Our people: Good to be King

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Courtesy photo King was a Maypole Queen Attendant in 1971. Bio • Name: Sharon King • Birthday: December 23, 1953 • Hometown: Portales • Profession: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director and Portales mayor

Press Release: First New Mexico Route 66 Motor Tour revs up

It wouldn’t be summer without an old-fashioned trip along the Mother Road and the Route 66 Association of New Mexico aims to please with its first-ever New Mexico Route 66 Motor Tour July 23-25, 2010. Up to 150 vehicles – auto, motorcycle, travel trailer or bicycle, classic to contemporary – will traverse the state from […]

Press Release: “Rent” coming to Clovis

Clovis Community College’s Theater department will be performing the Tony Award and Pulitzer prize-winning musical RENT, by Jonathan Larson, on July 21-25, 2010, with curtain times of 7:00 p.m. nightly, and a Sunday matinee performance beginning at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held in Town Hall on the CCC campus and tickets are $10. […]

Press release: Groundbreaking for Vert-I-Go Wind Energy, LLC to be held in Clovis

Clovis, New Mexico – On Wednesday, June 23, a groundbreaking will take place for the initial operating site of Vert-I-Go Wind Energy LLC at a location south of Clovis. Vert-I-Go, a subsidiary of Abundant Energy LLC, reached an agreement with the City of Clovis in January to purchase six acres of land south of the […]

Growth committee looks at data analysis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Local Growth Management Committee got a taste of Chicago-style data analysis Tuesday afternoon. Marc Doussard of the University of Illinois-Chicago’s Voorhes Center presented committee members with a look at data the center tries to provide as part of its work with the Office of Economic Adjustment. The OEA […]

Senior happenings — June 20

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis • Sunday: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Music by Grupo Gallo. • Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:15 a.m. Hair and nail day. • Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. • Wednesday: […]

Our people: Call of duty

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Courtesy photo Majors Tammy Ray, left, and Kevin Ray are leaving Clovis on June 27 for a new assignment in Dalles, Ore. Bio • Name: Kevin and Tammy Ray • Birthday: Kevin: Nov. 4, 1964 Tammy: Dec. 9, 1965 • Profession: Salvation Army Corps Officers • Family: We’ve been married 20 years. Children Caleb, 13, […]

Religion calendar — June 18

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Sunday Worship — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA, 1705 West 21st Street. Information: 763-4816 Worship Service — […]

Press Release: ENMU’s Kiehne and Trujillo second in team roping college finals

CASPER, WYO – After taking fifth in the second go and fourth in the third go of the team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo, the duo of Chance Kiehne (Fr., Springerville, Ariz./Springerville HS) and Michael Trujillo (Fr. Portales, N.M./Portales HS) from the Eastern Mew Mexico University are currently in second place, with a […]

Press Release: Cannon, Air Force specialists identify ordnance

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – A joint team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists successfully identified the contents of a World War II-era ordnance that was located June 11 near a Hobbs, N.M., museum. Extensive tests confirmed today the nearly 100-pound ordnance to be an incendiary device, which […]

Press release: Rep. Luj

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2010 CONTACT: Mark Nicastre, (202) 503-8988

Our People: Easy rider

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Courtesy photo Martinez-Terry’s husband Ray Terry taught her to ride motorcycles when she was 42. Bio Name: Joan Martinez-Terry Birthday: Dec. 19, 1948 Hometown: Portales Profession: Portales city clerk Family: Two stepchildren, Joe Terry and Gail Terry, and one son, Manuel Terry Joan Martinez-Terry has been the clerk in Portales for nearly 29 years. She […]

Birthdays — OL Anderson

OL “Jack” Anderson OL “Jack” Anderson of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Church of Christ,

Religion calendar — June 11

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Sunday Worship — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA, 1705 West 21st Street. Information: 763-4816 Worship Service — […]

Our people: Enjoying the cowboy life

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LILIANA CASTILLO: Freedom New Mmexico Wesley Grau was born and raised in Grady on the Grau Ranch about a mile south of Grady that has been there since 1907. Wesley Grau of Grady was named the 2009 Cattleman of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. Grau said the members of NMCGA vote […]

Press Release: Health department releases tips on surviving heat

SANTA FE, NM-With the state facing extremely hot temperatures this weekend, citizens need to take proper precautions to avoid potential health problems like heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat, the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most […]

Final unofficial primary election results

Curry County Precincts Reporting: 37 of 37 Magistrate judge District 1 Democrat • Johnny Chavez — 428 Republican • Duane K. Castleberry — 646

Our people: Family matters

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Officer Harold Edwards grew up in Fort Sumner and said he enjoys that small town feel of Portales. Bio • Name: Harold Edwards • Birthday: March 12, 1969 • Hometown: Fort Sumner • Profession: New Mexico State Police patrolman • Family: Wife Colleen of 18 years, Jesse, 23, Heidi, 18, […]

Our people: Teacher of the Year

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Courtesy photo Hatley at 18 takes a photo with his 3-year-old niece Raven in 2003. Bio Name: Drew Hatley Birthday: September 20, 1984 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Assistant baseball coach, football coach and World History teacher Family: My wife Christal and I have been married for three years. We don’t have kids but we have a […]

First person: Ingram retires after 44 years of teaching

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School science teacher Peggy Ingram looks forward to traveling and reading. Peggy Ingram of Clovis has been a teacher for 44 years. She is retiring from Clovis High School, where she teaches anatomy, physiology and biology, at the end of the school year. Planning for the future: It’s […]