April 27, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza,

April 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Life of Graham Greene by Norman Sherry was given by Michael Pollack in memory of Elsie Heden. Through unparalleled access to letters, diaries, and Greene himself, this volume reveals with eloquence and insight the life of the novelist and playwright who also served as […]

April, 27, 2008 Club Notes

Altrusa International Inc. Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis met April 14 at Muffley’s Back Door. Members were served dinner by hostesses Mary Weigl, Suzanne Funicella and Phyllis Davidson. Following dinner, Davidson, the club president, introduced Judy Benitscheck, 2008 spelling bee organizer. She presented a program to the group outlining the process of organizing the local […]

April 27, 2008 Engagements

Stephens-BishopDwayne and Darlene Stephens of Georgetown, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Holly Stephens to Jeremy David Bishop, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Dave and Charla Bishop of Ruidoso. The couple will be married July 26, 2008 at Caesar’s

Udall addresses key issues

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Courtesy photo Rep. Tom Udall is running for the seat currently held by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., who is retiring. Rep. Tom Udall addressed the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday during a visit to the area. Udall, D-N.M., touched on legislative appropriations that would help eastern New Mexico, noting he serves […]

Tuition rate, fees will increase at ENMU

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents voted Thursday to increase tuition, fees, and room and board by about 6 percent for the 2008-2009 academic year. Tuition rates will go up from $1,116 to $1,182 per semester for a full-time student. Student fees will go up from $462 […]

County audit report released

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More than $19,000 in 2007 Curry County Fair revenues are missing, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. A state auditor’s report released Friday indicated accounting discrepancies in three areas: Startup cash, a motocross event and gate receipts. The report cited poor accounting procedures and policies regarding handling of money […]

Man sentenced for food store robbery

Clovis, NM – Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today Frank Lasky, age 22, was sentenced today to serve twenty-one (21) years in prison.

ACI urges more involvement in legislation

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Small business owners need to get more involved in the creation of state regulations pertaining to businesses, according to Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure. More than 70 people attended Friday’s ACI breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center, including small business owners and city, county and state […]

President: Stimulus rebates will start Monday, earlier than planned

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Zias add five players for next year

CNJ staff PORTALES — Five players have signed national letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University in the 2008-09 season. They include guards Chelsea Nichols of Lazbuddie, Alex Ortiz of El Paso and Karen Grant of Lubbock, and forwards Kassie Daugherty of Bridgeport, Texas, and Celeste Belizario of Amarillo. “Overall, […]

Quinones hoping Zias will have strong finish

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The 2008 softball season hasn’t been what Eastern New Mexico University’s Rebecca Quinones and her teammates had envisioned. Quinones, a 5-foot-2 sophomore second baseman from Gilbert, Ariz., has personally done all right. She’s posted a .361 batting average and leads the Zias in doubles (17) and RBIs […]

First person: No masking her excitement

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Courtesy photo Farwell’s Ashley Hartzog fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming Texas Tech’s mascot, the Masked Rider. Farwell’s Ashley Hartzog has fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming the Masked Rider, the Texas Tech University mascot. She said it’s the biggest thing that has ever happened to her. The Masked Rider rides a horse called Midnight […]

Forum for deaf students set

Clovis Community College’s Spring 2008 Interpreting students are hosting a public forum to discuss accommodations for the deaf. Each of the four students in the class will speak about a different topic that affects those with hearing loss. The topics will be hearing loss and deafness and devices to accommodate individual needs, different types of […]

April 25, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 17 through Wednesday:• Calvin Orlando Davis, 49, to Renee Michelle Gonzales, 28, both of Lubbock• Allan Page, 36, to Helen Dawn Apodaca, 28, both of Clovis• David Jacob Nunez, 25, to Andrea Jeannette Barela, 32, both of Clovis• James Michael Ball, 21, to Nikita […]

Portales mayor testifies in favor of water project

By Kevin Wilson Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega spent Thursday in Washington, D.C., with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He told a Water and Power Subcommittee he believed the Ute Water Project is a necessary answer to water concerns in eastern New Mexico, and that enough studying has been done to prove that. “I […]

Great American Cleanup

What: The Great American Clean Up When: 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday Where: 500 Sycamore St. Who can help: The event is open to the public. Groups can register in advance by calling 769-7870. The contest: The Department of Parks and Recreation will pick out routes for the teams, which include the major throughways into […]

National Prayer Day on horizon

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Rhonda Boswell, left to right, Dave Boswell, Josh McCallister and his wife Candace (not pictured), have been helping organize this year’s National Day of Prayer events in Clovis. Several events and services are planned for next week. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Many people throughout Clovis, Portales and across […]

Snap judgments rarely pay off

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Although it was 28 years ago, I remember on a daily basis a talk I had with my father, who was a preacher, when my attitude was less than Christian-like. All the teenagers were sitting at the back of the church. As my father walked to the pulpit, a strange […]

April 25, 2008 Amos

Editor’s note: Amos is achurchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. j sterling seeks his fortune boss i don t know if youremember a little brownsquirrel here in the churchpew underground