Sept. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local youth showed respect, talent I operate a baseball league in Lubbock. Coach Drooper Greenwalt, Jay Kelley and others got a group of 11-and-under boys together from the Clovis area to play in our league. They were wide-eyed youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 12 and in height from 4-foot-nothing to nearly 6 feet. […]

E. coli illness contracted by local youth

Staff and wire reports Three children in Curry County are recovering from a bacterial gastrointestinal illness caused by E. coli bacteria, according to a state Department of Health press release. The cases are linked to a multistate outbreak traced to ground beef, according to the release. The children became ill last month. The department did […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Youth granted wish to meet Earnhardt Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Timothy Williams, center, and his family will travel in October to Atlanta, Ga., to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is Timothy’s favorite NASCAR driver. The Kid’s Wish Network and donations from local organizations made Timothy’s trip possi Timothy Williams can’t wait to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the […]

Local teams do well in youth nationals

CNJ staff Clovis teams captured five of the nine divisions over the weekend in the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreation-level national championship tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. A total of 46 teams participated in the three-day event, including 27 from Clovis. Boys winners from Clovis were Too Clean in the 16-and-under division, the Clovis Reds in […]

Youth slow-pitch nationals set here

CNJ staff Forty-six teams in nine divisions are scheduled to participate in the 2008 USSSA Youth Slow-pitch national championship tournament this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex. The tournament is scheduled to begin tonight, with opening cereomies set for 6 p.m. Three games will be played on each of four fields, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The […]

Portales youth drowns

Freedom New Mexico A 9 1/2-month-old Portales boy drowned Wednesday in the bathtub of his family’s residence in the 600 block of University Drive, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said police responded to a 911 call at 9 p.m. to the residence of Jennifer and Steven Russell after they found their son […]

Teen crash victim awake

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week after a crash sent a Clovis teen to a Lubbock hospital, he was able to speak to family members Tuesday morning. Attorney Dan Lindsey, representing Juan Chavarria and his family, said the youth was taken off a ventilator Tuesday. But he still has no feeling in the […]

Baptist youth going Disney

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer

Teen hospitalized after crash

CNJ staff A Clovis teen is in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday while riding his scooter, family members said. Andrea Armendariz said Thursday her 15-year-old son, Juan Chavarria, has not regained consciousness since the crash and doctors are waiting for swelling in his brain to reduce […]

May 29, 2008 Education Digest

College classes open to youth Clovis Community College is accepting registration for Kid’s College classes in June and July, according to a college press release. Children can be registered for a class from now until the first day of that class. Classes begin next week. Early registration is encouraged. Information: 769-4760 or www.clovis.edu

Chaperoning brings back (lack of) memories

By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Columnist I’ve taken on an unexpected role in recent years, that of being a chaperone. In some cases, I even get paid for doing this often-dreaded job. Does that make me a professional? Probably not, especially since I have occasionally been known to not know all of the kids’ names and […]

Dec. 18, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About noon Dec. 5 an officer responded to a store in the 1900 block of Prince Street for a report of shoplifting. A store manager said two young males in their late teens came in and took two bottles […]

Clovis police patrolling mall

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police are spending more time at the North Plains Mall in response to concerns and complaints about disruptive teens, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney In recent weeks, Whitney said the police department has assigned its gang unit and patrol officers to walk through the mall on evenings and […]

Coordinator: After school programs promote success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jaydrien Urias, 12, gets his face painted Thursday at the Lights on Afterschool program at the Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. The event was held to inform parents and students of the importance of after school programs. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Clovis students had something to do Thursday afternoon in the […]

Team helps youths find right paths

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School cheerleader Ashley Southard and football player Isaac Edwards give high fives to Sandia Elementary students Wednesday following a presentation on staying in school. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The newly formed Curry County Youth Resources Team is taking a holistic approach to addressing youth problems. Comprised […]

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Saturday • 10 a.m.: Youth Horse Show, Special Events Arena • 6 p.m.: Cotton Extravaganza, Jake Lopez Center Sunday • 1-5 p.m.: Begin putting up booths, Home Arts Building Monday: Entry Day for Indoor Exhibits • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Put up booths, Home Arts Building • 12-6 p.m.: Horticulture, 4-H Educational, 4-H Open and Jr. […]

Some people leave world too soon

By Clyde Davis: Columnist It’s not usually the purpose of this column to raise, nor to attempt to answer, existential questions. I much prefer leaving the great, and unresolvable, issues of life to others with more space and more time. Like most of us in our contexts, my own life is more consumed with loving […]

Police: Senior citizen traps alleged burglar

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An 85-year-old city resident took law enforcement into his own hands, capturing a teen at gunpoint Tuesday during an attempted robbery. When police arrived at the home just before 7 a.m., they found Alton Tillman pointing a handgun at a 16-year-old boy who was standing against a wall, a police […]

Optimists ready for fishing derby

CNJ staff The 20th annual “Get Hooked on Fishing” youth fishing derby, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Clovis, is scheduled for Saturay at the back lake in Ned Houk Park. Derby director Jeff Baum said 100-125 youngsters from ages 3-16 are expected to participate. They are broken into seven age groups, in two-year increments. […]

June 25, 1959

City officials agreed to give $8,000 in cigarette tax funds to the Clovis Youth Recreation Board. YRB officials said about 7,000 Clovis youth benefited from YRB services and the recreation program would have been defunct on July 1 without the money. … GAC Finance Corp., 418 Mitchell and 105 S. Main, was offering loans up […]