Feb. 16, 1954

Directors of the Clovis Baseball Club met at Hotel Clovis to discuss plans for the West Texas-New Mexico League season. Bill Gibson was club president. … Health officials were concerned about an outbreak of rabies. Thirteen dogs and one cat had been confirmed rabid in the past three weeks. … John Parker Motors, 1200 E. […]

Turkey tales for the holiday

Football. Turkey. Sleep. Family and friends. Area residents are looking forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Here’s a sampling of plans: The holiday will be a turning point for one Clovis woman who plans to gather with friends for the first time in two years. When her husband died two years ago, Debbie […]

Student profile: Abby Garrett

By CNJ Staff Abby Garrett is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Skip and Ginger Garrett. Garrett has a 3.0 GPA. Extra-curricular activities: Basketball, FCA Hobbies: Welding, horses, playing pool and hanging out with friends. Future plans: Going to New Mexico State University to study agriculture. Note from student: Dream […]

Public input gathered for master plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Healthcare services, infrastructure and parks and recreation emerged as top concerns Monday during a meeting to gather public input on comprehensive plans for Clovis and Curry County. For Clovis resident Christy Masterson, the meeting was an opportunity to shed light on hobbled recreation in the city. “My biggest complaint […]

City, county developing master plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis and Curry County are in the process of drafting master plans for the future, which will focus on growth and infrastructure, according to officials. Using funds provided through state grants, the city and county hired an Albuquerque firm, Consensus Planning, in May to draft the […]

Sandoval, Blackburn take county commission seats

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Veteran politicians Robert Sandoval and Frank Blackburn were victors in the Curry County commissioner races on Tuesday. Sandoval defeated Fidel Madrid and Edwin Perales II during the Democratic primary election to fill the District 1 commission seat being vacated by Edwin Perales Jr. Sandoval received 132 votes. Madrid finished […]

Clovis boy meets member of Thunderbirds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Thomson’s idea of a hero is animated, has the ability to fly and is usually referred to as super. The cartoon-loving, Highland Elementary second-grader met a real-life hero Friday when Maj. Dan Mirski, Air Force Thunderbirds flight surgeon, made a surprise visit to Plains Regional Medical Center, where […]

Drug program leaves consumers confused

A Medicare prescription drug program that started Jan. 1 has caused nationwide problems as it seems to be creating consumer confusion, requiring people to choose from dozens of competing private insurance plans. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson and Kevin Wilson Consumer confusion reigns as the new Medicare prescription drug program starts up. The […]

1/17 Business Digest

Scholarships still available The deadline to submit an application for the Foundation for Rural Service College Scholarship is Feb. 3. Applications are available at area high schools, ENMR Plateau retail locations, at www.enmr.com or by calling 1-800-432-2369. Applicants for the scholarship program must meet the following criteria: • Be a graduating high school senior. • […]

Privatizing pension agency would benefit taxpayers

Freedom Newspapers The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. took another step down the slippery slope last week, according to an Associated Press story. The federal agency announced it has assumed the pension assets and claims of Falcon Products Inc., a manufacturer of commercial furniture. The two plans taken over by the agency cover about 2,300 current […]

Turkey speaks out about American holiday

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: The following interview was conducted Wednesday with Tom T. Turkey in a barnyard just south of Portales. Q. Mr. Turkey, what does the middle initial T. stand for? A. Terrified, until I realized that was a telephoto lens in your hand and not a hatchet as you came […]

Every season should bring out thankful heart

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. Christmas comes next and then Easter — which is the order of my favorite seasons. I suppose fall and all its colors of the changing season reminds me of life’s changes. We are not in one season for all the times of our […]

Officials looking at water options

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County officials, farmers and residents identified their top alternative water plans Wednesday evening during a public meeting organized by an Albuquerque based engineering and water resource consulting firm, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. Though only eight of the original 11 entities remain committed, the Ute Pipeline — […]

New Orleans planning not by ordinary citizens

CNJ Editorial The floodwaters have not receded yet — indeed they have been augmented — but the devastation that is much of New Orleans has attracted a coven of planners, visionaries, utopians, reformers and moral uplifters to dream at the Big Easy’s corpse. They don’t seek to pick the city’s bones clean, but to feast […]

Political hopefuls outline campaign views

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Ron Dolin focused on education and healthcare during his talk Tuesday at the Curry County Federated Republican Women monthly meeting. David Pfeffer believes securing America’s borders should be the federal government’s top priority. Dolin and Pfeffer are considering running for office against Democratic incumbents. Dolin, a part-time mathematics professor […]

Restaurant owner vows she’s staying

Connie Rios, an employee at Da’s Tailor Shop & Dry Cleaning, folds a pair of U.S. Air Force pants Wednesday at the shop across U.S. Highway 60/84. Rios said on a busy day she will press over 200 uniforms. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Although the customers at her Thai-food […]

New China Star on its way

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent When his restaurant went up in flames on July 18, 2004, Harry Wang was sadly there for the end of an era. The Main Street restaurant was the first in a chain of China Stars that eventually sprouted in Amarillo, Lubbock, Roswell and Albuquerque. At the urging of former customers […]

Life best when focused on God’s plans

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist With the start of school this past week, I could not help but think back to those days when our children were in school. School mornings always brought tight schedules. We were going our separate ways by 8 a.m. so that meant that everything had to pretty much come off […]

CCC board names interim president

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Becky Rowley was named interim president of Clovis Community College during Wednesday’s special meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Regents approved the motion to name Rowley to the position. Four voted yes while Regent Robert Lydick chose to abstain. Lydick was unavailable for comment. The board did not […]

Locals prepare for fair

Curtis Williams, 17, blows dirt out of the hair of his steer “Secret Weapon” Saturday at his farm in Clovis. Williams will show the 1325 pound steer in this years Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curtis Williams starts every day — even weekends — at 6 a.m. […]