Brass hitting Clovis

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Courtesty photo Dallas Brass is scheduled for two days in Clovis, including a Wednesday concert at Marshall Auditorium and a May 15 concert at Rock Staubus Gymnasium CNJ Staff The Dallas Brass may not resonate far outside of musical circles, but the impact on bands at Clovis Municipal Schools is about to be felt. “If […]

April 3, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. March 26 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a battery report. A man said he was riding his bike on Gary Street when he heard a popping sound and felt a stinging in his […]

First person: Called to serve

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Emily Patterson has been a Farwell police officer for six months. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Emily Patterson bought aviator-style sunglasses and wore them home one day. Her husband laughed at her as soon as he saw her. Emily Patterson, 23, is a police officer in Farwell and does […]

City candidates give points of view

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Selmus Price, president of the Clovis chapter of the NAACP, introduces moderator Dick Smith at the start of a questions and answers forum with the candidates for city office that took place Tuesday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Candidates for Clovis City Commission […]

No job too small if it serves the Lord

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a kid, I always wanted “a job.” I wanted to earn extra money. But in that day and time, unless a person’s family owned a business, there were not too many jobs for 14 and 15 year olds. Today, a teenager in junior high and high school can work […]

Survivor recalls Sept. 11 attack

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Van Walworth of Nashville, Tenn. entertains a crowd Tuesday during a Sept. 11 ceremony at Patriot Outdoors. Walworth sang songs that were inspired by 9/11. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Penny Bailey remembers watching in amazement as firefighters rushed into the Pentagon trying to find survivors of the Sept. […]

It’s their business: Moreno Custom Hats

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Moreno Custom Hats Location: 2411 S. Prince St., U.S. Highway 70 mile marker 439 What they do: Custom-build felt hats in 10, 20, 30 and 100X quality, renovate felt hats, and sell Stetson and Resistol hats. Who’s in charge: Ida Jo Moreno is the owner. How long in […]

‘Man downtown’ deserving of good meal

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Within Clovis’ hundred years of history, some colorful characters have called Clovis home. There was once a man our then-grade school children called the “strange guy.” Many readers will remember this man. The first time we noticed him was at the old Furr’s grocery store at 10th and Main streets. […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats drop heartbreaker

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Clovis High’s Juan Gonzales, left, battles for possession of the ball with Carlsbad’s Wesley Burnett during Wednesday’s District 4-5A boys soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With their best record in years, the Clovis High boys soccer team entered District 4-5A competition with high […]

Language of music: Clovis grad joining missionary singing group

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Rosamond Garcia, 18, is going to play the French horn with the Celebrant Singers as she travels through the United States, Canada, India and Sri Lanka. Garcia will be with the music missionary group from Feb. 20 through May 20. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rosamond Garcia’s earliest memories are filled with music and […]

Never take advantage of relishing in time with family

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “Dad, do you want to run to Amarillo with me?” That was the question that came across the phone line into my office. My son was needing to pick up his international driver’s license in Amarillo. Hmm. I hadn’t planned to take a trip that day. I had a […]

6/28 BRAC letters to the editor

Sen. Harden’s efforts deserve kudos How great it felt Friday morning to participate in Operation: Keep Cannon. We stood on the curb waving flags to communicate with Base Realignment and Closure commissioners how grateful the city is that they were holding a hearing here. The majority of Clovis’ citizens hope that our efforts will prove […]

‘Deep Throat’ also great American hero

Freedom Newspapers Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has […]

Late-game run propels Grady

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Grady’s Brittany Bailey drives to the basket past Cliff’s Kaya Mayberry during the first half of a Class 1A quarterfinal game Tuesday in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — The Grady Lady Bronchos are back in the state Class 1A semifinals — and facing a familiar foe. Senior Jennifer […]

Gambling problems same everywhere

By Ned Cantwell My friend Barney, who lives in New Jersey, tends to look down on poor little New Mexico. The source of his disdain is somewhat of a mystery. Maybe we don’t have enough Mafia guys to suit Barney. Who knows? Barney is a nice enough fellow, but somewhat of an irritant. Sometimes when […]

African-American history ineptly taught

by Leonard Pitts Granted, it is not the sexiest subject in the world, not the kind of thing that gets people het up enough to write letters to the editor. Yet there are few things more vitally important to understanding the world and our role in it. I’m talking about history and the teaching thereof. […]

Recount under way

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A recount is under way that could bring closure to the state Senate District 7 race by week’s end. The state granted Democrat Bob Frost a partial recount in his race against Republican incumbent Clint Harden, R-Clovis, when Harden was declared the winner by 36 votes of the nearly […]

Astronaut proud of his heritage

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John Herrington was the first Native American to walk in space. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — John Herrington has been in space. On Monday, he completed another important trip, he said, answering questions from area students at Eastern New Mexico University’s Theatre Center. “It’s a great chance to come […]

Where were you when the world stopped?

Grant McGee I’ve been meaning to write a nice letter to the country singer Alan Jackson for a while now. It would be just a fan letter, letting him know how I think he has been blessed with a great songwriting talent. I thought about writing that letter when I first heard his song “Where […]

Zias coach scheduled for radiation treatment

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard, hospitalized recently in Albuquerque due to a brain tumor that turned out to be cancerous, is scheduled to undergo radiation treatments perhaps as early as next week. Buzard, who has been staying with his in-laws in Albuquerque since being released from […]