10-4 Engagements

Whitehead/Hamilton David N. Whitehead of Papamoa, New Zealand and Teresa A. Whitehead of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Leah Whitehead of Clovis to Jorde Matthew Hamilton, of Clovis, son of Rich and Sherry Hamilton of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Nov. 20, 2009, in Clovis. The bride-elect is […]

March 23, 2008 Engagement

Pierce-Whitehead Bill and Peggy Pierce of Midland, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leslie Pierce to Clay Whitehead, both of Midland, Texas. He is the son of Joe and Jill Whitehead of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. May 17, 2008, at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, in Midland. […]

Small class, big opportunity

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Grady’s graduating class consists of, from left, Timothy Bagwell, Emily Fury, Anthony Sanders, Aerial Verble, Trenton Whitehead, Jennifer Franklin and Jett Sours. Thoughts and insights by Grady’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: • Most will be going to college • It’s better the war on terrorism is being fought […]

Prairie chickens making comeback

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Joe Whitehead of the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Clovis shows a field trip group attending the sixth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival a clump of native little bluestem grass. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The lesser prairie chicken was once prolific across the shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains. […]

System would ease school’s upkeep

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Municipal Schools Director of Technology Dave Whitehead believes the district is in dire need of an administrative software upgrade. He recommends a software system called Skyward, which would allow administrators to manage finances and enrollment, teachers to enter grades and assignments, and parents to view student grades and […]

Russell, Glenda

Glenda Maxcine Cook Russell, 84, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born July 19, 1921, in Electra, to Sam and Addie Cook. She was raised and educated in Portales with four brothers and three sisters. She married John Wayne Russell on Jan. 6, 1941, and was […]

Burnett, Edna

Edna Burnett Services: Have been held. Mrs. Edna E. Burnett, 103, of Portales, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 9, 1902, in Waco, Texas, to Charles and Mary Belle Wortham. She moved to Causey in 1906. She married Arther Edward Burnett on May 5, 1928, […]

New Mexico land commissioner visits Elida

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — New Mexico’s land commissioner visited Elida on Wednesday to speak about the incoming Padoma Wind Energy plant south of the community. “Not only is this a prime opportunity for the industry but it will provide yet another form of economic development in eastern New Mexico,” Patrick Lyons said. […]

Power outages strike Portales

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A series of small power outages inconvenienced several Portales residents Wednesday afternoon, but officials reported no accidents or injuries. The blackouts, ranging from about 30 seconds to three minutes in length, hit the area for a two-hour stretch starting at about 1:30 p.m. Wade Whitehead, a coordinator for […]

Whitehead paces older alums

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Eloy Hita, left, and Justin Pinckney battle for a rebound Friday during the third annual Wildcat alumni basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clay Whitehead figures he took more shots in Friday’s third annual Wildcat alumni basketball game than he has in his whole high school career. Whitehead, […]

Lady Cats no longer have sinking feeling

By Eric Butler Familiarity has been a major factor in the Clovis High swimming team’s improvement over a year ago. Now, some of the Wildcats are hoping a second look at the state meet this weekend will provide some fruitful results. While last season — the first in the school’s history in having a swim […]

Trees that keep giving

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By Eric Butler Some Clovis residents don’t just buy their Christmas trees for the holiday season. Their purchase is for the duration. A tree farm outside the city, operated by Joe and Jill Whitehead, supplied about 70 Clovis families their Christmas trees this year. When the festivities are done and the lights come down, these […]

Preserving Ogallala Aquifer a balancing act

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — People from different walks of life are meeting in Portales for one common goal — to slow the decline of the Ogallala Aquifer. The workshop, “Land Uses and their Effects on the Ogallala Aquifer,” is in its second day at the Memorial Building. Today’s meetings start at 8:15 a.m. and […]

Officials to discuss water supply

By Mike Linn Portales is hosting a workshop this week on examining ways to slow the rapidly declining water supply in the Ogallala Aquifer. In areas north of Portales, water from the Ogallala declines four times as fast as it is replenished, conservation officials explain, and even with modern farming irrigation systems the extended future […]