Cherry, Ozell

Ozell Cherry Services: Have ben held. Ms. Ozell Higginbotham Cherry, 77, of Muleshoe, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1926, in Bailey County, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Muleshoe. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was employed […]

Governor doles out funds

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Gov. Bill Richardson talks to Brian Condit, right, with legal and political affairs, and Caleb Chandler, center, of Clovis, after a press conference Wednesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Jack King Clovis will get $800,000 from $10.5 million in federal money allocated for the southeastern and southern parts of the state, Gov. Bill Richardson announced […]

Bodybuilding detective

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Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum poses with his trophies and 28 cartons representing 504 eggs he ate while training for the Mid-USA/New Mexico State Bodybuilding Championships July 12 in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum has always enjoyed weightlifting and working out to stay in shape. But he […]

Board to seek fed money

By Jack King The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will prepare an authorization request for Congress seeking federal money for the project by Aug. 13, even though a financial study showing how its members will pay for the project has not been completed. The board of the water authority, which is planning a Ute […]

Holding company to buy FirstBank

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis bank whose history dates back to 1934 has agreed to be acquired by First National Bank Holding Company, a company with subsidiaries in Arizona and Nevada. Norman Corzine, chairman of the board for the holding company that owns FirstBank in Clovis, said the acquisition will be good for Clovis […]

Rally shows off different kind of hog

By Gary Mitchell Like the fabled Phoenix rising from its own ashes, the Badlands Street Party has the makings of success after its earlier demise, organizers say. “We’re pretty pleased,” said Brent Capshaw, an event organizer. “For something that was belly-up and canceled about six months ago, it’s coming along well, thanks to the effort […]

State awards program seeking nominees

The New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards is looking for a dozen residents to honor as role models. In its 33rd year, the state program recognizes volunteerism and public service and improvement of government by citizens and government employees. The program is particularly interested in nominations from outside the metro areas and from New Mexico’s […]

Police Blotter 7/24

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Clovis woman getting ready to leave for a job interview at about 2 p.m. Friday forgot some items she needed for the interview, left her car running while she went into her apartment at the 1000 block of MLK to […]

State legislators get Christmas in July

By Ned Cantwell It is now officially illegal to hate in the state of New Mexico if one commits a crime based on that hate. Hate is also a biblical no-no. Interesting thought: If people paid attention to what’s in the Good Book, would we need legislators? New Mexico legislators, though, certainly do adhere to […]

Cues crucial in Clovis Community College play

By Helena Rodriguez Pulling off a wildly funny Neil Simon play where rumors fly and doors constantly open and shut is not about location, said actress Trenity J. Hill, it’s about timing. Cues are relative in Clovis Community Colleges’ upcoming play, “Rumors,” which another cast member, Chris Journey, describes not so much as a “whodunit,” […]

‘League’ not a summer film

By Stacy Allen I thought “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” was an adequate movie for the summer. Unfortunately, it opened at a bad time. I feel I would have enjoyed this movie more if it had come out earlier in the summer. Sean Connery, a name well-known around the world, is the No. 1 star […]

Connolly, Rose

Rose Connolly Services: Have been held. Ms. Rose Katherine Connolly, 66, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Greenville, Miss., to Frank and Tena Maranto Mason. She came to Clovis in June 1978. She was a Catholic. Family members said she enjoyed traveling […]

School board discusses parking ordinance

By Gary Mitchell City residents around Clovis High School — if not the entire city — may have to purchase permits to park in front of their own residences because of complaints of students parking off campus. Clovis school officials are considering submitting an ordinance to that effect to the city after a number of […]

Richardson to hold local press conference

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson will stop in Clovis this morning to announce funding allocations for critical water and housing projects in this part of the state, according to state officials. The governor was to field a news conference in the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library from 8:30-9:15 a.m. today to announce funding […]

Muleshoe firm sends goods to Iraq

By Eric Butler If Burton Brown comes across a sack of black-eyed peas from the Texas Panhandle while he’s stationed in Iraq, he’ll have Debbie Nickels of Muleshoe Pea and Bean to thank for the reminder of home. Brown, son of Mac Brown of Muleshoe and Jama Meritt of Lubbock, is in Iraq with the […]

College removing problematic mulberry

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials are fed up with the light red, dime-sized berries that fall every summer from a mulberry tree near the Golden Library. University officials said students using a nearby sidewalk track the fruit’s pinkish juices onto carpets in the library, causing irremovable stains. Each August, the […]

Milk truck decals to tout university

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Milk has a reputation of promoting healthy teeth and bones. The dairy product will also promote Eastern New Mexico University in the near future. About 100 new milk trucks to arrive at Milk Transport Services in Portales are slated to bear a large green decal that reads: “Got College? Eastern […]

Police Blotter 7/23

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: After receiving a call about noon on Wednesday that a woman was threatening to throw herself in front of traffic on the 1600 block of East Second Street, police separated a feuding couple staying in a Clovis hotel. Police left after […]

Family celebrates 50 years of celebrating

They keep coming back for more family fun. The Walter Baldock family has gathered on the fourth weekend in July each summer for the past 50 years to celebrate their family ties and renew relationships. This Friday through Sunday, the Baldocks will gather for their 50th annual reunion at Manzano Mountain State Park near Mountainair, […]

House moving a chore

By Don McAlavy House moving is not the most causal job in the world. In the summer of 1950, Homer Bennett and his six-man Clovis crew of house movers went to Dawson up near Raton to move the homes of 2,500 people. Bennett’s job was to jack up and move out all the buildings to […]