Birthdays – March 3

Fuller Lea Fuller of Portales planned to attend her 90th birthday on Saturday in Portales. The celebration was hosted by family members and friends at Seventh Day Adventist Church. Lea Fuller was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Lehr, N.D. She has three children, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Engagements – March 3

Followill-DeFoor Chris and Lora Followill of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Coren Ashley Followill of Melrose, to Tycer Ray DeFoor, of Clovis, son of Terril and Kim DeFoor of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 7, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Melrose High School. She is […]

Fire roars throughout blizzard

The day began with predictions of the blizzard to end all blizzards, or at least what passes for that, during this particular winter. Blizzard or not, by Sunday night life was looking pretty fair. As we all know by now, the blizzard came, or at least a decent amount of wet snow came. The elements […]

Breaking the silence at church

As I opened the iPad cover to fire up the NIV during church last week, the entire congregation got a few seconds of "Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner. My loving wife had been listening to a classic rock station just before church. I clapped the cover down quickly like a burglar that's just mistakenly lifted […]

Our People: The truth is the truth

Sandra Cole was born and raised in Clovis. She said her parents Will and Hazel Moten moved to Clovis in 1942 to escape the racial oppression they experienced in east Texas and to find work. Cole said she belonged to a small black population when she was growing up in Clovis. She worked as a […]

Students show stuff at science fair

Last year Zane Morris thought about what to do for his science project then realized he could easily use nearby sources on his father's farm. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Mesa Elementary sixth-grader Zane Morris, left, explains his project on solar energy to Cannon Airman Ryan Nissim. Morris explored using photovoltaic panels to power irrigation […]

Lawmakers name priorities for last 14 days of session

Local legislators are relieved the state budget has been completed as the 2013 legislative session nears an end, but they say the next 14 days will be a scramble to get legislation heard and hopefully passed. "It's a mad house up there," said state Rep. George Dodge, D-Santa Rosa, who's district includes Roosevelt and Curry […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. There are two actions items on the agenda: A budget resolution to accept a $30,000 grant from the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department. A request to approve design plans and advertise for bids to renovate the jail […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County grading and renovations continue 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 Federal Constructors Inc. will resume work Monday on First and […]

Police blotter – March 3

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:07 a.m.: Caller reported a driver fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident, Manana and Main Street. 3:47 a.m.: Caller reported a missing person, 2100 block of Castle Court. 7:38 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, 1900 block of North Thornton Street. 7:56 […]