Area pastors draw similar message from Easter

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Trinity Lutheran Church Reverend Bonita Knox prays while touching the cross on Good Friday at the church. Alisa Boswell Easter means an almost universal message from spiritual leaders of many different congregations. Church leaders in Clovis and Portales say the resurrection of Christ is the most important factor in the [...]

Traffic signals stand out for blind

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A new crosswalk to aid visually-impaired residents doesn’t look different from other crosswalks, but vibrating buttons and audio signals are features of the $5,000 system. It was installed the first week of January. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer From the seat of a car, or a nearby building, the [...]

First person: Fun to be followed

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Scott Knauer of Clovis uses his network of about 1,000 Twitter followers as his personal news source. Scott Knauer of Clovis has about 1,000 followers on Twitter. As a graphic and Web designer, Knauer said he enjoys talking to people with similar interest as him on the web. Twitter is [...]

Obama’s views on occupation similar to Bush

Freedom New Mexico President Obama’s address last week in Cairo, primarily directed toward Muslims in the Middle East but also toward an audience back home eager for signs of progress on issues that seem close to irresolvable, was an artful, nuanced and generally balanced invitation to discussion and diplomacy rather than hostility and conflict. Whether [...]

County officials: Turnout similar to ’04 race

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Despite the historic nature of Tuesday’s general election, voter turnout in Curry County only mirrored results of the 2004 general election. The Curry County Clerk’s office reported a 64 percent voter turnout on Tuesday. Voter turnout in the county was 65 percent in the 2004 election. County election manager [...]

Police checking similar robberies

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Four candidates interviewed for public works director

CNJ staff The city of Clovis expects to name its new public works director next week. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said the city is looking at four candidates for the position, which became available when longtime director Harry Wang left for a similar job in Las Vegas, Nev. The four candidates interviewed are: • [...]

Police investigating string of home invasion robberies

Freedom New Mexico Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appeared to be random. Berry declined to [...]

Baskett to bring Eagles to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. [...]

Clovis couple bringing crucifix back to life

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Freedom New Mexico: Dianna Hernandez Gene Lovato his wife, Inez, found a crucifix that could be hundreds of years old, according to one expert. The Clovis couple plans to have it restored and put it on exhibit at area churches. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gene Lovato was flooded with a mix of emotions [...]