Programs helps prepare airmen for life transitions

By Darrell Todd Maurina Most airmen have decades of working life ahead of them after they leave the military. To help outgoing service members get a good start in their new lives, the Air Force has a designed special program. Known as the Transition Assistance Program, the program isn’t an option — it’s a requirement. […]

Pressure rises to ease military pay law

By Tom Philpott House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and other Republican leaders are urging President Bush to drop his veto threat and allow Congress to further ease the century-old law that bans “concurrent receipt” of full military retired pay and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) disability compensation. Capitol Hill sources said career retirees who now […]

Back to school so soon?

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Sandra Beaulieu shows clothes to her daughter, Hanna Flatow, 9, both of Clovis, as the two look for back-to-school deals on Saturday at the North Plains Mall. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez Three words children most dread to hear each summer have begun flashing across TV screens and are now posted at local […]

Welcoming picnic honors military

By Darrell Todd Maurina Capt. Timothy Jeffries has been at Cannon Air Force Base only three weeks, but he already likes the community of Portales — especially a welcome picnic put on Saturday for the airmen by the Portales community. “I’ve not been to one of these before,” Jeffries said. “It’s a wonderful thing, it’s […]

Court dispositions 7/20

The following dispositions have been filed recently in Curry County courts: District Court –Johnny Stonelake pleaded guilty to battery, a petty misdemeanor. Sentenced to 181 days imprisonment with credit for 181 days served. Kathy Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days imprisonment with credit for one day served, all but […]

Hotel’s future cloudy

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The Hotel Clovis could be up for public auction in September. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King The Hotel Clovis could be on the block in September if back taxes are not paid, County Treasurer Linda Hall said Wednesday. Hall said collection of back taxes on the hotel was turned over to the state […]

City ponders changes to investment committee

By Jack King The city of Clovis may get a new budgeting process if the City Commission acts on a motion by Commissioner Catherine Haynes. At the Commission’s Thursday night meeting, Haynes moved that the city’s Investments Committee, which officially oversees the city’s investment strategy, be changed to an Investment and Budget Committee, with input […]

Police Blotter 7/18

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police tried Saturday morning to help a man seated in a car at the 400 block of West Ninth Avenue who was screaming that his ankle was broken. When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old Clovis man whose right ankle was […]

Public Record 7/18

Compiled from court records from July 10 through July 16: Marriage Licenses – Philip Ash Richards, 22, of Lubbock, to Summer Brooke Savage, 21, of Portales. – Scott Carlos Mendoza, 23, to Brandi Rae Farkas, 24, both of Clovis. – William Leon Bonney, 28, to Natalie Anna Meredith, 28, both of Clovis. – David Adam […]

Veterans organization helps small town

Flags are important to veterans — especially at national holidays. So when the Wheatland Cemetery asked AMVETS Post No. 14 of Clovis to help replace the flags used to decorate veteran’s graves, the organization decided to help out by replacing every one of the miniature flags used at graves in the cemetery north of Grady. […]