Voters speak out on District 5 race

Chandler has experience to back him up Caleb Chandler is obviously the most experienced and qualified candidate for County Commission District 5. Examples: 1. Detention Center problems: Caleb chaired the Joint House and Senate Legislative Committee that investigated the 1980

Disclosing medical history vital to election

Freedom New Mexico One dispiriting aspect of this endless pres

Oct. 27, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin was revealed Wednesday to have received a new wardrobe courtesy of the GOP. They spent nearly $200,000. It’s all going to be worth it because if she’s elected vice president, Professor Higgins wins his bet with Colonel Pickering. • The Mongols Motorcycle Club was busted by […]

Oct. 26, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Tampa Bay Rays made the World Series after 10 miserable seasons. Last year they dropped the Devil from the Devil Rays name and went from last to first. John McCain just asked Sarah Palin to change her middle name from Lucifer to Lucinda. • Rancho Cucamonga […]

ENMU regents seek clarification on business issue

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Members of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents received clarification on conflict of interest statements during Friday’s meeting. Board members had questioned the statements during a previous meeting, wondering whether such statements meant they would not be able to do business with the university. Chris Holland, the […]

Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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CNJ file photo The Hull Street overpass was closed in July due to safety reasons. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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Courtesy illustration The First United Methodist Church will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF following a meeting with police on Friday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Clovis 52, Carlsbad 7 Lovington 17, Portales 14Texico 48, Tucumcari 7Fort Sumner 54, Hagerman 7Melrose 82, Logan 6Farwell 45, Smyer 14Bovina 49, Claude 16 Muleshoe 37, Childress 7 Valley Christian 48, Dora 26San Jon 58, Elida 8

Attack on detention officers under investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 28-year-old Curry County inmate was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery on a peace officer Friday afternoon after he attacked two detention officers with a makeshift shank, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Police said Guadalupe Urquizo attacked the officers about 6 p.m. Thursday when the officers entered […]

Cameron sweeps past Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman outside hitter Malyssa Acton had 15 kills and three total blocks Thursday night as Cameron kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-16 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Aggies (12-9, 4-4 LSC) never trailed by more than three points in the match. […]

First Person: Businessman carves niche

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Chick Taylor works in his woodworking shop because it keeps him happy, he said. Chick Taylor, 75, carved a home for himself, his wife and brother-in-law from his father’s printing business. The 90-year-old, 7,000-square-foot downtown business building has five bedrooms, five dining areas, a five-car garage and a woodworking shop […]

Church suspends UNICEF fundraising as investigation proceeds

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A Portales church has suspended its annual fall charity fundraising campaign while it seeks clarification on panhandling laws after a family said it was threatened with arrest for collecting door-to-door. Toni Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by police officers Tuesday night after a resident […]

Water authority hopes for authorization in lame-duck session

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer MELROSE — The recent federal bailout delayed the flow of federal authorization for the Ute Water Project, but supporters are optimistic their chances haven’t dried up. Project Manager Scott Verhines said at Thursday’s meeting that an omnibus bill including the pipeline project and 155 other items is a top […]

Oct. 24, 2008 Religion Digest

First Baptist Church of Texico is hosting a four-day conference to discuss Christian cultures affect on mankind starting Sunday. The seminar, titled “A Call for Discernment,” is led by Justin Peters. Peters is staff evangelist at First Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Miss. The seminar is a Biblical critique of the modern Word of Faith movement. […]

Oct. 24, 2008 Religion Calendar

Saturday Men’s fellowship breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Legacy Life Family Church, 622 Main St. Information 769-2461 Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s non-denominational bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free coffee and […]

Matt Rush to speak at McCain event

Freedom New Mexico Matt Rush of Portales will participate in the pre-program rally for Sen. John McCain’s campaign event Saturday in Albuquerque, according to Marta Kramer, state director for the McCain campaign in New Mexico. “They called this afternoon and asked if I would be one of the speakers,” Rush said Thursday. Rush is the […]

Festival set for Saturday

Freedom New Mexico The Portales MainStreet Program is bringing the Santa Fe Brewing Co. to town for a fall festival Saturday night. “(We are hoping) to create ‘Alive After 5’ entertainment, to have different venues for people — young and old,” said Danny Woodward, president of Portales MainStreet. MainStreet organizers have said the planned the […]

Squadron coming to Cannon

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Courtesy photo A military spending bill signed by President Bush this month includes six CV-22 aircraft for Cannon Air Force Base. The 20th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt field is slated to fly the aircraft at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ Staff A helicopter squadron at Hurlburt Field in Florida that was deactivated last Friday […]

Oct. 24, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 16 through Wednesday: • Keith David Turcotte, 32, to Edith Marie Creed-Roper, 29, both of Clovis • Martin Lewis Alexander, 47, to Marsha Ann Barton, 39, both of Clovis • Larry Donnell Boyd Jr., 26, to Christal C. Mitchell, 28, both of Clovis • […]

Oct. 24, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 p.m. Oct. 16 an officer responded to a school in the