Births —

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Hay Kadon K. Hay, left, Kolton B. Hay, middle, and Katie N. Hay, right, were born Nov. 11, 2011, to Daniel and Trisha Hay of Portales at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Kadon weighed 4 pounds 15 ounces, Kolton weighed 5 pounds 3 ounces and Katie weighed 5 pounds 1 ounce. They have two brothers, […]

Causey woman says marijuana was for chronic pain

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Courtesy photo: Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker walks past marijuana plants behind the home of Causey residents Timothy and Margie Koger on Monday afternoon. Deputies raided the couple’s residence after receiving an anonymous tip. A Causey woman said the 150 pounds of marijuana Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies confiscated […]

Births —

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Spriggs Keenen James Spriggs was born Sept. 16, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock to Philip and Jeanette Spriggs of Clovis. [image#1, align=left, size=medium] He weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Bryan and Louise Kos of Melrose; Kim Pruit of Las Cruces and Debbie Spriggs of Clovis. Great-grandparents: Rosemary Smithhesler of Clovis; Florine […]

Births —

Calderon Derek Roberto Calderon was born Aug. 30, 2011, to Fernando Jr. and Roberta Calderon of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces. He has one brother, Reyes Calderon, 3, and one sister, Julissa Garcia, 13. Grandparents: Fernando and Yolanda Calderon of Portales and Maria E. Garcia and […]

Births — April 3

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Wicker Gage Gregory Wicker was born March 10, 2011, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Clinton, Okla., at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. He has one sister, Shayla Brie Ann Wicker, 3. Grandparents are Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales and Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis.

Education digest —

Blood drive planned at Clovis Community College Clovis Community College will be host to a blood drive Thursday. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the commons area Appointments are available. Donors much have a valid identification, weigh more than 100 pounds and be well. Information: 769-4154

Thursday morning briefing: Win an mp3 and cheese measured by the millions of pounds

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Win an mp3 player Someone you know cultivating weeds? Our own Publisher Ray Sullivan is offering a free mp3 player to the person who submits a photo of the tallest weeds in Clovis. You must display some kind of measurement in the photo. Deadline for entries […]

Police: Man charged after attempting to hide drugs under overpass

CNJ staff An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered […]

Southwest Cheese plant expanding

A $90 million expansion at Southwest Cheese will increase its milk processing capacity by a third and bring approximately 50 full-time jobs to the area. Production at the Clovis plant is expected to increase from 7 million pounds of milk processed a day to 10.5 million pounds and a daily production capacity of 1.1 million […]

Local Bataan death march survivor dies

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Physically, John L. Johnson changed during World War II. He was 119 pounds lighter than his normal 215 pounds and three years older when he returned from his ordeal as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during World War II. But his personality defied the starvation, disease and […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Births

Bare-Williamson Collin Ray Bare-Williamson and Valerie Nicole Bare-Williamson were born Dec. 19, 2008, at University Medical Center in Lubbock to Dustin Bare-Williamson and Samantha Dropps, both of Portales. Collin weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Valerie weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Alan and Mary Ann Dropps of Clovis and Rosalee Williamson of Portales and […]

Nov. 16, 2008 Births

Hall Taylor Dalton Hall was born Oct. 14, 2008 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Ollie and April Hall of Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. He has a brother, Jaden Gage Hall. Grandparents are Judy and Lehmon Jacobs of Muleshoe and Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Bobby and […]

May 25, 2008 Births

Wicker Skyla BrieAnn Wicker was born Dec. 13, 2007, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Sweetwater, Texas, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis and Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales.

Fast facts: Kiwanis Pancake Day

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CNJ photo illustration: Liliana Castillo More than 700 people were served at Saturday’s Kiwanis Pancake Day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Noon Day Kiwanis Club held its 58th annual Pancake Day at Clovis High School’s cafeteria Saturday. Volunteers from high school Key Clubs and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and […]

Cats go to 19-0

Clovis beat Roswell 96-41 Tuesday in a non-district boys basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis jumped out to a 54-26 halftime lead. Jaye Crockett scored 25 points for the undefeated and top-ranked Wildcats (19-0) in the first half while Jaden Isler added 14. Look for Kevin Wilson’s game report on VarsityNow on this page. […]

Good day to vote

Clovis Municipal Schools voters go to the polls today to decide on a recurring $12 million general obligation bond to fund maintenance and improvements to school buildings and grounds for the next four years. Voters in 2000 and 2004 approved the GO bonds by a 4-to-1 margin. • • • Journalism lost a good friend […]

‘Good question’ man gone

Journalism lost a good friend Monday when George L. Prothro, a former managing editor at the Clovis News Journal, died after a bout with cancer. Today would have been his 63rd birthday. The current CNJ staff will miss his phone calls suggesting “good questions” to ask about curious events around town. • • • Sometimes […]

Could be a clue

Sometimes clues in the crime-fighting business are hard to find. Sometimes they hit like a ton of bricks. This comes from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety following an incident Sunday night near Gallup: “During a routine inspection … (an) officer opened the back of a tractor trailer rig to make sure the cargo […]

Some thoughts on New Year’s resolutions

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Last Sunday morning one of our elders asked our church folks, “How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions?” The giggles telegraphed the answer, six whole days into the new year. I’m guessing that the three or so people who didn’t laugh and might have still been on […]

Pet of the day: Bella

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Name: Bella About: Bella was adopted from my friend Carole (God rest her soul) when she was a kitten back in 2005. Bella is a domestic black short hair with a sometimes bad attitude. She’s about 12 1/2 to 13 pounds. People ask me what I feed her — I tell them what ever she […]