Proposal would convert bases into oil refineries

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A state representative from Pennsylvania is trying to turn BRAC-list military bases into oil refineries. Though Cannon Air Force Base may be an ideal spot for a refinery according to his criteria, he never suggested oil come specifically to Cannon, said Derek Karchner, communication director for Rep. Joe Pitts, […]

Central Baptist hosting live simulcast

CNJ staff Central Baptist Church of Clovis will be hosting a simulcast of Living Proof Live. The first-time event on Oct. 7 starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. The second broadcast on Oct. 8 starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Central Baptist Church will open its doors to the […]

9/30 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it is up there in the human realm boss but here in the church pew underworld we little bugs and gentle mice tend to […]

Virtues often lacking in youth of today

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Several months ago, I had a doctor’s appointment here in town. On the day of my appointment, I arrived to find the waiting room full with only one seat available. After signing in at the desk, I took that seat and sat down next to young man, about 15 years […]

Underground water supplies protected

CNJ staff Curry County’s underground water basin boundary has been extended. That means more paperwork for those who want to drill water or build a well, said director of the New Mexico Water Resource Allocation Program John Romero. State Engineer John D’Antonio declared administration rights over six new underground water basins and extended the boundaries […]

In Tribute: Chris Baglien

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Chris Baglien was a loving family man who had a hunger for food, cars and gadgets. His wife, Trudy, said even in his final days, her husband only thought about others. “When he was in the hospital and people would come to see him, he said, ‘how are you, […]

Leonard Horton

Sharna Johnson “Tell them I wont be in to work any more, I’m joining the service,” Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Leonard Horton Date of birth: May 27, 1919 […]

9/30 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 The Evening Ball — 6 p.m., RSVP by Oct. 2 to attend birthday celebration for Bishop Green of First Church of God in Christ. Cost is $7 for ages 16 and […]

9/30 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 21, through Sept. 28, 2005: • Henry Russle Steward II, 32, of Clovis, to Coretta Ann Brown, 27, of Woodbridge, Va. • Johnny Robert Sparks Jr., 41, of House, to Elizabeth Anne Parmer, 33, of McAllister. • Dallas Ryan McMann, 24, Jamie Ann Hammock, […]

Knowledge improves each generation

Helena Rodriguez While visiting my grandma in Lubbock last weekend, she said I have a cara de suegra. In translation, that’s the face of a mother-in-law. Grandma Chaya was basically saying that my 15-year-old daughter Laura is maturing into a young lady and it may not be too long before Laura gets married and I […]

Yard sale-ing succeeds with zen attitude

Grant McGee On Saturday, if all goes as planned, there will be a huge yard sale at the Curry County Fairgrounds. It’s hoped people will come from Curry, Roosevelt, Parmer and Bailey counties as well as from around the region for the event. It’s not your typical yard sale. The cash raised will go to […]

To revitalize Gulf Coast, suspend rules, regulations

CNJ Editorial The hurricanes that lashed Louisiana and parts of Texas unleashed not only misery but an outpouring of generosity and tangible help from people all over the country. There is little question that most of what has been destroyed will be rebuilt, including New Orleans. The question is: Who will do the rebuilding, and […]

Roberts confirmed as 17th chief justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glover Roberts Jr. won confirmation as the 17th chief justice of the United States on Thursday, charged by the Senate with the responsibility of leading the Supreme Court through turbulent social issues for generations to come. He was scheduled to be sworn in at the White House later today by Justice […]

Lady Bronchos overcome slow start

Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer AFTER GRADY STARTED THE season 0-3, coach Missi Glover said she was worried about her young team. “I thought this year might be rough,” Glover said. After six consecutive wins, Grady is 6-3 and thinking about a district title. Glover said her team is playing together, something they failed to […]

Students learn about plants by helping prep the school grounds

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Mesa Elementary third grader Robin Howe pulls weeds with her class Wednesday morning, in front of the school. The children learned how to recognize weeds from plants before moving to the garden. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Mason Odom knelt among the woodchips and intently unearthed a weed. The 8-year-old […]

Murder suspect claims innocence

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Steven Duran listens to a question posed by District Attorney Matt Chandler during his testimony in a Curry County courtroom Wednesday afternoon. Duran is accused of the fatal shooting of Ricky Gallegos in 2004. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The man accused of killing Ricardo Gallegos last year testified Wednesday […]

Zias try to replace softball gear

CNJ staff PORTALES — Since he was hired as Eastern New Mexico’s softball coach in January, it’s been a rough go for Armando Quiroz. First, he stepped on a batting helmet while coaching third base during an intrasquad scrimmage in February, suffering a severely dislocated ankle which kept him from coaching the rest of the […]

Bill would keep base assets in place

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Language approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee would assure that personnel and assets are not lost at Cannon Air Force Base while the Secretary of Defense searches for a new mission for the base. The language, developed by U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., in consultation […]

Disc golf comes to Clovis

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Clovis High School senior Brian Croke,17, plays disc golf at Ned Houk Park. Croke was at the park recently with fellow members of the Clovis cross country team. (CNJ staff photo Eric Kluth) Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Some people are wondering about those metal things sticking out of the ground at Ned Houk Park. […]

Clovis man charged with murder found in custody elsewhere

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A Clovis man charged with first-degree murder was discovered by local authorities on Wednesday to be in custody in Los Angeles. William Riley, 33, was slated to go to trial in Curry County in less than a month in connection with the June 2004 slaying of Roshawn Pitts. That trial […]