Reporter’s notebook: Dog rescues family

In Arabic, “obed” means worship, but to the Reid family, Obed is synonymous with hero. Obed is a 1-year-old, blonde cocker spaniel acquired by Clovis resident Christy Reid from friends who were relocating. Reid said she awoke last Thursday night to the sound of her newly acquired dog urgently barking. Arising to investigate why the […]

Student profile: Tanner Fickling

Tanner Fickling is a senior at the Clovis High School. He is the son of Mark and Lisa Fickling. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Fly fishing in beaver ponds while it is pouring rain. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Football: Running out on Leon Williams Stadium on a Friday night in […]

Student profile: Robyn Smith

CNJ staff Robyn Smith is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Bobby and Cheri Smith. What’s your idea of a perfect day? A sunny day with a glass of tea and a good book. Who is your hero and why? My parents are my heroes. They teach me all I […]

3/9 Student profile

Cole Andes is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Rick and Sam Andes. What is your idea of a perfect day? My perfect day is any day that I am on the shooting range without the wind blowing. What would you like printed on your gravestone? I would like to […]

Clovis mother mourns son killed in Iraq

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis mom knew it was possible her son could die in service to his country, but she tried not to think about it. Brenda Robertson’s worst fear was realized Tuesday when she said she learned her eldest son, Army Pfc. Rick Salas Jr., 22, was killed in Iraq. […]

Reporter’s notebook: Students researching New Mexico

Two elementary students, one from Nebraska and one from Illinois, have adopted the state of New Mexico for research projects. Wanting display materials for their projects, both students have written letters to the Clovis News Journal asking local residents to send them postcards, letters, brochures, maps and other information regarding the state. Norma Swanson, teacher […]

Student profile: Victoria Pallaschke

Victoria Anne Pallaschke is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of John and LaVonda Pallaschke. What is your idea of a perfect day? Laying out under the warm sun. Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party, and why? One of my grandfathers because I never got to meet him and […]

Student profile: Aimee Hilburn

Aimee Hilburn is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Mike and Becky Hilburn. What is your greatest fear? One day I’ll look (back) on my life and have regrets. Tell us about a happy time: When we won state in basketball. Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party, and […]

In tribute: High school junior remembered for aspirations

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Cory Holcomb had plans. He wanted to be an expert in automotive mechanics. He enjoyed heavy metal music and wanted to start a band. He aspired to be a professional body builder. Holcomb, a junior at Clovis High School, died Dec. 28 in a two-vehicle accident at a county […]

Russell, Richard “Rick”

Richard “Rick” Russell, 46, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Sept. 20, 1959, in Clovis to James R. and Jessie L. Russell. He was of the Baptist Faith. He worked as a diesel mechanic and owned “Russell’s Truck Repair.” Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, […]