Domestic Violence Coalition re-established, reorganizing

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The recently re-established Domestic Violence Coalition is hopeful they can correct past problems through a series of workshops designed to facilitate the sharing of information and public education about what to do if they are a victim of abuse. “(The Coalition) was being pulled in so many directions as […]

Director: Extravaganza bigger, better

CNJ staff The 16th Annual Hartley House Extravaganza is expected to be “bigger and better than last year,” according to Debra Chavez, program director for The Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence. The event is at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Last year’s event raised around $10,000. Chavez hopes […]

Shipping gifts more than pack and send

CNJ staff reports CNJ STAFF The official holiday season is nearly here. Buying gifts for loved-ones in other cities and countries is only the first step. Next, you have to get the gifts to them. UPS, FedEx and DHL are all closed on Christmas Day, company representatives said, so you will need to plan to […]

9/23 Calendar

TODAY United Blood Services — 10 a.m. until 3:25 p.m. Blood drive at Commons in Clovis Community College. All donors will receive free T-shirts. Information: Beth DeFoor 769-4956. Ned Houk Stock Car Racing Club — 7 p.m. Red Cross office at 2nd and Main Streets. Use Main St. entrance. Autism Family Support Group — 7 […]

Husband held in wife’s stabbing

CNJ staff A Clovis woman was critically injured on Saturday night when she suffered a stab wound to her neck, police said. Kathleen Gooden, 50, was airlifted to Lubbock’s Covenant Hospital in Lubbock after police said she was stabbed during a domestic disturbance at her home at 117 Wallace. James Gooden, 49, the victim’s husband, […]

Growth comes from smaller governments

Freedom Editorial There is little question that former President Clinton offered an effective speech at the Democratic convention, filled with charm, humor and a superficially plausible list of reasons for voters to prefer a Democratic administration to the current model. On closer examination, however, his contentions, especially on taxes, spending and other domestic policy, don’t […]

Curry draining aquifer too fast, state engineer says

By Jack King Ogallala Aquifer water under Curry County is being used up at a rate almost five times faster than it can be recharged, the director of the State Engineer’s water rights division said here Wednesday. Paul Saavedra, who addressed a meeting of Clovis’ water policy advisory board at city hall, said an estimated […]

Legislation may dry up well permits

By Jack King With water a major issue statewide, the chairman of Clovis’ Water Policy Advisory Board warned Wednesday that residents should be wary of attempts to grant the state engineer crucial powers. Randy Crowder, the committee chairman who also is an area builder and a candidate for the City Commission, said Tuesday proposed legislation […]

Use for $3,800 studied

By Glen Seeber Money raised during an impromptu auction Friday night will be used to improve the lives of local residents who are going through difficult times, Catherine Johnson said Wednesday. The executive director of the Hartley House shelter for domestic violence accepted checks totaling $3,800 Wednesday during the monthly board meeting of the Clovis/Curry […]

Let’s hope Bush we hear tonight more like in 2000

President Bush’s State of the Union speech tonight will be the unofficial kickoff for his re-election campaign. He’ll tell the nation, and the world, the themes and programs he plans to pursue this year and in the following four years, should voters re-elect him. The focus, as last year, will be on war and peace. […]

Abuse shelter dedicated

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Barbara Yates, left, and Pam Atkinson, look at a domestic violence poster as Catharine Johnson, center, executive director for The Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, gives the two a tour of The Hartley House on Wednesday. Photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King More than 100 people attended the dedication of The Hartley House Wednesday, […]

Domestic violence shelter renamed

By Jack King Clovis’ shelter for victims of domestic violence will be renamed the Hartley House, after Mary Carol Hartley, a community leader who died in October after a long, on-and-off bout with cancer. Hartley was the wife of 9th Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley. The center’s new Executive Director Catharine Johnson said a ribbon […]

Local woman gets support from shelter

By Eric Butler Domestic violence crosses all boundaries and exists in many forms. That’s the message from one Clovis resident who credits the local Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence for helping her get out of an abusive relationship. Kathy Elliott, owner of Elliott Marketing, said the United Way-supported organization smoothed the transition away from […]

Government needs to focus on affordability

The most important thing to remember about Congressional Budget Office projections that the U.S. government faces a record deficit next year and more deficits until at least 2012 is that these deficits are driven not by tax cuts but by increased spending and economic sluggishness. Rolling back the Bush administration’s modest tax cuts — most […]

Farmers already feeling effects of disappearing water supply

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Donald Jones of Farwell said lack of water and increased costs have driven him out of farming. By Haley Rice and Dave Gragg Donald Jones has been farming 29 years, but he has had enough. He loves farming and would continue, but said he’s running out of water on his Farwell farm. And Jones is […]