Reporter’s Notebook: Collectors don’t compete over toys

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer HUNDREDS OF PLASTIC TOYS adorn the walls of a bedroom in the home of Leta Cole. The Clovis resident has collected toys from McDonald’s Happy Meals for about a decade. More toys are tucked away in about 15 boxes, her husband, J.D., said. Cole and her sisters in Missouri […]

CHS GOLF: Portales boys dominate invite

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales boys golf team has a Class 3A state title in mind this spring after finishing second a year ago, and they made a convincing showing on Monday. The Rams shot a four-man score of 307 in the three-team Clovis Invitational at Chaparral Country Club, outdistancing the host […]

Student Profile: Bell

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Bailey Bell is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Gary and Julie Bell. Extra-curricular activities: Cheerleading, drama, track, art Hobbies: Theater, tap dancing, making jewelry, collecting Elvis Presley stuff, MySpace Future plans: Go to college to pursue an acting career, get married and have […]

Student profile: Ouellette

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Sarah Ouellette is a Clovis Christian School senior. She is the daughter of Roy and Christy Ouellette. Extra-curricular activities: Drama and art Hobbies: I love NASCAR, old musicals, movies, tap dance, MySpace, playing card games, cooking, reading the Bible, shopping and making people laugh. Future plans: Get married and […]

Reporter’s notebook: Work with youth rewarded

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A LATE CLOVIS resident was honored Tuesday for her lifetime commitment to a program that encourages youth participation in agriculture. DOROTHY MARKS, who died in 1988, was inducted posthumously into the New Mexico State University 4-H Hall of Fame at the college campus Tuesday afternoon, according to Janis Hallem, […]

Muleshoe man wins truck roadeo

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer JAVIER CRUZ OF Muleshoe won the Texas Department of Transportation’s annual Truck Roadeo for the Lubbock district in September. SINCE 1988, the TxDOT has held an annual Truck Roadeo, where employees weave through obstacle courses in single-axle trucks, squeeze through narrow spaces, and inspect vehicles for defects. “IT NOT […]

Oct. 6, 2006 Reporter’s Notebook

A recent vaccination and spay/neuter clinic benefited two local non-profit organizations. Veterinarian Jack Murphy donated 10 percent of the proceeds from the clinics held in August to the Lighthouse Mission and the Matt 25 Hope Center, he said. Each organization received a check for $157. “I’ve been here (Clovis) for 35 years,” Murphy said, “It […]

Reporter’s notebook: World Harmony runner treks through Clovis

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Kharasrota Grenier of Miami finishes the last mile leg of her day’s six-mile run on U.S. 60/84 in downtown Clovis on Monday. She was part of the World Harmony Run, joining it in Tallahassee, Fla. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Reminiscent of an Olympic opening ceremony, a lone runner arrived in Clovis Monday afternoon carrying a […]

Reporter’s notebook: Pastor named ambassador president

Dr. Frank Sherman wears many hats. He serves as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church and teaches philosophy at Clovis Community College as an adjunct professor. His free-time endeavors include volunteering as chaplain for the Clovis Police and Fire Departments and serving since 1989 as a Chamber Ambassador for the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce. Sherman recently […]

Student profile: Rachelle Urban

Rachelle Urban is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Christine Martinez. What is your theme song? “Brown-eyed Girl.” What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? I hope to be a teacher and have a family started. What is your greatest fear? To be buried alive. […]