Press release: Police issue weather tips

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 AM MST Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011. ***THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW… 2” to 5” of snow are predicted in the local area.*** The Clovis Police Department would like […]

Monday morning briefing: Game of the week, police business and one big bomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week From our own game specialist Jenna Zamie. Game: Dead Space 2 Genre: Sci-fi shooter System: 360, PS3, PC What is it? A worthy follow-up with a thrilling campaign and intense multiplayer. ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://deadspace.ea.com/en_US/home Question of […]

Engagements — Jan. 30

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McChesney-Shirley Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock, Texas, and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 2, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado High School […]

Club notes — Jan. 30

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The general meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was held Jan. 19 in the conference room. President Sid Phillips opened the meeting by reading the Auxiliary Prayer. The minutes were accepted as read by secretary Adele Breech. Treasurer Wanda Martinez gave an end -of-the-year treasurer’s report. The annual dues have […]

On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available […]

Eliminating kitchen clutter featured on show

Information on eliminating kitchen clutter, reinventing yourself and making a pillow headboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kathryn Porter is an author and speaker who has coined a phrase she calls “clutternomics.” She’ll tell ways to tackle that clutter that accumulates in the kitchen […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 31

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 9 […]

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken quesadilla, pinto beans, garden salad & ranch, cinnamon applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s Snack’n Waffles. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans & fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a […]

Super Bowl party better when planned

How to appropriately plan for a Superbowl celebration: 1. Don’t go if you are going to be a spoilsport. By spoilsport, I mean anyone who cannot enter into the spirit of the event because he or she is too frustrated over, for example, what the Bengals did. It may be easy for me to say […]

Legislators must focus on budget

Budget cuts seem to be foremost in everyone’s mind these days — everyone it seems but our elected officials. Budget cutting seemed to get short shrift during the President’s State of the Union address this week. The words investment came up quite a bit, which I’m sure is political code for “spending.” Federal lawmakers aren’t […]

Our people: Agent enjoys helping youth

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Courtesy photo Gutierrez, right, and her mom, Jeri Robinson. Portales resident Melanie Gutierrez has been the 4-H agent in Roosevelt County for three and a half years and deals with anything related to 4-H. That means she spends a lot of time with children and youth and Gutierrez said she enjoys watching the students grow […]

City going to taxpayers too often

The Clovis City Commission is attempting to implement yet another increase to the gross receipts tax to fund the city’s portion of the Ute Water Project. This project will bring much needed water to Clovis and surrounding communities. We have been aware of the need and the costs attached for several years. In 2004, the […]

Editorial: Nation needs budget cuts, not investments

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama suggested freezing spending on a small fraction of the federal budget and making a few cuts. But, as the National Taxpayers’ Union calculated, the plan actually would add a net $21 billion in spending. And that’s before the unknown costs of seven other major State […]

Curry County candidate Q&As

Clovis • Clovis resident Paul Cordova Jr. is running for election to the Clovis Municipal Schools board of education in District 3. He’s running against incumbent Rodney Muffley. Cordova, 39, is the electrical inspector for the city of Clovis. What are your goals if you are elected and how do you plan to implement them? […]

Curry County ballots

Clovis ballot District 3 school board member — Paul S. Cordova Jr. or Incumbent Rodney S. Muffley District 4 school board member — Charles H. Guthals District 5 school board member — Terry Martin Public School Capital Improvements (2 mill) tax question: Shall the Clovis Municipal School District No. 1 impose a property tax of […]

School board elections set for Tuesday

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File photo School board elections historically draw a low voter turnout ranging form 5 percent to 12 percent. Liliana Castillo School board ballots for the election Tuesday are full. The election includes choosing board members, a two-mill levy and a bond issue question for Melrose. Melrose Schools’ bond question is for $1.1 million to be […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 98-82 win

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal led a 3-point barrage, hitting 8-of-12 and finishing with 28 points, and Eastern New Mexico University’s men snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 98-82 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Abilene Christian. The Greyhounds (8-10, 3-3 South) tied a school record with 17 […]

ACU downs Zias behind 31 from freshman guard

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Freshman guard Mack Lankford scored 31 points and Abilene Christian led from start to finish Saturday en route to an 89-76 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Lankford poured in 10-of-19 shots from the field, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range, as the Wildcats (7-11, […]

Hounds seek LSC tourney berth

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CNJ staff: Tony Bullocks Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe hit .360 with a team-leading six home runs and 41 RBIs for ENMU in the 2010 season. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has battled to the final weekend in each of the last three seasons trying to make the Lone Star […]

State regulators close First Community Banks

Freedom New Mexico Regulators with the New Mexico Financial Institutions Division shut down First Community Bank, which has branches in Clovis and Portales. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released a statement Friday that said it was named the receiver. According to the statement: l The bank failure and its sale is expected to cost the […]