City to hold Hotel Clovis meeting

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city is planning a meeting today to update citizens on the progress of cleanup efforts at Hotel Clovis. The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Claire Burroughes, the city’s community development director, said the meeting falls under the umbrella […]

Police chief candidates narrowed to eight

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer The field of applicants vying for the position of Clovis Police Chief has narrowed from 29 to eight, according to City Manager Joe Thomas. Interviews are being scheduled, he said. Six of the candidates hail from communities across the country while two are New Mexico residents, including Clovis interim […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Jack Ingram featured in magazine

Country music singer Jack Ingram, husband of Clovis native Amy Hensley, was featured in the June 2008 issue of People magazine. The singer shared barbecue secrets and why the tradition is important to him, especially when he has been on the road touring his music. He is currently on tour with Martina McBride, according to […]

Interim police chief named

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Courtesy photo: Clovis Police Department Mike Ingram has been appointed interim Clovis police chief and will serve until a candidate is selected to fill the position, city officials said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Veteran officer Mike Ingram was appointed Monday as the interim chief of the Clovis Police Department, according to a press […]

Teacher helped write hometown tune

By Don McAlvay: CNJ columnist About 1963 Keith Ingram went to work for KCLV radio station. Bob Gold hired him as a disc jockey. The Echols still owned that station then. But Ingram went over to KICA radio station at 10th and Sycamore in 1966, at age 21 or 22, as a disc jockeys for […]

Police department celebrates promotions

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Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair, oreground, swears in new Deputy Police Chief Mike Ingram on Thursday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A bar of paper stars taped to his chest by his young son elicited laughter from a crowd of onlookers as Mike Ingram was named deputy chief […]

Education feature: Marshall students conquer fears

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Dagan Gallegos,14, takes questions from the class about what he would do if he ruled the world in Keith Ingram’s public speaking class at Marshall Junior High. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As he faced a classroom of his peers, his limbs betrayed his anxiety. He shoved his hands […]

Ingram, W.S. “Dub”

W.S. “Dub” Ingram, 82, of Friona, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home. He was born March 7, 1923, to John and Mary Lee (Blassengame) Ingram in Wellington, Texas. He married Dorothy Faye Jones on Oct. 2, 1940, in Wellington. Mr. Ingram moved to Friona in 1956 from Enochs, Texas. He farmed […]

EDUCATION FEATURE: Class teaches career skills

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Marshall Junior High School freshman Kyree McField will work at the Rib Crib restaurant this summer. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer By Marlena Hartz CNJ STAFF WRITER marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com For years, Keith Ingram has tried to impart his students with the career skills they need to survive in the workplace. […]

Love, rock and roll at UFO Music Fest

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Merle Haggard was the last performer at Sunday’s UFO Music Festical at Doc Stewart Park. (CNJ correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Lovebirds Lysa Stone and Buck McKillip had special reason to be dancing in the front row during Merle Haggard’s Third Annual UFO Music Fest Sunday at Doc Stewart Park. Stone […]