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 […]

American Legion Post 25 delivers Thanksgiving meals

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte American Legion Post 25 member Tom Creehan was one of the 28 volunteers who prepared and delivered Thanksgiving dinners to needy residents. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chris Franklin typically spends his Saturdays working out and lifting weights. This Saturday the Clovis High junior did some lifting, but instead […]

Analysis: Freedom movement far from dead

By Alan W. Block: The Orange County Register It’s almost enough to make you wonder whether the cause of individual liberty is lost. Shortly after the financial crisis hit, Jacob Weisberg, editor in chief of the online magazine Slate, wrote an article with the headline “Libertarianism is dead.” The burden of the piece was that, […]

County officials: Improving current jail facility best option

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may need a new jail, but it would cost $20 million and county officials say the best approach for now is to improve the facility that opened in 1993. An August assessment of the Curry County Adult Detention Center identified multiple security issues that included staffing shortages, […]

Jail assessment lists multiple deficiencies

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CNJ file photo The Curry County jail has numerous security concerns — including too few detention officers and an “abysmal physical plant design” — according to a security risk assessment conducted by the New Mexico Association of Counties. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Structural deficiencies, outdated policies and procedures and staffing issues are among […]

County Manager Pyle discusses jail assessment

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Commissioner Hulder discusses jail assessment

Curry County Commissioner Pete Hulder answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Editorial: Taxpayers have right to know jail findings

Freedom New Mexico Reading the Security Risk Assessment report of the Curry County Adult Detention Center, it is evident why some county officials were reluctant to release it. The findings are damning and hint, at best, at incompetence. How could elected and appointed officials have allowed such a shoddy jail to be built back in […]

Nov. 23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Nov. 12 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Main Street for a situation check. Neighbors reported they had not seen a 51-year-old resident in several days and they could hear his television but he […]

Nov. 23 Court Dispositions, Bankruptcies

The following criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app and search by case number. Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name and by comparing the case number to the search returns. Under the “Register of Actions Activity” section of each case, activity […]

Nov. 24, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Somali pirates seized a Saudi oil tanker off Africa’s coast Monday. The piracy is rampant because Somalia has no functioning government. It usually works out fine unless housing prices in California collapse and the pirates lose their bonuses. • Saudi Arabia negotiated with pirates who seized a tanker […]

Hounds fall to Western New Mexico

CNJ staff GRANTS — Junior forward D.J. Nicholas scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and senior guard Devin Stewart added 16 points and a career-best 10 assists Friday night as Western New Mexico notched an 87-69 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a game played at Grants H.S. The Mustangs (2-1) shot 54 […]

Zias rout UT-Permian Basin

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University guard Lace Clark, front, and fellow freshman Celeste Belizario try to wrestle the ball away from University of Texas-Permian Basin guard Paige Traw during the first half of Friday night’s game at Greyhound Arena.The Zia By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Linden Weese knows his Eastern […]