Reporter’s notebook: Longtime base supporter receives humanitarian award

Longtime Cannon Air Force Base supporter Doc Stewart said he does not like to boast. In fact, he refused to name his accomplishments over the last several decades that got him nominated for the Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award this year. “It’s a list as long as your arm,” Stewart said of his accomplishments. “But […]

Reporter’s notebook: Business owner donating flags

A Clovis business owner said he is donating about 400 minature American flags to the area effort to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. Steve Deleon of Sports Angle said he hopes the flags will be used by base supporters during a planned parade rally when members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission holds […]

Reporter’s notebook: Recent bill declares July 23 ‘National Day of the American Cowboy’

It’s time to pull up those boot straps and sharpen those spurs, for July 23 is declared “National Day of the American Cowboy.” A bill cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M, which recently passed the Senate, requests the country honor the role of the rancher in the development of the western United States. As […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis participating in cystic fibrosis walk

Clovis will be one of 500 locations across the country to join Great Strides 2005, the biggest annual fund-raising event of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, according to New Mexico foundation executive director Amanda Myrick. With a nationwide goal of $28 million and a New Mexico goal of $129,000, Clovis can show its support at 9 […]

Reporter’s notebook: Miss Clovis moving on to Miss New Mexico pageant

For the third year in a row, Aleiha Applegarth has been crowned Miss Clovis. She said the pageant, held March 13 in Las Cruces, was something she “just fell into” after receiving a flier at work. With the encouragement of her co-workers and friends, Applegarth entered her first pageant competition. “I figured ‘why not?’,” she […]

Student profile: Derek Chase

Derek Chase, 18, is the son of Duane and Lisa Chase. He is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Where everyone is in a good mood, and having a good time with no problems. Who is your favorite entertainer? Will Ferrell What’s so great about your favorite sport? […]

FNNM papers awarded

CNJ staff The Texas Panhandle Press Association awarded seven plaques to the Clovis News Journal on Saturday for work published in 2004. The CNJ earned first-place awards for feature writing, front-page layout and headline writing. The paper received a second-place honor for news writing and third-place awards for editorial writing, sports photography and its lifestyles […]

Reporter’s notebook: Chamber hosting music festival

Buddy Holly put Clovis on the musical map by recording several of his hit songs at the Norman Petty Studios on Seventh Street. In a tribute to the Lubbock-born Holly and Norman Petty, the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a music festival Sept. 8-10. The 2005 Clovis Music Festival features a Sept. 9 […]

Reporter’s notebook: Music education top 100 lists Clovis

Clovis Municipal Schools is listed in “Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America,” an annual nationwide survey conducted jointly by the country’s top organizations devoted to music and learning. “I am so very proud of our total music program,” said Wayne Anderson, coordinator of music with Clovis Municipal Schools. “We have consistently set the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Local man meets President Bush

Animated, humorous and erudite. Those are the words Clovis Republican Rube Render used to describe President George W. Bush’s speaking style at a town hall meeting last week in Albuquerque. “I was very impressed with the President’s speaking ability,” Render said. Rube and his wife Marge traveled to the town hall meeting that brought together […]

Reporter’s notebook: Elk Foundation holds annual banquet

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 11th annual banquet on Saturday is the group’s primary fund-raiser of the year, according to member Allan Myers. “We typically have an attendance of over 400 people at our annual event,” he said. “People from all over the country attend our banquet. ” But due to high security at Cannon […]

Reporter’s notebook: Rotary clubs celebrate 100th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis and High Plains Rotary clubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the international service organization during a meeting at the Holiday Inn. District governor Charles R. “Rick” Akins spoke to the clubs on the achievements of the service organization in last century years. “One of our greatest accomplishments as an organization is […]

York, Glen

Glen York Services: Have been held. Glen Allan “Skippy” York, 26, died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on April 4, 1978, in Raton, to Glen A. and Linda Wakefield York. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raton and he worked for the Burlington Northern and Santa […]

Ramblin’ Rick

Commentary 911? I think we have a problem Listening to football and basketball games on the radio is the next best thing to being there. It’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions as I listen to the games, unable to see what is going on and trusting the announcer to be my eyes. I’ve become adept […]