March 9, 2008 Honors

JohnsonKyle Russell Johnson of Clovis was named to the Texas A&M University honor roll for the fall 2007 semester, according to a school news release.

3-7-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Sunday an officer took a report of larceny at a home in the 300 block of Aspen Street. A woman said she had recently bought a handgun from a pawn shop and left it in her roommate’s vehicle. She […]

Wildcadettes claim national win

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three months, 156 hours of practice and three routines combined to give Clovis High School’s dance team, the Wildcadettes, first place at a national competition in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Because the group participates in national competitions only every three years, the Wildcadettes competed in the novice class at […]

Javelinas shut down Hounds

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CNJ courtesy photo: John Vestal ENMU’s Chad Johnson goes up for a short jumper over Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Clyde Johnson during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game at Greyhound Arena. The cold-shooting Hounds absorbed a 61-47 loss from the Javelinas. CNJ staff PORTALES — Chad Johnson put Eastern New Mexico University’s men in front […]

Feb. 3 – Woman of the year

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Faye Johnson tearfully accepted her nomination as the United Dairy Women’s Women of the Year at the Milk Lover’s Ball Saturday night. Johnson exceeded expectations working with United Dairy Women in 2007 to promote the group to the public, dairy producers and the industry as a whole, secretary Fathom McKeown […]

Pet of the day: Sadie

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Name: Sadie About: Sadie is a mixed breed puppy around 6-months old. She is very cuddly and just wants to be near people all the time. She likes to talk with her “hands”, always touching things with her paws, and she walks on her tiptoes. She also likes to chew up anything that isn’t tied […]

Jan. 10, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About midnight Jan. 1 an officer responded to a home in the 600 block of Ross Street for a fight in progress. A man told the officer his wife’s former boyfriend knocked on the door, forced his way into […]

Dec. 23, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 9 a.m. Dec. 13 an officer on duty at a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way was approached by an injured student. The boy said he wanted to see the nurse because his head hurt, and […]

Dec. 27, 1928

D.L. Lancaster, Thomas Brown, T.L. Wilson and I.C. Johnson announced their candidacy for city commissioners. … The Woman’s Benefit Association donated a “merry whirl” to the city park. … The Clovis News reported that public interest was growing in a bond election to build a city hall at East Fourth Street that would house the […]

Future of juvenile detention center clouded

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County could lose its juvenile detention center if it does not add more detention officers, according to jail officials. Newly hired County Manager Lance Pyle said the county did not meet staffing requirements during an annual evaluation last month by the state Children, Youth and Families Department. He […]

Cotton harvest slim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bernadino Quisadas of Farwell inspects the gin stamp Wednesday at Farwell Gin Co. Quisadas is removing any debris from the stamp, which can be a fire hazard. By Kevin Wilson Christmastime isn’t quite as white this year as it usually is for West Texas cotton ginners. The holiday season coincides […]

Drug store owner helped develop Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist George H. Sasser, a native of Alabama, came to New Mexico in 1915 and joined the staff of the drugstores at Artesia, Carlsbad, Hagerman, and Roswell. He came to Clovis in 1922 where he organized the Fox Drug Companies, probably the largest drugstore in the State of New Mexico. Sasser […]

Oct. 31 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 2 p.m. Oct. 22 an officer was called to a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street for an aggravated battery report. The principal said a student had been stabbed with a pencil and the wound was […]

Oct. 16 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Hondo Street for a breaking and entering. A woman told the officer she came home to find her house had been broken into. […]

Oct. 14 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 6 p.m. Oct. 4 an officer responded to a home in the 600 block of Seventh Street for an assault. A man told the officer a man he had been in jail with told him if he came […]

Cornucopia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Steven Juarez of Farwell headed a crew Thursday cutting silage south of Texico. He said they are cutting between 80 and 120 acres a day. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Parmer County farmers planted almost twice as much corn this year compared to last year in anticipation of a […]

Sept. 18 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer stopped to talk to a male walking through the softball fields on 14th Street. The officer noted the male seemed intoxicated and was advancing on him in an aggressive […]

Jail back in use

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Detention Center Warden Leslie Johnson takes a look at the renovated women’s jail, which will house 58 inmates. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A renovation project that took more than four months to create a separate women’s facility at the Curry County Detention Center is complete. Curry […]

It’s Their Business: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place Location: 1326 Highway 60-84 What they do: Sell gifts, crafts and Polish pottery, and teach decorative painting. Who’s in charge: Patsy Liston, Jean Patton and Jaqque Johnson are the partners. How long in business: about 30 years Hours of […]

Retired journalist championed open government

By Freedom Newspapers Sunshine lost a good friend last week. Bob Johnson, who spent the last two decades fighting for the public’s right to know what its government is doing, died in Albuquerque on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 84. Johnson helped start the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government in 1989. Media […]