Martinez names Bob Wooley as District 66 representative

Alisa Boswell Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday appointed Bob Wooley of Roswell to represent District 66, which covers Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties. Gardner, a Roswell Republican, vacated the position to become Martinez’ chief of staff. Commissions for every county within the district were allowed to send Martinez a nomination to replace Gardner. Martinez […]

AFSOC considering overseas transfer

CNJ staff Air Force Special Operations Command is considering moving elements from Japan and Britain to Cannon Air Force Base, according to a published report. The move would affect AFSOC units at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa and RAF Mildenhall in England, Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley told Stars and Stripes last week. “(Defense) Secretary […]

Hurley, Jackie

Jackie Hurley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jackie Hurley, 88, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on April 12, 1916, in Glen Rose, Texas, to Bessie and Frank Robinson. Her family moved from Glen Rose to Floydada, Texas, where she lived until 1940. She […]

County administrator loves job

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Twila Rutter-Wooley, the Curry County grant writer and grant administrator, talks with Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper during a meeting Wednesday at the Curry County courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Twila Rutter-Wooley is a Clovis native who once left the community to become a stockbroker. She spent three […]

Budget cuts could wreck ride program

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Alta Cole, a van driver for Curry County’s Maternal-Child Health Council program, left, talks with Jessica Hernandez, of Texico, as she takes Hernandez to a doctor’s appointment Wednesday in Clovis. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Nine months pregnant, Clovis resident Myishia Cotton has no car and few relatives in Clovis. […]

More women waiting longer to start family

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Twila Rutter-Wooley spends time playing with her 21-month-old daughter Tasan and her step-son Ricky, 7, on Friday afternoon at her home in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Looking back at her views on motherhood, Twila Rutter-Wooley says her perspective has certainly changed in the last few years. Actually, becoming […]

House race unfinished business for candidate

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent In 2002, with two weeks to go before the primary, Keith Gardner’s campaigning for a seat in the House ended. His mother, who was living in Arizona, died. Gardner, who was running against Rep. Earlene Roberts, R-Lovington, left New Mexico — leaving behind his run for a seat in Santa […]

Rackley, Lou

LOU RACKLEY Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lou Rackley, 71, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at her home. She was born on Jan. 25, 1932, in Portales, to Winnie May and A. Lott. She grew up in Portales, Tatum and Rogers. She graduated from high school in Rogers in 1948. She married Hoss […]