Sept. 2 Library Books

The following books and DVDs are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Kiss Me Deadly by Mickey Spillane was given by Vicki Dryer in memory of Inez Williams. Although friends and enemies alike warn Mike Hammer to drop his feud with the Mob, he defies the police and the FBI to settle his personal score […]

8-26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Art of New Mexico: How the West Is One by Joseph Traugott was given by the faculty and staff of the West College of Education in memory of Ruth Gore. Some 225 selected works demonstrate the extent to which Native American, Hispanic and European-American […]

Letters to the Editor: Job opportunity too good to be true

I continue to marvel at the incredible good fortune that is bestowed upon certain people in government. Imagine if you can, having to announce your retirement (due to health and/or whatever other reasons). Then, as luck would have it, you fall right back into an almost-tailor-made-for-you job — seems too good to be true. What […]

Former Clovis legislator accused of diverting money

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A former Clovis state representative received about $870,000 in state money that was supposed to benefit a housing program for low- and moderate-income residents, according to a report by the State Investment Council says. Vincent “Smiley” Gallegos, who resigned Aug. 1 as the executive director of the Albuquerque-based Region III […]

Police chief retiring

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey is retiring after 29 years of service. Carey announced his decision Thursday in a memo to his employees, according to a CPD press release. His last day will be Sept. 29, the release said. The press release did not cite a reason for Carey’s […]

6/6 Business digest

CNJ editor, reporter receive news award Clovis News Journal reporter Marlena Hartz and Editor David Stevens received a first-place citation for spot news reporting in the 2006 Best of the West awards announced last week. Best of the West honors the top work by newspapers and television stations in 13 western states, according to an […]

New care facility opening in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: CNJ new editor A new adult residential care facility will help fill the need for assisted living in Clovis when it opens late next year, according to the project coordinator. Prairie Meadows will be built on Dillon Street next to its sister facility, Retirement Ranch. Four buildings each will house two one-bedroom […]

Rury, Elbert W. “Ebb”

Elbert W. “Ebb” Rury, 78, of Belen died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Loveland Hospital of Albuquerque. Born on June 20, 1927, in Oklahoma, he had been a Belen resident since 1971 and previously lived in Clovis.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having proudly served in Korea, his family said. He retired from Mountain […]

Living debt-free harder than it looks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I completed the Consumer Credit Counseling Services program a while back. A few years ago my bills got the better of me and started to drag me under. I reached out for a helping hand and CCCS grabbed it. When I was through I got a packet with a congratulatory […]

Lawmakers shouldn’t sneak compensation

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist There he sits, does Bulldog Bill, glowering. Looking every bit like the mascot on the beer can. The governor is not a happy man. The Legislature has done him wrong. There is, however, just the tease of a wry smile as Gov. Bill Richardson awaits legislative bills requiring his signed […]

Plan would allow earlier retirement

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Today’s military members serve under the traditional 20-years-or-bust retirement plan, which has been prized by generations of retirees. That plan isn’t going away for the current force. But a new plan might be offered as a voluntary option, promising at least some retirement benefits to many members who don’t expect […]

Clovis resident celebrates 104 years of life

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Bill Chapman, left, visits with longtime friend Nina Luckett on Saturday at The Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Luckett turns 104 years old today. Chapman said he has been friends with Luckett since meeting her in the 1970s. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She wears her years like a cloak. Her eyes are rimmed with […]

Military Coalition leery of changing system

Tom Philpott: Military Update The Military Coalition, a powerful league of 35 service associations and veterans’ organizations, has warned a blue ribbon panel studying military compensation to be wary of claims by senior Defense officials and outside economists that service pay and benefits need business-like reforms. Coalition representatives testified on Wednesday before the Defense Advisory […]

Retirees getting second chance at program

By Tom Philpott: Military Update More than 800,000 military retirees who declined the Survivor Benefit Plan at retirement will get another chance to buy into a much-improved program, starting this fall. But delayed enrollment won’t be cheap, particularly for retirees who left service during the last six years. Congress voted last year not only to […]

Some seek overhaul of military retirement

By Tom Philpott: Military Update At least one member of the Joint Chiefs supports alternatives to the military’s prized 20-year retirement plan, urging adoption of more modern ways, found in industry, to compensate ambitious, skilled workers. Adm. Vern Clark, chief of naval operations, said the 21st Century Navy needs to protect its “intellectual capital’’ of […]

Plan adopted to study retirement changes

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation has adopted an “action plan” to study private-sector-like changes to military pay and retirement, the kind that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has endorsed for several years. The committee of seven “eminent authorities in the fields of compensation,” as described by the department, adopted […]

Boyd, Mary

Mary Boyd Services: Have been held. Mary E. Boyd, 69, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005. She was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Frankell, Texas. She worked in custodial services at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales before retirement. Family members described her as a wonderful mother and an avid gardener. Survivors include two daughters, Dusty […]

de Gonzalez, Maria

Maria de Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Maria Guadalupe S. de Gonzalez, 92. of Clovis, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 26, 1913, in Cerralvo Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Matilde and Crisanta Villareal Salazar. She married Adan Gonzalez on Sept. 16, 1934, in Cerralvo, Nuevo […]

Wallace , Novirene

Services: Have been held. Novirene “Dick H.” Wallace, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 5, 1915, in Killeen, Texas, to John and Dora Shope Hoover. She was an administrative assistant to P.E. and Pearl Jordan, Wesley Quinn, Judge Ernest Lokey, Dee […]

Social Security: Lies, unkept promises

by Walter E. Williams: CNJ columnist President Bush’s call to allow Americans to take a portion of the money they pay as Social Security taxes to set up private retirement accounts has to be a good idea. Why? The more of what a person earns that’s in his pocket and under his control, the better […]