Clovis city manager enhances leadership skills

Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon recently completed a course of study with Leadership New Mexico, a non-profit organization whose aim, according to its Web site, is “to identify current and emerging leaders throughout New Mexico, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the state.” In six sessions that […]

State Police urge caution during summer travels

With the advent of summer in June, families and individuals will be packing their cars and hitting the road for vacation paradise. The New Mexico State Police asks drivers to drive safely and soberly during the summer travel season. Officers remind drivers and passengers that everyone in a motor vehicle is required by law to […]

Texas woman seeks childhood

Margaret E. Moore-Scoggin, of Odessa, Texas, is searching for information about her childhood in Clovis — and would love to talk to anyone who might have lived here at the same time. Scoggin was born Margaret E. Moore in Clovis in July 1927 in a house in the three hundred block of Prince Street. The […]

Clovis native named to Hall of Leaders

ABILENE, Texas — A Clovis native-turned-educator has been named to the Hardin-Simmons University Hall of Leaders. Henry Bryce Jordan, 78, will be honored by the university for his outstanding career and character, according to university officials. Jordan was born in Clovis on Sept. 22, 1924, and his family later moved to Abilene, where graduated from […]

Reader Reaction: Heroes

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about heroes. Here are some responses: “One of my heroines was Mrs. Eddie Lake Trull. After my mother died, I would call her every time I needed to know something about cooking or other domestic tasks. I always got lots of wisdom tossed in for good measure. When […]

Handmade gift can project Clovis charm

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for suggestions of gifts that epitomize Clovis. This idea came from Glenda Horner: “I would give something handmade — a very flat piece of plain brown wood with a lovely gold figurine glued on it. Engraved on the wood would be the words: “Clovis, N.M.: A mesa full […]

Save the last dance for Krystal

Even though she spent prom night in the intensive care unit of Covenant Hospital in Lubbock after a car crash, Krystal Allen will get to dance after all. “It’s gonna be the whole works,” said Duffy Moon of Mix 107.5 FM radio, who is coordinating what he calls a “second chance prom” with community donations. […]

Sundance Ranch dedicated to caring for unwanted, neglected pets

Jack King When Sundance, the favorite cat of Clovis residents Doug and Lorraine Johnson, was killed by a hit-and-run driver, the two decided they’d seen enough cats abused, abandoned and injured with no one to care for them, Doug said. In 2002, they formed the Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary, a private non-profit corporation dedicated to […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Coming Home

Holy Jets, Batman! CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates, 27th Fighter Wing commander at Cannon, may have discovered a sure-fire way to protect air crews and aircraft. Just before the 524th Fighter Squadron was to be deployed to what was then Operation Southern Watch in the Persian Gulf, he called a few […]

Reporter’s Notebook-health

Clovis offered a stop Friday along an 18-city tour of New Mexico for state leaders looking into health care and support services issues, such as how to make the best use of resources and develop more home and community-based programs. During a town hall meeting attended by about 50 people, the shortage of health care […]