Clovis resident running for county treasurer

CNJ staff Curry County Democratic Party Treasurer Jonathan Wilson is running for the same spot with Curry County. Wilson, a Clovis resident and an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University, is the only candidate who has announced intentions to run for the open treasurer position. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from ENMU and […]

Opinion: Stop throwing away money on green jobs

Freedom New Mexico A California state agency will suspend giving sales-tax exemptions to renewable energy manufacturers in the wake of the scandalous bankruptcy of Solyndra, the Fremont-based maker of solar panels that received a $535 million federal loan guarantee before closing its doors in September. Meanwhile, the federal government last week approved another $1 billion […]

Club notes —

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met July 11 at noon in the Central Annex. President, Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 24 members and three guests present. JoAnna Baker led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. Dannah Brown gave the Altrusa Accent […]

Club notes — May 8

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The April 20 Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary executive committee meeting was called to order by President Sid Phillips by reading the Auxiliary Prayer. The minutes of the previous meeting were accepted as read by Secretary Adele Breech. Peggy Jones, substitute treasurer presented the treasurer’s report. In keeping with the economy and […]

Club notes — Jan. 30

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The general meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was held Jan. 19 in the conference room. President Sid Phillips opened the meeting by reading the Auxiliary Prayer. The minutes were accepted as read by secretary Adele Breech. Treasurer Wanda Martinez gave an end -of-the-year treasurer’s report. The annual dues have […]

County treasurer hoping to raise property tax awareness

Sharna Johnson The Curry County treasurer is hoping by sending tax bills to residents, home owners will review their property taxes and verify everything is in order. Bernice Baker said her office decided to send property owners a copy of their tax bill this year to help them stay informed about their obligation. Baker said […]

Texico student elected to state 4-H position

A Texico High student was elected to the 2010-11 State 4-H Council Officer Team, chosen during the 87th annual State 4-H Conference in Las Cruces in July. Wil Hodnett of Texico was elected treasurer. Hodnett competes in livestock judging, along with showing sheep, beef and dairy heifers. Hodnett, 17, also runs track and participates in […]

Business digest: Locals graduate from program

Locals graduate from program Curry County Treasurer Bernice Baker and Clovis City Commissioner Dan Stoddard are among the 23 statewide professionals who recently graduated from Leadership New Mexico’s Local Government Leadership Program, according to a release from Leadership New Mexico. The program is a partnership between the New Mexico Association of Counties, the New Mexico […]

County treasurer says she has faith in investment

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Bernice Baker said she has faith in a $2.3 million investment that, as of the end of December, has lost nearly $20,000 and paid almost $6,000 in management fees. At a special study session scheduled Wednesday, she plans to show the account and its losses have […]

11-29 Club notes

Altrusa Club The Altrusa Club of Clovis held its monthly business meeting Tuesday at Muffleys Back Door. Members in attendance were Beverly Fitz, Carolyn Sherman, Mary Weigl, Nancy Taylor, Amanda Nutt, Judith Glikas, Jenn Koonsman, Narcie Tucker, Sylvia Bean and Kathy Travis. After the minutes were read and the treasurer’s report was given, committee reports […]

Curry County treasurer earns certification

CNJ staff Curry County Treasurer Bernice Baker recently received certification as a public official from the New Mexico Association of Counties.

Lyman, Baker win county clerk, treasurer positions

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Winners of the county clerk and county treasurer races said Tuesday they will update the county Web site to allow residents to perform tasks such as paying taxes or accessing public documents. Republican county clerk candidate Coni Jo Lyman won 8,823 to 5,005 against opponent Cindy McDaniel, who ran […]

County treasurer candidates respond to questions

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county treasurer candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Kathrynn Tate Age: 59 Occupation: Farmer/rancher, small business owner Elected offices held: Curry County Commission • Give a description of […]

Commissioners will not appoint replacement treasurer

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission has decided not to appoint a treasurer following the resignation of Rhonda Bookout, according to a press release. Deputy County Treasurer Bernice Baker, who has been overseeing the treasurer’s office since Bookout’s resignation, will continue to manage the office until a new treasurer is elected and takes over in […]

County Treasurer enters plea

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout, age 55, plead “No Contest” today to Tampering with Public Records (a fourth degree felony).

Bookout’s pretrial hearing postponed

CNJ staff A pretrial hearing in Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout’s public records tampering case has been postponed, according to court officials. The hearing was scheduled for today. A new hearing date has not been set, a clerk with the 9th Judicial District Court said Monday. It is unclear if the delay will effect the […]

Candidate Profiles: County Treasurer

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3.

May 11, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met May 5 at the extension office with 15 members attending. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. Thank you letters from Matt 25 and New Mexico State University for donations were read. Helen Causaus […]

County treasurer’s trial set for September

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout and her attorney Gary Mitchell listen as District Attorney Matt Chandler addresses the court Friday during a pre-trial hearing at the Curry County Courthouse. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

County treasurer candidate profile: Kathrynn Tate

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Courtesty photo Kathrynn Tate is a candidate for Curry County Treasurer. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Curry County treasurer candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Kathrynn A. Tate Party affiliation: Democrat Age: 59 Occupation: Farmer/rancher, […]