Clovis mom determined to do her part

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Bess Kline displays some of the items she sends to the troops in Iraq. (Staff photo: David Irvin) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Foot powder, eye drops, soap, sunscreen, candy — so goes Bess Kline’s shopping list. It is somewhat unusual because it is intended for a group of soldiers, stationed outside of Baghdad, […]

Family relief: Bill would provide job assistance for military families

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Bethany Hiller pulls weeds in the front yard of her home Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. Doing yard work, checking the oil and jump starting cars are some of the things Hiller has had to do since her husband was deployed. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It was a […]

Udall holding office hours in eastern NM

CNJ staff A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours Wednesday and Thursday in eastern New Mexico. Udall staff member Peter Wells will be available to meet with area residents. “As part of my efforts to deliver excellent service to my constituents, I encourage New Mexicans that are having […]

Udall gets update on area dairy industry

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U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, left, and Wayne Palla discuss issues dealing with dairies in eastern New Mexico Tuesday during a visit to Palla’s dairy north of Clovis. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Congressman Tom Udall got a crash course on the dairy industry Tuesday, eastern New Mexico style, in a […]

Cannon airman convicted of rape, indecent assault

Cops and courts An airman at Cannon Air Force Base will spend 18 years in a military prison after a conviction on sex charges, according to the Cannon Public Affairs Office. Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Loyd, a member of the 27th Security Forces Squadron — equivalent to a civilian police force — was found […]

U.S. Rep. awards Cannon youths

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Two Cannon Air Force Base youths received Congressional Award bronze medals Monday from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., during a town hall meeting in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Patrick Adams and Collin Randall each completed 100 hours of volunteer service, 50 hours of personal development, 50 hours […]

Deal may jeopardize local dairies

By Mike Linn Local dairy operators are fearful a proposed free trade agreement the president is negotiating with Australia may negatively impact their future business. Terms of the agreement are scheduled to be released this week, and early indications are that Australia is seeking free trade of dairy products into the United States, according to […]

Udall wows ‘em at Mesa

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U.S. Rep. Tom Udall congratulates the students at Mesa Elementary Tuesday for receiving a blue ribbon award for physical fitness five years in a row. CNJ photo: Loretta Kos By Darrell Todd Maurina “Cool, awesome, and neat. … It shows we are having fun and making a difference.” The three words summed up the reaction […]

Udall congratulates area on landing cheese plant

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Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M. (center) walks down Main Street in Clovis during a Monday visit. Udall congratulated area officials on landing the Glanbia cheese plant. Photo by Rick White. By Jack King On a visit to Curry County some years ago, U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., watched in amazement as a local dairyman loaded containers […]