Truck driver killed in crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis truck driver was killed Nov. 18 near Alamogordo in southern New Mexico when he lost control of his rig coming down a hill, police said. Tyrone McDaniel, 32, was traveling with two other trucks when the accident occurred at 2:50 p.m. State police told the Alamogordo Daily News that McDaniel’s truck […]

Gonzalez, Adrian Joseph

Adrian Joseph Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Adrian Joseph Gonzalez, 1 year and 8 months old, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 1, 2003, in Hobbs, to Erica McDaniel and Jesus Gonzalez. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Malachi McDaniel of Portales; a sister, Lorina Gonzalez […]

Nuttall successful lobbyist

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Neil Nuttall accepted the position of president at a Missouri college By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer While Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall spent this weekend in Missouri finalizing the terms for his future at a community college, his colleagues said his years in Clovis were marked by change nationwide and decisions locally. Nuttall accepted […]

School board addresses salary discrepancy issue

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board on Tuesday passed a motion allowing it to rectify salary discrepancies that may have occurred in the calculation of the employee pay schedule this year. “One of the school board members said an employee came to him and said his salary was lower this year […]

A thought that lasted a lifetime

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Each time I drive down Commerce Street, my thoughts turn to my Marshall Junior High School days. Back then, Johnnie’s store was right on the premises, the funeral home was located across the street and Safeway stood at the end of Mitchell. Even though those relics are long gone, […]

Clovis High principal resigns

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School Principal Andy Sweet announced Friday he will step down at the school year’s end. Sweet will finish this school year as principal and return next school year to teach mathematics at the high school, said Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Jim McDaniel. Yucca Junior High Principal Jody […]

McDaniel, Donnie W.

Donnie Wayne McDaniel Services: Have been held. Donnie Wayne McDaniel, 52, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 9, 1951, in Clovis to Lonnie and Janel Pack McDaniel. He was a lifetime resident of the Melrose and Clovis area. He was the owner of the Green Acres […]

Pack, Lula

Lula Pack Services: Have been held. Lula Mae Pack, 92, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on March 12, 1911, in Ninnekah, Okla., to Jessie and Ada Mae Forsyth Ikard. She married Milton Pack on Aug. 28, 1926, in Ninnekah, Okla. She came to Curry […]

Spring time to shape up golf swing

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Jason Saiz of Clovis was testing a new driver Saturday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson With the recent change in weather, it’s no surprise people are enjoying some of their free time with a set of clubs and a few golf balls at a local country club. […]

Committee opposes teachers in blue jeans

Ryan Lengerich The verdict is in: A Clovis schools’ policy committee has recommended teachers not wear blue jeans to class. The committee made its recommendation to the school board on Tuesday night. “The policy committee did not favor wearing blue jeans every day and the principals, along with (Superintendent) Dr. (Neil) Nuttall, also did not […]

Bailey, Lucile A.

Lucile A. Bailey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lucile A. Bailey, 90, of Clovis, a retired bank teller, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on March 8, 1913, in Saginaw, Texas, to Pryor and Maud Burton McDaniel. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded […]

Changing times for the military

By Darrell Todd Maurina Ken Huey has vivid memories of the public reaction he received while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. “My wife, then my girlfriend, was a student at (the University of New Mexico) and I remember picking her up in my flight suit,” Huey said. “I was booed, hissed, […]

Clovis schools tighten belt to avoid budget crunch

By Gary Mitchell Clovis schools will eliminate more than 20 teaching positions for the upcoming school year as a result of this year’s unfunded state mandate for an across-the-board raise for teachers. However, no teachers will be fired or laid off, Clovis school officials say. “We have about 22 teaching positions we have absorbed for […]