Increased BAH rates announced

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to service members living off base in stateside areas will increase an average of 6.9 percent in January to keep pace with local rental costs. The new BAH rates will pump an additional $1 billion into service member paychecks in 2009, raising total BAH […]

Incumbents hope to continue work on school boards

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Incumbent Clovis Board of Education and the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees members said they want to continue to work on ongoing projects with the schools, which is why they are running for re-election. Max Best, a 53-year-old attorney, said there are still projects in the Clovis Municipal […]

Voters to decide on alcohol sales in Bailey County

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bailey County voters will decide Tuesday on a proposal that proponents say will generate revenue for the county but opponents say could lead to increased alcohol-related arrests and promote underage drinking. A proposal to allow packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine will be listed in the general election […]

Udall staffer to hold office hours

CNJ staff A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours here next week. Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by calling 763-7616. Anyone desiring to discuss issues relating to Congress or the federal […]

Arrest warrant issued for Texico man

An arrest warrant has been obtained for a Texico man suspected of shooting at his wife Friday during a dispute at 838 Luther St. in Texico, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Javier Zapata, 19, is being sought on charges of assault against a family member with intent to commit a violent felony, shooting […]

May 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11:30 p.m. Friday an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a student with a weapon. A staff member said she had confiscated a knife from a student, who said he had brought it to […]

May 25, 2008 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met May 13 at a club member’s home. Hostesses were Jayne Rybolt and B.J. Goodwin. A program on petal potpourri was given. Jackie Wuest called the meeting to order and led a discussion of business. Ruth Burns gave a report on the city cleanup drive, which the club […]

ENMU professor on crusade against hunger

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Roberto Mancusi, left, and the Rev. Jeff Symonds sort through food donations at the First United Methodist Church of Portales, which will be given to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Dream Center. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Roberto Mancusi does more than just talk […]

Drug bust only highlights need for better tactics

Freedom New Mexico In the wake of mass arrests at San Diego State University recently, one fraternity member was quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying, “This looks bad for the whole Greek system.” Adam Klein was referring to the fact that many of the arrested students were members of fraternities. Actually, who this […]

City personnel pay discussed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A city committee is comparing city employee salaries with cities similar to Clovis to see if the pay and benefit of some city employees need adjustment. But Employee Compensation Review Board committee member and city commissioner Robert Sandoval said the committee will have to take the city’s budget into […]

Clovis native to work with Consumer Product Safety Commission

DOMENICI STATEMENT ON DEPARTURE OF STAFF MEMBER AUTUMN MOORE OF CLOVIS             WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced the departure of his staff member Autumn Moore of Clovis.             Moore, who completed an internship with Domenici’s office in the summer of 2005, has served in various capacities, including legislative correspondent and legislative […]

Guthals to run for county spot

CNJ staff A Clovis business owner said he plans to run in the county election. Charles Guthals, 71, said he will run for the District 5 County Commission seat. The seat is currently held by Tim Ashley, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits. Guthals said he believes his experience as a board […]

School bond election set for Tuesday

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The Arts Academy at Bella Vista is in desperate need for more classrooms, according to Principal Shelly Norris. More than 400 students are packed in cramped rooms, and some attend class in portable classrooms. “We’re really packed in tight. The biggest priority is additional classrooms,” Norris said. And like […]

Selective Service needs local board member

The Selective Service System needs a volunteer for its local board in Roosevelt County. Volunteers must be U.S. citizens, residents of Roosevelt County, at least 18 years old, and not an active or retired member of the military. Training is provided. Information: Lt. Col. Rob Vaccarella, 575-758-0929, or www.sss.gov.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity in Portales can use volunteers to help with organizing and setting up a “restore”; answer phones and do clerical work; clean up construction sites; collect aluminum cans; and to serve as a board member or committee member. Habitat for Humanity builds and sells simple, quality housing to people whose income otherwise wouldn’t […]

Predictability part of ’Trotters’ charm

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I set the flash up like normal. I stood in the same spots. I said hi to the same Greyhound Arena staff. For all intents and purposes, this was a normal basketball game for me. Except it wasn’t. It was the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the third time I’d […]

Ready, set, dodge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico junior Laiken Crist dodges a fast ball Saturday during the third annual Turkeybrawl Dodgeball Tournament at Texico School’s gym. Her team, called Who’s Next, brought three years of experience to the dodgeball court. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Orange, red, yellow and purple rubber balls flew across Texico […]

Nov. 30, 1931

Dr. A.M. Curl, noted psychologist and astrologist, was speaking at the Lyceum in the first of a weeklong set of speaking engagements. … M.B. Kuntz, member of the area Boy Scout Council, was in charge of automobile toy pick-ups for the Clovis Scouts’ annual old-toy drive. … R.L. Jameson of Clovis reported to police that […]

Man spent lifetime serving city, country

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Roy S. Walker, who served the city of Clovis as a commissioner from 1953 to 1959, also was among the organizers of the Committee of 50, an organization of business and civic leaders who work on issues involving Cannon Air Force Base. He was a member of the group’s Washington committee […]

Church hits 100 year mark

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks First United Methodist Church members will celebrate 100 years of worship Sunday. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident John Urban was born Methodist, which is what prompted him to seek out a church during a 1958 business trip to Clovis. “I was traveling from Des Moines, Iowa, to […]