Wedding — March 4

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Frost Kerry Marie Jackson of McKinney, Texas, and Michael Alan Frost of McKinney were married Sept. 24, 2011, in South Padre Island, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Brenda Jackson of Township, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Annetta Tolley of Canton, Ohio. The groom is the son of David and Kathy […]

Engagements —

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Jackson-Parkey [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Richard and Vicki Jackson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jackson of Clovis to Matthew Parkey of Portales, son of Mike and Betty Parkey of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 8, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. The reception will be in Lubbock. The […]

Military digest —

Elliott Candace Elliott, daughter of Robert and Julie Elliott, arrived at Fort Jackson, S.C. on May 9, to begin the first phase of her nine weeks of Army Basic Combat Training. She will graduate in July.

Engagements —

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Jackson-Frost [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Kerry Marie Jackson of Dallas and Michael Alan Frost of Lubbock, Texas will be married Sept. 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at Beach Access 4 in South Padre Island, Texas. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Brenda Jackson of Jackson Township, Ohio. The prospective groom is the son […]

Press Release: Clovis Municipal Schools closing Wednesday

February 1st Cancellations:Choices Night SchoolLincoln‐Jackson Tutoring ProgramLincoln‐Jackson English as a Second Language (ESL) ClassesLincoln‐Jackson Recreational ProgramYucca Middle School TutoringMarshall Middle School TutoringVarsity Boys Basketball Game @ LovingtonAfter‐School Program at the Following Schools: James Bickley, Arts Academy @Bella Vista, Cameo Elementary, La Casita Elementary, Lockwood Elementary,Parkview Elementary, & Sandia Elementary February 2nd Cancellations:Family Leadership Institute February […]

Custom Classic upgrades, but legacy remains

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CNJ Photo: Kevin Wilson Sabrina Gutierrez of S.O.S. Softball offers a pitch during Friday’s women’s recreation game at the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic. The tournament includes 125 teams and is in its 27th run. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Roger Jackson remembers when he and staff would do Custom Classic brackets by hand, cutting […]

Lil Custom tourney set this weekend

By Dave Wagner Youth softball teams from eastern New Mexico and the Amarillo area will gather this weekend for the ninth annual Lil Custom tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. Tournament director Roger Jackson expects around 46 boys and girls teams to participate in 10 divisions, ranging from 8-and-under to 16-and-under. Play will begin around 8 […]

Press release: Parent meeting canceled

Clovis Municipal Schools Lincoln-Jackson Family Center Family Leadership Institute

Education feature: Receptionist watched school change over 31 years

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bestella Gardner retired from Clovis schools after 31 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bestella Gardner retired from the Clovis Schools after 31 years of working at the building that is now Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. That doesn’t mean she’s done. Gardner said Lincoln-Jackson is important to her and she […]

Lincoln Jackson Family Center staff start clothing program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mary Helen Urioste, back, and Jane Chavez wheel a donation out of the back room of the thrift store on Cannon Air Force Base. The women work with the clothing closet at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The staff at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center has found another […]

Afghanistan could taint presidency

Freedom New Mexico Afghanistan, although slightly off the media radar as compared to town halls about health care or the death of Michael Jackson, is shaping up as having more potential to shape perceptions of President Obama’s tenure in office than any other issue. In contrast to Iraq, the president has taken possession of the […]

Residents react to deaths of Jackson, Fawcett

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Jillian Rink Two figures who definied a generation are gone within six hours of each other. The deaths Thursday of favorite “Angel” Farrah Fawcett and “King of Pop” Michael Jackson surprised and stunned us all. We asked some local folks to share their thoughts:

Staff memories of Michael Jackson: Greatest entertainer of my lifetime

By Tony Bullocks: CNJ photographer My sister Jeannette and I would get on the bus to ride across town to see Michael Jackson and his brothers at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Every time they came to the city, we went to see them. Later when they became the Jacksons, they would play at […]

Staff memories of Michael Jackson: April 1 hoax

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico I can only remember falling for two April Fool’s jokes that were in print. One was Sports Illustrated’s hoax that an eccentric pitcher named Sidd Finch had learned how to throw a baseball 168 miles an hour and had been signed to the Mets. That was sort of understandable. […]

Pop star Michael Jackson dies

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MCT photo Entertainer Michael Jackson, shown at his trial in Santa Maria, Calif., in 2004, died Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 50. By Ben Wener: Freedom Communications Michael Jackson, the iconic entertainer known the world over as the King of Pop, has died. He was 50. Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan […]

Richardson to visit Clovis, Tucumcari

CNJ staff Gov. Bill Richardson will be in parts of eastern New Mexico Thursday to highlight his legislative priorities and unveil his public safety and education agendas. Richardson will be in Clovis 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Jackson Family Center and in Tucumcari 11:30 a.m. at the high school auditorium.

Custom Classic tournament will have field of 118 teams

CNJ staff The 25th Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament begins a three-day run at Guy Leeder Complex tonight, with 118 teams scheduled to participate in five divisions. Tournament co-ordinator Roger Jackson said that as the event has grown, it has not lacked for teams. “Over the years, we’ve had as high as 130 […]

Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend. CNJ staff Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught. […]

3-19-08 Military Digest

West Army Pfc. Steven West has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.West is a 2003 graduate of Clovis High School.

Feb. 13, 2008 Military Update

Martinez Army National Guard Pfc. Andrea L. Martinez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Ramona Martinez of Clovis. Martinez is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School.