First Person: County maintenance man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lee Delk says his life is his grandchildren. Lee Delk has been dubbed the king of poo. As Curry County’s maintenance supervisor he and his crew of six are responsible for the maintenance of all county buildings and property, including the roof tops of many of the buildings where pigeons […]

Hounds add four junior college prospects

CNJ staff Four more junior college prospects have signed national letters of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University for Greyhounds coach Shawn Scanlan. The players, all of whom will be juniors, are 6-foot-1 guards Aaron King of Los Angeles and Justin Reynolds of Danville, Va.; 6-6 foward Equus Darby of […]

ENMU film festival screening to be held Sunday

By Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a break […]

King’s message echoes feelings of hope, peace

Freedom New Mexico Forty years ago this month, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis by an assassin’s rifle bullet. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, campaigning for president in Indianapolis, Ind., made impromptu remarks to a shocked crowd that have been designated by

Glenda Bly offers ‘King Bill’ commentary

Letter writer Glenda Bly can “barely stop laughing” over “King Bill’s” endorsement of Barack Obama. Sunday’s CNJ will have at least three letters to the editor. • • • Have you participated in our Web poll lately? To access it, click on “More features” below or follow the link:

Challenges can be rewarding

By Clyde Davis 1. Lance Mackey 2. Jeff King 3. Ramey Smyth 4. Ken Anderson 5. Martin Buser

Area Methodists feed students’ souls, stomachs

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Marynell Urban, from left, and Mary Forester from First United Methodist Church in Clovis serve homemade chicken, rice and green beans Wednesday to Eastern New Mexico University students Patrick Newman, center, and Michael McCord. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For 20-year-old Liang Qing, who came to Portales from the […]

Local residents march in tribute to civic leader

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Members of the Clovis community take part in a symbolic walk Monday morning during the 16th annual celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday in Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chautauqua Acy and Mary Graham stood before the Martin Luther King Jr. monument at Potter Park reading the names […]

Keeping the dream alive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dr. Marsha K. Hardeman reminded the attendees of the 2008 Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast that Dr. King’s message has to be passed on to new generations in order to be effective. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Red, white and blue balloons hung in the air above the tables […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities and closings

CNJ staff Activities Monday Clovis Symbolic Walk — 9 a.m., Roy Walker Community Center in Clovis, ends at Pattison Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Portales March — 11 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Tree on the ENMU campus by the fountain Lunch — 11:30 a.m. for all marchers Invoacation — 1:10 p.m., by Galen Isaacs […]

Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay contest second, third place winners

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Isaiah Houston, Second place, Highland Elementary Second place Julie Estes 11th grade Clovis High School Why Not Just Sleep In? When someone says the name Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the images and words that come to mind are amazing. Words like “brilliant,” “inspiring,” and “helpful” are very common when associated with Dr. King. The […]

Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay contest first place winners

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Jailen J. Gallegos-Pollard, First place, Highland Elementary High School First place Aarti Attreya Clovis High School 11th grade The Display of Value Throughout history, many great souls have worked for the progression of humankind. Among them was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his relentless, yet peaceful, efforts, he helped to achieve equality amongst all […]

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Emanuel Daniels, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, sings the national anthem at the memorial breakfast. Cannon Air Force Base The Cultural Observance Committee at Cannon Air Force Base hosted a breakfast Tuesday at the Landing in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which is Jan. 17.

Man spent lifetime serving city, country

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Roy S. Walker, who served the city of Clovis as a commissioner from 1953 to 1959, also was among the organizers of the Committee of 50, an organization of business and civic leaders who work on issues involving Cannon Air Force Base. He was a member of the group’s Washington committee […]

Break-in reported at ENMU during Peanut Festival

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a break-in that occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning at the Campus Union Building during the annual Peanut Valley Festival, according to a ENMU Communication Services press release. Various items from booth vendors as well an undetermined amount of cash from vendors’ booths and […]

Atomic History

By Tom Berg: Freedom News Service Surviving ground zero: Two Marines, one from Jacksonville, N.C., absorbed the blast. But could they withstand the fallout 50 years later? HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – It was 50 years ago this month the two men defied death in the Nevada desert. One hour before dawn, the young Marines were […]

Business Feature: Burger King making comeback

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Burger King, located on Prince Street, is scheduled to reopen in September. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will be able to have it their way again in September. Three years after it closed, the Burger King on Prince Street will reopen. Work on the property started last […]

June 30, 1933

J.N. Cook grocery, 511 W. Seventh, was selling bread for 4 cents per loaf. … Piggly Wiggly had Kellogg’s Rice Krispies for 9 cents per package. … Clovis Fruit Market, Fourth and Pile, had watermelon for 2 cents per pound. … Clovis fight fans were looking forward to a July 4 card that included Clovis’ […]

Jesus’ procession tops all parades

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I love a parade. From the time I was little, I can remember watching parades at one time or another. My far back memories take me to Missouri when we would always go to parades in downtown Kansas City. It just takes an occasion to throw a parade. Each time […]

Letters to the Editor: Smokers can find or create private clubs

Regarding the statewide smoking ban in New Mexico: So much to say, so little space. The liberal nanny-staters who support smoking bans, or any other bans, look like blithering idiots — incapable of making a decision as simple as choosing not to go to a restaurant or bar that allows smoking. Duh. The biggest amazement, […]