Baptism goes on the road

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Garvin Chandler, left, and Bob Norris lift the lid of the portable baptism tub they designed for use at the jail. Chandler, a farmer by trade, chose the tank and designed the lid with built-in baffle. Norris built a heating system. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Since inmates can’t […]

Parmer County celebrates centennial

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CNJ Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Stormi Lookingbill of Friona roasts corn at the 100 year celebration of Parmer County. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent There was no school Saturday, with the possible exception being on the grounds near the Parmer County Courthouse in Farwell. At the Parmer County centennial celebration, residents from each of the […]

Man arrested on fourth DWI charge

CNJ Staff A 46-year-old Clovis man remains in jail after his arrest Tuesday on charges of his fourth DWI, according to police reports. Jeffery Jowdry is being held on a $21,000 bond, according to jail officials. Police found Jowdry in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with the engine running at a gas station in […]

Road funds go wrong way

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent It’s a good bet Curry County commissioners have heard the old saying about not looking a gift-horse in the mouth. On Tuesday, the county’s governing body didn’t hesitate to accept $1.8 million in state funds to repair a road in Curry County — even though it wasn’t the road earmarked […]

Education

The Curry County Literacy Council held a Word Worm competition to raise community awareness of the county’s literacy needs as well as services provided by the council. Twelve volunteer teams participated in the annual word and trivia game event. The teams represented Clovis Community College Center for Student Success, CCC’s marketing department, United Way of […]

Guard charged with smuggling

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Curry County Adult Detention Center officer was arrested Monday, charged with sneaking marijuana and tobacco into the jail, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Raul Lopez, 23, told investigators he was having financial problems when an inmate offered to pay him to smuggle in the contraband, according […]

ENMU approves odor resolution

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Regents unanimously approved a resolution Friday addressing noxious odors from outside the campus. The vote, which drew a packed house, clears the way for the university’s administration to speak on behalf of the school at a New Mexico Environment Department public hearing on a sewer lagoon […]