Senators demand base closing data

By Lolita C. Baldor: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senators scrambling to head off proposed military base closings in their states are pressing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to release all the data used to decide which facilities to shut down. Nearly two dozen senators from Maine to Nevada signed a letter to Rumsfeld, saying […]

Steed-Todd Funeral Home changes hands

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Steed-Todd Funeral Home changed hands Tuesday when Houston-based Service Corporation International sold the funeral home to Legacy Funeral Services of New Mexico, LLC, also based in Houston. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Some things have been associated with Clovis since its inception in 1907 — the railroad switch, prairie grass […]

Local entertainment club closed down

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A local entertainment club is relocating its music events to the Lyceum Theatre on Main Street after its previous establishment was closed down by the city of Clovis for operating without a business license. The city closed down a warehouse known as The Hole at 1505 Mabry Dr. on […]

Summer of road projects ahead for city, county

CNJ staff Clovis and Curry County will be busy with road projects this summer, according to city and county officials. The majority of city projects will be on residential streets, said Public Works Director Harry Wang, where they will overlay current roads with a hot mix asphalt. The residential street projects are all funded through […]

Roosevelt County pledges money to base effort

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County commissioners are in, making it all four government entities in Curry and Roosevelt counties donating money towards lobbying efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. Commissioners approved a $50,000 donation into the funding for lobbying and marketing efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. The vote […]

Clovis resident appointed to state Rodeo Council

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Gloria Wicker of Clovis was recently appointed to the New Mexico Rodeo Council, according to Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. A former city commissioner, Wicker currently serves on the board for the High Plains Rodeo Association. She said she applied for the position in April because she wanted to get […]

Getting Cannon off BRAC list still supercedes ‘Plan B’

Freedom Newspapers So here we are, 14 days into the rollercoaster ride of emotions tied to Cannon Air Force Base being targeted by the Defense Department and the Air Force to close. Now we’re exactly four weeks away from arguing our case against that decision before the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Let’s take stock […]

5/27 BRAC letters to the editor

Clovis’ future economically sound I worked 38 years at Cannon Air Force Base, first as the Coca Cola man and later as a civil servant. I retired in 2002 as deputy chief of civil engineer operations. I saw Cannon transform from a base of vintage buildings to the modern, highly sophisticated base it is today. […]

Telephones made simpler by prioritizing

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist “I don’t like answering the phone. The phone ringing always means bad news.” I can’t remember who told me that. It’s one of those sayings that are kind of closed minded, no room for negotiation. But I kind of/sort of agree with my long-forgotten acquaintance about the telephone. I’m really […]

Bautista, Maria

Maria Bautista Services:Have been held. Maria Francisca Bautista, 66, of Farwell, died Monday, May 23, 2005. She was a resident of Farwell for the past five years. She moved from Friona where she had lived for 38 years. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Juan Bautista Jr. of Idalou, Texas, Pedro […]

Zias sign eight players

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball co-coaches Dustin Klafka and Dan Buzard are reshaping the Zias for the 2005-06 season. Klafka, who filled in as acting head coach last season with Buzard sidelined by a cancerous brain tumor, said most of the team’s recruits are in place […]

Some helpful hints for graduating seniors

By Judy Brandon I have been thinking about school days this past week and my K-12 school experience. Graduation was last week and many parents and members of extended family sat as they watched their seniors graduate. Just possibly this question was on their minds: “Where have the years gone?” In the fifties, I was […]

Amos 5-27

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to operate the capital shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a tribute to howie boss the other day i was so depressed i went to the phone to call dial-a-mousey- friend but a recording came on which said we re sorry […]

Grace Ministry brings Christianity into the Curry County jail

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Jeremy Flesher follows along in his Bible during Lance Clemmons’ sermon Sunday at the Curry County Detention Center. This was Flesher’s first time to attend the Grace Ministry session. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer The men filed into the room wearing an orange uniform with Curry County stamped in large […]

West, Geraldine V.

Geraldine V. West Services: Have been held. Geraldine V. West, 69, of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, May 1, 2005, in Louisville. She moved to Clovis in 1965. She moved to Kentucky in 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marty and George Smith; and a sister, Sharon West. She is survived by a […]

Smithee, Mary

Mary Charlotte Smithee, 77, of Benton, Texas, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Saline Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 29, 1927, in Quitaque, Texas, to Clyde and Agnes Tunnell. She received her master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Arkansas in 1971 and was an actuary for Citi Group Insurance for 20 […]

Rehorn, Harlan Roger

Harlan Roger Rehorn Services: Have been held. He was born Aug. 5, 1943, to Harlan and Vera Johnson Rehorn in Kansas City, Kan. He married Sharon Rehorn on May 22, 1986, in Houston. He went to Houston in 1961 and returned to Clovis in 2005. He was a retired court reporter. He is preceded in […]

Hardisty Jr. , Benjamin T.

Benjamin Thomas Hardisty Jr. Services: Have been held. Benjamin Thomas “Benny” Hardisty Jr., 80, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Sept. 22, 1924, to Benjamin Thomas and Dolly Preuit Hardisty in Lamesa, Texas. He married Nadine Scroggins on Sept. 16, 1955, in Portales. He was a […]

Dixon, Lenna

Lenna Dixon Services:Have been held. Lenna Dixon, 89, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Pleasant Hill. She was a resident of Clovis and Albuquerque most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis and was employed by First Federal Savings and Loan […]

Moreno , Paula

C Services: Have been held. Paula “Marie” Moreno, 71, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 20, 1933, in Clovis, to Tom and Paula Trujillo. She married Jose Robert Moreno on July 21, 1950, in Clovis. She worked for Curry County in the clerk’s […]