Weddings —

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Ward [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Miller of Logan announce the love and marriage between Mariah Jai Ciemny, daughter of Maretta J. Miller and Rick L. Ciemny, of Wellington, Kan., to Justin Dwayne Ward, son of Suzy R. Carpenter Young of Brownwood, Texas, and Marshall E. Ward of Merkel, Texas. The […]

Birth —

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Kobyn Ward All snuggled in, Kobyn Ward is the son of Amberly and Jordan Ward of Clayton. Grandson of Marlynda and Ronnie Williams of Clayton. He is the great-grandson of Betty and Bob Dunn of Clovis.

School staff prepare to welcome back students

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melissa Ward works as bus driver, assistant manager and sometimes janitor at Adair Transportation Inc., which runs bus routes for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Getting 43 buses and their drivers ready to drive 34 routes carrying 2,200 children to school daily can only […]

Shooting victim remembered as thoughtful, caring

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Courtesy photo Melissa Ward was shot and killed while traveling in a van last week in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite living a hard life, shooting victim Melissa Ward had a big heart, according to residents in the Lubbock neighborhood where she lived. Ward, who was shot and killed while traveling in […]

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Riders’ final destination: Helping wounded warriors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Local riders from the American Legion Riders will join riders from the state and Arizona for a ride from Carlsbad to San Antonio to escort a truckload of toiletries such as soap, shampoo and shaving supplies to soldiers at Brooks Army Medical Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Johnny […]

Events honor Clovis’ rock ‘n’ roll history

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Norman Petty Recording Studio Curator Kenneth Broad said he donated a sizable amount of artifacts including musical equipment and photos to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum. The museum has an inventory of about 400 items. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sitting in a beach chair […]

Election results: Brumfield elected mayor; Alcohol to be sold on Sunday

CNJ staff The final, unofficial results of the election according to city clerk’s offices: All regional New Mexico results reported; All area Texas municipalities have reported with the exception of Bailey County Clovis votes include all absentee votes and polling locations with a total voter turn out of 33 percent. Mayor • Tim L. Ashley […]

Preparing the polls

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis City Clerk Leighann Melancon gathers items that need to go into the polling boxes for today’s election. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Surrounded by piles of new voter registration cards, old pens and municipal election guides from past years, Clovis City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon worked at a rapid […]

Nov. 3, 1968

Sonny Hester, 822 Gidding, reported to police that 17 stereo tapes had been stolen from his locked car, parked in front of his house. … Tricycles were on sale at Montgomery Ward for $10.97. … Lance Cpl. Frederick E. Madera, son of Helen Madera, received the Bronze Star medal with a Combat “V” for heroic […]

Sept. 7, 1946

An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people gathered at Hillcrest Park for an “Old Timers Reunion” in honor of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Mabry. … Montgomery Ward sold denim blue jeans for $3.49 a pair. … A Clovis News-Journal classified advertisement listed a home at 1516 Wallace for sale for $15,000.

Clovis woman competent for trial

The Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas — A woman accused of slipping into a maternity ward while wearing hospital scrubs and abducting a newborn girl is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday. Rayshaun Parson, 21, pleaded not guilty in April to kidnapping in the disappearance of Mychael Darthard-Dawodu. The baby was found a day […]

June 1, 1965

Lawrence Rhodes was Clovis’ police chief. He was warning motorists to take extra precaution now that children were out of school for the summer. … Police reported that burglars had made off with change from a juke box and soft-drink machine in a building at 100 Merriwether. Also, a Clovis man reported 200 pounds of […]

Mesilla Valley blanks Elida behind lefty

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOS LUNAS — Facing an early 3-0 deficit and a struggling starting pitcher, Elida coach Jimmy Ward did what many good baseball managers would do. He inserted a reliever, Caleb Widner, in hopes of holding down Mesilla Valley’s bats and giving his team a chance to chip away at the […]

May 6, 1974

Fire swept through the Ward Brothers Tractor Co. on the Grady highway north of Clovis. One man was injured. Damage was estimated at more than $50,000. … Margaret’s Figure Salon at 1521 N. Prince was promoting “good health and good looks.” … M*A*S*H was among the most popular television shows. Clovis TV Center, 10th and […]

FBI: Girl held in local home

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Graham Staff and wire reports The man who kidnapped a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl last month is believed to have held her overnight at a Clovis residence before releasing her at a city convenience store, authorities said Tuesday. Marissa Graham of Texhoma, Okla., was recovered safely Jan. 19, but her abductor remains at large. The FBI […]

Schools observe bus safety week

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Wheels on buses will go round and round, all the way through National School Bus Safety Week. But employees of a local transportation company hope this week will be much more than a reminder of that old tune. Adair Inc. — which has provided bus service to Clovis Schools […]

New Orleans’ Mayor Nagin little too edgy

By Freedom Newspapers Ray Nagin must find it hard to walk with a foot perpetually lodged in his mouth. The New Orleans mayor was at it again last week, trashing New York’s Ground Zero rebuilding efforts in a pathetic attempt to deflect criticism over the slow progress in cleaning up his city’s Ninth Ward. Nagin […]

Kirksey, Doris

Doris Maxine Kirksey, 80, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Walker, Iowa to Otha Francis and Ina Smith Hendrickson. She married Glenn Kirksey on Sept. 14, 1950, in Clovis. She was a homemaker, and a member of 16th and Pile Church of Christ. She […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University rode the hot hitting of second baseman Mike McDuffie and stellar relief work by sophomore right-handers Charlie Ward and Keith Balderaz to a sweep of Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 and scored […]