Education Digest: Upward Bound continues at ENMU

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Upward Bound Program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been re-funded for five years, according to an ENMU news release. The Department of Education approved a grant of $348,146 for each year, totaling more than $1.7 million. Susan Cramp, director of the Upward Bound Program at […]

It’s their business: The New You

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: The New You What they do: Cut, color and style hair, manicures and pedicures. Who’s in charge: Lyndi Austin, owner. How long in business: October 2005. How many employees: Three Location: The salon is at 316 N. Main St. in downtown Clovis. Hours of business: 9 a.m. to […]

It’s their business: The Hat Barn

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Business: The Hat Barn What they do: They sell men’s hats, make custom caps, and crease and reshape all types of hats. Who’s in charge: Rod Dickinson is the owner. How long in business: They opened in 1991. How many employees: One Contact information: The store is at 1600 […]

James Claiborne

James Claiborne Date of birth: April 20, 1919 War or conflict: World War II Dates of service: 1942 to 1946 Hometown: Coleman, Texas Theater and location of service: Stateside Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Sergeant Specialty: Link trainer instructor Lives in: Clovis In his words: After attending Randolf Army Air Base for training, Claiborne began […]

New fighter wing calendar

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The 27th Fighter Wing has established a new consolidated 27 FW Official Wing Calendar. The calendar is located on the Cannon Intranet and is available to everyone in the wing to view. The new calendar is a rolling year with the first three months showing all the high fidelity events […]

Assessment letter

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office Airmen, spouses, reservists and reserve spouses at Cannon and Air Force bases worldwide will be randomly selected to participate in the 2006 Community Assessment Survey. A letter that includes a link to the Web-based survey will be sent to the work e-mail address of each active duty member selected […]

Disasters, catastrophes bring lessons

Helena Rodriguez I rarely watch Christian television. When I do it’s during what I hope are rare, double-take moments, such as when I caught tele-evangelist Pat Robertson as he was advocating to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. As I was recently channel surfing, something on Christian TV made my hands freeze on the remote again. […]

8/4 Education Calendar

Monday The Wal-Mart snack bar will host a “Teacher Appreciation Reception” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Attendees are urged to bring school supply lists. Education Calendar is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com

Lots of good people doing good deeds

by David Stevens, Editor We have good news — a lot of nice people are running around in the world, based on recent requests for readers to tell us about random acts of kindness they’ve witnessed. Last Sunday, staff writer Ryan Lengerich put together a collection of stories detailing nice things people do for one […]

Surfing your way into Las Vegas is smart and easy

Tom Di Francesca Greetings from the floor of the Las Vegas (Nevada) Convention Center. I and my trusty sidekick “K” (short for Kyocera) — which is actually a combination cellular telephone and Palm Pilot — are here to attend COMDEX. COMDEX is an acronym for “computer dealer exposition” and the event takes place in November […]

Police Blotter 10/30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:45 Monday, school administrators contacted police to report that a contractor had found a forklift missing from a school construction site. Police issued a “be on the lookout” order for the forklift and located it about 45 minutes later in a […]

Iraq conflict looks like war of choice, not necessity

Freedom Newspapers Among the more curious developments of the past week were explicit and apparently purposeful statements by President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the effect that the administration does not now believe — and apparently never believed — there was a direct link between Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein and the terrorist […]

Mayor’s need for speed to help charity

Clovis Mayor David Lansford knows he can’t single-handedly win the race to find the cure for diabetes — but he’s willing to help. Driving a “limited modified” stock car, Lansford will participate in “The Mayors’ Shootout Against Diabetes” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tech Motor Speedway in Lubbock. He’ll race against mayors from Lubbock […]

Vaccines required for school

A part of getting ready for school means making sure student vaccinations are up-to-date, local health and school officials say. All students are required to provide proof of up-to-date immunization for school attendance, Clovis school officials said in a recent press release. All students entering kindergarten and seventh-grade are required to have started the three-dose […]

Police urge safe driving habits

The New Mexico State Police has issued a statement urging motorists to drive safely and soberly during the summer months. To catch those who don’t, the state police will be conducting saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout the state, with an emphasis aggressive and impaired driving habits. According to the state police, 226 people died during […]

Police Blotter 8/3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis woman reported late Tuesday that several items were missing from her home at the 300 block of Axtell. The woman said all of her doors were locked but a window to her bathroom was open. A DVD player, assorted DVD […]

Project Reader Reaction — Actors

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants which actor might best portray them in a movie. Some responses: “Tom Hanks. According to Phyllis […]

Volunteers sought for education campaign

Ken De Los Santos is looking for volunteers to help staff a booth at the upcoming Curry County Fair. As Emergency Management Director for Curry County and the City of Clovis, De Los Santos said the Local Emergency Planning Commission has decided this year to offer pamphlets and other brochures that will help educate local […]

State awards program seeking nominees

The New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards is looking for a dozen residents to honor as role models. In its 33rd year, the state program recognizes volunteerism and public service and improvement of government by citizens and government employees. The program is particularly interested in nominations from outside the metro areas and from New Mexico’s […]

Family celebrates 50 years of celebrating

They keep coming back for more family fun. The Walter Baldock family has gathered on the fourth weekend in July each summer for the past 50 years to celebrate their family ties and renew relationships. This Friday through Sunday, the Baldocks will gather for their 50th annual reunion at Manzano Mountain State Park near Mountainair, […]