Local farmer meets with congressmen

Freedom New Mexico Clovis dairy farmer Wayne Palla traveled to Capitol Hill recently with other Dairy Farmers of America Inc. board members and young cooperators to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry, according to a DFA news release. DFA members and staff met in Washington, D.C., for the cooperative’s annual D.C. Board Meeting and Hill […]

Youth on a mission

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caitlin Moore, left, and Lauren Jerde with Grace Lutheran Church work in Gabriel’s Garden on Wednesday at Matt 25 Hope Center. Liliana Castillo This year, they struggled to get used to the heat rather than the culture on their annual mission trip. A youth group from Grace Lutheran Church in […]

Local leaders make case for effluent water project

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local leaders who traveled to Santa Fe Tuesday believe they have successfully saved Clovis’ $16 million wastewater recycling project. Though it won’t be official until the end of the Legislature’s special session, Mayor Gayla Brumfield said she believes the last minute trip to talk with lawmakers paid off. Brumfield […]

First Person: World traveler returns to roots

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Retirement for David Griffin means taking care of his honey-do list. Liliana Castillo David Griffin traveled across the world while serving in the Air Force. He enjoyed England, where he met his wife, the beaches in Spain and California. But when he retired out of Cannon Air Force Base, he […]

Oct. 17 Honors

The Force of One Martial Arts group of Clovis traveled to San Antonio, Texas to participate in the Taekwondo and Gumdo (sword) Championships on Sept. 27 under the leadership of Master Instructor Eric Suan.

Homicide suspect had conflicts with victim

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Anthony Ray Casillas By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There was a history of friction between homicide victim Gary Payne and the man accused of shooting him, according to people who worked for a silage company with the two men. Payne and Anthony Ray Casillas worked together with a crew that traveled throughout eastern New […]

Miss Rodeo New Mexico candidates

By Keely McDowell: CNJ Staff Writer Young ladies have traveled from across New Mexico to compete in the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant this week. The pageant is part of Pioneer Days, and competitions have been scheduled thoughout the week.

Clovis Christian students recount senior trip

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Courtesy photo Clovis Christian seniors From left to right: Joel Glikas, Jonny White, Keeson Bell, Whitney Miller, Shaina Pool, Heather Urban, Amanda Riley, Cristen Woofford, Melody King, Michelle Cherry, Liz Cherry and Luke Ware. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Most of the Clovis Christian Schools graduating seniors traveled to San Antonio and Padre Island […]

Got everything minus flying cars

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I traveled back in time a few days ago. One moment I was driving north on Prince, the next moment I was 15 and riding with my buddy Catfish.

Counselor reaches out to community

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sistar Yancy takes notes Thursday during a counseling session with Oscar Gandarilla of Albuquerque. Yancy, founder/director of Christian Believers Education, prepares to celebrate the second anniversary of the organization. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When Sistar G. Yancy traveled from California to Clovis about seven years ago to speak […]