Letters to the editor: Area firefighters’ work appreciated

Area firefighters’ work appreciated A very heartfelt thank you is extended to all the area firefighters and other volunteers who helped to fight the grassland fire in the Pleasant Hill area last Sunday. These wonderful people are to be commended for doing a superb job. May God richly bless them for their unselfish service to […]

Committee will work on new school name

Liliana Castillo Clovis school administrators will be creating a committee to name a third middle school to be built at the intersection of Thornton Street and Wilhite Road. Superintendent Terry Myers reported during Tuesday’s monthly board meeting that architects will soon need to know colors, a mascot and a name for the new school as […]

Honors — Feb. 13

Artist of month Anita Lucille (Fulton) Bradburn of Clovis was chosen by the Pintores Art League as artist of the moth for February 2011. Her work will be displayed in Clovis-Carver Library throughout the month. She met her husband, George L. Bradburn in 1946 at Mesa State College in Colorado and they were married in […]

Portales resident Karl Terry named Roosevelt chamber director

Argen Duncan Portales native Karl Terry is the new executive director at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Terry, former Portales News-Tribune managing editor, officially starts work Monday, although outgoing director Sharon King is expected to stay on until the end of February. “Out of all the candidates, Karl had the most overall experience, and […]

McGee: Hard work only sure payoff

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I know this guy who’s been doing some traveling to casinos here and there around the country. He feels so good about his gambling skills that he said this is the year he’s going to declare himself as “Professional Gambler” on his tax forms. I once thought about a career […]

Story’s message transcends religion

Clyde Davis Okay, so I have spent a lot of time with this particular work by Charles Dickens — a lot ot time lately. I looked at plenty of versions and radio scripts of it- apparently it was often dramatized during the golden days of radio- and sorted through for the best of each. It […]

Weekly update — Dec. 5

Dirt work starts this week on runway A few years down the road, a visit to the Clovis Municipal Airport could bring a body scan or patdown. City Manager Joe Thomas said the city is looking for airlines that could possibly serve Clovis to either Denver International Airport or Dallas/Forth Worth. “If we do that,” […]

Retired teacher stays active in city

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Joyce Pollard was born in Texas but moved to Clovis when she was 16. Longtime Clovis resident Joyce Pollard is best known for her work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission in Clovis but she has also served on several other committees in the community. She was instrumental in […]

Convenience store expanding

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jimmie Amerson, job superintendent with Steward Builders of Weatherford, Texas, checks the bolt pattern Monday in the foundation of the Allsup’s store at 21st and Prince streets. CNJ staff Work is under way on a project that will more than double the size of a convenience store at one of […]

Dairies work to keep milk antibiotic-free

Argen Duncan While people may worry about overexposure to antibiotics, local dairy industry representatives say a system of safety checks keep those substances out of milk produced in the area. “Most antibiotics in the dairy industry are used in a very cautious manner, and there are several reasons for that caution,” said dairy owner Alva […]

Animals can never be too smart

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist One of the grandest sights in the world, in my opinion, is watching a cow dog at work. A bird dog is just as neat. Riding a champion cutting horse or barrel racing horse is an extra special thrill because you and the animal are doing something exciting together. […]

Weekly update — Sept. 27

Street improvements and a new animal control building are among priorities the city of Clovis has outlined in its infrastructure capital improvement plan. The plan, which is required by state Department of Finance and Administration, outlines projects the city would like to work on, if capital outlay or other funding sources become available between 2012 […]

Construction site burglaries total more than $1,600 in losses

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Five homes under construction in northeast Clovis were burglarized Sept. 10. Police say workers can curb thefts by removing tools and supplies from work sites or by adequately securing them. Sharna Johnson High-dollar tools and building supplies can be appealing to thieves, making construction sites targets of opportunity. Tools, materials […]

Our people: Agent of Service

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Erinn Burch of Clovis is a mother of two and runs United Way of Eastern New Mexico. Erinn Burch of Clovis has run the United Way of Eastern New Mexico for eight years. She said she enjoys her work because everyone she works with is working to improve the community.

God led young man to love, life’s work

I heard the story of a young man whose life has changed — all because he wanted to date a girl. Here is the story: Julian was going to a university and working full time to obtain his college degree. In his words, his goal was “to get his MBA, manage his own business, make […]

Roosevelt County junior livestock sale numbers up

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Argen Duncan: Portales News-Tribune Layni Breshears of Dora FFA shows her Grand Champion pig off to buyers at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale on Friday evening. Fifty-four FFA and 4-H members had a slot in the sale. Argen Duncan The community clapped as the auctioneer called, and 54 young people saw their hard […]

Religion feature: Bug love transitions to mission work

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jack Quaif of Clovis applies a tire to a 1973 Volkswagen Bus Monday afternoon at his shop. The vehicle, which was donated by his late friend Lonnie Cross, will be restored and donated to a family in need through the Bugs4Christ organization. Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jack Quaif’s life […]

Foreman: Mabry road work temporary fix

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A resurfacing of Mabry Drive from Prince Street to Norris Street has been finished, and a state crew starts Tuesday on resurfacing from Prince Street to Thornton Street. Maintenance Foreman Lee Marquez said the project is supposed to keep the road together until a more complete project starts 18 months […]

McGee: That new-fangled 21st century work ethic

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Did we waste our time back in the 20th century having a work ethic? You know, being on time for a job, finishing a job, stuff like that. It seems there’s a new way of doing things here in the 21st century. This came to mind when I ran into […]

Work a-plenty at H-Bar Ranch

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Courtesy photo An old postcard with a posed photo of the H-Bar and cowhands that claims Billy the Kid was taken to the “X-Bar” after he was shot ” totally false, of course. Also, no self-respecting cowhand would have been caught dead wearing fur chaps. Ruth White Burns Editor’s Note: This is the latest in […]