12-2 Business digest

Citizens, Realtor of year named The Clovis Board of Realtors named its Realtor and Citizens of the year Nov. 13 during an annual banquet at the Clovis Civc Center, according to a board news release. Niki Harmon a Coldwell Banker Realtor, was named Realtor of the Year. Harmon has been a Clovis Realtor for 16 […]

Zias’ Lawrence named All-LSC in soccer

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Samantha Lawrence earned first-team All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer honors in selections announced by the conference office. Lawrence was ENMU’s only representative among 52 players chosen for first-team, second-team or honorable mention recognition. The Zias (9-10, 3-7 LSC) finished ninth in the 11-team league, […]

New service officer appointed at Clovis Veterans’ Services

George Vargas has been named the new service officer at the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services field office in Clovis. Vargas, 39, was a mental health technician in San Diego and Los Angeles and most recently a Social Services manager in his hometown of El Paso before coming to the NMDVS. Vargas retired from […]

July 24, 2008 Education Digest

Local students scholarship recipients Two local students were named 2008-2009 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars by the New Mexico Public Education Department, according to a press release. Miles Ware of Clovis and Wesley Gilmore of Elida were awarded $1,500 annual scholarships for up to four years. Forty-five New Mexico high school seniors were selected out […]

New president named at ENMU-R

Freedom New Mexico John R. Madden has been named president of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, according to a press release from ENMU. Madden, of Tucson, Ariz. will succeed Judy Armstrong who is retiring from the position. Madden’s start date is Aug. 18. A presidential search committee was formed in mid-April to review applications, interview candidates, […]

Local bookstore wins award

This just in: The Masters Parable Christian Store in Clovis has been named Parable Franchise of the Year by the Christian bookstore.

July 6 2008 Honors

Johnson Lisa D. Johnson of Clovis was named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2008 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List students must earn a 3.25 or higher grade point average while carrying at least 12 semester hours. Shaw Kathi Schneider Shaw of Clovis received her Masters […]

An honor for the coach

C.J. Aragon, the rodeo coach at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, has been named coach of the year for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

CCS grad Peterson named All-LSC in golf

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Clovis Christian graduate Mollie Peterson, a sophomore at West Texas A&M University, was named to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s golf first team last week. Peterson scored her first collegiate victory in October in the Grizzly Invitation and posted a runnerup finish in the Lady Buff Stampede. She also made […]

April 29, 2008 Business Digest

CNJ Staff Clovis business owners named Entrepreneurs of the Year James and Sharon Perry received the Clovis Community College Small Business Development Center’s Entrepreneurs of the Year award Saturday in Santa Fe, according to a New Mexico Small Business Development Network news release. The Perrys opened J&S Machining, a engine and farm equipment repair business, […]

Former Curry County undersheriff named Texico police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bowman lost his bid for Curry County Sheriff in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman has been hired as Texico’s police chief. Bowman was selected Tuesday night and will take the department’s reins Monday, according to City Personnel Director Doug Scioli. Scioli said […]

Local girl named new Masked Rider

CNJ staff The lineage of Texas Tech’s Masked Rider is staying in the area. Ashley Hartzog, a senior animal science and Spanish major from Farwell, will replace Texico’s Kevin Burns as Texas Tech’s mascot, according to a school press release. In donning the rider’s mask, Hartzog fulfills an ambition that took seed when she first […]

Sandia teacher chosen for award

By CNJ staff Jimmy Marez of Clovis, a student teacher at Sandia Elementary School, was named Student Teacher of the Year in the state’s southern district by the New Mexico Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Marez, 43, is currently an undergraduate at Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus and is studying elementary education and was […]

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March 23, 2008 Honors

Wayland Baptist University Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus recently released its list of 37 students who have been named to the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the 2007-08 Winter Term.Twenty-six area students achieved distinction on the President’s List. They include: Kathy Adams, Summer Black, Jamie Cooper, Renee Dettman, Darla Falkner, Thanongsak “Charlie” Gentry, Ivan […]

March 9, 2008 Honors

JohnsonKyle Russell Johnson of Clovis was named to the Texas A&M University honor roll for the fall 2007 semester, according to a school news release.

Clovis resident named ENMU regent

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Chad Lydick of Clovis has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents replacing Jay Gurley, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Gurley said he resigned this week after he and his wife recently moved to San Angelo, Texas […]

a view from under the pew: amos encounters greg the groundhog

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist Editor’s note: As Groundhog Day nears, Amos recalled the first time he met a strange creature named Greg the Groundhog, who had issues with his more-famous counterpart. Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he […]

Business Digest: Resident named head of appraisal group

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Douglas Defoor of Clovis has been named president of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, according to a news release. The Appraisal Institute is an international organization of professional real estate appraisers with 22,000 members and 92 chapters. Local Realtor on state executive committee Sharon Hicks of […]

Street stories

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Though many streets inClovis and Portales are named for letters or trees, other streets have more detailed histories. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis […]