ENMU finished fifth out of nine teams with 124 points. The ENMU women, led by a 28th-place […]

Ex-CHS runner Appelman leads East Central

CNJ staff FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former Clovis High runner Matt Appelman led East Central’s men to a 20th-place team finish out of 35 schools in the 19th annual Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet on Saturday, hosted by the University of Arkansas. Appelman posted a time of 32 minutes, 30.4 seconds over 10 kilometers for […]

Team helps youths find right paths

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School cheerleader Ashley Southard and football player Isaac Edwards give high fives to Sandia Elementary students Wednesday following a presentation on staying in school. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The newly formed Curry County Youth Resources Team is taking a holistic approach to addressing youth problems. Comprised […]

Hounds finish second in Angelo meet

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior Nimrod Lelei finished third in a field of 50 runners, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a second-place finish in Angelo State’s Blue & Gold cross country meet on Tuesday. Lelei completed the five-mile course in a time of 27 minutes, 25 seconds, […]

ENMU cross country squads fifth, sixth

CNJ Staff LUBBOCK — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team placed fifth out of eight teams while the women were sixth out of 10 in Friday’s Jackrabbit Open, hosted by Texas Tech. Tech swept both team titles, finishing with 35 points in men’s competition to 55 for runnerup South Plains and 29 […]

Lelei leads Hound harriers at UNM

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Nimrod Lelei finished 23rd in a field of 84 runners Saturday, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish in the Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei’s time was 27 minutes, 47 seconds over eight kilometers as […]

Aug. 15, 1943

Farmers were reported to be happy when they received word that 600 wheat parity checks totaling $80,503.25 had been issued. … J.C. Penney was advertising back-to-school specials. … And Bonnie Cross, an administrative assistant, was born in Clovis.

Parents must answer for students’ absences

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Assistant District Attorney Ben Cross examines a truancy file on a local junior high school. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers It will take five unexcused absences to get Junior on the radar. Ten will have Mom and Dad meeting with Assistant District Attorney Ben Cross and others in law enforcement. […]

Mental capacity focus of testimony

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The defense team for Stanley Bedford finished its mitigation argument Monday, as jurors heard a long day of testimony from family members and a psychiatrist on Bedford’s past and still undecided future. The jury convicted Bedford, 43, nearly two weeks ago of murder, kidnapping and other charges in […]

June 15, 1917

Mandell’s department store offered “the most your money can buy, whatever the price.” … The Sanitary Barber Shop in Clovis offered baths. … The Red Cross, “the worthiest, holiest charity of all time,” was asking for the “support of the people of Clovis.” … An auction featuring 43 cattle was scheduled June 27 at the […]

April 16, 1953

The annual Red Cross fund drive had collected $9,392.63. Officials were hoping to beat the record of $10,017.77 set in 1949. They’d already passed the previous year’s total of $8,961.28. … Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming were starring in Tropic Zone at the Sunshine theater. … Workers were installing 1,566 seats in Clovis’ new junior […]

Thank you letters: Red Cross, volunteers spirit of strength

As chairman of the Zia Advisory Council for the American Red Cross, Zia Service Center, I have the opportunity to witness the strength of the human spirit each day. That’s especially true during this trying period after tornadoes hit Curry and Quay counties. I am proud by how these communities stand together. I see it […]

Tornado assistance

—The Federal Emergency Management Agency and New Mexico Department of Health opened Disaster Recovery Centers Monday at two locations: —Lincoln Jackson Elementary Gymnasium, 206 Alphon St., Clovis. —Logan Senior Center, 103 South Sixth St., Logan. The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week to provide residents an opportunity […]