Review board to disappoint veterans

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Complaints from veterans and from a high-profile commission that the services routinely were “low-balling” disability ratings for military members found medically unfit spurred Congress last year to take action. Among other things it ordered the Department of Defense to create a special board to review disability ratings of 20 percent […]

Suspected Internet predator arrested

On Tuesday, February 3, 2009, Matt Rish, a 26 year old from Albuquerque, was arrested by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and charged with five counts of Child Solicitation by Electronic Device, a 3rd degree Felony. Rish contacted an undercover internet chat profile representing an underage female from the Clovis area.

Jan. 25, 2009 DAR Profile

Morrow Robert Morrow was a soldier in the North Carolina Line during the American Revolution in a regiment commanded by Col. Alexander Martin. After completing his service under Martin, he was a volunteer serving under Gen. Nathaniel Greene.

Dec. 24 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. Q Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. Q” is unemployed and she is helping her sister out since her sister’s son just had a heart transplant. “Ms. Q’s” husband is the only one providing for the family. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

Dec. 23 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is unemployed. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes large. Boys pants sizes 10. Boys shoe sizes 1 1/2. Girls shirts sizes medium. Girls pants sizes 8. Girls shoe sizes 12. Toys list: […]

Dec. 19 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” recently lost her home. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 4T. Boys shirts sizes 4T. Boys shoe sizes 12. Girls pants sizes 16, 8, and 6. Girls shirts sizes 14-16, 8, and […]

Dec. 18 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. W Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. W” is a single mother. She is buying her first home and has a limited income. She won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes 8. […]

Dec. 17 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Mr. J Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Mr. J” is disabled and is unable to work. He is the sole provider for his family. His holiday hopes: For his children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts size 24 months. Boys pants size 2T. Boys shoes size 8. Girls […]

Dec. 12 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H’s” husband is ill. He has been hospitalized and transferred to both Lubbock and Dallas. She lost her job due to her being with her husband while he was in the hospital. They are struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: For her children to […]

Dec. 11 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” is the only one working in her household. Her husband had an accident and is now blind from one eye and will be out of work for several weeks. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

Dec. 10 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a single parent and is unemployed. She and her family are struggling right now. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium. Boys pants sizes 6-8. Boys shoe sizes 13 1/2. Girls […]

Dec. 6, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: Ms. C Household members: 3 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” recently got married and is struggling. She knows they won’t be able to afford any groceries or presents for her child.

Dec. 4 Empty Stocking profile

Today’s focus: Mr. B Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Mr. B” lost his part time job and is struggling with money. His holiday hopes: To be able to get something for his son. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 12-14. Boys pant size 8. Boys shoe size 4. Toy list: Cars or trucks. The […]

Dec. 3 Empty Stocking profile

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” just moved here from Florida and she barely started working. She won’t be able to afford presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: To be able to get her children presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 5T and mens size […]

Candidate Profile: House District 64

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 64 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Mario Trujillo Age: 62 Occupation: County clerk Elected offices held: City commissioner and county clerk • What is […]

Candidate Profile: House District 63

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 63 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Jose Campos II Age: 47 Occupation: Self employed Elected offices held: Current District 63 representative • What is […]

Candidate profile: Mario Trujillo

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 64 State Representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Mario Trujillo Age: 62 Occupation: County Clerk Running for: District 64 State Representative Party affiliation: Democrat Elected offices held: […]

Candidate profile: Anna Crook

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 64 State Representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Anna Crook Age: Did not disclose. Occupation: Property manager, former fashion consultant. Running for: State Representative, District 64. Party […]

District 67 state representative candidate profile: Van Robertson

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Van Robertson is a District 67 state representative candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 67 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. State representativeDistrict 67 Name: Van Robertson Age: 54 Occupation: Rancher Party […]

District 27 State Senate candidate profile: Stuart Ingle

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District 27 State Senator Stuart Ingle is seeking re-election to the senate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 27 Senate candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Stuart Ingle Age: 60 Occupation: Farmer and rancher […]