Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Hoyt Skabelund of Plains Regional Medical Center speaks at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s annual banquet Tuesday night, telling his audience that the time they give volunteering in the community is the most precious commodity. “To me, what we’re gathered here for today is very real and personal,” […]

Polling places changing for March 6 election

Kevin Wilson Early voting for the March 6 election will continue through this week, with city hall serving as the voting place — the standard for every election. But come March 6, the city’s redistricting efforts — required every decade by law —

Portales veteran recalls World War II

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Judy Hall: Courtesy photo Portales World War II veteran Joe Blair recently qualified for the Southern Honor Flight, a program out of Las Cruces, which sends World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the World War II memorial. Blair said the veterans boarded their bus in Las Cruces to a military honor guard. […]

With poverty rising, don’t use wrong solutions

Freedom New Mexico Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New Census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains […]

Taking care of troops

Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Corissa Breeden of Clovis brushes up on her social networking skills during a break Wednesday at the Hastings coffee shop. Breeden’s suggestion on Facebook to gather items for deployed troops has turned in Operation Home Front Cares, which will put together care packages for military members and military working dogs overseas. […]

Group organizing troop care packages for holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Corissa Breeden of Clovis brushes up on her social networking skills during a break Wednesday at the Hastings coffee shop. Breeden’s suggestion on Facebook to gather items for deployed troops has turned in Operation Home Front Cares, which will put together care packages for military members and military working dogs […]

The Fighter: Cannon airman pursues passion for mixed martial arts while serving

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cuhen, a senior airman at Cannon Air Force Base, executed an arm bar hold that forced his opponent, Derek Cansino of Lubbock, to tap out during a fight May 27 at the Clovis Civic Center. The win gave Cuhen his first professional victory in the 135-pound class. Gabriel Monte Fighting is […]

Cannon leaders move on to success

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, from left, Col. Timothy Leahy and Col. Stephen Clark take part in the change of command ceremony in May 2009 held at Cannon Air Force Base. At the ceremony, outgoing commander Leahy formally handed the reins to new commander Clark. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Philip Breedlove […]

Resigned members form independent committee

Sharna Johnson Though they resigned from serving on citizens’ committees created by Curry County, several former members say they remain vested in solving issues surrounding the jail and courthouse. Wayland Thomas, who resigned from the jail committee Jan. 15, said Tuesday he intends to continue studying the issues along with others who walked from the […]

Eighth committee member resigns

CNJ staff An eighth person resigned Monday from serving on a Curry County citizens’ committee to evaluate jail issues. Retired newspaper publisher Wayland Thomas submitted a letter of resignation which cited a need for freedom for the committees from “undue influence from commission oversight.” In his letter, Thomas said he feels the committee is being […]

New pastor joins New Beginnings Church of God

CNJ staff Wendon Pettey is now serving as the pastor of the New Beginnings Church of God. Pettey, recently located from Mayhill, said he has been in ministry for 25 years and looks forward to reviving the small congregation. Already, Pettey said he has launched a church web site, launched youth and children’s programs and […]

Governor signs law to allow guns in some liquor-serving restaurants

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — People licensed for concealed handguns can take their weapons into New Mexico restaurants serving beer and wine under a new state law. Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation into law on Wednesday. It takes effect in July. However, restaurants can stop people from bringing their handguns into […]

Troops send holiday greetings from Iraq

Courtesy photo Sgt. Robert Gonzales, left, and CW4 Charlie Day Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico National Guard 515th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion members want to wish their communities a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mosul, Iraq. According to a news release, the 515th is serving as the headquarters element for more […]

Hartley House receives Daniels fund grant

Organizations serving seniors, youth, and the homeless are among the major recipients of $553,000 in grants for New Mexico nonprofits announced this week by the Daniels Fund. Grant recipients include: Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico; Ca

For some, serving brings satisfaction

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Martha McNeil hands a plate of food to a fellow volunteer during the Lighthouse Mission’s Thanksgiving meal Thursday. McNeil said she has volunteered on Thanksgiving for five years because she enjoys helping others. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They spent their Thanksgiving afternoon serving others, and they wouldn’t have […]

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.

Clovis man arrested in connection to drug seizure

CNJ Staff A 21-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday in connection with a substantial drug seizure, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Brent Roaf is being held on $16,500 bond, jail officials said. Around 9 p.m. a deputy serving a subpoena at an apartment in the 2900 block of Main Street smelled burning marijuana and […]

Self-less occupation

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Courtesy Self By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Jack Self has put his heart into serving at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home for 50 years. He said he was driven by the “satisfaction of seeing children grow up and make citizens of themselves and knowing that they’re assets to their community now instead of […]

Carlsbad woman chosen for jail administrator

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County announced Tuesday Lois Patricia Jones-Bean will take over as jail administrator Dec. 15. CNJ staff

Military feature: Veteran recalls serving in Project Delta

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Courtesy photo Alton Monroe’s unit, Project Delta, was honored with a memorial on Oct. 24 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County rancher Alton “Moose” Monroe fought with one of the most decorated special forces in history. Project Delta was a covert special forces unit made up of […]