Udall stumps in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. spoke at Clovis-Carver Public Library Friday. “There is no doubt in my mind that we got ourselves into a civil war,” Udall said, speaking of the war in Iraq. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he would make sure Cannon […]

Ski season: Better late than never

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Courtesy Photo Angel Fire plans to open Dec. 15 for ski season. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ski season is happening a month later than past years, but it’s still happening. Ski resorts in New Mexico have had to postpone their openings this year due to warm temperatures and a lack of snow. Natural […]

Blessing tree event to be held Wednesday

CNJ staff The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Roosevelt County blessing treet, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A donation will put an ornament and a personalized Christmas wish on the tree. Funds will go towards United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fund-raising campaign for Roosevelt County. Donations can also […]

Power company trying to correct rate increase information

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission has received more than 700 comments about a proposed rate hike for Xcel Energy, a case manager with Xcel said. Most of those comments stem from false information, an Xcel spokesman said. Xcel’s Wes Reeves said the proposed increase, filed in May, is […]

Dec. 1, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: “Ms. I” Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. I’s” family has fallen on hard times. They recently moved from California and their house has needed major repairs. Her husband is unemployed because he is undergoing therapy for mental health problems. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have […]

Dec. 2, 1938

More than 3,000 children were expected to meet with Santa and receive a goodie bag with candy, apples, cookies and peanuts at city hall. … W.D. “Doc” Gattis proposed a plan to create Clovis’ first “Wheat Bowl” football game to be played in January. … Mrs. Simms offered clothing alteration services at the Alteration Shop, […]

Dec. 5, 1979

Gen. Lew Allen Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, arrived at Cannon Air Force Base for a one-day visit. … A 9th judicial court found a Clovis man, James L. Steele, guilty of vehicular homicide in the Sept. 1, 1978, death of his wife Allye May Steele. … A new long-distance phone […]

Positive outlook takes work

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I am always amazed when I meet people who are extremely positive no matter what happens out there. It may pour rain or thunder but nothing can take their smile away. Whenever I asked these people what their secret is, they often say, that’s just the way I have always […]

McAlavy, ‘Family Circus’ top readers’ list

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico editor To our readers, You regularly check out Curry County Historian Don McAlavy’s column and most of you don’t care for Amy Alkon’s advice column. That’s what you told us in a recent survey published in the paper. We received more than 300 responses to the surveys, most telling […]

Dentist cared for equestrian clientele

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist John Edward Homan came to Clovis in 1910. For 12 years he was a horse dentist who had his office in the Beck and Bells Wagon Yard at Second and Mitchell streets. The wagon yard was on the northwest corner. His family included his wife Myrtle and 10 children, five […]

Dec. 2 Engagement

Rump/Vernon Kent and Linda Rump of Katy, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy Rump, of Katy, Texas, to Geoff Vernon of Houston, Texas. He is the son of Steve and Ilene Vernon of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 2008, at Duchesne Academy of the […]

Dec. 2 Birth

McMath Ryan and Nicole McMath of Clovis are the parents of a 6 pound 4 ounce boy born Oct. 26, 2007 at Plains Regional Medical Center. Kolten Ryan McMath has one brother, Brennen, 21 months. Grandparents are Linda Dornak of Clovis, Pat and Nancy Bishop of Clovis and Archie and Anne McMath of Portales. Great-grandparents […]

Dec. 2 Club Notes

Curry County Federated Republican Women The Curry County Federated Republican Women meeting was held at Dakota’s Steakhouse. Sunland Peanuts representatives Garvin Chandler and Katalin Coburn gave an interesting insight into local business as well as the impact of new developments in the peanut industry. These developments include a number of new flavors of peanut butter […]

Dec. 2 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Dec. 2 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife by Cathryn Ramin explains what happens to the human brain in middle age, the factors that affect its strengths and weaknesses, and the best way to cope when your memory is not what it […]

Some holiday gifts keep on giving

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several years ago, Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a Christmas comedy about, among other things, parents attempting to latch onto the perfect, coveted and much sought after gift for their children. As is usually the case with Christmas comedy movies, there is a heartwarming underlying message about reconciliation, real […]

Dec. 2 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, juice and milk. Lunch — Sloppy joe, pasta, mini carrots, ranch dip, applesauce and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg biscuit, juice and milk. Lunch — Teriyaki rice bowl with chicken dippers, oriental veggies, fresh fruit, fortune cookie and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Fruited yogurt, graham cracker, juice and […]

Restaurant robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff Ben’s Barbecue was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night as employees were closing the restaurant, according to police. A masked male suspect took more than $1,000 in cash contained in two deposit bags, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Around 9 p.m. a female employee was in the back of the restaurant, located at […]

Quay school official announces candidacy

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Dennis J. Roch, assistant superintendent for Tucumcari schools, has announced his candidacy for the District 67 state representative position. Roch’s announcement Friday was made jointly with District 67 incumbent, Republican Brian Moore of Clayton, who said he would not seek re-election. Moore’s term expires December 2008. “I think he’s […]

Cotton harvest slim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bernadino Quisadas of Farwell inspects the gin stamp Wednesday at Farwell Gin Co. Quisadas is removing any debris from the stamp, which can be a fire hazard. By Kevin Wilson Christmastime isn’t quite as white this year as it usually is for West Texas cotton ginners. The holiday season coincides […]