Elementary students will get early release once a week

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Some Clovis students will be let out early on Wednesdays next year to allow more time for the professional development of teachers. Students in elementary schools across the district will be released between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, school officials said. The change was approved by the […]

3/27 Cops and courts: Police looking for two suspects in armed robbery

The Clovis Police Department is looking for two suspects accused of robbing a pair of Clovis residents at gunpoint about 11 p.m. Thursday night in the south parking lot of the Clovis Apartments. One suspect is described by police as a thinly built Hispanic male with a red bandanna and armed with a pistol. The […]

Levy renewal sought

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A mill levy to be voted on Feb. 1 would prolong a property tax to fund maintenance and building around area school districts. If passed, a tax of $2 for every $1,000 of property would be assessed to fund school capital improvements in Clovis, Grady and Melrose. The tax […]

Spencer, Ross

Ross Spencer Services: Have been held Ross Spencer Cherry Jr., 83, of Silver City, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, in El Paso, Texas. He was born on May 4, 1921, in Clovis, to Ross and Maude Cherry. He married Goldie Stephens on Oct. 4, 1953, in Hobbs. He served in the U.S. Army during World […]

Superintendent will need to wear variety of hats

Freedom Newspapers The next superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools can’t be one dimensional and succeed. That person must bring multiple talents to the challenges he or she will face. In short, the ideal candidate must be politically astute, a creative and persuasive problem-solver, proactive and visionary, understand and handle diversity issues, and, above all, be […]

Ross gets the nod as top boss for Clovis schools

Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer In just one 25-minute meeting, one interview with one candidate, no questions from the public and five enthusiastic votes, G.C. Ross was named interim superintendent of Clovis schools. The retired educator of 36 years in the Clovis system will inherit the district from Neil Nuttall, who has been named president […]

Ross likely choice as interim superintendent

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Longtime Clovis school administrator G.C. Ross was the only candidate through Monday to apply for the school district’s interim superintendent position, the first phase of replacing Neil Nuttall. Ross, who said he was contacted by board members about the position, retired three years ago from the school district. For […]

Gregory, Adelaide

Adelaide Gregory Services: Have been held. Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self. Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree […]

Now-and-then: Ex-Texico standout settling in at Sul Ross

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Justin Stewart (left) helped Texico reach the state semifinals in 2000. Courtesy photo. By Dave Wagner Editor’s note: This is a perdiodic feature on former area athletes and where they are now. Since helping the Texico boys basketball team reach the Class 2A state semifinals in 2000, Justin Steward has gone through some ups and […]

Business Briefs 2/24

Portales parlor company expands PBI Parlor Systems of Portales purchased Ross-Holm inc. of Petaluma, Calif., on Feb. 4, according to a news release. PBI Parlor Systems designs and builds parallel, herringbone and drop-rail stalls, along with crowd gates, the release said. It has been in business since 1989. For 60 years, Ross-Holm has designed and […]

Lady Cats get nod in 4-5A

Rick White The graduation of Hobbs standout Adrianne Ross has changed the dynamics of District 4-5A. Without a dominant player like Ross — or Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt (1999-2001), the district girls 2004 basketball race appears more wide open than it’s been in recent years. District coaches are predicting a three-team race, with Clovis as the […]

Robinson, James

James Robinson Services: Have been held. James Fred Robinson, 92, of Lovington died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at the Good Samaritan Center in Lovington. He was born on July 3, 1911, in Lovington. He married Loeta Fowler on Oct. 18, 1930, in Lovington. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1923. […]

Police Blotter 1/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: After noticing a vehicle approaching the corner of Prince and 14th at a high rate of speed, police clocked it by radar as traveling 45 mph in a 35 mph zone before it turned in to the parking lot of a bar, […]

Williams, Jessie

JESSIE WILLIAMS Services: Have been held. Jessie Bell Williams, 79, of Clovis, a preschool teacher, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born April 12, 1924, in Galveston, Texas, to Theodore and Gertie Davis Thompson. She married Cash Brown on Sept. 18, 1942, in Matagorda County, Texas. She married […]

Ross, Walter Elbert

Services: Have been held. Walter Elbert Ross, 86, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Albuquerque. He was born on Feb. 7, 1917, in Arkansas, to Walter and Mary Elizabeth Clement Ross. While living in Grapevine, Ark., his family owned Walter Ross and Sons Grocery. After he moved to Albuquerque he was a salesman […]

Creamer, Ross

Ross Creamer Services: Have been held. Mr. A. Ross Creamer, 82, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Baylor Hospital in Garland, Texas. He was born on July 21, 1921, in Dickens, Texas, to Joseph Wesley and Winnie Battle Creamer. He married Marie South on Feb. 2, 1941, in Portales. He was a veteran […]

Lady Eagles Beat Clovis

Special to the CNJ HOBBS — Clovis junior Roxanne Luera nearly capped off an improbable comeback, but her 3-pointer just before the buzzer came up just short as Hoibbs held on to beat Clovis 64-61 in te District 4-5A girls basketball tournament championship game Saturday at Ralph Tasker Arena. Clovis (17-8) trailed by as many […]