Poll participation

Clovis’ municipal election is set for March 6, with early voting ongoing. More than in past years, voter turnout has been a point of emphasis. The turnout determines the number of signatures needed to force special elections on ordinances (twice in 2011) or even attempt to recall a commissioner — once in 1990 and again […]

Officials pleased with early voting participation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There’s not an exceptionally large turnout, but officials are pleased with the participation they’ve seen leading up to Tuesday’s primary. “It doesn’t seem to me like it’s that drastically off for a gubernatorial primary,” Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said. “There are significant numbers, I’m not disappointed.” Saturday […]

Participation varies for Pioneer Days events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though they figure the timing of Curry County’s centennial helped matters, organizers estimated participation in last week’s Pioneer Days saw small changes. The number of floats at the parade was slightly higher than normal, and the rodeo’s attendance was down a little, they said. “I think it went well […]

Survivor benefit often overlooked

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The value of the military Survivor Benefit Plan has climbed sharply over the last three years as a steep drop in SBP annuities, which had hit surviving spouses at age 62, was phased down and then eliminated last April. SBP participation for newly minted retirees, however, has risen only modestly. […]

Pure participation doesn’t save souls

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Sometimes I think we get participation in church mixed up with real change in our hearts. Let me explain. As a child, I participated all the time in church. I attended many two-week long vacation Bible schools that were days packed with crafts, cookies, grape Kool-Aid, games and Bible activities. […]

July 18, 1980

Clovis’ Brooks Jennings was doing well after backing a driver’s-education car through a gate. Jennings said it was an experience that he intended to use in his teaching of driver’s education. … Residents of Paseo Village met to discuss participation in the neighborhood watch program designed to help protect residents against crime. … The Dairy […]

Change is only possible when one accepts Christ

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist During my childhood years, I took part in many two-week-long vacation Bible schools. Days were packed with crafts, cookies, grape Kool-Aid, games and Bible activities. Those my age remember the colored cards with scripture verses for each day. The first day’s verses started out fairly easily but by the end […]