Group voices concerns about government spending at rally

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clockwise from top, Karolyn Sailer, Chris Dudley and Louis Moore sign oversized cards addressed to legislators during Wednesdays Taxed Enough Already party on Main Street. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Walter Bradley asked the crowd if they were being taxed enough already, and 400 voices shouted back, “Yes.” The […]

March 27, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. March 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Chaparral for a vehicle fire. When the officer arrived, he observed an SUV parked in the carport of the residence fully engulfed in flames and a […]

Students hold worldly competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary fifth-grader Emma Clemmons answers a question during the third round of Monday’s geography bee at Mesa Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Lane Kelley said he has a map of the U.S. in his head. If he is asked where something is, he closes his eyes […]

Without music, what else is left?

By Don McAlavy Albert Einstein was once asked what would happen if we ever had a nuclear holocaust. He thought for just a moment and replied: “There would be no music.” Music is a part of everyone’s life — and Clovis and our area has been blessed by the amount of musical talent that has […]

Memory from 1978 Clovis tragedy endures

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A lady friend of mine in Clovis has asked me to re-print the 1978 tragedy column in Clovis concerning the botulism attack to alert those who haven’t heard of it. One of the most dreaded food-borne poisons known to man struck Curry County on Friday night, April 4, 1978. A […]

Oct. 12, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 -5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:

Curry County Commission candidate profiles

Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Commissioner District 2 Democrat Charles Benny Adams Age: 55 Occupation: Retired human resources, training and manufacturing manager in the computer chip […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 -5 p.m., Dance at La Casa senior center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:

Risk-taking OK, but don’t expect taxpayer help

Freedom New Mexico The city of Galveston, Texas, has asked Congress for $2.2 billion to repair hurricane damage to the island city’s port, rebuild infrastructure and housing, restore beaches and give grants to small businesses. It has become traditional, of course, for Congress to appear generous in such instances by appropriating large sums of other […]

8/31 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Dance, La Casa Senior Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:

Education feature: Clovis school gives 50/50 language mix

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School kindergarten students Halynn Garcia, right, tells Katelynn Wideman the instructions the teacher gave the class in Spanish moments before. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer When Ana Rodriguez asked her second grade class for words that begin with the letter “B,” birthday was rejected. “Yes, but words […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Dance, Los Abuelitos, Portales. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:

Gone fishin’

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about summer vacations.

July 27, 2008 Reunions

Field The Field community will be holding a reunion beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Field Fire Station. The schedule includes a program at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $9 per plate. All attending are asked to call Beatrice Hunt at 253-4455 by Friday […]

July 20, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. dance, La Casa Senior Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:

Better attitudes would be good

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

DWI offenders need more jail time

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents. Responses: • “I think that the checkpoints are fine but I would actually set up outside of bars where the drinking could go too far. It would be ideal to stop the driving before it happens, […]

DWI checkpoints: In-your-face confrontations

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents. Responses: • “I don’t mind getting stopped, even though I don’t drink, if it will catch those few that do drink and drive. Of course, the state police could be more useful doing other things, but […]

Fireworks can lead to trouble

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions. Responses: • “Every year we hear of fires set by fireworks. Some are of little consequence, while others are tragic.

May 11, 2008 Reunions

Wheatland Wheatland School will hold an all-school reunion at 8 a.m. May 24 at the Grady Senior Citizens Center. All former students are invited to attend and asked to bring a covered dish. Information: (806) 362-4524.