Business Briefs 11/25

Realtors raise $3,738 for campaign costs Roswell, Hobbs and Clovis Realtor associations have surpassed their 2003 fund-raising goals for the Realtors Political Action Committee and have received special recognition from RPAC of New Mexico. The Clovis Board of Realtors raised $3,738. Its original goal was $960. The money was contributed by 42.2 percent of its […]

Nobody does it better

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Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bish, of the 523rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Weapons Flight, checks for damage to a launcher on an F-16 fighter jet Friday at Cannon. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — When asked how Cannon’s 27th Maintenance Group won the Daedalian Award for being the […]

Cheese plant will bring jobs, but worries for some

By Glen Seeber Cheese is the bait. Jobs are the target. Chase Gentry, executive director of Clovis Industrial Development Corp., said a proposed cheese-processing plant could directly and indirectly produce more than 1,000 jobs if it opens as planned in 2005. But some area residents have concerns about the plans. “We need the economic value […]

Cold Snap

By Jack King With the temperatures dropping, some Clovis merchants and the Clovis Fire Department had tips for residents Sunday on how to protect their homes, yards and cars from the icy effects. Clovis Fire Department Lt. J. D. Hileman said with furnaces and heaters going on inside, the department urges everyone to obtain carbon […]

TRICARE may become available to reservists

Tom Philpott o Critics say move too costly, won’t solve problems. Dr. William Winkenwerder, the Defense Department’s top health official, has a task force working to implement healthcare gains for reserve and National Guard forces that Congress approved this month. That includes opening TRICARE, on a cost-share basis, to non-mobilized reservists who are unemployed or […]

Medicare proposal does not consider long-term effects

Freedom newspapers T he congressional debate over Medicare — mainly centered on whether to add a prescription drug benefit to the health-care program for older Americans, although other issues are in play — almost looks like an inversion of the conventional wisdom. Republicans, including former House speaker and general gadfly Newt Gingrich, are pressing to […]

Confessions of a Portales quotation addict

Bob Huber I’m addicted to collecting memorable quotes. I can’t help it. I have shoeboxes full. My wife Marilyn often called me a poor man’s “Reader’s Digest” looking for a bathroom. At one time I thought I should categorize all my quotes — you know, with headings like “Stupid Remarks,” or “Racy Statements.” I never […]

Customers will decide economic growth

From the Editor’s Desk Not everyone is thrilled with the region’s recent economic growth. Some longtime residents are concerned that newcomers will mean dramatic and unpleasant change. Mom-and-pop businesses, they fear, will be driven out by the likes of Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby, Hastings and other chain stores that have opened in Clovis in recent weeks. […]

Don’t be one of Job’s friends

DON’T BE ONE OF JOB’S FRIENDS The Book of Job is the textbook on suffering. Open it and you’ll see an extraordinarily good man undergoing extraordinarily terrible affliction. He loses his family (except his wife, and keeping her might easily be counted among his afflictions!), his wealth, and his health. He’s reduced to sitting on […]

Prep basketball summaries

Friday Boys Clovis 64, Amarillo Tascosa 42 Clovis (2-0) — Bud Willis 3 3-6 9, Tizrick Phillips 1 0-0 2, Zac Watters 3 1-3 7, Jordan Moore 2 2-2 7, Wendell Belford 0 0-0 0, Justin Pinckney 9 1-2 19, Chris Finch 0 0-0 0, Dominique Easterlin 6 4-5 16, Jermaine Davis 1 2-2 4. […]

Fab 5

CNJ staff Top area performances in the past week: o Eastern junior Laci Lee finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds in Friday’s 59-57 win over Grand Canyon University. o Clovis junior Dominique Easterlin had 20 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s season-opening 80-29 win over Hereford. o Farwell senior Kyra Christian scored 16 points, […]

Upset, Grande

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Clovis defenders Carlos Gallo (left) and Jonathan Sweet sandwich Rio Grande QB Doug McDaniel. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Rio Grande did something to an Eric Roanhaus-coached team that no one has been able to do for more than a quarter of a century — beat the Clovis Wildcats in the first […]

La Cueva routs defending champs

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Undefeated and top-ranked La Cueva beat defending state champion but turnover-plagued Las Cruces 63-0 Saturday in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs. Jake Bowe returned the opening kickoff more than 80 yards for a touchdown and after that everything went right for La Cueva. Almost everything went wrong […]

Texico finishes as unbeaten champs

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Texico senior Mark Peabody was one of two Wolverines to finish with more than 100 rushing yards in Saturday’s Class 1A championship game. Current-Argus photo by Mike Limm. By Dave Wagner LOVING — Texico finished the season unbeaten but not unchallenged. Locked in a dogfight with District 3-1A rival Loving, the top-ranked Wolverines scored two […]

No. 16 Bobcats bounce Hounds

CNJ staff MARYVILLE, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State, ranked No. 16 in the NCAA Division II preseason poll, stayed perfect on the season with a 90-82 win over Eastern New Mexico in the championship game of the 28th annual Ryland Milner Classic, hosted by the Bearcats. The Greyhounds shot a blistering 63 percent from the […]

Zias fall in Classic final

CNJ staff PHOENIX — Despite having only one player reach double figures in scoring, Fort Lewis College defeated Eastern New Mexico 63-60 in the championship game of the Canyon Classic at Grand Canyon University. Amy Mohr led all scorers with 20 points and 10 rebounds, as the Skyhawks improved to 4-0 on the season. Fort […]

Locals strut the catwalk

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Lauren Ware, 11, of Clovis models an outfit during the Women’s Initiative Network Holiday Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch sponsored by the United Way Saturday at K-Bob’s in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina During the week, Kathy Wright works as the manager and vice-president of New Mexico American Water. But […]

Building of cheese plant could begin in January

By Glen Seeber If funding for an expansion to Clovis’ wastewater treatment plant is approved during a special city commission meeting on Monday, groundbreaking for a multi-million dollar cheese-processing plant could happen as early as January. “I would be a little out of line if I predicted how the vote would go, but I am […]

OSHA probes silo death

By Darrell Todd Maurina The general manager of AGP Grain Marketing’s elevator operations in Texas said the man who died Thursday in a Farwell grain elevator perished in wheat only 8 to 12 feet deep. Ben Brandvik said much of his time over the last few days has been spent trying to make sure employees […]

Pagans claim they are not misanthropic, just misunderstood

By Mike Linn They don’t worship the devil. They don’t prick voodoo dolls with pins. And while some members call themselves Wiccans, or witches, they say they don’t attempt to impose evil spells on their enemies. About 20 members of a newly formed Eastern New Mexico University group of college students call themselves pagans. One […]