Officials investigate liquor license for fairgrounds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer County officials are researching obtaining a license to serve liquor at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson is gathering information on how county officials would acquire the license, he said during a Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting. Officials envision serving alcohol in a contained and […]

Council receives $150,000 grant

CNJ Staff An organization that serves eastern New Mexico has been awarded a federal grant of $150,000 for economic development, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced in a press release Wednesday. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is among six New Mexico economic development districts to receive the federal award from the U.S. Department of […]

Church serving free breakfast to children

CNJ Staff Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church is serving free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and younger Monday through Friday today through Aug. 4. Fifteen sites serve lunch, including one in Texico, and nine will also serve breakfast. The nine sites serving breakfast and lunch are: • 801 Housing Center, Norris Street and […]

Meet the 47th New Mexico Legislature

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Freedom Illustration: Ryn Gargulinski, Rick White Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa • Age: 44 • Occupation: Restaurant owner • District: 63, serving De Baca, Curry, Guadalupe and Roosevelt counties • Time served: Second term. • Legislative priorities: The transmission bill for renewable energy, Fort Sumner treatment facility, Martin Luther King overpass, Curry County Civic Center, […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis girl earns award for volunteer service

Big things come in small packages, or so the old saying goes. Maggie Fazenbaker, a 12-year-old former Clovis resident, has spent the better part of the last year assembling “care packages” for U.S. soldiers serving in war zones. She includes items such as toiletries, books and other personal use things to make a soldier’s life […]

Portales soldiers cross paths while serving in Iraq

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Portales residents, left to right, Darren Hooker, Walter Carr, Brett Bedinger and James Montgomery pose for a photo while serving in Iraq. (Courtesy photo) By Marc Schoder: Freedom Newspapers Six men from Portales have more than 6,100 miles separating them from home. Though they are serving their country in Iraq, they now have reason to […]

Oklahoma City not forgotten even in turbulent times

Freedom Newspapers So much has happened in our nation during the past decade, so many threats to our security that have occupied our current attentions — and yet to forget or even downplay the tragedy of Oklahoma City 10 years ago remains inexcusable. Certainly the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, inflicted a greater loss […]

Reader Reaction: Drink with dinner no reason to w(h)ine

Compiled by CNJ Editor David Stevens A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “The number of Clovis restaurants that serve alcohol with meals has more than doubled in the past 18 months, from six to 14. Is this any cause for concern?” Some responses: “RESTAURANTS SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES is not a problem in this community. […]

Blockers provide security

By Clyde Davis (For all the men and women serving on homeland defense missions) Up and down the three rivers that converge at Pittsburgh, Pa., there are clusters of steel mill and mining towns lining the wooded and stream-riddled hills of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This is where I grew up. In the 1960s […]

Cagle, C.C.

C.C. Cagle Services: Have been held. Mr. C.C. “Bud” Cagle, 91, of Clovis, a retired cost accountant, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 15, 1912, in Roswell, to Charles Clifton and Della Reese Cagle. He was born when New Mexico was still a territory. […]