Education Digest: Congressional act bolsters student aid

Congress will provide more than $17 billion for student financial aid in 2008, according to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. A new law, named the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, restructuring the college aid program cuts private lender subsidies by about $19 billion and reduces interest on need-based loans to 3.4 […]

Area flu shot supply limited

CNJ staff The first flu shots have arrived in Clovis and Portales and the State Department of Health is urging people in high-risk groups to get a shot soon. But, area health care officials are saying that supplies are limited. “We’ve only received 300,” Portales Health Office representative Carol Morgan said, “and I usually administer […]

ENMU honoring Sen. Domenici

Freedom New Mexico staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is presenting Sen. Pete Domenici an honorary lifetime alumni award during its homecoming breakfast on Oct. 6. Also receiving alumni awards are Deborah M. Sawyer, founder, president and CEO of Environmental Design International; Clifton L. Smith, professor at the University of Georgia; and Margie and […]

State court wants judge suspended

By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected a proposed formal reprimand of an Albuquerque judge, saying it isn’t sufficient punishment. Instead, the justices said Bernalillo County Metropolitan Judge Theresa Gomez should be suspended without pay for two weeks. Last month, Gomez — who lived rent-free for nearly two years […]

Source: Domenici won’t run in 2008

By Andrew Taylor: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico intends to retire at the end of his term next year, closing out a 36-year career in Congress, Rep-ublican officials said Wednesday. These officials said the 75-year-old Domenici intends to make a formal announcement today in his home state. They […]

Prosecutor outlines victim’s final day

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Prosecutor Matt Chandler holds photos of five defendants Wednesday during closing arguments at District Court in Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jurors will begin deliberating this morning after nearly six hours of closing arguments Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of two Clovis men. While defense attorneys argued […]

Division-leading Lady Buffs defeat Zias

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — The West Texas A&M volleyball team came in with a seven-match winning streak while Eastern New Mexico University was on an eight-match skid. Recent form held true Tuesday night in Greyhound Arena, as the Lady Buffs took a 30-20, 30-21, 27-30, 30-14 victory over the Zias in a […]

Meetings watch: City/county luncheon

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The following is a report from Tuesday’s city/county luncheon: 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Col. Timothy Leahy told city and county officials he is looking forward to continuing the relationship Cannon Air Force Base has had with the community. Leahy assumed command of the base Monday when the base […]

Oct. 14, 1974

The friends of the library were offering a $25 reward for the apprehension of the individual who robbed librarian Ruth Wouri of $30 and then took approximately $31 from several library patrons at gunpoint. … The Clovis News-Journal reported an estimated 15,000 people attended Cannon Air Force Base’s open house, which featured the Air Force […]

Oct. 13, 1989

A Frigidaire cooktop could be purchased for $149 at McDaniels, 1020 Main. … The Curry County Fair Board discussed the possibility of the new county jail being built on land near the fairgrounds. … “Uncle Buck” was playing at the United Artists Cinema 4 at 2809 Prince. … A one-bedroom apartment at 309 Gayland could […]

Oct. 12, 1942

Sadoth Chavez pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Felix Bass, a former sailor from Littlefield, Texas, after a fight that resulted from a crap game near Melrose. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez was urging Curry County residents to go after federal funds when the federal government announced it was […]

Oct. 11, 1980

D.A. Lowery of Clovis, technician for the Central Curry Soil and Water Conservation District, was selected to work on a project at Mount St. Helens. … Curry County United Way workers gained $71,954.27 toward their goal of $200,000 in the first week of the United Way Campaign. … An 18-year-old airman stationed at Cannon Air […]

Oct. 10, 1950

The Clovis Boot Shop, located at 216 Main, offered shoe repair services and hand-made boots. … A 14-year-old Clovis school girl was being held by county authorities for juvenile delinquency after the girl announced her intention of discontinuing school and running off with a boyfriend. … Hugh Jones, manager of the local Goodyear Service Store, […]

Oct. 9, 1949

Members of the American Business and 20-30 Clubs of Clovis toured the Clovis News-Journal plant in observance of National Newspaper Week. … A General Electric automatic mixer could be purchased at Shaw’s, 815 Main. … The Clovis Wildcats football team lost 40-7 against the Artesia Bulldogs. … And Gordon Smith, a business specialist, was born […]

Oct. 8, 1937

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that city officers rounded up 15 hoboes and escorted them to the city limits, while four others were jailed for public drunkenness. … Otis Kelley, a graduate of Clovis High School, accepted a position with the George Pepperdine College in Los Angeles. … Admission to the Lyceum theater was 5 […]

Oct. 7, 1961

Tech Sgt. William E. Boatman was commended for his efficiency in helping to save an F-100 fighter plane lost near Tucumcari. … Elvis Presley starred in the movie “Wild in the Country,” which was showing at the La Fonda drive-in theater. … City firefighters were called to a fire at Torrence’s Leather shop at 217 […]

Oct. 6, 1924

Roy Connally of Portales purchased the Clovis Motor Company. … The Kiwanis Club was offering a cash prize for the most courteous clerk in Clovis in honor of courtesy month. … R.H. Crook sold apples for 90 cents per box.

Oct. 5, 1976

Members of the Clovis Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team arrested two would-be burglars inside the Surplus City Discount Center building at 1609 Mabry. … The New Mexico Farmers Union was meeting with state and national legislators in Clovis to talk about farm costs, farm markets and other matters dealing with agriculture at the […]

ENMU holding homecoming

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici and the undefeated 1957 Greyhounds football team will be among those honored during this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming. Domenici, R-N.M., the longest serving senator in state history, will be given an honorary lifetime alumni award Saturday during a homecoming breakfast. The 1957 Greyhounds football […]

Sorghum meeting set for Friday

CNJ staff The Texas Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a grain sorghum turnrow meeting at 9 a.m. (CDT) Friday at the Chris Bass farm 5 miles north of Muleshoe on Highway 214, east 1.5 miles on County Road 1008, then north into the field. A replicated large plot grain sorghum hybrid trial, which evaluates grain sorghum […]