Immigration reform should not be rushed

Freedom Newspapers Sen. Lindsey Graham seems the odd man out in Congress these days. The South Carolina Republican has taken heat from both parties for trying to work with the Democratic majority on major legislation, particularly energy and immigration. He and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer have worked the hardest to bringing immigration reform off […]

Education feature: Future Farmers of America program trains students in hard work, responsibility

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School junior Jeremy House walks the tritacale crop daily at the high school’s to check the plants and sprinkler. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Nobody told Landyn Graham that training his horses would be easy, but difficulty wasn’t enough of a deterrent. Graham, Clovis High School sophomore […]

GI Bill reform needs fine-tuning

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist In perhaps any other year, the new Republican plan for enhancing the Montgomery GI Bill, which Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) introduced this week with Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.) and John McCain (Ariz.), would win high praise from advocates for service members and veterans. But as momentum builds on Capitol Hill […]

Photo of the day: Broken glass

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Business owner Jim Graham talks inside his store with Clovis City Commissioner Len Vohs Monday morning. Graham said vandals broke windows on his store twice over the weekend. “I’m just sick of it,” he said. “Something’s got to be done.”

It’s Their Business: Sandia Wholesale

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Sandia Wholesale By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Sandia Wholesale What they do: They sell snack items and paper products in bulk quantities. Who’s in charge: Jim Graham Employees: 1 How long in business: 19 years Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday Contact: 769-3779 Of note: Graham brings his miniature schnauzer, […]

In Tribute: Family: Practical joker took God seriously

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sterling Graham worked hard as a farmer, a hospital maintenance supervisor, and to never lose a practical joke battle. But Graham’s greatest work, his children said, was trying to be the best Christian, father and grandfather he could be. Graham died Oct. 9 at Parmer County Community Hospital in […]

Nov. 17, 1969

Clovis High School Athletic Director Steve Graham announced that Clovis students raised $1,160 to be sent to Gary Seiver, a Lovington High School football player who had been injured earlier in the season. … A hair dryer could be purchased at Shaw’s Jewelers, 320 Main, for $34.88. … The Clovis High School Wildcat football team […]

10-28 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tammie Graham of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration will be hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three great-grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Dogs earn keep by helping store owner

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Customers at Sandia Wholesale are usually greeted into the store with welcoming barks from its four-legged employees. Jim Graham, who owns the candy and paper product distributing store on North Main Street, has taken his dogs to work with him for the last 10 […]

Ride returns to Relay for Life

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Some will walk. Some will ride. But all are working for a cure. After a two-year hiatus, the Ride for Life is returning. According to event coordinator Monte Graham, the Ride for Life is a 10-mile horseback trail ride that benefits the American Cancer Society. The ride, which is […]

FBI: Girl held in local home

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Graham Staff and wire reports The man who kidnapped a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl last month is believed to have held her overnight at a Clovis residence before releasing her at a city convenience store, authorities said Tuesday. Marissa Graham of Texhoma, Okla., was recovered safely Jan. 19, but her abductor remains at large. The FBI […]

Family relieved to have child safe

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After the rescue of Marissa Graham Friday, (L-R) Sam Raynor (fiance of Graham’s mother), Angela Graham (mother), Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair, Chris Graham (father) and Jessica Hoffman (father’s fiancee) met with media. (CNJ photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Though visibly exhausted, the parents of a missing 10-year-old girl recovered Friday […]

Police ask for help

Clovis police issued the following news release on Saturday morning, asking the public for assistance in the Marissa Graham kidnapping case: Incident Type: Escape and Recovery Of Marissa Graham- Need Publics Help Contact Person: Detective Max Stansell The Clovis Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation need the public’s assistance in reference to the […]

Abducted girl rescued in Clovis

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A 911 call from an abducted girl was made from the Allsup’s convenience store on Mabry Drive. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A missing 10-year-old Texhoma, Okla., girl was found safe Friday afternoon in Clovis, according to authorities who were still seeking her abductor. Marissa Marie Graham was able […]

Former Clovis coach honored by AAU

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Carroll Graham, chairman of the AAU girls basketball national committee and a former Clovis High and Yucca Junior High girls basketball coach, was inducted into the AAU Hall of Fame in October. Graham, 78, has headed the committee since 1991. He lived and coached in Clovis from 1960 to […]

Friona outguns Texico in Farwell Invitational championship

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Texico’s Josh Murray (22) dripples down the court against Friona at the Farwell Invitational championship Saturday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer FARWELL — Friona defeated Texico 57-47 Saturday night in the Farwell Invitational boys championship game. Why it happened: Friona junior guard Sawyer Reed started off slow but […]

Graham, Eddie S.

Eddie Scott Graham, 44, of Pottsboro, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Pottsboro. Born May 24, 1962, in Tucumcari to Wesley and Darla Graham, he was raised in Clovis. He worked for Excel Corp. for 18 years before becoming a self-employed carpenter. Family members said he enjoyed oil painting, drawing […]

Buffs even series by sweeping Hounds

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — For a team that gave up 44 runs in a doubleheader one day earlier, the West Texas A&M baseball team managed to turn things around dramatically on Saturday. WT parlayed a close call followed by consecutive ENMU errors on bunts into seven unearned runs in the 10th inning for a 9-2 […]

Lawmakers moving to block fee increase

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Influential lawmakers are moving to block for at least a year the Defense Department’s plan to raise TRICARE fees, co-payments and deductibles for military retirees under age 65 and their family members. Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y., chairman of the House armed services subcommittee on military personnel, and his Senate counterpart, […]

Students want say in policy

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Clovis High sophomores Austin Graham, back left, Cydney Thurma and Dustyn Cole are upset about a change from 90-minute classes under the block schedule to 55-minute classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An administration decision to bury the current class schedule at Clovis High School has left some students complaining […]