Letter to the editor: Elected shouldn’t serve corporations

Elected shouldn’t serve corporations With all his problems with Congress this year, President Obama may very well find it worse after the next election. It is a cruel, mostly self-inflicted paradox for the voters. We opted for change in 2006 and 2008, feel cheated that it’s not happening, or happening in the wrong direction, are […]

God makes all things new

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Christians serve a God who is making “all things new.” In the “Revelation,” the Apostle John contrasts the new heaven and the new earth with the old heaven and old earth that, he says, will pass away. He sees a new city, the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming […]

Former Clovis school administrator named parks and rec director

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Bizzell CNJ staff The city of Clovis announced Thursday it has hired Bill Bizzell to serve as parks and recreation director. Bizzell is superintendent of Bovina schools and previously served as assistant principal of Clovis High School from 1989 to 1997, according to a press release. He holds a master’s degree in physical education. “We […]

Melrose council seeking applicants

CNJ staff The city of Melrose is seeking applicants for a vacant council seat. The council consists of four members.

County manager appointed to serve on jail standards council

CNJ staff Curry County Manager Lance Pyle has been appointed to serve on the professional standards council of a newly developed detention center accreditation program for the state. Pyle will serve alongside four detention center commanders, according to a press release from the New Mexico Association of Counties. Other council members include jail administrators: David […]

Pair sentenced for meth trafficking

CNJ staff A 38-year-old man will serve three years in prison and a 38-year old woman five for trafficking methamphetamines in Clovis. James Metzger and Anna Goodwin pleaded guilty Jan. 26, to trafficking meth, accepting partially suspended sentences in exchange for their pleas, court records show. The pair was arrested in June 2008. Each will […]

Melrose man driving lawn tractor pleads to fine, jail time

CNJ staff A Melrose man police say was drinking and driving a lawn tractor on city streets has pleaded to jail time and a fine. Monday, George Rierson, 36, agreed to serve 364 days in Curry County jail and pay fines and costs of $167. Police said Rierson will actually serve 11 days in jail […]

Official: Women should be on subs

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Women should be allowed to serve aboard America’s fleet of nuclear submarines, the nation’s top military officer, Adm. Michael Mullen, quietly has told the Senate Armed Services Committee. If the Navy agrees to it, this would be a huge policy change and potentially a significant expansion of career opportunities for […]

Chavez to serve 13 year sentence for second-degree murder

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Lorenzo Chavez, 58, looks back towards his family during a plea hearing in district court Thursday. Chavez pleaded guilty to second degree murder and will serve 13 years for the 1998 shooting of 47-year-old Daniel Jose Lopez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The last words her son said as […]

Letter to the editor: Politicians elected to serve people

Politicians elected to serve people I detest polarized politics. The fact that virtually all the Republicans vote against a Democrat bill and vice versa is terrible. Political parties and their elected representatives are supposed to serve their constituents — not their party — and this is exactly what is happening at the Town Hall meetings. […]

Education digest: ENMU chooses new dean for College of Fine Arts

Eastern New Mexico University has chosen Joseph Kline of Savannah College of Art and Design as the new dean of the College of Fine Arts, according to a release from the university. Kline will officially begin September 14 of the fall semester.John Olson will continue to serve as the interim dean of the College of […]

Officials: Better retirement deserved

By Tom Philpott Reserve and National Guard members deserve a better retirement plan, one that pays an annuity earlier than age 60 at least for those willing to serve longer than 20 years. That’s what Reserve leaders have told Congress.Reservists might deserve extended health care coverage too, also in recognition of their full operational role […]

Timely budgets on secretary’s agenda

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The new secretary of Veterans Affairs, retired Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, got a recent tour of the paperwork battlefield on which VA claim adjudicators serve every day.

Businesses anticipate busy Super Bowl Sunday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Abbie Potts draws a beer for a customer at Pizza Hut on north Prince Street. Pizza Hut is one of the area restaurants that is expecting to have a busy Super Bowl Sunday because of Sunday alcohol sales. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Area restaurants are gearing up for […]

Pair to serve as grand marshals

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As part of the Veterans Week celebration, Clovis residents Gordon Lam and Rick Hidalgo will serve as grand marshals on Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street. • Lam, 54, is the New Mexico Veterans of Foreign War state commander Service background: […]

Purpose is to serve God, not ourselves

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Years ago I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. At our cabin meeting, our counselor explained that there would be tryouts for camp pianist that afternoon. I had been taking lessons since the third grade and I thought that I was qualified.

Man sentenced to 15 years for molestation

Clovis, NM. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Roy Johnston, age 50, was convicted of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor Child Under the Age of 13 (a Second Degree Felony), and Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Johnson to serve the next 15 years in prison.

Clovis’ Bradley nominated for Baptist board

Baptist New Mexican reports: Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Bradley, a member of Clovis’ Central Baptist Church, will serve until 2012 if he’s elected by messengers to the annual SBC meeting scheduled June 10-11 in Indianapolis. • • […]

All bugs serve their purpose

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The call

Santa Fe law partner running for Udall’s seat

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By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Republican Marco Gonzales, a partner in a Santa Fe law firm, is running for the 3rd Congressional District. He worked as a defense aide to Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, for 10 years. He said this experience, along with his education, will serve him well in the office being vacated […]