County chair to serve in civic leader program

CNJ staff Curry County Commission Chairman Caleb Chandler has been selected to serve in the Air Force Chief of Staff’s civic leader program. Chandler was invited to join the program in a Nov. 22 letter from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. “I was honored to receive the letter,” Chandler said. “I think […]

Stuart Ingle recognized

CNJ staff State Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will be recognized by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce with its inaugural Legislative Award for working diligently for the business community and for “fiscal leadership while making difficult fiscal decisions for New Mexico that combine both high risk and high subjectivity.” Ingle will receive the […]

Reader-submitted content: From CCC Camp to new Glider School

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David Bailey David Bailey fondly recalled the stories he had heard about the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp which was the original inhabitant of land on the northeast side of Fort Sumner before WWII. The camp, Bailey said, was started back during the Great Depression in the 1930s by the Roosevelt Administration. It was labeled CCC […]

State needs leader such as Berry

What about Richard Berry? The mayor, I mean. Albuquerque. There are laundry lists of possible candidates for the Senate seat of Jeff Bingaman when he leaves office after his current term ends. Mayor Berry is on none I can find. Check out the New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan. Political junkie Joe is giddy with […]

Zias look to replace career goals leader

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University senior Kandace Padilla controls the ball during practice last week at the ENMU practice field. The Zias open their season on Sunday against St. Edward’s at Austin, Texas. By Clarence Plank PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause said it will take […]

World champion Hedeman to be in Clovis

CNJ staff Four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis Saturday night. Cinch Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Curry County Special Events Center. This event is sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding and is a Horizon Series Event. Horizon Series competitors compete at more than 20 […]

Patriot Act’s expiration not a tragedy

Freedom New Mexico What with Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bill to take over health care dominating Senate debate and discussion this month — and with a need to finalize seven more spending bills, pass another provision increasing the national debt limit, discuss the president’s plan for Afghanistan, and extend highway construction and unemployment programs — […]

March 1, 2009 Club notes

Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs leader training was held on Feb. 19 at the extension office. There were 12 members and two guests present. Home economist Glenda Belcher turned the meeting over to Gayla Jaquess from the Curry County health office, who presented the program on “Adult Immunization.” She explained what […]

Ingle ready to lead Legislature

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan State Sen. Stuart Ingle expects the financial shortage to be the biggest issue in this year’s Legislative session. Here, he sits in his Portales home next to photos of his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Hunter, family man, farmer, state senator for 24 years. Portales resident Stuart Ingle […]

Lone Scout remembered as wise man

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A Lone Scout, they tell me, is a Boy Scout without a troop or a troop leader. I didn’t know about the Lone Scout program until I met a Lone Scout who has been living in Clovis a long time. He was Sam Covington, who reached the age of 93, […]

Hand life’s worries over to Christ

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The CEO of a famous company spoke at a church in another city last Sunday. The gentleman was a skilled business leader, a husband, father, and a dedicated Christian. His words were forwarded to me by a person who attends that church. Here is basically what he said: “This week […]

Failing health of leader could topple regime

Freedom New Mexico The health status of North Korean “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il is still a matter of speculation. The South Korean intelligence service, which tends to keep up with such matters more reliably than any Western service, has told Korean legislative leaders it is likely the North Korean dictator had a stroke sometime in […]

Rattlers have new grid leader

In case you missed it, Tucumcari High School has a new football coach.

Newly elected leader may stir up change

Freedom New Mexico The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency indicates that while there is still no solid evidence that Iran is actively developing nuclear weapons, the possibility is still “a matter of serious concern.” The reason is Iran is still playing cat-and-mouse with the IAEA in ways that cannot help but arouse […]

Praise for Hinckley well deserved

Freedom Newspapers “Beloved” is a word that tends to be thrown around a lot when someone dies. In the case of Mormon church president Gordon Hinckley, the adjective seems to be accurate. The 97-year-old died Jan. 27 in his apartment at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters in Salt Lake City, having […]

Mayor must be leader on many fronts

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis City Charter defines the role of mayor very simply: He is the ceremonial head of the city, presides over city commission meetings and has no voting power unless one is needed to break a tie. But the actual role of mayor encompasses much more, officials said. Some […]

Iranian leader’s visit testament to U.S.’ freedom

By Freedom New Mexico It’s easy to understand the large protests that greeted Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s long-anticipated speech Monday at Columbia University, less easy to understand those who tried to stop the event or who even want to punish Columbia for holding it. The New York Sun reported on efforts by the Democratic state […]

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C.W. Harrison, president of the First National Bank of Clovis, attended the meeting of the New Mexico Bankers Association in Las Vegas. … The Clovis News reported the senior class of Clovis High School had 47 pupils, which was the largest graduating class in Clovis’ history. … The Leader Stores Co. claimed to be the […]

A Ugandan bishop’s life story still honors the lord

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist By Curtis K. Shelburne   It was already past bedtime when I began this column. I was staring at a blank computer screen, realizing that a busy schedule tomorrow probably argued for beginning to line up some words tonight. But nothing much was happening.   That’s when the phone […]

McClure confirmed as higher ed secretary

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The Senate has confirmed Beverlee McClure as the state’s first secretary of higher education, but several Democrats and Republicans voted against her nomination. A 2005 law created the Higher Education department, which replaced the appointive Commission on Higher Education. McClure served as president of Clovis Community College from […]