Mom juggles family, studies

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Ivelis Perdomo will graduate with associate degrees in fine and liberal arts. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Focus. Focus. Focus. That’s the advice Ivelis Perdomo will give to graduates and future graduates of Clovis Community College during a commencement ceremony tonight. She should know. The 32-year-old mother of two […]

Walking in others’ shoes good exercise

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist This is for a reader who demands to know why I write about gay issues. His conclusion is that I must secretly be gay myself. Actually, he doesn’t express himself quite that civilly. To the contrary, his e-mails — which, until recently, were arriving at the rate of about one […]

Fine arts program will be funded despite budget transfer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Money earmarked for fine arts programs has been transferred into the Clovis Municipal Schools operational budget, but fine arts programs in the district will still be funded in the next school year, school officials said. “When funds are earmarked, your hands are tied,” CMS Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton said. […]

Traffic stops just another part of life

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’ve always had a healthy respect for the police. When I was a kid, I knew they weren’t to be trifled with. As an adult, I have a respect for the job they do and I still know they aren’t to be trifled with. I’ve run across various names for […]

County fair attracts competitors in categories such as livestock, fine art

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Penny Bryant will enter her “Carousel with Horses” in the Counted Cross-stitch category and “Garden Fairy” in the Adults Crafts category in the Curry County Fair, which starts Monday and runs through Aug. 20. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Thousands of tiny, colorful stitches combine to create the image of […]

South Carolina: Great place for chickens

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist The always-entertaining Most Backward State in the Union contest took an interesting bounce last week. With Kansas having gone three or four whole days without trying to teach creationism in science classes and Florida having neglected to botch an election lately, plucky little South Carolina shot to the head of […]

Jackson’s breast bearing leads to FCC power grab

Editorial Whether it was an innocent wardrobe malfunction or a preplanned stunt, the infamous baring of Janet Jackson’s breast at the Super Bowl in January must make members of the Federal Communications Commission quietly give thanks from time to time. The incident has given the agency virtually free rein to impose the kind of censorship […]

Ticket blitz sends citizens to court

By Darrell Todd Maurina Tuesday’s special traffic enforcement operation at the corner of Prince and Commerce will bring many people into contact with a part of the court system that doesn’t always get much attention — the Clovis Municipal Court, served by Judge Jan Garrett. While police often write citations in a form that allows […]

Bradburn named Pintores’ March artist of the month

Anita Lucille Fulton Bradburn has been selected as the Pintores Artist of the month for March. She was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colo. She married George Bradburn in 1948 and they moved to Clovis and attended Eastern New Mexico University. They have four children and six grandchildren. She was interested in art from […]

Court Dispositions

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Armando Ortiz, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Judgment deferred 18 months, ordered to pay $175 fine and DNA testing fee, and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs. Subject to one-year parole release supervision if incarcerated with credit […]

How to speak woman, a man’s guide

Bob Huber You ladies undoubtedly want to go in the other room and talk about whatever it is you talk about when you get together, because we guys will be smoking cigars in here, talking football, and we’ll flat out bore you to death. Aw, don’t thank me. We’ll miss you. Have they gone? Can […]

Court Dispositions 8/10

Here are recent dispositions dated June 21 to 27 recorded in Curry County Magistrate Court: — David Coehlo, 46, pleaded guilty to possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Sentenced to 364 days in county jail and allowed to serve 8 added days in jail in lieu of $326 fine, court costs and fees. […]

Court dispositions 7/20

The following dispositions have been filed recently in Curry County courts: District Court –Johnny Stonelake pleaded guilty to battery, a petty misdemeanor. Sentenced to 181 days imprisonment with credit for 181 days served. Kathy Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days imprisonment with credit for one day served, all but […]

Court dispositions 6/29

Here are recent dispositions recorded in 9th Judicial District Court: — Albert Joseph Armijo, 21, pleaded guilty June 11 to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), both fourth-degree felonies. Sentencing deferred 18 months and placed on three years supervised probation with special conditions of six months inpatient […]