Hoop Shoot organizer aims to teach respect, loyalty

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Benna Sayyed Clovis youth ages 8 to 13 will have a chance to showcase their basketball shot Sunday in a competition aimed at teaching respect, dedication, loyalty and self-esteem. Dean Marney, coordinator of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program in Clovis and exalted ruler of the Clovis-Portales Elks lodge, recently visited Clovis schools […]

Police academy graduate follows in father’s footsteps

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Allen Perez, left, Chris McCasland, center and Tyler Marney graduated from the state police academy and will serve in local police departments. Perez will join the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office while McCasland and Marney will serve in the Portales Police Department. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Law enforcement runs […]

Melrose man driving lawn tractor pleads to fine, jail time

CNJ staff A Melrose man police say was drinking and driving a lawn tractor on city streets has pleaded to jail time and a fine. Monday, George Rierson, 36, agreed to serve 364 days in Curry County jail and pay fines and costs of $167. Police said Rierson will actually serve 11 days in jail […]

Hoop shoot set for Sunday

CNJ Staff The Fraternal Order of the Elks is holding its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Middle School. Children between the ages of 8 and 13 are eligible. The winners advance to the state competition. Information: Dean Marney at 693-6898.

Businesses offering incentives to designated drivers

By Sharna Johnson With the holidays around the corner, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office is working with local businesses to encourage designated drivers to step up for their friends. Deputy Dean Marney said the initiative is expected to start in time for Thanksgiving and will run through January. Kits complete with a pledge card, wrist […]

Military Feature: Emergency situations simulated

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Courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Randi Flaugh Members of a Special Weapons and Tactics team simulate the rescue of “hostages” during an exercise. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Military and civilian agencies faced a simulated hostage situation, mock biological, chemical and nuclear crises, and personnel with realistic-looking injuries — all in the interest of keeping […]

Marney, Michael

Michael Marney Services: Have been held.  Mr. Michael Alexander Marney, 43, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in Belen. He was born on Sept. 15, 1961, in Brandon, Suffolk County, England. He lived in Lubbock most of his life and moved to Clovis six months ago.   He was preceded in death by his […]

Domestic Violence Coalition re-established, reorganizing

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The recently re-established Domestic Violence Coalition is hopeful they can correct past problems through a series of workshops designed to facilitate the sharing of information and public education about what to do if they are a victim of abuse. “(The Coalition) was being pulled in so many directions as […]

Fair chance to explore health-care options

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Organizers and participants agree that Saturday’s Health and Wellness Fair is a much needed opportunity to explore the health-care options available in eastern New Mexico. With health tests, demonstrations, information from health- and wellness-oriented businesses and non-profit organizations, and safety information for the kids, the health fair has something […]

Hospital: Hazmat mishap mishandled

By Darrell Todd Maurina Communications problems which complicated an emergency medical run on Feb. 2 could have implications for any future disaster, members of the exercise design subcommittee of the Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee noted Friday. Meeting to plan the county’s next disaster training drill, members discussed the Feb. 2 incident that didn’t […]