None injured in mobile home fire

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis firemen put out flames Wednesday on a mobile home that caught fire on Connie Lane. Richard Hausmann, who lived in the home, said he was away shopping for a get well card and gift for his girlfriend and learned of the fire on returning home. CNJ staff No one […]

Former land commissioner returning to office

Freedom New Mexico Former Land Commissioner Ray Powell will be going back to the State Land Office. The seasoned Democrat edged out Republican challenger Matt Rush to take back his old job. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed Powell with 52 percent of the vote to Rush’s 48 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Rush […]

No injuries in apartment fire

CNJ staff Nobody was hurt in a fire Monday night at a Clovis apartment complex. Crews were still investigating the cause of the fire late Monday night at one of four duplex buildings at 928 Cameo St., Battalion Chief Montie Powell said. The 911 call came in around 8:20 p.m. Residents of the neighboring apartments […]

Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery to feature watercolorist Suzy Powell

Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery will be exhibiting the award-winning work of Suzy Powell, Plains, Texas watercolorist, from November 3 through December 18, 2009. Her art has been featured in North Light Magazine, on covers of Texas Country Register, Oklahoma Festival, Writers Post Journal, and Senior Connection (Chicago, Illinois). Many of Powell’s scenes are sentimental and […]

More wintry weather coming

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Friday’s snowfall was just the beginning of a wintry weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected fall in Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties with similar conditions expected through the Texas Panhandle. Residents on Friday woke to flurries and […]

Museum offers glimpse into state's history

A trip to the Western Heritage and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame(both in the same building) in Hobbs offers visitors a taste of New Mexico life during the pioneer days and life in New Mexico before New Mexico was even a state. According to museum employee Nancy Powell, the museum has exhibits on Native […]

Powell

Air Force Senior Airman Richard B. Powell has been named First Term Airman of the Year by the Air Force Sergeant’s Association, Division 16 (Europe), according to a press release from Army & Air Force Hometown News. He is the son of Bobby R. and Deborah L. Powell of Clovis. The airman is a 1998 […]

Small idea grows into big business

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The genesis of a big idea can often be something relatively simple. For Stephen Powell, who just steered his multi-activity Patriot Outdoors facility through its first weekend of business, the germ of this venture was one basic thought. “I had the concept of people needing a safe place to shoot […]

Day Trips: Hobbs museum offers trip back in time

Compiled by William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A trip to the Western Heritage and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame(both in the same building) in Hobbs offers visitors a taste of New Mexico life during the pioneer days and life in New Mexico before New Mexico was even a state. According to museum employee Nancy Powell, […]

New York dance troupe stopping in Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A group of dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a little New York City flair Sunday to Clovis Community College. Ailey II will perform at 4 p.m. at Clovis’ Marshall Auditorium as part of the Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College and Plains Regional […]

Vance , Virginia L.

Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance Services: Have been held. Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance, 72, of Conifer, Colo., died June 29, 2005. She was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950. She lived in Conifer, Colo., for more 30 years and took an active interest in community affairs. She […]

Collins, Bobbie

Bobbie Collins Services: Have been held. Bobbie L Collins, 68, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005. He was born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Clovis. He attended his first year of school in Clovis and later moved to Grady with his family. He graduated from Grady High School in 1954. He was a member […]

Powell, Evelyn

Evelyn Powell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Evelyn Powell, 88, of Portales, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 27, 1916, near Causey, to Myrtle and William E. “Rab” Finley. She grew up in the Red Lake community. She attended grade school at Pleasant Valley […]

Powell , Pat

Pat Powell Services: Have been held. Pat Powell, 65, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 29, 1939, in Clovis, to J.V. and Mildred Smith Stroud. She was a manager and cashier at Foxy Drive Inn for many years and worked at Clovis […]

Faith-based group tries to turn abandoned hospital into place of hope

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Volunteersof the Matt 25 project, led by Rev. Steve Brown, are trying to resurrect this abandoned hospital at 12th and Thornton streets in Clovis into a location where people in need can get help. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer To look at the old, abandoned building at 12th and Thornton […]

Foster, Powell

Powell Foster Services: Have been held. Powell Hogan Foster, 65, of Clovis, died on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. He was born on Sept. 25, 1939, in Slaton, Texas, to Mark L. and Loda Foster. He married Sallie Sue Harris on June 6, 1961, in Dumas, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from […]

Black community should applaud Rice

by Walter Williams Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s national security adviser and now his secretary of state nominee, has been the subject of nasty, demeaning and disrespectful cartoons and commentary. Some of the worst has come from people like Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who said on TV’s […]

Clovis man proposing $1.2 million firing range

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A local entrepreneur plans to build a $1.2 million shooting range outside of Clovis and has offered to allow local law enforcement agencies to use his facility at a discounted rate. Stephen D. Powell presented his plans for Patriot Arms Training Center at Thursday’s city commission meeting, just two […]

New books reveal considerations leading to war

One of the benefits of a free society is that citizens, aided by a free press, can examine the workings of their own government. That now is happening as Americans read reports of how the Bush administration took our nation to war in Iraq. Last month saw the publication of former anti-terrorism chief Richard Clarke’s […]

Powell, Bonnie

Bonnie Powell Services: Have been held. Bonnie Powell, 90, of Clovis, died April 7, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Bellview, to Lois and Elizabeth Trapp. She married Vachrel Ridley in 1930 in Clovis. She and her sister, Helen Trapp Stanton, worked at the World War […]