Retired teacher stays active in city

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Joyce Pollard was born in Texas but moved to Clovis when she was 16. Longtime Clovis resident Joyce Pollard is best known for her work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission in Clovis but she has also served on several other committees in the community. She was instrumental in […]

New Mexico First hosting nursing forum

CNJ staff New Mexico First will hold a forum to brainstorm for ideas on how to build a stronger nursing workforce from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18 at the Clovis Civic Center The forum will address the nursing shortage in New Mexico, and ways to implement the recommendations made by the New Mexico […]

Local residents march in tribute to civic leader

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Members of the Clovis community take part in a symbolic walk Monday morning during the 16th annual celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday in Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chautauqua Acy and Mary Graham stood before the Martin Luther King Jr. monument at Potter Park reading the names […]

Reporter’s notebook — Proposal surprises soldier

CNJ staff ENLISTING THE HELP OF HIS BOSS AND FRIENDS, a local sheriff’s deputy arranged to have his colleagues stage a felony traffic stop so he could propose to his girlfriend. Michael Brockett said he began hatching his plan while his girlfriend, Jeanene Pollard, was away at pre-deployment training for the National Guard. Plans were […]

Area to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the […]

12/1 Education Digest

Teacher appointed to committee A language arts and math teacher from Texico was appointed in mid-November to the Governmental Affairs Committee of the National Association of State Boards of Education, according to a New Mexico Public Education Department news release. Dennis Roch, elected in 2004 to a four-year term on the Public Education Commission, was […]

Mildred Shaw

Services: Have been held. Mildred Shaw, 78, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Herman Hospital in Houston. She was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Caldwell, Texas, to Sam and Rachel Morris Pollard. She married Oscar Stevenson in May 1941, in Caldwell. She married Henry Shaw on Jan. 4, 1966, in Clovis. She was […]

The dream lives on

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County Manager Dick Smith, left, Commission Chairperson Ed Perales, center, and Selmus Price, who serves on the Clovis Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, lead the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Walk on Monday morning. (Photo: Tova Fruchtman) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer About 100 Clovis residents, young and old, large and small, black and […]

Former students from once segregated school reunite

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Former students from what was once an all-black Clovis school got together this weekend, just like they have for the last 15 years, to share old stories, talk about their families and enjoy fellowship. Starting on Friday night and continuing with a banquet on Saturday night, more than 100 former […]

Pollard, Myrtle M.

Myrtle Maye Pollard Services: Have been held. Myrtle “Myrt” Pollard, 87, of Clovis died Dec. 15, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 1, 1916, in Cameron, Texas, to Ira Lee and Eula Mae Dotson Pascal. She married Joe Wesley Pollard in March 1933, in Cameron, Texas. She moved […]