March 8, 2009 Engagements

Cloe-Wyatt Rick and Lena Cloe of Tahoka, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krista Cloe of Lubbock, to Chris Lucas, of Lubbock, son of Riene Wyatt of Clovis and Daryl Lucas of Macksville, Kan. The couple will exchange vows

March 1, 2009 Engagements

Cloe-Lucas Rick and Lena Cloe of Tahoka, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krista Cloe of Lubbock, to Chris Lucas, of Lubbock, son of Riene Wyatt of Clovis and Daryl Lucas of Macksville, Kan. The couple will exchange vows

Iraq tour alters Marine’s perspective

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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chris Lucas returned to Clovis last week from a tour in Iraq. The experience impacted his life in a positive way, and he welcomes the chance to go back again, he said. (Courtesy photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Lance Cpl. Chris Lucas returned from his eight months in Iraq […]

Firefighters dispense safety tips to seniors

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Three young Clovis firefighters were on a mission Wednesday morning. Their goal was to visit homebound senior citizens and install new smoke detectors. According to Vee Lucas, director for the Older Adults Division of the city of Clovis, the Clovis Fire Department and OAD are collaborating in an effort […]

Seniors in fix after storm

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer At the age of 84, Anna Corlington relies heavily on the hospitality of neighbors when winter weather hits. The longtime Clovis resident, who was widowed more than a decade ago, found herself housebound after more than 10 inches of snow covered the area. “I know my limitations,” Corlington said, […]

Daughter of ex-CHS star a prep All-America

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Too bad for the Clovis High girls basketball team that the whole family of LaMar Lucas doesn’t have the same affinity for Clovis as he does. If that were the case, the Lady Wildcats would have a high school All-American on their hands. When he was in high school, Lucas […]

Local speller ready for break

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Lucas Donaldson says he is all spelled out. The Zia Elementary student traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, Lucas Donaldson was eliminated in the second round by the word “ronquil.” Donaldson called the event nerve-racking and said he calmed himself during the […]

Local speller eyes spot on TV

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Lucas Donaldson is traveling more than 1,500 miles to spell words most people can’t pronounce. The Zia Elementary student, who begins sixth grade in the fall, will compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning today in Washington, D.C. Donaldson said he would be studying late Tuesday in […]

Zia Elementary fifth-grader advances to national bee

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Zia Elementary fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson, 10, waits in his seat for the next round during the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when […]

California man trying to keep boyhood promise

By Mike Linn: CNJ new editor A few days after 3-year-old David Lucas’ sister died from complications during childbirth he stopped by her gravesite and made her a promise. Forty years later he’s trying his best to keep it. “I told her I’d be back, that when I got older I’d come back and get […]