School board may name superintendent

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in special session 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to possibly name a new superintendent. The board plans to recess into executive session to discuss the position of superintendent. The agenda also states the board will reconvene from executive session and consider an offer of employment for […]

Commissaries agency closing ‘brand name’ loophole

By Tom Philpott: Military Update One great strength of military commissaries is that patrons can buy brand name items at deep discounts, comfortable in the knowledge they are quality products, food safety isn’t an issue, and most goods are identical to those sold commercially off base and back home. The “brand name” system brings another […]

County manager says he hopes to name jail administrator by middle of week

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County Manager Lance Pyle said he hopes to name a detention administrator by the middle of this week, to be selected from three finalists. The candidates — the current interim jail administrator, a retired warden and a penitentiary program coordinator — have completed interviews with a panel that included […]

Two running for soon-to-be-open board seat

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents will vie for the soon-to-be-vacant District 3 school board seat. District 3 representative Lora Harlan announced in March she would be resigning effective May 28. The board must name a replacement to serve the nine months before the election in February. The two candidates are Paul […]

Nearly 600 in system for unpaid fines

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Court officials are hoping people see their name in print and come in to settle their debt. Curry County Magistrate Court Manager Jinger Fiola said nearly 600 people are in the system for failing to pay fines and have warrants out for their arrest. Some of the cases are […]

Our people: Keeping stories going

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Don Criss has worked at KENW-TV for 36 and a quarter years. He said he’ll remain busy after retirement by telling stories at church and getting a ham operators certification. Name: Don Criss Birthday: Jan. 7, 1943 Hometown: Portales Profession: Director of Production Services for KENW-TV Family: Wife of 42 years […]

Our people: Call of the wild

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Tony Gennaro, 76, continues to enjoy nature and wildlife. Bio Name: Tony Gennaro Birthday: March 18, 1934 Hometown: Raton Profession: Desert biologist, writer

Texico superintendent opts out of Clovis schools search

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Texico Superintendent R.L. Richards withdrew his name from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent. CNJ staff Texico school superintendent R.L. Richards has withdrawn his name from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent. A news release from Clovis Municipal Schools said Richards withdrew on Friday in a letter to CMS board members. The […]

Dog names reflect habits

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Sometimes a given name just doesn’t suffice for a dog. A nickname sometimes works better. The new dog at the Terry household, Ranger, earned one early on in his residence for his tendency to find out of the way, even hiding places to sleep. We found him behind the couch […]

Our people: Literary legacy

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FNM correspondent: Jeanette Everett Betty Williamson loves hugs from children and the smell of rain. By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico editor Bio Name: Betty Williamson Birthday: Nov. 12, 1961. Volunteers for: Friends of the Portales Public Library, High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival and Dora schools. Famous relative: She’s the niece of novelist Jack Williamson, […]

God’s people are athletes running a race

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Hi, my name is Curtis and I’m a Winter Olympicaholic. As I write, the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver are themselves closing. Seventeen days sounded like a good long time, but now the Olympic flame is being extinguished. Our neighbors to the north did a […]

Let’s call new year by rightful name

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Let’s call the new year Twenty-Ten. Not Two Thousand Ten. Down here in Florida, the Perspective Editor at the St. Petersburg Times, Jim Verhulst, has the right idea: “Until the turn of the millennium got us all confused, we had an easy familiarity with each year: “When did William the […]

Commission requests state name bridge for fallen soldier

Courtesy photo The Curry County Commission is asking the state to name the 467 overpass in honor of Leroy “J.R.” Segura, a Clovis soldier killed in Iraq in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections The Curry County Commission will petition the state name the State Road 467 overpass near Cannon Air Force Base after a […]

Meetings watch: CCC board approves name for health building

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning at Room 512 of the college. • The board approved a resolution to name Phase II of the the Allied Health Center the Joe and Charlyne Sisler Allied Health Building. The Sisler Foundation is planning a donation tp assist construction of the center. • The […]

Commission requests overpass be named for fallen soldier

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File photo The Curry County Commission is asking the state to name the 467 overpass in honor of Leroy “J.R.” Segura, a Clovis soldier killed in Iraq in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission will petition the state name the State Road 467 overpass near Cannon Air Force Base after […]

Press release: Greyhound name possibilities narrowed

PORTALES– After receiving more than 200 name suggestions from the public and students for two Greyhound dogs which Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is adopting from the New Mexico Greyhound Connection, a committee has narrowed the selection for the male and female to five paired names: Loyal-True, Roscoe-Ruby, Vic-Tory, Emerald-Silver and Thunder-Bolt.

Wheelchair-bound dog ‘Tuddy’ remembered for perseverance

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CNJ file photo Tuddy’s family found him dead on Oct. 4 at around 10 p.m. He had gone out for his normal evening walk about 30 minutes before, and Ramon Sena said his son drove up and found the Chihuahua dead on the driveway. By Kevin Wilson:CNJ staff writer When they adopted Stud the Chihuahua […]

Funeral director has broad involvement with local sports

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist No, Nicholas Mufli is not a common name in Clovis. But the name Muffley is know all over Clovis and respected. The history and story of Russell L. Muffley is one to remember. The history of his ancestor goes back to 1737, but … this is Russell’s history. Russell L. […]

Livestock sale rakes in bucks for juniors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melrose Future Farmers of America student Lainey Widner guides Chrome, her 226 pound Cross hog, around the display arena Friday at the Junior Livestock Auction at the Curry County Fair. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer You name an animal after a feeling, it’s hard to sell it off no […]

Story behind singing sensation inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I have a new hero. Her name is