Latest round of ethics laws full of loopholes

By Freedom Newspapers The problem with ethics legislation of the kind just passed by both houses of Congress (now awaiting President Bush’s signature, not an entirely foregone conclusion), is that it addresses the symptom rather than the disease. It would hardly be tragic if the current bill became law, but it would be a mistake […]

Aug. 31, 1961

Steps to halt an attempt by the state to take over plumbing inspections in Clovis were taken at a special meeting of the city commissioners. … Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, county clerk, received an autographed picture of President Kennedy. The inscription read “To my fellow sustaining member of the Democratic Party.” … State Farm Servicing Agent […]

Aug. 30, 1941

State Police Capt. A.P. Winston received notice that he had been selected as one of five in the United States for a scholarship of Automotive Safety Foundation at the Northwestern University Traffic Institute. … Veterinarian E.E. Kraus was a distributor for Lice Oil Spray. … Clovis Livestock Sales reported that prices for fat cows were […]

Aug. 29, 1950

An advertisement for Coca-Cola listed a six bottle carton of soda for 25 cents. … Jack Skipworth, Clovis rodeo roper, filed a lawsuit in district court after his champion horse “Big Red” escaped another man’s stable and was hit by a car. Skipworth claimed the man did not have the authorization to put Skipworth’s horse […]

Aug. 28, 1927

The Service Troop of the 111th Cavalry for the New Mexico National Guard, stationed in Clovis, won the silver cup awarded to the unit with the best kept equipment and camp area. … Daniel Boone, assistant cashier of the Clovis National Bank, left for New York to embark for the American Legion convention in Paris. […]

Aug. 27, 1921

Wrigley’s chewing gum claimed to keep teeth clean, breath sweet and throat soothed in an advertisement. … A number of citizens met at the courthouse to hear discussion of the 11 amendments to the constitution by members appointed by the forum committee of the Chamber of Commerce. It was noted there were few Republicans and […]

Aug. 26, 1939

L.T. Shirley of Clovis was elected president of the New Mexico Laundry Owners Association during the final session of the convention held in Clovis. …Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, located at 412 Pile, was taking registration for dance classes. … State Police Sgt. A.P. Winston said “a nominal charge of 50 cents would be made […]

Aug. 25, 1961

The Clovis News-Journal reported that an eclipse of the moon would be visible starting at 6:35 p.m. … Zale’s, located at 310 Main, offered a complete watch overhaul for $5.95 in an advertisement. … Lettermen returning to help the Clovis High Wildcat backfield were fullback Leon Balch, halfback Billy Robinson and halfback Jimmy Reynolds.

Defense crucial for Zias

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry ENMU freshman Sara Torres works on ball control during a drill in the Zias’ practice session on Tuesday morning. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will take on a bit of a different look this fall. Four players who were original […]

Acreage proposed for biogas facility

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city will give 20 acres of county land it plans to purchase to a New Jersey energy company for its biogas facility under a plan proposed to the City Commission. During a special meeting Tuesday, the Commission approved the introduction of an ordinance to purchase the land for […]

Commission OKs industrial park design

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners approved the design Tuesday for the Clovis Industrial Park, which will be constructed in the county. Plans are already under way for two biodiesel plants in the 237-acre park, and it could include a business incubator, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. […]

Sheriff tests out stun gun

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Deputy Sandy Loomis, right, shows commissioners two Taser probes taped to the back of Sheriff Matt Murray. Deputies opted to tape the probes for the demonstration because when shot from the hand-held unit they can tear or burn clothing. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Supported by a deputy on […]

Military Digest: Holt

Army Reserve Pvt. Jason N. Holt has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of Rex Holt of Clovis, and a 2001 graduate of Clovis Christian School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the […]

Cannon Appreciation Day planned for Friday

CNJ Staff Cannon Appreciation Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Unity Park. The event, which is hosted by the Committee of 50 and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, is open to all base personnel and their families. A free picnic lunch will be served, and prizes, including televisions […]

Research: Paris would make great VP

By kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I regret having to write this column because I’m likely to come off as condescending. But I’m probably smarter than you. I know you can’t see it from these first few sentences, and you certainly can’t see it from the black-and-white picture accompanying the column. I’m smarter because every morning […]

Terror suspects treated without shadow of doubt

By Freedom Newspapers One news story painted the conviction Thursday of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as “a significant victory for the Bush administration.” It was far from that. If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. Padilla, 36, is the former Chicago gang member who converted to Islam and […]

Air Force press release: New mission approved

Release #07-015 August 21, 2007   AFSOC TO STAND UP WING AT CANNON AFB OCT. 1   HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Command got a green light to press forward with its plans to stand up a special operations wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.   Mr. William C. Anderson, assistant […]

Special ops transition finalized

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Courtesy photo: Sue Sap, U.S. Air Force The first-of-its-kind MC-130W was presented to Air Force Special Operations Command in a ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., in June of 2006. The highly modified C-130 will replace special operations aircraft lost in combat. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to […]

Mercury reaches triple digits

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis experienced its first two triple-digit temperature days in 2007 on Sunday and Monday. The temperature climbed to 103 degrees on Monday after peaking at 100 on Sunday, according to AccuWeather.com The record high for Aug. 20 is 105 set in 1930, according to AccuWeather.com data that dates to […]

Fair concludes without typical rainy weather

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Ticket sales for the Curry County Fair totalled about $88,000. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Preparations for this year’s Curry County Fair included roof work and chip sealing of the food court area in case of rain. But not a drop fell during last week’s fair, a rarity according […]