Meetings watch: Clovis MainStreet

The Clovis MainStreet board met Tuesday and discussed the following: • Train renovation update by Phil Williams, owner of the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, and CATS. Williams said the funding process for the renovation of the former Hillcrest Park train and landscaping of the model train museum should take place by March. He said […]

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amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Club notes —

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met July 11 at noon in the Central Annex. President, Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 24 members and three guests present. JoAnna Baker led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. Dannah Brown gave the Altrusa Accent […]

Meetings watch: Parks and Recreation Board

The Clovis Parks and Recreation Board met Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation Department, 500 Sycamore. • Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said the Clovis Municipal Golf Course would stay open until the end of August, at least. He said the Colonial Golf Course is averaging 100 rounds a day on the weekend, and […]

Club notes — June 19

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met June 8 in Melrose at the homes of members Jeanne Augenstein and Lori Frazure. Friends and neighbors accompanied the Master Gardeners through the raised vegetable beds, ground covers, flowers and bushes. Winding paths showcased various plants, which survive and thrive in this harsh southeastern New Mexico climate. Refreshments […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met in executive session Friday afternoon to discuss possible litigation. No action was taken when the council convened in open session. — Compiled by Alisa Boswell

Local farmer meets with congressmen

Freedom New Mexico Clovis dairy farmer Wayne Palla traveled to Capitol Hill recently with other Dairy Farmers of America Inc. board members and young cooperators to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry, according to a DFA news release. DFA members and staff met in Washington, D.C., for the cooperative’s annual D.C. Board Meeting and Hill […]

Club notes — April 17

Curry County Association Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met April 4 at Furr’s. The meeting was opened with prayer and pledges to the American flag and the New Mexico flag. Dianne Davis introduced Rebecca Reid-Carlyle, who gave a program on reverse mortgages. The reverse mortgage plan was explained step by step and who is […]

Club notes — March 27

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met March 9 at Muffley’s Back Door meeting room. During the business meeting plans were finalized for the April out of town road trip. Lori Frazure presented the program, “Spring Planting Suggestions for Curry County.” She distributed informational handouts and a lively question/answer/discussion followed, especially in vegetable gardening. Wan […]

Club notes — Feb. 6

Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met Jan. 26 at Sandra’s ‘Home Cookin’ with 11 members present: Ginger Beck, Reba Camp, Lois Hollinsworth, Lucille Johnson, Marcy Kos, Joy Pattison, Sue Pattison, Hildegunde Pulz, Aloha Starbuck, Lola Starbuck and Annette Taylor. We welcomed a new member, Cathie Adkins. President Ann presided […]

U.S. best served steering clear of world politics

Freedom Newspapers Although Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met over the weekend with his counterpart in Beijing, putatively to ease tensions, there is little question the Obama administration is gearing up for a concerted economic/diplomatic offensive against China, which U.S. officials accuse of keeping the value of its currency, the renminbi, too low. This may be […]

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By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist

Easier solutions would address health reform

Freedom New Mexico Robert Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, met recently with a Freedom Communications editorial board in California for a discussion about the impending consequences of the new, 2,300-page health care law and simple, practical legislative alternatives to Obamacare that could better address problems in the […]

Club notes — July 18

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met July 8 at Muffley’s Backdoor with Coral Whitaker reading The Gardner’s Prayer. President Helen Martinez presided after welcoming guest, Sharon Sipler. The 2010 Fair Books were distributed and various aspects of the upcoming Flower Show were discussed. It was generally agreed there is need for more information for […]

Commission met under ‘rolling quorum’

CNJ staff Curry County commissioners probably didn’t violate any rules by voting on issues without a majority of commissioners present on Tuesday, officials said. When the meeting began, Frank Blackburn, Robert Sandoval and Caleb Chandler — three of the five county commissioners — were present. But Chandler was soon called away for a family emergency, […]

Jail administrator says he’s pleased with community involvement

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Curry County Adult Detention Center Administrator Keith Norwood discusses his goals for the jail with area residents Thursday at a meet and greet held in the Curry County Commission room. Norwood was hired June 2. Keith Norwood met with the public for the first time Thursday afternoon during a gathering […]

Citizens group meets with Seidenwurm

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Leaders of Clovis Municipal Schools and three spokesmen from the Concerned Citizens of Curry County met in private talks Friday that Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said helped clear up misconceptions. Seidenwurm and Interim Superintendent G.C. Ross met with CCCC President David Briseno, Johnny Chavez and local NAACP President Selmus Price, […]

Area preschool students meet for lunch, activities

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Floyd preschooler Alex Diaz sports a paper handle-bar mustache at his school’s second-annual Preschool Roundup Monday. After preschoolers from three districts did a variety of activities, they ate lunch provided by the Floyd Fire Department. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Branding irons and bandanas, marshmallows, glue and clay snakes. […]

Club notes — April 25

Claud Rainy Day Extension The Claud Rainy Day Extension club met Feb. 10 at the home of Reba Camp where they worked on the photo frame project for the Senior Citizen Resident Center. March 10 at Grady, Alpha Club hosted a luncheon and a program about “Dresses for Children” made from pillowcases. On March 24, […]

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority met Wednesday at Melrose City Hall. • Project Manager Scott Verhines said he was happy the authority was included as part of the joint land use study being undertaken by Cannon Air Force Base and neighboring municipalities. He said the Ute Water pipeline project, as proposed, has three […]