Weekly update — Oct. 24

Texico school boss gets raise Texico Schools Superintendent R. L. Richards has received a raise of nearly $26,000 a year, according to a three-year contract approved by the school board in September. Richards is to be paid $138,700 annually through June 2013. The increase started in July. Richards’ previous contract was not due to expire […]

Perspective born from childhood impatience

Sharna Johnson It all started with a chicken and an egg. And another egg, and another… Make that a chicken and a nest of eggs. Enter a hungry polecat (Appalachian for skunk) and you have a nest full of eggs and no chicken. It was cool outside, early spring. I was 12 and I was […]

Ministry helps connect families to vehicles

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Noel Hunt of Farwell said she’s going focusing on getting families transportation and may not worry about cosmetic damages to the next car she’ll be donating. Liliana Castillo A Farwell woman has started a ministry to help needy families better navigate their lives. Noel Hunt, a wife and mother of […]

A rockin’ good time

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Johnny Rogers, a Buddy Holly impersonator, took the stage Saturday with Kevin Montgomery to play their music, rather than Holly’s. Liliana Castillo The Clovis Music Festival drew more than 6,000 people over the course of four days. The festival was started in 1987 by Vi Petty in honor of her […]

Police blotter — Sept. 5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Aug. 24, an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Davis Street for a report of battery. A man said he was lying on his bed and his wife came in the room and started arguing […]

Airmen display vocal talents

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Jennifer Edwards mustered her courage to audition for Cannon Idol. She sang “Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Sr. Airman Tawny Foreman started watching “American Idol” on day one of the first season. She was immediately hooked. Foreman and her friends would […]

Reality better than reality TV

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It probably started with watching the TV Land awards. A sense of nostalgia for the good old days — really not so old — just the 1980’s or ‘90s- came with the memories brought on by watching the awards. Love Boat, Night Caller, Cheers,Coach, Seinfeld and their kind were something […]

New foreman started family at H-Bar Ranch

By Ruth Burns: PNT correspondent When the Winfreys sold the H-Bar Ranch to Jim Newman and Tom Trammell in 1897, Newman asked his cousin (my grandfather), R. L. “Bob” Wood, to take over the ranch as foreman. Bob had come with Newman to the DZ Ranch near the present town of Arch in 1882 and […]

Detention officer fired, charged with battery

CNJ staff A 19-year-old detention officer was fired from the Curry County jail and is charged with battery after police said he started a fight with an inmate. Nikelas Zamora was arrested and released on an appearance bond Friday, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation was launched after […]

ENMU sending care packages to troops

Courtesy photo: ENMU Eastern New Mexico University student James Golden (left) and Nikki Howard executive secretary of Academic Affairs help fill care boxes for military members in Iraq and Afghanistan. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Eastern New Mexico University has been collecting donations of different items to send to troops over in Afghanistan and Iraq […]

RGH sets up flu treatment tents

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Emergency Medical Service-Intermediate Rhonda Gorrell of Dora hands a mask to Gay Weese director of marketing with Roosevelt General Hospital. The masks are worn by patients and others while at the new triage set up outside the clinic on Thursday. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico High numbers of patients […]

ENMU homecoming parade features more than 60 floats

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FNM correspondent: Zhongming Jiang Natalie Pebsworth, 12, gets a handful of candy during Saturday’s 75th annual Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming Parade. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico It rained candy for children in a more than 60-float Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday for in downtown Portales. ENMU kicked off 75th anniversary homecoming […]

Moments of weakness plague us all

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connection columnist I met a man. Business brought us together. I contacted him about an upcoming project and we started talking. I do a lot of work over the Internet, so informality is pretty common — no “Dear Sir:” and somber punctuation, but lots of first names and exclamation points. He […]

Jan. 15 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Jan 4 an officer responded to a call of shots fired at an undisclosed residence. Three teenage males in the home told the officer a group of four male teens came to the door and threatened them with a […]

Roosevelt hospital tests for MSRA

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a statewide program. RGH is one of 16 state hospitals voluntarily participating in the program that is monitoring the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities, […]

Reporter’s notebook: Late Clovis resident receives racing recognition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bob Snipes said he learned many life and business lessons from his father, Jake Snipes, who was inducted into the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in June. “Dad was my best friend,” he said. What started as a hobby landed Jake Snipes of Clovis in the Appaloosa Horse Club […]

Cattlemen’s Club poker game ended up in court

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist A poker game in Clovis started out like any other poker game at the Cattlemen’s Club. You have to understand how these poker games can sometimes get tied up into courts of law. Really? You see, a young cattleman from Arizona showed up in Clovis in December 1954 with four […]

July 13, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight July 5 an officer responded to a home in the 700 block of Axtell for a battery report. A woman said she was at a residence with some friends when a female she knew came in and started arguing with […]

Portales gets head start on holiday

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Western Enterprises, pyrotechnic workers, Cody Brooks and Kamdron Kralik work on the fireworks Thursday in preparation for the annual Independence Day fireworks show at Greyhound Arena. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Portales residents started celebrating their independence a day earlier this year at the second annual Smokin’ 3rd of […]

Company untold key to Clovis development

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Most people go by the old Clovis Mill and Elevator Co. on the second block of First Street, east of Main, by the railroad tracks, and never realize the jewel it became. Lester Stone came in 1917 and was the founder of the Clovis Mill and Elevator Co., but it […]