Hairy therapy: Pets help heal local elderly

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sometimes a friendly face and furry back is exactly what the doctor ordered. That is what Dorothy Nelson, 52, of the American Cancer Society believes. She just certified her personal pet, Mookie, as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International and joined the local chapter of Therapaws, which uses […]

8/15/04 Club Notes

Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis met for its regular program on Monday at Muffley’s Back Door. Hostesses were Margie Reisiger, Beverly Fitz, and Sylvia Bean. They served dinner to the club at 6 p.m. The program was presented by Ricky Burns, a junior at Texico High School. He shared his […]

Cheese waste could feed pigs

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A manufacturer of animal food is one of two companies that have indicated an interest in moving to Clovis, thanks to the Southwest Cheese Co. plant, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. International Ingredients is in discussions with Clovis city officials to build a […]

Trying Saddam: All options have flaws

It is hardly surprising that in such a media-saturated culture many Americans view foreign affairs in a personalized and dramatized fashion. If this were a movie, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the quintessential villain, would be the triumphant end of the story, with the music coming up and viewers assured that the good guys had […]

One option for Saddam: justice before new special tribunal

The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq – U.S. officials said they still haven’t decided what to do with Saddam Hussein now that he’s been captured, but one option is putting him before a special tribunal established just days ago. Iraq’s Governing Council said Saddam would face public trial in Iraq. Iraq’s interim government established a special […]

ENMU signs agreement to recruit foreign students

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials are actively recruiting students from universities in foreign countries, especially China, something that has become increasingly difficult since Sept. 11, 2001. Eastern President Steven Gamble recently signed a World American Cultural Exchange agreement with officials from Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China. The agreement will […]

Golf fills religious gulf in Kenya

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International Cooperating Ministries used funds from a Clovis golf tournament to help Kenyan Christians build this church in East Africa. Courtesy photo. By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to the generosity of Curry County golfers, a new church has been built in the far northwest region of the African nation of Kenya. Wes Grau, a Curry […]

Nuclear accord is cause for cautious optimism in U.S.

Freedom Newspapers The news that three European diplomats have persuaded Iran to accept stricter international inspections of its nuclear facilities hardly eliminates all cause for concern that Iran might try to develop nuclear weapons. But it would be wise for the United States to approach it with cautious optimism and cooperation. In a way, the […]

City commissioners approve new codes

By Jack King Clovis city commissioners voted 6-2 Thursday to introduce an ordinance adopting the International family of building codes for all construction purposes, except for electrical work, where the National Electrical Code will be used. The ordinance will not receive final approval for another 30 days. The commission made the decision despite an appeal […]

Pay hike for dispatchers, shift supervisors approved

By Jack King Clovis’ City Commission approved a raise Thursday night for police department dispatchers and shift supervisors. The raise will cost the city approximately $500 a month or $6,000 a year, plus benefits, City Manager Raymond Mondragon told the commission. Starting salaries for dispatchers will go from $9.05 to $9.25 an hour. Pay for […]

State wants compromise on building codes issue

By Jack King o Not all Clovis task force members in agreement. The state Construction Industries Division has proposed a compromise on a statewide building codes controversy. Some members of Clovis’ building codes task force say the compromise is not acceptable. Building codes have been an issue in Clovis at least since July 17, when […]

Positive Altitude

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As one of New Mexico’s premier tourist attractions, The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta played host last year to an estimated 850,000 spectators. Courtesy photo. By Helena Rodriguez What: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta When: Begins at 5:45 a.m. Saturday Where: Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque Approximately 750 colorful, hot-air balloons, in a wide array of shapes and […]

International lottery scam crops up on the Web

By Tom DiFrancesca Well, it looks like I won’t be writing this column much longer. It appears that I have just won a little less than a million dollars, can you believe it? I mean, with all that money, I’ll just be too busy livin’ it up with the rich and the famous to write […]

New building codes considered

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By Jack King The city of Clovis has been asked to take a position in a statewide debate over building codes. The issue will also require an important decision by the administration of Gov. Bill Richardson by year’s end. Randy Crowder, past president of the Building Contractors Association of Curry County, on Thursday urged Clovis’ […]

Spaced-out teacher

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Joe Strickland gets a physical examination from Dr. Albert M. Kwan on Wednesday at Kwan’s office in Clovis. Strickland will be one of 75 teachers traveling to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., for a nine-day stay. By Gary Mitchell Joe Strickland doesn’t care if he wasn’t the first choice to receive an invitation to […]