Party antics end in death

CNJ STAFF REPORT Curry County deputies and the New Mexico State Police responded about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to a shooting incident in a trailer at the 1300 block of County Road 13. Details were sketchy at press time, but preliminary reports indicated that a young adult male was shot in the head by another person, […]

Democrats now pressing for veteran votes

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Democrats are love-bombing America’s 26.5 million military veterans. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the party’s leading presidential candidate, begins his victory speeches on primary nights by thanking veterans. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, in the Democratic response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address in January, pledged […]

Nader may not win, but can effect change

Freedom Newspapers Although we have disagreements with him on many issues, we welcome Ralph Nader into the 2004 presidential race. We long have favored giving voters more choices than those offered by what he derides as the Republican-Democrat “duopoly.” Nader ran in 2000 on the Green Party ticket and helped shave votes from Al Gore. […]

Nader may syphon votes or be non-player

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Ralph Nader’s bid for president. Some responses: “I voted for Nader in 2000. I had hopes of seeing something different in the executive branch of the federal government rather than the two major parties, which have reached the point of almost being indistinguishable from […]

Valentines Day 1986 brings laughs, memories

By Michelle Seeber PORTALES — Tom and Sandy Simenson of Portales have celebrated 15 Valentine’s Day anniversaries since their marriage on Nov. 19, 1988, in Denver. The Valentine’s Day they remember most, though, was in 1986, when they lived at Windsor Gardens in Denver before they got married. “It was a Roarin’ ‘20s party,” Tom, […]

Schools fear caucus flier caused confusion

By Jack King Clovis Schools and county clerk office personnel said a sign sent by the state Democratic Party to Curry County voting sites created a small amount of voter confusion here Tuesday. A state Democratic Party spokeswoman said the sign was sent out to reduce confusion among voters in the statewide primary, but school […]

Democrats prepare to name a candidate

By Tony Parra New Mexico will be immersed in its first Democratic caucus in more than 30 years when voting for the presidential nominee takes place on Tuesday. That’s how long it has been since New Mexico has had a caucus, according to Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce Fraze and Terry Cone, Democratic chairman for Roosevelt […]

Super Bowl a time for family, friends

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for examples of the ideal Super Bowl party. Some responses: “I WOULD LIKE TO spend the Super Bowl with my parents and son. I have never really had a Super Bowl party, but I have spent the day with family and friends rooting for my […]

Democratically chosing tyrants is not progress

Put this in the “be careful what you wish for” file. Almost all of the well-meaning, responsible members of the international community insist that free and democratic elections are the key to a stable and pro-Western Serbia and regional stability. But sometimes the pesky people vote for scoundrels and ne’er-do-wells whose stock in trade is […]

Republicans off track on how to honor Reagan

Freedom Newspapers W e, too, are big fans of former President Ronald Reagan. We, too, believe he is deserving of all the honors befitting an outstanding president, and that his claim to greatness will only grow with the passage of time. But we’ve frankly grown weary of some of the half-baked efforts to “honor” the […]

Totally accurate predictions for 2004 (probably)

Freedom Newspapers Looking at the year before us, we have come up with reliable predictions about political events. You might not want to take them to the bank, but you certainly might want to wad up this page and put it under the mattress for safekeeping. > California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will confuse his wife’s […]

Student profiles

Clayton Kyle Craig is the son of Kyle and Karen Craig and is in the third grade at Highland Elementary School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is celebrating my birthday. I would go to the bowling alley, bowl and have lunch, come home to a family party, […]

Local delis offer party trays for Christmas

Jack King Those planning holiday parties or looking for a little taste of New Mexico to send to friends out of state have a lot to choose from among Clovis merchants. Several area stores and restaurants offer a variety of party trays and some offer mailable gift boxes of food. Wholly Cow Delicatessen, at 121 […]

Survivors event was spiritually empowering

Clyde Davis The best moment in the entire experience was my beautiful wife, Janice, waiting at the finish line with a bouquet of flowers. Immediately after I came across and the volunteer handed me my survivor’s rose, Jan greeted me with the bouquet and the sign that she and Lynn and Dot had made while […]

Birthdays for Week of 10/19

Rubie Carmichael of Portales celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. A party was hosted by her daughter, Chloe, family and friends. She was born on Nov. 7, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla. She has one child; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Halloween is all about fun, not evil

Clyde Davis Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them at unwary targets. […]

Summertime one of joy, remembrance

By Bill Gaedke The best summer vacation I ever had was in 1947 when I accompanied my grandfather on a fishing trip to Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada.  I had just turned 17. We left Milwaukee in my grandmother’s 1946 Oldsmobile, and the first great experience of the trip was that my grandfather let me drive […]

Family recalls caring wife, mother

By Janet Bresenham She loved to pass out photos of her two daughters. She was looking forward to celebrating her 17th wedding anniversary next weekend in Santa Fe. She was spoiled by her three brothers. Bobbie Lynn Beaman Sandoval was big on family. “She was the backbone of the family,” said Candace Gutierrez, Sandoval’s niece. […]

Clovis has history, roots in rock ’n’ roll

By Ned Cantwell Peggy Sue was at the Spencer Theater on a recent Saturday evening. No, wait. I don’t think you are paying close attention here. I said Peggy Sue was at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso. Not just Peggy Sue. I mean PEGGY SUE. As in “I love you, Peggy Sue, with a love […]

Democrats elect new officers

Democrats elect new officers The Curry County Democratic Party has elected new officers for the upcoming year. The officers are: Sandra Martin, chair; Darrel Bostwick, vice-chair; Lance A. Pyle, secretary and treasurer; Ray Hester and Cleo McFall, central committee members. The officers will serve for one year, Pyle said.