Car salesman spearheads halfway house

Since he went to prison in 2007 for a DWI conviction, Randy Pruit has been trying to rebuild himself to mixed results. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Ernie Foster, program manager for the G.L.U. Factory halfway house, gets set to do work on the house Saturday afternoon. Staff hopes to open the house in February. […]

County commission to select new chair

Selection of a new chairman and a possible change in who jail Administrator Gerry Billy reports to top the agenda Tuesday for Curry County Commissioners. They meet at 9 a.m. in the Clovis Carver Library's north annex. Selection of a chairman is an annual change made by commissioners at their first gathering of the new […]

Official: Health care hottest industry for hiring, jobs

If your list of achievements for 2013 includes a new job or career in eastern New Mexico, goal recommendations would depend on what you're looking for. CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Elizabeth Hudson, a health services aide at the Senior Citizen Resident Center, logs in resident medications Friday at the nurse's station. Hudson has worked […]

Farmers: Farm bill’s extension better than nothing

Conditions for farmers and producers in eastern New Mexico are neither here nor there as they enter 2013. The much-anticipated new farm bill did not get a chance to reach the floor of Congress. Instead, the existing farm bill was extended as part of the fiscal cliff deal Congress reached in the 11th hour. "The […]

Police blotter – Jan. 6

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 1:10 a.m.: Caller reported suspicious circumstances, 2200 block of Dillon Street. 1:54 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting, 2000 block of North Prince Street. 2:02 a.m.: Caller reported door knockers in the area, 900 block of North Pile Street. 3:04 a.m.: Call in reference to […]

What’s happening – Jan. 6

Monday AARP Tax Aide Volunteer Class — 8 a.m. Clovis Community College, room 411. Information: 762-3115. LEPC Membership Committee meeting — Noon, bring your lunch. Emergency management conference room, 320 Connelly St. Information: 763-9485. Tuesday Civil Aviation Board meeting — 6 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 769-7828. LEPC Exercise Design and Planning Committee meeting — […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County continues to patch potholes on roads throughout the county. Grading and renovation will start on Curry Road AI from Curry Road 12 and Curry Road 13 in Melrose this week. Please, be aware of workers and posted speed limit signs. State and […]

Friday area prep summaries – Jan. 4

Boys Logan 47, Elida 27 Logan (7-3) — Wyatt Strand 19, Dennis Earle 6, Larramy Roberts 2, Hayes Frost 8, Chris Roberts 5, Briton Roach 4, Jared Daniels 2. Totals 16 12-23. Elida (1-5) — Kris Yager 8, Kevin Yager 3, Laneith Veo-Chenault 2, Jonah Diaz 8, Thomas Tulk 6. Totals 10 7-15 27. Logan […]

Veterans group always looking for new members

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE— I want to tell you about one of the many military clubs we have in Clovis and the surrounding area — American Veterans Post 14. This organization is rich in history, supports military members, as well as the local community, and constantly holds events. It is one of the great military […]

Defense counsel offers legal advice

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It has been my privilege to serve as Area Defense Counsel at Cannon Air Force Base since July 2012. Along with Staff Sgt. Robert Shavers, 27th Special Operations Wing ADC defense paralegal, I represent Cannon's Air Commandos in a wide-range of criminal and adverse administrative actions, ranging from courts-martial and […]

FAST training, high-speed troops

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Special Operations Forces Fly Away Security Team conducted combat training Dec. 18 at Melrose Air Force Range. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Members of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron provide cover during simulated combat Dec. 18 at Melrose Air Force Range. This training […]

Airman takes part in family tradition

Editor's note: This feature is the ninth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — "When a […]

Program aims to instill love of reading

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The library at Cannon Air Force Base, played host Dec. 12 to several joyous young readers. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Melissa Haraughty, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron head librarian, reads aloud during Toddler Time at the Base Library Dec. 12 at Cannon Air Force […]

Flu season peak around the corner

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The common cold and the flu are contagious respiratory infections that affect millions annually and members at Cannon Air Force Base are no exception. U.S. Air Force illustration: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal Vaccination is the best protection against the cold and flu, which are contagious respiratory infections that can […]

How well do you know your first sergeant?

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE —1 Diamond Notes is typically a monthly column from the 27th Special Operations Wing's first sergeants. This month's has been written on their behalf. The first sergeant is a special leadership position held by senior noncommissioned officers. They report directly to the commander as his or her adviser concerning the enlisted […]

Free class offered at Auto Skills Center

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Keith Robertson, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron skills development manager, will be teaching a free class on the theory of brakes and how to identify problems from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Auto Skills Center Jan. 10. at Cannon Air Force Base. Courtesy illustration: Desiree Montenegro Take advantage of […]

Creative Living: Flower arranging tips featured on show

I nformation on choosing all natural, whole foods and flower arranging will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Michelle Dudash is a registered dietitian, chef and author as well as the spokesperson for The California Raisin Marketing Board in Sacramento, Calif. The […]

School menus – Jan. 6

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Chicken biscuit. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes w/ranch, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito w/salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Corn dog, baked […]

Senior happenings – Jan. 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

On the shelves – Jan. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Finding Casey" by Jo-Ann Mapson, Contemporary Native American Artists by Ken Lingad, "Working the Land" by Sandra Schackel, "Into the Heat" by Cindy Bellinger, and "The Step-By-Step Guide to Playing World's Best 250 Card Games" by Jeremy Harwood were given by Dennis and D'Ann Spinks in […]