Businesses close for day to remember Reagan

By Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER Federal, state and city offices will be closed Friday to observe a day of remembrance for the life of President Ronald Reagan. A funeral service for Reagan will be held Friday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Reagan’s body will then be flown to California, where it will […]

Trucker killed west of Melrose

New Mexico State Police Officer Abel Mireles investigates the scene where two trucks collided near Tolar Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60/84 killing William Edward Paul of Scottsboro, Ala. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A fatal truck crash west of Melrose shut down the BNSF railroad and Highway 60/84 for hours on […]

Habitat helps area families own homes

By Kevin Wilson Randy Lee is working off 500 hours of community service, and he couldn’t be any happier to have the obligation. Lee, an employee for the city of Portales, was one of several Habitat for Humanity members that spent Saturday morning working on the construction of what will be his new house at […]

Organizations 4/4

Friendship Rebekah Lodge The Friendship Rebekah Lodge installed new officers. Vicky Howard was installed noble grand and Evelyn Calder will serve as vice grand. Mary Dorris is secretary/treasurer. The appointed officers are Elzona Vogamore, right support to the noble grand; Wanda Scott as conductor; Allene Luther as Warden; Robbie Wicker as chaplain; Serena Goar as […]

Organizations 2/22

Joint Veterans Council The Joint Veterans Council met on Feb. 4, 2004, at the Elks Lodge. Meeting called to order at 1900 hours by chairman Morris. Guests were John Fondrick N.M.D.O.Vs, Jim Smith D.A.V. Minutes of the meeting held on Jan. 7, 2004, approved as distributed. Jim Couman (USMC) stated that Memorial Day ceremony would […]

New Mexico mountie retires

Reporter’s Notebook Wayne “Dick” Higgs, 79, recently retired from the New Mexico Mounted Patrol after 30 years of volunteer service. He began volunteering for the Mounted Patrol in 1975 while employed by the State Highway Department. In the 1940s, the Mounted Patrol rode horses, but by the time Higgs began volunteering, he rode with the […]

Police find mobile meth lab

CNJ STAFF REPORT Clovis police shut down a gas station for more than five hours Saturday afternoon and closed off Seventh Street for about 2 1/2 hours following discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a parked car. According to Lt. Patrick Whitney, the proximity of the mobile meth lab to the gas pumps gave police […]

Saddam chronology

The Associated Press A glance at the life of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein: April 28, 1937 – Born in village near desert town of Tikrit, north of Baghdad. 1957 – Joins underground Baath Socialist Party. 1958 – Arrested for killing his brother-in-law, a Communist, spends six months in prison. Oct. 7, 1959 – On […]

Business Briefs 11/4

Businesses training may get money back New or expanding companies that need to train employees to produce a product may be eligible for reimbursement of part of their training cost under the state Economic Development Department’s Industrial Development Training Program, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. In rural New Mexico, […]

Halloween fun haunts area

STAFF REPORT Area Halloween events will kick off this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. when Clovis Community College sponsors a trick or treating event in the Commons area. Those interested in further information may call the college at 769-2811. Remaining celebrations on Friday include: Clovis Designated trick-or-treat hours 6-9 p.m. > 5-8 p.m.: Clovis […]

Clovis police say Halloween not a problem

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say Halloween hasn’t been a major cause of trouble in Clovis in past years, and they hope this year’s holiday also will be quiet. Unlike in other communities where crime erupts on Oct. 31, in Clovis aggressive patrolling by police officers usually succeeds in limiting crime to petty vandalism, […]

Moments connect life, good or bad

By Judy Brandon Several years ago, I went to a women’s conference and heard an array of speakers. The keynote speaker really stood out because her speech was simple. She only said four things: –Life is made up of moments. –Some of those moments are good. –Some of those moments are bad. –And most of […]

Unit to help rape victims

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sexual assault victims in eastern New Mexico have a new place to turn for help. Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis has organized the state’s fifth Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Unit and has a staff of seven nurses and one doctor who have received special training to help victims of rape, […]