Men stab, shoot each other in Ross St. residence

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Crime scene at 1004 Ross St. A Clovis man and his stepfather were in stable but serious condition at a Lubbock Hospital Wednesday after stabbing and shooting each other, according to police. Ricky Johnson, 45, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, while his stepfather Hezekiah Shirley, 61, received a […]

Clovis hires administrator

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools hired Grady schools Superintendent Joel Shirley as deputy superintendent of operations, according to a press release from Clovis schools. The hire will take effect at the end of the school year. Shirley will be in charge of maintenance and operations, building and grounds, personnel and cafeterias, according to Clovis Schools […]

Education Feature: Volunteers revamp school library

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Reader Greeter volunteer Ruth Gamel of Grady reads a story Thursday about a paranoid squirrel who learns he can fly to a kindergarten class at the Grady Municipal School library. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ correspondent Grady Municipal Schools’ interest in increasing literacy and reading in the students turned into a […]

Aug. 26, 1939

L.T. Shirley of Clovis was elected president of the New Mexico Laundry Owners Association during the final session of the convention held in Clovis. …Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, located at 412 Pile, was taking registration for dance classes. … State Police Sgt. A.P. Winston said “a nominal charge of 50 cents would be made […]

Education Digest: Civil servant commended

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis civil servant in education was honored April 2. Delman Shirley received several awards at the Curry County Association of Educational Retirees (CCAER) luncheon. Shirley served as a director on the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) for 23 years and as a member of its investment committee […]

In tribute: Man played backup for Elvis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clyde Norris loved music, and life was a never-ending song. Norris, a long-time musician and a Clovis business owner, died Feb. 20. Norris was born May 19, 1934, in Swenson, Texas, and moved with his mother and seven siblings to Lubbock. In Lubbock he came to know the two […]

Candidate Profile: Shirley Hooper

Shirley Hooper is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state against Mary Herrera, Stephanie V. Gonzales and Letitia Montoya in the June 6 primary. The position is currently held by Rebecca Vigil-Giron. Bio: Hooper grew up in Lovington, and has lived and worked in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Portales and Hobbs. She served as […]

Shirley, G.R.

G.R. Shirley, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at his home northeast of Portales. He was born Nov. 1, 1922, Quay County to Lucille and James D. Shirley. He contracted polio at the age of 9 months, and spent much of his younger years in various hospitals in Texas, New Mexico, California and Arizona. He […]

Garner, Eugene

Eugene Garner Services: Private Mr. Eugene “Bud” Garner, 93, of Clovis died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at his daughter’s residence in Clovis. He was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to J. F. and Buelah Garner. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and several brothers and sisters. He is […]