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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 […]

Dec. 23, 1971

Curry County inmates decorated the main cell block for Christmas, using aluminum “poptops” from canned beverages, icicles and pine branches. … Burns Agency, 420 Mitchell, claimed to offer “good insurance from good insurance companies.” … CHS seniors Cathy Flory and Donald Young were named Clovis High School band queen and king.

Nov. 23, 1977

The Clovis Police Department received new uniforms in a shade of dark blue called “L.A. Blue,” named after the Los Angeles Police Department’s uniform colors. … The Clovis City Commission decided to sidestep federal regulation and re-install traffic signals at the 10th and 14th street intersections on Prince Street, claiming the intersections were dangerous. … […]

Nov. 18, 1982

Members of the Curry and Quay Landowners Association turned out to hear April Moore, national coordinator for the National Campaign to Stop MX (missiles), as she warned that eastern New Mexico could become a “nuclear sponge” for the rest of the country. … Wildcat football players Doug Hubby and Mike Minnis were named offensive players […]

Nov. 19, 1922

Mayor Denhof announced at the Kiwanis Club that he planned to pass a resolution asking New Mexico’s senators and congressmen to render any assistance in securing free mail delivery for Clovis residents. … J.C. Clinton of Colorado Springs, Colo., representing the firm of J.C. Penney Co., was making plans to open a store in Clovis. […]

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 […]

Tatum named judge in 9th Judicial District

Freedom New Mexico staff SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed Drew Tatum of Clovis to fill a vacant seat in the 9th Judicial District. Tatum, whose principal office will be in Portales, replaces Judge Joe Parker, who resigned from the position for health reasons on July 31. There are five district judges in […]

8-19 Honors

Kline Meghan Kline of Melrose has been named a United States National Award Winner in honor roll by the United States Achievement Academy. She is the daughter of Roger and Jerri Kline of Clovis.

‘Julio’ popular name in Hispanic family

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Before the month is over, I must write about how popular the name Julio is in my family. My dad is named Julio. His favorite uncle was named Julio and he has cousins named Julio. Many males born in July on my father’s side of the family are named […]

Adulthood takes restraint

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Opposites attract. This is true in many areas of my life and especially in my marriage, where my husband and I have different personalities. I am the more exuberant type, and he is the more coherent one. I am more fun — he may say impulsive — and he is more […]

Davis recognized by Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis, a senior at Wayland Baptist, was recently named the Pioneers’ pitcher of the year at the WBU athletic awards reception. Davis went 4-7 this season with a 4.52 earned run average. He made 16 appearances, including 15 starts, and had eight complete games and two […]

Adulthood requires restraint

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Opposites attract. This is true in many areas of my life and especially in my marriage, where my husband and I have different personalities. I am the more exuberant type, and he is the more coherent one. I am more fun — he may say impulsive — and he is more […]

April 28, 1952

Ada Ingle, a sophomore from Clovis, was the new president of Sigma Beta Chi social sorority at Eastern New Mexico University. She had also been named “friendship girl” of the sorority. … Area businesses were offering prizes – from steak dinners to a car wash and lubrication – to Clovis Pioneers baseball players for good […]

Zias sign Houston spiker

CNJ Staff The Zia volleyball team has announced the signing of setter/right side hitter Karen McIntyre from Houston to play for the team in the 2007 season. McIntyre helped J. Frank Dobie High School finish as the District 22-5A runnerup in her junior and senior seasons, and was named as the district’s most improved player […]