GOPs gather to back Bush

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Rep. Anna Crook R-Clovis speaks to a group of Bush-Cheney supporters during a meeting Thursday in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A Curry County grassroots organization touting the Bush/Cheney campaign held its first meeting Thursday night and featured an address from a state representative. Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, […]

Kerry has long, hard road ahead in presidency race

Sen. John F. Kerry’s major victories in primaries and caucuses Tuesday all but seal for him the Democratic presidential nomination. He won decisively in the Minnesota caucuses and in primaries in Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, California and Ohio; he lost Vermont to the state’s former governor and favorite son, Howard Dean, who […]

Targeting rich is weak platform for Kerry camp

Editorial Although the Democratic nomination process is not yet over, Sen. John F. Kerry has built a commanding lead. “Now we carry this campaign and the cause of a stronger, fairer, more prosperous America to all parts of our country,” Sen. Kerry announced Tuesday evening, highlighting what will be his election themes at least for […]

United Way groups consider joining forces

By Mike Linn Officials with the Curry and Roosevelt County United Ways are entertaining the idea of merging the two charitable organizations. Citing difficulties meeting set goals the last two years, RCUW President Rick Hauptmann said his organization could be more effective and raise more money if the merger took place. “When we talked to […]

Totally accurate predictions for 2004 (probably)

Freedom Newspapers Looking at the year before us, we have come up with reliable predictions about political events. You might not want to take them to the bank, but you certainly might want to wad up this page and put it under the mattress for safekeeping. > California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will confuse his wife’s […]

United Way donations up 13 percent

By Glen Seeber lthough this year’s United Way campaign has come to a close in Clovis and Curry County, that doesn’t mean additional money would be turned down if it was offered. “We always take money — that’s never a problem,” said Erinn Burch, executive director of the Curry County United Way. Friday marked the […]

Claborn, John Cecil “Jay”

John Cecil “Jay” Claborn Services: Have been held. John Cecil “Jay” Claborn, 83, of Friona, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 16, 1920, in Post, Texas, to John and Cordie Claborn. He joined the Army during World War II. He fought in five major battles […]

United Way gifts can help change lives in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers F rom July to October, 99 possible child abuse incidents were reported to Oasis Child Advocacy Center in Clovis, compared to 148 possible incidents the previous 12 months. If the trend continues, Oasis could see its caseload – most of which comes from Curry County – double in just one year. It is […]

Cannon raises more than $100k for needy

CNJ STAFF REPORT Personnel at Cannon Air Force Base donated more than $100,000 to charity through this year’s Combined Federal Campaign, according to Master Sgt. Stephen Pederson, project officer for campaign. The donations are larger than received in recent years, officials said. Last year, Cannon met its goal for the first time since 1994. This […]

Anti-obesity movement going too far

By Walter Williams Oreo cookies should be banned from sale to children in California. That’s according to Stephen Joseph, who filed a lawsuit against Nabisco last month in California’s Marin County Superior Court. Oreo cookies contain trans fat, an ingredient that makes the cookies crisp and their filling creamy. Joseph says that trans fat is […]