Survey: More youth opportunities needed

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Antonio Wetmore, 7, practices his footwork Thursday during American Youth Soccer Organization practice at the AYSO fields. His mother, Victoria Moya, said this is her son’s third year playing and he loves soccer. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer About 500 Clovis residents who recently took part in a survey […]

Quay resident awaits word from family in Haiti

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Jean Morency of Tucumcari lived in Haiti until he was 12 years old. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Quay County business owner says he’s stunned at the destruction in Haiti, where he has relatives struggling to survive. “I asked my brother if he had eaten anything,” Jean Morency of Tucumcari said on Tuesday. […]

County commissioner to run for city post

CNJ staff Dan Stoddard is hoping he can be the second Clovis resident to be a part of both the city and county commissions. Stoddard, an assisted living facility owner, intends to file Tuesday for the open seat in the Clovis City’s Commission’s fourth district. “This community’s been very good to me,” said Stoddard, who […]

Ex-Portales resident going strong at 107

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Wichita Falls Times Record News: Claire Kowalick Effie Caffee lived on her own until she recently broke her hip sweeping, but plans on moving back to her house in Burkburnett as soon as possible. By Ann Work: Wichita Falls Times Record News WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Optimistic, check. Nonsmoker, check. Socially active, check. Effie Caffee, […]

Home invasion experience still haunts Portales resident

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Freedom Photo: Eric Butler Jo Ann Vickers stands over the spot in her hall where she lie beaten and suffering a broken femur during a March 30, 2008 home invasion. Vickers attackers are serving prison time, but memories of the attack still haunt her. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It was late on a […]

Resident resubmits request for procession

CNJ STAFF Sean Ferreira had a vision in March for a religious procession to take place next Friday. And twice, the Clovis City Commission has decided against a five-hour procession route along Main and Mitchell streets. In today’s 5:15 p.m. city commission meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ferreira is submitting his third request for […]

Curry County resident sentenced to 133 years for rape

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CNJ staff A Curry County resident was sentenced Wednesday to 133 years prison for the 2008 rape of a 9-year-old Quay County girl. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was found guilty and convicted of three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the […]

City parks provide, escape, leisure

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Wednesday evening, as the storm which never arrived was brewing west of Ned Houk Park, my granddaughter and I were feeding the ducks. With the careful attention of a five year old, she was dropping pieces of food in the lake, and I was watching the birds. On shore came […]

Senior resident center celebrates fathers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo John Schmidt, a resident at Senior Citizen Resident Center in Clovis, said Father’s Day has never been a big deal for him. He said his favorite thing about being a father is being a grandfather. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The staff and residents of the Senior Citizen Resident […]

June 7 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. May 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Sheldon Street for a vehicle crashed into a house. A 68-year-old man said he pulled into the driveway to pick up the resident for work. After […]

Bingaman supports reappointment of Portales resident on peanut board

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., on Wednesday asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

Bingaman supports renomination of Portales resident on peanut board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today asked the U.S. Agriculture Secretary to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

Clovis resident takes city to task on trash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Durant spent two years picking up trash and pulling weeds at the Clovis Area Transit building on Sixth and Axtell Streets. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After setting down dated stacks of Tupperware containers stuffed with garbage and weeds to illustrate the problem, she stood and addressed the […]

Clovis man convicted of child pornography possession

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Courtesy photo Willard Ballard was found guilty Wednesday of 25 counts of possession of child pornography and faces more than 37 years imprisonment. CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was convicted of 25 counts of possession of child pornography and faces more than 37 years imprisonment. Willard Ballard was found guilty Wednesday by a Curry […]

March 4, 2009 blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. Feb. 15 officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Rencher for a report fugitive sighting. A caller said jail escapee Edward Salas was possibly in the residence. The resident gave officers permission to search the residence. […]

Clovis banker joins college board of regents

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis banker has joined the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents. At the regents meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe, Randy Harris, president of the Bank of Clovis, was sworn into his new position on the board, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble. Harris is a longtime Clovis […]

U.S. resident’s imprisonment endangers rights

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court wisely decided this month to review the case of Ali Saleh Khalah al-Marri, a legal U.S. resident who was apprehended by the federal government and held for more than five years in a Navy brig. He stands accused of being an al-Qaida operative. A three-judge panel of 4th […]

Resident to present traffic stop proposal Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher wishes to turn the intersection of Main and Manana streets into a four-way stop to ease traffic. Gallagher will present the proposal Tuesday during a city traffic committee meeting. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher said she is tired of getting stuck […]

Resident reports sign burning

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Clovis resident is ‘Ed the Dairyman’

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