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Our people: Portales music teacher Eunice Schumpert wanted to be an opera singer as a child

Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Music is a part of each of Eunice Schumpert's days. Eunice Schumpert of Portales doesn’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t singing and playing the piano. She is on the cusp of her 90th birthday and...

 

First person: Cooking camp

Courtesy photo Clovis High School culinary teacher Judy Uerling works on the cost specifics of a mac and cheese recipe in the Golden Corral test kitchen. Clovis High School ProStart and culinary teacher Judy Uerling spent a week in July getting what...

 

City officials announce pay increase

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield thanked city employees for their work during a press conference Tuesday at City Hall. City officials announced a 2 percent pay increase for city employees. Clovis city officials announced...

 

Rodeoing family tradition

As a girl raced toward the first barrel on her trusty steed, Sally Bland yelled “Go Stephanie!” Then she realized that wasn’t Stephanie. Stephanie was that girl’s mother. “She so looked like her, competing in the same event and...

 

Our people: Clovis obstetrician Dr. Richard Layman and his family travel frequently

Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Dr. Richard Layman has been practicing as an obstetrician in Clovis for 22 years. Dr. Richard Layman has been practicing as an obstetrician in Clovis for 22 years. He’s delivering babies for some of the same peo...

 

Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools miss AYP

Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, the Public Education Department reported Friday as it announced plans for replacing the federally-mandated system for rating schools. A total of 720... Full story

 

Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools miss AYP

Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, the Public Education Department reported Friday as it announced plans for replacing the federally-mandated system for rating schools. A total of 720... Full story

 

Running tribute

Courtesy photo: Henry Serrano About 60 Air Commandos participated in the run July 15 in honor of Maj. Gen. John Allison, who is considered the father of Air Force Special Operations. Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base non-commissioned officers... Full story

 

Walgreens leaving Tricare pharmacy program

Just over 89,000 Tricare beneficiaries in New Mexico will be affected by Walgreens leaving Tricare’s drug network. Walgreens says it will split with Express Scripts, the company that manages Tricare’s pharmacy program by the end of the year.... Full story

 

Walgreens leaving Tricare pharmacy program

Just over 89,000 Tricare beneficiaries in New Mexico will be affected by Walgreens leaving Tricare’s drug network. Walgreens says it will split with Express Scripts, the company that manages Tricare’s pharmacy program by the end of the year.... Full story

 

Walgreens leaving Tricare pharmacy program

Just over 89,000 Tricare beneficiaries in New Mexico will be affected by Walgreens leaving the Tricare’s drug network. Walgreens says it will split with Express Scripts, the company that manages Tricare’s pharmacy program by the end of the year....

 

Walgreens leaving Tricare pharmacy program

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kwame Griffith, a graduate pharmacy intern at Walgreens in Clovis, enters orders into the Walgreens system Thursday. Just over 89,000 Tricare beneficiaries in New Mexico will be affected by Walgreens leaving the... Full story

 

Banquet to honor unsung citizens

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Ethel Shankle has 2,600 flowers in her home that she is using for decorations at the Legacy Award Banquet next week. A Clovis resident is digging deep into her pockets and her contacts to honor...

 

Our people: Clovis barber Tom Wade has helped develop city

LILIANA CASTILLO: Freedom New Mexico Tom Wade has been a barber for 52 years. When he moved to Clovis, he said there was little developed above 21st Street. Clovis resident Tom Wade, 74, has been a part of big things in Clovis. He worked with the... Full story

 

Low water levels expose berm in Greene Acres Lake

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Due to drought conditions and low levels at Greene Acres Park, a berm was exposed in recent weeks in the southeast corner of the lake. A berm in the southeast corner of Greene Acres Lake has become exposed in recent...

 

Bookmobile short on staff

Courtesy photo The New Mexico State Library's rural bookmobile program has operated for 50 years. The Bookmobile East services eight counties in the area — Curry, Eddy, Chavez, Roosevelt, Guadalupe, Lincoln, Otero and Quay. Curry County residen... Full story

 

Rural bookmobile faces staffing shortage

Curry County resident Marjorie Simonton can’t wait for the bookmobile to stop in Grady each month. With staffing shortage issues, she may be waiting as long as two months for the next batch of books to appease her need to read. The bookmobile... Full story

 

Our people: Resident enjoys helping veterans

Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Beverly Miller can be seen wearing red, white and blue nearly every day. Clovis resident Beverly Miller is involved in a number of auxiliary groups for veterans in the area and Friendship Senior Center. She said...

 

Cannon command changes in emotional ceremony

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Col. Stephen Clark, right, congratulated Col. Albert Elton II, left, after the change of command ceremony while Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel looks on. Col. Stephen Clark paused during his outgoing speech to quell a rush of...

 

Upward Bound focuses on hands-on learning

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Upward Bound students participated in team building and camaraderie activities in the Upward Bound Olympics Wednesday at Ned Houk Park as one of the final activities of the program's Summer-on-Campus program. Space... Full story

 

Education digest — July 7

Muleshoe college offering digital photography seminar South Plains College Muleshoe Center is offering a one-day digital photography seminar Saturday, according to a news release. The class costs $40 and payment is required with registration.... Full story

 

Change of command coming for Cannon AFB

Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark will pass leadership of the 27th Special Operations Wing to Col. Albert Elton II during a change of command ceremony Friday morning. Clark, who has been selected to the grade of brigadier general,... Full story

 

Change of command coming for Cannon AFB

Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark will pass leadership of the 27th Special Operations Wing to Col. Albert Elton II during a change of command ceremony Friday morning. Clark, who has been selected to the grade of brigadier general,... Full story

 

Our people: Clovis resident Tina Vassar enjoys working with children

Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Tina Vassar has worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools for 12 years. Clovis resident Tina Vassar has two jobs. One as the Clovis High School principal administrative assistant and another as a children’s...

 

Fireworks choreographer shares tricks of trade

File photo Flight of Red Comets – To Red, White, Blue Peony Gary Caimano with Western Fireworks has choreographed the Smoke on the Water show in Clovis for more than a decade. Caimano said because Smoke on the Water show is choreographed to music,... Full story

 

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