Proposed civic center appears within budget

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent A proposed Clovis civic center may be smaller than some might like, but it fits in a $5 million budget, officials said Thursday. An Albuquerque-based architectural firm presented conceptual drawings of a proposed civic center to Clovis city commissioners and to a steering committee on Thursday. No action was taken, […]

Governor welcomes donation

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Thursday’s magic number was 7,000. That’s 7,000 Dollar General stores for the Nashville-based chain; a $7,000 prize giveaway for customers; and a $7,000 donation from Clovis’ newest retail store to Clovis Community College’s adult basic literacy program. One company CEO, one New Mexico governor and about 200 people were on […]

Return to your childhood spirits for strength

By Judy Brandon Years ago we brought an aspen tree home from the mountains and planted it in our yard. Worried about the tree’s ability to withstand the transplant, we chose an area by the patio because it seemed to be a cooler spot. The following days made us think the tree was going to […]

Tops in Blue sets America to music

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Sr. Airman Starlett Johnson-Derr (left) and Sr. Airman Stacy Bensing perform a rhythm and blues song during Thursday’s “Tops in Blue” performance at Doc Stewart Park. Made up of Air Force personnel, the band tours all over the world. Photo:Rick White By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The military performers called one routine the “Musicology of […]

Amos finds a firecracker

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. amos finds a firecracker one grand and bright sunshiny day as i was whistling on my way boss — […]

De Baca conflict could settle out of court

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A district judge on Thursday advised lawyers for the De Baca County sheriff and the county commission to try to resolve issues related to an extended feud between the two outside of court. Ninth Judicial District Judge Teddy Hartley also overruled an ex-parte order signed by District Judge Joe […]

Dilbeck, David Oliver

David Oliver Dilbeck Mr. David Oliver Dilbeck, 78, of Clovis, retired from the Santa Fe Railroad, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 21, 1925, in Watumka, Okla., to James and Mary Dilbeck. He married Lena J. Taylor on Jan. 27, 1947, in Tucumcari. He served […]

Religion

Tuesday Overcomers meeting — Central Christian Church of Portales will hold its weekly “Overcomers” meeting, a Christ-centered A.A.-type meeting at 7 p.m. at the church at 1528 S. Main Ave. in Portales. Thursday Women’s Ministry — 9-11 a.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., Clovis. Bible study, fellowship, small groups, creative touch, preschool childcare […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of due process

Freedom Editorial With its decisions regarding people the government has detained in connection with the undeclared “war on terrorism,” the U.S. Supreme Court has done a great deal to restore a semblance of balance in the U.S. government by reining in untrammeled executive power. That’s at least somewhat reassuring. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced […]

Teen’s good behavior surprises mom

By Helena Rodriguez What kind of teenager have I created? That’s what I asked myself the other day when my daughter did something unexpected. She copied me. You know, it’s the old “Do as I say, but don’t do as I do!” adage. So what hideous act did I catch my 13-year-old daughter doing? She […]