Candidate Profiles: County Commission District 4

Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted. Seth H. Martin Party affiliation: Republican Age: 35 Occupation: Farmer/ small business Previous elected offices: None

June 3 Primary Election Ballot, Voting Locations

Primary Election: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 3U.S. President (All Curry County Precincts)(Democrat) Caucus Feb. 5, 2008(Republican) John McCain(Republican) Ron PaulU.S. Senate(Democrat) Tom Udall(Republican) Steve Pearce(Republican) Heather A. WilsonU.S. Representative, District 3 (All Curry County Precincts)(Democrat) Ben R. Lujan(Democrat) Donald H. Wiviott(Democrat) Benny J. Shendo Jr.(Democrat) Harry B. Montoya(Democrat) Jon Adams(Democrat) Rudy Martin(Republican) Marco […]

With proper parenting, TV is good

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist My 20-month-old daughter clearly knows Sponge Bob Squarepants (“Bub-bob”) and can sing the song well enough that even non-family members recognize it. She is also more than familiar with Dora and Diego; I think she expects them to come over for a visit any minute now. A few years ago, […]

Company untold key to Clovis development

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Most people go by the old Clovis Mill and Elevator Co. on the second block of First Street, east of Main, by the railroad tracks, and never realize the jewel it became. Lester Stone came in 1917 and was the founder of the Clovis Mill and Elevator Co., but it […]

Silver screen offers plenty of heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.” So begins the Shakespearean play, Richard III, as the misanthropic and misshapen title character vents his ambiguous response to his brother’s attainment of the throne. Anybody who has been exposed to this drama knows that […]

June 1, 2008 Engagements

Franse-Carter James Franse of Farwell and Susan Franse of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Julie Nicole Franse, to Will Scott Carter, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Marilyn Carter of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 12, 2008, at Hotel Albuquerque. The reception will […]

June 1, 2008 Births

Long Kyla Leigh Ann Long was born May 22, 2008, to Larry and Tracy Long of Corpus Christi, Texas, at Woman’s Bay Area Hospital in Corpus Christi. She weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces. She has a 2-year old sister, Savanah Renae Long. Grandparents are Mary Jo Jones of Clovis and Jan and Mike Nolan […]

June 1, 2008 Senior Happenings

June 1, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: I Know What You’re Thinking: Using the Four Codes of Reading People to Improve Your Life by Lillian Glass helps you develop a new set of skills that will make you more perceptive to other people and to your own style. Bridge of Sighs by […]

Golfers count on lucky charms

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Richard Garcia takes a swing at the third whole of Clovis Municipal Golf Course while his friends watch. The group varies in size from 2 to 14 players. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For some golfers, the game cannot go on unless they have their lucky […]

He was a little animated

Coming Sunday: Did you know a Clovis native was once a big part of the Pixar animation studio?

19th SOS establishes detachment at Cannon Air Force Base

AFSOC training unit at Cannon

Melrose hires female police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jennifer Dreiling will begin her first day as Melrose police chief on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Melrose’s first female police chief starts work Monday. Melrose Mayor and Personnel Manager Lance Pyle hired Jennifer Dreiling, 30, during Thursday’s city commission meeting. Dreiling, a 1996 Clovis High School graduate, […]

Certain people have good timing

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist

Park prepares for annual concert

Freedom New Mexico The Oasis State Park staff is preparing with the third annual Old Tyme Music concert. The funds raised by the concert go directly to the Friends of Oasis and are used for improvements at the park. The group and the state parks department must agree on how the money is used. The […]

First Person: County maintenance man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lee Delk says his life is his grandchildren. Lee Delk has been dubbed the king of poo. As Curry County’s maintenance supervisor he and his crew of six are responsible for the maintenance of all county buildings and property, including the roof tops of many of the buildings where pigeons […]

He’s no ‘Big, bad John’

Entertainer Jimmy Dean and his wife Donna recently donated $1 million to Wayland Baptist University’s Second Century Campaign.

May 30, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. 20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger — 7 a.m. Clovis Wal-Mart to Portales Wal-Mart. Walk to raise awareness of New Mexico’s hunger problem and collect food […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they […]