Heather Wilson talks election issues

Tonjia Rolan U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson believes government deregulation is key to a healthy economy and job growth. Wilson called recent Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor and Dodd Frank regulations “Job killing, stifling regulations that are killing people’s way of life.” “This country’s in really deep trouble and it’s not going to be […]

ENMU men take fourth at Frank Phillips rodeo

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Sophomore Logan Medlin teamed with West Texas A&M’s R.H. Whitten for second in team roping to help Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a fourth-place finish over the weekend in the Frank Phillips College rodeo at Borger, Texas. ENMU collected 260 points to trail West Texas College (395), Tarleton State […]

Voters say no to judicial complex bond questions

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Voters overwhelmingly defeated two bond questions aimed at building a $33 million jail and courthouse. Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioner Frank Blackburn doesn’t know what will happen next, but he heard voters’ message loud and clear on Tuesday. “The citizens of Curry County have spoken, so we’ll have to make […]

Our people: Happily ever after

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Carolyn and Frank Sherman were named the Ambassadors of the Year by the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for 2009, where they volunteered together for 21 years. Frank and Carolyn Sherman of Clovis volunteered together as Chamber Ambassadors for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for […]

Frank Moritz produced high-quality signs

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Some of you old-timers may recall those two dang good sign painters and the building that Richard Pettigrew used to have for his engineer office. But the old-timers I knew were Frank and Art Moritz and I and my buddy, George DeVoll, lived with his folks just zig zagged across […]

Volunteers

Frank Cole, nominated by Sistar Yancy of Christian Believers, is the Hospice of the Sandias volunteer of the month for April. He is an excellent example of not only how volunteers make a difference in the community but the personal benefits of volunteering. Out of work and his self-esteem low, Frank was referred to Chrisitan […]

Banks can’t be regulated against failure

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, chairman of the House Banking Committee, and Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, each have introduced sweeping bills to overhaul regulation of the country’s financial system. Despite differences — Frank’s bill would expand the power of the Federal Reserve while Dodd’s bill would limit […]

Shop instructor made life of teaching

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist It was Frank A. Foster, superintendent of Curry County schools, that woke me up to become an artist when I was only in the 6th grade in the old Claud school. I’ve said this before, but I’ve told many in my columns about Frank Foster visiting my country school and […]

In tribute: Radio announcer made fast friends

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was the voice of Wildcats, Bulldogs, Dillas and Gorillas, but Joe Frank Wheeler never hesitated to shout out Clovis as his hometown. The longtime sports announcer died Monday of a heart attack while setting up for a broadcast of the Amarillo Dillas baseball game against the Rio Grande […]

Former Clovis resident arrested in Texas

CNJ Staff A 43-year-old former Clovis resident was arrested Friday in Rockdale, Texas, on four counts of child solicitation. Frank Sanchez’ arrest stems from an Internet investigation conducted by the Curry County Sheriff’s Department, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Sanchez, a registered sex offender, contacted a decoy Internet profile used by sheriff’s investigators and solicited […]

Remember your first time?

Remember the first time you voted? Frank Dalton does. “I don’t remember what was on the ballot, but I think it was more local issues,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I was awed that my name was listed on the voters roll. “I know it didn’t take long to make my selections, and pull the […]

They began as best friends

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Frank Dalton’s reply: “I met my wife Lois at A&M Farm and Ranch, where she worked in the clothing department and also ran the cash register. “I had just moved back to Clovis from Houston and frequented A&M for supplies […]

May 18, 1939

Clovis officials were making plans for the fifth annual Pioneer Days Celebration … Frank Martin’s Shop, at 1109 W. Seventh, specialized in sharpening lawnmowers, axes and knives. … Clovis Livestock Sales were promising a horse, mule and cattle sale every Wednesday. … And Clovis’ Chris Dudley, a retired sales clerk, was born in Arrey, near […]

Confrontations come with excess baggage

Grant McGee: local columnist A total stranger angrily confronted me the other day. I’m not going to go into any great detail about what happened. I drove into a Clovis neighborhood and stumbled into a drama-in-progress. The stranger thought I was part of it. Later as I tried to make some sense out of this […]

UFO story makes skywatchers of us all

Grant McGee: Local Columnist So Clovis had its own UFO incident, eh? Very cool. The story of the 1976 sighting was on the front page of last Sunday’s Clovis News Journal. There are pictures of it. People are talking about it again. The article got me thinking about UFO encounters I’ve had and heard about. […]

Gonzales, George

George R. Gonzales, 56, of Clovis died Friday, March 31, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and received numerous honors. Family members said he enjoyed life and was a great polka dancer. They said he was always able to make others smile with his great sense of humor. He loved jewelry and […]

Sharing life together Is great blessing

By Curtis K. Shelburne I ran into Frank Ellis at Leal’s the other day. Oops. For those who live outside the greater Muleplex (Muleshoe), I’ll translate. I ran into Frank Ellis, longtime owner and patriarch of Ellis Funeral Home, at Leal’s restaurant as we were both about to munch some great Mexican food. It was […]

Carol Barela

Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked at Alco for 16 years. She also worked as a checker at IGA. […]

Leal, Christopher

Christopher Leal, 36, of Abilene, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He was born Jan. 21, 1969, in Friona to Benita (Lopez) and Joe Leal. He attended Portales public schools since the third grade and graduated from Portales High School in 1986. He moved to Abilene in 1999 […]

Murray, Velma R.

Velma Rierson Murray, 83, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in the old Baptist Hospital in Clovis to George Madison and Alpha Omega Rierson. Her father and four brothers were early pioneers who homesteaded in north Curry County between 1905 and 1911 before […]