Engagements —

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Christie-Leslie Tom and Sharon Christie of Mansfield, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alyene Christie of Mansfield to Blake Leslie of Frisco, Texas, son of Lonnie and Ardeth Leslie of Clovis. The prospective groom is the grandson of Ed Kirksey and the late Beth Kirksey of Clovis. The couple will exchange […]

Letters to the editor: Readers should do own research

Readers should do own research In Lonnie Leslie’s video posted on the CNJ website about Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan (AHP), he makes the statement “(the Air Force) plan has been that they would have enough housing for the people in the lowest ranks and then they expect the higher ranks to live in Clovis and […]

Minimum wage increase adjustments ongoing

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Terri White, front, labels, wraps and feeds jalapeno peanut brittle into a machine while Fawn Goodwin packages the candies into cartons Thursday after they are sealed by the machine. Leslie’s Candy Co. owner Greg Southard said he cut his staff size and brought in machines to compensate for a 2009 […]

Surely, we will miss Leslie Nielsen

As my attention spent Monday wading in the links to Cyber Monday deals and the 49ers-Cardinals Monday Night Football game that somebody had to win, I almost missed the passing of a great comedic voice. Leslie Nielsen, who appeared in more than 100 movies and hundreds of television shows, died Monday at age 84. Whether […]

Leslie Pattison helped build Curry County

Leslie Pattison died in 1979. He was a gentle man, soft spoken, one of the kind who helped build, as did his brothers and father, Curry County. Leslie came to Curry County with his folks the year New Mexico was made a state. His father was Will H. Pattison. They came from Indiana. There were […]

Families remember DWI victims

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Betty Burch of Clovis spoke Tuesday about her son who was killed by a drunken driver. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eighty-eight probationers gathered Tuesday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to hear DWI victims speak of their experiences. At the front of the room sat […]

Consultant hired to help area adjust to base changes

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico After nearly a year of meetings and preparation, community transition efforts related to Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission are about jump into high gear, according to members of the Local Growth Management Organization. Lonnie Leslie, LGMO president, said Keystone International of Albuquerque has been selected as consultant to […]

Oct. 15, 1965

A Clovis Traffic Study Coordinating Committee progress report showed that in downtown Clovis, 50 percent of people parked within 100 feet of their destination. Overall, the study showed, Clovisites park much closer to their destination than the national average. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that 75 youthful supporters attended the second breakfast meeting of the […]

Two men killed in grain elevator accident

By Don McAlvy: Columnist In 1950 I graduated from Clovis High School. In the middle of July that year, after plowing wheat stubble, I came into town and I saw the bold headlines on the left front side of the Clovis News Journal of Friday, July 14, 1950. It said “Two Killed In 133-Foot Fall.” […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. today at the Curry County Courthouse. The following agenda items will be discussed: A new Curry County Commission chairman will be elected to replace Tim Ashley. A new Curry County Commission co-chairman will be elected to replace Commissioner Albin Smith. Leslie Johnson, Curry County Detention Center administrator, […]

Time waits for no man (or woman

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist (Editor’s Note: WARNING—The following column may produce symptoms of depression and queasy stomachs and should not be taken lightly by people over the age of 60. Old news reporters are also advised to avoid alcohol after consuming.) There is definitely too much time slipping through our fingers these days — […]

Stewart-Pipher Engagement

Stewart-Pipher Wesley and Tracye Stewart announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leslie Nicole Stewart, to Senior Airman James Allen Pipher, all of Clovis. He is the son of George and Ruby Pipher of McNeill, Miss. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Cannon Air Force Base chapel. […]

3/24 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 16 through Wednesday: • Michael Robert Garcia, 23, to Renaee Ethel Phillips, 33, both of Clovis. • Randy George Rubisch, 23, to Dominique Frances Miller, 20, both of Clovis. • Jonathan Adam Lentz, 24, to Merinda Lynn Rousseau, 28, both of Clovis. • Jose […]

Leslie Eldon McCain

Leslie Eldon McCain, 80, of Bovina died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his residence near Bovina. He was born June 2, 1925, near Finney, Texas, to William Claude and Leona Grace (Lesly) McCain. He married Rose Lee Sanders in Levelland, Texas, in Dec. 30, 1951. He was a farmer and raised cattle. He was one […]

Administrator to be honored

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lonnie Leslie bowed out of the Clovis Municipal Schools system after 33 years of service following health complications. But on Jan. 6, he will be honored by the New Mexico Music Educators Association as Administrator of the Year. Two years ago, as the assistant superintendent of operations, Leslie trailblazed […]

Morrow, Leslie

Leslie Morrow Services: Have been held. Leslie Wanda Morrow, 45, of Flagstaff, Ariz., died Friday, June 17, 2005, in Flagstaff. She was born on July 16, 1959, in Clovis, to Stanley and Joy Hussey Miller. She grew up in a military family, living in many places throughout the world. She married Larry Morrow on June […]

Clovis student sees future in forensics

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It began as bonding time — a chance for a single mother to spend time with her teenage daughter. But now it has blossomed into a potential career. In July, Gattis Junior High School graduate Amanda Leslie will spend 10 days at Boston’s Bentley College, studying forensics, an interest […]

Clovis schools superintendent makes changes in ranks

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rhonda Seidenwurm has been Clovis schools superintendent since June 1, but already she has made changes in the ranks. The retirement of Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent of business and operation, spurred the creation of a new position she’s called deputy superintendent. Ladona Clayton, formerly the district’s assistant superintendent of […]

6/5 Agriculture Digest

State resubmits TB-free application The New Mexico Livestock Board submitted a second request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week for a bovine tuberculosis-free status for the state, according to state veterinarian Steve England. New Mexico lost its TB-free status in 2003 after several dairy cows were diagnosed with the disease, according to the […]

Riordan, Daniel Ray, Sr.

Daniel Ray Riordan Sr. Services: Have been held Daniel Ray Riordan Sr., 83, of Clovis, died April 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 20, 1922, in Austin, Texas, to Michael and Gertrude Simpson Riordan. He married Effie I. Sawyer on April 3, 1948, in Kyle, Texas. He […]