Jan. 13, 2008 Honor

Jackson Kelsey Jackson of Clovis graduated cum laude from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with a degree in exercise science, athletic training option. More than 200 Fort Lewis College students received their undergraduate degrees at winter commencement.

Dec. 20, 1952

Eddie Jackson, a Clovis resident, was reported to be in critical condition after being struck in the head with an ax by a man who was being held in county jail on charges of aggravated assault. … A dial system with 600 telephone lines for the Clovis Air Force Base went into effect. … A […]

Nov. 26, 1980

Linda Ronstadt’s “Greatest Hits Vol. 2” or the Doors “Greatest Hits” albums or eight tracks could be purchased at Gibsons, 1200 W. 21st St., for $5.88. … Harvey Cleve Teague, former assistant city manager, filed a $250,000 federal suit against the city of Clovis, alleging he was fired without due process. … The Clovis Business […]

Business Feature: Call center changing location

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks American Medical Alert Corp. Operations Manager Nichelle Davidson oversees an operator training session Monday afternoon with Christina Ortiz, left, and Omar Molette. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s easy to see how American Medical Alert Corp. would get missed in the shuffle of Clovis businesses. It’s currently borrowing office […]

Nov. 14 Military Digest

Lucio Army Pvt. Luis A. Lucio has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Dora Lucio of Clovis. Lucio is a 2006 graduate of Portales High School.

Custom Classic draws 50 teams

CNJ staff The sixth annual Lil Custom youth softball tournament is slated for this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex, with 50 teams in 10 divisions scheduled to compete. Play begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the final games scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tournament co-director Roger Jackson said the field is considerably larger than […]

Education Feature: Teacher marches to music’s beat

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Janet Barnard, a music teacher at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista, sits next to third-grader Jordan Castillo while she plays an instrument. Barnard is retiring after 27 years of teaching at Clovis elementary schools. By Wren Abbott: CNJ Correspondent Long before research demonstrated the “Mozart effect” — the relationship […]

Military Digest: Tucker

Army Pvt. Tanya O. Tucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News Service press release. She is the daughter of Rosita Morehead of Clovis and Scott Morehead of Benton, La. Tucker is a 2004 graduate of Benton High School.

Clovis softball legend key in local development

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Guy Leeder, who for decades was synonymous with Clovis softball, died Monday night at 64. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Junior High Auditorium. Leeder, a state softball hall of fame inductee, was called the cornerstone of the state’s Amateur Softball Association by its director, […]

Five Cats named to AP all-state squads

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Clovis’ Brian Mead, left, shattered the Wildcats career records for rushing yards (4,250), touchdowns (59) and carries during his career. He helped Clovis reach the state playoffs three straight years. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — After a record-breaking season, Clovis running back Brian Mead was named to the Associated […]