Official: Funds audit still in planning

CNJ staff Completion of an audit of 2007 county fair funds is likely still weeks away, according to New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas.

United Way to hold meeting

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will hold its annual business meeting at noon Friday at Mark’s Eastern Grill in Portales. Topics on the agenda include: • Approval of distribution amounts to local human service providers • Welcome newly elected board members • Reports on ongoing and completed projects • Upcoming events […]

Three city commissioners plan to run again

CNJ staff Today is the only day for candidates for mayor and city commission to sign up. Persons interested in running for municipal office must first obtain certification of voter registration from the county clerk’s office, said city clerk LeighAnn Melancon. Then candidates need to fill out a declaration of candidacy form at city hall […]

Sept. 11 events include concert

CNJ Staff A 9/11 concert will be held at the Patriot Outdoors center from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Christian music artist Van Walworth will be performing and retired Air Force Col. Penny Bailey will speak about escaping the attack on the Pentagon six years ago. Other events include a breakfast for police and firefighters […]

Fair organizers hyping heritage

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ oldest surviving house will reside at the Curry County Fair as part of the new Pioneer Village. Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson said the village will include antiques, demonstrations and people dressed as pioneers. “To go with the Pioneer Village, we’re going to have all kinds of antiques in […]

Ute Lake area offers activities for everyone

Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by the Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres, and it is the second largest lake in New Mexico. Recreation […]

Home, garden show staged

CNJ staff The Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. More than 70 vendors featuring lawn equipment, landscapers, home furnishings and construction companies will be present at the two-day event, according to Chairman Todd Farrell. […]

Wood-burning stoves require more attention

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Now that cooler temperatures are creeping in like mice beneath a breadbox, I had to do something I’ve never done before. Use a wood stove. The only heating elements I’ve ever known include hissing radiators, steam from the rice pot that inevitably boils over and a portable heat fan I […]

Back-to-school walk set for Cannon families

Courtesy 27 Services Squadron While Le Tour de Cannon will draw avid bicyclists and runners, a more leisurely family activity Aug. 12 provides families the opportunity to join in fun cocpetition in the Back-to-School Parent/Child 1 mile walk, The event beings at 9 a.,. and. participants can sign up at the fitness Center and meet […]

Creating paper trails : Having quick access to important life documents is crucial in the event of a disaster or emergency

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By Theresa Walker : Freedom News Service When it comes to life’s emergencies and disasters, we all need to start thinking like Boy Scouts. You know, always be prepared. Maybe you’ve got 10 gallons of water stored away, along with extra food and hygiene supplies. That’s a good start. But what about important documents? If […]

Day trips: Ute Lake offers wet, dry activities

Compiled by Bryant Million Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by the Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres, and it is the second largest lake […]

Friedrichs, Arney Vaughn

Arney Vaughn Friedrichs, 32, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 30, 2006. He was born April 21, 1974, in Clovis. He was employed at the International House of Pancakes and ENMRSH in Clovis. He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Melvin Friedrichs. Survivors include his mother, Roxa J. Friedrichs of Logan; girlfriend, Jennifer; children, […]

Lt. Gov. Denish to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

Joiner, James

James Nelson Joiner, 78, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales following an illness. Born Nov. 10, 1927, in Peacock, Texas, he was the son of Otis R. and Martha Mae (Crawford) Joiner. He grew up in Portales, Taiban and Fort Sumner. He married Garnita Ford on March […]

Reynolds, Jackie

Jackie L. Reynolds, 64, of Anadarko, Okla., died on Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Anadarko, Okla. He was born March 29, 1942, in Fletcher, Okla., to Andrew Jack Reynolds and Doris Benton Reynolds. He was an all-around athlete at Cyril High, graduating in 1960. After graduation, he attended Cameron College for two years. In 1965, […]

Macias, Juan

Juan V. Macias, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan 21, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1929, in Pedernales, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Juan and Eusebia Valles Macias. He brought his family to Clovis in 1979 and worked as a cooker at the ethanol plant until his retirement in 1991. He […]

Rodriguez, Blanca E.

Blanca Estela Rodriguez, 45, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 in Lubbock. She was born on Feb. 29, 1960, in Mexico. She married Raul Rodriguez in Portales on Feb. 4, 1976. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of the Iglesia Bautista Belen Church of Clovis. She moved to Muleshoe from Needmore 15 years ago. She […]

Sweet, Jewel “Billie”

Jewel “Billie” Sweet, 91, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at her home. She was born March 29, 1914, in Floyd, Texas, to Robert Hendryx and the former Nora Burkhalter. She married Edward Sweet on Jan. 12, 1931, in Santa Rosa. They farmed and made brooms for their living. The family moved to […]

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. […]

Houston, Lillie “Imogene”

Lillie “Imogene” Houston, 76, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, to Daniel Boone and Lillie Rutherford Nation. She married Clyde Edward Houston on July 24, 1944, in Farwell. She worked for JCPenney in the catalog sales department and was a homemaker. […]