Free at the fair

Editor David Stevens has compiled a list of “stuff you can get for free at the Roosevelt County Fair.”

July 6, 2008 Weddings

Roberts-Verble Beth Anne Roberts of Mesquite, Texas and Terry W. Verble of Clovis were joined in marriage June 7, 2008, in Wills Point, Texas. The Rev. David Griffin performed the garden ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Dale Roberts of Wills Point, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Chris Verble and […]

Chairman touts Ute water project

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford told city commissioners that a project proposing to build a pipeline from the Ute Reservoir to eight eastern New Mexico entities needs to be constructed, with or without federal funding. Lansford, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman, was responding to a question […]

April 27, 2008 Engagements

Stephens-BishopDwayne and Darlene Stephens of Georgetown, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Holly Stephens to Jeremy David Bishop, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Dave and Charla Bishop of Ruidoso. The couple will be married July 26, 2008 at Caesar’s

Political gains will pave way for exit strategy

Freedom New Mexico Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker were impressive in Tuesday’s hearings regarding the current situation in Iraq, a year-plus into the “surge” and a few months into the inevitable drawdown of the additional troops provided by the surge. Their sober demeanor, stressing not only the reality but the fragility and reversibility […]

Best bet for a burger is …

Editor David Stevens asked readers to recommend the best place to get a hamburger around here.

Booted out of church?

Ever been kicked out of a church? Then you’re probably not as bad as Editor David Stevens.

Editor has opinions

Editor David Stevens has a few final thoughts on the mayor’s race: Falling, with style

Mayor of change

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Lansford announced in November he would not seek a fourth term as Clovis mayor. He defeated eight challengers in three elections. By David Stevens: Editor Drainage issues had long plagued Clovis. Nearly every time significant rain fell — even a quarter of an inch — Greene Acres Lake would […]

Clovis holds off Hobbs

Jaden Isler hit three free throws in the final minute as Clovis held on for a 74-73 win over Hobbs on Saturday in the boys District 4-5A tournament championship game. Clovis beat Hobbs for the second time in three meetings in a matchup between the state’s top two ranked teams in 5A. As district champions, […]

Lady Cats advance to 4-5A title game

Antiesha Brown scored 15 points and Jasmine McDonald added 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Clovis girls beat Carlsbad 66-34 in a District 4-5A tournament semifinal game Thursday at Rock Staubus Gym. With the win, the Lady Wildcats advance to Saturday’s 4-5A tournament title game at Hobbs. Dave Wagner’s game report will be posted […]

Remember who finished second?

Mayor trivia: Who finished second in the mayor’s race the first time David Lansford was elected in 1996? Answer: Clovis Realtor Gayla Brumfield. Lansford received 2,683 votes. Brumfield had 1,343. Three other candidates had 974 votes between them. • • • Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? […]

A kiss from Jezika

Who inspires you? Doug McGregor has an example for us all: “Right now I am getting a lot of inspiration from my granddaughter Jezika Freeman,” he wrote in an e-mail. Jezika was recently involved in a car wreck in Portales in which her husband was killed and she suffered severe brain trauma. “Every day we […]

Always a competitor

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his brother Mark had to say: “My earliest memories of David are that he has always been a fierce competitor. It did not matter what the situation was, he wanted to […]

The mayor was a mower

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his mother, Roberta, had to say: “Our David began his first job by mowing lawns. He and his brother would ride their bikes over to Mrs. Travis’ home and together they […]

She appreciates more than the music learned

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Darlene Cunningham’s response: “Music has always been precious to me. Probably my favorite music teacher was my music teacher in high school. Her name is Robin Pederson. She always had time to […]

Letter from jail

Editor David Stevens has received a letter from jail. See what he has to say about it: Falling, With Style

Newest blogger does sports

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • We’re beginning to compile content […]

Time to celebrate

Clovis Christian School will be celebrating its new building at 2000 Humphrey with a ribbon cutting on Friday. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. • • • Roger Clemens, his former trainer and steroids are dominating the sports-page headlines today. Here’s a news flash: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Baseball spring training update […]

Baseball’s back

Roger Clemens, his former trainer and steroids are dominating the sports-page headlines today. Here’s a news flash: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Baseball spring training update • • • We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and […]