5/10 Business Digest

Plateau awards scholarship The National Telecommunica-tions Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service and ENMR–Plateau awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to Fort Sumner resident Ross Cortese, a company release announced. Cortese is the son of Nick and Karen Cortese of Fort Sumner. The scholarships are intended to offer rural Americans a better chance to receive a […]

4/28 Education Digest

ENMR-Plateau awards scholarships The ENMR-Plateau Telecom-munications Education Foun-dation recently awarded more than $25,000 in educational scholarships to local high school seniors, according to an ENMR press release. The winners were announced at the cooperative’s annual membership meeting on April 16. The ENMR-Plateau Education Foundation Funds are made possible through abandoned capital credit payments from the […]

1/18 Business Digest

Free tax preparation will be done this year by the AARP Tax Aide program for taxpayers 60 and older with middle and low income. This new program replaces the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program that Clovis has had for years. Volunteers will be working from Jan. 24 to April 15 at Baxter Hall, 908 Hickory […]

City manager leaving office

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Ray Mondragon has served as the city manager since 2001 and worked for the city for 30 years. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer As a young boy, Ray Mondragon picked onion and cotton fields as a migrant worker’s son. At 16, he took a job as dispatcher with the Clovis Police Department. He worked […]

ENMR sponsors $25,000 scholarship

CNJ STAFF ENMR Plateau, in partnership with the National Telecommuni-cations Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service, sponsored a college scholarship program to award a $2,500 scholarship to a local high school senior, according to a press release from ENMR Plateau. Winning one of this year’s scholarships is Hailey Lee. Lee, daughter of Scott and Aprile […]

Business Briefs 4/27

FirstBank changes name to AccessBank, FirstBank, a mainstay in Clovis since 1934, is about to go away — to be replaced by AccessBank, effective Saturday. It is only a name change, according to Don Padgett, president and CEO of FirstBank soon-to-be AccessBank. Advertising, logos, signs, and stationery all will be switched from the old name […]

Cure for cancer still needed among technological advances

By Tom DiFrancesca Cancer — one word that can easily strike fear into the heart of just about everyone. Cancer — it’s the scourge of the earth. Cancer — it is not selective, it matters not whether one is rich, poor or middle-class. Good people get cancer, bad people get cancer — it doesn’t make […]