United Way hosting grant training for non-profits

United Way has scheduled training dates for non-profits wishing to apply for a grant in 2009. The Portales session is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce downstairs training room at 100 S. Ave. A. The Clovis session is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the […]

Friends, family bid farewell to Carter

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble addresses the crowd during funeral services Monday for Alva Carter at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Alva Carter was remembered as a dairyman, a business owner, and an educator. But family members and associates also honored him Monday as a […]

City of Clovis November gross tax receipts

The city of Clovis gross tax receipts for November.

Jail assessment

A copy of the August 2008 assessment report of the Curry County Detention Center.

Farm animals make good pets, but pets don’t make good farm animals

Country kids make pets of most every animal that follows them home – or they manage to capture. The first pet I remember other than the usual dogs and cats was a chicken. We weren’t always really good at coming up with names, but everybody always had one. The chicken’s name was Peep. Peep started […]

Official: Richardson to be commerce secretary

The Associated Press NEW YORK — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be commerce secretary, adding a prominent Hispanic and one-time Democratic rival to his expanding Cabinet. Obama planned to announce the nomination after Thanksgiving, according to a Democratic official familiar with the discussions. The official was not authorized to […]

Nov. 25, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama got adoring press coverage last week as Newsweek compared him to Abe Lincoln and Time compared him to Franklin Roosevelt. President Bush was miffed by the comparisons. Sure Abe Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt led the country out of a civil war and a great depression, but […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Community Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Circle Eight Squares

Nov. 23, 2008 Honor Rolls

Due to privacy reasons, not all names may be included. Highland Elementary 6TH GRADE HONOR ROLL Jeremiah Baker, Karlie Bojorquez, Delicia Garcia, Sarena Garcia, Gabriella Loniewski, Robert Macias, Kasia Olguin, Jazemine Perez, Annabelle Robles, Arik Yeager, Dakota Grummer, Monica Danner, Zach Hays A/B HONOR ROLL Alex Bruening, Stephanie Gulley, Sam Hopkins, Gabrielle Johnson, Kevin Perry,Alicia […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Anniversaries

Baugh Marvin and Beverly Baugh of Portales will celebrate their 50th weeding anniversary Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters and grandchildren. The couple was married Nov. 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kan. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. He is retired from […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Engagements

Schurman Lloyd and Kay Schurman of Farmington announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Schurman of Wichita, Kan., to Joshua Pearce, of Wichita. He is the son of Roddy and Ann Pearce of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 2, 2009 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Farmington. The reception will be […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Club Notes

Friendship Rebekah Lodge Friendship Rebekah Lodge met Nov. 11 at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall. During the business meeting following the supper the assembly President Leona Eubanks was introduced and presented her program for the year. Eubanks was installed president at the assembly in Las Cruces in September. She lives in Lovington and […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St.Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Free dance at La Casa Senior Center Clovis, NM please bring a cover dish. Music by Randy and companyMonday:

Nov. 23, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast muffin, cereal or toast, juice and milk Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, tatter tots, lettuce, pickle, chips, fruit, juice barTuesday: Breakfast — Oatmeal/cinnamon toast, cereal or toast, juice and milk Lunch — Bean tostada, salsa, lettuce & tomato, Spanish rice, cinnamon applesauceWednesday-Friday: No schoolClovis Junior High/High School Monday: […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Rollins continues the adventures of America’s favorite globe-trotting, treasure-hunting, wisecracking archaeologist as he enters the Amazon jungle on a desperate rescue mission inside a kingdom forgotten by time. Spies for Hire: The Secret World […]

Losing track of tractors

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The other day, as I drove home from work, I noticed that the field of tractors on the Portales road has been greatly reduced in number. Apparently a great many of the old, even antique pieces of farm equipment, informally displayed on that field, have found new homes. I am […]

Better to be Shott than Nott

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I got my dratted Federal Income Tax form in the mail the other day, as did millions of others. It reminded me of what someone said: “This is a country of faith. On the installment plan you can buy what you can’t afford. On the stock market you can sell […]

Master plan not needed

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist A 6-year-old girl on my daughter’s swim team has a cell phone, which she proudly showcases to everyone who is willing to look. She’ll even allow you to play with her games, if you look admiringly at her toy. This has created a negative buzz among other parents, who think […]

Pyle responds to jail report findings

The Clovis News Journal asked County Manager Lance Pyle to address the security risk assessment at the Curry County jail. The assessment was conducted in August by Manuel D. Romero of the New Mexico Association of Counties. Here are Pyle’s responses to the report: Overview on the assessment I am concerned with (Clovis News Journal’s) […]

Nov. 23 Letters to the Editor

‘Girls Gone Wild’ article disgraceful I just read the article on the “Girls Gone Wild” in Portales (Wednesday’s CNJ). I am appalled. I am new to the area and was told this is part of the Bible Belt, but how can this be if young adults are exposing themselves for TV? Do they not have […]