Hounds visit Midwestern State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Things haven’t gone the way senior free safety Jeremy Hibbler had hoped this season. He’s been a busy man in Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary — Hibbler leads the Lone Star Conference, by a wide margin, in total tackles with 109. Still, the Greyhounds (1-8, 0-5 LSC South) are […]

Military feature: Program sends local veteran to visit World War II memorial

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Philip Gillespie said he joined the service in World War II to contribute to the war efforts. Gillespie served as a gunner on a Navy dive bomber aircraft where he hunted submarines and provided ground support for Allied Forces in the Philippines. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Philip Gillespie […]

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Library offering Mars nights

CNJ staff Mondays in September are Martian family nights at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. For the next four Mondays the library will conduct family-oriented programs about Mars. The programs start at 6:30 p.m. in the children’s craftroom and last about 45 minutes to an hour. Information: Krissie Carter at 769-7840.

Udall will visit area schools

CNJ staff U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is visiting local schools to help students and families learn about service academies. Udall, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, is visiting 13 New Mexico high schools with representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard. […]

Udall to visit Clovis

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Rotary governor to visit region

CNJ Staff The governor of Rotary District 5520 will make an official visit to the Rotary Clubs of Clovis, Melrose and Texico/Farwell this week. Gov. Tom Lindsay, a Deming real estate business owner and speech language pathologist, is coming to the area as part of his effort to visit all 68 clubs in the district […]

Pope’s visit should make U.S. better

Freedom New Mexico The most vivid impression most Americans have of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States is likely to be the attention he paid to the clergy sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church in the United States (and in other countries as well). He brought it up unbidden […]

Pope’s visit marks historic event

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Here’s another great reason to countdown to April 15. Besides it being Tax Day on Tuesday — whoopie — and Mom’s birthday — hooray — it’s also the day Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States. For B-16, this will be his first visit to the United States as […]

Surprise visit resets priorities

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Local Roundup: State candidate to visit Clovis

CNJ staff Ben R. Lujan, New Mexico Public Regulation commissioner, will visit Clovis on Saturday to announce his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District. The seat currently is held by Tom Udall, D-N.M., who has said he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Lujan will be at Golden Corral […]

Carlsbad Caverns hosts e-field trip

Would you like to learn more about what makes caves so special? Carlsbad Caverns National Park will help you do just that with the free electronic field trip (or eFieldTrip) “Caves: An Underground Wonderland.” This eFieldTrip is designed to teach students about karst features, cave geology, speleothem formation, cave ecosystems, and the need for cave […]

Business Digest: Chamber, tourist officials to visit from Lubbock

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will host 22 Lubbock city, chamber and tourism officials Wednesday. According to Chamber spokesperson Liz Eisenbraun, the visitors are comprised of representatives from the city of Lubbock, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Eisenbraun said the purpose of the visit is to share tourism […]

Timing of Iraq pullout won’t lessen turmoil

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s surprise visit to Anbar province in Iraq, leading him to suggest the possibility that further successes in the security situation could lead to an unspecified reduction in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, was a qualified political success. With an eight-hour visit to a military base and meetings not […]

Business Digest: Holistic Healing Center opens

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Sharon Sumner has opened the Gnostic Holistic Healing Center in Curry County that offers hypnosis and spiritual counseling, according to Sumner. A longtime area resident, Sumner graduated from the Sylvia Brown Hypnosis Training Center in Campbell, Calif., in April. She offers regressive and behavior modification hypnosis. She also has […]

AFAF donations help Airmen, families

Capt. Christine Seinkowski Cannon Airmen are slightly ahead of target as they head for the second-half homestretch of this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign. Team Cannon has donated $23,969 so far, 53.2 percent of its goal of $43,031. The AFAF drive raises funds for charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force Airmen […]

Church Profile: Highland Baptist Church

Name of church: Highland Baptist Church Who’s in charge: Pastor Dean Turvaville Location: 2201 N. Main St., Clovis Services: Sundays, 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Good time to visit: Call Kay at Edward Jones Investments for an appointment at 762-3096. What they believe: A Southern Baptist Church with a fresh contemporary style that members describe […]

Airman gets a little help from his friends

Janet Taylor-Birkey CFC helps when unexpected happens Senior Airman Jason McGlawn took a few days in July from his job with the 27 Equipment Maintenance Squadron to go to Arkansas to purchase a new vehicle. He also planned to visit family and spend time with his girlfriend, Clarisa Little, who was within six weeks of […]

Clovis officials bound for Hurlburt

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This Thursday, a group of local officials will board a military aircraft headed for Hurlburt Field, Fla., home of the Air Force Special Operations Command. An MC-130 aircraft from Hurlburt will usher about a dozen regional officials to the installation, where they will meet with Air Force Special Operations […]

Political anomalies: Nothing new there

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist The always reliable “everyone does it” as an excuse for conduct everyone should not be doing has a new cousin. Comes now the cop-out “it’s nothing new.” “Everyone does it,” coupled with “it’s nothing new,” gives tacit approval to all sorts of nefarious behavior. For example, it would certainly seem […]