Lansford takes mayoral win

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis mayor-elect David Lansford listens and takes questions from local and Amarillo media Tuesday at Clovis city hall. Robin Fornoff In the end, newly elected Mayor David Lansford said it seemed to matter less what he thought of the president than some key local issues in Clovis. Lansford breezed to […]

New pastor serving Word of God Lutheran Church

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed The Word of God congregation meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in The Chapel at 1500 Thornton Street. Pastor Rollinson will strive to help the congregation get its own building. Benna Sayyed The Word of God Lutheran Church in Clovis now has a new pastor. John T. Rollinson, 73, has […]

Cannon leaders move on to success

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Courtesy photo Col. Clark was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program in 1986 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. During his 22 years of active-duty service, he has served as a pilot, instructor/evaluator pilot, class commander, assistant director of operations, chief of current operations, chief of safety, and chief pilot. Sharna Johnson Philip […]

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 […]

Police blotter — Feb. 27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Feb. 14 an officer responded to the 2000 block of Ross Street for a report of battery. A construction worker said a woman who lived in the neighborhood became upset with him because of the way he parked his […]

Family holds yearly reunion at Border Town Days

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lindsey Seales, left, and cousin Bethany Utzman look over auction items Saturday at the Texico Senior Center during the 59th annual Luce family reunion. Liliana Castillo A birthday celebration for a widow became a 59 year — and counting — tradition for the Luce family. For the 59th year, the […]

Weekly update — July 11

Events center roof springs leak The Curry County Events Center roof is leaking. Event Center Manager Kevin Jolley said the small leaks around the edge of the roof can be easily fixed with some caulk. The repair will not cost the county anything because it is a warranty issue, he said. Jolley said the problem […]

Exit strategy for Afghanistan Petraeus’ priority

Last month the Afghan war became America’s longest, surpassing the previous record of eight years and seven months set by the Vietnam War. In his Dec. 1, 2009, speech to the nation announcing the surge of troops into Afghanistan, President Obama promised, “But taken together, these additional American and international troops will allow us to […]

Obama doing little for open government

Freedom New Mexico When Barack Obama became president last year, he expressed a commitment to “creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.” On Tuesday, in the middle of Sunshine Week, highlighting the public’s right to know what its government is doing, Obama renewed his commitment to making his administration “the most open and transparent […]

Chunn slaying became tale of conspiracy

Freedom New Mexico When Jimmy Bo Chunn’s body was found in his rural Causey home, no one could have guessed the story of the rancher’s shooting would turn into a twisted tale of conspiracy, a white supremacy group and murder for hire. Five years later, Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson — accused of […]

Chandler running for state attorney general

ALBUQUERQUE: Republican Ninth District Attorney Matt Chandler announced his candidacy for New Mexico Attorney General today. Standing in front of the Metropolitan Courthouse that became the center of a corruption scandal that brought down former Senate President Manny Aragon, Chandler said that the New Mexico Attorney General must be more aggressive in rooting out corruption […]

Religion digest: Elida woman chosen as strategist

Connie Dixon of Elida became the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s new mission education and prayer strategist. Dixon announced that she will continue to serve as director of the state Women’s Missionary Union during the Sept. 1 missions celebration and New Mexico Woman’s Missionary Union annual meeting.

Civil liberties larger issue affecting gays

Freedom New Mexico On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation making it a federal crime to assault somebody due to his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The legislation was named for Matthew Shepard, who tragically became a household name after dying from being brutally beaten and tied to a fence in […]

Alltel office finishes transition to Verizon outlet.

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Verizon representatives say $275 million has been spent on network enhancements throughout New Mexico and El Paso since 2000 when the company was formed. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A week before the Clovis Alltel office became a Verizon outlet like others across the nation as part of a […]

Hard not to get set in your ways

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When my husband and I first became 4-H leaders we had what we thought were great new ideas about ways to run the county contests. An older couple (who had been in charge of county events since probably the stone age) countered each suggestion for a new or different way […]

Religion digest: 12 certified for Christian job corps

Twelve women and men became nationally certified site coordinators for the Christian Women’s Job Corps and Christian Men’s Job Corps during a training event held May 4-7 at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. Area participants included Judy Lolmaugh of Tucumcari, Connie Dixon of Elida, Margot Thompson of Clovis, Sistar Yancy of Clovis, […]

CNJ celebrates 80th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal celebrates its 80th anniversary as a daily paper Wednesday. The Clovis Journal and The Clovis News, both weekly papers, became one daily paper when Mack Stanton of Tennessee purchased them on Feb. 19, 1929. Stanton published the first edition of the Clovis Evening News-Journal on April 1, 1929. The […]

Jan. 15 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Jan 4 an officer responded to a call of shots fired at an undisclosed residence. Three teenage males in the home told the officer a group of four male teens came to the door and threatened them with a […]

Rambo gets religion

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Courtesy photo Rambo’s owners believe taking the dog to church made him more well-behaved. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family […]