Nov. 28, 2007 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Shawger Army Sgt. Richard E. Shawger has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Michael Shawger of Ashville, Ohio, and Terrie Shawger of Clovis. Shawger graduated in 2001 from Teays Valley High School in Ashville. He received a bachelor’s degree in […]

Nov. 28, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 10 a.m. Nov. 17 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Thornton for a house fire. Fire personnel extinguished the fire. Fire officials said the fire was started in three rooms. Neighbors told the […]

Local Roundup: County to discuss manager position

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission should start discussions on the search for a new county manager during its next meeting, according to Commission Chairman Albin Smith. The Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday. The Commission terminated Dick Smith’s contract as county manger during its Oct. 10 meeting. In the same meeting, commissioners unanimously appointed […]

Predictability part of ’Trotters’ charm

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I set the flash up like normal. I stood in the same spots. I said hi to the same Greyhound Arena staff. For all intents and purposes, this was a normal basketball game for me. Except it wasn’t. It was the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the third time I’d […]

Judges should uphold justice, not make policy

By Freedom New Mexico The federal courts are supposed to serve as impartial referees on questions of constitutionality, not as unelected policy-making boards or regulators. But at a time when almost every public policy dispute becomes a court case, many judges seem to have embraced their ersatz roles with gusto, further politicizing what should be […]

Q&A: Border fence won’t solve issues

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Name: Heather Wilson Candidate for: U.S. Senate Education: Air Force Academy graduate, Rhodes Scholar Experience: U.S. Congress nine years, Cabinet secretary for New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families department, National Security Council Staff at the White House during the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Warsaw […]

Alcohol sales petition sports half total signatures needed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Petitioners have collected about half the signatures required to put a proposal on the March municipal election ballot to allow Sunday alcohol sales, according to organizers. Committee for Clovis Progress spokesman Robin Howe said Monday about 1,200 signatures have been collected, but only about 350 are qualified signatures. Howe […]

Senate candidate Wilson stops in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson speaks in Portales Monday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson made her first campaign stops in eastern New Mexico on Monday with “listening sessions” in Portales and Tucumcari. “I’m used to running tough races,” said Wilson, while introducing […]

Business start-up help available

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ruth Sena opened Simply Salads in the Hilltop Plaza earlier this month, but had planned on opening the doors to the all-you-can-eat salad restaurant nearly one month before. The problem was, she custom ordered the salad bar tables, and when you’re opening one small business and not a chain, […]

Nov. 27, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: Two Children: One Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is unemployed and struggling to make it from month to month. Her holiday hopes: To give her son a happy first Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 6-9 months. Boys pant size 6-9 months. Boys shoe size child’s 2. Toys list: Push-and-go […]

It’s Their Business: Junk Be Gone

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Junk Be Gone By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Junk Be Gone What they do: They haul away unwanted items. Items that are still capable of being used are donated to the Lighthouse Mission or Salvation Army. Who’s in charge: Tony Bogusz Employees: One How long in business: Six months Hours: By appointment Contact: […]

Business Digest: Plateau ribbon cutting scheduled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A ribbon cutting is scheduled 10 a.m. today for the Plateau Superstore, located on 2701 N. Prince St. The location is the second in Clovis for Plateau, which also operates a store on the corner of Sixth and Main streets. The 30,000-square-foot building is adjacent to North Plains Mall. […]

Nov. 27 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of October: Penny Lane Type: Antiques Owner: Roger Grah Location: 318 N. Main St. Tim’s Custom Upholstery Type: Upholstery Owner: Tim Felland Location: 210 Main St. James T. Lara Jr. Type: Guns Owner: James T. Lara Jr. Location: 217 John Doe […]

Police believe fugitive has returned to area

CNJ staff Police believe a fugitive charged in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy more than two years ago has returned to the Clovis area, according to a press release from Clovis police. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Noe Torres, 28, who […]

Company founder fought valiantly for freedom

By Freedom New Mexico This month we remember the founder of our company, R.C. Hoiles, who bought the then-Santa Ana Register in 1935 and founded a company he named Freedom Newspapers. It grew into Freedom Communications, today the nation’s 12th largest media company, with operations on the Internet, in broadcast, magazines and newspapers. Hoiles launched […]

First person: Globetrotter promotes team appearance

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Hailey McGill, right, a houseparent’s daughter at New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, tries to catch on to the secret of spinning a basketball on your finger as demonstrated by Herbert “Moo Moo” Evans of the Harlem Globetrotters. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The Harlem Globetrotters, who have been […]

Regis cruises past Hounds

CNJ staff DENVER — Regis University shot 61 percent from the floor, including 75 percent after halftime, and the Rangers rolled to a 96-71 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Saturday night. Senior forward Jeremey Gibson posted career highs with 39 points and 15 rebounds for the Rangers (2-0), who opened their season […]

Pueblo uses lengthy run to beat Zias

CNJ staff DENVER — Senior guard Kaylon Miller tied a career-high with 16 points, 13 in the second half, and Colorado State-Pueblo used a 17-0 run spanning both halves Saturday en route to a 71-50 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s women in Metro State’s Thanksgiving Classic. The ThunderWolves (4-0) are off to their best […]

Local Roundup: Fair board early elections planned

CNJ staff Early election for Curry County Fair Board of Directors is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Only voters who registered by Oct. 1 can vote in this election. Voting will take place at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Regular elections are Dec. 3. Candidates for the position are Cary Crist […]

Patronage varies on Black Friday

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Electronics Boutique Games sold out of video game consoles within five minutes of opening on Black Friday, according to Store Manager Bill O’Shea. Located at North Plains Mall, the video game store along with other stores at the mall opened at about 6 a.m. Friday. Some Clovis retail store […]