Frugality takes hit on my wallet

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam […]

Justification of Iraq invasion yet to be seen

Freedom New Mexico As of July 1, all U.S. troops in Iraq were scheduled to have moved out of Iraqi cities, and most of them had done so. Those remaining in cities will serve as advisers and support resources for Iraqi security forces, who now have responsibility for maintaining a modicum of order in that […]

Federal order will divide magistrate elections

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Election procedures for Curry County’s magistrate court judges are about to be changed, leaving some with a bad taste in their mouths. On August 18, the Curry County commission is holding a public hearing to explain creation of two magistrate divisions, replacing the at-large voting system. However, the hearing […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Club notes

Fairfield Extension Club Fairfield Extension Club met Feb. 13 at the First Christian Church at 10 a.m. Host was Jean Harding. Amy Armenta called the meeting to order with 16 members present. Sharon Ragland showed a baby quilt and a western chimes. Huggie bears were stuffed. Door prizes were won by Mary Winkles and Martha […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Jan. 8 at Trinity Luthern Church with 12 members present. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered with New Years Resolutions. June Philips read “I Wish You a Happy Healthy New Year.” Dorothy Bean gave the treasurers report. A thank you letter […]

Band members go the distance to raise funds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High tuba player Zach Balli, senior, heads out with the rest of the band from their second break at Yucca Middle School Saturday during the band’s march-a-thon fundraiser. The band marched 8 miles around the city. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For Jesika Trujillo, getting up at 8 […]

July 20, 2008 Reunions

Greathouse The Greathouse family held their 52nd reunion at the Memorial Building in Portales on July 13. There were three families represented with 37 people in attendance. During visitation scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with the invocation being given by Bill Strong. The business meeting was called […]

Finding opportunities within crisis

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Ed.D.: Guest columnist Another hike in gas prices and the cost of other goods rising causes business owners to maintain their finances and plan for the future in order to survive. J. Roy Miller State Director of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center and a Clovis son, recently discussed the opportunities […]

Community keeps it cool

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell The Dubose sisters Mindi, 10, at left, and Kandice, 7, cool each other down at the O.G. Potter Memorial Park Pool on Saturday. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer With the temperature rising to 95 degrees Saturday, Clovis residents are finding ways to stay cool. Sonic Drive In on Prince […]

May 6, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Law and Order Special Victims Unit Where: NBC When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A pregnant woman is found raped and dead in a house fire, and attempts to interview her fianc