Local primary races shaping up

Robin Fornoff Candidates for Curry County offices have from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file for three seat commission seats and the offices of treasurer and county clerk in the June 5 primary election. Up for grabs on the commission are the District 2 position held by Dan Stoddard, the District 4 seat […]

Incumbent Crook seeking re-election

CNJ staff Republican Anna Crook of Clovis says she will seek re-election in District 64 of the state House of Representatives. District 64 covers Curry County. She has held the position since 1995. Crook and Larry A. Larranaga of Albuquerque are the senior Republican members of the house. “I have really wonderful constituents,” Crook said. […]

Business digest — Feb. 21

Sub-contracting seminar being presented The New Mexico Small Business Development Center and other agencies are presenting a sub-contracting seminar 9 a.m.-noon March 6 at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grande Ave. The seminar includes information on what to expect when quoting, following up with the prime contract, receiving awards, and what can […]

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Daughters of the American Revolution The January meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held in the home of Vicky Stratton in Portales on Jan. 14. After opening rituals led by Regent Pam Wallace, the President’s General’s New Year message was read by Stratton. Jessie Strauch, who is a charter member of the […]

Education column: Borrowed grandparents boon to school

La Casita recently held a special birthday breakfast celebration. Juanita Chavez, “foster grandmother” turned 80 years old last week, and Principal Sylvia Martinez, along with all the staff at La Casita, decided it was definitely worth making a fuss about. Juanita, whose six children reside in diverse locations — from Texas, Washington, California, Connecticut, to […]

About 300 march in Martin Luther King Jr. parade

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jimmy Gallegos, left, and Richard Vela of Nick Griego and Sons Construction unveil a monument to Coretta Scott King on Monday at Potter Park at the beginning of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. The monument includes a photo of Coretta Scott King, but event organizers said a plaque […]

Club notes — Jan. 15

Altrusa of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly evening program meeting on Jan. 9 at Muffley’s Back Door. President Kathy Travis called the meeting to order. Altrusa members present were Pat and Bob McCullough, Gaye Cook, Carolyn Muffley, Mary Weigl, Judith Glikas, Kathy Travis, Nancy Taylor, Sylvia Bean, Glenda Hileman, Emily Cooke, Stephanie […]

Bedbug seminar being held

CNJ staff Affordable Pest Control is planning a Dec. 12 bedbug seminar at La Quinta Inn and Suites. Topics include history of bedbugs, what to look for and what to do if they’re found. The seminar will run 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with an 8 a.m. check in. Registration is $75 on or before Thursday, $100 […]

Dance to raise money for Portales war memorial

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The corner of Second Street and Main Street in Portales is where a memorial for Roosevelt County war veterans will be located. Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to […]

Charter commission discusses potential changes

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Charter Commission held a public hearing to a limited public, but had vast discussion over the future of the city’s governing document. Charter commission members and Rube Render, the only citizen to attend the meeting at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, discussed for 90 minutes potential recommendations […]

Charity, cleanup events fill weekend

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Javan McCord, 2, of Clovis picks out a pumpkin Saturday at the Altrusa pumpkin patch on the east side of North Plains Mall. Everyone who brought in three nonperishable items were allowed to pick out a pumpkin. Food items benefited Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. According to Javan’s parents, […]

4Troops: Musical group comprised of veterans to perform

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Victor Hurtado: Courtesy photo Clockwise from left, 4Troops band members Meredith Melcher, Tony Genpilo, Joey Beebe and Ron Henry will be performing in Clovis at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Middle School Auditorium. The band, made up of four veterans, has achieved national fame and tours all over the U.S., playing for veterans, military members […]

Club notes — Oct. 16

Pilot Club The Pilot Club of Clovis held their monthly business meeting at Muffley’s Backdoor Room. A report was given on a workshop in Denver by President Sue Rutter. Also attending the workshop were Pilot members Janet Barnhart and Rosie Cox. The Club recently completed their fund raising of selling nuts. Nuts will still be […]

Peanut Valley Festival boasts food, crafts

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FNM correspondent: Jillian Holbert Peanuts, jewelry, clothes, candles and purses were available at Saturday’s Peanut Valley Festival in Portales. Jillian Holbert The 38th annual Peanut Valley Festival held something for all who attended Saturday. The festival was held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Upstairs in the Ballroom, vendors sold fudge, holiday decorations, […]

Cannon holds ceremony to welcome MC-130J

Benna Sayyed The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base held an acceptance ceremony Sept. 29 to welcome the arrival of the Air Force Special Operations Command’s premiere MC-130J Combat Shadow II. The MC-130J is the latest variant of the C-130J Super Hercules four-engine turboprop aircraft. It is taking the place of the […]

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Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs held their annual membership event on Sept. 13 at the extension building with 25 members and five guests attending. Grady Alpha Club was responsible for the program and decorated with a fall theme. Carol Nash was mistress of ceremonies. Sheryl Abdill gave the invocation followed by […]

City infrastructure plan discussed

CNJ staff City staff held a brief public input meeting Monday afternoon regarding an annual update to the city’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. The plan lists upcoming needs for the city covering fiscal years 2013-2017. Claire Burroughes, legislative and community development director for the city, said the plan helps the city when it asks for […]

Equestrian competition held at events center

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Special Olympics athletes help Melissa Richards, left, and Roxie Burgess, second from right, set up for Saturday’s awards dinner and dance, which included participants from Albuquerque, Lubbock and Portales. Benna Sayyed Participants and volunteers at the state Special Olympics on Saturday in Clovis said the event is all about helping […]

In search of ponies: Human vending machine wants more from pets

Hair tousled, with grungy slobber on his shoulder, he approached me, held out his thumb and proceeded to tell me how the horse had bitten it and wouldn’t let go. “Were you giving them peppermints?” I asked my visiting family member. “No, I didn’t have any with me today. Why would he be so mean […]

Club notes — Sept. 11

Beta Phi Beta Phi Chapter 2175 of Clovis hosted the New Mexico State Council meeting for Epsilon Sigma Alpha, which was held in Clovis with 33 members in attendance on Aug. 20 at the Baxter Curren Senior Center. A delicious lunch was prepared by Baxter volunteers. Beta Phi members attending were Collene Baldwin, Dottie Good, […]