Honor Guard builds pride

Honor Guard members Senior Airman Jaclyn McCord and Senior Airman Brian Vasvary form up for an official functions. Senior Airman Christopher Willing 27TH COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON Honor Guard is an exciting and rewarding experience. You will meet people from all across the base who you become good friends with as you learn about each other. The […]

Gonzales, Aaron

Aaron Gonzales Services:Have been held. Mr. Aaron Steven Gonzales, 23, of Clovis, died July 24, 2005, in Curry County. He was born Feb. 8, 1982, in Clayton to Gilbert and Sharon Gonzales. He married Bethany DeFoor on Aug. 3, 2002, in Clayton. He graduated from Clayton High School in 2000. He had been a resident […]

Many people owe their success to loving mothers

Freedom Newspapers Mothering babies might not seem what it used to be. We seem to see growing instances of mothers who abuse or abandon their children, whether leaving them alone at home or in hot car seats. We still hear news about spectacular cases such as that of a Texas woman, who with her common-law […]

Student Profile: Teri Kruckeberg

Teri Kruckeberg, 17, is the daughter of Gary and Elaine Kruckenberg and is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? My favorite past TV show is Friends. My favorite present TV show is Scrubs. What is so great about your favorite sport? I like dancing because it is […]

Texico named top team in Panhandle

CNJ staff Notoriety of Texico’s back-to-back state football championships has transcended the borders of New Mexico. The Wolverines received the Super Team Award while coach Mike Prokop was named football coach of the year at the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame banquet Sunday in Amarillo. The Wolverines won their second straight Class A state championship […]

Cannon spouse member of group that assists grieving families

Keith Pannell: CNJ correspondent Honoring those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending the interests of the United States is something many do. Helping their families during one of the toughest times of their lives is something else entirely. One local spouse is helping a non-profit organization do exactly that, and she’s doing it […]

America’s veterans have earned this day

Freedom Newspapers We celebrate Veterans Day on a Thursday this year, in cheerful (or reverent) defiance of the modern mania for leeching holidays of anything resembling historical significance in favor of enthusiasm for three-day weekends. It is altogether fitting and proper — and a tribute to veterans and those who support them — that we […]

Clovis professionals earn state honor

CNJ staff Two Clovis community leaders were honored at the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award annual dinner on Thursday in Albuquerque. David Briseno, principal of La Casita Elementary, and Ken Huey Jr., chief financial officer of AccessBank in Clovis, were among 15 honored statewide. The NMDPSA recognizes New Mexicans for their “outstanding contribution to […]

Ceremony honors local veterans

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By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ News Journal As nearly 300 people gathered outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library for a Memorial Day ceremony dedicating Curry County’s new veterans memorial, several family members of deceased veterans being honored enjoyed a reunion after spending years apart. Tommy Hohstadt said he was surprised to see Nancy Young Wright when […]

Man killed four days before armistice

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer In 1907, Charles Ledbetter came to Curry County when it was still a pioneer community only recently connected to the rest of the world via the new Santa Fe railroad line. A few years later he became one of the first three graduates of Clovis High School. “Charles […]

Honor Rolls 5/2

New Mexico State University The following local students have been named to the fall 2003 semester dean’s honor roll at New Mexico State University: Clovis: Kimberly Anne Borden, Haley Michele Brown, Joe Mark Clayton, Leslie D Ann Dodge-Brewer, Laurie Marie Epps, Cody R. Garrett, Amber Kaye Hudson, Timothy Owen Jobe, Marina Reina McGhee, Clinton Craig […]

Honor Rolls 4/18

Clovis Christian School First grade: Jordan Brown, Zachary Cody, Kirstin Doll, Gary Fly, Cody Hughes, John Jacoby, Erin Kearney, David Petty, Jack Roberts, Kyle Sundvall, Matthew Suniga, McKenzee Thatcher, Jonah Tuls, Courtney Vander Dussen and Micayla Yoesting. Second grade: Jacob Adkins, Kasey Cooper, Alison Ebel, Valerie King, Aaron Massey, Kendall Naceanceno, Ben Stambaugh, Michael Swearingen, […]

Honor rolls 4/11

Disclosure Statement The following student names are listed as their respective schools have submitted them. Names may have been withheld in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Student qualification for Clovis Municipal Schools’ Honor Roll is decided, based on the following criteria: Elementary Schools: Two honor rolls will be created in […]

PHS student to advise governor

By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson has many advisors. On Monday he added Portales High School’s Joderick Rodriquez to the list. Richardson swore in Rodriquez and 56 other high school students to the New Mexico Youth Alliance, also known as the children’s cabinet, on Monday afternoon in Albuquerque. The group will serve as an advisory […]

Commission to honor personable pastor

By Darrell Todd Maurina A pastor who served more than 50 years in six local Southern Baptist churches will be honored with a special reception by the Clovis City Commission on March 11. Clovis city commissioner Kevin Duncan said he wanted to honor the Rev. Herbert Bergstrom due to his years of service not only […]

Weddings 2/29 – Black, Lopez

Black Micah Lebeth Grau and Eric Stanley Black, both of Lubbock, were joined in marriage on Jan. 2, 2004, at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. The Rev. Paul Burwash and the Rev. Rody Chesser performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wesley and Elnabeth Grau of Grady. She is the granddaughter of George […]

Honor Roll 1/29

Editor’s note: Honor-roll lists are provided by Clovis school officials. Names may have been withheld by the school because of privacy concerns related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Sandia Elementary School A Honor Roll Third grade: Heather Purdy, Lyndsi LeClear Fourth grade: Hazel Cunningham, Skyler Fogle, Kyleigh Knight, Breann Morrison, Shatia […]

Lockwood students sing and dance to celebrate academics

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Lockwood Elementary Kindergarten students Khasiano Martinez, left, and Vivian Miller join hands as they sing “God Bless America” during an Academic Pep Rally at the school Friday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Ryan Lengerich Motivating elementary students to learn is easy: Hold a pep rally — an academic pep rally. Lockwood Elementary students cheered, laughed […]

Student Profiles 1/22

Tyrell Northcutt, 17, the son of Todd and Tammy Northcutt, is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? M.A.S.H. I love to watch the old reruns. Now, I like to watch Law and Order. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Cross Country is a great sport […]

Student profiles: Jenna DeWitt

Jenna DeWitt is the daughter of Calvin and Diane DeWitt and is in the ninth grade at Yucca Junior High School. What is your theme song? My theme song is “Shine” by Jaci Velasquez. What is your favorite TV show? My favorite TV show is “7th Heaven” on the WB. Who is your favorite entertainer? […]