7/24 Letters to the Editor

Contrasting opinions healthy for town First of all, I would like to comment on the broader diversity of opinion that has been expressed in the letters to the editor section of your paper in the past year. Thank you. All Americans take very seriously the importance of a free press and the freedom to state […]

Adams, William

William Adams Services: Have been held. William Dow “Pete” Adams, 80, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, July 16, 2005. He was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Clovis, to Claude and Ara Adams. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 16, served n World War II, the Korean War and retired after 20 […]

7/23 Senior calander

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. ‚ Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — Ice cream social. Thursday: 10:30 […]

7/23 Births, Engagements, Weddings, Anniversary, Honors

Anniversary Graham Bobby and Patsy Graham of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on July 30, 2005, at the Master’s Centre in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Connie and Dwain Gee, and Charla and David Bishop. The couple was married on July 31, 1955, […]

City hosts USSSA nationals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Cheryl James and her Lonoke (Ark.) Pool Fisheries team have been planning for this since last year. They left their central Arkansas community around midnight Wednesday for the drive to Clovis and this weekend’s second annual United States Slow-Pitch Softball Association national youth recreation tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. […]

‘Vets’ appreciate local rodeos

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Quinton Ellis hangs on during the 9-12 year old steer riding competition Thursday at the High Plains Junior Rodeo. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Kids like Dana Lewis and Jared Eshleman, both of Clovis, are getting to the age where they can now appreciate rodeos that take place near their […]

Privacy concerns prompt meth ordinance revision

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A task force comprised of city officials and commissioners has revised some provisions of the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s new methamphetamine ordinance. A majority of Clovis’ city commissioners voted July 7 to introduce the ordinance that would require pseudeophedrine-based drugs be kept behind the counter at local stores and […]

City OKs annual budget

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved its 2005-2006 budget Thursday night and funded several projects and capital investments with a substantial cash surplus. The new city budget had a surplus of about $900,000 beyond what the state requires the city to hold in reserves, officials said. City Finance Director Don […]

Resident receives new house when old one deemed uninhabitable

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Passionate about jazz music, Victor Carrasco holds his trumpet and reminisces about performing in his youth. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The old “A” frame house on Hinkle Street is no longer standing. Betrayed by a damaged roof and old wiring, the 100-year-old residence was deemed uninhabitable, and burned […]

Senators want to halt BRAC

The Associated Press New Mexico’s two senators want to halt the base realignment and closure process at least until the Pentagon completes a defense review and most of the major combat units return from deployment in Iraq. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced Thursday they are sponsoring an amendment to the fiscal […]

Group looks at future of Clovis, Portales downtown areas

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers New Mexico Department of Transportation members viewed futuristic appearances of Clovis and Portales downtown areas on Thursday. Portales and Clovis MainStreet members discussed and displayed conceptual designs to members of the Bicycle/Pedestrian/Equestrian Advisory Committee of the New Mexico Department of Transportation in the Memorial Building in Portales. The BPE advisory […]

Potter Park pool could reopen as soon as Monday

CNJ staff The Potter Park pool could reopen as early as Monday, city officials said. However, opening the pool will be contingent on approval from the state Environment Department. “Right now I have submitted all the necessary paperwork to the Environment Department, and there’s a good chance they will approve our reopening of the pool […]

Death tax unfair burden on family farms, businesses

Freedom Newspapers A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released July 6 offers more reasons for getting rid of the federal estate tax, which is sometimes called the “death tax.” It’s the tax imposed on the estate of a person after death. The tax rate was as high as 55 percent of the […]

Hurricane one of many new experiences

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist To say this has been an eventful week here in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico would be a serious understatement. Since last Friday alone, I’ve experienced a lot of firsts in my life: My first trip to the Caribbean, my first time on an island, Cozumel to be exact, and […]

Animals on highway deserve swerve

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I think that was a bull snake stretched across a county road south of Clovis the other day. It was catching some morning rays, warming up for a big day of hunting field mice. I pulled over to have a closer look. The snake didn’t like me coming up on […]

Ford, Faye

Faye Ford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Faye Ford, 84, of Farwell, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 9, 1920, in Bronte, Texas, to W.H. and Viola McKown. She married Uvon Darris Ford on April 26, 1940, in Norton, Texas. They moved to Farwell in […]

7/22 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 13 through Wednesday: • Eric Lee Connally, 30, to Gloria Jean Connally, 28, both of Clovis • Terry Lynn Barker, 50, to Renee Fuston, 45, both of Matador, Texas • Jacob John Fenn, 24, to Chelli Dawn Brown, 23, both of Clovis • Joshua […]

7/21 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals — Through Saturday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Information: 763-3435. Castleman Comedy Hypnosis Show — 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lyceum Theatre. Tickets $7 before show, $10 day of. Information: TimothyCastleman@yahoo.com. Santa Fe Antiques Ranch Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and […]

Local attorney appointed judge

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Local attorney Robert Orlik was appointed a 9th Judicial judge this week. Orlik has been an attorney in Clovis for 33 years, the majority in private practice. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) CNJ staff The call Robert Orlik had been waiting for years to receive came unexpectedly on Tuesday evening. Gov. Bill Richardson was on […]

Schools ending junk food sales

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When candy bars and chips disappeared from the halls of Marshall Junior High School last year, 15-year-old Ollie Moore felt a little jilted. “Everybody liked that kind of food and they took it away. A lot of kids complained,” Moore said of an administration decision to ban food vending […]