Oct. 7 Club Notes

Delta Kappa Gamma Delta Kappa Gamma met Sept. 24 at 21st Street Church of Christ for their first meeting of the year. Dianne Davis, president, opened the meeting with the collect. Kristin Stata, secretary, called the roll and read the minutes of the last spring meeting. Anna Kolek gave the treasurer’s report. Davis, Patsy Camp […]

Oct. 7 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. senior board of directors meeting; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 111 a.m. senior monthly meeting; 1 […]

Oct. 7 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Style by Chase Ewald showcases examples of the newest Western décor, furnishings, fixtures, fabrics, and construction materials that celebrate the region and its traditions. A Threat to Justice by Chuck Norris offers more action-packed historical fiction from America’s favorite action hero in a Western […]

Curry County manager to resign

CNJ Staff Curry County Manager Dick Smith has submitted his letter of resignation, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed Friday. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday informing him Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Attempts to contact Dick Smith on Friday were unsuccessful. Assistant County Manager […]

Heather Wilson to seek senate seat

By The Associated Press Rep. Heather Wilson intends to seek the Senate seat being vacated in New Mexico by fellow Republican Pete Domenici, the Associated Press has learned. Wilson made the decision Thursday after meeting with her family and notified her staff Friday morning. She was calling supporters around New Mexico to tell them of […]

Religion Digest: Church holding animal blessing

There will be a blessing of the animals at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 1705 W. 21st St. The blessing will be hosted by Pastor Margot Thompson of Trinity United Methodist Church and Father Ben Wright of St. James Episcopal Church. All animals are asked to be caged, leashed […]

Bad moments turn around with time

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago I attended a women’s conference in Austin, Texas. Still today the keynote speaker’s words stand out in my mind. She had only four points: Life is made up of moments. Some of those moments are good. Some of those moments are bad. And most of the time […]

Oct. 5 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. Sept. 22 an officer responded to a parking lot in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a criminal damage report. A man told the officer he saw two juveniles driving through the […]

Oct. 5 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 27 through Wednesday: David Cantu, 50, to Cinthia Marie Barros, 46, both of Clovis Mark Allen Hancock, 38, to Carole Deanne Schmitt, 40, both of Clovis Steven Michael Dement, 17, to Sassha Victoria Rose Foster, 20, both of Portales John B. Evans, 46, to […]

100th Anniversary Gala tickets still available

CNJ staff Tickets are almost sold out for the Clovis Centennial Committee’s 100th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. The Clovis Community Choir and Band will perform throughout the night. Songs include “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The U.S. Air Force.” Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the city manager’s […]

Melrose health clinic in works

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Village of Melrose has been without a primary health care giver for more than 10 years, according to Mayor Lance Pyle. The last source for primary health care in the village was a doctor that made weekly visits and provided medical service out of the Melrose city hall, […]

Mayor: City Commission supports Thomas

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners took no action Thursday following an executive session called to discuss the status of City Manager Joe Thomas. Mayor David Lansford did issue a written statement, which he said expressed the Commission’s full support for Thomas. “We are confident with (Thomas’) leadership and consider the circumstances […]

‘How bad can it be?’ invites trouble

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My friend Robyne Beaubien heard The Lady of the House and I were heading up to Amarillo. “Don’t take I-27,” Robyne said. “They’re repaving it and it’s a mess.” She suggested we take an alternate route. The day came for our trip and we headed up the road. As we […]

Everyone needs help at some point

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I was a little saddened to hear that Father Benedict Begin passed away on Sept. 27. At first the name didn’t ring a bell, but then I thought “Father Ben.” Father Ben had been one of my favorite priests, only I didn’t realize it back then, when he was pastor […]

Regime can’t silence Burma protests forever

By Freedom New Mexico Senior Burmese general Than Shwe did deign to meet Tuesday with United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari after giving him the cold shoulder for days, but he met from a position of relative strength. No public comments were made. The democracy movement in Burma seems to have been defeated, at least […]

Grace is amazingly hard — and amazingly wonderful

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Grace is hard. It is almost incomprehensibly wonderful. It seems almost too good to be true because it actually is almost too good to be true. It is amazing! But it is hard. Grace is hard because accepting it means nothing less than death to our pride. If the […]

Domenici: Brain disease leads to retirement

By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, one of the most influential voices in Congress on budget and energy issues, announced Thursday that he is retiring at the end of his sixth term because of a degenerative brain disease. “I come here today, to the site of the school […]

Jury returns guilty verdicts

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Demetrio Salas talks with his attorney Gary Mitchell following his conviction of felony murder and other charges Thursday. Salas and co-defendant David Griego, who was convicted of second-degree murder, have been on trial in a Roosevelt County courtroom. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Demetrio Salas faces more than 46 years in prison […]

Education Feature: Volunteers revamp school library

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Reader Greeter volunteer Ruth Gamel of Grady reads a story Thursday about a paranoid squirrel who learns he can fly to a kindergarten class at the Grady Municipal School library. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ correspondent Grady Municipal Schools’ interest in increasing literacy and reading in the students turned into a […]

Local Roundup: Thomas’ status to be discussed

CNJ staff Clovis city commissioners will go into an executive session in today’s meeting to discuss personnel matters regarding City Manager Joe Thomas, Mayor David Lansford said. The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said the Commission will discuss Thomas’ status as city manager, but […]