Ready, set, dodge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico junior Laiken Crist dodges a fast ball Saturday during the third annual Turkeybrawl Dodgeball Tournament at Texico School’s gym. Her team, called Who’s Next, brought three years of experience to the dodgeball court. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Orange, red, yellow and purple rubber balls flew across Texico […]

Nov. 30, 1931

Dr. A.M. Curl, noted psychologist and astrologist, was speaking at the Lyceum in the first of a weeklong set of speaking engagements. … M.B. Kuntz, member of the area Boy Scout Council, was in charge of automobile toy pick-ups for the Clovis Scouts’ annual old-toy drive. … R.L. Jameson of Clovis reported to police that […]

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 […]

Airman credit to military

By Tonya Fennell I got to witness history Monday as the 27th Fighter Wing, which my husband has been a member of for several years, stood down at Cannon Air Force Base. In its place is Air Force Special Operations Command. We said goodbye to the world’s most lethal warfighters and hello to the Air […]

Church hits 100 year mark

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks First United Methodist Church members will celebrate 100 years of worship Sunday. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident John Urban was born Methodist, which is what prompted him to seek out a church during a 1958 business trip to Clovis. “I was traveling from Des Moines, Iowa, to […]

Any step against D.C. nepotism good

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers With potential voters You-Tubing questions for debating Democrats on Monday and Dick Cheney’s short-lived presidency on Saturday, it’s possible you missed an example of good government by the House of Representatives. On a voice vote Monday, the House passed the Campaign Expenditure Transparency Act. The measure, co-sponsored by Rep. Adam […]

Retiree aids education with fund-raising

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Courtesy photo Helen Miles, right, receives flowers and a crown from Tan-Terrific Federated Women’s Club President Phyllis Salguero as Education Queen for raising the most money for scholarships in the state association’s program. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Since retiring from nursing, Helen Miles of Clovis hasn’t stopped helping people, whether they are trying […]

Commission gives go-ahead to seek grants

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Water and wastewater project funding was on the Clovis City Commission agenda at Thursday’s meeting. Commissioners passed resolutions to enable acceptance of grants from the New Mexico Environment Department for $800,000 for wastewater improvements related to Southwest Cheese and $100,000 to be used for the wastewater effluent reuse project. […]

Church has big history

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Pastor Bill Banks, left, stands with long-time Central Christian Church members, from left, Jack Pierce, Janet Pierce, Gene Brian, Beth Brian and Wanda Horton in the church’s sanctuary. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Central Christian Church was once the largest Christian church in New Mexico, according to church records. […]

Church holding ‘Amazing Grace’

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer On your mark. Get set. Solve the Biblical clues to win The Amazing Grace. The congregation of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church will host a Christian version of the reality-based television show, “The Amazing Race.” Equipped with Bibles and city maps, racers will compete in a scavenger hunt-style […]

Zias sign outside hitter in volleyball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent of Canyon, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for new Eastern New Mexico University coach Kim Falkenhagen. Valdez-Kent helped her team reach the Texas Class 3A volleyball championship in each of the past two seasons, including winning the title in 2005. She […]

Clovis Community College Q&A

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6. Early voting at the Curry County Courthouse ends Friday. The following questions were posed to candidates. Gayla Brumfield and Dr. Ken Merritt are vying to represent District 1, and […]

Zias add trio for soccer

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team signed goalkeeper Jaime Silva of Moriarty, wing Anna Sanchez of Albuquerque (Valley HS) and defender Christie Nylaan of Keller, Texas, to letters of intent for the 2007 season, according to Zias coach Travis McCorkle. Silver was a three-sport standout at Moriarty, and posted 19 […]

School board seats available

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three seats are up for grabs on the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education. Elections for Districts 3, 4 and 5 seats will be held in February, according to an election document. Currently, the District 3 seat is held by Lora Harlan, District 4 by Mark Lansford and District […]

Dome on the range

Tonya Fennel: CNJ staff writer Meeting on the tailgate of a pickup truck in the middle of a field, three Clovis families dreamed of acquiring the property and building a church where people could worship free from preconceived notions about religion. With a monolithic dome constructed from steel and cement, the Body of Christ Community […]

Cannon programs keep plate full for Airman

First Lieutenant Jeremiah Kirschmann, 27th Contracting Squadron, accepts the indoor soccer championship trophy from Col. Peggy Poore, 27th Mission Support Group commander. Yolanda Romero Unlike some who complain that there is nothing to do at Cannon, 1st Lt. Jeremiah Kirschman has found lots to do. And some of it includes winning money. The 27th Contracting […]

Back-to-school walk set for Cannon families

Courtesy 27 Services Squadron While Le Tour de Cannon will draw avid bicyclists and runners, a more leisurely family activity Aug. 12 provides families the opportunity to join in fun cocpetition in the Back-to-School Parent/Child 1 mile walk, The event beings at 9 a.,. and. participants can sign up at the fitness Center and meet […]

Cold case sleuth has Clovis ties

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Rocky Mountain News photo: Todd HeislerLou Smit, left, Scott Fischer, center, and Charlie Hess are cold-case investigators with the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis native who developed a taste for crime fighting as a local newspaper reporter and photographer played a role in a convicted Colorado […]

Wall, Billie L.

Billie LaRue Wall, 77, of El Paso died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at her residence in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was an employee of Coldwell Banker until 2003. She was a member of the El Paso Realtors Association and a longtime member of the Westside Church of Christ in El Paso. She was preceded in […]

Cervantez, Pearl

Pearl Cervantez, 88, of Bovina died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Tucumcari to Sugundo and Lala Hernandez Brito. She married George Cervantez in 1940 in Bovina. She was a former coordinator of the Indigent Care Program at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona, a homemaker and a […]