Won’t it be nice to be out of time?

By Curtis Shelburne Won’t it be nice to be out of time? Huh? I repeat: Won’t it be nice to be out of time? I don’t wonder that you’re confused. You’re probably thinking: Whaddaya mean? “Nice” to be out of time? I find myself “out of time” already innumerable times every week, and running out […]

Anniversaries, Engagements and Weddings

Anniversaries Fechter Harold and Blanche Fechter, of Clovis, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26, 2004, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by friends of the couple. The couple was married on Oct. 1, 1939, in Kanona, Kan. He is a retired accountant, a Red Coat at the hospital […]

Engagements, weddings, anniversaries

Engagement Noblett-Fergus Alton and Jennifer Noblett of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Olivia Noblett of Thornton, Colo., to Christan Fergus of Clovis, son of Don and Claire LaBelle of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 12, 2004, in Lubbock. The reception will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. […]

Gay marriage: The debate is disappointing

Freedom Editorial Advocates on all sides assure us that the failure of the Senate, by a 50-48 margin, to get even a majority in favor of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage is not the end of the process but only the beginning. We suspect they are right, but we fervently wish that it […]

Caught in middle of political injustice

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I’m under attack! It’s personal. It’s political. It’s spiritual. It goes straight to my heart. There is no middle ground! And it’s not just me. America is under attack! Since we were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, Congress has become like suicide bombers, launching Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) on […]

Engagements 5/9

Moore-Chavez Dawson Chavez, Connie and Dwain Gee and Jeff and Melissa Moore, all of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their mother and daughter, Conlea Moore of Clovis, to Elias Chavez of Clovis, son of Sam and Helen Martinez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. on July 24, 2004, […]

Curry County: No gay marriages here

By Jack King, CNJ STAFF WRITER Resolution is third among counties in state banning issuance of same-sex licenses. The Curry County Commission unanimously approved a resolution banning the issuance of same sex marriage licenses Tuesday, making it one of at least three commissions statewide to take the step. The Roosevelt County Commission passed a similar […]

County considers tax hike to compensate for budget deficit

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Faced with a $1.3 million shortfall in their 2004-2005 budget, Curry County commissioners voted Tuesday to consider increasing county gross receipts taxes by 3/16 of a percent. That’s about 18 cents extra per $100 sale on merchandise. Commissioners said most of the shortfall is the result of growing expenses […]

Lovington oil man to push solution for water problem

By David Arkin, CNJ Correspondent Water is one of those issues that always seems to be a talker around election season. It’s also the No. 1 reason why William V. Palmer wants to be a New Mexico state senator. Palmer, a Lovington oil and gas company owner, operator and investor, thinks he can do something […]

Speak up and share your opinions — online

By Tom DiFrancesca III If you haven’t already, you are going to read and hear “the sanctity of marriage” quoted a lot in the next few months. Whether or not you agree with the current definition of marriage, you have a right to be heard, and to share your opinion with our elected officials. Congress […]