Religion feature: Westminster Presbyterian’s first female pastor leading congregation

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Courtesy photo Cristabelle Russell is the new pastor at Clovis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church and the first woman to lead the near 50-year-old congregation. Sharna Johnson Not only has a new pastor taken the pulpit at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Cristabelle Russell is the first woman to lead the congregation in its near 50-year Clovis history. Beginning […]

Cannon squadron hosting industry day

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base will host its second annual industry day April 29, according to a news release. The event will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Landing Zone. United States Small Business Administration District Director John Woosley will present how his organization […]

Police seeking warrant for man who eluded arrest

CNJ staff Clovis police are seeking a warrant for a man they say eluded arrest Wednesday night and fled after getting his vehicle stuck in a field east of Clovis. Around 9 p.m. in the 1800 block of Mabry Drive, Chief Steve Sanders said his officers spotted a man they knew to have an outstanding […]

Tucumcari suspect awaiting extradition

Freedom New Mexico A man suspected of killing two Tucumcari men in a hotel awaits extradition from Conroe, Texas. Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33, of Chicago, waived extradition Thursday morning in a Montgomery County, Texas, courtroom, Montgomery County officials said. The Quay County Sheriff’s Office will transport Madonda to Tucumcari, where he will stand trial on two […]

Chamber breakfast Friday

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce monthly member breakfast is 7 a.m. Friday. The breakfast is hosted by James Polk Stone Community Bank and will be held at 901 Colonial Parkway.

Religion calendar — April 8

Saturday Matt’s Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m., second Saturday of the month, First United Methodist Church, open to the public to perform and watch, free refreshments provided. To perform, contact Vyanne Bradley at 760-4071 or 742-3389 or Matt Carter at 799-2696. The Right to Life Committee of New Mexico’s 34th Educational […]

Resurrection means we won’t die in vain

The Easter season and the zeal of the cross can be characterized by several descriptors. First, the crucifixion of Christ was a gruesome and horrendous event. Second, the ordeal and suffering Jesus experienced was foretold in the Old Testament and was fulfilled in the New Testament. Isaiah 53:5 reads: “But he was wounded for our […]

a view from under the pew: the end of the world

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the end of the world the closer it gets tothe year 2012 boss […]

Press release: NM senators want military paid if government shutdown happens

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman joined a bipartisan group of senators today in cosponsoring the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act of 2011 (S. 724) to assure that military personnel continue to be paid in the event of a government shutdown.

Kite Karnival scheduled

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will be hosting its annual Kite Karnival April 30 at Doc Stewart Park. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the free event is expected to offer games, food and kite-flying demonstrations. Information: 784-6381

Press release: New Mexico National Guard to Host Annual Bataan Ceremony

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico National Guard will host the annual Bataan Ceremony April 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bataan Memorial Building located at 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, N.M. This ceremony is held every April 9th and was established to honor the survivors of the Bataan Death March and to […]

Press release: New Mexico National Guard to Host Annual Bataan Ceremony

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico National Guard will host the annual Bataan Ceremony April 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bataan Memorial Building located at 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, N.M.

ENMU to stay Lone Star Conference member

Eastern New Mexico University will remain a member of the Lone Star Conference, according to a memo from school president Steven Gamble released this morning.

City holds second town hall on gross receipts tax

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The City of Clovis held a town hall meeting Wednesday regarding a special election for a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase. About 20 residents attended. The special election is May 3. Kevin Wilson Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the first time the city held a town hall meeting on […]

Letters to the editor: Inform — then send in our troops

In the language arts curriculum of major universities, there is a branch of study called cognitive linguistics. This is the field of language that trains students to transform common terms into euphemisms. All of us first became aware of this branch of learning as children when janitors became “maintenance engineers.” Politicians love this discipline. Terrorism […]

GOP looking to wean public off government

Freedom New Mexico I t isn’t likely to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, but the GOP’s proposed spending plan for next year and the next decade is one of the most encouraging signs out of Washington since the Reagan revolution. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., got everyone’s attention Tuesday when he unveiled a GOP proposal to reduce […]

Mesalands chooses new president

Freedom New Mexico The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Mildred Lovato will succeed Phillip O. Barry as the next president of Mesalands Community College, effective July 1. Board Chairman J. Bronson Moore emphasized that Barry is still the acting college president. Lovato takes over July 1. Lovato has worked as vice […]

Poku hoping to catch on as NFL free agent

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File photo Jessie Poku scores against Central Oklahoma. He led the Greyhounds this season with 86 catches for 932 yards and 11 TDs. Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Jessie Poku finished his career at Eastern New Mexico University holding nearly every pass receiving record. Now he’s looking to catch on with an NFL team as […]

State planning to lease range land to Air Force

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File photo The state has switched gears in an Air Force land project for expansion of its Melrose Range and is now working on a long-term lease agreement rather than a purchase arrangement. Sharna Johnson The state has determined it would rather be a landlord than a seller when it comes to use of state […]

Governor signs bill to ban corporal punishment

Alisa Boswell New Mexico public schools can no longer spank or paddle students to discipline them under a legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. New Mexico joined 30 other states and the District of Columbia in banning corporal punishment in schools, according to the Center for Effective Discipline, a Columbus, Ohio-based group […]